Natural Healing: Copper


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Aids with: cancer, heart disease, immune problems.

Copper is indispensable to the human health. Its many functions include the following, it helps form hemoglobin in the blood, facilitating the absorption and use of iron so red blood cells can transport oxygen to tissues, assisting in the regulation of blood pressure and heart rate, strengthening blood vessels, bones, tendons, and nerves, promoting fertility, and ensuring normal skin and hair pigmentation. Some evidence suggests that copper helps prevent cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure and heart arrhythmias and that it may help treat arthritis and scoliosis. Copper may also protect tissue from damage by free radicals, support the body’s immune function, and contribute to preventing cancer.
Excess calcium and zinc will interfere with copper absorption, but a true copper deficiency is rare and tends to be limited to people either with certain inherited diseases that inhibit copper absorption, such as albinism, or with acquired malabsorption ailments, such as Chohn’s disease and celiac disease. The deficiency may also occur in infants who are not breast fed and in some premature babies. Symptoms of copper deficiency include brittle, discolored hair, skeletal defects,anemia, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, and infertility. Some research suggests that high levels of copper and iron may play a role in hyperactivity and autism. Common supplemental forms are copper aspartate, copper citrate, and copper picolinate. Most adults get enough copper from a normal, varied diet. Seafood and organ meats are riches sources, blackstrap molasses, nuts, seeds,green vegetables, black pepper, cocoa, and water passed through copper pipes also contain significant quantities. There are some precautions ,supplemental copper should be taken only on a doctor’s advice. Taken more than 10 mg of copper daily can bring on nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, and stomachaches. Women who are pregnant or are taking birth control pills are susceptible to excess blood levels of copper.

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