Monday, January 17, 2011
IRON: How Do You Know if You're Getting Enough?
For those of us old enough to remember, during the 1950s and 1960s a common TV and radio commercial shown in America was for a product called Geritol. Remember? Even old Lucy Ricardo was seen reminding viewers of the dangers of having “iron-poor blood.” But was all that a bunch of hype, or is iron deficiency a genuine concern? According to recent studies, about 20% of all women, 50% of all pregnant women, and 3% of all men in America are deficient in iron. But how would you really recognize if you were among those who need to make a change? Read more . . .