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Apr 20, 2023

Why You Should Listen: 

In this episode, you will learn about iron dysregulation and hemochromatosis.  

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Christy Sutton.  Christy Sutton, DC's interests in asking why health problems occur, what the root causes are, and what are the safest and most effective solutions to health problems are the foundation of her writing, teaching, and clinical practice.  Her personal health struggles, and her desperation to find answers to her own serious health problems surrounding Crohn’s and Celiac disease have led her down the alternative healthcare path and to look for ways to find and avoid genetic landmines.  Her first book "Genetic Testing: Defining Your Path to a Personalized Health Plan" and its corresponding "Genetic Detoxification" report were the precursors to creating the Labrogenomics educational webinars and to writing her upcoming book "The Iron Curse".  Her book "The Iron Curse", inspired by diagnosing her husband and many patients with hereditary hemochromatosis and iron-related health problems, takes a deep dive into hemochromatosis and other iron-related disorders.  Her husband's hemochromatosis led to liver problems and likely led to the development of a pituitary tumor that caused Cushing's syndrome.  From her experience as a clinician, she has discovered that there is an epidemic of undiagnosed and untreated hemochromatosis, and this epidemic is being driven by myths, misperceptions, and a failure on the part of the medical community that should be diagnosing people with hemochromatosis; a disease that is easy to screen for, prevent, diagnose, and treat.  "The Iron Curse" course and upcoming book are powerful tools for ending the epidemic of undiagnosed and untreated hemochromatosis, and they give people the information they need to diagnose, prevent, and correct iron-induced damage.  

Key Takeaways:

  • What is hemochromatosis?
  • What factors affect iron regulation?
  • What genes are involved in iron overload?
  • What is hepcidin?
  • What tests should be done to explore iron regulation?
  • What is ferroptosis?
  • Can iron play a role in neurodegenerative conditions?
  • What is the connection between high iron and diabetes?
  • Can iron play a role in autoimmune conditions?
  • Does iron impact the endocrine system?
  • How might high iron be involved in elevated uric acid levels or gout?
  • When might nitric oxide supplementation be considered in relation to iron levels?
  • How does iron act as fertilizer for infections?
  • Does iron play a role in hypercoagulation?
  • How does iron impact mitochondria?
  • What are the key components of the Iron Curse Protocol?
  • What are the different types of anemia?

Connect With My Guest:


The Iron Curse Workshop

Interview Date:

April 13, 2023


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.