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Hormone Rescue: Could Copper Overload be Disrupting Your Weight? – The Huffington Post

Hormonal weight gain can be tied to thyroid balance. Besides being effected by iodine, your thyroid can be suppressed by an elevated copper level. Copper, like iodine, can also inhibit the conversion of the thyroid hormone thyroxin, resulting in a slowdown of metabolism. In my experience with tissue mineral analysis (TMA) over the past two decades, I have observed that an elevated tissue level of copper ratio is frequently linked with hypothyroidism, especially when the zinc-to-copper ratio is higher than ten to one (ideal is eight to one in favor of zinc)…

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