- Lower oxygen being brought to the cells in your brain will cause irritability and lack of concentration.
  • - Iron is needed to maintain a healthy immune system. Are you feeling consistently ill?
  • - Those who eat less or no red meat have a higher chance of this. Iron can be found in other food sources but our bodies get a higher percentage of the iron in red meat than in those alternatives.
  • - The more you train, the more iron your body needs. The more you train, the more you use up the iron you have.
  • - Iron can be lost due to injury, sweat, menstruation and even from heavy hitting of the heel. All you runners out there beware!
  • - Low iron levels can cause so many small nuisances but they all add up to one very annoyed ME: irritability, lack of motivation, fatigue, loss of interest, poor appetite. This is not cool and I refuse to accept this!
  • Not even knowing about the possibility of being iron deficient is kind of scary. I take all precautions to ensure that I eat a well balanced diet and that I get all the nutrients that I should need. All it took was a simple blood test during a simple physical and quite a few problems have become clear. All of my clients rely on my judgment when it comes to illness and injury and the second thing I tell them is that they should talk to a doctor! The first being that they are always correct in talking about it and not just sweeping irritations under the rug. (The good news is, I don’t have cancer. Sometimes even I need just a little reassurance.)