How Iron Toxicity Affects Your Health Iron’s Disruptive Influence On Metabolism ∙ PART 2

Part 2 of this report offers solutions for correcting iron toxicity with observations why elevated iron levels are so disruptive to long term health and well-being.  To learn more, read on.

In this issue:

Overview: The Iron Dilemma

Cui bono? Latin: “For whose benefit?”

People, Pets & Confusion About Iron Toxicity

Why People Are Unaware of Iron Toxicity

The Fire Element, Iron & Insulin Resistance

No Mechanism For The Body To Reduce Excess Iron

Conclusions & Solutions: Options For Reducing Excess Ferritin Iron

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Overview: The Iron Dilemma

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 system.

Cui bono? Latin: “For whose benefit?”

Why is food adulterated with iron?  And, who pays [in money and suffering] for the havoc iron imposes upon humans and animals, alike?  And, “For whose benefit?”

Iron ‘fortified’ food is not allowed in most of Europe.  So, why is iron added to food under color of law in the USA?  And, “For whose benefit?”

Food cartels and the sick-care system imply that adding iron to food is good, when clearly, iron creates problems for humans and pets, alike!  And, “For whose benefit?”

Is iron fortified food creating chronic inflammation and degenerative disease in millions of unsuspecting people?  And, “For whose benefit?”

Is iron toxicity driving up the cost of health care?  And, what happens when socialized medicine collapses or becomes inaccessible and people need care, and there is a shortage of doctors and a long waiting line?   And, “For whose benefit?”

Is it possible, we have been lied to once again?  And, “For whose benefit?”

People, Pets & Confusion About Iron Toxicity

Iron poisoning is a big problem for pets and for pet owners.

Dogs and cats could live an additional 20 YEARS if: they are not fed iron fortified food, insulin resistance issues are addressed and ferritin, blood iron levels are reduced.  [For humans following the same protocols, it could mean an additional 40-60 healthy, productive YEARS!]

Pet food is LOADED with iron—as much as 3,000% – 5,000% more iron than pets should receive; far more than what humans are allowed!  What is the correct amount of fortified iron in pet food?  ZERO!  What is the correct amount of fortified iron in people food? ZERO!  Iron is poisonous!

The challenge!  How do you reduce excess ferritin iron after it has accumulated?  A blood draw for pets is not practicable, so I offer OPTION 2 (below).  Ask for guidance.

Have you ever wondered why pet’s teeth, gums and cardiovascular systems degenerate just like their masters?  Or, why pets develop diabetes [and pre-diabetes] just like their masters?

The answers to the above questions have NOTHING to do with your pet’s [or your] genes and DNA, and EVERYTHING to do with pre-diabetes and iron poisoning from iron fortified food.

Thought!  When health and vitality are good, the ability to work and maintain an income solves a lot of problems.  And, for those already retired, nothing beats good health!  Nothing!

Why People Are Unaware of Iron Toxicity

  1. The sick-care system never discusses iron toxicity with patients, ever!
  2. Iron toxicity is too simple! The Germ Theory is familiar and complicated.
  3. Sick-care likes complicated ideas that keep people confused so they will not question. Medical schools teach ‘diagnose and prescribe’. Doctors are taught: “You can never have enough iron!” especially if you lack energy, are elderly, suffer from menstrual fatigue, or you are a menopausal female!  Iron is misunderstood and misrepresented.
  4. Insurance companies and regulators demand compliance with ‘standard of care’ and woe be unto good practitioners who dare to question
  5. The public is programmed 24/7/365 with: “Ask your doctor if XXX is right for you?”
  6. Patients do not comprehend the meaning of their: ferritin blood-iron test scores.
  7. People believe in the medical model; they do not realize the model is

The Fire Element, Iron & Insulin Resistance

Iron is called the fire element’ because it is HOTMeaning, iron is unstable and fuels free radical formation and oxidation of tissues and organs.  Chronic inflammation is a classic symptom of iron toxicity in humans and pets, alike!

Excess ferritin blood-iron is always and forever a TERRAIN issue.  Lose control of your terrain and the iron and insulin/leptin cycles will see to it that dis-ease comes, knocking!

For example, hypothyroidism [low thyroid] is brought on by inflammation from iron overload and insulin/leptin resistance!  Ditto for: female hormone issues, erectile dysfunction, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular problems, chronic fatigue, diabetes, brain plaque, kidney and bladder issues, cancer and arthritisto name a few.

As stated in PART 1 of this report: males begin accumulating excess ferritin iron around age 19.  Women bypass the iron problem because of menstrual blood loss until hysterectomy or onset of menopause and then, quickly catch-up with men.

As blood-iron ferritin levels rise [in both sexes], so does chronic inflammation and escalating health challenges.  Iron toxicity keeps the waiting lines of the sick-care system, full!

Know: inflammation, iron toxicity and pre-diabetes [i.e. insulin/leptin resistance] drives mitochondrial disease.  Mitochondria have their own DNA independent of human DNA!  The mitochondria manage health and vitality according to the diet and condition of the terrain.

No Natural Mechanism For Body To Reduce Excess Iron

The body DOES NOT HAVE a natural mechanism for ridding itself of excess ferritin.  Iron overload is a modern day phenomenon resulting from dietary intake of fortified iron in processed food.

In olden days, the source of dietary iron was: cast iron cookware.  Today, iron toxicity is exasperated by: bad lifestyle, junk food diets and extended life spans.

Know: fruit juice [Vitamin C], alcohol, sweets and soft drinks when taken with meals DRAMATICALLY increases uptake of dietary iron—and the more often you snack and eat, the more iron you will absorb.

Perhaps, now, the reader can appreciate the value of the ReVive Dietary Protocol for maintenance of good health and restoration of aged, inflamed and obese bodies.

Things Everyone Should Understand

Know this: ridding your body of excess ferritin REQUIRES your personal intervention.

Know this: available iron is a prerequisite ingredient for infections.

For example, pathogenic organisms (bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites) REQUIRE iron to grow and your blood is their source of iron!  These organisms break-down ferritin and use the iron against you!  The higher your ferritin iron level, the greater is your risk for infection.

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.

Consider: MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections occur in people under stress and those with a compromised intestinal tract, such as: Crohn’s, celiac, yeast, gas/bloat and bowel disorders.  Stress is exaggerated by emotion or trauma [surgery and/or accidents].

Infections are terrain issues first and foremost.  Exposure to invading pathogenic organisms, as commonly believed, is NOT cause for infection.  Think terrain, not The Germ Theory of Disease!

Resident, non-threatening organisms have the ability to ‘morph’ into virulent forms when conditions are ideal—and stress and trauma are ideal conditions!

So, when you hear the word, infection, think: a toxic terrain, iron overload and pre-diabetes (insulin/leptin resistance).  Infection is the effect of a toxic terrain.

Conclusions & Solutions

Reduction of ferritin iron should be EVERYONE’S top priority!  When you are told, “Everything is fine!” know that everything is not fine—and your elevated ferritin score is proof!

Options ONE and TWO (below) provide solutions for issues related to iron overload.  Iron reduction is a preventive step; prevention is always the simplest solution.

To insure YOUR future well-being and to avoid entrapment in the sick-care system: REDUCE YOUR FERRITIN IRON LEVELS now, before a crisis hits!

Note: Cast iron cookware is a BIG source of iron and old water pipes, too.  Do NOT cook with unprotected cast iron cookware.  Instead, use porcelain, enamel coated cast iron or stainless steel cookware.  NEVER use cookware coated with non-stick surfaces; it is LOADED with fluoride and toxic chemicals.  Call if interested in bio-friendly water equipment.

Options For Reduction of Excess Ferritin Iron

Option 1:  (COST FREE)

Donate blood at your local blood bank.  Phlebotomy [blood-letting] is your VERY BEST option and the cost of a blood draw is ZERO!

a. If your health will not allow for blood donations; you are under the minimum weight, you are taking certain medications, you travel internationally, you are uncomfortable with the idea, or you have religious issues, go with Option 2, below.

b. You are allowed to donate blood bi-monthly (6 times a year) as you wish or need. Once ferritin levels adjust, you can reduce donations and/or use Option 2, below.

c. Someone with a ferritin score of 77 will donate less often than someone with a score of 200, 300, 400, etc.

d. You must wait two months before the effects of a blood draw can be measured in follow-up ferritin tests.

e. Be certain to ask for a ‘whole blood’ draw, not a serum draw.

Option 2:  Reduction WITHOUT Blood Draw

Follow the Blood Iron Protocol when blood donation is not possible for whatever reason.  The Protocol has additional advantages, such as: increased energy, loss of [excess] body fat and improvement of memory, vision, hearing and cognitive functions—to name a few.

The Blood Iron Protocol is based on specialized, bio-active supplements designed to slow rising ferritin and assist the removal of excess ferritin already present.

Things You Should Know

a. The Blood Iron Protocol works more slowly than blood-letting [phlebotomy], but it is easy to follow, effective and does not conflict with medications.

b. Do NOT take prescription iron chelators. Their side effects are horrible and they are high risk.  You do NOT need them and they are counter-productive!

c. When doctor sees positive changes in your metabolism and profile from following the Blood Iron Protocol, doctor will have no choice but to help you wean-off of unnecessary medications. Weaning is best done with doctor’s supervision.

d. The Blood Iron Protocol is great for independent minded people who wish to care for themselves and avoid entrapment in the sick-care system.

What You Should Do Next

Obtain the following metric:

Obtain your current ferritin level by calling your doctor’s office.  Ask for a verbal ‘test score’ from a blood panel taken in the last 12 months.  You do not need a printed report.

a. If test results are unavailable or you have not been tested in the last 12 months, know that most labs will test without a doctor’s order.

b. Use the internet to obtain a lab order for ferritin at: or a similar service without the expense of an office call. You will need a lab referral.

c. You MUST obtain your ferritin (blood-iron) test score BEFORE a plan can be developed.

If you are having difficulty obtaining your ferritin score, email or call John Thomas at:, or call (509) 465-4154.  Or, send a written note with your phone number to: John Thomas, P. O. Box 1240, Mead WA 99021.

Understanding The Meaning of Your Ferritin Score

Ignore ‘normal’ test range provided with your test results.  The range provided with test results is flawed and are very, misleading!

First, obtain your ferritin score.  Then, email or call John Thomas.

It is easy to develop a plan of action based on your score/age/condition etc.

Congratulations & Suggestions

Congratulations for having read Parts 1 & 2 of this lengthy, detailed report.

It is good to know the truth, and the truth is: your ferritin level is a crucial component of self-directed health care and very easy to manage.

This report provides readers with two very good options.

At age 72, John Thomas is grateful he has good options for himself, family and friends.

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