Running low on oxygen?

There are times when all of us are so doggone tired we have trouble putting one foot ahead of the other or even eating. But, if this isn’t a one or two time thing, then maybe a visit to the doctor’s and then the lab would be a good idea.  Quite possibly you are anemic or lacking the heme which makes the red blood cells hemoglobin. Heme is a protein  (or amino acid) attached to a form of iron which grabs onto oxygen.  The oxygen gets Take the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Quiztransported to the cells in our bodies via the red blood cells.  Well, at least those containing heme.  So, yes, it’s possible to be running out of oxygen soon after getting out of bed.

Is there a problem with being in this state (I mean other than being tired)? Actually, yes.  There is an accepted level of hemoglobin in our bodies – number is 120 to 150 for females and 140 – 170 for males (the other way of reading those numbers is to drop the zeroes. So, 12 to 15 and 14 to 17.)  Iron deficiency early in childhood can have long-term effects on mental development that may be irreversible. An iron deficient person would not have all of these symptoms, but some of them. With 5 or more, consider iron problems.

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Listlessness, weakness, decreased work productivity
  • Impaired learning and cognitive function
  • ADD and ADHD type behavioral disturbances
  • Developmental delay in infants and young children
  • Poor memory
  • Decreased attention span and increased distractibility
  • Impaired reactivity and coordination
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Appetite loss
  • Cravings for non foods such as ice, dirt or clay
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty swallowing (because low iron may cause a thin membrane to grow across the esophagus)
  • Joint soreness
  • Night time leg cramps
  • Asthma
  • Sores on skin, or itching
  • Poor wound healing
  • Can cause excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Hair loss (LOW IRON IS A FREQUENTLY OVERLOOKED CAUSE OF HAIR LOSS)
  • Headaches
  • Sore or burning tongue
  • Soreness in corners of the mouth
  • Brittle, flat, or spoon shaped nails, ridges on nails
  • Heart palpitations on exertion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold extremities, with decreased resistance to cold and poor regulation of body temperature
  • Tendency to recurrent infections
  • Chronic bladder infections
  • Anemia (hypo chromic, microcytic) paleness, weakness, drowsiness, fatigue
  • Numbness & tingling
  • Night sweats
  • Fragile bones
  • Growth impairment in children
  • Eye soreness
  • Vague gastrointestinal symptoms: belching, gas, nausea
  • Vitiligo (light blotches on the skin)
  • Swelling in the ankles
  • Bluish tint to the whites of the eyes
  • Visual disturbances
  • Papilledema (swelling inside the eye)
  • Enhanced heavy metal absorption and risk for toxicity. Those with low iron will have an increased GI absorption of metals which is not specific for iron, so will absorb more lead, cobalt, cadmium, mercury. High blood levels of lead are more common in children with low iron.

Iron is a major player in multiple bodily processes and is needed for the function of about 100 enzymes and coenzymes in your body. There is the mistaken belief that if you do not have anemia you have enough iron.

  • Teenagers are at risk because of rapid growth rates, and poor eating habits.
  • Menstruating women, especially those with heavy periods. Menstrual bleeding is one of the most common causes of low iron. Such women require twice as much iron as do men. Thirty five-fifty percent of young otherwise healthy women have some degree of iron deficiency. .
  • Women using an IUD (because they generally have heavier periods)
  • Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women
  • Women with more than one child
  • People who repeatedly crash diet
  • Vegetarians, (since animal products contain the most usable forms of iron.)
  • Athletes in training, as they may have exercise induced iron loss, especially with endurance sports and body building
  • People with kidney failure or disease
  • People with worm infestation, or chronic parasites
  • The elderly have both decreased intake and absorption
  • People with conditions that predispose them to bleeding, such as gum disease or stomach ulcers, polyps or cancers of the bowel
  • Those with gastrointestinal disorders such as low or absent stomach acid, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, partial removal of the intestines
  • People taking aspirin as a regular medication
  • Those with low thyroid functioning
  • Those on chemotherapy
How To Treat
Let’s face it, I don’t think any of us are going to tell a vegetarian (anyone for that matter) to eat more meat.  Or tell the symps who have such gut problems triggered by stress to “chill”. I’m going to give two separate blends – one for symps (those who react in the digestive system or get migraines) and one for paras (those who forget they have a body that might react to life).  When treating the balanced, hey that’s easy: lemon, lavender and rose along with whatever psyches you like to counter stress. The blends are in 120 ml (4 oz) gel and lotion.
For a symp:
  • Orange            20 drops
  • Cypress          15 drops
  • Benzoin           12 drops
  • Frankincense  12 drops
  • Oakmoss and tonka bean (for cinnamon bun twist) or some other psyches adding up to 20 drops. The psyches are to help the hypothalamus be happier in spite of life.

For a para:

  • Lemon            20 drops
  • Palma Rosa   20 drops
  • Fennel            15 drops (if dealing with a persons with a seizure disorder use Geranium)
  • Lab Tea          12 drops
  • Psyches adding up to 20 drops. Honeysuckle and Hyacinth will sweeten it. Oakmoss and Tonka Bean will make it more earthy and foody.
The person should apply a small dab across the upper abdomen and lower back 2 – 3 times per day. That way they are covering the liver and kidney areas which are the critical players in the development of the hemoglobin.
My experience has shown that within a couple of days the blood counts start rising. Yes, that’s even if they’re on chemo.
I had a person who was needing open heart surgery and, due to the fact that he was a vegan, had very low hemoglobin counts.  He used the blend every hour throughout the day and shocked the eyeballs out of his cardiologist when, within 24 hours, had turned the count from 83 to 130.  The specialists were convinced that somehow or another he had gotten a blood transfusion – NOT! They waited another day to wait for the counts to really get up there and then did the surgery with fabulous results.
By the way, just a point to reassure you, in case you’re worried about the oils stimulating a person’s blood counts over the top …. they won’t.  According to medical specialists and my own experiences, the oils will take the body to proper homeostasis only.