This is where I’m keeping notes about iron and ferritin and ceruloplasmin
When giving blood sip on this: Jane Martin by the way giving blood was a breeze. I sip on 20 oz. concoction of 500mg whole food C (pure synergy), 16oz. coconut water, a couple quirts of mag-chlor, and 1 heaping tsp. raw red beet powder
Ferritin is an Iron STORAGE Protein…
It ONLY surfaces when there is TOO MUCH Iron in the system…
It is ONLY the Propaganda-like training that has you thinking that Ferritin needs to be closer to 100 — which I happen to think is criminal… 20-50 is more like it…
The MOST important # to have accuracy & currency of is your Ceruloplasmin (Cp). Again, my opinion, but ALL Iron markers in the blood are WORTHLESS without knowing our Cp status…
I am questioning ANY & ALL forms of Iron Supplements UNTIL a valid, complete and competent assessment of mineral status is made:
o Magnesium RBC
o Plasma Zinc
o Serum Copper…
o Serum Ceruloplasmin…
o Serum Iron
o Serum Transferrin
o Serum TIBC (% Sat)
o Serum Ferritin
o Serum Hemoglobin
No one in their right mind would accept a Thyroid determination based on a TSH-ONLY assessment…
I am seeking THE EXACT DEGREE OF SCRUTINY & DISCERNMENT… Iron assessments based on Ferritin-ONLY blood tests are similar stature.
The MAIN difference, however, is that the Thyroid dynamic will make you feel lousy… However, the Iron dynamic will KILL you — and that’s a FACT!… as noted in my 30+ Posts on MAG re Iron dysregulation….
And it’s HIGH time folks WAKE UP to that IRON-ic REALITY…
A votre sante!
IRON ISSUES ARE NOT SOLVED BY IRON… THEY ARE SOLVED BY THE COPPER-DEPENDENT ENZYME, CERULOPLASMIN… as it REGULATES and affects the mechanics & optimization of Hephaestin, Transferrin, Ferroportin, Ferritin, and Hepcidin… Period!
Fungus feeds on Iron… It’s a fundamental fact that changes how you read that book AND solve this condition. You do NOT attack the Fungus…
You build up Ceruloplasmin(Cp) which enables the body to naturally address the Fungus via SOD (Superoxide Dismutase), which is dependent on bioavailable Copper; and you take steps to lower your Iron burden…
o START Using Silica (Diatomaceous Earth) that stimulates an increase in Cp! (Start with 1 tsp in water at the start or end of the day, and work up to 3 tsp [1 Tbs] each day.)
o START Boron (1 – 3 mg/day, or add 1 Tbs borax to magnesium baths) – aids in synthesis of Cp, and regulation of Fe. (Iron)
o START Taurine (500 – 1,000 mg/day) Supports liver copper metabolism
o START Ancestral Diet (HIGH Fat & Protein/LOW Carb) Good for Copper absorption
o START Iodine (PREREQUISITE: Mg RBC & Se RBC need to be optimal) Until then, add Iodine rich foods like kelp, seaweeds, scallops, cod, eggs, cranberries, etc. to the diet.Additional Factors to Consider regarding Ceruloplasmin (Cp):oChlorinated water is hard on Copper & Magnesium, thus is hard on Cp production.
o High dose Zinc supplements BLOCK Copper absorption, which reduces Cp production.
o Molybdenum is known to chelate Copper and BLOCK Ceruloplasmin production.
The Effects of Ascorbic Acid and Magnesium Citrate on Ceruloplasmin (Why no ‘Natural Calm’)
It’s taken me [Morley Robbins] 5+ years of relentless research to realize that Mg deficiency is CAUSED by:
o soil depletion
o soil ADDITIVES (Glyphosate!)
o poor absorption
o a WIIIIIIIDE array of Stressors!, not the LEAST of which is the outrageous Iron Toxicity Burden we are ALL shouldering & stomaching…
Pls know, Iron & Maggie have an antagonistic biological relationship. The higher the former (Fe), the lower the latter (Mg)… (And excess, unmanaged Iron CAUSES Leaky Gut!)
And to your point, yes, Paleo has more fat, which enables the absorption of Copper, that enables the production of Ceruloplasmin in our Liver & thereby enables our metabolism to MANAGE ALL THAT IRON…
Ferritin is the LEAST valid Iron marker. It is the “Trunk” of Iron metabolism. The “Engines” are Hemoglobin & Ceruloplasmin (Cp)…
Whenever I have “engine trouble” w/ my car, I expect the Mechanic to focus on the Hood, NOT the Trunk.
“LOW” Ferritin shows in Iron-toxic people as a coping mechanism to excess Iron in the tissue(s).
Pls know, 95% of my clients have “Anemic” Ceruloplasmin (<25 mg/dL) & RAGING symptoms of Iron Overload. The other 5% have elevated Cp, & confirmed Inflammation (CAUSED by excess, unmanaged Iron…)
Therefore, Low Ferritin in a symptomatic client (Inflammation and/or Oxidative Stress) = High Iron in Tissue = Low Mg in Tissues…
Hope that makes sense…
A votre sante!
Excess, dietary Iron from Food (Iron filings in flour, HFCS, GMO, Om-6 Oils, etc) & supplements are perceived as “Stress!” in a body that has LOW bioavailable Copper because the Liver is overwhelmed by being “D”rowned in Hormone-D that SLOWS Ceruloplasmin (Cp) production that allows that excess Iron to wreak HAVOC ALL OVER THE BODY!…
Does that make sense?…
Iron-ic, eh?… 😉
A votre sante!
Ferrous & Ferric Iron…
o Ferrous (Fe++) Iron is usable Iron
o Ferric (Fe+++) Iron is unstable and is the state that Iron is Transported in…
o To move from Fe++ >> Fe+++ requires Oxidation, which is the removal of ONE electron…
o One of Ceruloplasmin’s MOST IMPORTANT jobs is to Oxidize that Iron so that it can be properly loaded into Transferrin, as well as into the Iron Storage protein, Ferritin.
This FACT about Ceruloplasmin’s REGULATORY role of Iron has been thoroughly researched and well known in RESEARCH circles since 1966. It is wonderfully depicted in Figure 6 of this article (found on pg 7). This is apparently NOT taught in Medical School… (You all can connect the dots on that obvious disconnect!) The Role of Ceruloplasmin in Iron Production
The object is NOT so much to deny our body of the Iron that is needs… but it is to focus on OPTIMIZING the production of Ceruloplasmin (Cp) production in the Liver and overcome the “D”in of “D”ietary “D”eception & “D”irectives that we have en”D”ured for the last 70+ years…
A voter sante!
The “IRON-y” of this ENTIRE Cholesterol saga is that the Human Body is increasing Cholesterol to MAKE MORE “Stress!” Hormones to neutralize the BURDEN of the “Iron Stress!”…
Ya gotta love the twisted logic of Allopathetic minds to try to STOP thhat natural bodily response…
Morley: Toxicity of Iron Part 1
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It MUST be BOUND by absorption/transport/metabolic proteins OR IT CAUSES RUST…
Examples of KEY Proteins to MANAGE Iron:
o Hephaestin (a “cousin” of Cp that enables absorption of Iron)
o Ceruloplasmin — ESSENTIAL Enzyme to enable loading of Iron onto Transferrin…
o Transferrin — Major transport protein that carries two Fe atoms
o Hemoglobin — Major metabolic protein that holds 2/3 of Iron in the body and transports Oxygen to ALL tissues in our body
o Ferritin — Major storage protein for Liver, Spleen and Bone as they are MAJOR players in Reticuloendothelial System that Recycles Iron for the continuous process of re-building Red Blood Cells throughout the body. FERRITIN IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ELEVATED IN THE SERUM. (Kell & Pretorius, 2014).
Those are some key examples of what “binds up” Iron… And when Cp is LOW — AS IT IS IN MOST PEOPLE TODAY — Iron gets STORED IN OUR TISSUES — and that’s a VERY BAD thing…
Hope that sheds important light on this key issue…
02/03/16: Morley’s most recent video interview where he discusses Iron Overload as well as Magnesium.
Live to 110 Podcast #90 Most Health Issues Stem from Copper Dysregulation PART 1 with Morley Robbins Here’s the Transcript to Read
Three part series on Iron Overload from The Cleveland Clinic. It will give you a good picture of why you need to pay attention to Iron Overload as well as FLD, Fatty Liver Disease.
When part 1 is done it will advance to part 2 and then part 3.
Vitamin D Cholesterol Calcium Magnesium Connection
note to self: Multi-Copper Oxidases and Human Iron Metabolism
(helps explain the interplay between Copper enzymes & the regulation of Iron)
Here’s my [Morley] *dream* blood test outcome:
o Mag RBC = 6.0-6.5 mg/dL
o serum Ceruloplasmin = 33-35 mg/dL
o serum Iron = W: 100ug/dL // M: 120ug/dL
o serum TIBC = W: 285ug/dL // M: 340ug/dL
o % Sat (Iron/TIBC) = 33%
o serum Ferritin = 20-50ng/mL (Please note, leading Cardiologists are sounding the ALARM re rising Ferritin levels and their connection to heart events…)
These proposed values noted ^^^^ assume normal Hemoglobin and Hematocrit levels, which are predicated on optimal levels of bioavailable Copper, which is a function of optimal Ceruloplasmin… You can NOT make Heme, you can NOT make Hemoglobin, and you can NOT load Iron into Hemoglobin (via the enzyme Ferrochelatase) WITHOUT optimal levels of Copper.
Please note, I have YET to see this *dream* profile in ANY client, to date… In large part because the System trained us — like Circus Bears — to demonize Copper and worship at the Altar of Iron!
Again, it’s a work in progress..
A votre sante!
Morley on MERCURY:
what I’m learning is that Mercury is MOST toxic in a body that is “Copper Deficient” AND “Iron Overloaded…”
And what has SOLIDIFIED this catty-wampus Cu<>Fe dynamic in our Livers are the convergence of several KEY events from the early 1980’s:
o High Fructose Corn Syrup… (see the compelling research of Mary Fields, PhD in the 1980’s…)
o GMO<> Glyphosate… (see the research that profiles the Copper-binding qualities and Iron generating qualities of this toxic combo…)
o Change Vaccines to include BOTH Aluminum & Hg (the former WHIPPING up Iron into a frenzy…)
o Change the composition of Hg amalgams to ADD Copper that increased its Toxicity 20X (According to Ann Louise Gittleman…)
So, I think we have a Chicken/Egg phenomenon going on. And yes, I’m well aware of the rogue & profoundly destructive nature of this Heavy Metal that weighs 200, vs Mg @ 24 and Copper @ 63.5. It is a Suma Wrestler of the highest order. And it’s intriguing that Mercury has both Estrogenic qualities AND an affinity for Copper-dependent enzymes. It’s ALSO intriguing that there are several homeopathic approaches for clearing Mercury — ALL of which are based on the energy of Copper…
And while it’s tempting to “Attack the Guest…” my overriding preference is to “Strengthen the Host,” esp. the Adrenals that have worked throughout Millennia to CLEAR Hg — esp. when it’s NOT being hosed by Low Usable Copper and High Unusable Iron as is SOOOOO prevalent today… Tragically, Homo Normalus (based on optimal levels of Magnesium AND Copper…) is a rapidly disappearing species on this Planet…
The above ^^^ offers a different perspective, but one that warrants further consideration, and application, in light of the dramatic Cu<>Fe imbalance that is RAGING in the Global populous and our collective Livers & Brains…
A votre sante!