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Entry for March 10, 2007

WHY COPPER REACTIONS OCCUR

Most people have deficiencies of zinc, manganese and other minerals that contribute to excessive accumulation of copper in the body tissues. As one replenishes the zinc and other vital minerals, the body begins to eliminate excess copper.

Free or unbound copper, however, is quite toxic. Copper is a powerful oxidant, meaning it can inflame the tissues and cause oxidant damage. To avoid toxicity, it must be wrapped up or bound to protein molecule. Sulfur amino acids found in eggs and meats are helpful for this. Adequate adrenal glandular activity is also required for the liver to produce enough copper binding proteins.

To eliminate copper, it is first mobilized from tissue storage sites and moved into the blood. The blood transports it to the liver and kidneys through which it is eliminated. Symptoms occur because a lot of copper may be dumped into the blood at once, and it is not cleared from the blood rapidly enough by the liver and kidneys. Also, there is often a deficiency of the copper binding proteins, ceruloplasmin and metallothionine, due to sluggish liver production of these proteins. Remaining in the blood, especially in an unbound form, copper may cause headaches and other symptoms.

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Entry for March 10, 2007

Correction Of A Copper Elimination

How Can an Acute Copper Elimination be Effectively Cut-off?

If appropriate action is taken, the distressing symptoms associated with a copper elimination can be frequently diminished.

The Importance of Zinc & Vitamin B6

Discomforting symptoms frequently occur when the individual is eliminating copper faster than their nutrient reservoirs of vitamin B6 and zinc can contain it. Many of the symptoms associated with copper toxicity relate to a copper induced vitamin B6, zinc and vitamin C deficiency. Both vitamin B6, and vitamin C are destroyed on contact with copper.3 Along with destroying vitamin B6 and vitamin C on contact, copper, in excess, causes a relative zinc deficiency. When zinc, vitamin B6 and vitamin C reserves become adequate, the distressing symptoms of copper toxicity are largely eliminated, hence the necessity to buildup the copper-toxic individual’s storage reservoirs of the above vitamins and minerals. Until the individual’s storage reservoirs of B6, vitamin C and zinc are sufficiently replete, symptoms will continue to be manifest.

Slowing Down a Copper Elimination

Numerous methods are available for slowing down the elimination of copper. Several means of slowing-down the elimination of copper would be to reduce the supplemental dosage to once a day, take or follow the recommended program every other day, add three calcium tablets three times a day and/or temporarily increase the individual’s dietary intake of dairy products. The individual must be made aware that this is only a temporary stop gap measure, because if one remained on dairy products on a continuous basis their metabolic rate would decrease resulting in an increased storage of copper. Dairy products are often effective in reducing the symptoms of a copper elimination because they temporarily reduce the individuals temporary stress-induced excessive metabolic rate.

Inasmuch as an increase in one’s metabolic rate will cause a flare-up in symptoms associated with a copper toxicity problem it becomes necessary to temporarily slow down one’s rate of metabolism. This is accomplished by increasing one’s calcium intake, increasing one’s dairy product intake, together with an increase in dietary fat intake, such as, avocadoes, nuts, salad oils, cooking oils, dairy products, etc.) Slowing down one’s rate of metabolism is definitely of value in reducing the symptoms associated with copper toxicity. When the distressing symptoms come under control, it is time to resume the original nutritional program.

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Entry for March 10, 2007

These allergy symptoms are driving me crazy. My wife says this is the worst she has ever heard and she’s known me almost ten years. I recall something about “Copper Elimination” so I’m back to google to find out more.

Copper

A copper imbalance is present in over 50% of the mineral analyses received by Analytical Research Labs. Therefore, copper elimination symptoms occur frequently in the course of nutrition balancing programs. It is possible that copper toxicity may not be revealed on the hair test, yet one may experience the symptoms of copper elimination. This can occur because some individuals have hidden copper toxicity. Excessive copper is present in the body tissues, but is not revealed on the hair test because the copper is sequestered in other organs and tissues. In these cases, often the copper imbalance will be revealed on the second, or third hair test as copper is mobilized from tissue storage sites.

Common symptoms associated with copper elimination include, fatigue, mood swings, depression feelings, anxiety, mind racing, insomnia, skin rashes on the face and trunk, nausea and headaches. Occasionally old fears come to mind, since copper is associated with fears. Free-floating anxiety occurs at times. Copper causes a slight detachment from reality. When the copper is eliminated, one loses that detachment and for this reason can experience temporary anxiety. Other less common symptoms include pain in the testicles in men, changes in the menstrual cycle in women and joint pains.

Symptoms of copper elimination can be alleviated by several different methods. To help lower copper quickly, adding Moly-Cu 1-1-1 (molybdenum, black radish root, kelp and parsley leaves) may be helpful. These remove copper from the blood. Zinc and vitamin B6 are also helpful for some people. A copper detox reaction may be slowed down by taking Calcium 2-2-2 and perhaps with lecithin capsules (6 to 9 caps per day).

While it may sound odd, occasionally it is necessary to take chelated copper for a few days to relieve a copper reaction. The beneficial effect of taking copper in some people occurs because copper is needed to produce ceruloplasmin, the serum protein that binds copper. If copper becomes biologically unavailable, ceruloplasmin is not produced in sufficient quantity, provoking symptoms. The copper tablet provides bioavailable copper to stimulate ceruloplasmin synthesis. It is like priming an old-fashioned water pump – adding some water in order for the pump to work. The copper also affects the mineral balance, raising sodium and lowering potassium. This may also be necessary temporarily to relieve symptoms if the sodium/potassium ratio is low.

Copper Elimination Reactions

During the correction of a copper imbalance, copper elimination frequently causes transitory symptoms. These symptoms may include, headaches, usually of the migraine type, skin rashes, free-floating mental depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, digestive disorders, abdominal bloating and a flare-up of a wide variety of chronic conditions related to a copper imbalance; such as hypoglycemia, candida albicans, etc.

These reactions generally last a day or two and then usually subside. In some cases, what appears to be adverse reactions may last for a month or more.

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Entry for March 10, 2007

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I decide to take a trip out to Aurora today as the nutritionist talked about an amazing health food store. She described it as having everything you could want including supplements and organic foods. I’ve been looking for some homeopathic zinc for a while but no one seems to have any. My new theory is that if I can get zinc into my body on a cellular level, then I should be able to retain my magnesium. I check the company that made the ion magnesium water and they also make one for zinc. So now I just have to find a store that has it. I’ve never come across it in any other health food store than the one in Woodstock.

All morning I’ve been sneezing like crazy and I have a runny nose. it’s the classic allergy symptoms but I’ve only had an instant breakfast and a few raisins. I haven’t had any microwaved food or any take out food. Not sure what the cause is but it’s really bad.

We arrive in Aurora and find a health food store on the main street. I’m not sure if it’s the right one but I’ll check if they have the homeopathic zinc. It was a fairly small store and they don’t have any but the women behind the counter suggested a ten minute drive into Newmarket to check out a store called “Nature’s Emporium”. They have the homeopathic zinc and they also have some homeopathic remedies that I’ve never seen before. I check out a remedy for candida and in it’s formula, it contains zinc. Finally this is making some sense.

By this time it was around noon and I thought it was a little weird that I haven’t any of my classic vague symptoms for my second dose of magnesium. I take my vitamins with my lunch, minus the magnesium and I don’t take any zinc. I’m curious to see how long this will last so I don’t bother trying the new homeopathic remedies either. I don’t want anything effecting the results.

One o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock…four, five, six o’clock. I still haven’t taken my second dose of magnesium and I can’t believe it!!

Just after six I start to feel that my hands are getting cold. Wow. So one dose of magnesium lasted almost twelve hours. For me, that is unheard of. So it appears like a zinc deficiency was causing the magnesium loss all along. I have the second dose of my magnesium with dinner and now I’m very interested to find out if this success has any effect on the internal vibration.

We’ll see…

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Entry for March 10, 2007

Today for something different. I’m going to try taking two 25 mg doses of zinc along with my multivitamin. Morning dosage is equal to 62 mg of zinc and 0.5 mg of copper. I also take my amino acids, vitamin C, potassium and vitamin K with some enzymes.

Picked up the book fromt he library today “Why Am I Always So Tired?” by leading nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman. A book that talks about copper imbalance.

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