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Copper Toxicity Syndrome

This blog is based on the article COPPER TOXICITY SYNDROME
 by Dr. Lawrence Wilson. You can read the entire article here: 

Recently my daughter sent me an amazing article on copper toxicity. Hours later, I was working with a new client and armed with the wisdom in this article, I knew intuitively copper imbalance was something to be investigated further.

This is a topic very close to home for me as I grew up in Mt Isa, the biggest copper mine in Australia and intuitively I knew at some point in my life, copper would impact myself and my family. I think the universe is trying to tell me something!

Reading this article resonated with me so much that I have decided to do a series of blog posts on it over the next couple of months. I want to break it down into layman’s terms so that everyone can understand the impact that copper has on our bodies.

What is copper?

Copper is mineral that is found in its pure form in nature, and can be mined as a resource. Those living within a copper mining area can be exposed to copper dust and fumes. Copper can also be found naturally in our food – foods high in copper include meat, eggs, poultry, nuts, seeds and grains, while those low in copper include fruits and vegetables and many refined foods.

Copper imbalance can come in a number of forms including:

1. Copper toxicity – when we have too much copper in our system
2. Copper deficiency – when we don’t have enough copper
3. Biounavailable copper – occurs when copper is present but the minerals needed to bind to it to help transport it around the body are not present

Everyone is different in terms of how much copper we need in our diet. It is SO IMPORTANT that we know a) how much we need and b) how much we are consuming.

Symptoms of a copper imbalance vary, but include headaches, fatigue, insomnia, depression, skin rashes, feeling spacy or detached, learning disorders and premenstrual syndrome.

Our body chemistry and metabolism affect how much copper we need. People who are fast copper oxidizers need more copper, as do many children. Those who oxidize copper slowly are often found to have an excess of copper in their system.

What does copper do in my body?

Copper plays many roles in the body:

1. Building and repairing bones and connective tissues
2. Being used in the energy production cycle in our cells
3. Affecting our immune system when it is out of balance with zinc levels
4. The glandular system is especially sensitive to copper – particularly the thyroid and adrenal glands
5. Fertility – copper is closely related to the metabolism of estrogen
6. Copper is integral to the nervous system

How do you find out if you have a copper imbalance?

You can do a blood or urine test or a hair analysis. Most naturopaths I know use the hair analysis technique.

I hope this has given you an introduction into this important issue. In our next post we will delve further into the impact copper has on our body as well as copper in our diet.

This blog is based on the article COPPER TOXICITY SYNDROME
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson. You can read the entire article here:

JulieLewin-greyjacketJulie Lewin – a world renowned Medical Intuitive started her journey in the art of intuition in 1984. She appeared in four episodes of the TV show “The Extraordinary” which was syndicated to 22 countries.  She’s a published author, Amazon #1 Bestseller and has a Bachelor in Metaphysical Science. Julie won the Our Internet Secrets Business Builder Award 2013, has founded a charity, and runs transformational retreats. JOIN our VIP membership program.