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  1. I'm not quite sure I could follow his protocol. I've had to give up my multivitamin, and it only had 100% of the RDA of zinc in it. The Centrum Adults multivitamin that started the process of removing excess copper from my body had 73%, but it only had 25% of copper. I don't think my body could handle that much zinc in addition to what I get in meals. He also denies having a plant-based diet, and although I've always been a meat-eater, I did tend to emphasize plant-based foods. I would eat an entire can of Amy's Kitchen chili for a meal and would also eat a lot of the brand's other foods, all vegetarian, some vegan. I would also make a meal out of a fourth of a cup or so of cashew butter or sunflower butter with sliced banana, a meal that would be insanely high in copper. Like him, though, I've "stopped consuming outrageous quantities of high copper foods". Cashews and sunflower seeds are no longer a part of my diet for example. Other foods with lower levels of copper I consume in balance with zinc-containing foods like beef and chicken. I do still consume avocados and kale. I had mashed sweet potatoes with steak for dinner tonight. :-)
  2. Thanks for the info. Back in March, my doctor drew blood to check for levels of several vitamins and minerals, with copper and zinc being two. All those tests came back normal, but I've read that blood work may not always be accurate. I've heard that people have had more accurate results with hair tissue mineral analysis, but I've not had that done. I'll definitely check out the link!
  3. I'm looking forward to participating in this community! I've been struggling with living gluten-free (at least due to wheat allergy) as well as having to deal with other food reactions (guar gum, flaxseed, acesulfame potassium) and with copper toxicity. These issues have manifested over the last five years or so. I would solve one issue only to be presented with another. I'm hoping to connect with others, help, and be helped. My story and many of my experiences have been chronicled on my blog at I figured it would be easier to provide the link to it rather than repeating a lot of information here.