Balance Your Iron
[Archives April 2011] How is your iron level? Some simple preliminary ways to check are the color of your nail beds and the color of the “life” lines in your palms. Your nail beds should have a slight pink cast to them as well as the lines in your palms should have a red-pink color to them. If the lines are white or your nails beds lack color, you may need iron.
There are several food sources of iron, including leafy greens, some meat and fish, and beans. My favorite sources are beef (for blood type O’s and B’s) and spinach. These will vary based on your individual needs and requirements. If one consumes the wrong source of iron, then constipation may develop and with significant iron excess (hemochromatosis) there is major stress placed on the spleen, liver, and heart.