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Reply to "Copper Misconceptions"

Originally Posted by Kirsten:

Can you share which foods are naturally high in copper that we should be incorporating into our diets? 

According to this article by Dr. Andrew Weil some foods are:

How do you get enough copper from foods?
Good food sources include vegetables, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds, mushrooms, shellfish (especially cooked oysters), avocado and whole grains.

Also too much zinc or iron can lower the copper in your body.  Also:
Are there any other special considerations?
Boron, vitamin C, selenium, manganese and molybdenum can affect levels of copper in the body. Zinc can lower copper stores, so it is often recommended to take supplemental copper (at a ratio of 1 to 10) if you take supplemental zinc.

The above is all from the article cited below.  There are more articles on the site as well about copper and everything else medically related. Like Dr. Pickart, Dr. Weil is my mentor and the person I turn to when I need answers as I trust pure science and those who have studied and understand it.  For my medical issues I check out Dr. Weil and what he has to teach me about it, and for my skin issues I turn to dr. Pickart. 
(Like I used to think hyaluronic acid was good for my skin but now I understand thanks to Dr. Pickart that it breaks down the skin barrier so is not at all good for the skin!)  I stopped using it as much as is possible as so many products include it in their ingredients.  And other things like that - I am learning so much about skincare I can't believe it myself!)    


http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02871/copper.html





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