Did you know that iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world and it affects more women than men? Heavy menstrual losses, which can happen every month for those with endometriosis, can be one of the key causes of iron deficiency leading to symptoms like fatigue, trouble concentrating, poor immune health and restless legs! Maintaining enough iron through your diet is a key element in battling fatigue for those with endometriosis, but it can be tricky especially if you eat a plant-based diet or avoid red meat, which is one of the top pieces of nutrition advice around endometriosis is to reduce red and processed meats in your diet, leaving a big gap in the diets of those with endometriosis when it comes to an absorbable form of iron!
Stuck with getting your iron levels to improve and stay there? This All Things Iron for Endo eGuide is for you, it includes:
- What is iron? What does it do in our body?
- Recommendations for iron at different lifestages from menstruating to menopause and everything in between!
- Iron deficiency and iron bloodwork and the symptoms of deficiency
- Iron rich foods and what enhances and blocks the absorption of this all important nutrient
- Iron and endometriosis, how are the two related and why are those with endo most at risk of deficiency?
- Iron supplementation and infusions
- Four example days on a plate to meet iron needs for an omnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan diet!
Over 15 pages of information curated by expert endometriosis and fertility dietitian & nutritionist, Stefanie Valakas APD from The Dietologist, based on the latest scientific research PLUS a dietitian designed 7-day meal plan designed to support and maintain adequate iron levels in your body.
Disclaimer: This eGuide does not replace individualised dietetic or medical advice. Please speak to your health care provider before commencing on any new dietary plans. The Dietologist does not accept any liability for any harm or damages that are incurred by following the advice within the contents of this eGuide. Information is correct and up-to-date as at November 2020.