Blood is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of the body, and for transporting toxins and waste products away from the cells. Blood plasma is the fluid which holds the nutrients for transport. Suspended in the plasma are red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The red blood cells transport oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. White blood cells fight infections and parasites. Platelets are used for blood clotting.

In a healthy body, toxins and waste products are removed from the blood by the liver and kidneys. When these organs cannot eliminate toxins, either because they are damaged or because the body is being overwhelmed with toxic substances, they continue to circulate to all the cells of the body, causing disease.

Beneficial Foods

Burdock Root Nature's best blood purifier.
Coconut (Young) A great blood purifier. Water from young coconuts is identical to human blood plasma.
Durian A strong blood cleanser.
Nettles A great natural blood purifier. Help dissolve acidic waste in the blood.
Prunes Increase absorption of iron into the blood.
Turmeric A powerful blood purifier. Stimulates red blood cell formation. Inhibits blood cell clumping.
Watercress Neutralizes acidic waste in the blood. Helps fight anemia.

Beneficial Nutrients

Chlorophyll Improves blood count. Purifies the blood. Counteracts toxins. Fights anemia and hemophilia.
Copper Assists in the formation of red blood cells and the absorption of iron.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prevents excessive blood clotting.
Vitamin B12 Important for maintaining healthy red blood cells. A deficiency can cause pernicious anemia which is characterized by large, immature red blood cells.
Vitamin K Aids in blood clotting. Is commonly given to patients before surgery to prevent excessive bleeding.