Iron Toxicity Post #80: Cholesterol is an Anti-Oxidant? HUH?

Iron Toxicity Post #80: Cholesterol is an Anti-Oxidant? HUH?

(Formerly #81)

Every now and then the universe presents an article that is so stunning, so well-written, and so provocative, that you are wise to stop what you’re doing, and give appropriate pause and reflection to appreciate its message and its significance….

I would encourage one and all to take the time to do just that ^^^^ with this stellar article by Anne Galea & Andrew Brown, 2009, entitled “Special Relationship between Sterols and Oxygen: Were Sterols an adaptation to Aerobic Life?”

As a follow-up to this wonderful article, Andrew Brown and Anne Galea published this additionally revealing article a year later in 2010, entitled “Cholesterol as an Evolutionary Response to Living with Oxygen”

To get a sense of how important cholesterol is to living successfully on this oxygen-rich planet, please note the 1st figure found in their 2nd article. The 2nd Figure highlights the central importance of oxygen in our metabolism and the fact that its activation into energy depends on bioavailable copper, and its elimination as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) ALSO depends on bioavailable copper. Yet again, everything that we’ve been “taught” to focus on and fear, re Cholesterol, is actually a lie as this element is life-affirming and essential to our optimal existence with oxygen on planet earth. Let the reality of that sink in as you progress through this fatty commentary.

Ignoring the introduction of two key Toxins, Fluoride & Glyphosate, into our environment, I would contend that the three most toxic “dietary” agents that have aggravated our metabolic homeostasis and our overall health are:
1) The introduction of inorganic iron into our grain-based products, starting in 1941, and which was further increased by 50% in 1969 by the actions of the FDA!
2) The global obsession w/ a low fat, therefore no retinol diets that has under-nourished two generations of earthlings! Please know that the brain accounts for a mere 2% of body weight, but consumes 20% of our oxygen, but also 25% of the cholesterol in our body. It is worth knowing that failure to make and recycle brain cholesterol is at the very heart of neurodegeneration in our “modern” society!
3) The ubiquitous dominance of $TATIN$ in the “Rx Quiver” of conventional practitioners! As the attached Figures at the endnote, the rate of Cardiovascular Disease is down, but it is now being eclipsed by cancer. Is that really medical progress? To what extent have $TATIN$ contributed to this Global explosion in cancer rates and deaths?
We’ve spent a lot of time commenting on items #1 and #2 in this series of Iron Toxicity Posts, as well as our ongoing commentary on threads within the MAG FB Group. I can assure you, we will be slicing and dicing this Galea & Brown (2009) article in the coming weeks and months.  It has profound implications!

Here are some important dates and facts to understand as a critical backdrop for this key article:

So, why am I boring you with all of these facts?

As a global society, the medical system has been holding us hostage which is ruled by Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527); who perfected the art of “Intellectual Projection,” in the 1500s, that is based on blaming your opponent for your faults! (For those politically captivated among our midst, this is the exact dynamic playing out in Washington, DC that is gripping our nation into political gridlock – The Democrats, who sold Uranium to the Russians in 2010, are now blaming the Republican President of being a “Russian Spy!” Oy vey, does this foolish absurdity never end?)

Doctors, who are only doing what they are trained to do, and not a smidgen more, have been engaged in “M.achiovellian D.iagnostics” where they blame anything, but the real Metabolic Culprit for all manner of disease. For 65 years, that’s two full generations, folks!  Doctors have been attacking one of the most important biomolecules in the human body, cholesterol It has been methodically ignored one of the most toxic pro-oxidant metals that have been proven, time and again, to be the very epicenter of this oft-feared cardiovascular crisis. Yes, it was the iron all along that caused the LDL to get “rusty” that then led to the build-up of coronary plaque.

What physicians are clearly not taught in Medical School is that it requires 11 oxygen molecules to make one cholesterol molecule.

In effect, cholesterol is a “sink” for excess oxygen, especially when oxidative stress starts rising. Cholesterol’s evolution alongside oxygen’s appearance on this planet is no accident! Furthermore, cholesterol always rises in the presence of increased oxidative stress, which rises as copper becomes bioUNavailable and iron becomes unbound and dominant in our metabolism.  The peroxidation (“rusting”) of cholesterol is a sign of the body’s attempts to correct the apparent problem with oxidative stress by bringing cholesterol to the rescue.

It turns out, cholesterol is the consummate good guy who was demonized by a Machiavellian Medical System. Don’t you find it fascinating that 13 Nobel Prizes have been awarded since 1927 for cholesterol and its metabolism, and now we’re reduced to eliminating it from our body? Hmm.

What this study by Galea & Brown convincingly reveals is just how important sterols are, especially cholesterol, to healthy aerobic metabolism in mammals! In fact, their elimination from our foods and our blood, via $TATIN$ and dietary restrictions, only increased our rate of oxidative stress! Trust me, it is not an insignificant evolutionary development that sterols appeared on this planet at the exact same time, some 2.5 Billion Years ago, as both oxygen and copper. For those intrigued by these astro-geological events, you will enjoy Crichton & Pierre, 2001, “Old Iron and Young Copper”: From Mars to Venus

What this otherwise excellent article is silent on, however, is the centraL role(s) that copper plays in regulating cholesterol metabolism.  Please know, attacking cholesterol, especially via $TATIN$ is the height of “1984!” twisted, bi-polar and distorted thinking. (While I won’t go into details here, I can assure you that bioavailable copper is central to the synthesis and the regulation of cholesterol – in our body and in our brain!)

The Role of Copper as a Modifier of Lipid Metabolism  (Be aware that this link will automatically download the article to your device.)

Along with the importance of retinol, it is vital to understand that cholesterol is an oxygen densor, as well as an H2O2 scavenger.

That alone is cause for fascination and alarm as we reflect on how we’ve been trained to attack it and eliminate it from our metabolism!

The rising levels of H2O2 in our bodies, which are known to react with the rising levels of iron are causing a striking rise in *OH Radicals, the most destructive biomolecule on the planet that affects our cell membranes, proteins, and DNA (both mitochondrial and nuclear). It is also worth noting that this “signaling oxidant,” is a major factor in the conformational “de-naturing” of the ceruloplasmin protein that is meant to be the master anti-oxidant protein/enzyme to keep our bodies in proper homeostasis. (I’m up to identifying ~20 separate and distinct enzyme functions for this amazing, “Moonlighting” serum protein!)

And what makes perfect sense now is to learn that the activity of ceruloplasmin and a key cholesterol enzyme, cholesterol esterase, are inversely related in bodies that are struggling with oxidative stress. What I believe is safe to say is that Mother Nature never intended that our cholesterol would be found in such iron toxic bodies that are constantly generating oxidative stress.

Piorunska-Stolzmann, M. et al. (2001). “The activity of cholesterol esterase and ceruloplasmin are inversely related in the serum of men with atherosclerosis obliternas.”

So here’s the key question: “How many people (family members, friends, neighbors, work colleagues) in your immediate social circle are still taking $tatin$? (And for all the wrong reasons as noted in the litany of research shared above!)

This is not an insignificant question to ponder in light of excess, unbound iron.

This is not an insignificant metabolic component that’s missing from our body.

It is high time we come to grips with how wrong we’ve been by the combined efforts of moronic, myth-guided and machiavellian food and medical systems.
Well, thank heavens we know about and have the Root Cause Protocol ( to allow our bodies to make proper sense of all this and lower our oxidative stress/rusting processes!

This Cartoon Says it all.

Source: Bartz et al, 2010-Sep, “Clinical review: Oxygen as a signaling molecule” Critical care (London, England) 14(5):234 DOI: 10.1186/cc9185

The ever-rising use of $TATIN$, to what cost to society’s purse and health?

Yes, Heart Disease is down, but there is an alarming rise of cancer. What price progress?

“A” votre sante!

Iron Toxicity Post #79: Is Stored Iron Safe?!?

Iron Toxicity Post #79: Is Stored Iron Safe?!?

(Formerly #80)

“It’s not what we don’t know about nutrition that hurts us, it is 
what we know for sure that turns out to be dead wrong.”
—Attributed to Victor Herbert, MD, JD

This superbly written article by Jerome L. Sullivan, MD, (Article available for purchase here) gets to the very essence of the conflict in medicine and science: The inherent and UNPROVEN bias that “Stored Iron” is GOOD for our health!

In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. (Please know that Jerry Sullivan, MD was the creator of the “Iron<>Heart Hypothesis” whose 1st published article on that clinical issue was in Lancet Journal, 1981, just a few years after he graduated from University of Florida Medical School.)

Please enjoy this intellectual Hatchet job by Dr. Sullivan on the moronic distortions that abound in the scientific and clinical literature with the perceived bias of our now subconscious and programmed belief that we need more “stored iron.”  This ubiquitous LIP (Labile Iron Pool) is not just found in our livers, and it’s not just found in the cells. Ferritin is stored in all cells, mitoferritin is found in all mitochondria. Worse yet, hemosiderin, which is synthesized when the body lacks bioavailable copper essential to load iron into ferritin, remains hidden in tissues all over the body and eludes proper diagnostic detection.

Because the same moronic distortions in the Lab Testing System that ignore what ferritin really means, also ignores this even more toxic form of stored iron, and Commercial Labs do not offer hemosiderin testing as an option when testing for overall iron homeostasis.

As we’ll all recall, Mother Nature abhors “unpaired anything.” Please know the following as it relates to iron:

  • One atom of iron has four Unpaired Electrons
  • One Molecule of Ferritin has 10,000 Unpaired Electrons
  • One Molecule of Hemosiderin has 100,000 Unpaired Electrons

Is anyone else feeling a bit queasy right about now knowing how much “stored iron” is likely hidden in your tissues?

That said, the most important quotation from this article:

“Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory processes may operate optimally ONLY [emphasis added] in the absence of stored Iron.”

Based on the above quotation, I firmly believe that this is the “hidden” cause of the rampant and unchecked rise of chronic disease: Lack of ceruloplasmin ACTIVITY, due to an overwhelming presence of electron-“stealing” iron all over the body!

This “stored iron” is, for a fact, the principle epigenetic and energetic factor that is undermining and weakening our innate immune and metabolic systems. And because there is no recognized yardstick to measure this stored iron issue, we conveniently ignore this metabolic reality that alters the biology, the chemistry, the electromagnetism and the physics of our cells.

IMHO, this is not rocket science. Again, I encourage you to purchase this article and take the time to read it. Were it readily available to post, I would do so, please know that. It is behind a Pay Wall to slow down the activation of truth to a broader audience.

This article raises profoundly important questions and challenges the long-held notion that we all need more iron. Those of us actively participating in this RCP Community know better, but it’s always refreshing to have such a wonderful study to have at our access to dispel the conventional and wrong thinking about the need for more iron.  I hope you enjoy this publication as much as I did recently.

“A” votre sante!
Morley M. Robbins

Iron Toxicity Post #78: ALS is caused by the over-expression of SOD (because Copper is MIA and Iron is STUCK)

Iron Toxicity Post #78: ALS is caused by the over-expression of SOD (because Copper is MIA and Iron is STUCK)

(Formerly #79)

The following is from an email that I recently sent to a doctor interested in learning about RCP, and the science behind it. I hope you’ll find it useful as well!

Dr ______, this is a key slide that shatters the conventional paradigm of “Copper Toxicity”:

This info is a mere hors d’oevres to the hundreds of articles that I’ve read and synthesized over the past decade re Copper<>Iron Dynamics and the importance of Bioavailable Copper, aka Ceruloplasmin, which regulates some 18+ functions inside our body.

And what is most unsettling to the Pharmaceutical industry is that this Master Regulatory Protein (Ceruloplasmin) is, IMHO, the “Innate Healer” that we regularly hear about, but never learn its true origin.

Here are several key publications that emphasize the importance of proper ceruloplasmin (Cp) oxidase function to prevent both iron accumulations, as well as the resulting oxidative stress that is so pervasive in all Neurodegenerative conditions, especially ALS (which, as you know, is characterized by the over-expression of SOD1 – Super-Oxidase Dismutase):













Dr ___, the bottom line is that most, if not all, of your clients, are iron toxic, due to a not-so conspicuous absence of adequate amounts of fully active ceruloplasmin (Cp) protein. Lack of Cp is a pandemic on this planet that few if any, practitioners recognize or understand.








The RCP (Root Cause Protocol) is specifically designed to reverse that metabolic dysfunction in our bodies. What I can say with confidence & conviction is that this RCP protocol — that I STOLE from MTHR NATURE — does indeed work!








What invariably gets in the way are practitioners that struggle to believe that this process of recovery and rebalancing can be this simple and this straight-forward.








OK, that’s a lot of blah-blah-blah for you to chew on. Please know that I will be delighted to assist you in better understanding these concepts, and will welcome you and your colleagues into a future on-line or on-site RCP Institute Training program.








Again, I’m excited that we connected this morning, and know that I’ve never met a question that I didn’t enjoy! Do keep me posted on your processing of this download!


“A” votre sante!
Morley Robbins











Iron Toxicity Post #77: Iron Metabolism is REGULATED via intake – NOT excretion!

Iron Toxicity Post #77: Iron Metabolism is REGULATED via intake – NOT excretion!

(Formerly #78)

McCance & Widdowson are legends in nutritional research, especially during the 1940’s during WWII. It is very likely that this duo were responsible for recommending “Iron Fortification” in 1941, although I’ve yet to find that citation (it’s just a matter of time).

In any event, it’s striking that in their 1937 study on iron absorption and excretion, they declare, cautiously, that the bowel excretes virtually no iron!

This then led to the realization that iron metabolism is regulated via intake, not excretion!

Odd, that these distinguished scientists would then recommend adding “Inorganic Iron”, the most toxic and most absorbed form of this heavy metal.
Commentary on McCance & Widdowson 1937 “Absorption & Excretion of Iron” LANCET ii 680-684

A vôtre santé​,
Morley M. Robbins

Iron Toxicity Post #76: ‘Hypoferremia’ (Low Serum Iron) occurs in ANY Inflammatory state

Iron Toxicity Post #76: ‘Hypoferremia’ (Low Serum Iron) occurs in ANY Inflammatory state

(Formerly #77)

It is an established clinical fact that “hypoferremia” (low serum iron) occurs in any inflammatory state. (Knudson and Wessling-Resnick, 2010) This is not a debatable point. It is not low for a “lack of iron!”
Wessling-Resnick M. (2010). Iron homeostasis and the inflammatory response. Annual review of nutrition, 30, 105-22.

But what most practitioners have not been trained in is how the Iron REcycling System (RES) really works and how dependent that RES is on bioavailable copper — not iron!

Every 24 hours, our body is designed to produce 24 mgs of iron that is used by our bone marrow, from our long bones and sacrum, to make the next batch of new red blood cells for the body to use to carry that essential oxygen. These RBCs are designed to live for ~120 days, and then they need to be broken down and remade. This is done each and every day.

This needed iron is supposed to get to the bone marrow by a network of macrophages, PAC-men of the body, in our liver and our spleen that gobble up those RBCs and break them down, and are then supposed to release that iron so it can get back to the bone marrow. But there’s a catch. The macrophages must have ferroxidase enzyme function to release that iron, and also load up the transferrin (iron transport protein) for the ride back to the bones.

Ferroxidase enzyme requires copper and retinol to work properly. Most people are lacking both in their diet. When was the last time you had grass-fed beef liver or Cod Liver Oil?

In any event, low serum iron is a clear signal that your iron REcycling is not up to snuff. It’s akin to MPG (Miles per Gallon) and should be at 100 in a women’s body (120 in a man’s)! And when it’s not, you have what’s clinically called “Anemia of Chronic Inflammation” (Weiss, et al, NEJM, 2005) which is a clinical sign of low ferroxidase function, and therefore low copper and low retinol.

Weiss, G. (2005). “Anemia of chronic disease”

The worst thing you could do, would be to put more iron into your body that can’t handle what you’ve got now. There is a major difference between “iron levels” and “iron homeostasis”. The former is grade school math and the later is akin to algebra.

Understanding iron status requires calculus — no need for rulers.

And please know they are not “my ideas”. I spend countless hours reading and synthesizing the literature for the metabolic truth.

Hope that sheds new and important light on your Cu-nundrum!

A vôtre santé​,
Morley M. Robbins