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Sarah Trammell
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I’m a cold-natured person, and I love warming up with a mug of hot chocolate. I’ve bought packets from mainstream brands like Swiss Miss and specialty brands like NibMor. For a long time, I even made it myself with two parts sugar to one part cocoa powder…

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Just when I thought my list of reactive foods couldn’t get any weirder, I recently discovered I was reacting to acesulfame potassium, an artificial sweetener used in many food items, particularly diet beverages.

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Due to balancing copper and zinc in my diet, my body began rejecting my supplement regimen because it was now too much. I had to make drastic changes to my regimen in order to prevent the symptoms that the excess supplementation was causing, like fatigue…

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This month, I celebrate ten years since I began my weight-loss journey.  Back in April 2007, I was disappointed in my body and the way I looked, and I resolved to find a way to change it.  I’d been working out sporadically and inconsistently except for on…

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I was just fine on my thyroid medication for many years. However, first going gluten-free and then modifying my diet to have a better copper-zinc balance have caused quite a few struggles. So many symptoms and changes have made it hard to determine…

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A vitamin or mineral imbalance, such as a copper-zinc imbalance, can cause side effects that resemble malabsorption, a condition where damage to the gut prevents absorption of vitamins and minerals. In the case of a vitamin or mineral imbalance, however,…

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In order to prevent copper toxicity from recurring, intake of copper and zinc need to be balanced once excess copper has been removed from the body. Making sure there is sufficient intake of zinc to balance out copper intake should prevent excess copper…

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When I switched multivitamins back in December, it allowed me to uncover another significant and hidden health issue, copper toxicity. My multivitamin was not the cause of my iron deficiency, and it was not out-of-balance. My diet was. I was consuming…

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Compounded medications are prepared by pharmacists specially trained and are usually prepared for patients who have allergies or who need a medication in a certain form factor (e.g., liquid vs. tablet) or with a certain formulation. Since these…

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I recently discovered that my problems with iron deficiency were due to the multivitamin I was taking. It contained minerals in amounts that were preventing my body from absorbing iron. Switching to another brand of multivitamin has helped me greatly.…
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