I attempt to eat quite healthily
It doesn’t always work.
The body acts quite stealthily
And some unseen issues lerk.
I take myself off to the Doc
To get poked and prodded
Four blood tests later and and what a knock,
My thyroid’s fine, the hormone is working
I am getting enough sun
But in a grand and humorous gesture
Iron’s down, I’m quite anemic.
Previously, I revamped my diet
To incorporate more fish.
So how do I get my daily iron – a whopping 18mg per day
When I need to eat lots of fish?
“Wholegrain cereal,” my doc suggests
“Just don’t have it with dairy.”
“Add some liver – oh 200g per day is quite a lot.”
Yep – Liver my not so favorite offal
Just might cause a diet reshuffle to topple.
You see – us women of child rearing age are well and truly stuffed.
Unless we sit down and eat duck liver pate for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There is almost no humane way to eat our required daily iron.