iron overload? what does iron overload look like under the microscope compaired to that of a living virus? lol....i wish it were that easy. however, to clear up anything...iron is not tolerated by those who have damage to the liver. so red meats and substances that have iron are a big no no...just as in table salt ...it is not good for us...but please, my liver tests came back only conclusive to one thing....hcv...a virus. i did not have excess iron levels. nor iron deposites of anykind. i do wish it were that easy....god....i'd of been cured along LONG time ago...at the age of 8!