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This site was created to bring vital education and increased awareness to copper toxicity for the benefit and support of all those being affected.

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"This site is dedicated to a forever beautiful woman, inspired by her warmth, love,

and our shared dream of helping women and girls with nutritional knowledge, health and personal growth.

I hope through this research we as a community can offer greater support, guidance and understanding to those going through similar struggles,

providing people in general and women in particular with vital nutritional knowledge that can unlock a door to the rediscovery of their highest and healthiest potential, while also reducing the risk of associated symptoms in our children and future generations."


Beyond the author's own experience, training in HTMA, case studies, and working with clients, much of the information provided on this site is based on the life work

of several pioneering doctors and experts in this field. A few of these individuals who have given us so much knowledge and deserve recognition include:

Dr. Carl Pfeiffer, PhD., MD  (physician, biochemist, specializing in orthomolecular psychiatry focusing on schizophrenia, author of Mental and Elemental Nutrients...)

Dr. Eck (widely considered the authority on the science of balancing body chemistry through hair tissue mineral analysis and founder of Analytical Research Labs)

Dr. Watts, PhD (Dr. Ecks past partner at ARL, and founder of Trace Elements Inc (one of the two top hair testing labs in the U.S.), as well as its Director of Research)

Dr. Hans Selye Ph.D., MD  (pioneering endocrinologist, Nobel prize nominee, acknowledged as the "Father" in the field of stress research)

Dr. Rick Malter, PhD (licensed nutrition counselor, licensed psychologist, leader in the field of copper toxicity and HTMA for the past 40 years, author of "Shrinking the Judge")

Dr. Lawrence Wilson, MD  (a student of Dr. Eck who, for over 30 years, has focused on nutritional balancing science and copper toxicity research).

Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman (pioneering leader in the field of nutrition, columnist, functional and integrative medicine advocate, and author of "Why Am I Always So Tired")

Dr. Weston Price (considered the "Isaac Newton of Nutrition, medical researcher, and author of "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration")

...and the many others, not mentioned here, who have devoted their work to bringing greater awareness and understanding to copper toxicity and mineral imbalances in general.


About The Author
Rick Fischer is a Certified Health Coach, advanced HTMA practitioner, and author of The Healing Workbook, a 12 week guide to healing injury and illness by addressing diet, gut, and mindset. His life was profoundly impacted by copper toxicity - witnessing how it affected his beloved fiancee and subsequently losing her to the psychological effects of a post-adrenal burnout copper detox administered under the guidance of a physician who, like most, relied on blood testing and failed to understand the powerful psychological effects of adrenal burnout and the mobilization of excess copper.  Vowing not to allow this heartbreaking loss not serve a greater purpose, Rick has since devoted his life to furthering the research in this field and helping others by bringing increased support, awareness and understanding to the copper toxicity epidemic which silently affects so many, and yet is so widely misdiagnosed and mistreated. The more he researched, the more he began hearing similar stories from others who also had their lives, health, or relationships devastated as a result of adrenal burnout, copper toxicity, and/or the subsequent detoxing process when incorrectly administered.   Rick is a passionate advocate for advancing awakened nutritional awareness, providing informed consent for women on birth control, helping those affected by copper toxicity, and improving education in the role mineral imbalances play in physical and mental health, energy, and relationships.  

Copper 'Toxicity'

The Psycho-Physiological Effects on the Mind, Body, and Emotions

Chatsworth, Cachay & Dr. Eck

"Energy: How it affects your emotions...well being..."

Dr. David L. Watts

"Trace Elements & Other Essential Nutrients"


References and Additional Resources:

Copper Toxicity Overviews






[18, 24] The Nutritional Relationships of Copper (Dr. Watts)


Excess Copper as a Factor in Human Diseases

An Introductory Nutritional Balancing Protocol

Misconceptions Surrounding Copper and Copper Toxicity

The 'Copper Capers' Nightmare 


[14, 23, 25]

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis & Testing & Treatment

Trace Elements, Inc - HTMA Lab Testing

A Fantastic Introductory Video on HTMA by Dr. Rick Malter



How Manipulated JAMA Articles Tried to Attack HTMA

How HTMA fits into the greater puzzle of healing and provides a true direction for health 


Support & Stories

Copper and Methylation

Interview with Dr. Mensah Regarding Over vs Under Methylation and Copper

Other Copper Related: Scientific / Adrenals / Hormones / Diet / Mental Health

Seminal Article by Dr. Paul Eck on the Relationship Between Minerals, Energy and Emotions

Vegetarianism and Body Chemistry A Research Report



[17] Karl E. Mason: A Conspectus of Research on Copper Metabolism and Requirements of Man, The Journal of Nutrition. Volume 109, Number 11, Nov 1979, pp 1979-2066
Pfeiffer Carl C., PhD, MD, Mailloux R: Excess Copper as a Factor in Human Disease. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 2. No.3, 1987, pp171-182
Pfeiffer Carl C., PhD, MD and Scott LaMola, B.S: Zinc and Manganese in the Schizophrenias,  Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry, Vol 12, No 3, 1983

Key Recommended Resources (Click the images to visit these sites directly)

Ann Louise Gittleman

"Why Am I Always So Tired"

Dr. Rick Malter, Ph.D.

Copper Toxicity Syndrome

Dr. Lawrence Wilson:

General Detox Protocols

Dr. Lawrence Wilson:

Copper Toxicity Syndrome

Dr. Rick Malter, Ph.D.

"The Strands of Health"

Integrative Health Coaching:

Hair Mineral Analysis

Weston A Price Foundation
Metals (Copper) and the Mind

Dr. Robert Thompson

"The Calcium Lie II"

Rick Fischer

"The Healing Workbook"