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Calculate Zinc, Copper and Ceruloplasmin ratios from blood tests

Following on from my recent post about the issues with copper overload, I wanted to share this information about how to calculate ratios of Zinc, Copper and Ceruloplasmin from blood tests as I have found it helpful. It allowed me to confirm my suspicion that copper may have been causing a lot of my symptoms by allowing me to work out how much unbound copper was floating around in my body as well as my zinc/copper ratio.


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Keto Desserts: What Recipes Are In The Book?

There seems to be a growing interest in the Guilt Free Desserts recipe book and to be honest, I’m not surprised. When people realise that they can literally ‘have their cake and eat it too’ without expanding their waistlines or raising their blood sugar, and that they can eat delicious cakes and dessert without the guilt, they want to know more.

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Banana Flour: Gluten Free And Paleo Friendly

I don’t know about you, but discovering new healthy foods just gets me a bit excited. A wee while back, a visit to one of my favourite shops (a bulk food store that sells lots of yummy, healthy stuff) provided me with the discovery of another food that I’d never seen before – Banana Flour!


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