Get help Living well with GH Living well with GH Many people affected by genetic haemochromatosis have concerns about the amount of iron in their food. Iron is an essential part of a balanced diet. This is true even for people with haemochromatosis; yet changes to your diet cannot prevent iron overload. Genetic haemochromatosis cannot be treated through diet A restricted or heavily controlled diet is not recommended for people affected by haemochromatosis. However, with a few sensible adjustments, a healthy, balanced diet can help to slow the rate at which your body absorbs iron from food. In conjunction with venesection treatment, this can limit the re-accumulation of iron in the body. Download our free guide to Healthy Eating and Genetic Haemochromatosis to learn more.