Dr. Seema Kanwal | Our Iron Deficiency Epidemic [Video Interview]

by Charlene SanJenko, June 18, 2017

In our Spring 2017 issue of PowHERhouse lifestyle + leadership magazine, Dr. Seema Kanwal told us about an epidemic underway that is affecting women’s energy, mood, sex drive, and ambition:  our iron deficiency epidemic.

Iron is a huge issue for a lot of women, not only due to menstruation, but also due to the lack of nutrients in our food, medication interactions, and absorption issues.

Read full article here.

Please enjoy our follow-up video interview with Dr. Seema as we dig a little deeper into this epidemic:

  • Why are women currently experiencing this epidemic, and how widespread is it?  
  • What are the top causes of iron deficiency?  Why is it happening?
  • How do we recognize the symptoms of iron deficiency?  What should we watch for?
  • What are the best ways to steer-clear of iron deficiency?
  • If we do become iron deficient, what does that look like?  How do we effectively manage it, and how long does it take to overcome it?
  • How do foods labelled as ‘fortified with iron‘ compare with foods where iron is found naturally?
  • What are some of your favourite iron-rich foods that you feel women could most easily implement into their meals and healthy snacks?
  • Do you have an iron rich meal plan or do you work with clients on a customized basis?  Where would a simple starting point be for women looking to create one that is doable (sustainable and budget-conscious).

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Charlene SanJenko

Charlene SanJenko is the Founder and CEO of PowHERhouse, a social impact organization utilizing a multi-media platform to build strong women.

A vibrant entrepreneur who embodies lifestyle + leadership, Charlene finds her greatest joy bringing together powHERful women ready to make an impact and change the world, powHERfully – one woman, one family and one community at a time.

“We recognize that the change our world needs is us, and we’re stepping up, speaking up and showing up to take action, together. We recognize the importance of integrating lifestyle + leadership. PowHERful women require strength, energy, confidence and connections to realize and sustain their dreams.”

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