How to Cure Anemia Fast! – 7 Home Remedies That Never Fail…

by Megan
(Houston, Texas )

Want to get rid of your anemia quickly and easily using a few “tried and true” natural foods and supplements? Here’s the top 7 natural cures and home remedies for anemia (iron deficiency) that you definitely must consider…


QUESTION:

I have anemia and have been taking pharmaceuticals to try and combat this problem. Nothing has worked and I now feel worse than ever. Are there any natural ways that I can control and even reverse this condition? I’m always getting sick and have absolutely no energy. I’m no longer able to work because of this. I want and need my life back. Please help!


ANSWER:

Anemia is a disorder that results from having a lower than normal red blood cell count or not enough hemoglobin. Basically, if you're suffering from anaemia you’re body is not receiving enough oxygen-rich blood. Anemia is quite a common condition, particularly in females and people with chronic diseases. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, this condition affects more than 3 million Americans.

Heavy blood loss during menstruation, pregnancy, intestinal disorders, bleeding disorders, ulcers, infections, and chronic diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, liver disease, thyroid disease, and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis) are a few of the most common causes of anaemia. However, a deficiency of iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, folic acid and vitamin B12 is the root cause of this problem in nearly all cases. All of these nutrients are crucial for the maintenance of healthy red blood cells and hemoglobin production.

Some of the symptoms of anemia include…

• Weakness
• Dizziness
• Shortness of breath
• Rapid or irregular heartbeat
• Pounding in ears
• Cold hands and/or feet
• Regular headaches
• Pale or yellow skin (a common sign)
• Chest pain
• Cognitive problems (brain fog, difficulty concentrating, etc)

Contrary to what you may believe or have been told, treating anemia is actually quite simple - replace the lost nutrients listed above and you will cure your anemia. Guaranteed.

So here’s 7 of the most effective ways to do this…


Home Remedy for Anemia #1… Unsulphured Black Strap Molasses (BSM): Black strap molasses is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains all of the essential nutrients required for increasing red blood cell production and boosting hemoglobin levels including magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, folate, and B group vitamins. Black strap molasses is especially rich in a safe and highly absorbable form of iron. In fact, a tablespoon of BSM supplies around 15% of your daily iron needs. If you’re suffering from anemia, black strap molasses should definitely be your first “go to” remedy.

Simply mix a tablespoon of organic unsulphured black strap molasses (such as these ones) in a glass of warm filtered water and drink down once dissolved. Do this twice daily on an empty stomach for 3 months then drop down to once a day and stay on this amount indefinitely (yes, for the rest of your life). Remember this… continuing to take your BSM every day is crucial if you want to treat and cure your anemia for good.

Black strap molasses is also 100% safe for everyone to take (adults and kids), regardless of what health problems you may be suffering from. Even pregnant women and nursing mothers can safely take it without harm. BSM is truly a wonder food, so make sure you get some into you as soon as you can!


How to Get Rid of Anemia Cure #2… Wheat Grass Powder: Organic wheat grass powder contains chlorophyll, the life sustaining green pigment in plants. On a molecular level, chlorophyll is virtually identical to our own red blood cells or hemoglobin, so much so that during the Second World War chlorophyll (combined with coconut water) was used for blood transfusions in soldiers and actually saved a whole lot of lives!

The oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood can be enhanced significantly by taking chlorophyll every day, so of course, it’s a wonderful solution for anemia or for those with compromised red blood cell production.

One of the best sources of chlorophyll is wheat grass powder or the juice. In fact, the Hippocrates Health Institute says… “Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.”(1)
So to get your daily intake of wheat grass, either grow your own and juice it every day or add 2 rounded teaspoons of organic wheat grass juice powder to a glass of clean filtered water and drink down. For best results,
be sure to take your wheat grass on an empty stomach, 15-20 minutes before food.


Natural Remedy for Anemia #3… Pumpkin Seeds/Pepitas: Pumpkin seeds or pepitas are a simple yet very effective remedy and treatment for anemia. Pumpkin seeds contain 110% of the recommended intake of your daily iron, as well as being a rich source of zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, B vitamins, and vitamin E. Pepitas also taste great, so eating them shouldn't be a problem. Either snack on a handful of pumpkin seeds each day or add them to your morning cereal. I find them quite addictive so it pays to keep them to only a handful!


Home Remedy for Anaemia #4… Beetroot: This healthy vegetable is also an exceptional treatment and cure for anemia. Beetroot is high in iron, along with calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulphur and essential vitamins. It’s a powerful detoxifier and internal cleanser, including a blood cleanser, so it’s terrific for increasing the body’s red blood cell count and increasing oxygen levels in the blood. Don’t buy the tinned beetroot though. Only consume fresh beetroot either baked and used in a salad or eaten along with other vegetables. Making your own home-made beet kvass or adding some fresh beetroot to a morning smoothie are two other great ways to get this important vegetable into you. Here’s a couple of easy recipes…

How to Make Beet Kvass

Healthy Green Beetroot Smoothie


Natural Cure for Anemia #5… Probiotics: Without a healthy functioning gut, none of the essential nutrients and cleansing agents you need to cure your anemia can be absorbed and utilized by the body. The result is, well, no result - you’re anemia will stay. A study out of Stanford University School of Medicine found that when people supplemented with probiotics, their iron and B level vitamins went up, quite substantially in fact.(2)

So to get your digestive system healthy and in tip top condition it’s imperative that you ingest plenty of good gut bacteria or probiotics. Taking a good quality daily probiotic supplement (like these) is crucial, along with culturing and fermenting your own healthy probiotic rich foods. Sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, miso, kombucha, pickles, tempeh, natto and kimchi are all excellent probiotic rich foods that you can easily make yourself at home. If you’re unsure on how to go about this, take a look at this website and their handy recipe options… Cultures for Health.


Home Remedy for Anemia #6… Eat Healthy: Consuming natural foods that are high in iron and other essential nutrients is a sure-fire way to get rid of your anemia fast. Spinach, pomegranates, sesame seeds, nuts, dates, bananas, apples, blackcurrants, squash, kale, chard, along with beef and chicken liver and grass-fed meats such as beef, bison and lamb are all high in iron and blood cleansing nutrients, so be sure to include these in your diet.

Avoiding all refined and processed foods is also crucial as these offer no nutritional value and many of these foods (particularly processed dairy and soda drinks) actually cause loss of nutrients such as iron from the body. In addition to this, many refined and processed foods contain artificial additives and chemicals that choke up the blood and make your blood platelets sticky, essentially worsening blood disorders such as anemia and its accompanying symptoms.


How to Get Rid of Anemia Cure #7… Reduce Stress And Do Some Regular Moderate Exercise: Maintaining a healthy liver and spleen is crucial for not only curing your anemia, but for keeping it away for good. Stress is one emotion that can quickly exhaust these organs. If you’re a highly strung or stressed out person then you must learn to keep this emotion under control. Do some Yoga or daily meditation to help you relax. Practicing regular tai chi is another great way to relax and gain control over your emotions. Epsom salt baths are also terrific for relaxing the body and come with the added benefit of replenishing the body with crucial magnesium. So be sure to take an Epsom salt bath 3-4 times a week.

Exercise is likewise handy for relieving stress and anxiety. Regular exercise also helps to increase the oxygen supply throughout the body (not to mention that it’s great for your overall health and well being). And it doesn’t need to be fancy either. A brisk 40-50 minute walk or bike ride 4-5 times a week is all you need.


So hopefully these tips and remedies help you out Megan.


Good luck and all the best to you!


Regards,

Troy (Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Herbalist, Health & Wellness Coach)

Comments for How to Cure Anemia Fast! – 7 Home Remedies That Never Fail…

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Mar 16, 2018
Iron supplements
by: Anonymous

What about taking iron supplements? I'm taking one that my doctor prescribed, a non-heme form. It doesn't seem to be doing much?

Mar 16, 2018
Reply
by: Troy

Non-heme iron tablets (ferrous sulfate and ferrous fumarate) are pretty much useless. The absorption rate for these is only around 3% at best. The liquid versions are higher though and are definitely better. If you're going to take an iron supplement, you're better off with a heme form... Iron Supplements: Which Form Is Best?.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Jun 01, 2018
BSM and Wheat Grass Worked for Me
by: Jenny

Great article! I suffered from anemia for years due to heavy bleeding from my monthly periods. I began taking black strap molasses and wheat grass juice powder and within 12 months I was no longer anemic. My doctor couldn't believe it! I urge anyone suffering from this condition to give these treatments a go. They definitely work!

Nov 13, 2018
Extremely low iron saturation and ferritin serum
by: Sannyasin

Hello Troy! Definitely going to start implementing all the suggested remedies that you've listed here to try and boost my iron supply. I have been iron deficient for about 2 years now, and the numbers keep dropping. Currently, my iron saturation is at 13 and ferritin serum is at 4!!! I have been eating extremely healthy for about 3 years now. I follow the Ayurvedic diet, incorporating raw probiotics, fermented foods, bone broth, etc. I also try not to eat iron-blocking foods with my iron-rich meals, and add some Vitamin C foods instead. I'm hoping to resolve this issue soon as I've lost a LOT of hair over these 2 years and I'm constantly short of breath. Meanwhile, I wanted to ask, do you think it would be wise and/or beneficial to get an iron injection just to bring the levels back up while I'm trying to work on the issue? I do not take any medications or supplements whatsoever, so it's a tough call for me. Your advice is greatly appreciated! You have helped me in the past to overcome a small health issue and I haven't had problems with it ever since. I'm forever grateful to you for that!

Nov 13, 2018
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Sannyasin. Good to hear from you. You are already doing some of the things you need to be doing to get your iron levels back up, which is great. The other remedies, particularly the BSM and wheat grass powder/juice, will help even more. With the wheat grass powder, make sure the brand you buy is organically grown in mineral rich/volcanic soil for high absorbable iron content - I can't stress this enough. If they don't advertize it then contact the supplier and ask them (here's a reputable brand if you're interested... Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder Grown in Volcanic Soil). Wheat grass powder/juice is also rich in other blood building nutrients and essential chlorophyll, which is likewise a powerful blood builder. Remember, you want to build up your blood (hemoglobin), not just your iron levels. Both are crucial and both are needed. I'm not a fan of iron injections. They cause flushing and dizziness in many cases, which is not a good thing. It's better to get your iron/build up your iron from natural sources. It may take a little longer, but it will be worth it (and it's much safer and healthier!)

Glad we were able to help you out in the past too.

Good luck and all the best to you Sannyasin!

Nov 15, 2018
Thank you!
by: Sannyasin

Thanks so much for all your help Troy! I can’t even begin to put into words how much your attentiveness and good-heartedness are appreciated! It isn’t every day that someone so charitably and selflessly shares their abundant professional knowledge with people.

I do still take BSM as you had recommended previously for endometriosis and fibroids - all issues gone there! I don’t take it regularly now, but every now and then when I especially need an iron boost. But yes, building up blood and not just supplying it with iron, which may simply not be absorbed, is really what I need. I have wheatgrass powder from New Zealand. It’s organic, but it doesn’t say that is was grown in volcanic soil. I will definitely look for that in my next batch! Also, probably going to incorporate more beetroot into my diet. What do you think of Moringa? How does it compare to wheatgrass in your opinion in regards to the issue at hand?

I am relieved that I may not need iron injections, as I really don’t want to make something else go out of balance. I am a firm believer in natural remedies for every condition and yes, it’s totally worth it! Deepest thanks to you from the bottom of my heart!

Nov 18, 2018
Reply to Sannyasin
by: Troy

Hi Sannyasin. Firstly, you're very welcome. Glad I've been able to help. With the black strap molasses, I would continue as you have been doing, only taking it when you need it. This is a good approach. With the wheat grass, you can get some fantastic brands of wheat grass that come from New Zealand and are grown in their many volcanic ash crops, so definitely check this out further. In regards to moringa? This is an extremely healthy plant, however, I would not substitute this for wheat grass. You can, however, take the moringa in supplement form as well - no harm whatsoever doing this. Or, you can buy moringa from your local green grocer and use it in your cooking and salads. This is another handy option.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you! :)

Dec 06, 2018
Wheatgrass
by: Rosemary

How much wheatgrass juice daily for blood building and how do you take it please?

Dec 06, 2018
Reply to Rosemary
by: Troy

With the wheatgrass powder, start off on one rounded teaspoon mixed in a glass of filtered water or natural fruit juice once per day (make sure you have it on an empty stomach 15-20 minutes before food). After 1-2 weeks, increase the amount to twice daily (first thing in the morning and 20 minutes before dinner as an example). After a few more weeks you can increase the amount again, up to 6 teaspoons daily. By starting off slow and building up the dosage over a period of several weeks or months, you help avoid any detoxing reactions that can sometimes be experienced in the beginning (search "herxheimers reaction" online for an understanding of what this is).

Hope this helps you out Rosemary.

Good luck and all the best to you!

Feb 19, 2019
Iron Panel Blood Test
by: Sannyasin

Greetings Troy,

I have been taking wheatgrass for 3 months now since I have read your article and my hair has stopped falling out! It actually stopped falling out after less than a week of starting the wheatgrass, which really surprised me. It is much stronger and healthier now, although lots of it needs to be regrown, which I understand, will take some time, but I'm sure that the ferritin has been rebuilt. Thank you so much!

I plan on taking another blood test, just the iron panel, and since I've already been anemic, I wanted to ask if there are any steps that I should take before or after the test as I will lose some iron with it? Any advice on this is greatly appreciated.

Peace and light,
Sannyasin

Mar 06, 2019
Reply to Sannyasin
by: Troy

Hi Sannyasin. Glad the wheat grass powder is helping. The only thing I would probably suggest is upping the wheat grass before and after your test. Even just an extra teaspoon each day (taken at a separate time to the others) will work wonders.

Hope this helps.

Good luck and all the best to you!

Jul 17, 2021
Sick for years. Going to try this.
by: Shirley

Hi! My daughter has had this for years. We’ve tried supplements but it just goes on and on. I am trying all these tips and praying it will help.
I will let you know.

How long do you think it will take for us to notice any effect?

Aug 12, 2021
Reply to Shirley
by: Troy

Your daughter should definitely notice positive results within 4-6 months Shirley.

Good luck and all the best! :)

Sep 11, 2021
Sick for years going to try this (update)
by: Shirley

Well it has been a few months and I have followed many of these suggestions for my daughter. She has taken the blackstrap molasses, wheatgrass, pumpkin seeds, eaten healthy, and done epsom salt baths. The beets we have not tried consistently and she already eats healthy. Finally, the probiotics we haven’t tried much although she does like yogurt but we haven’t put a lot of effort into that.

The results are that she finally gets up in the morning and doesn’t feel sick and weak and awful! She used to dread mornings and couldn’t ever sleep in because of feeling so terrible early every morning.

There was a short time that she stopped everything but the molasses and she did get sick again so we got her back on the regimen and she got back to feeling well.

We are so relieved and happy for her as she has been dealing with this for so long! Thank you so much for the advice!!

One last note. She does also eat a high fiber high fat snack between dinner and bedtime to help her blood sugar stay steady overnight.

Sep 20, 2021
Polymyalga rheumatica and temporal artritis
by: Linda

Hi Troy,
Thanks so much for the very useful information and it is wonderful that you respond to everyone. I have just been diagnosed with temporal arthritis and polymyalga rheumatica. I am a woman of 77 and was very healthy prior to getting a bad virus then the above condition came after the virus. I have to take 35 mg of prednizone right now. I am anemic but because of my age should I be ingesting a lot of iron in the foods you recommend? Just want my energy back!
I look forward to your response,
Linda

Sep 22, 2021
Reply to Linda
by: Troy

Hi Linda. You definitely should be consuming high iron foods. You're age isn't a factor. Remember, when you get your iron from natural foods such as the ones mentioned above, your body safely takes what it needs and discards the rest. There is no harm. When it comes to synthetic iron supplements, however, it's a different story, which is why we don't recommend these (unless it's a heme form). Also, if you had a virus which caused your problems, there is a good chance the virus may still be there. We would recommend a course of either colloidal silver (Sovereign Silver brand is excellent) or olive leaf extract (Olivus brand is super strong) to detox. You can purchase these online or from most drug (pharmacy) stores. You can also read more about the benefits of olive leaf extract here... Conditions OLE is Good For and Why it's Important.

Hope this helps.

Good luck and all the best to you! 😊

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