For women, and men who love the women in their lives.
We were given the honor of being the threshold of which life enters this plane of existence! With any great purpose comes a ton of pain and trails and iron deficiency happens to be one of them. A woman loses about 500mg of iron with each pregnancy. During menstruation, 4-100mg of iron is lost per period. These iron losses we experience double our need to absorb iron in comparison to our iron counterparts. Although men can be iron deficient/anemic as well, women are two times more likely to be than men and this is because of us being the womb bearers of the human race.
What is anemia?
Anemia is the reduced number of circulating red blood cells, hemoglobin and volume in the blood. Red blood cells are extremely important because they transport oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body, thus, oxygenating the body. When one is anemic, their red blood cells fail to provide oxygen efficiently. It is not a disease, but a symptom of various diseases. So many of us are walking around ignoring the signs that our bodies give us to alert us that something within is wrong. Because of this, we may adjust to most things wrong with us and learn to function with irritability, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, problems concentrating, and headaches.
Though I’ve never struggled with anemia or low iron, I did begin to say things like “constipation and migraines run in my family.” Not realizing that the lifestyle I lived and my diet “ran in my family too”. In my awakening to these things, i began to change my lifestyle and diet and noticed that I had to treat those symptoms less because I began to treat the actual issue.
Causes of anemia:
Heavy men trial bleeding
Bone marrow disease
Noticeable symptoms of anemia are drowsiness, slight fever, pale fingernail beds, dizziness, sore tongue, loss of sexual interest, fast heartbeats, indigestion, paleness under the eyelid, depression, cold hands and feet, and weakness.
Not everyone who is anemic is low on iron. Some have suffered from excessive blood loss, excessive red blood cell destruction, or deficient red blood cell production so it is extremely important to get your labs done to know exactly how to treat this issue.
Damiana, fennel, grapeseed extract, and rooibos.
Also avoid herbs containing high concentrations of tannins as they interfere with absorption of iron supplements.
Avoid taking iron supplements within three hours of taking green tea, uva Ursi, white willow bark, or St. John’s wort.
Blackstrap molasses as it has iron and essential B vitamins.
Chlorophyll- essential in red blood cell production**try our Renew Gel!**
Vitamin C-NEEDED FOR IRON ABSORPTION
Dandelion tincture-contains more iron, potassium, folic acid, and vitamin B12 than almost any other herb.*do not use if you have gallstones*
Stinging nettle- rich source of iron, vitamin C, and chlorophyll that is effective for treatment of iron-deficiency anemia.
To help prevent iron-deficiency anemia, prepare your food in cast-iron cookware.
Foods to consume:
Apples, Apricots, beets, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cherries, collards, currants, dandelion greens, dates, endive, figs, grapefruit, guava, kale, macadamia nuts, mustard greens, peppers, turnip greens, & raisins.
Womb Bearer Super Syrup
This formula is abundant in vitamins and minerals, especially iron, in which we as women are often deficient.
3tsp dandelion leaf
3tsp dandelion root
3tsp raspberry leaf
2tsp alfalfa leaf
2tsp yellow dock root
1tsp hawthorn berry
- Combine all herbs and 1 quart of water & bring to a boil.
- Cover & Reduce to a simmer for 45min.
- Add honey and cook for about 7-10 min to allow it to thicken a little but not too much as we don’t want to cook out the living healing enzymes in the honey.
- Remove from heat and for every 2 cups of syrup, add:
1/4cup of brandy
1/4cup fruit concentrate
2tbsp blackstrap molasses
2tsp nutritional yeast
2tsp spirulina powder.
5. Stir well, then place in a mason jar with a lid on it and label it. Store in the fridge where it will last up to 6 months. Take 4-6 tbsp daily.
This post could go in forever, however, I’ll just continue to add to it as long as you continue to tune in! We are the portal to this world we live in and it is imperative that we take care of ourselves holistically. Mind, body, and spirit!
I love y’all! For real! 🙏🏽💚