Copper: The Key Mineral For Emotional, Hormonal & Mental Health

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About Maria from True Foods Nutrition

Maria Allerton is a fully qualified Clinical Nutritionist who runs a busy Health Clinic in Sydney. Maria uses a functional medicine approach to find the real causes of illness. She is a firm believer in the principle of ‘food as medicine’ and focuses on diet, nutrients and lifestyle when addressing the conditions of her patients.

Comments (12)

  1. Kylie says:

    Hi Maria. After having a baby 6 months back I decided to try birth control for the first time in my life. Afraid of hormones I chose the copper iud. I’ve been getting worse and worse regarding my panic and agitation. I tried telling doctors that I think it has something to do with iud and they tell me it’s impossible unless I have Wilson’s disease. A few days ago I got blood tests back and suddenly I have anemia issues and low thyroid which I’ve never had issues with in my whole life. I got them to give me a copper test as well and it came back at 145.4. Could the higher copper in my body really be the cause of all these mental and physical issues I’ve been having?? It’s been driving me nuts trying to find the culprit. Thank you in advance!

    • Maria Allerton says:

      Hi Kylie,
      that level of copper is sky high- yes 100% it would be having an impact. It’s probably not the best choice for you.
      Kind regards

  2. Lesley Dougan says:

    Hi Maria, I’ve had a hair analyst done as my candida issue wasn’t improving and it tuns out I have high copper levels 11.0 . I was given a sheet of dietary foods to avoid but nothing on what I can have, except high protein foods and moderate amounts of unrefined carbs, also no calcium foods and reduced fats intake. I’ve been googling and copper is in just about every thing. I’am wondering what to eat, is buckwheat or oats ok. I’am taking 40 mg zinc and having a green detox powder drink a day. Would appreciate your thoughts on this. Cheers Lesley

  3. Danielle says:

    I have been treating my Pyrrole disorder for 3 years and developed serum copper and ceruloplasmin deficiency. I can’t seem to find any information on how to address this in the context of Pyrrole disorder and balancing copper when taking high dose zinc.

    • Maria says:

      Hi Danielle, it’s tricky but do-able. Need to work on liver and adrenals to improve ceruloplasmin, but need to evaluate in context of your whole case. Feel free to book a consult online. cheers

      • Katrina Reinhardt says:

        I would like information on how to get a hair analysis test done for myself and my 14 year old daughter. She is struggling with mental health issues, and it would be great to get a test done to see how we can balance things out.

        Please send me information about this. Thank you for your time!

        Katrina Reinhardt

        • Maria says:

          Hi Katrina, thanks for your inquiry, feel free to book an initial consult in my calendar on the homepage. From the initial consult, we can order the hair analysis. Kind regards

  4. Luciana says:

    Hi Maria
    I’d like to do the hair analysis test. Could you please send me an email with more details? (cost and if it can be done by mail)
    Thank you
    Luciana

    • Katrina Reinhardt says:

      I would like information on how to get a hair analysis test done for myself and my 14 year old daughter. She is struggling with mental health issues, and it would be great to get a test done to see how we can balance things out.

      Please send me information about this. Thank you for your time!

      Katrina Reinhardt

  5. Carol says:

    Wow… I’m so happy I found your site. Your articles are answering so much for me. I have Pyrroles and lately I’ve not been watching my health and I’m noticing it.
    I will get myself sorted and book to redo my test through you. Time to look after number 1 again!
    Thank you are amazing ☺️

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