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My journey with copper

How taking a few mg of copper drastically improved my health

Jeremy Leach
Jeremy Leach, PhD
Nov. 25, 2023

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Summer 2023

It was during the summer in the UK that I knew i had to get my health back on track. I'd just got back from a trip to Argentina where I had suffered dreadfully from the cold. Yes, Argentina is cold in June - it's winter there.

Even though everyone else in my family had been ok with the cold (we were only talking about 13°C, to be honest), I was constantly shivering and no matter how many layers I put on I could not get warm. I could not think straight either. Brain fog clouded my thinking, literally like a sort of cotton wool pressure at the front of my head that made thinking sluggish and confused. This was not new; despite attempts cutting out gluten and trying keto diets in the past, brain fog had been devilishly elusive - no change had any consistent effect on it.

I had been sure it was something to do with a 'leaky gut', and that maybe something else i was eating was affecting my brain function. But it wasn't the only thing going on. The cold feeling seemed also to be particularly bad in my hands and feet. Kind of like some sort of Reynauds, but they just stayed cold, dry and painful all day - I didn't get any of this painful blood flushing feeling where the blood rushes back into your hands after you move into a warmer environment.

It was particularly bad in the previous UK winter where as well as the cold feeling I'd also started to get tingling, prickling feelings in my hands and especially one thumb that went permanently numb and had a sensation of broken glass stuck in it.

Was this the start of some kind of neuropathy? Additionally my skin had been getting thinner over the years which wasn't helping.

Taking health seriously

Noticing the changes in my level of health and fitness over the years I'd developed a keen interest in holistic health. This was pretty much as a response to the medical practice's inadequacy when it comes to chronic contidions.

Need to fix a broken leg? Need critical trauma response after a road traffic accident? That's when you'll be grateful for emergency trauma response units and all those hours of training that surgeons undergo to be able to literally keep you alive and put you back together.

But have some kind of chronic condition that does not obviously fall into a diagnostic bucket and you will find yourself dong the rounds from doctor to doctor, getting a different diagnosis everytime, and being prescribed pharmaceutical drugs for 'symptom management' which generally have side-effects worse than the condition they are supposedly addressing.