Monday, October 18, 2010

Simple Iron Remedies

It seems that we ladies often have trouble with our iron levels. Low iron makes for really tired mamas and can be a risk for hemorrhaging during birth. Here are a few simple ideas for increasing our iron levels.
  1. Saute ORGANIC chicken livers in a small amount of butter or coconut oil. I have never done this myself, but have heard that it really, really works.
  2. Take an herbal supplement called Floradix. Many midwives recommend this.
  3. Eat lots of greens.
  4. Take beet root powder capsules or drink freshly made beet/carrot/celery/parsley/apple juice. This is building as well as cleansing. This is like a super shot of body building nutrition. Beets are amazing!
  5. Drink liquid chlorophyll in water daily.
  6. Kelp capsules
  7. Green smoothies. I have been doing this every morning lately. I take about 1 cup of water, 1 cup of blueberries, 1 banana, 4 kale leaves, 1-2 T of orange juice concentrate, 1 T evening primrose oil or flax seed oil and liquefy all of this in a blender. You can vary the greens and the fruit to your liking. This is so nutritious and cleansing first thing in the morning. Wow!!
  8. Chickweed/parsley/nettle/yellowdock/peppermint infusion tea sweetened with honey.

Those are a few ideas that I know of. Do you have any great ideas for building iron supplies? If so, I would love to hear them. It is so important to take care of our bodies so that we can live for Jesus with energy and enthusiasm. Blessings to you ladies and your life-giving bodies. :-)


memoriesmama said...

Perfect timing! I was just diagnosed with low iron today. I'll be taking chlorophyll, and chinese blood build concentrate.

Shannon said...

That is the main reason I take Black Strap Molasses (un-sulpherated). There is a good deal of iron in it.

Annie Lady said...

Thanks for bringing that one up Shannon! I forgot about that link I read that you posted on FB.