I'm just reading Alan Carrs book too
Stopping smoking is the next thing on my "to do" list.
I've managed to get my high iron levels down to low levels through phlebotomy, but my hemoglobin is still high. I've figured out that's the smoking effect.
When CO binds to hemoglobin your blood lacks oxygen as has been said. Your body compensates for this by producing more hemoglobin. Mine is sitting at around 155-165 (top limit for ladies 155).
Phlebotomy (blood letting) is still the standard treatment for high hemoglobin (secondary polycythemia). By lowering the bodies iron levels needed to make blood, less hemoglobin is made.
No wonder I feel better after a phlebotomy! It's like magic for me.
Heaps of energy, lovely mobile joints.
It's all making sense now, as to why I developed that brain lesion, when my iron levels were really high, and I was puffing away more as I didn't have the energy to do much else, frustrated over the fatigue etc!
I have dirty thick blood anyway, as I have no spleen (a blood filter).
I have lymphocytosis (high T-Cells), and leucocytosis (high WBC), that's normal for me because of the splenectomy (due to trauma as a child).
So I HAVE to give it away.
I'm really looking forward to it (that fits in with Alan Carrs philosophy).
And if I'm right, my hemoglobin levels will come down to normal and I'll be more "Oxygenated", I so hate that fatigue.
Love this research!
The results of this study will be out in November!