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Anemia: Twenty percent of American women suffer from Iron Deficiency Anemia, a chronic state of diminished hemoglobin caused by lack of iron, or poor absorption of iron. Good nutrition is a good remedy. Eating patterns show that vegetarians consume more iron than meat eaters. Vegetable and herbal iron sources are best for absorbability. Avoid iron depleting foods: sodas, caffeine, chocolate, red meat, cow's milk.

Common symptoms: Overall weakness, dizziness and fainting, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, lack of libido, gastro-intestinal bleeding, ulcers, slow healing, fatigue, skin pallor, violent mood swing, irritability, spots before eyes. Secondary signs: vision problems, apathy, brittle nails, poor appetite, hair loss yellowish skin, headaches, dark urine, poor memory.