This is a genetic disorder of the metabolism in which too much iron is absorbed. The excess builds to toxic levels in the tissues of major organs, eventually leading to other diseases. Is there any way to treat this naturally? Apart from avoiding iron-rich foods, a good idea is to donate blood regularly – this will help you and others! Also try phytic acid, or IP6 (an extract of rice bran), which safely removes iron from the body. It is relatively inexpensive and, being a natural food, does not require a prescription. To detox, one reader recommends NDF+, a tincture made from chlorella, cilantro and probiotics. Yellow dock, goldenrod and sulfur may also help.