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how to cure vegan anemia

Updated on July 6, 2011

Why can't I get up?

I can't get out of bed, I can't get up, everything's dizzy and blurry. I'm anemic!
I can't get out of bed, I can't get up, everything's dizzy and blurry. I'm anemic!

Weak dizzy symptoms


You may be anemic, especially if you are a woman.

I'm an anemic vegan, my mother is anemic meat eater. 20% (one in 5) women are anemic (possibly due to monthly blood loss.) If you are on the edge of anemia, going vegetarian may push you into more anemia, as it did me, especially if you don't know how to eat.

There are two types of common anemia, iron deficiency and b-12 deficiency. The problem with vegetarians and iron is not that we have a lack of iron in our food. Our food is actually very high in iron. However, the iron that vegetarians get is harder to absorb, as it is "non-heme" iron. To help you absorb iron, you need to make sure you are getting a lot of vitamin C and copper. Read on for the cure and to find energy again!

The vitamin I take that cures my anemia

THE CURE!


The Cure:

For Iron deficiency, eat lots of pumpkin seeds and raisins.

AND, make sure you take a rainbow light iron pill, or another similar "FOOD GROWN" iron pill. Food grown pills actually grow iron into algae, then they squish these little plants up and make them into a pill. Because the plants have already absorbed the iron, this makes it a much easier to use and absorb form than iron pills. Straight iron pills may make you sick to your stomach or give you constipation, and are hard to absorb, which is why I recommend food grown iron pills.

Secondly, try taking a copper pill along w/the iron and drink it down with orange juice, as copper and vitamin C help u absorb iron.

Rainbow light iron pills also contain b-12, which will help you if you are pernaciously anemic.

TO CURE b-12 caused anemia:

Take some b-12 (any kind is a good kind) every single day for 3 months. If you are pernaciously anemic, you will feel spinning at the top of your head, like your brain is draining juice at the top (very unpleasant) and things will seem as if they are in a cloud. You might be unable to focus or concentrate.

Take the b-12 every day for 3 months (after the first dose you will feel a marked improvement in just a few hours!) because this will re-build your stores. Then you may drop back to taking b-12 about once a week, as this nutrient is not needed in large doses.

More nutrition advice for vegetarians and vegans are in this hub:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Vegan-Nutrition

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