Iron regulation and its connection to infertility and hormonal imbalances

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In today’s podcast, I interview Samantha Chandler is a wellness and womb coach who specializes in helping those struggling with infertility. We dive into a comprehensive overview of iron regulation and its importance for fertility and overall health. Sam shares her personal journey of discovering the impact of iron imbalances, and outlines the key principles of understanding and addressing iron-related issues through natural, whole-food approaches rather than relying on supplements or transfusions. We discuss the nuances of measuring iron levels, identifying symptoms of imbalance, and the importance of supporting iron movement and balance through co-factors like copper and magnesium.

Episode Highlights:

  • Samantha's personal experience with iron and breastfeeding issues
  • Overview of what iron is, why it's important, and how it moves through the body
  • Distinguishing between iron and ferritin, and the importance of testing hemoglobin 
  • Concept of "trapped iron" and how it can manifest in the body 
  • Recommendations for testing iron levels and imbalances
  • Cautions around iron supplements, prenatal vitamins, and synthetic vitamins 
  • Benefits of natural, whole-food sources of iron, vitamin A, and other cofactors 
  • Role of magnesium, adrenal support, and mind-body connection

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Please Note: The contents of this podcast are for educational and informational purposes only. The information is not to be interpreted as, or mistaken for, clinical advice. Please consult a medical professional or healthcare provider for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.


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