WORLD HAEMOCHROMATOSIS WEEK 2021 – Day 4 – Acid Alkaline Balance – How Iron Overload is affecting this balance.



Iron OVERLOAD Disorder


Day 4

What is Acid Alkaline Balance


What are the connections with Haemochromatosis ?  

What is an Acid Alkaline Balance?

Most people with a chonic health disorder would be surprised to learn that the ACID ALKALINE balance in their body would be out of kilter.

They may also be surprised to know that they can read their blood tests and work out if this is happening in their bodies.

Some people may think a urine test or a saliva test will show them the extent of their acid alkaline measurement. Wrong…it is the acid alakaline balance of the blood or the blood pH that determines the acidicty or alkalinity of your system. This is the balancing information you are looking for.

Anyone can google and find many thousands of published articles in science based medical research journals on the acid alkaline base in anatomy and physiology books. Even in the first chapters. It is fundamental science.

Just take your blood tests out and look at your Anion Gap. The measurement of the (Sodium + Potassium) minus the (Bicarb and chloride). Your goal should be less than 11.

Many systemic disorders have an acidic metabolism. Diabetes, Kidney Disorders, Fatty Liver, Heart Disease, Respiratory Diseases etc.

Why don’t we hear about the acid alkaline balance and its importance in medical tests when we are out of balance?

Question: Why then do we hear medical professionals advising people to maintain a healthier balance and suggest a more allkaine forming diet?

Question: Why are most people bliase to the water they drink being either acidic or dead water due to demineralisation? Or worse still alkaline due to chemical added to make it that way?

How do we measure to see if we are acidic or alkaline in our bodies?

Acidosis and alkalosis are terms used to describe the abnormal conditions when a patient’s blood pH does not fall within the healthy range. Measuring the pH of blood is a way of determining how acidic or basic (alkaline) the blood is. Normal blood pH must be maintained within a narrow range of 7.35 – 7.45 to ensure that metabolic processes function properly and the right amount of blood is delivered to the tissues. Many diseases or situations can cause a patient’s blood pH to fall outside of these limits.

In the human body, normal metabolism generates large quantities of acids that must be eliminated to maintain a normal pH balance. Most of the acid is carbonic acid which is produced when carbon dioxide (CO2) combines with water in the body. Lesser quantities of lactic acid, ketoacids and other organic acids are also produced. This balance can be disrupted by a build-up of an acid or a base (alkali) or by an increased loss of an acid or a base (see Figure 1, below).2

Acidosis occurs when blood pH falls below 7.35

Alkalosis occurs when blood pH rises above 7.45

Both of these conditions act as an alarm to the body; they trigger actions intended to restore the pH balance and return the blood pH to its normal range.

Figure 1

How does Ferritin in Haemochromatosis cause an Acid Alkaline disruption?

Despite iron’s integral role within the body, it also has the potential to be highly toxic by facilitating the formation of free radicals when the ferritin or stroed free floating ferritin is not regulated in the transport into the body tissues.  Thus, carefully regulated mechanisms have evolved to transport iron across biological membranes, distribute it throughout the body, and store it in inert form until needed. These are namely Transferrin proteins that grab onto the ferritin and help it safely enter the areas it is meant to be used.

In Genetic Haemochromatosis, the amount of damaging free ferritin increases however the amount of the safety sponge transferrin transporters can or does not. (the receptor protein that normally allows the safe transport of ferritin over the cell membranes) There becomes, simply a saturation of the safety sponge that is Transferrin and the ferritin then begins to store in the organs and causes oxidative stress. Your blood test for Iron studies will show FE:TS and this should be low or less than 45-50 at minimum.

For every 30 micromoles of iron ions there are 90 micromoles of hydrogen ions generated, which the body fluid buffers need to titrate. Or rather, this is the classical view of the acid-base disturbance.1

This then causes stress on the acid-alkaline balance in the blood as we then start to have metabolic acidosis happening – in some people more significant than others.

I run programmes to help people who have trouble with maintaining their acid – alkaline balance and especially in chronic states of disease as with Haemochromatosis. why… because

Naturopathy taught me to be a critical thinker

To always look deeper.  

Never underestimate your own gut instinct.

You live in your body.. you are the master of ALL your own ceremonies

The expert team i work alongside “PhoenixRisignFx” have genetic testing for genes that can add to the manifestion of changes in our healthy processes in the body. These genes can be measured via a simple cheek swab.

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All of these can be tested in a simple cheek swab and you can gather a comprehensive report and supplement to personalise the nutrition YOUR BODY needs!

Simple Testing can tell a thousand words about your Health!

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My naturopathy studies threw me into full research about this and in 2003 and being diagnosed in my late 20’s I have thrown every part of my passion for health into spreading the news.

Gather around – here is the exciting news!

I am now turning this paper into a full educative tool for those with haemochromatosis to help themselves and others using my experiences and natural medicine approach to recovering to an optimal healthy state using food, full antioxidant and alkalising water, nutritional and herbal supplements and even adding in how I reversed liver disease and osteoporosis for myself. 

– If you’d like to reserve your copy and find out more, your invited to add your name here. There are some simple steps you can take to really change your beliefs and your body to recover to an optimal state of wellbeing.

Can’t wait to share this with you all!


In health and happiness,

Michelle Crone Naturopathy Online








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