Loren De La Cruz: The Truth About Iron-Why Does Anaemia Exist, Causes of Iron Overload and How To Balance Iron Intake #66
1 October 2020
Loren (@innatefunctionalnutrition) is a Functional Nutritionist who coaches people on how to truly get in tune with their bodies and gives new meaning to using "food as medicine." She works with clients all over the globe with various goals, helping them take back their metabolism - the crux of health - so they can live the vibrant life they deserve. She's especially passionate about helping women heal post-birth control syndrome, "adrenal fatigue" and hypothyroidism, and get their body "ready for baby."
In episode 66 I speak to Loren de la Cruz all about the mineral iron and whether it is something we should be supplementing with.
Loren delves into some really interesting things about iron and sheds some light on the causes of iron overload, why anaemia exists and how to balance iron intake.
- What iron is and its purpose in the body.
- How much iron we need
- If iron is as great as we thought
- What causes iron overload and what happens when you have too much iron, issues connected with it
- Hidden places you get iron from
- Supplements to stop taking as they either impact copper, contain iron or both
- Signs or tests to establish iron levels
- Why anaemia exists
- How to balance iron intake, ways to lower iron in the body
Now I know some of what you hear may be go against what you thought and what you follow (especially regarding the supplements), BUT it is important to be open minded. If you want further information or you have a question reach out to Loren for some assistance. (Check out the show notes below for how to work with Loren).
I learnt so much from my chat with Loren and thoroughly enjoyed speaking with her. She is just a wealth of knowledge and someone I highly recommend following on Instagram. You will constantly learn something new about health and how to support your body using food and the power of nutrition.
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