Monday, January 31, 2011

Turn Low Platelets Around - Increase Platelets By Healing Your Body With The Food You Eat

Is it possible to increase Low Platelets using what you eat? Most doctors will say that it isn't. But not all doctors agree. You have heard it said "you can't see the forest because of all the trees." Well Low Platelets can be like that. There are so many health problems caused by low platelet count that we concentrate on the symptoms like the bleeding, bruising, exhaustion and pain that we don't pay as much attention to the big picture, the "forest" so to speak.

Back to diet and how it can help or heart Low Platelets.

Many recommend a diet that is largely composed of protein. Many people follow this type of diet but don't get the results needed. For many, especially Americans, there is already to much protein in their diets and adding more is not a good idea.

Large amounts of protein in the diet may cause an acid buildup in your body which in turn increase inflation and the destruction of more platelets. This type of diet won't help bone marrow to produce more platelets. If the body is given rest from these food it will, more often than not, repair itself and began producing more platelets. A short term low calorie diet may be helpful and by implementing it, your body could produce more platelets in this process of detox and healing.

Here is a low calorie diet that can be followed for a short time to test results. It is recommended by Louis Cruz the MD who wrote the book "Conquer Low Platelets" (that I recommend by the way).

Morning Meal

Cooked oats with Rice dream or Almond Milk. You can use honey or molasses to mildly sweeten the oats. Agave is also ok.

One cup of blue berries. Use other fruits of the berry family or pomegranate.

Two slices of toast. Use only Ezekiel bread well toasted. You can find this in the health foods store. Add a small amount of almond butter or peanut butter. If you use peanut butter make sure you use only the one that has the oil on the top. Avoid the creamy versions since they have Trans fats added and many times sugar also.

Mid day Meal

Large vegetable salad that should have celery, beets, tomatoes, carrots and romaine lettuce. Only add lemon, salt and olive oil for flavor.

An unprocessed starch such as brown rice

A protein of vegetable origin is preferred such as beans. Cook with olive oil. Extra virgin with its natural color is recommended.

A portion of cooked veggies such as kale, cabbage or broccoli.


This meal should be very light.

Use a homemade vegetable soup

Ezekiel bread toast.

Or Toast and some fruit or fruit salad.

Only water is used between meals and nothing else. Each meal should be five hours separate from each other. Take a good multivitamin while doing this. That way you will not have anything missing.

It only make sense that Low Platelets can be improved if you have a healthy diet. Many times our poor health is caused by our unknowingly bad habits. Following natural remedies can improve your quality of life.

Live Healthy!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Your Options With Low Platelet Count - Standard vrs Natural Treaments

The signs and symptoms which are related to the low platelet count are nasal hemorrhaging, forearm discoloration into purple or red color, gum line bleeding and bruising or small dark spots over a large area of the body to mention a few. The standard treatments promoted by the medical profession can be scary and haven't changed much over the last 25 years.

One of the primary ways of handling low platelet count is to give blood transfusions or platelet transfusions. Other typical treatments for low platelet count are prescription medications such as Prednisone or Danazole or other steroids, surgical treatment (spleen removal) and even chemotherapy. These are very drastic procedures and risky to say the least. That is why one should seriously research this condition if experiencing it and be sure to always get a second opinion.

Low platelet count is truly one of those conditions which can be difficult to find the root cause.  Low platelets are often brought on by various  controllable issues such as abuse or even normal use of prescription drugs,  Vitamin and mineral  deficiencies and in many cases excessive alcohol consumption. While your blood contains a low volume of platelets, you will be in danger of mild to serious  hemorrhaging. This means you will have to take safety precautions to avoid even the smallest of injuries.

Low  platelet  count signifies that the bloodstream has too little Thrombocytes or specialized blood cells known as platelets that help to aid in blood clotting. Left unchecked it will eventually be followed by problems like hemorrhaging from gums, stool or urine. It usually is the indication one of a variety of different critical medical conditions which may include liver disease, lupus, a deficiency in minerals, spleen disorder or a nutritional deficiency.  In accordance with some clinical references, the Thrombocytopenia or the low blood platelets suggests an individual is definitely not acquiring ample blood cells which is usually a sign of infection or maybe the medical problem like auto immune disease.

Sadly many people look at alternative treatments for low platelet blood disorder with the same mind set as traditional medicine, being more concerned with instant instead of long term results. Because of this they are mostly concerned with treating symptoms and never really get to the root of the problem. But if you are interested in long term and permanent results there are various methods to Increase Platelets Naturally without the need of nasty medications that can harm the body with serious unwanted side effects. 

At the minimum ITP blood disorder is usually curtailed, but can even be totally corrected simply by looking after yourself utilizing natural strategies. Identifying triggers that upset your immune system and cause it to attack healthy platelets is a process of trial and error. One must go for the most common causes first then proceed to less common triggers if no improvement is made. If necessary more in depth screening with Bio tracker technology may be used to discover the more challenging triggers to ITP.  This as well as an state-of-the-art type of screening utilizing DNA samples is helpful. A simple natural approach can not only restore your low platelets to normal levels but can do so without having invasive surgical procedures or having to take prescription medications so widely promoted be today's mainstream medical professionals.