ANAEMIA – CURING WITH NATURO-FOOD THERAPY
What is Anaemia?
1. When the red blood cells are unhealthy due to less iron rich protein, called haemoglobin, a person is said to be suffering from anaemia. This protein is theoxygen carrier and gives the red colour to blood. Thus iron is the star among minerals needed by the body as it puriﬁes the most vital of life forces – blood. iron in the blood
helps carry oxygen to the tissues, including the brain. Iron deﬁciency retards physical and mental growth.
Causes of Iron Deﬁciency.
2. Iron deﬁciency can be caused by severe blood loss due to injury or heavymenstrual bleeding, malnutrition, heavy sweating and stomach worms. Mostly iron deﬁciency is due to lack of iron in diet, especially ‘picky’ eaters – usually children or fast food junkies. Sufﬁcient iron intake for teens is a must.
Symptoms I Complications of iron Deﬁciency
3. When iron (haemoglobin) levels drop, body tissues are starved of oxygen,resulting in one or more complications, i.e. fatigue, listlessness, drowsiness, diness,memory loss, poor concentration and shortened attention span, loss of appetite and poor digestion, cold hands I feet, swelling of the ankles (oedema), lowered resistance (low immunity) to diseases, repeated infections, frequent colds, headaches, dry skin,brittle hair and nails, rapid heart beat I palpitations, excessive I less bleeding or irregular periods.
Cure with Naturo-Food Therapy
4. iron overload with supplements should be avoided. Iron deﬁciency can easily be replenished by eating wholesome iron-rich natural foods in 2 to 3 months. Iron in the food is required in small quantities but its absorption in the body is a tricky affair. iron absorption increases 2-3 times, if iron-rich foods are eaten with vitamin-C rich
Meat – Lean red meat especially liver, poultry, ﬁsh, eggs. Iron in these is easily
absorbed. Absorption is even better, if consumed with green vegetables or beans.