Dr. Stephanie Rimka is a holistic brain optimization specialist. She built Brain and Body Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia, where she focuses on neurotherapies to identify and address the root causes of mental illness, chronic illness, and learning disorders.
In this episode, Dr. Rimka shares how copper toxicity can cause postpartum depression. During pregnancy, our need for copper rises. It helps create new blood vessels for both mom and baby. After giving birth, however, it is important for our bodies to clear out excess copper quickly. If it hangs around, it can cause serious problems. Postpartum depression is one of those.
This is not a cause of PPD that your OB will know about. However, it is something that could easily be tested for before leaving the hospital. Listen in as Dr. Rimka shares about copper's role in the body, the importance during pregnancy, and how it contributes to PPD when your body can't get rid of it.
Dr. Rimka's website
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Nutrient Power- by William Walsh
PPD Help Resources:
Postpartum Support International
National Child and Maternal Health Education Program
*National Maternal Mental Health Hotline- 1-833-943-5746
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