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How Iron Toxicity Affects Your Health Iron’s Disruptive Influence On Metabolism ∙ Part 1

In this issue:

Overview: When ‘Normal’ Blood Is Not Healthy Blood

Claudius Galen & the Four Humors

Making Sense of Your Ferritin Blood Iron Score

Anemia: The Other Side of The Story

Iron’s Many Costumes & Multiple Personalities

Symptoms & Side Effects of Iron Overload & Iron Poisoning

 Mission: I write because I see that what we are told does not match up with the truth.  My mission is to deliver truth and perspective on matters of health and longevity.  Truth always prevails and readers deserve to know truth for their personal and family well-being.

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Overview: When ‘Normal’ Blood Is Not Healthy Blood

If you wish to dodge the BIG FIVE [cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, kidney issues and degenerative arthritis] your ferritin blood iron levels should be kept VERY LOW.

When blood iron levels rise and remain elevated over many years, metabolism is disrupted and suffering becomes a way of life.  Iron overload is everyone’s problem—sooner or later.

This special report spotlights the troubles that flawed interpretation of ferritin test scores cause, and the problems iron toxicity creates for millions of unsuspecting people.

Iron toxicity haunts the entire human population, rich and poor, male and female—along with our dog and cat animal friends.

Unrecognized iron overload is perhaps the greatest blunder of current medical thinking!

Claudius Galen & The Four Humors

For 1600 years (+ -), the teachings of Greek physician, Cladius Galen dominated medical thinking.  Galen believed four ‘humors’ [four types of body fluids] were responsible for four personality types and four ‘states’ of illness: melancholic, phlegmatic, sanguine and choleric.

Galen’s ‘humorism’ became the central tenet of medical belief.  Looking back, it should have been obvious to students and teachers alike that Galen’s theories were, preposterous!

Yet, for 1600 years Galen’s illusions were medical dogma perpetuated by experts who were more concerned about ego and social standing than, medical truth.

INSERT: [In 1947, as a three year old child, I remember the ice cream truck plying my neighborhood while playing musical tunes to let people know the truck was coming their way.  The driver was known as The Good Humor Man!  Meaning, the sweet ‘humors’ he sold replaced our bad humors—at least until the sugar wracked our metabolism.]

Louis Pasteur advanced the Germ Theory of Disease in the middle 1800s, replacing Galen’s preposterous ideas.  Unfortunately, the Germ Theory was equally faulty—but truth had nothing to do with Pasteur’s new theory.  Medicine needed a new boogeyman: GERMS!

The Germ Theory is today’s ‘standard’ despite solid evidence that the theory ‘IS’ wrong!  Bechamp said, “The terrain controls; the microbes, they are nothing.” —and he was correct.

The Germ Theory continues to confound medical theory, along with the anomaly of flawed interpretation of ferritin blood iron test scores.

Making Sense of Your Ferritin Blood-Iron Score

The normal range of ferritin blood iron is 11 to 450 ng/ml.  Such a wide range should strike the reader as very, very odd.  Something is wrong here!

Question:How can normal be anywhere between 11 & 450?”  Answer:  “It can’t! Lab interpretation of normal is the equivalent of Galen’s ‘four humors!’  Normal does not mean what people think it means, or what they are told it means.  Normal is not normal!

 The ideal ferritin iron level is ‘11’.   So, if your score is 77, you are seven times high.  If your score is 220, you are 20 times high, and so on.  It is common to see test results between 200 and 450.  The higher the score, the greater your risk of poor health, disease and premature death.

Ferritin level rises with age, and with it, chronic inflammation.  Ferritin level is central to all disease—including CANCER!

Cancer, bacteria and viruses require iron to grow, and the iron they need is supplied from excess ferritin iron circulating in the blood!  In other words, infection is made possible by excess iron in the system, making iron a critical element of terrain management.

Know this: the terrain controls your genes and DNA through the epigenome which is a reflection of diet and lifestyle.  The epigenome, not your genes and DNA, determine offspring inheritance, instead of vise-versa, and iron overload affects and distorts the terrain.

Terrain management is central to Young Again Club’s message of good health and longevity, and your blood iron level is a very effective way of managing the body’s terrain.

Anemia: The Other Side of The Story

Anemia is a condition of low hemoglobin, not low ferritin iron.  If you have low red blood cell count, you will have low hemoglobin, low energy and limited ability to transport oxygen.

Unfortunately, most professionals are confused about ‘normal’ blood iron levels.  Often, they blame low energy on low iron, when exactly the opposite is true.  Television ads further confuse the public with the words, ‘iron deficiency anemia’.  The result: everyone is CONFUSED!

‘Normal’ blood ferritin is the range seen among a population; nothing more.  Anemia has little to do with iron poor blood and EVERYTHING to do with why people [and pets] suffer and age.

 The problem with the ‘iron deficiency model’ is this:  consuming ‘iron’ does not improve hemoglobin.  For example, iron fortified food is a VERY BAD IDEA that drives-up ferritin levels and inflammation while doing nothing for anemia.  And, the higher your ferritin level, the faster you will age.

Scary! A very bad idea and a new trend in ‘coaching’ is ‘iron loading’ promoted under the grossly mistaken idea that more iron = more energy, oxygen, endurance and speed.  Athletes [young and old] taking iron supplements will reap a bitter harvest from this misguided practice.

Tip: For low hemoglobin [or so-called, anemia], use liquid chlorophyll to boost hemoglobin formation and oxygen levels.  Chlorophyll is to plants what hemoglobin is to humans.  Chlorophyll so resembles human blood, it can be substituted when blood is unavailable.

Iron’s Many Costumes & Multiple Personalities

Heme iron is a healthy form of dietary iron, as is iron from fresh green vegetables.   Healthy iron is NOT free [elemental] iron—and it is NOT excess ferritin iron, either!

Heme iron is a hemoprotein that the human and animal body creates so blood can transport oxygen.  Dietary heme iron derives from healthy, red meat and is very different than fortified [elemental] iron in the food supply that is overloading everyone’s body.

Ferritin iron is a different hemoprotein.  Ferritin’s job is that of an iron storage molecule the body makes to LOCK-DOWN incoming fortified elemental iron to minimize its reactive nature.

Elemental fortified iron in food plays havoc with children’s health and it accumulates in males over age 19 and menopausal females [or those with hysterectomy].  Women enjoy a 25 year advantage over men because of menstrual blood loss which keeps down ferritin iron.

 Ferritin prevents elemental iron from oxidizing and making free radicals that damage the body.  Note: ferritin levels rise with age because the body must store more and more incoming iron.

Think of free [elemental] iron as rust on your car.  Iron is poisonous!  Yet, by law, the food supply is heavily laced with it!  So much so, that it is impossible to avoid fortified, dietary iron.

Your ferritin score measures ‘bound’ iron circulating in your blood.  Think of ferritin as a damage control molecule!  However, as ferritin levels rise, the greater the risk to the body’s terrain.

The solution to the iron dilemma is obvious: REDUCE your ferritin iron level.

Symptoms & Side Effects of Iron Overload & Iron Poisoning

Iron overload is a BIG FACTOR in the formation of brain plaques; iron definitely drives cognitive and neurological disorders of the old—and not so old.  Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, brain-fog and memory loss all involve progressive iron toxicity.

Lung issues such as, COPD, pneumonia and mesothelioma are inflammatory, autoimmune responses made possible and made worse by the condition of iron overload.

Wrinkled skin is a sign of iron poisoning.  The body stores iron beneath skin when the is no other place to store it and keep it far away from the vital organs.  Aging skin and iron toxicity belong in the same sentence.

Skin cancer is not the product of sun exposure.  Iron stored beneath the skin sets the stage and insulin/leptin resistance and chronic inflammation trigger the process.  If skin cancer is your concern, think TERRAIN—and ask for guidance.

Elevated liver enzymes and fatty liver are confirmations of degraded iron metabolism and insulin/leptin resistance.  Know this: the TERRAIN controls all things ‘liver’!  To restore your liver, see the Tissue & Liver Protocol.

Fluoride and iron are both oxidizers!  Avoid anything containing fluoride, including many medications.  Fluoride and iron are ubiquitous; they drive premature aging and endless suffering.  To get rid of fluoride already resident in your body, ask for guidance.

Prostate and bladder infections occur due to elevated ferritin, elevated blood sugar and chronic inflammation.  Yeast REQUIRES iron and sugar to grow.  So-called, ‘normal’ blood sugar levels are 20-50 points high; meaning, those not yet diabetic, are pre-diabetic.

Migraine headaches involve iron overload, insulin/leptin resistance, sluggish bowel, and a compromised intestinal tract.  Migraines are a symptom, never a cause.

Vision problems such as: glaucoma and macular degeneration, plus hearing loss and ringing ears—are made worse by elevated ferritin iron, insulin/leptin resistance and chronic inflammation.  These problems are terrain issues and iron is in the middle of all of them!

Low ATP output by dysfunctional mitochondria involves iron poisoning of the terrain.  Excess iron shortens DNA telomeres that control how many times cells divide before they die.  Deal with iron overload instead of fretting over your telomeres issues makes more sense!

Fatty tumors (lipomas) precede cancer; do NOT ignore them!  Lipoma formation REQUIRES iron, a compromised liver and insulin/leptin resistance [pre-diabetes].  Fatty tumors are red flags of a TERRAIN in serious trouble.  For guidance, ask.

More iron maladies: iron overload affects cataracts, fibromyalgia, adrenal burn-out, unbalanced female and male sexual hormones, loss of eyebrows/hair color and fungal overgrowth, as well as, chronic fatigue, cellulite, gluten intolerance and obesity.

The list of health challenges related to iron toxicity is endless and the solution blatantly obvious: REDUCE YOUR FERRITIN IRON!

The conclusion of How Iron Toxicity Affects Your Health” follow next week.  Here is the link for PART 2

Here are topics of discussion in PART 2:

People, Pets & Confusion Regarding Iron Toxicity

Who Benefits From Adding Iron To The Food Supply?

Why People Are Unaware of Iron Poisoning?

The Fire Element & The Iron Cycle

A Cost FREE Solution For Solving Your Iron Problem

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Recent mailings urged readers to obtain their ferritin iron test score.  Today’s report explains WHY so much depends on the ‘interpretation’ of your blood iron test score.

Part 1 is about so-called ‘normal’ blood iron levels and why your ferritin iron level affects every aspect of health, cognition, hormones, inflammation and aging.

Unhealthy levels of ferritin (blood iron) are common because iron accumulates in the body.  It is vitally important to understand why and how iron accumulates in blood (and tissues) of healthy, normal people—and what can be done to clear excess iron from the body.

The terms: iron toxicity, elevated ferritin iron and iron overload are used interchangeably in this report to describe the phenomenon of unhealthy accumulation of excess iron in blood.

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Alert & Special Request Caring For Self & Family

 

Overview

Tests have their place, but the results are often either useless metrics or they are misinterpreted by misguided experts who specialize in false diagnoses.

Today, I am asking you to obtain results of one specific test that is vital to your future.  This test has been misunderstood by both practitioners and the public for 100 years. The misunderstanding is driving health challenges, big and small.

Overview: you will be collecting vital information about yourself.  Then, you will learn to interpret and use the test information to avoid the sick-care system and restore your health.  The solution is cost-free and available to everyone.

Why You Should Care

Soon, the sick-care system will become unrecognizable and unavailable for a variety of reasons.

Sick-care as you know it is imploding and there is nothing you can do to prevent it.

In fact, sick-care could ‘collapse’ in the very near future—and I am not exaggerating!

Point: You must learn new ways to care for self and family so you will be less vulnerable.  It is imperative that you acquire the knowledge you will need to prosper and not suffer.

Point: Hidden in front of your eyes is the single most disruptive element affecting EVERYONE’S health and longevity.  There are NO exceptions, but there are simple solutions.

Taking Control of Your Future

In the weeks ahead, I will explain how you can improve well-being using your own test results as a guide for solving various health challenges.  Your cost: ZERO!

Point: you must obtain ‘your’ test number mentioned below so you can determine where you are and understand what you must do!  The solution is easy to implement.  You will like it.

What You Need To Do

Obtain the following metric:

  1. Obtain your current level for ferritin. Call your doctor’s office and ask for a verbal ‘score’ from a test in the last 12 months.  You do not need a printed report.

If test result is unavailable, or you have not been tested in the last 12 months, know that some labs will test without a doctor’s order.  You can order the test at: https://www.directlabs.com or https://gocinch.com/ or a similar service [do a Google search to locate one in your area] without the expense of an office call.  The cost is small.

Understanding Your Test Score

You will need current test results before moving forward, regardless of your present ‘state’ of being [healthy vs. sickly/suffering].

Ignore so-called ‘normal’ test score range supplied with your results.  The range supplied is a bogus metric; it is part of the problem.

Once you have obtained your ferritin score, I will help you ‘personalize’ the information, and make it meaningful.  Then, you will UNDERSTAND why this Alert & Special Request is timely and vitally important.

Critical Information Coming Soon

In an upcoming Special Insights, I will provide background information you will need to understand the true meaning of your blood ferritin level.

It is imperative that you get tested immediately; do NOT delay.

You MUST have your current ferritin level before assistance can be provided.

Pick-up the phone and contact your doctor or try: https://www.directlabs.com or https://gocinch.com/ or a similar service [do a Google search to locate one in your area] and order the test.  It will only take a moment to initiate.  Your future depends upon it.

If doctor or nurse ask why you want the test, the simplest answer is: “I am curious!”

We will discuss your specifics after you have your test results.

Contact me, immediately, when you have your test score.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Time is of essence!

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ReVive Dietary Protocol Guidelines & Answers To Your Questions.

  1. During the first 3 weeks of the ReVive Protocol, body metabolism shifts from the ‘pre-diabetic state’ of carbohydrate dependence, followed by 3-5 weeks additional transition.
  1. As carbohydrate dependence diminishes, dietary fat and excess body fat become your primary energy sources, whether you are diabetic or pre-diabetic—and everyone is either one or the other!
  1. Initially, your diet should consist of ZERO The faster you eliminate the carbs, the faster the adjustment and better the results.  You will be able to have small amounts of carbohydrates later, AFTER your system has adjusted.  For now, no carbs and no wheat products!
  1. Eating carbohydrates during the first 4-8 weeks SABOTAGES the ReVive Protocol and causes the body to revert into hormone resistance [insulin, leptin, adrenaline] and pre-diabetes. Avoid carbohydrates!

Carbohydrates include: sugar, dates, honey, agave, bread, potatoes, grains, rice, flour, yogurt, low-fat milk, all fruit [fresh or dried including bananas], fruit juices of any kind, alcohol, beer, wine, yams, yogurt, milk and excess protein [the body converts excess protein to glucose and burdens the system].

As metabolism shifts to fat as the primary fuel source, appetite [cravings!] and desire for carbohydrates diminishes.  In the beginning, however, it may be very challenging.  Please follow these guidelines.

Foods you should eat:

Coconut oil: one large teaspoon at the beginning of each meal.  If you do not like coconut oil [taste or texture] or you have an issue with yeast, take two capsules of ReSet instead.

Avocado: as often as you like with or between meal due to its fat profile.

Salt: any kind of healthy salt and plenty of it.

Water: drink water in am and regularly; the GOAL is urination every 2 hours.  Water is CRITICAL to the adjustment process.  P.S. no lemon in water in the am!

Protein: meat, eggs, cheese, cottage cheese, nuts (walnuts, pecans, sunflower, pecans, cashews, macadamia).  Avoid protein powders commonly used in smoothies and juice drinks as they are loaded with heavy metals.  Protein consumption should be modest, for example: 1-2 eggs or ¼ lb. of ground beef.  Note: excess protein converts to glucose and raises blood sugar the same as if you ate carbohydrates.

Meat: beef, pork, lamb, fish (wild only).  Eat organic meat if possible.

Fats & Oils:  Coconut oil, butter, olive oil, red palm oil, raw nuts and animal fat.  Please think in terms of 75-80% of your total caloric intake should derive from fats.  Ending carbohydrate dependence requires sufficient dietary fat intake.  Note: coconut fat buffers food metabolism and provides basis of hormone production.

Vegetables: eat all the veggies you want, such as salads, green beans, kale, collards, broccoli, celery, cucumber and olives, while avoiding starchy vegetables.  The crucifers [kale, collards, broccoli, etc.] should be gently cooked; ditto for asparagus.

Olives: are an excellent source of fat, bulk and fiber.  Eat 6-12 whole olives of any variety at every meal.  Sliced black olives are very inexpensive if bought in a gallon can.  Eat 2-3 tablespoons of them with every meal for wonderful effects on bowels and appetite.

Coffee: is fine, but no junk creamer or sugar.  Stevia is acceptable, but it should be liquid [Sweet Leaf brand] stevia that avoids the additives in powdered formulas.

  1. After 3 weeks, begin taking a second dose each of ReVive & ReNew in early afternoon [with water]. This is in addition to the morning dose taken with meal or water. Avoid taking ReVive after 4 pm.  The afternoon dose of ReVive/ReNew is CRITICAL to the transition process; don’t skip it.
  1. Separate meals by 6 HOURS [except for water and coconut oil/ReSet, if needed!]. If you must SNACK or EAT during the ‘no food,’ 6 hour window, either take a heaping teaspoon of coconut oil or 2 ReSet capsules and a glass of water, wait 10 minutes and your craving will ease and energy will improve.
  1. If you must begin with 4 hour meal spacing [assuming you have been a ‘grazer’ or usually eat often to keep your system going] okay, but increase to 6 hours as soon as possible!
  1. Eating during the 6 hour ‘no food’ window SABOTAGES the process of ending carbohydrate dependence causing the body to revert to carbohydrate reliance. Dietary fats should be your primary energy source, NOT carbohydrates.  Know9% of the population exists on carbohydrates which drives aging, suffering and early death.  Know as the medical system overloads and collapses, things are going to get very ugly.  Prevention is your safest and best defense.  Please choose to care for yourself!
  1. If you are worried about fats and coronary health, relax. Little, if anything, you have ever been told about cardiovascular health, cholesterol and coronary health disease [so-called] is true.  Fact is, the Cholesterol Theory of Disease is a bald face lie.  You can read about it on my website. Here is the link:   http://blog.youngagainclub.com/glossary/cholesterol-cholesterol-theory-of-disease.
  1. The ReVive Protocol is about pancreatic overload and easing of insulin and leptin resistance; while, at the same time, clearing brain fog, boosting energy, curving appetite, improving sleep and normalization of adrenal and thyroid metabolism.
  1. You may experience passing dizziness, brain fog, edema and low blood sugar during initial 6 weeks of the protocol. If needed, take either 2 ReSet or a large teaspoon of coconut oil and water between meals to support your system during your escape from insulin/leptin/adrenaline resistance.
  1. The ReVive Protocol is a PROCESS and it takes time for the body to adjust. Gas, bloating and constipation are common.  Enemas provide relief; movement of waste is important.  Click hyperlink to learn more http://www.youngagainclub.com/enema-protocols–low—high-.html
  1. For proper absorption of dietary fats, take 1 Pro-Ox with every meal. Digestive capability diminishes after age 35; so address this issue by taking 2 each of DiSorb Aid #3 and R/BHCI at the BEGINNING of meals along with 1 Pro-Ox.  Know fats are critical for hormone production, male and female!
  1. It is very helpful to take the following items for metabolic support: 1 each of Pantothenic Acid, chelated Zinc, Selenium and 2 fish oil capsules [or a spoonful of cod liver oil, if you can stand it!] at the BEGINNING of each meal.  These items are commonly available.
  1. Yes, you can dilute a tbsp. of apple cider vinegar in water and take between meals. Those with sluggish or fatty livers, should take ‘standardized’ milk thistle with this Protocol.  Call, if you need guidance.
  1. Try eating only 2 meals a day [with 6 hours between them] to rest your pancreas. You will need ReVive & ReNew and coconut oil and/or ReSet to end snacking and comfortably get-by on less food.
  1. A high fat diet in the face of modest carbohydrate and good digestion is a form of controlled starvation where the body learns to function on clean-burning, energy dense, dietary fats for energy instead of dependence on a dirty-burning carbohydrates.

Fats are critical to restoration and maintenance of good health.  Very few people have ever experienced the wonders fat metabolism offers.  Once you achieve the healthy ‘state of being’ that fat metabolism offers, you will understand.  For now, please follow these instructions.  Feel free to call or email, as needed.

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