Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The “To-Do” List for Anemic Sufferers

According to nutritionist Aajonus Vonderplanitz, the “Earth Flora” website, and Andreas Moritz, an individual has options when healing and balancing the body. Anemia is one such common imbalance that may be helped by the following fresh ideas.

Aajonus Vonderplanitz in We Want to Live, says, “It [salt in food] causes sodium molecules to clump in the blood. That reverses ion magnetism and pulls the guts (so to speak) from cells. The affected cells can no longer eat anything and they shrivel and die. Four little bitty grains of salt ─ including sea salt ─ destroy approximately two million red blood cells” (144). He goes on to say that it takes “at least three hours to replace the blood cells and about 24 hours to cleanse the dead cells (144). His thoughts pose an interesting point of view for those experiencing anemia and whose doctors never mention a possible salt-cell correlation with results as dramatic as this.

Vonderplanitz feels nutrients are important even while asleep. He writes, “Eating before sleep is very healthful when on a raw diet because raw food is easy to digest, and the body doesn’t have to go too many hours without a good supply of fresh nutrients during sleep” (331). To be clear, raw food to Vonderplanitz includes raw meats as well as anything normally uncooked. Anemics may want to consider what Vonderplanitz believes when he writes, “After five hours, there is a blood-protein deficiency resulting in red blood cells eating other red blood cells. That cannibalism causes tremendous toxicity that makes many people feel drained and lethargic even after 8-10 hours of sleep” (331). Certainly if you find you awaken tired even after a lengthy sleep, following his recommendation of awakening “after 5 hours to drink ½-1 cup of room temperature raw milk, or raw milk shake, or 2 raw eggs” might be worth experimenting (331). Raw eggs could be beaten with some raw milk and ingested with a little raw, unheated honey in your mouth to make it more palatable. For an anemic, it certainly may be something worth trying, especially if despite trying everything possible to get better a person still awakens in the night struggling to get oxygen. Raw fat may bring instant relief through helping your body to absorb and utilize available nutrients as well as by escorting toxins out of your body.

Vonderplanitz feels that cooked foods can do our bodies more harm than good. Pernicious anemia, caused by a slow decrease in the number of mature red blood cells made by the bone marrow, for example, may be caused by the body’s “inability to digest or utilize cooked and processed sugars,” leading to low blood sugar (301). Vonderplanitz advises the use of raw meats, unripe fruits, unheated honey, and the Nut Formula─a mixture of blended nuts and raw fats─to remedy this form of anemia (301). No, cooked foods are not on his list to heal this condition. To give Vonderplanitz a final word on anemia, he says that pain behind the knees may be a symptom of anemia and suggests eating raw meat to help stop the pain (298).

The website “Earth Flora” states, “Earth Greens SUN/MOON Formula was carefully designed to contain fewer substances, but in larger amounts so that each component has a substantial effect. These particular rare plant materials represent superior botanicals from across the planet, narrowed down to only the finest, safest, and most popular food herbs from a variety of native traditions”. Earth Greens is a powdered formula including Hawaiian Spirulina and herbs from a variety of disciplines. “Earth Flora” also states, “Greens help to detoxify the body and build strong blood. They contain a wide range of nutrients, including an abundance of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and easy-to-assimilate proteins. Greens are also a rich source of chlorophyll, which is essential to healing, renewal, and purification.” This formula assists the blood, and also helps enhance energy levels and mental clarity. An anemic may do well to try a container of this formula.

One important ingredient in the Earth Green formula is spirulina. The reason spirunlia is significant is that it contains more iron than most iron-rich foods, including spinach and beef. Spirulina has been found to stimulate bone marrow to produce red blood cells. It is rich in chlorophyll, and chlorophyll is chemically very close to human blood. Whereas iron supplements can lead to iron toxicity, spirulina is easily absorbed and is not toxic. Along with the powerful spirulina, the Earth Greens formula contains tonifying herbs that support calming of stress and support longevity. It brings us a step closer to our non-drug using ancestors who ate wild plants regularly to ensure health.

On Andreas Moritz’s website “Ener-Chi” it states, “Rather than combating the symptoms of disease, which tends to generate a host of potentially serious side-effects that foster new diseases, he [Andreas Moritz] proposes that we restore the numerous factors that create and maintain the body’s natural balance, vitality and youthfulness.” Part of the process toward creating and maintaining this balance can be supported through his Ener-Chi Art, which works with the viewer’s qi (energy) in order to balance it.

Those experiencing anemia could purchase the picture titled “Blood.” When a person gazes at the picture for even a minute, the light-encoded energies sent cause “very profound changes [to] occur in the life energy field.” Blockages “are systematically transmuted and released.”

“Portrait of Power” is another picture that an anemic may find helpful. When feeling tired and lethargic, a person’s ‘get up and go’ may be encouraged by viewing this picture. The anemic may find the strength to shop for the correct foods, take care of him or herself better, and engage in life once again. Ener-Chi Art has many pictures from which to choose. If viewing one causes emotions to stir, or if one simply feels drawn to a certain picture, it may be worth it to invest in that particular picture.

Along with the helpful advice from Vonderplanitz, “Earth Greens,” and Moritz, other help is available for anemics to consider as well. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Royal Jelly, sunbathing and bathing in Epson salts are by no means a complete list, but certainly worth a try.

A TCM practitioner can prescribe herbal formulas and suggest herbs for cooking that address your particular deficiencies and excesses. Herbs like Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei), Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii), and Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae) can be boiled in water or cooked with rice or porridge. In either method, the herbs will be removed from the finished product before ingestion of the water, rice, or porridge. Huang Qi supports immunity and blood, as well as addresses fatigue, to name a few benefits. Gou Qi Zi supports the blood and relieves dizziness, and, most especially, you may find drinking Da Zao infused water relieves the symptom of shortness of breath. Your practitioner will alter your formula as your body is brought back into balance.

On the “Y. S. Royal Jelly” website it states, “Royal Jelly is a thick, milky substance secreted from the pharyngeal glands of a special group of young nurse bees between their 6th and 12th days of life after birth.” This honey/pollen mixture is high in vitamins, especially, a variety of B-vitamins and folic acid. It can regulate the appetite, help ease fatigue, and assist with the formation of erythrocytes (red blood cells).
Royal jelly should be taken regularly and on an empty stomach.

In closing, note that sunbathing briefly and safely and bathing with magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) for just ten to fifteen minutes once a week boosts the production of RBCs in the blood.

Author’s note: When taking natural healing products internally for a long period of time, it is always best to give your body a break from the remedy every two weeks or so. If taking Royal Jelly, “Earth Greens,” and Chinese herbs, for example, rest from one at a time for about three days, not all of them at the same time. Please note that my advice to take a break from internal natural products does not relate to drugs prescribed by your doctor. First, drugs are not a natural remedy, and second, the dosage and duration of drug therapy is between you and your physician.

Vonderplanitz, Aajonus. We Want to Live.





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