From: “The Copper Revolution: Healing with Minerals,” January 10, 2022, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Q6D3R7B
Nephritis – “A condition in which the tissues in the kidney become inflamed and have problems filtering waste from the blood.”
Nephrotic syndrome / nephrosis – “kidney disease, especially when characterized by edema and the loss of protein from the plasma into the urine due to increased glomerular permeability”
Copper is an anti-inflammatory. Copper is good for the kidneys, and copper deficiency is not good for the kidneys.
Copper only becomes toxic to the kidneys in cases of suicide by copper sulfate, at doses up to 20,000 mg.
So, the key question then, is copper toxic to the kidneys at normal levels, or only at very high levels?
What about copper deficiency and kidney disease?
What does copper do for the rest of the body? What body part would not benefit from better nerves, better blood supply, and better hormone production?
Here are 5 sources saying copper deficiency is implicated in kidney disease:
“A low amount of copper could mean that you have: Kidney disease”
Selected Nutrients for Kidney Health
Decreased levels of the trace elements, copper, zinc and selenium, are often found in patients with kidney disease and those on dialysis…. kidney patients should have adequate amounts of trace minerals as delineated by the KDOQI Guidelines.”
Evaluation of serum Zinc and Copper in children with chronic kidney disease
Kids with kidney disease had the lowest copper levels, group A: “As regard Cu level it was
(89.3 ± 15.1 μg/dL) in group A,
(95.6 ± 16.2 μg/dL) in group B, while it was
(116.6 ± 13.6 μg/dL) in group C which is significantly higher than in children with CKD (p < 0.05).”
Copper deficiency in kidney patients:
11 Amazing Healing Benefits of Drinking Water in a Copper Vessel
“Copper has properties that help kill harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation within the stomach, making it a great remedy for ulcers, indigestion and infections. Copper also helps cleanse and detox your stomach, regulates the working of your liver and kidneys, and proper elimination of waste and ensures the absorption of nutrients from food.”
Which is the cause, which is the effect? Does low copper cause kidney disease, or does kidney disease cause low copper?
Many times, kidney disease is caused by diabetes. And what is diabetes caused by? Class? Anyone? That’s right. Copper deficiency!
Diabetes – A Major Risk Factor for Kidney Disease
“About 30 percent of patients with Type 1 (juvenile onset) diabetes and 10 to 40 percent of those with Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes eventually will suffer from kidney failure.”
Other causes of kidney disease:
“Diseases and conditions that cause chronic kidney disease include:
–Type 1 or type 2 diabetes
–High blood pressure
–Glomerulonephritis (gloe-mer-u-low-nuh-FRY-tis), an inflammation of the kidney’s filtering units (glomeruli)
–Interstitial nephritis (in-tur-STISH-ul nuh-FRY-tis), an inflammation of the kidney’s tubules and surrounding structures
–Polycystic kidney disease or other inherited kidney diseases
–Prolonged obstruction of the urinary tract, from conditions such as enlarged prostate, kidney stones and some cancers
–Vesicoureteral (ves-ih-koe-yoo-REE-tur-ul) reflux, a condition that causes urine to back up into your kidneys
–Recurrent kidney infection, also called pyelonephritis (pie-uh-low-nuh-FRY-tis)”
Let’s look at this list again, given what we have already established in this book:
Type 1 or type 2 diabetes — caused by copper deficiency
High blood pressure — caused by copper deficiency
Glomerulonephritis (gloe-mer-u-low-nuh-FRY-tis), an inflammation of the kidney’s filtering units (glomeruli) — inflammation is caused by copper deficiency.
Interstitial nephritis (in-tur-STISH-ul nuh-FRY-tis), an inflammation of the kidney’s tubules and surrounding structures — inflammation is caused by copper deficiency.
Polycystic kidney disease or other inherited kidney diseases — possible copper deficiency, as copper deficiency can be inherited if the mother is copper deficient.
Prolonged obstruction of the urinary tract, from conditions such as enlarged prostate, kidney stones and some cancers — caused by copper deficiency, as copper helps keep calcium in the bones, not in the soft tissues such as the kidney. Other things that help put calcium into the bones are silica, boron, magnesium, Vitamin K, and Niacin. In contrast, Vitamin D and fluoride weaken the bones.
Vesicoureteral (ves-ih-koe-yoo-REE-tur-ul) reflux, a condition that causes urine to back up into your kidneys — unknown if copper deficiency.
Recurrent kidney infection, also called pyelonephritis (pie-uh-low-nuh-FRY-tis)” — infections caused by copper deficiency.
Six out of 8 causes of kidney disease listed by the Mayo Clinic are copper deficiency symptoms!
Furthermore, kidneys are major detox organs. Copper is the major detox mineral, as copper is needed to make at least 5 detoxing enzymes.
You know what I’m about to say…
You now know more about how copper cures and prevents kidney damage than most nephrologists.