Little background on myself. I've had a few mineral level tests done, two hair analyses, a year apart, and most recently a RBC analysis. I suspected that I had a copper deficiency, which was confirmed by my first hair analysis in 2015 (it showed that I had a severe copper deficiency). The second hair analysis a year later showed the same thing. Low copper was also shown on the RBC test. The second hair analysis and the RBC test also showed low manganese.
I'm afraid to start supplementing copper again out of fear of lowering manganese even further and vice versa with the manganese lowering copper.
***What would be the best protocol to supplement both manganese and copper (in addition to a diet relatively high in both minerals) so that I don't throw the balance out of whack even further?
Some symptoms that I've experienced:
*Adrenal fatigue (mostly solved through diet and Vitamin B complex)
*Suspected candida and/or intestinal dysbiosis *Seborrheic dermatitis on head, face, penis and scrotum
Thanks for your reply - do you think that the zinc levels could be low enough to justify abnormal hair loss though?
I've had a scalp biopsy and it said no signs of androgenic alopecia. In fact my scalp looked healthy apart from some fungal spores. My hair is shedding a lot though!
My ft3 levels are 4.3 on ref 3.5 - 6.8
And ft4 13.3 on reference 12 - 22
Could my low copper and zinc be linked to low thyroid and hairloss?
I have biounavailable copper stored in my liver and yellow coloured stools, now all my liver tests including ultrasound and bloods say my liver is fine! but my bile output is rubbish, i take zinc and have just started taking B6 because i think Zinc might be depleting my bioavailable copper, causing premature aging.
My liver is definitely hugely sluggish, affected by perfume, the tiniest sip of alchohol and sugar. I don't know if taking zinc and eating a low copper diet is making matters worse by depleting my bioavailable copper... does anyone have any tips for me?
Then you probably have some other problems than stagnant bile.
-Try a product that has extracts of milk thistle, dandelion, beet root and artichoke. Each of these herbs is beneficial to the liver in a different way. Try a good brand.
-If your stools are yellow even after liver flushes, then you probably have some problem with PEMT enzyme (methylation thing) which makes phosphatidylcholine which is what makes the bile to flow. Try Sunflower lecithin which has phosphatidylcholine to see if it makes any difference. The perfume problem probably means you have chemical intolerance which is caused by low glutathione levels. Glutathione is a one of the products of methylation. If sunflower lecithin turns your stools to brown then you definitely have methylation problems.
Hi Steve, can you tell me how much coffee and water should I use for a coffee enema. Also, what type of coffee should I use? I have been reading on coffee enemas and different doctors advise different protocols and so I am a bit confused.
2 TBSP coffee / 2cups water is recommended by Dr Wilson. Dr Wilson also recommends an organic medium or dark roast. Other people recommend SA Wilsons light roast. I combine the two so you get the best of both types of roasts by using 1TBSP of each per cup of water.
Hi Steve, I have few questions regarding coffee enemas and it would be great if you can answer them.
1) I am planning to do 2-3 coffee enemas per day. Will my colon become dependent on the enemas? Should I take regular breaks from coffee enemas?
2) Do I need to do a 1.5 liter water enema after the coffee enema to remove the toxins? or are the coffee enemas alone sufficient for that? I am asking this because I don't want to lose too much electrolytes.
I will quote Dr Wilson as he is the expert on this:
1)"For therapy, do an enema at least daily, and up to about four times each day. Most everyone can use coffee enemas daily for at least 10 years to detoxify the liver and help heal the entire body."
2) According to Dr Wilson coffee enemas do not cause dehydration, in fact the body absorbs the Coffee-Enema as water and hydrates the body.. "MYTH #2. COFFEE ENEMAS WASH MINERALS OUT OF THE BODY. No. In fact coffee enemas add minerals to the body. Coffee contains many minerals, including zinc, selenium, potassium and others."
3) The beans Dr Wilson recommends are fresh organic non-oily medium to dark roast. Personally I use a mixture of the medium roast and SA Wilsons light roast as there are benefits to both of these. In a pinch I would use powdered coffee but it won't have the potency of fresh ground coffee.
I've had very similar issues as you and have tried coffee enemas and Liver Flushes separately before and never together, so I decided to update my Liver Flush routine by combining coffee enemas, psyllium husk, castor oil pack and activated charcoal (timed well of course) with it.
I've been taking a daily zinc supplement of 15mg for over two years now (helps with my acne/mood etc).
Though I was a little worried that since I never took any additional copper with the zinc (heard copper supplements can be risky) i may have low copper levels, so I was tested and received my results today;
Copper-serum: 14.1 umol/L (range 11.0-22.0)
Ceruloplasmin: 0.18 g/L (range 0.15-0.30)
Zinc-Serum: 1000 ug/L (range 700-1200)
Are my copper levels low? Should I take copper with zinc?
I dont know why zink causes nausea generally, but i think it should allways taked with food and not empty stomach. Zink compete with mercury,copper and cadmium so if one have a lot those it might cause bad detox and retoxification. Did you have mercury or cadmium high at all in your test ?
I think i even saw warnings to not take big doses of zink if have bad mercury load, i dont know is the warning valid thought, or how then get mercury out ,becouse good nutrients should be the best and safest method to detox heavy metals out ?
I get fatigue and brain fog if take a lot zink, it do seems to help with depression thought and stomach also.
You should get rid the amalgan , it`s so very very bad and keep you poisoned as long you will have it,and some time even after removed. Just carefull to who could remove it safely, if done wrong way you can end up much more bad thought , so removing it is not risk free.
I think the answer would have to come from you. I've been at it for a long time.. and for me personally, if I feel bad at any time, it tells me that I need to change something. It may be a side effect of too much, or an imbalance, or it could be just too much detoxing. Too much detoxing too fast (we all want that) just causes more stress on the body and more suffering and less enjoyment of life. I dont personally see that as gain. So anytime I dont feel good to me it's my body telling me something is not right and I just evaluate what I have been taking and stop and adjust the doses, or eliminate supps, until I feel good again. So it's really all totally individual because we are all such complex beings.. In summary my rule for myself - is if I feel bad I pull back,evaluate and change what is needed until I feel better. It works well for me.
Zinc will chelate metals and lowers adrenal function. I too wanted to speed up detoxing and added zinc, but be careful. If you strain your body too much you will just be exhausted. Keep in mind meat and garlic are also high in zinc so don't double up. Give yourself a few days rest in between to recover if you're going to push it. Also I found that more endodren the next day helped the adrenals recover. And always take zinc before noon and with food.
Copper toxicity does NOT exist! That is bio-available copper toxicity does not exist. Supplementing zinc depletes copper status. That is why it is known that taking zinc supplements suppresses the immune system. Bio-available copper is THE nutrient for a completely healthy immune system.
Copper is THE nutrient that rids the body of ALL toxic substances; chemical and thus biological – disease. Search: "The ability of copper to easily accept and donate electrons explains its important role in oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions and the scavenging of free radicals."
I can, from own experience, say that copper toxicity does indeed exist.
I have followed a copper lowering supplement program and gradually gotten better.
EVERYTHING I have read about copper toxicity fits right in with my disease history.
Just so I understand you correctly, are you saying that bio-available copper toxicity does NOT exist, but that bio-Unavailable copper toxicity DOES exist?
How would one go about correcting a situation with bio-unavailable copper if not through supplementation?
If you know how to do fix this bio-unavailable copper imbalance.
If one suffers from bio-unavailable copper it means that toxicity and deficiency are present at the same time; therefore, taking Zinc to lower the excess copper will also lower the low copper your cells are utilizing.
What I am doing to fix this is a nutritional balancing program which focuses on balancing mineral levels and ratios to achieve cellular health. But this can take up to 2 years....
My skin won't stop aging due to low copper. not sure if high copper causing collagen break down.
Mercury could be a culprit for this as it inhibits copper absorption.