IRON [why you should care]

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Anecdotal observations by John Thomas

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UNBOUND iron and copper are said to be the malignant spirit of aging.  While required for life (iron to produce oxygen-carrying hemoglobin in red blood cells and copper to produce connective tissue).

In elemental form [such as in fortified foods, food cooked in cast iron, water running in copper pipes, these metals that when UNATTACHED to proteins induce oxidation and tissue destruction and interfere with brain/nerve function. 

Elemental IRON accumulate with advancing age, starting in males after they are fully grown and in females after the change of life.  By age 40 a male has twice as much stored iron as an equally aged female and twice the rate of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

While there are many natural molecules in the body that bind to and control iron (albumin, ferritin, ceruloplasmin, transferrin, lactoferrin, melanin), dietary iron binders help to keep iron-induced oxidation in check. 

The single best check on metal accumulation of IRON is through phlebotomy, meaning donation of a pint of blood every 60 days unless your local blood bank will not allow you to donate blood for any number of reasons [age, medications, health history, etc.]

ReMove ReVive is the pill approach to sequestering and removal of elemental iron.  Although slower than blood donation, they work well.  In a healthy state all iron molecules are bound tightly to proteins and there is no unbound iron in circulation

Ferritin iron is a measure of circulating elemental iron.  Iron is NOT understood by the medical profession; there is NO relationship of elemental ferritin iron with anemia, hemoglobin and low energy. 

IRON is poisonous to the body and is directly related to neurologic decline in the forms of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and loss of memory.

Know this: elevated ferritin iron is the single most inflammatory metric of ONGOING low-grade inflammation on a blood panel.  CRP [C-reactive protein] is the best measure of low-grade inflammation, although it does NOT tell you why your score is elevated.

Your CRP [C-reactive protein] score should be -0-; there is no acceptable reason for CRP to be elevated.  One overlooked source of elevated CRP is ongoing dental/gum issues.

See  Special Insights [part I & II] on iron for detailed information.  Click this link.


  1. Change your lifestyle and your diet.
  2. Embrace Young Again Club Protocols.
  3. Ask for guidance and be open to new ideas.

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