Iron: Deficiency & Overload – Dr. Jamie Gilliam

Iron: Deficiency & Overload – Dr. Jamie Gilliam

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June 10, 2024 by *Heal Your Body with Dr. Jamie Gilliam

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In this enlightening episode, Dr. Jamie Gilliam discusses the critical role iron plays in our health and well being. Iron, a vital mineral, is essential for numerous bodily functions, including the production of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. However, maintaining the right balance of iron is crucial, as both deficiency and overload can lead to serious health issues.

Key Topics Covered:

Understanding Iron Deficiency:

* Common causes of iron deficiency, such as poor dietary intake, chronic blood loss, and certain medical conditions.

*Symptoms to watch for, including fatigue, bruising, weakness, pale skin, and shortness of breath.

*The importance of proper diagnosis and the various tests used to assess iron levels.

Consequences of Iron Deficiency:

*How iron deficiency can impact overall health and quality of life.

*The link between iron deficiency and conditions like anemia and cognitive impairments.

*Strategies for prevention and treatment, including dietary changes and supplementation.

Iron Overload Explained:

*Causes of iron overload, including genetic conditions like hemochromatosis and excessive supplementation.

*The potential health risks associated with iron overload, such as liver disease, heart problems, and diabetes.

*How to detect and manage iron overload through regular monitoring and appropriate interventions.

Balancing Iron Intake:

*Tips for maintaining optimal iron levels through a balanced diet.

*The role of iron-rich foods and the impact of factors like vitamin C on iron absorption.

*The importance of individualized care and consulting healthcare professionals for personalized advice.

Join Dr. Gilliam as she provides a comprehensive overview of iron’s role in our bodies, offering practical insights and actionable advice to help you achieve and maintain optimal iron levels. Whether you’re dealing with iron deficiency or concerned about iron overload, this episode is packed with valuable information to guide you toward better health.

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~ More About Heal Your Body with Dr. Jamie Gilliam ~ 

Dr. Jamie Gilliam is the founder of JG Wellness Clinic, where they specialize in addressing various health concerns, with a focus on thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalances within the endocrine system, autoimmune diseases, and assisting patients striving to achieve weight loss goals. Dr. Jamie holds a PhD in Integrative Medicine and an MS in Exercise Science. Jamie is also a devoted mother to seven children.

Jamie’s personal health challenges with thyroid cancer, cervical cancer, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, and Lupus, caused her to realize that the conventional healthcare system is flawed. Tired of being sick and tired, she decided to navigate a different path.

In her pursuit of better health, Jamie explored alternative approaches to healthcare that emphasized healing rather than merely treating symptoms. Her dissatisfaction with the status quo led her to the decision to further her education and pursue a career in Integrative Medicine. This choice was rooted in her realization that many individuals are dealing with health issues but are not receiving the level of care and attention they need within the traditional healthcare system.

Through her work at JG Wellness Clinic, Dr. Jamie is dedicated to treating the whole person. She gives patients a voice and ensures patients are heard. She offers patients a comprehensive and personalized approach to healthcare, and Jamie encourages her patients to play an active role in their healthcare decisions.

To get more of Heal Your Body with Dr. Jamie Gilliam, be sure to visit the podcast page for replays of all her shows here:

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