You feel that familiar fatigue again – the type that leaves you tired when you wake up, tired when you go to sleep, and tired in between. You can’t exercise like you used to and, sometimes, even walking up the stairs makes you want to sit down.
You just don’t feel like you normally do, yet you push on.
Your brain feels like it is on vacation, leaving you at a loss for remembering names and even connecting the thought dots in your brain. Your work performance has decreased, and you hope no one else notices your absent-mindedness as you wait for your brain to return..
You go to your doctor, and your lab results confirm iron deficiency. Not again! You were trying to eat more iron-rich foods with vitamin C, but it doesn’t seem to help. Taking an iron supplement helped a bit, though you hated feeling constipated. After all that, your symptoms returned in 3-4 months after coming off the supplement. Why?!!!
Upon completion of this course, you will:
As someone who has struggled with iron levels for most of my life, I’ve discovered that stabilizing iron levels isn’t only about eating more iron-rich foods. It took me decades to connect my symptoms with recurrent episodes of iron deficiency, at times dipping into iron-deficieny anemia. It even took going through a 3-years journey with chronic fatigue syndrome to truly get a grasp on reading and understanding my symptoms. Trust me, I know fatigue and feeling spacey in my head. After integrating my knowledge in nutrient bioavailability, gut health, and food science, I present evidence-based strategies to help people feel like themselves again.
Optimizing Iron is an online course with material delivered through a combination of tutorial videos, powerpoint videos, downloadable recipe guides, and additional learning resources. All you need is an internet connection, and a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home.
To be more specific, this course includes:
All services provided by registered dietitians and registered nutritionists are deductible medical expenses on your Canadian Income Tax. In addition, the majority of health benefit providers also cover nutrition services offered by these professionals in-person and online; however, the extent of coverage for dietitian services depends on your plan.
Consult your benefits provider today to ask about the extent of your coverage for nutrition services. Below are a few benefit providers that offer coverage or reimbursement for services provided by registered dietitian/nutritionists:
I encourage everyone to submit questions in advance. The Q&A session will be recorded and available for replay, so you won’t miss out on anything.
The symptoms of iron deficiency are similar to those of hypothyroidism and chronic fatigue syndrome. To ensure you get the most value out of this course, it is best to confirm iron deficiency or iron-deficiency anemia through lab tests ordered by your doctor or pharmacist. This course is also helpful for people who have had issues with low iron levels in the past, because it is common for iron levels to drop after receiving iron therapy.
Due to the nature of this course, there is no refund given in the event you changed your mind after registering for the course. Before purchasing the course, please consider whether you want to invest time into stabilizing your iron level for good.