Anemia is a lack of iron (hemoglobin) from low red blood cell count. Sometimes a person is without symptoms, however, iron deficiency anemia usually brings with it thin breaking fingernails and persistent fatigue, frequent yawning, light-headedness, shortness of breath or dizziness, sores on corners of mouth, pale face, and lower lip paleness.
Most common causes of anemia are lack of iron absorption from poor digestion or heavy menstrual bleeding in women. Other causes include poor bone marrow red blood cell production. The spleen can destroy red blood cells prematurely.
Medical treatments can include iron supplementation. They also look for stomach bleeding or tumors. They also look at medicines and radiation treatment that can destroy the red blood cells. Anemia is often discovered through blood tests.
From a natural perspective on anemia, we look at causes and to help support the body at optimum levels. It can be associated with low stomach acid, thus to improve digestion. It can also be a sign of cancer, Cushing’s disease, Diabetes etc.
Eat foods rich in iron such as dark greens, cherries and more. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, or sodas.
Chlorophyll may be taken several times a day, a well as molasses.
Spirulina may stimulate bone marrow to produce red blood cells.
Iron at 15 to 30 mg a day for low iron.
Vitamin B12 for absorption of iron.
Folic acid also for iron absorption.
Copper is a co-factor for iron absorption.
Vitamin C for optimal iron absorption.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Anemia
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dave’s Liver formula – to support and protect the liver
Dave’s Digestive – to support absorption
Yellow dock – helps iron absorption and liver and colon function
Nettles – a rich source of iron and many other trace minerals
Ashwaganda – adaptogenic properties and a blood builder
Amala – for natural amounts of vitamin C and its adaptogen properties
Gentian – for stomach absorption
Dong Quai – blood builder, nutrient and mover
Cell Salts to Help with Anemia
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#2 Calc Phos 6X – stimulate bone marrow, iron absorption
#4 Ferr Phos 6X – anti-inflammatory, iron absorption
#9 Nat Mur 6X – iron absorption, increasing digestion
Anemia Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Cinchona – from excessive blood loss, indigestion, gas and bloating; over sensitive individual.
Phosphorus – bleeding of bright red blood, nose bleeds and fears of dark; overly sensitive.
Ferrum Met – excessive menstrual blood loss, exhaustion; bleeding of pale or watery blood; nausea; symptoms better from moving about slowly.
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Copyright 2015 by David R. Card