Hi Bryan! Thanks for commenting. It's not that I "don't care" to hear this, it just makes me sad that this is indeed a consequence of a veggie diet. I am not a vegetarian because I think it's healthier, I am because I don't want to hurt animals. So, I agree... the veggie diet has a lot to play in the low iron levels. But I've been vegetarian for 6 years, and even though iron was never very high, during IF it went much lower. It was a combination of factors, I think.