Dr. Sebi spoke about how the deprivation of iron in the diet has a particularly negative affect on the health of African people. Here are some video excerpts of Dr. Sebi speaking on iron.
Dr. Sebi on What happens when we lack iron
Dr. Seb on Why Iron and Seamoss are unbeatable
Dr. Sebi on Duck/guaco, contribo, hombre grande and iron
Dr. Sebi on Nascent iron sicklecell treatment
Dr. Sebi on 6 iron rich herbs
Dr Sebi breaks down effects of iron deprivation
Importance of iron in the body
Iron is an essential mineral in the human body, and its importance cannot be overstated. It plays crucial roles in various bodily functions and is necessary for overall health. Here are some of the key roles and the importance of iron in the body:
- Oxygen Transport: The primary function of iron in the body is to assist in the transport of oxygen. Hemoglobin, a substance in red blood cells, contains iron at its core. When you breathe, oxygen is bound to hemoglobin, and red blood cells transport it to tissues and organs throughout the body. This is vital for energy production and overall cellular function.
- Energy Production: Iron is essential for the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the primary source of energy for cells. Without adequate iron, the body cannot efficiently generate energy, leading to fatigue and weakness.
- Immune System Function: Iron is involved in the proper function of the immune system. It plays a role in the growth and development of immune cells and the body’s ability to fight off infections and diseases.
- Brain Function: Iron is necessary for cognitive function. Inadequate iron levels can lead to poor concentration, reduced cognitive abilities, and even developmental issues in children.
- Metabolism: Iron is involved in various metabolic processes, including the conversion of food into energy and the regulation of body temperature.
- Detoxification: The body uses iron to help remove toxins and waste products, contributing to overall health and well-being.
- Muscle Function: Iron plays a role in muscle function and helps prevent muscle weakness and cramps.
- Healthy Skin and Hair: Iron contributes to the health of the skin and hair, promoting their growth and preventing issues like pale skin and hair loss.
Growth and Development: Iron is crucial for growth and development, especially in infants, children, and adolescents. It supports the development of healthy cells, tissues, and organs.
Iron deficiency, a condition known as anemia, can lead to a range of health problems, including fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, pale skin, and compromised immune function. Iron deficiency anemia can be caused by insufficient dietary iron intake, poor iron absorption, blood loss (such as from heavy menstruation or gastrointestinal bleeding), or certain medical conditions.