David was interviewed on the radio at the start of world Haemochromatosis week:
From a young age we are taught that iron is a nutrient that makes us strong. It is a vital component of haemoglobin, which is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen. Since the 1940s, breakfast cereals have been fortified with a variety of vitamins and minerals, and today they represent one of the key ways that children meet their daily iron requirements.
A great and simple infographic that shows ow the genetics work, thanks to the Irish Haemochromatosis Association for this.
Click on Katherine to read the full story and to hear about Abigail, who was diagnosed with HH aged just 15!
Click on Sheenagh to read the full article and to watch the video
Research suggests this herb can influence blood sugar control, Iron chelation and more. Possibly the best supplement that an HH sufferer can take!
Click on the image to read the full report.
Coffee and Tea are consumed by the majority of the world’s population, how do they affect your iron absorption rates? Well worth a read.
Well, this was new to me this week, I found out about a new form of Haemochromatosis that I have never heard of before, also known as Ferroportin. This is another genetic disorder, caused by mutation in the SC40A1 gene.
Great article about how the Immune System (IM) and iron overload are closely related, research has been ongoing for more than 25 years in this area.