Anemia is a condition where the amount of hemoglobin in the blood is below the normal level, or there are fewer red blood cells than normal.
It’s worth noting the different types of Anemia as each one has a different cause, with iron deficiency being the most common form of the illness.
Anemia can also be caused by lack of Vitamin B12 or folate in the body.
Iron Deficiency Anemia – The main symptoms are tiredness and lethargy, resulting in a lack of energy, but other symptoms include shortness of breath, or changes in the appearance (such as a pale complexion and dry nails). If the cause is slow loss of blood, there may not be any symptoms at all.
Iron deficiency Anemia occurs when there isn’t enough iron (found in meat, dried fruit and some veg) in the body. If the illness is left untreated it can make the sufferer more susceptible to illness and infection, as a lack of iron affects the immune system. Take a look at the Causes section of this report for more.
In some cases, severe iron deficiency anemia may increase the risk of the patient developing complications which affect the lungs, such as tachycardia (an abnormally fast heartbeat) and heart failure.
Pregnant woman will also have a higher risk of complications before and after birth.
A number of things can trigger Anemia, including the following:
Active bleeding – Loss of blood as a result of heavy menstrual bleeding or wounds can cause the illness. Cancer of the colon and gastrointestinal ulcers can also cause Anemia.
Iron deficiency – If iron intake is limited or inadequate due to poor dietary intake, Anemia may be the result. This condition can also occur when stomach ulcers or other sources of slow chronic bleeding are present.
Chronic disease – Any long-term condition can lead to the condition, but while the exact mechanism of this process is as yet unknown, any long-standing medical condition like chronic infection or cancer may cause Anemia
Kidney disease – The kidneys release a hormone called the erythropoietin, which helps the bone marrow make red blood cells. This hormone is diminished in people with chronic kidney disease or end stage renal disease and this diminishes the production of red blood cells, which results in Anemia.
Pregnancy – Fluid gain and water weight during pregnancy dilutes the blood, which may be reflected as Anemia since the concentration of red blood cells is lower.
Poor nutrition/Vegetarianism – As well as iron, vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) are needed for the proper production of haemoglobin. Poor diet is an important cause of low folate and low vitamin B12 levels. Strict vegetarians who do not take sufficient vitamins are also at risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency.
Pernicious Anemia – A problem in the stomach or intestines can lead to a poor absorption of Vitamin B12, which may lead to Anemia.
Sickle cell Anemia – The problem can be related to production of abnormal haemoglobin molecules, which can cause problems in the integrity of the red blood cell structure and they may become crescent-shaped. Sickle cell Anemia may be quite severe and is typically hereditary, though it is more common in those of African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean ancestry.
Introduce iron-rich foods into your diet if you’re Anaemic.
Try any of the following:
- dark-green leafy vegetables, such as watercress and curly kale
- dried fruit
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Try iron supplements which boost the low levels of iron in the body, which is usually effective. Make sure you’re monitored every few months to check if the treatment is working and to see if your iron levels have returned to normal. The underlying cause will also require treatment to prevent Anaemia coming back.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a local practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a local practitioner here
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Natural remedy for Anaemia www.homeveda.com/other-conditions/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-anaemia.html
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Further Information (links and books)
Anaemia and herbal remedies: www.livestrong.com/article/312110-herbal-treatments-for-anemia
Home remedies for Anaemia: www.homemademedicine.com/home-remedies-anemia.html
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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