Okay, healing friends, a lot of you have messaged me in Instagram asking what my healing protocol is for healing my copper toxicity. Firstly I want to tell you something I’ve discovered along this path. Copper toxicity just as any illness I think really is more than just a physical imbalance. Dr. L Wilson (one of if not the most educated Dr in copper toxicity) in his studies and practices teaches a lot about this from a much more conservative Christian perspective which I don’t think is wrong I agree this illness has an effect on the whole being, your cells, body, mind, spirit, energy pathways, soul, and heart. Each of our spiritual paths are different so while I don’t agree with everything Dr. L Wilson teaches because well, I’m not conservative, I do agree with him that the whole being needs to be addressed in order to fully heal and that’s an individual path for us all.
There’s a blessing to be found in copper toxicity however horrible going through it is. This illness gives an opportunity to truly heal, on a cellular and soul level. I know personally without this illness I would never have come to that point on my own, I was too easily wrapped up with the outward world before my awakening copper toxicity led me to. So knowing that, here’s my protocol so far (and some TMI stuff too FYI!) I want to say just because this all has been working for me, everyone's bodies and paths are their own. If you think you’re struggling with copper toxicity I would recommend getting a hair analysis done and guidance from a proper healthcare practitioner to help you. It’s not a quick fix healing from copper toxicity and we need all the support we can get!
Daily Practices // These are the things I attempt to get done every single day, though most days one or two don’t happen. I’m learning to be more intuitive and listen to my body. Some days it needs more rest, other days it needs to move more. Healing is a day to day lesson on looking within and listening.
Diet (Fast Oxidation)
This is by far the most important piece of my healing along with the supplements. I thought the copper was to blame for how I was feeling and acting all the time. Ends up yes, the copper caused the problems but it was actually my overactive thyroid and adrenal glands creating all my symptoms. Since I’ve started eating the correct way for my body and actively working on my adrenals all my symptoms are fading. I even have some days now with no anxiety for the first time in years! Goes to show, we really are what we eat.
Minerals & supplements 3X a day
Magnesium (three different forms)
Every morning I start with a big glass of lemon water, relax tea, and juice fresh squeezed from an orange with 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar mixed in. I’ve started calling them the three sisters. It starts my day alkaline, hydrated, and focused on healing.
I have 2.5 teaspoons of anti-inflammatory turmeric per day. If I can’t cook with it, I often end up just dumping some in tea or water and chugging. One thing about this diet/lifestyle not everything tastes good so you learn to suck it up and just do it.
I was advised to have two cups of green tea every day but then I realized even that little bit go caffeine was affecting my adrenals so instead fresh Rosemary is tucked into any teas through the day. The antioxidants are just as good as green tea and pass the brain barrier to help heal my mind.
Oh music, how I missed thee! And yes I consider this part of my healing process. Since I’ve been able to reconnect with my inner self and stop my racing thoughts I’ve been able to reconnect with my passion and love for all things music. This song has been on replay for about two weeks now. I find myself drawn to music and lyrics about creation, soul work, and larger purposes in life.
Now that my adrenals are down I have been able to go so much more deep into my yoga practice. I feel it. I’m getting stronger. Since I’ve lost 40LBS I’m able to do inversions now and my arms are getting so so so strong (push up contest anyone!?). I can do so many positions and flows that I never could before. And you can see how strong I'm getting my body with my muscles in my tummy and arms becoming so defined. I have always wanted to ease into yoga like I am now. I’ve always dreamed of being able to hit the mat and kill the anxiety I’ve become so accustomed to in my chest, and I’m finally there, I’m so thankful to have my personal practice and everything it’s done for my body and mind already though this is just the start.
Earlier today I attended a moving meditation class, it was so fun with singing, yoga, movement and really just acting silly. It's these sorts of sessions that are helping me start to see what my life ahead will be like, helping me regain my strength as a solo person to create the life I dream of. So many things have been realized on the mat this month past.
I could NEVER have meditated before with my running mind. Now, though my adrenals are down and my thyroid is balanced I’m able to slow my mind and fall into meditation. This has by far been my best practice to healing my broken heart and mind. I meditate twice a day for at least an hour. I'm hoping when I get back to the UK to join a meditation center and take this practice deeper with the help of others.
I love these ones: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHartSpace/videos
Every morning I wake early and head into the inferred sauna. I love this, it was the single thing that brought my adrenals down when they were on super speed before the supplements fully kicked in. I just learned how to build my own mini one which I plan to do for the boat when I get home.
Yes, you read that right - orgasms, one or two a day in fact. The IUD stole my sexuality from me. It numbed me from the waist down and stole my sex life in the process. It was awful because the changes were so gradual I thought it was in my head or was a problem with my relationship when in fact my nerves were completely numbed and I had no idea. Once the IUD came out all sensation started to come back and like most of this illness, I realized how F'd up I actually was. For a bit, I was overly sensitive as my body readjusted.
The interesting thing about this process has been my nerves reconnecting or (turning back on I guess?) when I first start on this part of my healing I would get shooting pains along the nerve paths everytime the "big event" has happened. After a few weeks this has subsided and just good and super intense pleasure feelings are left.
The thing about this I'm most amazed by is the feeling afterward. After, I'm just calm and relaxed and have this radiating good feeling from my womb area. I know now why people love to orgasm so much, it feels great when it happens and just relaxes you the heck out. I wish I had discovered this years before. I mean it felt good to me in the past but not like this after, I think before it was actually increasing my the stress hormones in my body because I never had the relaxed feelings after like I have now. Being able to fully feel and connect now it's a whole different experience.
We are water I drink at least 2L every single day of bottled "safe" copper-free water plus all the tea and health drinks on top of it (always from the bottled water)
The type of detox tea I have is able to pass through the brain barrier which is so important when you have copper lodged in your brain. I have one or two cups a day.
Rest & Relaxing
This was super hard in the beginning and one of the reasons I came to the country. With my hyperactive adrenals, I’ve had to retrain my body how to relax. It’s hard to do but I'm getting there. I’ve even been able to start reading again for long periods of time. I have weeks ahead of me to perfect relaxing giving my body the time and space it needs to heal.
After I brush my teeth twice a day I swish around some coconut oil to pull out any extra toxins. Tastes yummy.
At first when I was doing a more gentle detox I was told not to break a sweat as it pulled out metals quickly. Now that I’m trying to get through this as quickly as possible I’m running at least twice a week to get the nasties out. It’s not helping keeping weight on I’m currently 100lbs! (45kg) and struggling to put weight back on, it’s a normal side affect of the toxins leaving my body and taking the fat cells with them. I’m hoping to get back up to a healthier weight in the coming month as my body becomes balanced.
I do this every morning before the sauna to help keep my lymphatic system moving and move the toxins along. It takes time but it’s super relaxing.
I know - yuck! But it’s honestly not that bad and helps a ton with the detox symptoms.
Caster Oil Packs
This helps pull the toxins from my liver and help me sleep more soundly after really bad days.
So there you have it, my complete detox plan. I will be adding more to this as time goes on with things like massage therapy, trip to the chiroprator and a possible health detox two-day intensive retreat to fully get the metal out for good. Please if you have any specific questions don’t hesitate to reach out. I do want to mention if you got here because you’re journeying on a copper toxicity path please know there’s hope. I’ve been working on my healing for over 3 months now and I can’t express enough to you how much hope you have to heal. Where I am mentally now compared to a month ago is incredible. While I still have bad days where I’m sad and lonely they are becoming few and far between as my natural energy and strength is returning. You have hope! I have hope.
I'll leave you with this message from this beautiful soul
PS Here's another great article (long though!) I came across about copper toxicity HERE