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HEALING HERBS – Cherries for lack of iron


Anette Maynard-Watson

HEALING HERBS – Cherries for lack of iron

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READERS, I GREET you with words of light from Paradise.
As I reflected on a period in which I was challenged with fibroids and other complications that included bleeding, anaemia and surgery, I was led to pursue a course in human anatomy and physiology.
While conducting research assignments, I was intrigued by the “cardiovascular system”.  
I was captivated by the functions of the blood plasma, haemoglobin, neutrophils, erythrocytes and platelets. 
However, my focus remains on health challenges that are easily treatable.
Today the spotlight is on iron deficiency and pernicious anaemia. Anaemia is defined as a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBCs) or less than the normal quantity of haemoglobin in the blood.
Haemoglobin is a protein within red blood cells that binds with oxygen in the lungs and transports it throughout the body.
When red blood cells become deficient in haemoglobin the body lacks oxygen.
Years ago, I developed heart palpitations, tiredness, dizziness, loss of sex drive, nervousness, depression and shortness of breath. The specialist ordered a “complete blood count test”. I received the dismal news, it was anaemia. 
Back then, I was lost in a wilderness of confusion. My fear caused me to use commercial iron supplements which made me constipated. 
My advice is read Acts 28:8 (King James Version) …The father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a blood flux; Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him and healed him.
Treatment or prevention of anaemia also calls for guidance from the Creator along with consuming spinach, broccoli, mustard leaves, thyme, gooseberries, black-eyed /channa peas, pomegranates, beets, kelp, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. The green, leafy, uncooked vegetables will provide chlorophyll.
Other foods include watermelon, chives, sea vegetables, cayenne, parsley, watercress, tumeric and lentils (crushed in soup).
Teas can include nettle, dandelion and yellow dock root.
Finally, women, especially those of African descent, must replenish the iron lost during menstruation. To help in all this, consume Barbadian/West Indian citrus fruits or cherries, which improve iron absorbency.
 
Annette Maynard-Watson is a teacher and herbal educator
DISCLAIMER: It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific claims for any produts. Any attempts to diagose or treat real illness should come under the direction of your health care provider.

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