Anemia is known to be caused by three situations.   First is the loss of blood through either a major accidents, or from continual bleeding, such as nosebleed, ulcers, or polyps in the intestines.  The second situation is when inadequate amounts of red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow.  This is commonly caused by vitamin deficiency.  The third is hemolytic anemia, which is when red blood cells are destroyed quicker than they can be created.

Chronic bleeding is one type of anemia that is greatly influenced by capillary density.  Tissues that should be intact is thin and easily ruptured when there is inadequate blood flow.  By staying better hydrated and working on creating a stronger cardio-vascular system, tissues can get stronger, essentially eliminating this type of blood loss.

When inadequate amounts of red blood cells are produced, it is usually as a result of vitamin and mineral deficiency.  Certainly the poor diet that is usually consumed today won’t provide all of the nutrients, but more important is getting those nutrients absorbed though a healthy digestive tract, and then carrying those nutrients though a healthy vascular system though the capillaries in the bone to the marrow.  Even with genetic disorders such as thalassemias and sickle-cell anemia, a healthier diet and exercise are important to allow the body to stay as healthy as possible despite the disease.  This means that instead of having 97 octane blood, you may be at 85, so you want to keep the engine and pipes clean for maximum power.  Having a double pumper holley under the hood creates more power than higher octane anyways.  The body does a great job of regulating itself if given the chance.

Hemolytic anemia is less common, but usually associated with an auto-immune condition.  Auto-immune conditions find great relief with adoption of the Flow Diet, creating less inflammation in the body, leading to less destruction of the red blood cells as balance returns to the body.

So, again, work on overall vascular health, especially the muscles of the legs and hips, which cover the bones where the most marrow is contained.  Pick up iron bi-glycinate, a chelated iron supplement that is absorbed and transported more easily, instead of being stored in the tissues.  A big cause of  sluggish digestive tract motility.


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