In this post, I will explain the symptoms of copper toxicity and how homeopathy can help. First of all, copper toxicity is only one of the underlying causes of candida. Most people have more than one root cause. When copper is bio-available, it fights candida. To be bio-available, copper must be bound to a blood protein. When not bio-available excess copper in the body leads to many issues, one of which can be yeast infections.
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A patient of mine called Gina had copper toxicity as one of her root causes for candida. Firstly she had used an Intrauterine copper device as a birth control method for about ten years. Secondly, she had a few amalgam fillings. Finally, she is a vegan and eats a lot of seeds, nuts, avocados, tofu etc. If you read the article, you will see that those are some of the ways we can get overloaded with copper.
Gina’s symptoms were vaginal thrush, Castro intestinal symptoms including bloating, wind, constipation. Last but not least, she was experiencing mental hyperactivity, which caused insomnia because Gina could not switch off and go to sleep. She had many courses of conventional treatment, but her problems kept coming back. Gina decided to try homeopathy as a last resort. After homeopathic detox and other remedies tailored to her symptoms, she finally was able to get her copper to a healthy level. Then her candida symptoms started to improve. Gina kept a strict candida diet during her treatment, and she is still sugar-free as far as I am aware. She does not have vaginal thrush and GI symptoms anymore, and she can sleep solid through the night for 7 to 8 hours. She had four consultations all together for this problem.
What are the sources of excess copper?
There are many ways people may get excess copper, to mention a few.
⦁ Copper water pipes.
⦁ Copper Intrauterine device as a birth control method.
⦁ Dental amalgams, especially the ones done after 1996, have high copper content.
⦁ Copper is closely related to estrogen. It can be any estrogen: Natural estrogen; Estrogen from the pill as birth control; Hormone replacement therapy.
⦁ Eating a considerable amount of food high in copper. Example of food high in copper is- oysters, firm tofu and other soy food, sweet potatoes, sesame seeds, cashew nuts etc.
What are the symptoms related to copper toxicity?
People will not develop all of the symptoms possible, but usually a combination of a few of them.
⦁ Fatigue and exhaustion.
⦁ Headaches, migraines
⦁ Mood swings. Supersensitive weepy.
⦁ Candida overgrowth.
⦁ Cold hands and/or feet.
⦁ Depression. Feeling of loss of control. Despair, hopelessness.
⦁ Racing hart.
⦁ Problems with concentration and memory. Short attention span. Brain fog.
⦁ Eating disorders.
⦁ Panic attacks, high anxiety.
⦁ Aching muscles or muscle cramps.
⦁ Mind races- insomnia, interrupted sleep.
⦁ Low blood pressure.
As you can see, many of the symptoms of excess copper coincide with the symptoms of candida overgrowth. For more information about candida symptoms, see here.
How can we test the copper levels?
To determent, if you have high levels of copper, you need to be tested. One of the methods for testing minerals is Hair mineral analysis or blood test. I am using “Mineral check” for the test. For more information about hair analysis, you can see- https://www.mineralcheck.com/.
What can be done about excess copper?
With homeopathy, we can use homeopathic detox to help the body get rid of the excess copper. Using homeopathic detox is a safe and effective method of detox. Usually, you can be given other remedies besides the detox, depending on your symptoms.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and not intended to replace the advice of your physician or health care provider.book 15 min. free