Discussing the symptoms of iron deficiency with my friend, Mimi, trying to come up with a rational reason why I’m just so tired all the time. Some reason other than laziness.
Me: “Maybe I have an iron deficiency. I can sleep 12 hours and still be tired when I get up – no exaggeration.”
Mimi: “Take an iron pill, that’ll fix it if that’s the problem.”
Me: “I wonder what foods I need to eat to get more iron?”
Mimi: “Just take a pill. We don’t need to find reasons to eat more food.”
She has a point.