So I am hoping this will also be the case with
the reduced iron stores. So if increasing my iron intake through food
or supplement does not change my level then it might be an absorption issue.
I am eating more beans (black, mixed ...), chickpeas, lentils, nuts (hazelnuts & almonds), eggs, pumpkin seeds/pepitas, tahini (sesame seed), blackstrap molasses (cooking - combo of fancy & blackstrap), potatoes, kale, quinoa, and yogurt that contain iron according to Canadian Nutrient File.