HEFT will be a non-profit corporation of families and individuals promoting the Awareness, Recognition, Understanding & Treatment of an inherit condition causing, or indicative of, zinc & B6 deficiency (Pyroluria, Hidden Pyrrole Disorder, Mauve Factor, Malvaria, Hemopyrrollactamuria (HPL pyrroles) [originally erroneously identified as Kryptopyrroluria (KPU)].
AWARENESS Zinc & B6 deficiency, Pyroluria, can be seen at the root of many health problems, mild to severe. When the zinc & B6 deficiency is properly addressed real progress can be made toward healing.
RECOGNITION Currently, few traditional medical practitioners recognize the truth of this and by sharing our testimonies, and research we hope to legitimize the disorder and improve our societies health care.
UNDERSTANDING The exact mechanism of the disorder is not fully understoood. Our mind and body needs zinc and B6 for many different processes. When not enough is present the processes compete and what loses out manifest in different ways making the detrimental symptoms of Pyroluria quite varied. The test for kryptopyrroles is far from standardized and can lead to misdiagnosis. Testing for HPL pyrroles is currently not available in the U.S.
TREATMENT When many body systems have been compromised by Pyroluria and elevated stress, complex therapies are employed to bring the body to homeostasis. There is no one size fits all amount of zinc and B6. More is not necessarily better. Each person needs to research carefully for themselves and ideally find a qualified traditional or naturopathic doctor for guidance. (Please see the Resources page. Submit your clinic resource through Contact Us.)
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First published; Aug 9, 2011 Last update; Nov 13, 2011