Living Well with Hemochromatosis: A Healthy Diet for Reducing Iron Intake, Managing Symptoms, and Feeling Great

Living Well with Hemochromatosis: A Healthy Diet for Reducing Iron Intake, Managing Symptoms, and Feeling Great

by Anna Khesin

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Overview

A Dietitian-Approved, Customizable Food Plan to Combat Iron Overload

Also known as “iron overload” or “bronze diabetes,” hemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders in the US. With no known cure and life-sapping symptoms, such as fatigue, joint pain, heart abnormalities, and skin discoloration, it can lead to very serious medical conditions and is without question a life-altering diagnosis.

Living Well with Hemochromatosis is a friendly guide to taming your symptoms by taking total control of your diet. It offers an easy-to-understand overview of micronutrients, tips and tricks for identifying high-iron foods and limiting absorption, stories from others living with hemochromatosis, and simple and delicious recipes.

From carnivores to vegans, this book offers something for all lifestyles. Recipes span from salads, side dishes, entrees, and smoothies, each with nutritional analysis.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612439013
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 444,569
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Anna Khesin is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian Nutritionist who is on a mission to awaken an appetite for healthy living in others. Her experience spans from the clinical, corporate, private, and community settings, leading to a keen interest in disease states in which nutrition plays an important role.

In addition to her work as a high-risk nutritionist at a public health nutrition program for women, infants, and children in Brooklyn, NY, Anna counsels a wide array of patients in a private practice setting in Edgewater, NJ. She graduated from Queens College with a bachelor's degree in family and consumer sciences and completed her dietetic internship through Long Island University, Post campus. Anna lives in North Bergen, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 What Is Hemochromatosis? 3

Chapter 2 Symptoms and Impact on Organ Systems 6

Iron and the Liver 8

Iron and the Pancreas 10

Iron and the Heart 11

Iron and the Skin 12

Iron and the Hypothalamus, Pituitary Gland, and Gonads 14

Iron and the Joints 16

Chapter 3 Screening and Diagnosing 17

Blood Testing 18

Genetic Testing 19

Liver Biopsy 19

Phlebotomy 20

Chapter 4 Treatment 21

Therapeutic Phlebotomy 21

Apheresis 22

Iron Chelation Therapy 23

Chapter 5 Sources of Iron 24

Chapter 6 Lifestyle Modification 27

Alcohol 27

Supplements 28

Smoking 29

Raw Shellfish 30

Iron-Fortified and Iron-Enriched Foods 30

Cast-iron and Stainless-Steel Cookware 31

Chapter 7 Dietary Enhancers and Inhibitors of Iron Absorption 32

Dietary Enhancers of Iron Absorption 33

Dietary Inhibitors of Iron Absorption 37

Chapter 8 Recipes 45

Breakfast 53

Appetizers and Salads 65

Lunch 83

Dinner 97

Beverages 112

Dessert 115

Conversions 126

References 127

Recipe Index 135

Acknowledgments 137

About the Author 138

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