Iron Toxicity Post #71: There is NO “Anemia” on Planet Earth

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Morley Robbins


(The following was originally posted on Facebook Magnesium Advocacy Group on May 25, 2018)

Iron Toxicity Post #71: There is NO “Anemia” on Planet Earth, but there is a PANDEMIC of A-nemia!

OK, where’re we headed today?… This will ALSO be known as “A-nemic A-dvisory A-ction A-lert #1!”

Folks, I’ve HAD IT… It is A-PPALLING how A-RROGANT conventional practitioners are about “Anemia” vs “A-nemia!”

I intend to introduce several KEY concepts in this Post to set the stage for future Posts and explorations about the ABJECT UN-A-WARENESS of what’s CAUSING Copper<>Iron Dysregulation, and the ubiquitous condition of LOW FUNCTIONAL IRON, that is lazily and incorrectly being called “Anemia” or “Iron deficiency,” when it is ANYTHING BUT THAT!… It’s time to set the record straight!

Let me explain further, as you well know that this is NOT the 1st time that I’ve made this A-SSERTION… 😉

“A-nemia,” as we will learn going forward, is VERY MUCH A KEY & CONTRIBUTING factor for the rampant & pervasive level of metabolic dysfunction and mineral dysregulation that is gripping the failing life-force of Earthlings.

There are numerous factors that A-LLOW this “A-nemic” condition to exist and be the scourge that it truly is:

• A-Vitamin (Retinol)-deficient diet, aka the “LOW FAT” diet that we have been held hostage to for the past 62+ years (since President Eisenhower had his 1st of 8 Heart Attacks in September, 1955)…

• A-diponectin deficiency, a KEY & little discussed hormone whose dysfunctions are the gateway to Insulin Resistance, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Fatty Acid dysregulation, PCOS, Weight gain & Obesity, increased Inflammation, as well as Increased Oxidative Stress… HUH?!?…

(You might RE-READ this 2nd Bullet – AGAIN – slooooooooowly to absorb the PENETRATING IMPORTANCE of Adiponectin (APN, produced by the ADIPOQ gene…) inside our Liver and Adipocytes (Fat Cells) that is noted below in the 1st Diagram… That list ^^^^ of clinical conditions is the Who’s Who of chronic conditions that we & our loved ones are ALL suffering from…

• A-ceruloplasminemia… the vacuous LACK of Bioavailable Copper & Ferroxidase enzyme that when NOT available to our physiology then results in the dysregulation of Iron inside our cells and inside our Mitochondria. Please note, that restoring this Mt. Everest Enzyme to its rightful place in our metabolism is the pre-eminent focus of the RCP (Root Cause Protocol)…

• A-bundance of dysfunctional Iron that gets *STUCK!” in our Macrophages, the professional Pac-men that form the backbone of the Daily Iron R.E.cycling System, and as a consequence, the Iron shows LOW in the serum blood test, but is NOTABLY high in the tissue, but that location for Iron NEVER gets measured in ANY kind of standard Iron panel…

• A-rrogance & and I would add, Ignorance, re the truth of Hormone-D metabolism, its utter dependence on Magnesium for proper regulation & the “D”evastating IMPACT Hormone-D supplements (from a bottle…) are having on our innate Retinol metabolism in our eyes, in our Liver, and MOST OF ALL, in our genes! (Please take a peek at the 2nd Diagram)…

• A-llopathic blood testing that VENERATES Iron Level (via a “Dipstick!” measure) in serum Ferritin, and TOTALLY IGNORES Iron Homeostasis (via a MPG measure!) found in:

o our Daily Iron R.E.cycling System (aka, RES) and is best measured by serum Iron status

o our Oxygen-carrying capacity (70% of our Iron) and is best measured by serum Hemoglobin

• A-ctivation of NLRP3-Inflammasome – the Nuclear Gateway to “Anemia of Chronic Inflammation” that is ubiquitous in its prevalence and CAUSES Iron to be sequestered by the Macrophages that are evolutionarily trained to protect us and our organs from Iron-seeking pathogens (PAMPs) and dangers (DAMPs)… Trust me, there’s LOTS more to say about that…

• A-ssassination of “Oxygen Activation” by excess, unbound Iron that affects a spectrum of Multi-Copper Oxidases with Iron-induced ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) & Oxidants (otherwise known as “accidents with Oxygen…) Two NOTABLE classes of Copper enzymes to keep track of:

o Cytochrome c Oxidase (Complex IV) that MAKES cellular Energy, all over our body…

o Anti-Oxidant Enzymes (FOX, SOD, CAT, GPx, PON1, etc) that REGULATE Iron status & Oxidative Stress…

Yes, that’s a POST-ful!… Know that I will be focusing on these and related factors in coming Posts and will be sure to provide proper scientific studies and notations to back-up my statements…

I simply wanted to “D”rop some TRUTH BOMBS to “A”ctivate your Neurons and allow you to “A”ssimilate — on a deeper & more extensive level – some of the missing factors in this quest for metabolic truth, esp. as it relates to our mineral buddies, Magnesium, Copper & Iron…

Bottom line: We have been grossly “Misled, and Misfed” — for the past Century!…

The series of dietary mistakes is building cumulatively generationally, in large part – but NOT solely — due to the following practices:
• 100+ yrs of NPK-based Agricultural practices…
• 75 yrs of Iron FORTIFICATION in our grains…
• 60+ yrs of a LOW FAT diet that stopped A-CCESS to Retinol…
• 25 yrs of crops being DROWNED in Glyphosate… and
• 20 yrs of Hormone-D supplements based on Soy, and NOT the Sun!

We have MUCH to discuss… and discuss, we will.

And in closing, let me encourage each of you to watch the relatively new film by Australian Chef, Pete Evans, entitled The Magic Pill.

I would sincerely and formally request that this Thread NOT “D”evolve into a religious war of Paleos vs Vegans – that is the FARTHEST THING from my mind…

What I DO want to do is highlight the penetrating comment that Rangan Chatterjee, MD, (2001 Graduate of University of Edinburgh Medical School) and star of BBC One series, Doctor in the House.

has to share with his cameo appearance in this film. Despite his brief role, he asks a STERLING, CRITICAL & STUNNING question of the Audience:

“What are you eating?!?…”

It is a topic that warrants further exploration, esp. in light of the numerous factors that are enumerated above ^^^^ that are CLEARLY “D”ecimating and “A”ssissinating our metabolism…

It is HIGH time we take stock of how natural, how unprocessed, and most importantly, how organic is our diet to ensure that we are getting the nutrients and the co-factors that are ESSENTIAL to ensure optimal metabolic function.

WHAT DO WE NEED IN OUR DIET?
o Minerals, esp. Maggie!…
o Healthy Fats, esp. Retinol…
o Bioavailable Copper (which is FAT soluble!)…
o Organically grown & prepared foods…

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN SUBJECTED TO?
o Sugars, that LEACH Minerals, esp. Maggie & Potassium…
o Omega-6 Oils, that attract Iron & CAUSE Inflammation…
o Iron fortification & supplementation on a scale we can NOT comprehend!
o Glyphosate (Round-Up) that chelates Minerals…

To paraphrase Dr. Chatterjee’s insightful question, “What in the WORLD are we eating?!?…”

What is becoming INCREASINGLY clear to me is how interrelated ALL of these factors are, and while I’m introducing a NEW metabolite – ADIPONECTIN – you will take comfort in knowing that in the presence of Retinol deficiency and a lack of Bioavailable Copper, this blockbuster hormone simply loses its effectiveness & regulatory zeal. And when you take stock of the BREADTH & DEPTH of this Hormone’s dysfunction, it is NOT hard to see that this element, too, has been yet ANOTHER, in a series, of “unintended consequences” from this past Century of “D”ietary “D”ecisions to “D”ictate our Health.

So, we have MORE to explore with these and related issues… And in the spirit of the Memorial Weekend, I wish you ALL well, as we start yet ANOTHER Summer season in North American and another Winter season Down Under!… May it be a safe & relaxing weekend for all, and I’ll look forward to your comments & questions, as well as our continued exploration of these “A”mazing factors in the coming weeks…

“D”anke for your time & attention!

A votre sante!

Morley Robbins