In episode 33, we continue the series on assessing and managing nutritional status. This time we talk about copper. Copper deficiency can cause anemia that is very difficult to tell apart from iron deficiency anemia, osteoporosis, histamine intolerance, high cholesterol, and a variety of mental effects resulting from neurotransmitter imbalances.
High copper mothers pass on excessive copper to the fetus through the placenta. This is called congenital, rather than genetic high copper. It can be prevented by correcting one39;s copper metabolism before becoming pregnant. It can also be corrected after a baby is born, though this takes much more effort in most cases.