Iron Living

Welcome to our Lifestyle page where you can find practical tips for living with Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). Here you will find diet guidelines, iron skillet recipes and various treatment options for managing your low iron.


Visit the link to the right for supplementation suggestions, product recommendations and treatment information for managing your Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). Understanding how different medications and treatment options deliver iron will assist you in making the right healthy choices to fit your particular medical situation.


Visit the link to the right for our Diet guidelines which play a tremendous role in the management of Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). Understanding how foods, nutritional ingredients, vitamins, minerals and medications work together and against eachother is key in controlling IDA. Let us help you develop your own healthy shopping, cooking and eating plans to GET YOUR IRON UP↑!

Featured Iron Smart Recipe

Vegetable Beef Soup

This could be called a hug in a bowl! This delicious homecooked soup will warm your bones in the midst of this wintry weather...and the heme iron from the beef will give you a boost! Be sure to post your comments and let us know if you made any changes that you would like to share. Follow us on facebook and post pictures of your dishes...and your iron skillet!

Visit the link to the right for more yummy, iron-healthy recipes!

Iron Smart Eating

Visit the link to the right to learn more about our Iron Smart Eating Program. IDI reviews the menu of a participating restaurant and develops a GET YOUR IRON UP Menu designed specifically for that restaurant and the needs of individuals with Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and a GET YOUR IRON DOWN Menu designed specifically for that restaurant and the needs of individuals with Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload). Look for the official Iron Smart Eating Program decal on doors of participating restaurants, grocery stores and eating establishments.

Iron Tests

Now you can purchase Iron Lab Tests from the comfort of your living room. The process is simple: visit our tests page, purchase the tests you want, receive a prescription right on the site and take it to thousands of lab centers across the United States. 

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Buy The Book

Guide to Anemia is an excellent resource for the Iron Deficiency Anemia patient. This book is backed by world-renowned Physicians that specialize in the field of Anemia. The book also boasts personal stories, genetics information, and much more.

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IDA & Diet

Diet is such a vital aspect of the Iron Deficiency Anemia patient's journey. This is why Iron Disorders Institute created a diet page specifically for the IDA patient. On this page, you can get diet tips, recipes, and much more. Follow the link below for more. 

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