Hello, and welcome to my site about Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH).
My name is Dr. Eric Lewis and I am a Naturopathic Doctor (ND). And just like millions of Americans and individuals from around the world, I have hemochromatosis, or iron overload disease.
My hope for this site is to provide help to people suffering from hemochromatosis.
I want to help you and your family find answers and restore health.
As a husband and father with hemochromatosis, I live it, learn it, and try to help it. And to a certain extent, I can walk in your shoes. I know the pain and fatigue that too much iron brings. I’ve experienced changes in my emotions, the up-and-down moods, foggy thinking, and inability to relax or sleep due to elevated iron.
Fortunately, I’ve benefited tremendously from the recommendations that I will share with you on this site.
I don’t want Hemochromatosis to stop me and I don’t want it to stop you either!
There is so much more we can do to feel better and improve our health! I am passionate about life and I want to live it to the fullest!
A Holistic Approach from a Reliable Resource
As a Naturopathic Doctor, I have a holistic mindset when it comes to health and well being.
Naturopathic Medicine is all about understanding the underlying cause of disease, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Therapeutically, Naturopathic Doctors strive to support the body’s natural and inherent ability to heal itself. We are experts at integrating the science of medicine with the art of holistic healing.
I also listen. I hear people’s stories… their successes, their failures, and their questions and struggles. I try to understand what is unique about each person’s story. And in hemochromatosis, our stories are all very different.
I’d say my specialty is being able to understand how the body works as a whole- how the metabolic, hormonal, digestive, nervous, and immune systems function together. This is critical for understanding a condition like hemochromatosis because iron overload can impact our bodies in a wide variety of ways.
In a day and age where doctors are trained to become more and more specialized, we are losing our holistic view of health. While doctors are brilliant about all the (small picture) details… I try to see the big picture.
My holistic approach to hemochromatosis makes my perspective unique.
I’ve also worked extremely hard to know my stuff. Education has always been a major priority in my life, and being a reliable resource is essential for a topic as serious and wide-ranging as hemochromatosis.
I am an honors graduate holding a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. From my undergraduate studies, I attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
I am an active member of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
The Goal of Hemochromatosis Help
My overall goal with this site is to assimilate, synthesize, and deliver the best information about iron overload to you in a clear, easy-to-understand, and friendly way… all while keeping a smile. After all, a positive approach really helps! 🙂
I strongly feel we should integrate the science of medicine with the art of holistic healing. This is the most comprehensive, and successful, approach to finding the best solutions for better health.
I will do my best to help you sort out what makes sense and what doesn’t make sense (and what are the scams to be sure to avoid!).
We’re all different, but we’re all one. Let’s do this together!
All my very best,
Dr. Eric Lewis, ND