Q. What are some natural ways to remedy anemia?
There are many good sources of vegetarian iron and one needs not to take an ounce of liver!
Diets consisting of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, and nuts provide adequate iron. Vitamin C rich foods such as citrus—oranges, grapefruit and lemon, enhances the absorption of iron. Some foods are naturally rich in both iron and vitamin C, such as broccoli, Swiss chard, and other dark green leafy vegetables. Other good iron sources include pasta, rice, soybeans, chickpeas, and blackstrap molasses. Dairy products are extremely low in iron and may interfere with iron balance, especially in very small children. Nuts high in iron include almonds and Brazil nuts.
I had a friend who had an iron-deficiency anemia from an infection in the abdomen. He considered getting a blood transfusion but decided against it. He ate molasses, lots of greens, no dairy products, and beans, and his iron returned to normal. Nuts, fruits, grains, and vegetables of a wide variety should keep your iron in balance.
Just make sure your doctor agrees that your anemia is due to iron-deficiency, and that you have no active, out of the normal blood loss, if you are a menstruating woman, before embarking on this program.