footballmom Posted April 2, 2016 Share Posted April 2, 2016 Hi all, This is my first post, but I have spent lots of time reading the boards since I did my first Whole30 3 years ago. I have continued to eat pretty clean, but will do a few Whole30's throughout the year to tune up. Lately I haven't been feeling well and went to the doctor to do some blood work. It came back that I have very low ferritin (4) and am also anemic. Doctor wants me to take iron supplements 2 times a day for 6 weeks...but I want to start a fresh Whole30 this weekend and I am worried about finding one that is compliant. Also, I'm very surprised my ferritin level is that low with the amount of leafy greens I eat - this girl loves kale! DH has alpha-gal (mammal meat allergy), so we don't do a ton of red meat because every night is not a "cook two meals" type night, lol, so that may be a contributing factor. Any BTDT with finding a compliant iron supplement or advice to naturally raise these levels and stay on track? Should I worry that these levels are a sign of a bigger issue that I haven't thought of? I am a runner and have felt a little sluggish lately but have been able to stay in the 25+ mile a week range for the last several months. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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