By Atom Bergstrom
Copper is easily obtainable QUANTITATIVELY, but not so much QUALITATIVELY.
For example, according to A.E. Cass and H.A. Hill (1980), not even counting copper enzymes …
Copper proteins “in Group I contain a single copper ion in an approximately tetrahedral environment with nitrogen and sulphur-containing ligands. Group II proteins have a single copper ion in a square-planar-like arrangement. Group III proteins have two copper ions in close proximity. Group IV consists of multi-copper proteins, composed of sites representative of the other three groups.”
Just because the average Joe owns all the parts that define a Cadillac, will he know how to assemble it?
Re: What foods and other things deplete copper?
Acetic acid can transform copper into verdigris (“a green or greenish-blue poisonous pigment resulting from the action of acetic acid on copper and consisting of one or more basic copper acetates”).
Re: OK, so what does this mean in real life??
Hide your purse whenever you encounter a seller of supplements.
Copper correlates with the cellular compartment, yet is often measured in the extracellular compartment.
That’s the same as visiting a street address at night and looking for the residents in the backyard instead of ringing the doorbell.
At any time of day, if ten people live at a single address, it’s important to know how many of them are in the backyard compared to how many are inside the house … and WHY.
Arsenic and selenium are remedies for anemia (discreetly used!) because they’re in the same cellular compartment (4th Period) as copper and iron.
Phosphorus and sulfur (3rd Period) are not in the same compartment. The same goes for antimony and tellurium (5th Period).
Ideally, it’s better to eat foods according to Growth Zone Geometry and Solar Timing, and let the body manage the physics and chemistry.
Your body’s BIOLOGICAL INHERITANCE — not genetics (6th Period) — has been sussing out all the details for aeons longer than Big Pharma’s beaker boys and dietary supplement touts.