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ANEMIA FROM A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE

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Anemia is a disease of the blood in which, for any number of apparent reasons, the red cell count in the blood is low. The physical causes attributed to this condition are also many; yet, the real significance is rarely or never wholly associated with equally distinctive character and temperament, which form the basis of personality.

In addition to having a weak [spiritual] will another main spiritual cause for anemia could arise from an unwillingness to use ones talents and abilities in the service of ones fellow human souls. Spirit personalizes the blood to form a bridge to develop the intrinsic talents and abilities in fulfilling the purpose of our existence. Pure blood alone can enable us to unfold all your potentials, to unfold in that condition, which will not urge you on the destruction but toward peace, happiness, and prosperity.

The red cells of the blood convey energy to the other parts of the body, by carrying oxygen to the cells. Blood into which is also injected every thought, feeling and emotion, and which, bathing the cortex, allows the mind to produce powerful thoughts. Such a blood radiation not only serves your higher intellectual development, but also to control the body’s self-healing powers.

If blood is wanting, naturally all is wanting. Blood good or poor the whole system (brain and mind included) is in good or poor condition. Blood improved, naturally, mind also improves. Mind can then expand to all that is great and worthwhile, operating with crystalline clarity, to yield maximum results, which alone ensures lasting happiness.

The failure of the blood to convey this energy properly is meant to signify that the energy and love aspects of a person are not working together correctly. Even some of us who on the surface are aware of spiritual things are subjected to anemia. In such a case, we may ask ourselves whether we are truly putting the awareness of the higher realities into the service of the race, whether we truly are fulfilling our purpose of existence for which the special gifts and abilities that we carry were lent.

If the answer is no, then that could be an explanation, the hidden one, for the presence of anemia condition.

Symptoms Associated With Severe Anemia

  • weakness
  • vertigo
  • headache
  • roaring in the ears
  • irritability
  • psychotic behavior
  • fatigue
Anemia often arises from recurrent infections and/or diseases involving the entire body. Sickle cell, poor absorption of nutrients, heavy loss of blood during menstruation, and peptic ulcers, are other reasons giving rise to anemia.

Foods to Avoid in Treating Anemia

If anemic, avoid iron inhibitors:
  • Phytates: – unsoaked cereal, seed grains and nuts; bran; legumes (including peanut); soy products
  • Polyphenol compounds: strong teas and coffee; cocoa (including chocolate); cola nut (Jamaican bissy); red wine
  • High calcium foods: dairy products; sea vegetables such as hydrilla; most tropical spices, especially cinnamon;
  • Stimulants: stimulating herbs (particularly the astercceae family): thyme, mint basil, rosemary, lavender, plantago, lamb lettuce, thistles, burdock, oregano, marjoram, jasmine, speedwell, hyssop, elder, sage, valerian, lobelia, hibiscus, Jamaica flower (sorrel), annatto; some fruits and vegetables: olives, noni, okra, durian
  • The nightshades: potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, sweet potatoes.

Foods Recommended in Treating Anemia

Anemia responds best to iron foods. Iron attracts oxygen – all oxygen you could breathe would never do any good unless you had iron in the blood.

The best iron foods are:
  • black strap molasses
  • black cherry juice (laxative)
  • black berry juice (constipating)
Strawberries, wild berries are iron-rich foods. Anything green also is grown above the ground tends to contain a lot of iron.

Other iron-rich foods include:
  • green leafy vegetables – mustard/collard greens, kale, Swiss chard, beet greens, spinach
  • concentrated chlorophyll from alfalfa
  • wild clover honey
  • apple
  • pomegranate
  • apricot
  • banana, ripe (for potassium which is usually low with anemia)
  • concord grape juice
  • watercress
  • purselane (or pusley)
  • romaine lettuce
  • warm foaming goat milk
  • brown goat cheese
  • whole grains: barley, millet, buckwheat, cornmeal (bulk in bowels and to nourish blood)
  • egg yolk, free-range (raw or cooked under very low temperature)
  • red peppers used in marrow soup
  • sweet cream
  • cod liver oil
Food Supplements:
  • Vitamin B complex, especially B6 and B12 help in the manufacturing of red blood cells
  • Vitamin C – aids in the absorption and retention of iron
  • Vitamin E – vital to healthy red blood cells
  • PABA – effective in formation of blood cells, especially red blood cells
  • Copper – vital to the blood along with iron
  • Folic Acid – assists in the formation of the blood, cell metabolism of proteins
  • Iron – enriches the blood and develops red blood cell
  • Manganese – works like iron
  • Protein – builds and repairs tissues such as muscles, blood, bone, skin

Lifestyle Changes and Exercises to Help Manage Anemia

  • Protect the vital parts of the body (brain, breast, eyes, lymph around shoulder area) from extreme temperature.
  • Guard against long exposure to the sun
  • Avoid washing with harmful solutions
  • Short and adequate sunshine helps control the calcium that comes from eating calcium-rich foods.
  • Deep breathing exercises and being in high altitudes
  • Maintain a good outlook on life
  • Get plenty of rest and sleep in moving air
  • Sleep outdoors on the ground, if possible
  • Cast out fear. Stop using motor force of the brain, such as used in leadership. Driving in traffic, working with a high-pressure boss, antagonism, resistive feelings, lecturing, gossiping, and heavy responsibilities of executive positions
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