September 2, 2013 | Posted in Blood / Lymph

Anemia requires accurate diagnosis to treat intelligently. Fatigue is often the main symptom a person with anemia experiences. Energetically, iron carries the force a person uses to carry out the actions of the day, and the lifetime.

Description

The most common anemia in women of child-bearing age is blood loss from heavy menses.

In older adults, anemia can signify a polyp in the colon with low grade blood loss.

Anemia in vegetarians can be iron or B-vitamin deficiency. Anemia in infants and children requires careful evaluation.

Stool cards to check for hidden blood and/or colonoscopy will begin to pin down the source of blood loss. CBC with indices, iron and B vitamin levels will help sort this out.

Knowing this diagnosis from working with your healthcare provider and getting lab work, one can then use diet and natural remedies to support treatment.

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Treatments

Foods high in iron are meat, blackstrap molasses (organic blackstrap tastes much better than non-organic blackstrap molasses), cast-iron cookware, dark leafy greens, and eggplant. Avoid chemicals by purchasing organic, non-GMO foods as much as possible. See Nutrition.

Some people do not tolerate standard iron preparations, and get diarrhea or constipation. Easily absorbable iron sources are :

  • True Botanica Urtica Ferrum Tincture for adults 20 drops twice daily orally for as long as the practitioner indicates there is need;
  • Uriel Ferrum silicum Urtica for adults 10 pellets or 1/8 teaspoon of powder 3-4 times daily orally;
  • Weleda Fragaria Urtica tabs for adults 1 tab 4 times per day orally.

In addition to giving the body absorbable physical iron, one can enable better handling of the iron with a homeopathic remedy. These remedies do not contain significant amounts of physical iron, but the energetic aspect of iron, released by the homeopathic method, directs the efficient use of iron in the body.

Supporting digestion with bitters helps iron handling also:

  • Gentian Pentas (True Botanica) for adults 20 drops twice daily orally;
  • Chicory ginger bitters or Levico Prunus (Uriel Pharmacy) for adults 10 drops 3 times per day orally;
  • Amara Drops (Weleda Pharmacy) for adults 7 drops in ½ teaspoon water 3 times per day orally before meals and at bedtime long term.

Sometimes people simply add bitters to their water bottle (hopefully not a plastic one) according to taste, so they receive digestive support all day long.

Weleda Prunus spinosa for adults 7 drops in ½ teaspoon of water 3-4 times daily orally, helps fatigue associated with anemia, but does not replace treatment for anemia.

ASK YOUR DOCTOR:  Weleda prescription Prunus summitates 30% is a concentrated preparation of the blackthorn plant, including the growing tips (“summitates” = the summit, the tip) which include the vitality for producing the rest of the plant.

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**Cautions**

Don’t ignore low hemoglobin or hematocrit, or make assumptions. Get accurate diagnosis, then feel free to apply supportive natural treatments.

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 Resources

True Botanica www.truebotanica.com +1 800 315 TRUE (8783) (in USA)  +1 262 912 0970 (outside USA)

Uriel Pharmacy www.urielpharmacy.com +1 866 642 2858 (in USA)  +1 262 642 2858 (outside USA)

Weleda www.weleda.com  +1 800 241  1030 (in USA and to obtain contact info outside USA)

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