Any Old Iron

Any Old Iron

Any old iron? Any old iron?
Any, any, any old iron?
You look neat. Talk about a treat!
You look so dapper from your napper to your feet.
Dressed in style, brand-new tile,
And your father’s old green tie on.
But I wouldn’t give you tuppence for your old watch and chain,
Old iron, old iron.” – Petr Sellers

During my meat-eating days, I found out that I suffer from iron-deficient anaemia. My hair was fading away, nails kept on breaking and I always felt like I needed a nap. My GP (General Practitioner) at the time advised that I incorporate more red meat into my diet.

     I remember asking her why red meat? Isn’t that bad for you? She said it’s okay to have if you need it and you need it. So I added more red meat to my diet, my symptoms did not improve as the cause was not resolved.

     For many years I struggled with being anaemic, my GP prescribed iron tablets. But they came with some horrible side effects:

  • Constipation.
  • Metallic taste.
  • Always feeling dehydrated.
  • And frequent headaches.

One day I visited Holland & Barratt and spoke with a well-informed employee, who suggested I try Floradix for a few months. I admit, I wasn’t always consistent with taking Floradix, as I felt the benefits quite soon after – I felt a sense of normalcy. My tiredness faded, my nails strengthened and the health of my hair improved.

Fast forward to 2019, I gave up meat for life!

Any old iron?

Before man decided to kill and eat the animals around us, we ate from Mother Earth. Today, I eat any old iron!

  • Lentils
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Chickpeas
  • Pumpkin/Pumpkin Seeds
  • Porridge
  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Kale Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Peas
  • Flaxseeds

Vegetables have a higher iron content than any choice of flesh.

Plant-based is GREAT, tell all your mates.


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