Cravings for specific foods are a signal that underlying issues for healing need to be addressed. There are many common causes for food cravings. Today’s discussion will be about copper toxicity and it’s role in food cravings.
First of all, let’s define ‘copper toxic’. A copper toxic individual stores copper in excessive amounts in the liver, brain and kidneys. The storage becomes necessary when too much circulates in the blood. Too much circulates in the blood due to lack of necessary nutrients to facilitate copper usage like zinc, magnesium, B vitamins, calcium, and vitamin C which are all depleted during stressful episodes. The best way to determine elevated copper levels is through hair mineral analysis.
Copper toxic individuals can crave:
- high copper foods such as chocolate, avocados, nuts, etc. during those times when copper is not dumping from storage areas, and therefore unavailable.
- beef, during times when copper is dumping into the bloodstream because zinc is antagonistic to copper and beef is high in zinc.
The body will generally crave the food that is high in the mineral that the body needs most. Didn’t God create our bodies in a miraculous way?
This article was written by Dr. Sharon Price, PhD, CN
To find out more about food cravings and copper toxicity, go to the following website and take the quiz for topper toxicity www.nutritionaldirection.com.