ANEMIA healed with the GAPS diet.

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The majority of people with Anemia look pale and pasty. The symptoms may include pale skin, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, cognitive problems, headache and numb or cold sensations in the extremities. (Some of these sound familiar to me.)

Most people with abnormal gut flora have various stages of anemia. They can’t absorb essential-for-blood vitamins and minerals from food, and their own production of these vitamins is damaged.

On top of that, people with damaged gut flora have a particular group of pathogenic bacteria growing inside their gut, which are iron-loving bacteria.  They consume whatever iron the person gets from the diet, leaving the person deficient in iron.

Many have been prescribed Iron tablets by their doctors. Iron supplementation gives them a lot of unpleasant digestive side effects due to encouraging growth of pathogenic iron-loving bacteria and direct negative affects on the cells of the gut lining, which are already inflamed and very sensitive in GAPS patients. (I was told to get more iron too.)

People with abnormal gut flora have multiple nutritional deficiencies. The most common deficiencies are in magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, calcium, manganese, Sulfur, phosphorus, iron, potassium, sodium, Vitamins B1, B3, B6, B12, C, A, D, folic acid, pantothenic acid, omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, taurine, alpha-ketoglutaric acid, glutathione and other nutrients.

These nutrients are needed for normal functioning and development of the brain, immune system and rest of the body.

When the gut flora is healed with the GAPS diet then the essential-for-blood vitamins and minerals will be absorbed. Our bodies will thrive!

When the gut flora is healed with the GAPS diet then the essential-for-blood vitamins and minerals will be absorbed. Our bodies will thrive!

This Post was a continuation of the last three Posts:

  1. Our gut holds the roots of our health, with sick roots we will not to thrive.

  1. The second Post helped us to understand, “How Did I Get Gut Issues?” We learned that without well functioning gut flora we will have nutritional deficiencies, food in tolerances and be unable to digest milk and wheat.
  1. The third Post helped us understand that fibercannot be digested by the gut without beneficial bacteria?

  1. This Post, the final post on the roots of our health, was on Anemia.

Next weeks Post will be from the video TOXIN Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride Interview by S Downs, MD.

The information provided is from Dr. Natasha McBride’s book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome.It is available at

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