The Connection Between Diet, Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder

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Pyroluria, Pyrrole Disorder and a Healthy Diet

The importance of a nutrient-dense and antioxidant-rich diet should not be overlooked by anyone suffering from Pyroluria or Pyrrole Disorder. Still, sadly, it is often a forgotten piece of the puzzle.

Foods found in nature, not those manufactured by humans, have countless healing benefits and life-extending properties. An additional benefit for Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder sufferers is that natural foods are excellent sources of Zinc, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Antioxidants. Nutritionally rich antioxidant ladened foods provide critical nutrients to every cell, which allows the body to function at its highest potential, equating to long-term health, vitality and wellness. 

Why are Antioxidant-Rich Foods Important for Pyroluria?

To accurately diagnose Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder, a substance called hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL) is measured. Studies have shown a correlation between the levels of HPL and the degree of oxidative stress. [1] The higher the levels of HPL, the greater the oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress causes cellular damage and alters DNA, which can lead to many health concerns including; heart disease, dementia, cancer, Parkinson's disease and diabetes. [2], [3], [4] Thankfully nature has the antidote in the form of antioxidants. Antioxidants are select chemicals found in food and produced by the body that donate an electron to the oxidative stress molecule, effectively rendering it harmless.

In food, the role of antioxidants is to keep the plant healthy. When we eat that food, those health benefits are passed on to us. It's beautiful to see nature working in harmony to keep us healthy. For Pyroluria and Pyrrole Support sufferers, we recommend a nutritious diet and NatroVital's Antioxidant Support to help reduce the effects of oxidative stress, caused by elevated HPL.

Thoughts to Ponder

  • If you drive a petrol or gasoline car, would you fill the tank with diesel fuel?
  • Why are cola drinks more popular than water, or lollies/candy eaten in preference to fruit?
  • Why do people love to eat white rice, but screw their nose up at brown, red or black?
  • Why are people continually putting the wrong fuel into their body, but expect it to perform at its highest potential?
  • Did you know that caffeine, alcohol and sugar, either destroy or deplete zinc, vitamin B6 and biotin?

Improving the diet is the foundation of all health and as such, provides the building blocks to help overcome Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder.

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Food Groups For Pyroluria And Pyrrole Disorder Sufferers

In an ideal world, eating fresh, homegrown, organic food would be an everyday occurrence. However, this may not be a reality for many people. Below is a list of food groups that are considered beneficial for all sufferers of Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder.

Consuming a variety of these foods provides the framework that advances the treatment of Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder. The trick is to try and incorporate as many different coloured foods into the daily diet as possible. This will not only give greater nutritional diversity, but also increase the strength and variety of antioxidants.

Beans Herbs Seeds
Free Range Eggs Legumes Vegetables
Fruit Nuts Whole Grains
Grass-Fed Meats Pluses Wild Caught Seafood

Foods High In Pyroluria Nutrients

To make it easier we have put together a list of foods high in the essential nutrients and antioxidants required by Pyroluria and Pyrrole Sufferers, to help improve their condition.

Just click on the buttons below to download the PDF's.

Hopefully this article 'The Connection Between Diet, Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder' has given you an insight into why a nutrient-rich, natural diet is essential in helping treat and improve Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder. If you did, please leave a comment or share on social media.

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The information provided in this blog 'The Connection Between Diet, Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder' is a general nature and intended for educational purposes only. We make no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, alleviate or cure illnesses or diseases with any information or product stated. With any health issue, we suggest you consult your healthcare professional before undertaking any health treatment.

Greg Newson
Greg Newson


Greg Newson is a qualified Naturopath, Western Medicine Herbalist, Nutritionist, Remedial Massage Therapist and Professional Health & Wellbeing Speaker. Greg has a passion for helping people and has been treating patients in clinical practice since 2002.

Greg is the owner of the Vitality and Wellness Centre, Lismore NSW Australia, a busy Naturopathic Clinic that cares for people suffering with any type of health complaint. He is dedicated in educating people to understand and embrace the enormous potential that natural medicine has on our long-term health and well-being. Greg is able to help people improve their health and offers in-clinic, phone and Skype health consultations as well as Guest Speaking on natural medicine and heath related topics.

Greg Newson's Qualifications: Advance Diploma Human Health Science 2001 (Charles Sturt University), Advance Diploma Remedial Massage 2002 (Health Schools Australia), Advance Diploma Western Herbal Medicine 2003 (Health Schools Australia), Bachelor Health Science 2005 (Charles Sturt University), Advance Diploma Naturopathy 2008 (Health Schools Australia), Advance Diploma Functional Nutrition 2008 (Health Schools Australia).

Greg is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

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