Copper deficiency and aneurysms


Well, we’ve all heard of copper mines and their market ups and downs. But how many people realize that copper deficiency and aneurysms are closely related?

Yes, minute amounts of copper (Cu) are needed by all of our bodies.

Copper is essential to all living organisms. In today’s world, deficiency is widespread. Four to six of a hundred of every Americans autopsied died of a ruptured aneurysm.

An additional 40 percent have aneurysms that have not yet ruptured, according to and the Oregon State Linus Pauling Institute at

Many people reading this article have a relative or friend who suffered or died from an aneurysm. I have.  One old, who died, and one middle-aged and far too young to have an aneurysm.

Dr. Joel Wallach, author of the book, Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, states unequivocally—copper deficiency causes ruptured aneurysms.

So, where does copper (Cu) come from?

It is found in igneous rocks, shale, sandstone, limestone, fresh water, sea water, soil (which is strongly absorbed by humus, which is natural plant and animal decomposition), marine plants, land plants, crustaceans, mollusks and land animals (found primarily in the liver).

Important nutrients once were mostly provided naturally. But our world is no longer natural.

The best food sources today are:

Shell fish, seeds (sunflower seeds best), nuts (particularly cashews, almonds, peanuts and peanut butter), liver, kidney and dry legumes (lentils, bean, mushrooms, kale, dried fruit, avocadoes, fermented soy, goat cheese and pure semi-sweet dark chocolate.

But we always have to keep in mind that things have changed since 50 years ago when nature and clean seas and soils were taken for granted—to 30 years and 20 years ago when oceans and soils started being drastically polluted and scientists discovered that much soil life and sea life were constantly sickening and diminishing in tiny but important nutrients provided.

Symptoms of copper deficiency include:

White hair, gray hair, dry, brittle hair, hernias, varicose veins, aneurysms, Kawasaki disease (congenital aneurysms), arthritis, liver cirrhosis, cerebral palsy, hypo/hyper thyroid, blind rage, explosive outbursts, learning disabilities, birth defects, high blood cholesterol, reduced glucose tolerance and prenatal problems.

So, why is copper so important to the body?

Copper enzymes regulate physiologic pathways such as energy production, iron metabolism, connective tissue maturation and neuro-transmission.

A copper deficiency can cause dysfunction in blood cells, bone and connective tissue abnormalities, neurologic disorders and many other afflictions.

We all need to learn more about the minerals and other nutrients whose absence are contributing to the many ‘lifestyle’ diseases we are seeing today.

Begin by recognizing that a little known micro-mineral such as adequate copper can prevent you or your loved one from suffering an aneurysm.

Many soils are now depleted of the minerals and living organisms that provided the nutrients we need.

And follow up with the dedication to see that you and your loved ones have the appropriate food and (whole food only) supplements to fill the gaps created by a modern system gone awry.

Copper deficiency equals aneurysms is only ONE of the numerous health-threatening nutrient deficiencies modern people are experiencing. Copper deficiency can also lead to impaired immune function, bone demineralization and increased risks of cardiovascular and neuro-degenerative diseases.

All of this can add up to copper deficiency’s role in aneurysms (and other afflictions) that may affect you and someone you love.

First you need to recognize that the Standard American Diet is your enemy if you care about your health and that of your family.

Learn why.

And if you are reading this site you will be interested in learning about the little known minerals, micro-minerals and other nutrients that are essential to good health and whose deficiencies are leading to an unprecedented number of aneurysms and other chronic modern diseases.