I was looking back over this thread. I looked at what I had written about both Spike and I being anemic as children. And we both still are. But thinking back, all of my kids were anemic. I can't help but wonder if I didn't pass on a gene for it. And you know something? My oldest granddaughter and her oldest daughter are also anemic. Seems to run in the family. And heaven knows, we are all meat lovers. Veggies are no problem for anyone either.