Did you know iron deficiency is the most common micro nutrient deficiency in the world?
It plays a vital role in the body. Supports a healthy immune system, carries oxygen around the body and is essential for making red blood cells. Research shows if you are not eating iron rich foods, or your body is not absorbing the iron correctly, you may start feeling tired and weak, you may get sick more easily, and your exercise performance may be significantly reduced.
There are two types of iron found in foods:
Certain individuals are more likely to become iron deficient:
Here are some handy tips to improve iron absorption:
For more detailed advice on how to improve your iron levels, contact us at email@example.com to find out how our Dietitian, Phoebe can help you.
This appointment runs for 60 mins.
An initial consultation with Phoebe involves assessing your current health status (medical history, anthropometric measures, food diary, physical activity, social/cultural influences), any goals you may have relating to your health, previous nutrition knowledge and your current understanding of nutrition and how it impacts your health condition. Phoebe will work with you to ensure that any suggested strategies and recommendations are achievable and tailored to your personal goals.
This appointment runs for 30 mins.
A review will usually takes place within 2-4 weeks and is a great way to monitor and evaluate your progress, assess how effectively the strategies are working and determine what else is required to assist you to achieving your goals. Review consults allow Phoebe to provide you with continued care, motivation and support, and can be a great way to stay accountable whilst on your health journey.
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