Monday, January 17, 2011

Why Was I Tired?


This past weekend I couldn’t figure out why I was so tired. 

It turns out that I wasn’t getting enough iron and I was a little anemic.  I figured out that it is very common in women to be lacking in iron.  So I went online to see what kind of foods contain iron.

Foods that are a good source of iron include:

  • liver
  • lean red meats including: beef, pork and lamb
  • seafood such as: oysters, clams, tuna, salmon, shrimp, etc.
  • beans: kidney beans, lima beans, navy, black, pinto, soy beans, and lentils
  • iron fortified whole grains including: cereals, breads, rice, and pasta
  • greens such as: collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach, and turnip greens
  • tofu
  • vegetables: broccoli, swiss chard, asparagus, parsley, watercress, brussel sprouts
  • chicken and turkey
  • blackstrap molasses
  • nuts
  • egg yolks
  • dried fruits such as: raisins, prunes, dates and apricots

Most girls are lacking in iron, especially pregnant or nursing mothers.  It is very hard to get all of the proper nutrients that you need, even when you try to eat the right food. Organic food is hard to come by and if you want to get the proper amount of nutrients you would have to eat a mass quantity which is very expensive.     That is why I like to take my supplements every day.

There is a little trick that I would like to share with you to see if you are anemic (having less than the normal number of red blood cells). 

Take a gold ring (either white or yellow gold) and wipe it off on cloth material. Your shirt will do just fine. Then wipe it on your cheek.  If a black line appears than you are lacking in iron.110

Crazy right? I am telling you, you will want to try it out on everyone. It really works!

If it doesn’t than you are not lacking in iron. 122

I take two vita-lea with iron and 2 of the iron plus C as well.   Now, I know what you are thinking.  Someone has told you that iron will back up your system.  My mom has been taking iron during all of her pregnancies including the twelfth baby on the way. That’s right, TWELFTH! She told me that this iron wasn’t like any other one that she has every taken.  She has never had a problem with it. 

I am excited to see how much more energy I will have! I know I am going to love it and you will too.

You don’t like it? Then get your  money back 100%!!!! 

So treat yourself to this wonderful bust of natural energy.  Take care of yourself now, because that is the only thing that you are going to be taking with you in the future! 

So give it a try. Are you lacking in iron?


  1. OM Gosh - I just did this and I had a big black streak! gross! I'm pregnant and on prenatals too - but so, so, so tired!! I work in court and we were all just doing it to our faces!! CRAZY!! I just signed up with Shaklee too so I'll have to order some asap!! THANKS!
    Amanda in MN

  2. First off, congratulations on being pregnant!!! That is so exciting! Secondly know that you are going to like the iron, it is going to make you feel so much better! Good luck with everything!
    Best of Luck,



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