Episode 74

Finding the Gold in Iron Studies with Rachel Arthur


September 29th, 2021

1 hr 8 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode

Celebrating her 100th episode of Update in Under 30 and welcomed back to the Metagenics Institute Podcast by popular demand – it’s quite the month for Rachel Arthur! In this episode, the Naturopath and diagnostics aficionado shares her exceptional understanding of iron studies. Rachel covers when to test and why, how to assess each marker, confounders, and important considerations for certain populations, including pregnant women and those who are inflamed or obese. If you’re a clinician eager to improve your understanding of iron studies, you will not be disappointed.

*Highlights *

  • An evolutionary perspective on iron (10:50)
  • Important considerations pre-iron testing (17:00)
  • Which markers do not reliably reflect of iron status (22:20)
  • Transferrin (27:00)
  • Transferrin saturation (38:00)
  • Ferritin (51:00)
  • What you might not know about iron supplementation (1:00:00)

Useful Links

Rachel Arthur’s webpage - https://rachelarthur.com.au/

Update in Under 30 - https://rachelarthur.com.au/product-category/update-in-under-30/