The Diagnosis

A few years ago, during a routine physical, my blood tests revealed abnormally low iron. My doctor prescribed iron tablets, which I took religiously. My next blood tests revealed that my iron had dropped considerably lower. My doctor upped my iron intake, and I changed my diet to ensure I ate as much iron as humanly possible, and that I did everything in my power to make sure my body absorbed it. Milk, fiber and caffeine can block iron absorption, whereas vitamin c can increase it. I worked so hard, and was so proud of myself only to find my levels had dropped even further. Also with the change in diet, and the massive amount of iron I was taking, my body had revolted and given me in exchange massive heartburn. Continue reading “The Diagnosis”