Copper: What aneurysms, white hair, and wrinkles have in common
[Posted 27 May 2004]
My father died of a brain aneurysm in 2001, a great loss for our family. Dad was one of the kindest people anyone knew -- a throwback to an earlier era, the type of man who'd stop to help strangers broken down at the side of the road. Of course I wanted to know what caused his aneurysm, and was quickly guided to Joel Wallach's work. Wallach was the famous veterinarian and research scientist who discovered cystic fibrosis in NASA test monkeys, finding that cystic fibrosis in both monkeys and humans was caused by a simple prenatal selenium deficiency rather than "genetics." Wallach later went on to treat deficiency diseases with vitamin and mineral supplements, particularly liquid colloidal supplements, and promoted supplementation in popular lectures and books.
According to Wallach, aneurysms are caused by a copper deficiency. Copper deficiency can also cause white hair, wrinkles, and sagging in old age. Wallach recommends trying colloidal copper supplementation before opting for a face lift or any other type of lift, as the copper supplements usually work better. His most famous story about copper deficiency was the government turkey pellet disaster of 1957:
"Here's a good one. Dr S.C., 38 years old. Dead of a ruptured aneurysm. Even a turkey wouldn't die of a ruptured aneurysm! It's easy to prevent. We learned this in 1957. The government came out with its 'wonder food pellet' for turkeys. Guaranteed to grow them bigger, fatter, faster, and deader than a door nail. The farmers had to pick them up in bushel baskets, worst year ever for turkeys, they took them to the labs by the truck load, opened them up, and guess what they found? They all died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, every last one, 50% of the entire nation's flock of turkeys... So they knew something was missing in the food. They analyzed the liver, blood, and muscles. Copper deficiency! Your arteries' elastic fibers need copper for tensile strength. The next year the copper content in the feed was doubled, and the mortality rate from ruptured aortic aneurysms dropped to 0%!"
- Joel Wallach from his "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" speech, as quoted on american-longevity.com and deaddoctors.com
According to Gary Null, another famous author/researcher and host of WBAI-New York's "Natural Living" show, coffee chelates the copper and calcium out of the blood. This is of especial concern in a nation of coffee-drinkers. Wallach recommends supplementation with colloidal copper, as with most minerals, to reverse some of the symptoms of copper deficiency. Some people try to obtain copper by wearing copper bracelets, a popular item with older people suffering from arthritis. Although some copper does pass though the skin, relieving some symptoms, Hulda Clark warns against the pure mineral version of copper, finding that it's often involved in cancer tumors. Wallach also cautions against the metallic form. Supplementation with copper is instead obtained through colloidal copper, or copper compounds more acceptable to the body.
My personal experience seems to support Wallach's findings. In the case of my father, dad's hair had been white since his 30s, and his skin started to wrinkle more than usual in his last few years. Dad was a heavy coffee drinker and he didn't believe in taking vitamin supplements, thinking instead that he could obtain needed vitamins and minerals through the food he ate. I also happen to be a heavy coffee drinker, and have a small amount of white hair already appearing. However, when I take regular copper supplements, a lot of my hair grows back with its original color. Some of my friends have also tried copper supplementation, and notice a partial reversal of white hair within a few weeks. This makes me optimistic that problems associated with copper deficiency can be prevented, and sometimes reversed, by supplementation.
i have colloidal copper and was taking it for a while. i was too sick to keep it up, especially because, like most minerals, there were warnings of overdoing it as well. i had no idea whether i needed it or not. i am going after my white hairs.
I dont know about copper supplementation for firmer skin. But I know that topical application of copper peptides developed by Dr.Pickart are supposed to decrease wrinkles, firm skin and promote collagen and elastin.
In my thirties, I got the skunk eye. Some of my eye brows and eye lashes of my left eye turned white. I took PABA and it cleared them right up. It has been so long ago that I don't remember how much I took. I now supplement with a product called DMAE that has PABA in it. I put two droppers in juice. more later phone range
I know what you mean - it often doesnt look better. I hear that the color you had as a child looks best on people, making the face look softer. Peoples hair usually gets darker with age. I still have hair locks my mom saved when I was little. I dye my hair the same color and everybody compliments me. In the past I tried darker and didnt like it.
When I waas around 40 (30 years ago) I got some grey in the front, but did not want to color all my hair. Ever since I have used Mennen for men's beards. You just have to put it on with a little brush in the front. Since you can just use enough cream, the box lasts about for 3-4x. Very cheap.
Once in awhile I also use it for my eyebrows.
Still using it, my hair so far has not gotten more grey. Just lucky I guess.
Thanks for the tip Hanna. Good for you, that it stayed limited to the front :) I hope mine will do the same - or go away alltogether. Some say its a sign of toxins. So, since im detoxing now with iodine, maybe I get lucky :)
SkinCareMinerals are essential for the proper function of every organ in the body, and the skin is no exception. Deficiencies of some minerals are particularly detrimental to the skin and may result in skin diseases and/or accelerated aging. Applying certain minerals directly to the skin can give it the youthful glow of good health. Two important minerals for healthy skin are copper and silver. Copper is known for its beautifying effects while silver is known for its antiseptic and healing properties.
The latest buzz coming from the beauty community is about the mineral copper. Many companies such as Jason Cosmetics and Neutrogena are now putting copper in their line of skin care products to promote healthy, younger looking skin.
Colloidal Copper Skin Toner
Copper is one of a relatively small group of metallic elements which are crucial to human health. We literally can't live without it. As we age, we lose minerals and develop signs of deficiencies. Since copper is an essential mineral for healthy skin, a copper deficiency shows up in the form of thin skin, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, varicose veins, skin sores, eczema, and grey hair. Without enough copper, skin becomes dull and lifeless as cell renewal slows.
Scientific studies have proven that copper stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in the skin which thickens the skin, thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin strength and appearance. Copper acts as a potent antioxidant, and restores the skin's ability to retain moisture and repair itself. There are many copper-dependant enzymes in the skin that, once activated, increase the benefits of natural tissue building processes which rejuvenates the skin. This leads to firm, smooth, and soft skin in much less time than most other anti-aging therapies.
Copper continues to play a vital role as we age. It's responsible for keeping our skin and hair in good condition and plays a part in the reproduction of melanin. Some claim that applying a Colloidal Copper supplement to the scalp reverses grey hair. It's been used for millennia by empresses, queens, princesses, (such as Cleopatra and Nephritides) and the rich and famous of their day, together with gold for beautyColloidal Copper Skin Toner and anti-aging treatments.
Dr. Joel Wallach, author of the audio recording "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" recommends trying Colloidal Copper supplementation before opting for a face lift or any other type of lift, as the copper supplements usually work better. Applying a copper supplement to the skin and scalp is an excellent way of delivering additional copper to the body. Colloidal Copper Skin Toner is the copper supplement of choice because it contains ultra small, nano particles of pure copper in purified water - nothing else – and comes in a convenient spray bottle.
Can you recommend a source to purchase colloidal copper solution from?
I saw this on - dunno if its reputable, but the price seemed good
I still need to do more research on this, but it sounds interesting to hear colloidal copper applied topically may promote collagen and even remove wrinkles and lift and firm ;) Not that I need any yet, but I rather use prevention than therapy any day.
I had looked into GHK copper peptides before, but they are very expensive and the products contain all kinds of chemicals and /or preservatives too.
If ingesting, how much would you recommend if it is a 10PPM solution for example?
What is the difference between ionic/water soluble and colloidal minerals?
We believe the criteria for proper utilization and absorption of all minerals is dependent on the size and absorbability of the mineral. Just because a mineral is in a colloidal suspension does not insure that it will absorb. A colloidal particle is a mineral that is between the molecules. An example of a colloid is: if you receive your water from copper pipes the copper in the water is in a colloidal form. In this form most minerals are toxic and can cause major health problems. When testing a colloid you can shine a flashlight or laser through the suspension and you will see the particles, this is known as the "Tyndall Effect". Whereas Cliff Scott Enterprises mineral solutions have the ionic minerals bonding with the molecules and have no Tyndall Effect When minerals are truly in solution and are water soluble they are superior to colloidal products.
it has been my experience that pure colloids or ions are better and safer than ones bound to protein or in organic molecules. this is true of silver and iodine respectively and i suspect it is true of others.
I also read earlier, that colloidal copper only stays intact for 4-6 weeks once the bottle is opened. After tha it goes into an ionic state via oxidation it said. Sorry, I dont have the link.
"Whereas Cliff Scott Enterprises mineral solutions have the ionic minerals bonding with the molecules and have no Tyndall Effect When minerals are truly in solution and are water soluble they are superior to colloidal products."
So - are copper ions better than colloidal copper then?