Lactoferin isn’t just important for infants
“Lactoferrin's primary role is to sequester free iron, and in doing so remove essential substrate required for bacterial growth.”
Understanding how important healthy regulation of iron is to the immune system is key to understanding the modern chronic illness epidemic.
“Lactoferrin belongs to the innate immune system. Apart from its main biological function, namely binding and transport of iron ions, lactoferrin also has antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, catalytic, anti-cancer, and anti-allergic functions and properties.”
Anyone struggling with chronic infection, inflammation, issues related to iron like chronic fatigue, and chronic pain would benefit from lactoferrin. In fact, many studies show that as people age, they become more and more iron toxic. Iron toxicity is a primary driver of the aging process. It shows up as iron trapped in bone causing osteoporosis. It shows up in neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It shows up as arthritis and inflammation, muscle loss and excess fat.
With very few exceptions, almost everyone has been exposed to conditions that create iron dysregulation. What’s interesting is that even multigenerational studies show children inherit this dysregulation from their mothers. It gets worse from one generation to the next if not addressed.
Why isn’t anyone addressing it?
Everyone is just treating the symptoms.
That’s why I struggled for so many years with chronic Lyme and other issues. Everyone just said the only iron problem is a lack of it. But no one asked why my body was so bad at getting iron into the blood, or actively trying not to do so. My body was trying to protect itself.
Now that I understand why it’s doing that, I can help my body by changing the underlying conditions. The common approach from both western and holistic medicine is to force the body to do things it doesn’t want to do. We can’t expect real improvement that way.
Most fad diets are just avoiding the issues caused by the iron. They are not fixing the underlying iron issues, or making them worse. And eventually, they will still have to be handled.
Why not start before it’s too late?
Schedule a free call to discuss working on your issues and let me help you connect the dots. There’s no obligation to hire me as your coach if you don’t want my help. But you’ll still leave the call with a profound new understanding about why what you’ve tried hasn’t worked or made things worse.