This year I was determinate to start and finish my “challenge list”, getting fit again, taking a few new certifications, and compete one more time in a Body Building show, I was in a REAL BEAST MODE!
Yah! That was me!…Trust me, I’m still in beast mode, there are just a few things I have to change. In the process, I noticed I struggled from the minute I got up in the morning until bed time again. It has been about 4 long months were I found myself slacking my “to do list”, and reassuring myself saying often: “tomorrow its another day, I can do this!”. I continued to feel super tired, overwhelmed at work, and day after day have gotten worst, losing interest on pretty much everything. So, I had to pay a visit to the Dr. and find out WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME!
After many blood tests and some antibiotics, I was diagnosed with low anemia. Not a biggie, but at least now I know it wasnt me slacking. I had joint pain, often head ache, lazy as hell! lack of energy, and feeling blue most of the time, and worst, looking at myself feeling very old! Putting all those symptoms together, yes indeed I have a case of anemia. This is how anemia affects you:
– Shortness of breath
– Tiredness and a general lack of energy
– Dizziness and fainting
– Brittle nails and hair
– Sore tongue and trouble swallowing
– Digestive problems
– Eating of non food items (pica)
– Often feeling very cold
– Nervousness and potentially depression.
Anemia can be a big deal or nothing, is a common but potentially serious illness. Don’t panic! While some are the result from a genetic condition, the most common is caused by a lack of iron in the diet. “Women and athletes” must be especially vigilant to prevent this condition, as prevention is easier than treatment. This tips I learned, will help you prevent anemia.
But before we jump on that, what is Anemia? Is a lack of blood within the human body. This blood disorder, besides the iron deficiency, can be blood disease and even hidden diseases within the body. You can take numerous medications to treat anemia; however, there are also very effective natural remedies that can help with this condition. Of course, I’m no doctor! So always consult with your doctor about any of these remedies, as well as having regular check-ups to ensure your anemia is under control.
In the meantime, no wasting time waiting, I found a list of natural remedies that helps to beat anemia.
Things You’ll Need:
Apples, Beet juice, Dried figs, Honey, Lemon juice and Epsom salts.
Apples and Apples! Consume four apples per day until your anemia has been completely healed. The nutrients in the apples will increase the iron within your body and will help expedite the healing process. Eat one apple in the morning, one at lunch, one during the afternoon, another before dinner and one after dinner.
Weet beet cocktail: Drink 3 oz. of beet juice two times per day. If the juice is too strong for you, dilute it by adding 2 to 3 oz. of water. Beet juice will help provide your body with essential vitamins and nutrients to hasten your healing. I mix it with a bit or orange juice, but as it is, is not that bad. I rather don’t deal with this diet, honestly, but It can get worse, so cheers!
Dig on Figs! Eat four dried figs on a daily basis throughout treatment for anemia. The vitamins in the figs will help treat your body and keep inflammation down. I learned that eating dried figs have more fiber than fresh ones and also GREAT for immune system, heart and nerve function.
Another Yummy cocktail: Mix 3 tbsp. of honey with 2 tsp. of lemon juice in 8 oz. of water. You can either heat the water or keep it cool, depending on your taste. Stir this mixture until the ingredients have been properly mixed, and consume every morning prior to eating any solid food. I just mix the honey and lemon juice without the water. Simple as that. I also make some jars loaded with warm honey and lemon slices…check that out.
Some foods that will help also are:
Bean, spinach, dark, chocolate, broccoli, Animal proteins (especially red meat). I have to say, I don’t eat much of red meat. And also i haven’t been eating much due the way I was feeling. Last night I went through an entire steak…pretty good!
This are totally my sins and I have to keep an eye on it: Avoid excessive dieting or over-exercising, which can trigger symptoms in someone who is already at risk. I’m not too crazy over the diet (just eating too little lately with no appetite) but I do over-exercising sometimes or most of the time. Makes total sense. My body is screaming STOP and I’m just not listening.
Stress, who doesn’t? We live in a stressful world! Now, stress plays a big role here, so chilling and pampering time is a must:
Fill a bathtub with hot water and add 1 cup of Epsom salts. With your hand, mix the salt into the water for several minutes, allowing it to dissolve. Submerge your body into the salt bath for 10 to 15 minutes only, SKIP the wine this time, reading what not to consume while you have anemia,Dr. says is not good in the meantime. Sucks, totally! DO the bath once per week with an herbal tea in hand instead.
And this diet unfortunally for my java friends, includes cutting caffeine: Avoid caffeine to speed up the healing process.
Again, always consult with your doctor before beginning any natural remedies.
I’m recovering speed light daily, hate to feel in a funk, but I’m it was only that and wasn’t me getting the winter blues and slacking my “To do challenge list for this amazing 2014!”… I smell good stuffs coming!
To end this blah blah over a case of curable anemia, I might be taking over the counter daily doses of “Slow Iron”, not sure if I want to do that. I will definitely start with natural home remedies as “roasted beets and broccoli” daily and see how I improve my levels. Iron supplements over the counter might constipate you, so add even more fiber to your diet along with plenty liquids. Personally, I don’t like them, it mess up my belly and give me huge headaches. In the meantime, let’s kick it with natural remedies
Here I go again! BEAST MODE!
You fall…you get up!
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