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Low Iron is Common – and Dangerous, says Lorna Vanderhaeghe

An interview with Lorna Vanderhaeghe by Jason Sebeslav, Owner of The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS, is a leading women’s health expert and has been researching nutritional medicine for over 25 years. With degrees in nutrition and...

Help for Fibromyalgia: Scientists find acupuncture improves symptoms

Fibromyalgia patients treated with six sessions of acupuncture experienced significant symptomatic improvement compared to a group given simulated acupuncture sessions, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. "This study shows there is something real about acupuncture...

Conquer chronic fatigue: what helps

We all experience periods of fatigue, “brain fog” or muscle aches once in a while. But for those with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), these symptoms are a daily reality. People with CFS may also suffer memory loss, headaches, depression, fever, sore throat, swollen...

Fight Fatigue: Siberian ginseng shown to help in trial

If you’re feeling the effects of our high-paced lifestyle that’s almost become the norm, you may want to look into supplementing with ginseng. One of the earlist known medicinal herbs, ginseng is an antioxidant-rich root reputed to help people adapt to stress and...

Chronic Fatigue? Sports supplement found to improve energy

A Temple University study on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has found a link between creatine and metabolic energy that holds promise for future CFS treatments. “We found that creatine affects mitochondria – the parts of the cells that produce energy for all...

Low Iron Common: Women and children especially at risk

Women and young children are most at risk for iron deficiency, but most are unaware they are anemic until diagnosed by a physician, according to Nancy Andrews, MD, an expert in iron metabolism. Iron-deficient anemia reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood...

Fatigued? Fight back with rhodiola

Throughout Europe and Asia, the plant Rhodiola rosea is well-known and used by practitioners of traditional medicine. Its name is becoming more recognized in North America because rhodiola is used to combat the effects of stress and fatigue. Since rhodiola is believed...

For women, fatigue may signal low iron

Iron is a critical nutrient needed to supply oxygen to the cells and tissues and to help produce brain chemicals, amino acids and hormones. Iron deficiency can result in anemia, a condition that causes fatigue, loss of appetite and shortness of breath. The General...

Iron ensures mental and physical energy

Iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, is a condition common to women of childbearing age. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, shortness of breath and decreased immunity. A woman’s risk for anemia can increase during pregnancy, from vigorous exercise, or if the...

Low energy? Look at your iron intake

The RDA for iron in men is 8 mg—for women, it’s 18 mg. The body uses iron in two key areas: to transport oxygen to tissue and cells, and to make hemoglobin for red blood cells. Insufficient iron causes anemia, a condition where the body produces fewer than normal red...