Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
In this type of anaemia red blood cells are larger in diameter and fewer in number. Megaloblastic anaemia takes place when red blood cells aren’t produced properly. Because they are too large, they may not be able to exit the bone marrow to enter the bloodstream and deliver oxygen.
POSSIBLE CAUSES: Vitamin B-12 and folate deficiency. Other causes may include: Malnutrition, malabsorption, age, cancer, drugs, medication, stress, refined diet, stimulants, hormonal imbalance (thyroid), chronic inflammation, bleeding (menstruation, haemorrhoids, stomach ulcers), liver dysfunction & toxicity, rheumatoid arthritis
SYMPTOMS: Low iron, low haemoglobin and rbc leading to low oxygen in the body lack of appetite, constipation, headache, irritability, inability to concentrate, fatigue, pale skin, dry mouth.
– Methylcobalamin (best form of B12) (must be sublingual) 2,000 to 3,000 mcg a day under the tongue (only with breakfast) for one month. After 3 months take only 1,000 to 2,000 mcg a day (with breakfast). Read very interesting article on VITAMIN B12 >
– Folic acid: 800mcg twice a day with meals. After that 400mcg.
– Take a lot of natural iron every day. Iron in spirulina is 45 times more concentrated than in spinach! Chlorella and Molasses (2 tablespoons a day) are also very good sources of iron. Avoid synthetic iron.
– Vitamin D3 supplements (20-30,000 IU a day) as it assists in making of blood. Take also magnesium as vitamin D3 leads to its deficiency.
– Vitamin C (only in the form of L-ascorbic acid): not less than 1,000mg with breakfast,
– Other vitamins and minerals: B6 (100mg a day), B3 (Niacin), Zinc (30mg a day), Copper (2mg), Pantothenic acid (100mg), Biotin.
– Eat more: Green leafy vegetables, parsley leaves, beans, dry fruit (especially peaches and apricots).
– Avoid: Coffee, dairy products (contain very little iron and tend to bind iron present in other foods).
– Sleep seven to eight hours.
– Exercise stimulates the bone marrow to produce blood cells and promotes the absorption of iron.
– Deep breathing of pure air is essential for cleansing the blood.
– Lifestyle and diet according to the HEALTH RECOVERY PLAN!