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Wheatgrass to lower Ferritin

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    Len Tillem

    I receive approx. 3 transfusions a month.
    My ferritin # is close to 4000.
    I decided with, my oncologists approval, to get a transfusion whenever my HGB gets into the low 9s.
    A quality of life decision.
    Below HGB of 9 I’m bedridden.
    I saw a video by an oncologist put on by Leukemia Society about wheatgrass lowering ferritin.

    Myelodysplastic syndrome. Wheatgrass acts as iron chelator

    Google this topic.
    I’m drinking 3 oz. of wheatgrass each day.
    It’s pressed fresh and sold at a local market.
    Has anyone else tried wheatgrass?

    Kathy Stermer

    Thanks for this info. I’ve had to stop chelation drug due to low platelets and get 2 units every 2 weeks so will give this a try. What’s the worst that can happen? Prefer a more natural approach than that nasty, expensive drug anyway

    Len Tillem

    I just had a video conference with my oncologist at UCSF, an MDS transplant specialist. She said taking wheatgrass would be OK and she could see no reason not to use it. She had not however heard of its benefits in lowering ferritin. Fortunately for me there is a juice bar in Sonoma the sells it fresh.
    I’m drinking 3 ounces a day. I’ll test my ferritin levels in a month.You can Google wheatgrass and ferritin reduction.

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