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Meet Your New Iron Supplement: Ferritin+™

March 16, 2021
It’s happening! Our revolutionary (well, we think so anyway, but we’re excited for you to try it and see for yourselves!) new iron product Ferritin+™ is here* and ready to change how you feel about iron supplements. Ferritin+™ is a clinically proven, slow release, plant-based iron supplement that is readily absorbed without causing irritation to the gastro-intestinal tract. Ferritin is an iron-storage protein that our bodies know and use in order to store iron safely. Ferritin+™ is made with organic...

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Back to School for Mom Too

September 10, 2019
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The Busy Energy of Fall & Back to School Ah, autumn. The evenings get shorter but filled with more activities and busy energy. Some people are tired of pumpkin spice, but true fall lovers are anticipating the sweaters and boots, layers and leggings. Or maybe the leaves, apple cider, and football. I like scarves, the selection of freshly harvested vegetables, and evenings enjoying tea and the sound of rain on the windows. With all the new activities, this mom usually…

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Pregnancy & Iron’s Importance in Every Stage

August 13, 2019

  Having sufficient iron is very important during pregnancy. You need one gram of iron to grow a baby. That’s the iron equivalent of 177 steaks! [1] When it comes to pre-pregnancy planning, our primary focus is usually making sure we’re getting enough folic acid to prevent complications… but it looks like we need to add iron to the list. Iron plays a very important role in pregnancy. A low-grade or undetected deficiency can interfere with a healthy pregnancy and…

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Form Matters When Choosing an Iron Supplement

February 9, 2019
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Being low in iron is no joke. It can leave you looking pale and feeling wiped out, weak, short of breath, lightheaded, and like you’re living inside a refrigerator. Women of baby-making age are extra susceptible to these woes since they lose blood every month, but anyone can become low in iron—that includes you, gentlemen! Other vulnerable groups include vegetarians, African-Americans, and Latinos, since their dietary intake of iron is typically low.  How to get more iron You would think…

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7 Signs of Iron Deficiency

October 6, 2017
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The first sign of iron deficiency that most people notice is exhaustion. It's not the normal kind of exhausted—it's the deep-down, can barely function, whole body exhaustion. Still, while being tired can be a sign of iron deficiency, it's also a sign of many other health problems, making it difficult to narrow down. Iron deficiency is most common in women. In men, iron deficiency is generally caused by giving blood or long-distance running. But for women, our day-to-day life can...

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Children’s Health for the School Year

August 22, 2016
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Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Registered Midwife in general family practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. She specializes in women and children’s health. She is also an instructor of Obstetrics and Pediatrics at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, she provides continuing education for health care providers in natural treatments in the areas of obstetrics and pediatrics. Children’s Health for the School Year As the summer months begin to wane, parent’s focus turns to preparing for the…

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