How to Treat Anemia
Hi, my name is Dr. Troy Giles. I’m a doctor of Chiropractic and a Natural Internist. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about deficiency of iron, or anemia. This is a big deal for a lot of people, especially women, just because of the menstrual cycle. There is a lot of blood loss and a lot of iron loss. I have been looking at this recently and finding that a lot of people will have iron deficiency anemia. You can have this checked with your doctor. You can get blood work and find out if you have this. If you do, being able to support yourself with appropriate nutrition is very important. Most people will take an iron supplement to build it. The problem is that that usually makes you constipated and oft times that iron isn’t as absorb-able as effectively as green leafy vegetables. Green leafy vegetables is where mainly most of your iron is. A lot of people used to cook in cast iron. We don’t cook as much in cast iron pots anymore, but just the acidity of tomatoes and different things would leech the iron out of these cast irons. That was one concept. Some people actually put nails in acid and draw, but that’s not the way to do it. The best way to do it is your green leafy vegetables and then there is a supplement that I use here. It is called Hemagenix, from Metagenix. Hemagenix is very effective at giving you an absorb-able iron and in a ration that makes it so that you’re building not only the iron part of your blood, but your overall blood cells themselves, so that your ability to carry the oxygen is there. What happens is the iron is part of the heme group of your oxygen molecule, or of your ability to carry oxygen through your system. Without the iron, that heme group is not there for the oxygen to bind on to the red blood cell. So then the red blood cell carries the oxygen around and gives oxygen to the different cells of your body. So that’s why you want to have enough iron. So if you’re questioning whether you have enough, get a blood work, and then I would encourage you strongly to call us here at the office. Call us from anywhere around the world. We can call and we can send it to you. Hemagenix from Metagenix is the one that I use the most. That is the very best and most effective. And then, just making sure that you have, one of the books I was reading the other day discusses having a pound of raw vegetables a day and a pound of cooked vegetables a day. You say well a pound, that’s huge. Well, if you think about one piece of romaine lettuce, or one stalk of romaine lettuce, one head, that’s about 8 ounces, so 16 ounces is a pound. So you are about half. So if you had a nice salad, that’s going to be a lot right there. But, vegetables are so vital for our diet. So especially when we’re looking at getting more iron there, green leafy vegetables are the way to go. So if you have any questions, feel free to call here.