Many women do not get enough iron, this deficiency causes fatique, pale skin, headaches, shortness of breath, cold hands and feet and even feeling dizzy. Eating meat or at least food rich in iron like deep green foods can take care of the problem. This is one of those deficiencies you really don't want to self medicate with iron pills without your doctors help. Too much can cause: abnormal heart rhythm, hypopituitarism, shortness of breath, arthritis, loss of body hair, damage to the adrenal glands, cessation of menstrual periods or early menopause, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism and impotence in men. LivingStrong.com. Other issues related to sluggishness Polycystic Ovary Sydrome, Prediabetes, Thyroid Issues, and depression.
The unique thing about all of these issues is food has such a huge corrolation.