The question for today is “do you have a copper deficiency syndrome”? What is a syndrome? A syndrome is characterized as a group of symptoms that consistently occur together, singularly, or a condition characterized by a set of associated sometime seemingly non-related symptoms.
As it relates to health, sickness and diagnosis that can be difficult to nail down. In my opinion that’s what makes MD medicine a joke and a fleecing because whatever doesn’t fit neatly into their little box, they really can’t help you. They will treat you from that box but you may not get the desired results.
Having established the fact that a copper deficiency is real , here are some of the symptoms that have been association with the syndrome.
- Brittle bones
- Lowers Immune Function
- Neurological Disorders
- Hair Loss
- Grey Hair
- Lower body temperature, feeling cold all the time
- Skin sores
- and many more…
Would you have connected the dots between any of these problems and copper deficiency? If you have been running to your doctor looking for relief and not gotten a sufficient answer, my question to you is “Has your doctor ever raised the possibility that your condition might be linked to a copper deficiency”?
The estimate is that 20% of the population is copper deficient. I believe it is closer to 50% and here’s why. While you might be told that certain foods contain copper and if you consume them you’ll get all the copper you need.
These are the foods that are said to contain the most copper:
- Beef liver
- Sunflower seeds
- Dried apricots
- Dark chocolate
- Blackstrap molasses
- Sesame Seeds
- Shiitake Mushrooms
- Garbanzo Beans
- Lima Beans
Since 1936 we’ve known that our soil is depleted. Additionally, herbicides , pesticides and herbicides not only inhibit nutrient uptake by plants but also reek havoc in the body when ingested.
They also say that we can get copper in seafood but we also get the mercury and all the other toxic substances that we contaminated our oceans with.
While the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adult men and women is 900 μg/day. The typical intake of copper from food in the United States is approximately 1.0 to 1.6 mg/day for adult men and women. Given the current state of health in America the RDA recommendation is grossly under stated in my opinion.
I believe a minimum of 3mg is sufficient because of the current deficiencies and the daily dose of toxins our systems are having to deal wit..
This article is about copper deficiency but it is part of a larger picture and that is nutrient deficiency of all minerals in the body. Everybody is nutrient deficient. The only way to guarantee that the body gets what it needs is to consciously ensure the body gets the 90 or so essential nutrients.