Are you age 20 or older with a diet high in red meats? Is your diet also low in vegetables? If you answered yes to these questions, then chances are good that your body has an iron overload.
An iron overload causes inflammation in the body, and excess iron plays a role in cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases. When iron levels are too high, they can precipitate rapid aging of tissues and bring on disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinsons disease, and ALS. High iron levels can also cause heart failure, stimulate atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke), trigger diabetes, and increase cancer risk. Continue reading