ANEMIA

General Considerations

Identifying the cause of anemia through a complete diagnostic workup by a qualified health care professional is essential.

Anemia caused by deficient (low) red blood cell (RBC) production is almost always due to nutrient deficiency.

The three most common are due to deficiencies of iron, vitamin B12, or folic acid.

Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia.

Perhaps the best food for an individual with any kind of anemia is calf liver.

Although it is popular to inject vitamin B12 in the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency, injection is usually not necessary as the oral administration of an appropriate dosage has been shown to produce excellent results.

Pre-Disposing Factors:

a. Poor digestive function (hypochlorhdria)

b. Internal bleeding

c. Vegetarian diets

d. Excessive blood loss from menses

Subjective indications frequently present with anemia:

a. Blue sclera, the white portion of the eyes (Iron anemia)

b. Cold hands & feet (Iron anemia)

c. Paresthesia, pins & needles feeling (B-Complex, B12 & Folic Acid anemia)

d. Ridges in fingernails (Iron anemia)

e. Craving for ice (Iron anemia)

Dietary Recommendations

Effective therapy for anemia is dependent on proper classification as to its cause. The following recommendations are given with this in mind. Blood tests should be performed monthly to determine when the blood count returns to normal.

The ingestion of 4 to 6 oz of calf liver per day is recommended, along with the liberal consumption of green leafy vegetables.

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Primary Nutrients:
1. BIO-MULTI PLUS – 1 tablet, 3 times daily after meals.

2. BIO-C PLUS 1000 –  1 tablet, 3 times daily after meals.

3. M S M POWDER –  1/2 teaspoonful 2 to 4 times daily depending on the severity of symptoms. NOTE: Always take MSM with your Vitamin C.

4. BIOMEGA-3 – 3 – 4 capsules, once daily after a meal.

Specific Nutrients: When symptoms or condition begins to subside, gradually, as needed, wean yourself from the Specific Nutrients & stay on the Primary Nutrients. If any symptoms re-occur resume taking Specific Nutrients.

5. FE-ZYME – 1 tablet daily with a meal

6. HYDRO-ZYME – 2 to 3 tablets with each meal, if subjective indications of low HCL (hypochlorhydria) are present.

7. B12 LOZENGES – dissolve 1 lozenge in mouth 3 times daily with meals

8. FOLIC ACID 800 – 1 tablet, 3 times daily with meals

NOTE:
If internal bleeding and low stomach HCL have been ruled out & Iron supplementation is not successful in normalizing hemoglobin (HGB) & the hematocrit (HCT) you may need to consider the following Iron synergists to increase Iron utilization:

9. MIXED ASCORBATE POWDER – 1 rounded teaspoonful in water or juice with each meal in place of the BIO-C PLUS 1000 tablets

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