Cooking for Hemochromatosis
Recipes, Menus, and Culinary Strategies to Lower Iron in Your Diet
By Dr. Kristina Lewis, ND
With over 100 delicious low-iron recipes, Cooking for Hemochromatosis: Recipes, Menus, and Culinary Strategies to Lower Iron in Your Diet is a comprehensive guidebook to help you plan, shop, and cook to reduce iron in your diet. Much more than just a cookbook, it will teach you how to decide what to eat, plan meals, and enjoy food again when facing iron overload.
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.
"Myth busting with regards to food combinations! When diagnosed I was told that I shouldn't eat certain food together, so I have eaten a bland diet. Your recipes are invaluable and detailed, giving an understanding of the food combinations to inhibit iron-- the best and worst foods to eat for Hemochromatosis! Grab and go snacks! Roasted broccoli and cauliflower, Turmeric yogurt, beautiful berry bars, purple iced tea... All I've tried are nutritional and tasty.
A good book written with understanding and love. Thank you for enhancing my meal times!"
- SKJ, United Kingdom -
"Very well researched and written! The best recipe book I have found and written by someone with firsthand experience!
Really appreciate the explanations of why the different ingredients work together to inhibit iron absorption. This helps educate the reader to have a different mindset about the overall diet. I have incorporated many of the recipes into my diet. Very pleased overall! Probably one of the simplest recipes in the book is the frozen oatmeal cakes which has sure made putting together a quick breakfast easy! I just never thought about freezing oatmeal before. Also like the salmon patties and everything else I have tried! Everything so far has worked well."-
- Anonymous -
Want a sneak peak of the contents of this cookbook? Click below to expand and read the Table of Contents including all 100+ recipes listed by name, the entire introduction and first chapter, as well as sample recipes, photos, tables and more!
"I have found this book so helpful. It has been a great resource for me. I have changed a lot of my food pairings based on the information in the book. I feel I am better at reading labels in the store and this book has helped me make better choices. I really enjoyed the meatballs- I thought they were easy to make, they were not mushy they held together during cooking and my husband even liked them. My husband and I enjoying cooking and I wanted to know more about iron consumption and how to make changes with our favorite recipes and the book has definitely done that. The book sits on my kitchen counter and I use it every day, it has post it notes throughout. Definitely a great purchase for me."
- TJK, United Kingdom -
"I really liked how the book has the different food groups separated and gives the specifics and it's impact on people with iron overload. I have really watched those foods when I am eating high iron meals. I loved so many of the recipes and have made several of them a few times. Cauliflower crust pizza with the low iron pesto are my favs at the moment. Recipes are easy to follow. Excellent cookbook, the best one out there. I have learned so much about what is good and what is bad and the foods that should not be combined and why. I like how I can take a recipe and modify a ingredient or two and you have a different meal."
- Jodi, United States -
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’s book, Holistic Health for Hemochromatosis, it became clear that a companion guide with recipes and cooking instruction was what the readers of Hemochromatosis Help needed next. As someone who naturally loves to cook and who finds inventing tasty and healthy recipes a fun challenge, Dr. Kristina decided to take on the challenge of creating a cookbook for hemochromatosis from a holistic perspective. Little did she realize at the time what an involved project this would become! More than two years and countless hours later, she is excited to finally share her recipe inspirations with the world in Cooking for Hemochromatosis.
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 on a wide range of health issues, including iron overload. She and Dr. Eric have two young children and she is fully enjoying being a mother as well as a doctor!