Hemochromatosis Help is proud to offer safe, effective, and unique supplements for individuals with hemochromatosis and iron overload.
We are Eric and Kristina Lewis, a husband-and-wife team of naturopathic doctors. We are also a family personally impacted by hereditary hemochromatosis.
We started the website HemochromatosisHelp.com in 2012 as a place to keep track of the research we were discovering for Dr. Eric's own hemochromatosis condition.
We didn’t know if anyone else out there was even asking the same questions, but in case you were, we wanted it available to share. We quickly learned that we weren’t the only ones asking these questions and looking for answers.
People started finding us from all over the world and started contacting us, wanting to learn more. Your questions were excellent, leading us to research new topics, and the site and our knowledge continued to grow.
After a few years, we realized that it might be easier to assimilate the information if it appeared in an organized and logically explained book format, so we wrote some books. These books expand upon the topics covered in our articles and take the help to the next level with practical, actionable steps that anyone can take.
Our two books, Holistic Help for Hemochromatosis and Cooking for Hemochromatosis are available exclusively through this website, both as paperback and e-book editions. You can shop our books here.
Around the same time, we curated a small line of nutritional supplements specifically designed for the unique needs of the iron overload community.
The idea for curating our own line started when many readers of Hemochromatosis Help contacted us, seeking advice about which supplements are best for those with iron overload.
We have asked ourselves the same question as we’ve sought the best supplements for Dr. Eric to take to manage his own iron levels.
At first, our search left us frankly a little dissatisfied with the options already available.
We were feeling frustrated and wished that there was a line of supplements designed specifically with the unique needs of the iron overload community in mind.
Many times, a formula designed for the general population would contain an ingredient that might make iron absorption worse. Or the ability for the body to assimilate and use the ingredient wasn’t optimized by the product.
We looked for supplements free from ingredients typically found in mainstream vitamins that may be contraindicated in iron overload. We also sought products rich in the herbs and vitamins demonstrated to have potentially beneficial effects in peer-reviewed medical research.
Since such a vitamin line didn’t exist, we decided to create our own!
As our knowledge has grown, the offerings of supplement options have also expanded, providing many options and choices for any hemochromatosis patient looking for safe vitamins to take.
We have incredibly high standards when it comes to the quality and safety of nutritional supplements. We have not and will not take any shortcuts when it comes to the products available through our store.
We’ve partnered with one of the country’s leading professional-level manufacturers to create the Hemochromatosis Help supplement line.
All of the nutritional products available on MyHemochromatosisHelp.com are manufactured in the USA in an FDA-approved pharmaceutical-grade laboratory with verified 3rd-party testing.
The safe and effective use of nutritional supplementation to support health and promote well-being is a key part of what we as naturopathic doctors are trained to do. Our research into hemochromatosis has uncovered many herbs and nutrients that may help those suffering from iron overload!
Nutritional supplements and herbal remedies are complementary tools that may help improve the health of an individual with hemochromatosis. Integrating these natural remedies with holistic dietary strategies, in coordination with your doctor’s care plan, may be an excellent way to improve your symptoms and health.
Beneficial natural remedies for iron overload may work to remove stored iron from the body, to block iron from being absorbed in the first place, and to protect against the free-radical damage caused by excess iron.
In addition to the primary therapeutic goals of reducing the build-up of too much iron and blocking iron absorption, many people may also choose to supplement or use natural remedies for dealing with the common effects of hemochromatosis such as joint pains, fatigue, or insomnia.
You should always check with your doctor prior to starting any supplement, diet, or exercise routine. They know your specific circumstances best. One size does not fit all. Follow your doctor’s care plan, and do not be afraid to ask questions. Whether using medications directly for hemochromatosis or for other health concerns, please make sure there are no interactions between your medications and supplements.