Look up foods to eat to increase your iron. I know my father had surgery and had low iron. Dr’s did not want to give him iron supplements. They wanted him to raise his levels naturally. He was very surprised that different foods actually block the absorption of iron…if I’m not mistaken spinache was one of those foods as was strawberries (we can’t eat those anyways). Best of luck. Research, research and more research….that is all we do on this crazy diet.