Why Have I Never Heard of Copper Toxicity Before?

Why Have I Never Heard of Copper Toxicity Before?

In 1975, Dr Carl Pfeiffer, MD, PhD, wrote the ground-breaking book “Mental and Elemental Nutrients: A Physician’s Guide to Nutrition and Health Care“. In it, he explained, as a warning to doctors, the effects of the copper IUD and birth control pills on the health of the female population and the estrogen-copper connection. Nearly 50 years later, most doctors still ignore that research and his warnings. My colleague, Dr Malter, PhD, spent nearly 40 years in clinical psychology practice working specifically with copper toxicity and HTMA, witnessing first-hand over the decades the rapid increase in copper toxicity cases just as Pfeiffer warned about. Still, despite all the countless cases, too many in the health field still continue the denial that copper toxicity exists as prevelantly as it does, if even at all. This can be atttributed, at least in part, due to a profit-driven system that’s focused more on selling prescriptions and less on prevention, and one that assumes that the standard blood test holds all the answers. However blood, in most cases, doesn’t pick up excess stored copper (or other metals for that matter too) since these excesses get stored in cells and tissue, not blood. The one test that best shines the light on copper toxicity (and provides a window through which to understand its health effects) is the HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis). Yet, misleading campaigns have been designed over the years to dismiss the validity of HTMA, scaring many away from using this important screening tool that in some cases could literally have saved lives.

Since dedicating my life to bringing this research and support to the public beginning in 2013 after seeing it destroy the health of a loved one, and through the subsequent creation of, my work including that website have served as key educational resources that numerous forward-thinking health practitioners and writers now refer to. It has also helped provide answers to hundreds of thousands of those struggling with copper toxicity. However, despite providing the most comprehensive collective resource of information on this topic, that resource has being kept hidden from the public. Years ago, appeared on the very first page of all major search engines. Today however, while still at the top of search results on yahoo and duckduckgo, a search on google for the term “copper toxicity” doesn’t even bring up the website anywhere on it’s first dozen or more pages of search results!! Like has happened with many other major natural health websites, it’s getting harder and harder for people to find this information and access answers they deserve.

Most people who wind up on online copper toxicity support forums are discovering this information for the first time, repeatedly asking if anyone else shares their symptoms; wondering if there could possibly be a connection between their symptoms and their IUD. Those of us who’ve specialized in this work and research for numerous years have put out a wealth of information (articles, published books, websites, educational courses, seminars, films, and more), and yet many still ask ‘why is there no research on this topic?’. The issue is not so much a lack of research, but rather the prevention of that research from reaching the public more broadly, together with an education approach that almost all but ignores mineral connections to health in general. As a result, one doesn’t have to look far to find people skeptical at even the most fundamental fact that copper imbalance could in some way negatively affect health. Meanwhile we see doctors and psychologists prescribing medications day in day out without even a mention to their patients of the possibility that a mineral imbalance could play a role. To be clear, the issue is not just a lack of education on copper, it extends to all the minerals – an overview of which I provide in the free eBook available at

People often ask “why hasn’t my doctor ever mentioned this (copper toxicity) to me” or “my doctor doesn’t believe in copper toxicity“. Think about it… would you expect the same medical system that promotes the use of something as harmless (example, copper IUD), to then at the same time warn you not to use it because of the risk? Can you expect the same thinking that created ill-health to now provide you the guidance on how to heal? And would a doctor who fully understands copper toxicity ever have given you the copper IUD in the first place? Likely not.

There are other reasons as well why there isn’t more awareness surrounding copper toxicity. Some major social media groups and other health platforms over the years have outright banned information on copper toxicity being shared to their followers, calling these copper issues a “myth”. Before some of the current opper toxicity support groups existed, there was another one that was shut down back in 2016 because of an individual (today with hundreds of thousands of followers) who didn’t agree with the message of copper “toxicity” getting out there. Added to this are all the well-intended suggestions offered online by people telling others what to do, however often with very little basis or understanding behind the complex science of copper toxicity. This then further muddies the waters of understanding for others. I explain more of the many reasons why copper toxicity remains off the public radar at All of it combined has led to why there are so many women reaching out, trying to find answers to their copper (IUD) issues and other mineral-imbalance-related symptoms, rarely being provided the answers they deserve.

For those wanting to find answers, serious about learning, the research is out there, including at and the other resources provided in the infographic entitled ‘Where Can I Learn More” at For those who really want to learn ways to optimize and protect their health by addressing not only copper toxicity but various other metal and mineral imbalances, that is what the course was designed to teach. I truly believe we could end the copper toxicity epidemic if enough people took a true interest in learning these various mineral connections.