Panic Attacks and Anxiety Linked To Low Vitamin B6 and Iron Levels


by Carly Fraser    Everyone feels anxious now and then. It’s a very normal emotion that might strike before we write a test, speak publicly or make an important decision.

This is different from anxiety disorders, however. Anxiety disorders affect over 18% of the American population alone, and develop as a result of a complex set of factors, including personality, brain chemistry, genetics, and life experiences. Continue reading

Low Iron Caused by Low Stomach Acid?

Decoding iron deficiency

Q: What are the possible causes for not absorbing iron and the resulting low-iron blood? My doctor said she didn’t know and that Western medicine doesn’t address the question; it only attempts to replace the missing iron with prescription iron. I am currently taking that prescription and my iron levels are very, very slowly responding. I feel I may be missing an important angle on this rather debilitating problem. My doctor says that 85 percent of her patients are low iron. Why are we not asking WHY? Continue reading

Little-Known Secrets about Optimal Iron Levels

Enough iron is tremendously important to human life — but too much can cause immense problems. 


Dr. Mercola’s Comments:

 As you’re probably well aware, iron is very important for your body, and without sufficient amounts you can’t enjoy good health. But it’s a double-edged sword, and too much iron can cause severe health problems.  Iron serves many functions in your body, but one of the most important is to bind to the hemoglobin molecule and serve as a carrier of oxygen to your tissues. Without proper oxygenation your cells quickly start dying.

The Importance of Diagnosing the Underlying Cause of Your Anemia

If you don’t have enough iron in your body, you end up with iron deficiency anemia.  This is a common problem for two primary groups: children, and menstruating women (typically between 15-50 years old).

Anemia can also be caused by: Continue reading