|Cu (copper) and Fe (iron) are more or less in balance.|
The body has many ingenious methods for combating infection. In the case of parasitic and bacterial infection, one defense mechanism is to deprive the invader of life-giving iron (Fe). Without Fe, these creatures can not thrive and multiply with their usual vigour. Consequently weakened by this deprivation, the body is better able to win the battle, or at least, contain it.
|Fe has risen significantly relative to Cu, indicating a|
possible chronic infection in the body.
|Fe is again in balance with Cu several months following|
treatment for a dental abscess.
If you look at my HTMA of August 2009 and compare with the next just a few months later, there is significant increase in cellular Fe relative to Cu. Having eliminated the possibility of a parasitic infection, my attention turned to the next highest possibility: dental abscess. I consulted my brother, a dentist, and sure enough - he found the tell-tale signs of an abscess deep alongside a molar. Digging deep, a stinky reservoir of puss was released!
A few months later, I produced a career best in a mountain bike race over 40km. I put this down, in part, to the release of oxygen delivering Fe back into the circulation, giving me a welcomed energy boost. Refer to the third HTMA above which indicates that there is no longer an ongoing infection in my body. I feel damn good!