5/27/09

Olive Problem Solved?

It turns out that craving olives can be a sign of iron deficiency. So can a craving for pickles. Guess what I bought yesterday for the first time in years? Pickles. I've been napping almost daily, completely worn out by the time I hit 3pm. I've also been drinking in excess of four cups of strong English tea daily (bad me! against the rules!). The tannins in tea sap iron.

Hmmmm. I think I've self-diagnosed my own iron deficiency. I have enough time to start supplements in time for the trip to Italy, or else I'll be a wasted wreck.

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