Anemia

Please select from the menu above


Anecdotal observations by John Thomas

Return to Glossary
Go to Programs & Protocols
Special Insights Archive
Go to Home Page

Anemia: low levels of red blood cells, hemoglobin and heme iron with lessened ability to carry oxygen.

Overview

Anemia has nothing to do with generic understanding of BLOOD IRON LEVELS, which is wrongly equated with low levels of elemental iron, called ferritin iron.

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 lab test range seen among a population; nothing more.  Anemia has nothing to do with elemental iron poor blood and EVERYTHING to do with why people [and pets] suffer and age due to systemic, low-grade inflammation.

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

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.

For a full discussion of IRON and the toxic side effects of elevated blood iron, click this hyperlink.

Return to Glossary
Go to Programs & Protocols
Special Insights Archive
Go to Home Page