Are you suffering from heart palpitations, fatigue, hair loss, anxiety, yet you are doing all of the ‘healthy things’ like eating right and exercising and you can’t figure out what’s going with your body?

Maybe you’re pregnant, a Mom trying to raise healthy daughters, or in perimenopause.

This interview is for you.

Maryann Jacobsen is a family nutrition expert and in my interview with her, she shares her iron story and how she discovered that she had low ferritin levels despite being ‘healthy’. Maryann is a Registered Dietician and author of Fearless Feeding: How to raise healthy eaters from high chair to high school, From Picky to Powerful, The Family Dinner Solution, How To Raise A Mindful Eater, and My Body’s Superpower.

Some of the things you’ll learn in this interview include:

  • The Big Four risk factors that can make you more susceptible to iron deficiency
  • What women should do if they suspect that they might have low iron
  • Why are iron deficiencies often missed or dismissed in women?
  • Proper iron dosing according to research
  • The role hepcidin plays in iron absorption and other factors like low stomach acid that can decrease absorption
  • Why you need to be your own health advocate.

Connect with Maryann Jacobsen:

  • Get Maryann’s free ebook The Landmines of a Healthy Relationship with Food.
  • Read Maryann’s comprehensive blog post on ferritin.
  • Find all of Maryann’s books here.