Over time, I, like so many other contemporary people, have been plagued by fatty liver, insulin resistance, high homocysteine and gouty arthritis.
Every time my blood results came back out-of-the-ordinary, my ferritin scores (which indicate the level of our iron stores) would be in the high end of the so-called normal range.
And every time I would ask my doctor, and I have had a few … a rheumatologist, pathologists, gastroenterologists, an endocrinologist, even a homeopath, about the relevance of my observation, they would simply scoff in contempt and would bluntly tell me that my iron stores were within normal levels and, in any event, iron has absolutely nothing to do with my ailments …
I could almost hear them thinking “…heaven forbid, how dare a common layperson to have a medical view, how dare he question our knowledge…”. Not to mention of course that no one had the decency or the interest to possibly look it up nor indeed to try to connect the various ailments I was faced with.
I am pretty sure that most of you out there have common stories to tell. Alas, this is our conventional wisdom. Mocking, and obviously disregarding, whatever falls outside the well-defined mechanistic medical conventions. Which means, by deduction, that we are offered no real remedies to the maladies faced by our modern way of life, other than the well-known, and not very economical, “killer” drugs.
So I took it upon myself to get to the root of my health problems. I made it my quest to thoroughly investigate my health challenges, I made it my personal quest to become healthy, the way divine wisdom designed us to be. I put myself in the center of my health responsibility, as each and every one should be. Real health will not make friends with us unless we conscientiously take personal responsibility of our well-being.
Simple but life-changing lifestyle changes… A nutritional programme whereby simple carbs and sugars have been severely reduced, a supplement protocol with specifically targeted vitamins, minerals and herbs, a modest high intensity interval and weight training plan, and guided mental imagery have all been combined to good effect in dealing with my fatty liver, my insulin resistance and my homocysteine levels.
I am now in the midst of bringing my high uric acid levels under control without the use of drugs, which were universally proposed by all medical doctors I saw. Instead, I am using natural substances and extracts … silymarin, nettle, celery seed, bee propolis, bromelain, cherry extract, olive leaf extract, folate and vitamin C.
The intensity of my investigation into all matters natural, all matters healthy, has been fuelled by the hubris and ignorance I was faced with by most of the medical profession. And, bingo, here is the research which combines fatty liver, insulin resistance, homocysteine and gouty arthritis, yes, you ‘ve guessed it, with excess iron…. Exciting stuff!!
And there is much more research out there … Implicating excess iron, which is really prevalent among most men and post-menopausal women, with other modern day epidemics such as senile dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer, shortening of telomeres, aging and destruction of cells.
Guiding certain experts to meekly suggest the ancient medical system of blood-letting as a cure for many of society’s present-day diseases. And there’s no simpler, and cheaper for that matter, way of curing ourselves than humble blood donation! For those who, for any reason, are not in a position to donate their blood, there are natural iron chelators such as IP6 (phytic acid from rice bran, or, inositol hexaphosphate), quercetin and curcumin. Everything though at fine balance; too much of anything almost typically leads to other imbalances. By way of indication, too much of a ketogenic diet may lead, for example, to metabolic acidosis and may trigger a gout flare up, and too much of phytic acid ingestion in the form of rice bran may lead to a chelation effect of essential trace minerals leading to severe bodily deficiencies.
The amazing grace of ancient wisdom in its grandiose best! We can only but look upon ancient wisdom in awe.
Now is the time to take personal responsibility for our own health. By making the power of knowledge the epicenter of our health and healing.