In this episode re-release, Dr. Toni discusses why it’s so important for perimenopausal mamas and their kids to get enough iron. Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency worldwide and is crucial for optimal energy, mental health, sleep and brain function.

In this episode, we cover:

  • The difference between iron deficiency and anemia
  • The top 5 reasons why iron is so important for you and your kids
  • The signs and symptoms of iron deficiency you need to know
  • The lab tests you need to know your iron levels
  • How to prevent iron deficiency in you and your kids

Food Source:Iron content (in mg Fe) per 100 g
Animal sources (bioavailability about 20%)
Liver (pork or veal)18
Dry beef9.8
Egg yolk5.5
Beef fillet2.3
Plant sources (bioavailability about 5%)
Wheat bran16.0
Sesame seeds14.6
Soy beans9.7
White beans7.0
Dried apricots5.2
Spinach (limited due to oxalate content)2.7
Whole grain bread2.4
Green beans1.0

Source: SPOG Pediatric Hematology Working Group

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