Life-long anemic. Low iron on every blood draw or attempt to donate blood ever done.
I eat plenty of meat. I even eat liver. Frozen grass-fed liver pills. Ugh.
I know we are not supposed to supplement iron, that it reacts somehow with mercury.
I know the mag people say the same, that taking mag will raise iron (it doesn’t for me).
I know that anemia is a sign gluten intolerance and celiac, and I know that the only time iron supplementing raised my levels was once I got off gluten.
But it doesn’t stay raised.
When I skip taking my iron, I get breathless and hypothyroid.
Which is what has happened AGAIN since I stopped taking it after reading that it reacts badly with mercury.
What’s a girl to do?
Depending who you ask, you will get different answers. Mostly people say avoid it! It’s dangerous, take more mag!
Well, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Right?
Happily, the Andy Cutler group is more reasonable about this:
Take the iron. Chelate. Eventually you shouldn’t need to take it as often or at all.
How’s that for practical?
I’m just going to go with it and stop stressing every time I take my iron. It gives me energy, it keeps me breathing, life is just better when I take it.