By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© November 2015, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
RED BLOOD CELLS
Anemia. There are many kinds of anemia. Anemia is either caused by:
1. Low production of red blood cells.
2. Excessive or too rapid destruction of red blood cells (called hemolytic anemias).
3. Bleeding or hemorrhage causing blood loss.
Copper toxicity anemia is a common anemia, in my experience, especially among young adult women. It is completely overlooked because it has the same laboratory appearance as iron deficiency anemia. That is, it is a microcytic, microchromic anemia, and usually mild. This anemia is discussed in the article entitled Copper Toxicity Syndrome on this site.
Lead toxicity, B vitamin deficiency, and other nutritional problems are other causes of anemia. There is also an anemia of chronic disease found with illnesses such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, some infections, kidney and liver disease. Often toxic metals have a role in these cases of anemia. Please read the article entitled Anemia for more about this condition.
WHITE BLOOD CELLS
A persistent slightly high white blood cell count is often due to a chronic infection, which may be difficult to find. A complete nutritional balancing program will almost always resolve the infection, without one needing to know where the infection is located. The exception to this is if one has an infected root canal-filled tooth. In this case, the tooth needs to be removed.
Leukemia. I have less experience with leukemias. For an article about cancers, in general, please read Cancer And Alternative Therapies on this site.
Lead toxicity may be the cause of platelet disorders, especially low platelets (thrombocytopenia). This is based on several of our cases. Nutritional balancing may also be helpful for polycythemia, based on several cases.
These have some dangers, so I would avoid them, if possible. If you will be undergoing an operation, ideally donate some of your own blood to have on hand if it is needed. For much more on this subject, please read Blood Transfusions on this site.