WHICH ONE OF THE CAUSES OF FATIGUE IS YOURS – AND – HOW DO YOU GET TO FEEL GOOD AGAIN?

Causes of Fatigue: Check the Inside of the Lower Eyelid for Anemia

Causes of Fatigue: Check the Inside of the Lower Eyelid for Anemia.               I would consider this one slightly anemic.

CAUSES OF FATIGUE: A SIMPLE TEST FOR LOW-IRON ANEMIA

In checking out your possible causes of fatigue, try a simple test:  Look in the mirror and check the inside of your lower eyelid by pulling it down a little.  If the color is a strong pink, the iron levels should be fine.  If it is a very pale pink or whitish, you are likely to be anemic.

CAUSES OF ANEMIA

  • Your body can’t replace red blood cells (RBCs) fast enough, as in blood loss from surgeries, accidents, excessive menstrual bleeding, ulcers, prolonged use of aspirin or NSAIDS, etc.
  • Your body is destroying RBCs because of a (hemolytic) disease.
  • Your body isn’t making enough RBCs because it isn’t getting enough iron, folate or vitamin B12, or has a chronic inflammatory disease (cancer, RA, Crohn’s, etc.).

IRON-RICH FOODS

One of the causes of fatigue is a diet conspicuously low or absent in the following foods resulting in low levels of iron, folate and vit. B12:

  • Dark green leafy vegetables, beans/legumes, asparagus, broccoli and kelp
  • Avocados, oranges, papayas, mangoes, pomegranates and dark dried fruits like raisins, prunes and dates
  • Nuts, seeds, tofu, brown rice, millet and other whole grains
  • Wild-caught fish, grass-fed and hormone/chemical-free beef or lamb, and organic egg yolks

Using the chapters on Liver (Ch. 6) or Hypoglycemia/Diabetes (Ch.8) in my book, “Feeling Very Much Better“, will offer more foods to eat and avoid to stabilize iron levels, help you to avoid the causes of fatigue and bring the energy back up.

SUPPLEMENTS: DOs and DON’Ts

Do not buy over-the-counter iron pills as they are rough on our poor livers, which are usually already “put upon”.

The iron needs to come from the above listed foods or from plant supplements like the yellow dock in our PATIC FE or HERBAL MULTI formulas.

NEXT WEEK in Part II… we’ll address CONSTIPATION and energy.

Here’s to feeling good and ready for summer,

Doc Eve

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