Share with your friends to share shipping fee
What we have to remember when we Irish by blood patriot by choice American by birth shirt by Nemoshirt consider these questions is that ethnicity is not simply genetics. It is religion, history, and other aspects of culture. The Scots-Irish in the US obtained this designation specifically on religious and historical grounds, without genetics coming into the picture at all. The treatment is phlebotomy – withdrawing blood. Patients generally begin by having a pint of blood drawn once or twice a month, tapering off withdrawal to several times a year as iron levels normalise. Patients can continue to eat a normal diet, but should avoid iron-fortified foods, iron tablets and other supplements.
As far as origins go, many of the Irish by blood patriot by choice American by birth shirt by Nemoshirt Scots-Irish could trace their ancestry to the Lowlands of Scotland, and then Ulster Ireland, and then early America. I would even go so far and say ‘most’ had this kind of background. But by no means did ‘all’ of the Scots-Irish fit this profile, as there were French Huguenots, Highland Scots, Palatines from ‘Germany’, and even indigenous Irish who became a part of the Presbyterian tradition, either in Northern Ireland or the colonies, and got grouped in with the ‘Scots-Irish’ diaspora in later years. Naturally, the indigenous Irish Presbyterians (and I could offer numerous examples from early genealogy literature on request) had Irish surnames and Irish blood.