Not long ago, the School of Social Work at Idaho State University published a study in the Canadian journal Critical Social Work on people who “self-identify” as “authentic” vampires.
Believe it or not, the global vampire community is thought to number in the thousands. And these people claim they must consume human or animal blood to maintain their health and well-being.
The vampires fear disclosing their “needs” to health and social workers because they might be ridiculed or diagnosed as mentally ill. (While other “lifestyle choices” have long been removed from the psychiatrists’ Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), vampires — apparently — still suffer discrimination.)
The study’s authors said these vampires come from all walks of life. They can even be attorneys and doctors. (Of course, many of these professionals already have well-earned reputations as “blood suckers,” but for entirely different reasons…)
They’re also otherwise successful, ordinary people except for one thing — they are very, very tired. So, they seek out consenting adults willing to serve as blood donors.
Of course, blood-letting thins the blood and helps keep iron levels down, which isn’t a bad thing. (Remember, excess iron causes increased rates of heart disease, infections, and cancer, as I demonstrated in studies with Dr. Richard “Bugs” Stevens, and Nobel laureate Baruch Blumberg nearly 30 years ago.)
But I’m quite certain regularly drinking blood isn’t the right solution for improving energy levels — even for these supposedly “authentic” vampires…
A better solution for extreme fatigue
Self-proclaimed “vampire” or not, many people can identify with this feeling of extreme fatigue.
Fortunately, I have the perfect energy boost — for both vampires and mortals alike. And it doesn’t involve drinking blood. (It is, however, a deep shade of red!)
I call it aspal.
This nutrient, also known as red bush or rooibos, has been a “secret weapon” of sorts for the Kalahari Bushmen in South Africa. Studies show it improves energy as well as cellular hydration and metabolism — even in one of the driest climates on Earth.
Some of my own research on aspal also took place, appropriately enough, at another university in Idaho. We gave the nutrient to college athletes, who experienced rapid improvements in their athletic performance as a result.
While some dietary supplements take a few weeks to produce their full range of therapeutic effects, aspal seemed to result in almost instantaneous improvements in energy, according to the college coaches.
I’ve noticed the same thing myself. In fact, whenever I take aspal, I can count on feeling some benefits right away. (And I’m quite a bit older age than any college or pro athlete.)
Since my work with college and pro athletes, many more studies on aspal have backed up my findings. You can read about them all in my special report The Miracle at Red Bush, which my Insiders’ Cures newsletter subscribers can download for free from my website, www.drmicozzi.com. (Not yet a subscriber? No worries! All it takes is one click.)
You can also find aspal (rooibos) in convenient powdered form, together with “super-food” ingredients like blueberry powder, baobab, rose hips, and lo han guo. Simply look up the ingredients using the “search” function on my website for more information.
So, if you happen to meet a real vampire on the prowl this Halloween, tell him or her about aspal. Drinking it with water could give them the energy fix they crave.
“Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals,” Critical Social Work, 2015; 16 (1)