Effective Natural Anemia Remedies

Cream of Wheat Cereal, Molasses, Raisins and Flax Seeds

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Posted by Tanya (Olympia, Wa) on 01/21/2008

I wrote back in November about my anemia and would like to report that I just got a blood test and my iron is 38 percent, way into the normal range. I have eaten cream of wheat with 2 tbls of unsulphered black strap molasses and raisins with flax seed every morning since September when I was diagnosed with fibroids. I have also been drinking 1 tbls of Mothers Apple Cider Vinegar with Apple Juice every day. During my cycle I drink it first thing in the morning because I read it helps to clot blood. My cycles have been very light and I just saw my Natropath Friday and she was amazed at how high I got my iron and how well I was doing. She also has me taking some liquid herbs to shrink the fibroid. My cycles have been great only thing is the last two were only 15 days apart. When I told my Dr. about this she said perhaps it is my body getting back on track? She wants me to go back in May to get an follow-up ultrasound. I will report back when I have that done.

Cream of Wheat Cereal, Molasses, Raisins and Flax Seeds
Posted by Tanya (Olympia, WA) on 11/08/2007

I have had anemia for over a year and was treating it with iron pills that were not working. My iron went from 31 to 35 and back to 31. I had a ultrasound done and found out I had fibroids. I chose not to have any procedure done and am treating everything naturally. I tried the black strap molasses in coffee and couldn't get it down so I've been eating 1 tablespoon in a bowl of Cream of Wheat every morning with raisins and a tablespoon of flaxseed every morning. All of those foods together provide 78% of your daily iron! I just got my blood checked and I am normal! My iron is 36! That was only after one month of eating the Cream of wheat every day.

Now for my fibroids, I will get those checked in 4 more months, but I feel so much better than i did two months ago. For those I have not drank any alchohol, and stop taking birth control pills. Since Fibroids grow with Estrogen I decided after being on them 20 years it was time to give my body a break anyhow (even though I don't smoke etc) I have also been taking 1250 mg primrose oil, B-100 vitamins and turmeric. I have also been drinking a glass of Apple Cider with a tablespoon of ACV in it every night. I have been following a candida diet which if someone would like to know what it is I can post. So, thank you so much for the advice! I will definately post the results of my future ultrasound and I'm sure the news will be great!

Replied by Blondski

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.

Replied by Mama To Many

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~


Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 07/26/2008

Figs are useful for anemia. Just take them often and you will see inprovement soon.

Foods High in Nitrilosides for Sickle Cell Anemia

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Posted by G. Michael (Reading, PA) on 12/05/2007

About 3 years ago I was at work when I noticed that a co-worker was very upset, so I asked her why she was so distressed. She responded that a co-worker's son was in the hospital in terrible condition with sickle-cell anemia. I told her that the Lord had given me a ministry in helping people overcome their illnesses(this was before I realized that He wanted me to write a book about the matter.) The next day I went to Albright College where I ususally did my health research. While driving to the college I started to say to the Lord "Why I am going to research a disease for which there is no cure?" Of course, the Lord ignored my ridiculous objection and I continued to the college. I went to the library, got on the computer and googled "Sickle-cell Anemia, Natural Cures" Within a couple of minutes the "de-facto" cure was on the screen. Praise The Lord! The treatment is eating foods that are high in nitrilosides. These nitrilosides are transformed in your body to thiocyanate which prevents your blood from sickling. Some are these foods are millet, african yams, sorghum, and apricot seeds. Of course, it is always important when you're adding to your diet what is going to help you, to stop unhealthy food, especially fast food. The combination is devastating to illnesses. By the way, the National Institute of Health knew about what I just told you and said that thiocyanate is a wonderful anti-sickler. Unfortunately, they did nothing with this wonderful information. After the Lord revealed to me this wonderful treatment for sickle-cell anemia I drove to work, talking to myself all the way. When I got to work I saw the father of the child whose son had the sickle-cell anemia and I told him what the Lord had just revealed to me. Within a short time his son was doing wonderfully and has been in great health ever since. And for a long time whenever I would have contact with the son's father there was such gratitude on his face. Praise The Lord

Replied by Gwen
(Tucson, Az)

My 15yr old son has Sickle cell Anemia. Thank you so much for posting the information you found out, I greatly appreciate it and I am going to try giving my son foods high in Nitrilosides which is Vitamin B17.

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Posted by Kit (Kamloops, Bc Canada) on 07/18/2011

My doctor told me to check the color of the inside of your bottom eye lid. If it is very pale, you could be anemic.

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Posted by Saliza (San Jose, Ca) on 04/23/2010

It would not hurt to have your doctors check for this condition if your anemic condition does not improve. Thalassemia affects both males and females. The condition causes the body to make fewer healthy red blood cells and less hemoglobin than normal. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of the body. It also carries carbon dioxide from the body to the lungs. People who have thalassemias can have mild or severe anemia. This condition is caused by a lower than normal number of red blood cells or not enough hemoglobin in the red blood cells.

It occurs most often among people of Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Asian, and African descent.

It is good to know if you are a trait of Hemoglobin Alpha, Beta, or worse, so that you can find the right solution to your health problem.

Check National Heart Lung and Blood Institutes' website for more details. Oakland, CA also has a center dedicated for children having this condition.

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Posted by Tamara (Fort Collins, Colorado) on 04/22/2010

Anemia is not a condition that means you are low in iron. Anemia is a decreased amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. The hemoglobin carries oxygen from your lungs to your cells and if there is not enough hemoglobin, your cells do not receive enough oxygen. You will notice some people with anemia are really pale because the blood doesn't have enough oxygen. Iron is found in the hemoglobin, in fact, about 75 percent of the body's iron stores are contained in the hemoglobin.

The type of anemia that most people probably hear about is called hypochromic microcytic anemia (meaning low color and small size of hemoglobin) of which the most common cause is iron deficiency, hence the recommendation from doctors to take iron supplements. It is said that about 20% of women of child bearing age are anemic due to this type of anemia from the loss of blood from menses. Finding out your iron ferritin levels is a start to see if iron supplementation would work for you, however, oftentimes iron supplements do not work and are potentially dangerous. There are many, many other types of anemia and causes, like sickle cell anemia or the mal-absorption of other nutrients like B12/folic acid/copper, or hypothyroidism (a reason many people have cold hands is because oxygen is not being carried there). A treatment plan for anemia first consists of finding where the anemia stems from and then assessing how to best correct it. For instance, is it low iron counts or is it because the iron is not being absorbed properly or not used efficiently?
I absolutely stand behind food sources for iron rather than supplementation because of the whole package that a true, whole food presents. Nature has supplied us with little packages of nutrition that include many of the synthesizing minerals and vitamins that are needed to treat our bodies. For instance, for iron to be fully absorbed it needs the help of copper, B12, folic acid and vitamin C (probably among a few others). There are many sources in the plant food kingdom that have this potent combination, such as green leafy vegetables. Animal foods do, according to convention, have the most absorbability of iron, but in this day and age animal products come with so much baggage, that it wouldn't hurt to eat some more raw spinach or romaine lettuce anyway. My point is, anemia can be caused by things other than low iron counts, and even then, iron supplementation is not the only route to treat low iron (ugh and yuck). Lisa saw improvement with chlorophyll because it is nearly identical to hemoglobin as it is the blood of plants, and it shows that nature is here to help, without all of the binders and fillers that give us trouble like iron pills do. Always consult with your doctor or naturopath to find the true cause of your anemia and take control of your health with education and a little bit of diet intervention.

Ice Cravings

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Posted by Angela (Tallahassee, Florida) on 08/13/2008

In response to the lady who ate everyone's ice and craved lemons. Eating ice is a common sign of anemia. You are/were deficient in iron. A very serious problem. Lemons are nature's natural antibiotic. Our bodies "know" what they need. When we crave chocolate we are deficient in the minerals chromium and vanadium and these deficiencies are the cause of diabetes. Just "know" that when you are craving something your body is trying to tell you it's seriously deficient in minerals, vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, etc. If you are craving sugary, salty, etc things, maybe even things that are not even "food" substances, get yourself on a high quality LIQUID mineral suppliment immediately and start taking vitamins (liquid if possible) in addition to them. (There are 92 so you can't get by with taking 5 or 6.) You will find an almost immediate relief and healing. In addition, make sure you drink a tsp or 2 of _____'s Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water every day to get your Ph in a slightly alkaline state. This environment is not conducive to viruses, bacterias, cancers, tumors, fungus, molds, etc. It cleanses your system, breaks down fat cells and cellulite, flushes out your kidneys and fat, helps or stops arthritis pain and multiple other problem areas including acid reflux. I could go on forever. I hope this helps someone to have a more healthy life!


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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!!!!

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.)

Replied by Andrea C
(Cardiff, Wales)

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.

Replied by Helpyourself
(Houston, Texas)

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!

Iron Rich Food

Posted by Princess J. (Abingdon, Va, Usa) on 07/17/2012

Over my childhood (5 years old to 10 years old), I was anemic. My mom, having been raised in Louisiana, used a lot of the "known" foods from that region. Blackstrap Molasses, greens (mustard, turnip, collard), cream of wheat, calf liver (beef liver tends to be less tender than calf), and chicken livers. I was very healthy in those early years (not too bad now at age 62).

The only things I picked up in those few years? Chicken Pox, German Measles, and Tonsillitis resulting in the "dreaded" Tonsillectomy.

For years after I have used these food for the content of iron. And I thoroughly enjoy all those foods... As for the MOLASSES? Love it straight!!! And only found out about other types of syrup for pancakes/waffles etc. When I turned 10. Still prefer molasses (and only the Blackstrap) over anyother syrup!!!

Replied by Ed
(Oakville, Canada)

In addition to that

1. Wheat Grass Juice (the king)
2. Beet Root Juice
3. Carrot Juice
4. Vitamin B rich foods yoghurt, kefir
5. Dates
6. Chyawanprash (the complete for food for general health of the body)


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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 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?

Replied by Ian Noelle
(United States)

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.

Replied by Amy
(USA and Canada)

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!


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

Replied by Paloma

What is the right kind of copper?

Replied by Cheryl
(Pico Rivera)

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 Dr Malawade (Belgaum, Karnataka, india) on 05/04/2012

Anemia is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. The normal level of haemoglobin is generally different in males (13.5 gms/100ml) and females (12gms/100ml).
It is directly or indirectly responsible for many diseases. This is because the lowered oxygen carrying capacity of the blood leads to poor oxygenation of tissue, which in turn results in degenerative changes and a general drop in immunity. As Ayurvedic Practitioner and doctor I have seen many cases of Anemia and the results of treatment using different allopathic, Homeopathic and Ayurvedic (herbal) remedies.
Allopathy may reduce the symptoms of anemia like generalised weakness but will not help in underlying causes for anemia.
Homeopathic remedies for anemia can be prescribed on the patient's constitution along with herbal remedies. This is very effective but success generally depends upon the doctor's ability to pick the right remedy for the patient.

Some of them are:
China 30; Chinin sulph 30; Cuprum met 30; Ferrum met 6x; Ferrum proh 6x; Nat mur 6x; Phos 200; Phos AC. 30, Allium Cepa 1X; Hyssopus Officinalis 1X; Avena Sativa 2X; Urtica Urens 2X; Paloondo 2X; Zingiber Officinale 3X; Trifolium Pratense 3X; Melilotus Alba 3X; Camphora 4X; Capsicum Annuum 5X; Magnesia Phosphorica 6X; Juglans Regia 6X; Pyrogenium 9X.
New resonance homeopathy has excellent homeopathic remedies like
Potentized Bioenergetic Impressions of Liver tissue (lyophilized) 500. 0; L- ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 100.0; Iron (aspartate) 30.0; Niacine (vitamin B3) 30.0; Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) 5.0; Copper (aspartate) 2.0; Folic acid. 40 (400mcg); Cobalamin (vitamin B12). 10 (100mcg)
Ayurveda also has numerous herbs and medicines to correct the Anemia and underlying causes and give lasting relief from Anemia.
In my experience the best results come from taking Ayurvedic herbs and homeopathic remedies (classical and resonance) together. You may get details at biogetica.com

Replied by Laura
(Santa Cruz, Ca)

I had severe anemia, fainting, I could not at times lift my arms to shower. One thing that I strongly recommend is Floridex, iron an herbs. it is a liquid and bought at health food stores, and online.

Replied by Grace
(Palisades, OR)

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.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

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 Elsaeasterly (Elsewhere, Ca, Usa) on 05/19/2011

In January I was diagnosed as being severely anemic. My ferritin level was 2. My blood volume was down by 10%. The doctor said I had virtually no iron in my body. I had been taking blackstrap molasses (1 or 2 tablespoons a day) for about a year and unfortunately it did not help me. I knew I needed iron because I was anemic 5 years ago, but it wasn't nearly as bad then as this time.

I did not want to take the prescription after reading all the negative experiences about it. I checked here on Earth Clinic and Dr. Weil's web site and decided to try the remedies that I listed in the title. I hope these brand names are printed because I am not endorsing one in particular, and I did read about at least 2 of them here.

After 2 months, huge success! All my numbers had come up so much that my doctor looked at me with big eyes and asked, "What did you do?" She actually wrote down the names of these products so that she could recommend them to other patients.

Interestingly, in Dr. Weil's article, he recommended Floradix, but said that it probably wouldn't be enough for those with severe anemia. Well, I took it anyway and proved him wrong!

By the way, prior to my first round of bloodwork, I had been taking rather large doses of zinc. I didn't find out until I was reading up on anemia that it blocks iron absorption. I also read that you should avoid milk, eggs, tea, and chocolate. I couldn't give up these items completely, but I reduced the milk and eggs, and I didn't take my iron within a couple of hours of consuming tea or chocolate. I had great results anyway

Replied by Elsaeasterly
(Elsewhere, Ca, Usa)

I see that the remedies that I used didn't make it into the title of my post. I used Floradix, Carlson's Chew Iron, SpaTone, and liquid chlorophyll.


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!

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