Low iron, iron infusions, anaemia and more when we talk with Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya, aka “Iron Man” - Nourish Nurture Breathe

Episode 16

Published on:

30th Sep 2020

#16 All Things Iron: An interview with Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya

In this episode, Christie interviews Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya from the WA Iron Centre on iron deficiency, what it means, how to recognise the symptoms and how to manage iron deficiency versus anaemia.

Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya, aka “Iron Man”, is a leading general practitioner in Perth, with specialised interest in iron deficiency. He developed the first community-based iron infusion facility in Australia which allowed for easier and safe access to intravenous iron for the community. Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya consults and lectures widely throughout Australia promoting the better management of iron deficiency to improve outcomes for patients. He is also actively involved in various research programs and contributes to policy in the area of patient blood management. So, we can’t put into words how thrilled we are to share his knowledge and experience with you.

Iron is such a key topic in health, as 25% of the world’s population are affected by iron deficiency, while 40% of women under the age of 50 are iron deficient, many of whom mightn’t be aware of it. We think you’ll love the learning in this episode!

You’ll learn:

  • What low iron means and how to spot the symptoms
  • What the difference is between low iron and anaemia
  • How to manage iron deficiency and anaemia

PLUS, we answer YOUR questions on all things iron supplements, maintaining iron stores and concerns around intravenous iron staining.

Links and resources:

Find more about Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya at www.waironcentre.com.au

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Christie: www.christieleenutrition.com.au

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Nourish Nurture Breathe
A podcast dedicated to women at all stages of our journey. This is your place to nourish, nurture and breathe.
Nourish Nurture Breathe is a podcast dedicated to providing a space for women to learn, feel supported, empowered and understood.

Combining holistic health with science and research, Kami and Christie's mission with Nourish Nurture Breathe is to empower you with knowledge and confidence around all areas of your mind, body, spirit wellbeing. These include nutrition, mindset, body confidence and the nuances of our hormones, fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and beyond.

Tune into our episodes to feel inspired to do more for you.

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Christie Lee & Kami Ramini

Kami Ramini is a mum of 2, certified health coach (Integrative Nutrition IIN HC), food and health writer and founder of This Mum's Kitchen. Kami takes a bio-individual approach to her work with every client and centres her coaching on the premise of teaching women about "filling your cup". What this means will be different for everyone, but it's the grounding affirmation that by loving into our own mind, body, spirit wellbeing, we are intrinsically also doing better by everyone we love and everyone who relies on us. At whatever stage of your journey, whether you are preparing for pregnancy, already pregnant, already a mum or a busy woman for countless other reasons, remember that if our cups are full, then there is enough for us and enough for everyone else in our lives to take a sip too. Self-care isn't selfish, it's anything but.

Kami currently sees clients one-on-one and in groups and runs bi-monthly detox and reset programs through her Mind Body Lifestyle Wellness Club membership packages.

Christie Lee is a prenatal and gut health dietitian and founder of Christie Lee Nutrition. Christie originally became a dietitian as she's always been passionate about empowering people with the impact of food and diet on our health. With the current state of chronic diseases growing within our society, Christie's approach to health has become fuelled by a deep passion to help people find the root cause of health concerns and conquer life roadblocks to achieve ultimate health and happiness.

Specialising in fertility, pregnancy and gut health, Christie believes the secret to a better health outlook for our society is in educating mums and mums to be to eat well, be well and therefore give our next generation the very best chance to thrive.

Christie currently sees clients one-on-one and delivers workshops and presentations regularly online and around Perth.