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Hereditary hemochromatosis is one of the most common - and most commonly misdiagnosed - genetic conditions. If you suffer from this condition, you may also have a great deal of confusion about what to eat. Conflicting advice can make you feel as if you’ll never be able to enjoy food again. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Seeing her husband face similar challenges, Dr. Kristina Lewis was inspired to learn how to combine both her research and cooking skills to help him. Her training as a naturopathic doctor, love of creating delicious meals, and desire to help her husband has inspired her to share what she's learned with the world through this unique resource guide.
Cooking for Hemochromatosis: Recipes, Menus, and Culinary Strategies to Lower Iron in Your Diet is based on extensive research on how iron affects the diet. Dr. Kristina expertly guides you through the major food groups, outlining what to look for and what to avoid. She also shows you how foods combine with one other in a meal to help you understand how to lower iron in your diet while still being able to eat healthy and delicious food.
This comprehensive cookbook, a companion to her husband Dr. Eric Lewis’s book, Holistic Help for Hemochromatosis, offers more than 100 research-based, wholesome and easy-to-follow recipes. Inside you’ll find meal ideas for breakfasts, salads, appetizers, entrées, sauces, and desserts. There’s something for everyone, featuring cuisines from around the world, and including dishes adaptable for diets ranging from vegan to Paleo, low-carb to low-fat, and gluten-free to dairy-free.
With Cooking for Hemochromatosis, you’ll be empowered to shop and cook with confidence - and enjoy eating again! With a little preparation and some easy to understand advice, it is possible to manage your iron overload and live life on your own terms.
With each recipe, you'll also find amounts in both US and metric measurements, a detailed nutritional analysis and explanation of why it works for iron overload.
Much more than just a book of recipes, Cooking for Hemochromatosis will teach you how to shop, how to decide what to eat, and how to enjoy food again!
Dr. Kristina Lewis is a naturopathic physician in practice with her husband, Dr. Eric Lewis, in Asheville, North Carolina. When her husband discovered he had hereditary hemochromatosis and founded the website HemochromatosisHelp.com, she became very involved in researching, writing, and teaching about this condition both as a health-care practitioner and as a concerned wife.
After the publication of Dr. Eric Lewis’s book, Holistic Health for Hemochromatosis, it became clear that a companion guide with recipes and cooking instruction was what the readers of HemochromatosisHelp.com needed next. As someone who naturally loves to cook and who finds inventing tasty and healthy recipes a fun challenge, Dr. Kristina Lewis decided to take on the challenge of creating a recipe guide for hemochromatosis from a holistic perspective.
Dr. Kristina Lewis is an honors graduate holding a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. In her private practice she works with women and children on a wide range of health issues, including iron overload.