Effective Natural Anemia Remedies

| Modified on Feb 05, 2024
Blackstrap Molasses, Seaweed Snacks, Blood Builder
Posted by Marsh (Colo) on 09/30/2023

A few years ago, I was hemorrhaging every 3 months. My OB/GYN ordered a blood test and scheduled me for an immediate ablation as my iron level was shocking low (she couldn't understand how I was still walking). After the procedure I visited my naturopath who recommended mega food blood builder, seaweed snacks and black strap molasses. For a couple weeks, I craved seaweed, then suddenly I couldn't stand the smell. Iron levels back to normal! I'm confidant they all helped. BTW another health guru warned me about the iron tabs most docs prescribe (the reason I went natural).

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Posted by Lisa (Pensacola) on 07/20/2023

My daughter is anemic, enough for her pediatrician to mention it. I'm gonna try these with her and in a month I'm gonna come back and let you know what changed.

Posted by Christy (Alabama) on 06/29/2023

You should increase your vitamin c intake as this increases iron absorption.

Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe bh) on 06/29/2023

Renee, I dunno about beets, but when I was critically low in iron, Blackstrap Molasses worked. Read up on it.

Posted by Renee (USA) on 06/28/2023

YES! I am critical low iron anemic and read all about beets beets beets. I bought a bunch as well as beet juice powder. Then found out about oxalates! And phytic acid and polyphenols all iron inhibitors in many foods...omg....it's enough to make you just starve yourself to death..so in essence is eating beets totally counteracting low iron because of the oxalates?

Posted by Basilia (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 05/11/2023

The chlorophyll, which is really called, chlorophyllin, that is produced is altered by adding a copper molecule that replaces the natural magnesium molecule. In return, copper helps the iron to recycle itself which is then utilized by the body. Copper and vitamin A are very important for the iron recycling process within the body, with the results being iron absorption.

Sarsaparilla and Beetroot
Posted by Peter (Chicago) on 02/14/2023

How much Sarsaparilla do you take?

Sarsaparilla and Beetroot
Posted by Shooting Star (Atlanta, Ga) on 01/24/2023

Sarsaparilla has been a game changer for managing my anemia. Taking the supplement alone, boosted my iron numbers back to the normal range. I randomly chanced upon the treatment from a YouTuber casually mentioning it… now I feel secure in no longer needing iron pills.

I also came across beetroot this year. It's really improved my cognition and energy levels with this condition. I did not even know that my brain could function this well because I've been chronically anemic pretty much all my life. Anemia symptoms were my “normal, ” so I perceived my lethargy as laziness, difficulty with memory as a fault in my effort to memorize, and awkward speech and stutters as a speech impediment. Truly, I was just unwell.

When I have used these modalities to treat my anemia, all the symptoms are significantly minimized.

I am so blessed to feel empowered against this beast of a condition that oppressed me physically and emotionally for so long. My body, brain especially, has not been oxygenated like this in such a long time. —it feels so good to have more control over this condition. It literally felt like my life was enslaved by it and perpetually overcast with its symptoms.

Cheers to our journeys to better health. Wishing wellness to all.

Posted by Ana (FL) on 11/23/2022

Hi! I would like to try taking chlorophyll 1 tsp. a day. For how long is it safe to take once iron levels go back to normal?

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Posted by Richard (Hawaii) on 11/20/2022

I spent 20 years in Sweden, and the Swedish solution is definitely not ferrous sulphate, etc. for anemia. Thanks for this insight from far away New Zealand. Instead, the Swedish method is to substitute various iron salts for what they call "blood pudding." Blood pudding is a common Swedish dish from centuries past. You can buy it ready made in any supermarket in Sweden. It is made by dipping bread in cow blood and lightly frying it. Add lingon berries to it and serve. It tastes like liver with berries on top. Cheers from the other end of the Pacific Ocean.

Pomegranate Juice
Posted by Nothy (Ontario) on 08/24/2022

I did nearly the same with prune juice. I just bought the bottled cheap stuff from Walmart. I took a half glass twice a day and within a week I was feeling noticeably better. In a month, my ferritin levels went from 10 to 14!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Dante (Canada) on 07/16/2022

This excellent account gave me an idea for a delicious blood-building recipe using the mentioned ingredients: blackstrap molasses and peanut butter sandwich on lightly toasted gluten-free bread. Thank you!

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Posted by Vee (UK ) on 10/19/2021

Hi Amy, how much would you take? I have got liquid chlorophyll which has copper in it.

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Posted by Liz (Arizona) on 09/07/2021

Hi Elsaeasterly - Thanks for sharing the list of supplements. Do you take all of them at the same time or are you saying to try one or the other? Can you share your regimen like how you take it? With juice, time of day, empty stomach?

Thanks for your help!

Pomegranate Juice
Posted by txmommy (TX) on 09/06/2021

When I was pregnant, my midwife said my iron was really low and wanted to put me on an iron supplement. I said give me a chance to research. So, I researched and found pomegranate juice would raise iron levels. I began drinking 4 oz fresh raw pomegranate juice once a day for the next 3 weeks and that is all I changed in my diet. When the midwife checked my iron levels, they were so high, she asked me what supplement I had taken! It works! I do not know if pasteurized works or not. You could always try.

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Posted by Liz (Arizona) on 08/22/2021

Hi Janet - Thank you for sharing your amazing testimony! How are you doing these days? Are you still taking black strap molasses.

Blood Building Recipe
Posted by Lori (NY) on 07/16/2021

Hi, Can you e-mail with any cures you have, please?

Vitamin E Deficiency
Posted by Olga (MD) on 04/02/2021

Heavy alcohol drinkers have a lot of nutrient deficiencies but in alcoholics, it is low B12 that is causing the anemia (megaloblastic anemia).

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Posted by Susannah B. (New Orleans) on 08/01/2020

I will check that out. My husband doesn't have a spleen..... I am hoping the nurse will respond to this.

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Posted by Tessa (Okanagan) on 07/31/2020

Hi Susannah -

Dr. Josh Axe mentioned blackstrap molasses (1 teaspoon per day) among other things in his article about anemia - "5 Natural Treatments for Anemia Symptoms":


He does mention the various types of anemia that affects people (including aplastic anemia). His recommendations are based on diet, B12, Vitamin C, folate [not folic acid], ginseng, probiotics, etc.

He also added how important a healthy spleen is when dealing with anemia.

I hope you and your husband find something that helps soon.

Take care.

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Posted by Susannah (New Orleans) on 07/31/2020

My husband has aplastic anemia and I'm wondering if the blackstrap molasses would help him? His body is killing his hemoglobin before it reaches maturity. So we're looking for a natural treatment that will help keep his red blood cells for their full life span. He has had many transfusions and many treatments of Prednisone which is working less and less and for a shorter period of time. We're desperate. Please let me know if you have any ideas.

Vitamin B-12
Posted by Chelsie (United States) on 06/04/2020

Can you let me know what were the supplements your doctor put you on? Thank you so much for your post. Glad you made it in one piece. You're lucky you found that doctor at the right time. Take care,

Vitamin B-12
Posted by Robert V. (EC's Facebook) on 06/03/2020

People's body chemistries are different, & some have allergies to things others thrive on. I was forced to drink milk & eat tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers & eggplants, as I was raised on a small family farm. After nearly dying at the age of 30 (from a liver disease) I was carried by my husband into a gentleman's healthfood store, where I waited to be seen (at no charge) sitting on the floor in an aisle, as I was unable to stand. He had studied to be a veterinarian up until the middle of his last semester, then quit & began applying his observational diagnostic skills to humans. I was too weak to walk having lost 6 months of my life (more or less unconscious) & about 35 lbs. I already knew much of what was wrong with me, having been to the same local large clinic that had diagnosed my mother's cancer. He looked at my eyes, tongue, toes, fingers, etc. & wrote down everything (& more) that the clinic doctors had found out using their their X-rays, blood & other invasive tests. He then made a list of supplements & vitamins I should take & a list of things I should avoid. Three days after following his protocol, I got up & fixed my family breakfast. A week later, I was able to walk to the top of a small rise in the road a quarter mile from our house. By the end of the summer, my 5 yr. old son (I insisted my whole family be examined by this wonderful man & follow his recommendations) & I entered a local "1 1/2 mile Fun Run". I finished in 8 minutes. After having asthma my entire life up to that time, I came in 2nd (behind a younger regularly training runner). Anyone having health issues needs to allow a naturopath with an excellent reputation to determine what would work best for them.

Vitamin B-12
Posted by Alex (Ireland) on 06/02/2020

B12 is very important in treating anemia and many other health problems, especially of the nervous system. I have a friend who got neuropathy from taking spirulina. Spirulina apparently contains B12 antigens which can make one severely B12 deficient. I personally have tried spirulina a few times, but always felt unwell on it. Chlorella has plenty of B12, iron, etc, and I take that, I feel really well on that. But, I also take a tiny tab of B12 over that, in case. Am veganese. I have a funny problem with iron. Doc says that the ferritin is low (after having mono), but when I take iron supplements, I get symptoms of hemochromatosis literally within a day, and worse fatigue than without taking the iron. Have started BSM recently, it is nice. But, the problem is weird. Perhaps it's EMF sensitivity.

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Posted by Cheryl (Pico Rivera) on 11/07/2019

Yes! I have anemia due to a heavy parasitic infection also. Just go easy with the parasitic cleanses as the die-off can make you really sick. They release toxins and virus into your body as they die.

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Posted by Paloma (Idaho) on 10/25/2019

What is the right kind of copper?

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Posted by Amy (USA and Canada) on 10/23/2019

Has your doctor mentioned copper? I ask because western medicine is so ill-informed when it comes to copper-an essential trace mineral that's crucial for iron levels and anemia. It's been very demonized in the media and a lot of people are under the impression that copper causes cancer, dementia, inflammation, etc when this isn't the case. If you get the wrong copper test, it can show you're high when in fact you aren't. An intracellular test, like a RBC (or WBC, some SOD) copper level and NOT a serum or plasma level, is what's needed. People who don't respond to iron supplements are especially low in copper quite often. Also, a lot of natural remedies, natural health, truth in general, are being suppressed and censored by Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. If you search with Duckduckgo.com (there are others too, like Qwant, SearX and Good Gopher are others I've seen, but not used yet) you will find some good information and there's a lot copper does for the body. I started copper and my energy has increased, arthritis pain is a lot better, sleep is better and cognitive abilities have improved. Anemia is gone and iron levels normal-without taking iron! Taking zinc supplements can easily lower your copper levels and a lot of people are low-level copper deficient, as it's very under diagnosed. It's usually only caught when someone is so low that they have ataxia and peripheral neuropathy. This is something I wrestled with for years and once I found the copper, it improved so many areas of my health. These days, iron is in everything and is even built into GMO foods and excess iron isn't a good thing. We're more susceptible to viruses, pathogens and more iron isn't the answer. Low copper issues; Poor immunity, grey or unusually light hair, insulin resistance, osteoporosis, HBP, high plasma cholesterol, fatigue, lower melanin, dry skin, high risk of clot formation, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, malabsorption issues, low white blood cells, joint and muscle pain and more. Of course you can get too much copper, like you can get too much of just about anything and it could be dangerous. Also important to get the right kind of copper. In the US and Canada, the soil is quite depleted. When I lived in New Zealand, I was impressed by the way people took care of the land. it's been a while and I hope that's still the case, but if you have GMO food there now, be especially diligent about what you eat. I really hope this helps, but please do some research on it. It really sounds like that's what's going on but hopefully you can get to the bottom of it. Good luck!

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Posted by Ian Noelle (United States) on 10/19/2019

I have problems absorbing iron. It is important to note which part of your blood iron is showing to be low - serum ferritin or iron. Serum ferritin is like cash in your wallet whereas iron is cash in your bank. Both are important and knowing the numbers will point you in the right direction to fix it. To increase my ferritin (low) and to maintain iron (normal), I've had to take iron in the middle of the night away from food and beverages. In addition, perhaps consider checking to see if you have a methylation problem. If so, you will not be able to use the unmethylated B vitamins (folate, B12) which is a big contributor to certain types of anemia. Google specifically what your bloodwork shows - meaning the iron (Is it low, normal, or high?) plus the ferritin (Is it low, normal, or high?). You will get better info by being specific regarding both types of bloodwork for iron and ferritin.

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Posted by Nita (New Zealand) on 10/19/2019

When I was diagnosed anemic back in January, my doctor recommended a natural iron supplement and said come back in 3 months. 3 months later bloods dropped one point from 7 to 6 and it was thought there is a problem with iron absorption. I thought I'll beat this. I took 2 T molasses a day, natural iron tabs, beets nearly every day and every other high iron food I could find.. 4 months later books have dropped to 4 and I'm dragging myself around or in bed. Doctor has suggested a parasite cleanse as I travel to developing countries every year, a colonoscopy to rule out internal bleeding and an iron infusion. Has anyone else had this experience of inability to absorb iron?

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Posted by Marla (Nashville) on 04/11/2018

Increase in hair may mean you have better circulation.

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Posted by Healthnut (London) on 03/04/2018

Nurse Jon, which brand(s) of BSM did you use? Thank you

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Posted by Ellenise May (South Africa) on 01/24/2018

Try the Indian spice shops they normally stock molasses.

Cautionary Note
Posted by Michael (Virginia) on 01/21/2018

Why give it just one star? BSM obviously works, judging by the great number of five stars. Anemia can have other causes, although iron deficiency is the main cause. It is highly unlikely that taking a tablespoon of BSM is going to do anyone harm, even if a deficiency of iron isn't the problem, unless they have a rare disease that causes them to absorb too much iron.

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Posted by Lynde (Pretoria, Sa) on 12/18/2017

I was wondering why no one has mentioned Spirulina and vit B12 for anaemia? Has anyone had experience using these?

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Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/12/2017

Myra, BSM is the only thing that got my iron and ferritin up to normal.

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Posted by Myra (California, Missouri) on 12/11/2017

My brother has Iron Overload for 11 yrs the past yr they have gotten is blood to low around 7.6. Would BSM help get it back up?

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Posted by Peachey (Philadelphia) on 11/21/2017

I have been anemic all my life. I remember my mom craved dirt for many of her adult years. From nose bleeds, through black outs, three blood transfusion, and last year I had a stroke at 56yrs old. I always believed to be anemic yet was never property treated. I am looking forward to experiencing the benefits of its us. Thanks for the encouragement.

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Posted by Rhondie (Pa) on 10/17/2017

I like reading what others have to say about natural ways of healing the body, with what God has placed on earth for us to use.

I take a tsp. of BSM everyday and love it, my mom passed away last year at the age of 89, sometimes when she was in her 70s her Doctor would say her iron was low, after three months went by and each time going back to get tested, I told my sister to try Black Strap Molasses, until her next visit to a specialist the doctor wanted her to see, well each day I told my sister who lived with our mom, to give her 1 tsp. a day until the visit, that day came week and a half later, the lady doctor came out and said from moms doctor report of iron level 6 it was up to almost 10 and my sister told her what I suggested taking the BSM, and so the lady Doctor said well it sure was a good thing so keep it up. I sure am glad the natural worked for our mom, It truly was an answer to Prayer....

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Posted by Moni (Arlington ) on 05/06/2017

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Oil Pulling
Posted by Don (Mpls, Mn) on 04/09/2017

I was raised in Syr, N.Y. ( s. side) I do oil pull all time. It is good.

Beets, Dietary Changes
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 03/01/2017

LLH, for me Blackstrap Molasses got the iron and ferritin up to par.

Beets, Dietary Changes
Posted by Libraloveshealth (Los Angeles, California) on 02/27/2017

I have dealt with anemia over the years due to heavy periods and I also was doing dieting and wasn't taking any supplements. I recently had an anemia crisis, almost fainted one day, ice cravings, severe chest pain! I had to get myself back up together and finally got my iron levels right. I am taking a supplement 18mg iron gluconate a day. I also loaded up on beet juice which always helps and is a great remedy, I love to juice beets with carrots, orange and lemon. I didn't like doing this, but I had to go back to eating meat more often.

Beets, clams, liver and steak are the best for anemia. I tried the liver the first time the beef liver wasn't bad and it quickly helped me. Good vegetable sources are fennel(amazing for anemia, leeks, artichoke, mangoes(very good), pears and apricots. Oatmeal is a good source too. I hear spinach is good, but then I hear some things about it reducing iron.

I now am finally better, no more headaches, no more scary chest and leg pains, and I can now workout without feeling like I'm going to pass out after a few minutes. It will take time to get the levels back up but it is worth it. I started to feel better within a week. I usually know when my iron is low cause I start to crave these foods the clams, steak, liver, etc. so listen to your body it will let you know. Rubbing lemongrass oil on the soles of the feet and wrists is also helpful for anemia it is energizing. The tea is good for anemia too. Be careful with too much garlic it can cause anemia to worsen.

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Posted by Shellie (South Carolina, Usa) on 09/13/2016

Caroleco1 - I have heard people say that BSM should not be taken with milk because milk contains calcium which blocks iron absorbtion, this being so, because you also need magnesium to absorb the iron.

Two tablespoons of blackstrap contains 11.7 percent of our RDI of calcium and 7.3 percent of our RDI of magnesium. This calcium-magnesium ratio is ideal, since our bodies need large quantities of magnesium to help absorb similarly large quantities of calcium.

My g-grandmother used to give BSM to me when I was just a child. I didn't know how good it was for me until many years later.

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Posted by Julia (Melbourne) on 07/25/2016

This was already replied to earlier:

Replied by Anonymous

Heme iron, and non heme are not the same. Meat is heme, and can eventually result in iron toxicity which is difficult to do. Also certain iron supplements usually chelated, or a heme version can result in the same way. Non heme ( plant sources ) is only used by your body when needed. Your body reduces it, and absorbs what is needed. Just like ALA is converted only when you need it. The body can regulated non heme. Lastly, the main reason not to worry is the body is only capable of absorbing 4 mg per day of iron as stated by the red cross. " iron toxicity " is usually inflammation somewhere in the body falsey raising ferritin. This will show up on a blood test as iron toxicity when it is not. True iron toxicity is very rare. It's usually just inflammation.

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Posted by Caroleco1 (Buffalo, New York, USA) on 02/16/2011

I have suffered from anemia for a number of years. I find that the Blackstrap Molasses help to build the iron. I drink 1 tablespoon in the morning with 1/2 glass of milk. I drink one tablespoon in the evening before bedtime with 1/2 glass of milk. I suffer from AVM of the small intestines, it cannot be treated with surgery. Ever so often I bleed internally so it is important to keep my iron levels up. I cannot eat too many dark leafly vegetables because I am on Warfarin for artificial heart valves. Vitamin K. I prefer the Blackstrap Molasses over a blood transfusion anyday. I am 54 years old and 95 pounds. After 5 kids all grown except one. Does anyone out there have any recipes for smoothies. Thanks!

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Posted by Artemis (Nyc) on 06/26/2016

Yes, being hypothyroid can be a problem for weakness, etc. But, don't know if it also relates to iron defficiency as I've had for a long time. Will definitely start on the BSM.. And also add beet root juice. EarthClinic - we love youuuu so much - thank god for those who invented the internet and thus after all these years allowing everyone to have the ability to educate themselves on healing...staing away from doctors who are a horrible JOKE...and not so funny when they couldn't diagnose a runny nose if their lives depended on it. Sorry....I have reason to despise the medical profession in this country. Be well and stay with Mother Nature.

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Posted by Artemis (New York City) on 06/26/2016

Dear Herb: I am trying to find the best beet root powder - can you recommend any? If you buy the juice they are pretty expensive..around $5 a bottle. Thanks

Cautionary Note
Posted by Ratunda (Hawaii) on 04/30/2016

Carao heals anemia without the use of iron.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Herbert (Fort Worth, Texas) on 04/06/2016

Take 1 tbsp. molasses, half fresh squeezed lemon, and 1 cup water mix well and drink.

During the day eat beets or drink beet juice and don't forget your selenium, vitamin C and folate acid. Post in 1 month with the good news.

Herb The Herbalist

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Carmel (Essex Uk) on 03/21/2016

The symptoms you describe tell me it may be underactive thyroid that is the problem.

Blood Building Recipe
Posted by KT (Usa) on 03/20/2016

It is just my opinion, after being anemic about twenty years ago, that taking the BSM is all that is necessary. The animals we eat or get milk and eggs from are being fed GMO grasses and grains. This is affecting all of us by over stimulating nerve cells. I used to be a big red meat eater but because of what beef cattle/steers are being fed I can only safely tolerate two ounce servings at a meal and I cannot reheat leftover beef. Everyone will be affected differently because we come from different backgrounds and eating habits.

Blood Building Recipe
Posted by Brenda (Somerset, Wi) on 03/19/2016

I have tried the meat broth idea and also the molasses you mentioned but still seem to have gone backwards after having another menstrual period, rather heavy. Any more ideas would be appreciated.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Stacey (London) on 03/19/2016

Hi sorry whats BSM? Thanks Stacey x

EC: BSM = Blackstrap Molasses.

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Posted by Candice (Parkville, Mo) on 03/16/2016

Nurse Jon, Your review on BSM Was so informative. As a person who suffers from long term anemia I would love to know of a brand of BSM THAT YOU WOULD SUGGEST. Thank you for your words. It left me feeling like there is hope.

Cream of Wheat Cereal, Molasses, Raisins and Flax Seeds
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/25/2016

Dear Blondski,

Do you know why you are so anemic? I am sorry you have dealt with it for so long. It is exhausting!

I suspect that Tanya is talking about her hemoglobin level and you are talking about your hematocrit level. I think both numbers are low if you are anemic, but the scale is different. I don't think you can still be alive with a hemoglobin level of 3 or 5.

Do try her remedy! I think it sounds like a good one.

~Mama to Many~

Cream of Wheat Cereal, Molasses, Raisins and Flax Seeds
Posted by Blondski (Vancouver) on 01/25/2016

I am envious that your iron level is 30-35. My level was a 3 - THREE, when I first found out I had low iron. That was over 10 years ago. I am now hovering at 5 - FIVE.

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/14/2016

Liquid Chlorophyll is also a help in building up the blood. Midwives often have mothers take it if they bleed too much after birth. Even a Tablespoon several times a day. (It will turn the stool dark, though.)

~Mama to Many~

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Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 01/14/2016

Mauri, start small - about a teaspoon, twice a day. You will probably see immense improvements when you build up to a tablespoon twice a day. Later, you can back down to a tablespoon once a day and later yet, a tablespoon once in a few days.

The first thing you might notice, is more energy!!

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Posted by Timh (Ky) on 01/14/2016 2063 posts

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Posted by Mauri (Covington, Louisiana) on 01/13/2016

I have recently discovered that I have severe anemia. I have extreme bouts of fatigue and exhaustion as well as brittle fingernails that will not grow. How much blackstrap molasses should I be taking each day?

Blood Building Recipe
Posted by Elodie (Melbourne) on 10/11/2015

You can make bone broth- even better for absorbing iron, from the marrow. I would suggest boiling bones in a slow cooker for up to 16 hours (add a little salt and ACV). Roast the bones a little first before you slow cook them, this along with the ACV helps to draw out the marrow.

Posted by Lorraine (South Africa) on 06/30/2015

Lettuce is also very good for iron deficiency...I once heard of a man of 60 years who was supposed to go for a bypass (open heart surgery) but he decided to just eat 1 whole head of lettuce everyday. After 1 month he went back to the doctor and was told he didn't need the bypass.

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Posted by Lisa (So. Cal) on 03/02/2015

Two of my children had anemia. We tried many iron supplements for several months and their iron levels barely moved up. I tried 1 teaspoon of blackstrap in chocolate rice milk once a day and within 2 months, their iron levels were normal.

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Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 02/02/2015

Grace, for me, Blackstrap Molasses did the trick. At first I was taking a tablespoon in hot water twice a day, then down to once a day and now only once in a while is enough to keep me away from anemia.

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Posted by Grace (Palisades, OR) on 02/01/2015

These doctors figured out a way to cure anemia fast and naturally, like in five days you will feel much better. I had shortness of breath and wheezing. I felt like my lungs were going to collapse along with heart palpitations. I had iron IV for five weeks until I had a reaction, but I was cured. Anyhow, My ND told me a simple natural fast cure for anemia is liver and onions everyday for three days at all three meals, has remarkable results. I have been hesitant to do this since I'm a vegetarian. Of course it is the best idea is to figure out why you have it in the first place.

Pernicious Anemia Remedies
Posted by Anonymous99 (Ogden, Ut) on 08/30/2014

Pernicious Anemia cures: Before B12 was isolated, the Nobel Prize was given for a diet. The abstract is below or you can search. January 1,1948; Blood: 3 (1)


  1. GEORGE R. MINOT, M.D. and


The dietetic treatment of pernicious anemia is of more importance than hitherto generally recognized.

Forty-five patients with pernicious anemia observed essentially in sequence are continuing to take a special diet that they have now been living on for from about six weeks to two years but which was temporarily omitted by three. This diet is composed especially of foods rich in complete proteins and iron—particularly liver —and containing an abundance of fruits and fresh vegetables and relatively low in fat.

Following the diet, all the patients showed a prompt, rapid and distinct remission of their anemia, coincident with at least rather marked symptomatic improvement, except for pronounced disorders due to spinal cord degeneration. Improvement was often striking, so that where the red blood cell count averaged for all before starting the diet 1,470,000 per cubic millimeter, one month afterward it averaged 3,400,000; and for the twenty-seven cases observed from four to six months after the diet was begun, the average count was 4,500,000 per cubic millimeter.

Patients having had two or more relapses showed on the average slightly lower red blood corpuscle counts about one and two months after commencing the diet than did those who had started it in their first or second relapse.

Change in the frequency of bowel movements, temporary increase of reticulocytes in the peripheral blood, and decrease of the icterus index of the blood serum were among the earliest signs that heralded the patient's better health.

All the patients have remained to date in a good state of health except three, who discontinued the diet; two rapidly improved on resuming it and the other has just commenced it again. As the diet was advised for most of the patients less than eight months ago, enough time has not yet elapsed to determine whether or not the remissions will last any longer than in other cases.

1948 by American Society of Hematology, Inc.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 07/22/2014

Heme iron, and non heme are not the same. Meat is heme, and can eventually result in iron toxicity which is difficult to do. Also certain iron supplements usually chelated, or a heme version can result in the same way. Non heme ( plant sources ) is only used by your body when needed. Your body reduces it, and absorbs what is needed. Just like ALA is converted only when you need it. The body can regulated non heme. Lastly, the main reason not to worry is the body is only capable of absorbing 4 mg per day of iron as stated by the red cross. " iron toxicity " is usually inflammation somewhere in the body falsey raising ferritin. This will show up on a blood test as iron toxicity when it is not. True iron toxicity is very rare. It's usually just inflammation.

Posted by Cheryl (Regina, Sask, Canada) on 07/01/2014

Re: iron tests: I just bought iron on the recommendation of my reflexologist. I came on line to read up on it and saw all of the e-mails. I just wanted to let everyone know that if they are worried about too much iron, a good way to find out, is to give blood. It is needed and they test your iron, blood pressure and temperature. It's a win, win, win, situation!!!!

Coffee Enemas, Amino Acids, Supplements
Posted by Karen ( Calgary, Alberta) on 01/22/2014

I believe I now have the solution, the secret for treating iron deficiency anemia. I suffered from anemia for a few decades from heavy bleeding due to fibroids. I had severe crippling fatigue and the confused or foggy mind state that accompanies it. Tests showed no other underlying sickness besides fibroids. Here's what to do.

1. To prevent hemorraghe at period time you MUST get into a habit of doing regular coffee enemas days and weeks beforehand (does not have to be everyday). It is simple and easy to do, A child can do it, don't let the words bother you. It's also very very relaxing. Go to the website drlwilson.com to see the method. I get the best results with Naya brand spring water (from my dollar store) and 2 tablesoons of columbian coffee (dollar store).

2. The last time I hemorrhaged, I took iron pills for 3 weeks but still felt terrible. Extreme exhaustion, fogginess. Then I went to a fitness store. They gave me a sample of liquid branch chain amino acids (BCAA). I was out of bed that evening, cooking, dancing in my house, happy. It was incredible! The next day I went to a fitness store and bought a liquid amino acid supplement with the full spectrum of essential amino acids. I only took some for maybe two days. Since then life has been great. No exhaustion whatsoever , my mind is crystal clear. I am fit and healthy. It may be hard to find a liquid supplement so I believe the soft chews they have is fine too. Don't use protein powder, not work effectively.

3. Continue taking your iron pills till you feel you don't need it anymore. I use floradix iron tablets once per day with vitamin c ( but I wish I never had to take any iron supplement)

4. Other supplements I take? I take a little powdered gelatin each day , from health food store or Knox. Great for health. Put tsp or so in tea or warm water or in foods or drinks. Very good on an empty stomach if you can.

- I take other vitamin and mineral supplements when I feel I need it

- chlorella gives me great energy

- Blackstrap Molasses, apple cider vinegar

- some days have instant oatmeal that is 70% iron fortified from walmart

- recently started taking some yellow dock

- eat nutritious healthy food, take milk products at different times than iron supplements and foods

The main things are the coffee enema, amino acid supplement ( short term when needed) and iron pills when needed

Enjoy your health

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Mike 62 (Denver, Colorado) on 12/27/2013

Louise: Mama always gives excellent remedies. You might also try raw grassfed liver. You can get this at the natural grocery store. You can grind 30g up in the blender with some water. Take 5000iu d3 each time so the a to d ratios are proper.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 12/27/2013

Dear Louise,

I am so sorry about the anemia. That is exhausting!

I have taken Floradix. My home birth midwives would recommend it in pregnancy. It is very effective, but it is expensive. However, it was much more gentle on the system than iron supplements. I think it works better, too.

In subsequent pregnancies, I have kept pregnancy induced anemia at bay with just Blackstrap Molasses. It is much cheaper than Floradix and may even be better. You can take 1 Tablespoon twice a day. The drawback is that many don't like the taste. You can look on Earth Clinic's Blackstrap Molasses page for ideas on how to take it. My children take it off the spoon. It must be Blackstrap, though.

Alfalfa is also good for anemia. You can buy tablets to take. 6 per day.

Cayenne pepper is also very good for your blood and may help with the bleeding/bruising. Some have concern that it thins the blood, but I think it has a normalizing effect. If it seems to be affecting you adversely, discontinue. I have just had a lot of success with cayenne helping with bleeding issues. It is also excellent to help you feel warmer and give a little extra energy. Start with 1/8t. in a couple ounces of grape juice, 3 x a day. In a week, try 1/4t. in 3-4 ounces of grape juice 3 times a day.

Do you know the root of this problem? Do you have heavy periods? Internal bleeding? Do you know what your platelet count is?

Please keep us posted.

~Mama to Many~

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Louise (Show Low, Az) on 12/27/2013

I have been dealing with anemia for 5 years now and each time I have my blood tested the levels drop. I am down to a 4 (norm being 15-35) I am tired and cold all the time and not sure what to do. I also bruise very easily. I tried the pills the doctor gave me but just ended up having to take three other pills/liquid to counter act the side effects of the iron pills. My boyfriend talked to our local health store owner and she suggested Floradix. Has anyone else used this supplement? She did tell him that I should not eat Dairy close to taking the supplement as it could inhibit the iron binding. Any help would be appreciated... Feeling very low.

Posted by Helpyourself (Houston, Texas) on 06/03/2013

Hey it worked! I once drank liquid iron from Walgreens, worked for me. Now, you could start eating veggies with iron thereby going natural. Good Luck!

Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 06/03/2013

hi, you gotta be careful taking Iron tablets. Have you been blood tested?? When I went through 'The Change' I was also super tired, and could not function properly. My younger Sister thought it was a lack of iron because I was young when it started. The thing is, there is no such thing as a certain age when Menopause kicks in xxx Also, too much iron, can be very negative to your body <3 No one should just swallow it, without being sure it is an iron deficiency. Been there, done that. Aarrrgggh! It was hormonal. I am not saying you're wrong, but..... If you can, have a blood test for Iron levels. It is no fun to sit on the toilet schreching!!! I know!!! Too much iron will cause constipation, and over load your body. I am not trying to freak you out.I am talking from experience..... God bless you hun. Try and get checked first to make sure, xxxx We can all assume it's one thing, then find out, it was not that we thought it was.

Posted by Beverly (Riverside, California United States) on 06/01/2013

Does anyone know if taking over the counter IRON Tablets 65 mil. is safe?

3 days ago I was so weak that I could hardly get out of bed. A friend told me to try IRON Tablets so my husband went out and bought me a bottle. Within the first day I felt better! 3 days later I am outside doing decent yard work! I had not been able to work in my yard due to weakness.

I am wondering if taking a pill a day is safe? Anyone know? I wonder if I should cut the tablet in half to be safe? How long can I take Iron?

(I am the Beverly that wrote about having a cold head. Even my head is not bothering me as much now.)

Blackstrap Molasses, Vitamin C
Posted by Stephie (Nc) on 05/18/2013

I had become anemic and had to be hospitalized to receive a blood transfusion. My iron levels were low to say the least. A friend recommended I try BSM in addition to taking iron pills. I took my iron pills with vitamin C, and I took another vit. C before drinking BSM in hot rasberry tea (which does not block iron absorbsion). I had a blood test on Friday and a follow-up on the following Friday. My iron level came up almost 100 points! After just 5 months of usage, I was in low normal range for the first time in 4 years! Now, one year later, I am in the middle of the normal range (just got a blood test in May 2013). I use 500mg, chewable vitamin C and BSM at night (a 2nd time in the day) when I feel a little more tired than usual.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Had (White River Jct, Vermont) on 03/12/2013

You can buy or make your own 'pills' of Cayenne Pepper. Cayenne pepper slows down bleeding( has a blancing effect in the body and can stop a heart attack), put it in a search engine, it's truly an amazing spice. I use it for heavy bleeding, to bring it down to a more 'normal' amount. It truly works.