I am a teacher and have assigned a written report on pica.

I am a teacher and have assigned a written report on pica. We are having trouble locating articles and just plain information on the subject. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you. There is quite a bit of information on my iron topic. If you have more questions, write back.

I am doing a practical period in a zoo in Europe. There is a problem with some birds because they die of too much iron.

I am doing a practical period in a zoo in Europe. There is a problem with some of their birds because they die of too much iron in their liver. We want to feed the birds a diet that is low in iron. Their diet consists of many different kinds of fruit, perhaps you...

WIC can only give out iron fortified formula until 12 months of age.

Under our federal guidelines for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), we can only give out iron-fortified formula until 12 months of age. Every so often we hear from parents that a doctor told them that they don't need iron-fortified formula because they will pick up iron from the rural well water they use. Most...

I crave red meat prior during my period. Is my body telling me it wants extra iron?

I've been finding that I seriously crave red meat prior to and during my period. Do you think that this is my body telling me that it wants extra iron during this time? The last 6 months I have drastically reduced my red meat consumption due to the fat content. I have been charting my...

I donate blood and am a vegetarian. My doctor told me I had low iron.

I recently had a medical examination. The only problem that turned up was low iron. I forget the units, but my hemoglobin was 12.1. The doctor told me I should be 14 or more (for men). I hadn't thought I had a problem since I regularly donate blood. I have since found out that...

Should a man who eats red meat and supplements with a multivitamin take one that doesn’t contain iron?

Given an active male who eats a well-balanced diet, including red meat, green, leafy vegetables, and whole grains, and, who additionally supplements his diet with a multi-vitamin, should he choose a multi which does not contain iron? I'm suggesting that he is getting plenty of iron in his normal diet. I think I read that...

Do you have any recommendations for a vitamin that might give me more energy?

Do you have any recommendations for a vitamin that might give me more energy? I currently take Slow-Fe (iron) and a multivitamin but find that at the end of the day I am exhausted. Any suggestions? Thank you. You didn't give me a lot of information to go on, but here are my thoughts. Since...

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