At the moment, phlebotomy is the only method known to treat Hemochromatosis. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, I cannot donate blood, and the notion of having my blood thrown away with no chance of being used to help someone is repugnant.
I am not sure if water fasting facilitates the elimination of any metals at all from the body; however, if metals are eliminated, then would iron be eliminated?
(Hemochromatosis is the accumulation of iron in bodily tissues potentially causing many complications.)
asked bydespicableconservative (223)
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on December 13, 2012
at 03:18 PM
No. I don't have hemochromatosis, but since starting paleo I've given blood several times precisely because that is what it takes to reduce iron levels. People have suggested that this is a good idea since the opportunities for blood letting, either via accident or violence, were more likely in the Paleolithic. So, a person with hemochromatosis would need even more of a intervention.