Porphyria

Definition of Porphyria:

Any of several usually hereditary abnormalities of porphyrin metabolism characterized by excretion of excess porphyrins in the urine.  Porphyrias are relatively rare disorders and can be classified based on the principal site of expression of enzymatic defect in heme synthesis.

Also: Porphyrias

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Acute, Intermittent Porphyria

...recommendation Chelation Therapy
Porphyria has been shown to improve greatly with administration of EDTA...”
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Hypothyroidism

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“..."personal failure", depression, dizziness, hypoglycemia, lethargy, passive/aggressive syndromes, skin and joint conditions, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction, past sexual abuse, yeast problems, porphyria, and many other poorly-defined chronic low health states...”

Protoporphyria

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“A form of porphyria caused by a deficiency in the enzyme ferrochelatase...”
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Schizophrenia

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“...Well-known causes ... Porphyria...”
...relationship to Acute, Intermittent Porphyria
“...5% occurrence of porphyria...”

Therapeutic Fasting

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“...Counter-Indicators and Warnings: Conditions for which fasting is not recommended include extreme weakness or debilitation, severe anemia, nutritional deficiencies, porphyria, evidence of weakened kidney or liver function, and pregnancy...”
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