What can I do besides taking iron pills for anemia?

Healthy diet. Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts.
Increase iron intake. If you have iron-deficiency anemia, besides taking iron pills (the most consistent form of fe), you can increase your dietary intake through dark green, leafy vegetables and, especially, red meat. However, you should discuss this with your doctor, especially with regards to red meat consumption. And, some meds, like coumadin, (warfarin) interact with green, leafy veggies.