Zinc for oxygen

  • Zinc for red blood cells to carry oxygen
    • Low zinc levels
      • respiratory distress
      • low oxgyen in brain
      • autism / dementia
      • fatty liver

Copper for fermentation

  • Copper blocks oxygen

Covid-19

  • Lives longer than usual on copper plates
  • Dies quicker than usual on zinc plates
  • Covid-19 does not need oxygen

Zinc protects DNA from germs

  • Most genetic diseases result from low levels of zinc
  • How did out zinc levels go down
    • Phytic acid in plant seeds
    • high copper in drinking water
      • zinc water pipes were universal up to 1950
      • around 1970 new homes used copper pipes
      • water pipes do not last as long as a building's structure
      • by 1980 zinc water lines were largely replaced
      • by 2000 there were very few zinc pipes still in use

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Many germs in a healthy body

- DNA study finds the human body contains 57% germs and 43% human cells.

This is the number but not the size. A single nerve cell travels from the brain to feet and on this single cell there can be thousands of germs when we are young an healthy. As we age the number of germs increases and we have 'age related' diseases such as dementia, diabetes and death. Along the way we have health declining and things like numb feet due to increased germs.

   Ref: highly mentioned on news media such as BBC:

- Germs require copper to live. Mammals require zinc to live. Simple biology of life; what more can I say about this? Read on.

   Ref: Georgia Tech Biological Sciences, Biology 1520

- Why do we think that we need copper?

Blood tests find copper to low in the blood in people with chronic diseases. We went so far as to have people put water in a copper cup overnight and drink it in the morning. Incomplete studies of blood only find low copper states when we are sick. A complete study includes measuring tissue levels of copper and not just blood to give conflicting results.

- Big misunderstanding by testing blood and not tissue levels of copper.

Minerals are heavy and not able to travel in the blood alone. They must be carried by other molecules to hold and carry them around the body. These often need enzymes to activate the mineral and then bind it into other molecules.

When blood copper levels are low there are toxic levles of copper in tissues, escpecially the liver and brain as seen in anemia, dementia, diabetes and cancer.

- The real cause of chronic or age related disease is high copper.

- Why?

DNA makes molecules such as red blood cells. Needed by mammals to carry oxygen, not needed in germs.

Iron is a metal mineral that is bound to protein with metaloprotein enzymes to make hemoglobin and red blood cells.

- Metaloenzymes bind metals into metaloproteins to allow the protein to function correctly.
- When proteins do not function correctly we have auto-immune diseases, genetic disorder and illness.

A metaloenzyme, <ferroxidase>, ferrum is the Latin word for iron, binds iron into a histidine complex.
A metaloprotein, <hemoglobin>, binds iron into red blood cells, can only be done when copper is low.

Copper competes with Iron.

A metaloprotein, <ceruloplasmin>, one of the <ferroxidase> family members, the major copper-carrying protein. Scavanges copper to allow hemoglobin to be bound with iron.

A metaloprotein, <thyroxine>, one of the thyroid hormones, is the major iodine-carrying protein for storage and use of iodine. Copper competes with iodine.

- When copper is high in tissues we cannot make hemoglobin.

Iron is bound mostly at the bone marrow. Copper is bound at the liver. High liver-copper levels are detected by liver biopsy, not often done, blood tests are not accurate, but, high liver-copper levels are found in fatty liver disease, liver damage and a host of chronic diseases of all forms and types.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the most common form, defined as a lipid disorder. Noted in diabetes, viral hepatitis, obesity.

     Ref: Secondary causes of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, PMID:22570680.

 - Wilson disease, defined as, "excess copper in tissues".

  • vomiting
  • itchiness
  • tremors
  • personality changes
  • seeing or hearing things that others do not
  • tinnitis
  • fatigue, abdominal pain
  • fluid retention, swollen abdomen, swollen legs, edema
  • problems with coordination, speech, swallowing
  • muscle stiffness
  • chronic liver disease, (jaundice, yellowing)
  • hepatic failure, hepatitis, inflammed, fatty liver
  • acute hemolysis, low hemoglobin, anemia
  • psychiatric illness,
  • neurological dysfunction,
  • angina, heart pain,
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • acute and chronic inflammation
  • lymphoma, lymph cancer

- Other copper / zinc illnesses.

  • autism
  • dementia 
  • bi-polar disorder
  • mood disorders
  • anxiety
  • memory loss
  • numb feet
  • skin pigment disorders

Wilson disease, high tissue copper, can begin from birth but signs and symptoms often develop after age 5 or anytime later in life. The severity of symptoms range similar to the autism spectrum disorders. Testing requires a liver biopsy, urine and blood tests.

Symptoms of autism and Alzeheimer's disease are similar:

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- Standard therapy for Wilson disease, high tissue copper, is zinc.

Re-stated:

- Germs require copper to live. Mammals require zinc to live. Simple biology of life; what more can I say about this? Read on.

   Ref: Georgia Tech Biological Sciences, Biology 1520

Germs are the root cause of disease but the copper / zinc balance is key to a good and long life.

Zinc needs a metaloprotein to bind for transport through the blood and into tissues.

There are many types of zinc supplements.

  1. Zinc-Glutamate, the most common on the shelf. Unfortunately none (zero) is absorbed from the stomach.
  2. Zinc-Picolinate, used often in shampoo
  3. Zinc-Citrate,
  4. Zinc-Acetate,
  5. Zinc-Orotate,
  6. Zinc-Oxalate,
  7. Zinc-Glycinate, glycine, an amino acid
  8. Zinc-Oxide,
  9. Zinc-Sulfate,