Originally Posted by Yakuta
I have been anemic for a long time. My iron count was shockingly low at one point and the doctors were not sure how I functioned with almost non existent iron.
Depending on how Anemic you are the iron rich foods will help but you will need supplements period and as someone indicated you need vitamin C to ensure it absorbs and stays. I also heard from my doctor friend that iron alone will not help but I also have to take folic acid with it.
In any case, the foods that are obvious are red meat including salmon and the big one liver. I personally dislike red meat and also dislike liver so my only choice is salmon along with leafy greens and they are by no means enough to build my iron reserves so I keep resorting back to supplements.
Also the iron supplements make me very sick but sigh there is no choice in my case.
All the best
Thanks for all of this! My problem has been that I do eat a lot of red meat and yet I was having this problem so they put me on the supplements, I went back for a check up and my iron levels had actually gotten worse! So they have upped my does
i hate them too - they make me feel a bit off some days and ok the next! I can never tell!
I am going to try the Vit C thing which I started with this am and see how that works, I will look into this folic acid thiong too! Thanks for all of this