Postpartum Bipolar Disorder and Postpartum Depression have been linked to copper toxicity. If you were diagnosed bipolar after the birth of a child, you will want to learn about this root cause of mood swings and get tested.
It can be successfully treated. Psychotropic medications treat nothing. They suppress – or agitate and make worse – symptoms.
“Copper is a very stimulating mineral to the nerves and nervous system. Copper increases the production of norepinephrine, adrenaline, while also implicated in a decrease of histamine.”
“These effects on neurotransmitter levels can give rise to many psychological imbalances such as mood swings, depression, mental agitation, feeling over-stimulated, restlessness, anxiety, insomnia and a racing mind with too many thoughts are all hallmarks of elevated Copper toxicity.”
What does the above sound like to you? How someone feels and acts when they are hypomanic or anxious and stressed-out? To me too!
How about depression with some mood instability?
This is when many get a “BP-2” label and more drugs. The woman is told she has a chemical imbalance and has to take drugs for life.
This is simply not true.
Elevated Copper Can Act Like Amphetamines
Here’s more information from the article:
“Elevated Copper in the body acts like caffeine or even amphetamines.”
“Copper is also very stimulating to the brain and causes the over-production of the stimulating neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, epinephrine and norepinephrine, causing manic behavior, paranoia, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and even Schizophrenia.”
If You Are An Emotional Wreck, Think Too Much Copper
The below is quoted from an in-depth article by Lawrence Wilson, M.D. It includes information on how copper affects the nervous system, women’s fertility and is needed to maintain pregnancy.
“Copper is also called the emotional mineral because too much stimulates all the emotions. If you are an emotional wreck, think too much copper. You will usually be right.”
“But remember, it won’t show up on most blood tests, urine tests or even hair tests unless you look for hidden copper indicators on the hair test.”
“Getting technical, too much copper stimulates production of the neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine. It is also required for monoamine oxidase, an enzyme related to serotonin production.”
Source: Dr. Wilson: Copper and Your Health.
Read the full article to get a basic understanding of how this mineral can contribute to the onset of a mood disorder diagnosis.
How Do You Know if You Have High Copper Levels?
You get tested, that’s how. And you work with a physician who understands these issues and knows how to safely lower toxins in your system.
Hair mineral analysis is used to test for elevated copper levels.
To learn about this test and the accuracy and reliability of results read this: Hair Analysis Controversy.
Advantages of Hair Analysis vs. Blood or Urine Tests
Blood or urine tests may not detect elevated copper levels in your system, especially after an acute exposure.
Your body naturally removes toxins from blood serum and deposits them into your tissues i.e. liver, teeth, hair and bones.
You want to get a hair mineral analysis done.
“Hair is an ideal tissue for sampling and testing. It can be sampled easily and painlessly by the patient at home, without the need for a physician. The sample can be sent to the lab without special handling requirements.
“Clinical results have shown that a properly obtained sample can give an indication of mineral status and toxic metal accumulation following chronic or acute exposure.”
Source: Trace Elements Laboratory.
Psychotropic Medications Do Not Treat Copper Toxicity
Psychotropic medications are non-natural and toxic in high doses or with long-term use in and of themselves – they will not help you detox and heal from heavy metal toxicity.
They will make you worse.
Get tested, think of reasons why you developed your mood symptoms and focus on healing.
Then spend your time raising your beautiful new baby. That’s what you want to do.