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Member since 08 Sep 2006
Member from Nawton
I have a low haemoglobin. Investigations are negative.
Any ideas how I can build it up without always taking iron tablets?
Member since 14 Sep 2006
Member from Glenfield
Hello winner...My experience with low haemoglobin was fixed by eating as many raw apples as I could. So I managed 6 a day for a few days and it fixed the problem. I then maintained it by eating 1 or 2 a day. Believe it or not apples are high in Iron. Liquid chlorophyll does the same thing. You drink it mixed in a glass of water...has a mint flavour added for palatability. A friends haemo was right down to 2.9, she looked like porcelain, no colour at all in her skin after continued blood loss. I stayed with her all night and everytime she woke I gave her a drink. By the next morning you could see pink in her fingertips and it progressed from there. We added raw egg yolk mixed in orange juice on the 2nd day. By the fifth day her count was up to 10.9. Astounding results. People couldn't believe their eyes. Any one of the 3 remedies above should do the trick.
Where Iron tabs are concerned, the natural Iron tabs from health shops, (I don't think I'm allowed to name a brand), doesn't cause bowel side effects as the ones from the doctor's does. My daughter and grand daughter have both taken these without any side effects whatsoever, and with good results.
Hope this is helpful...
Member from Mosgiel
If you are a meat eater, the old fashioned way is to eat lambs fry or calf liver once a week. Very nice ( if not overcooked) with bacon and lots of gravy. It is very "in" at present at restaurants here. Do not drink tea with your meals as it stops the absorption of iron.
I have the opposite problem - haemochromatosis (iron overload)!!
Iron seems to be added to many cereals today so I avoid them. Many people seem to be anaemic since red meat became unfashionable.
Member since 12 Jun 2007
Member from Timaru
Deer blood capsules are an easy way of getting heme iron naturally without having to eat a T-Bone steak every day (although personally I prefer the T-Bone).
Heme iron incidentally is 5 times as available as conventional iron suplements or vegetable iron from such things as silver beet.
You can also get pills that contain only liver. I know someone who got really good results with them. She was actually losing the thickness in the hair strands because of her iron deficiency and I couldn't see her eating the liver itself.
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