What supplements do you need to stop taking and what minerals do you need to increase in your diet to increase ceruloplasmin & begin calming your nervous system?  I am going to give you the very basic first 4 things to do.  If you did nothing else than these 4 things, you would probably still notice a difference within a few months.  You don’t need a life overhaul, and you will probably find these things don’t add more than a few minutes to your day.

Before I move forward, this post is a supplement to the Hormone’s & Nutrition Video Series I did on YouTube and my Instagram page.   It explains step-by-step the root cause of the stacking endocrine health problems of:

  • adrenal fatigue,
  • PCOS,
  • insulin resistance,
  • thyroid dysfunction,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • calcium nodules &
  • some arthritis.

In case you are wondering why I am talking about nutrition and hormones, I am a biblical counselor, but I do take a holistic (not new age) approach to mental and physical care.  I see the evidence that the physical affects the spiritual and vice-a-versa.  That is why I take the time to teach and share so much about nutrition as well as conflict management.  If the devil can keep us sick, tired and anxious, he doesn’t have to trip us up in sin to get us out of the fight.

You can watch the first video in that series below.



Before I go any further in this topic, I want to give some warnings.  First, I am not a medical doctor and I am not giving you medical advice or asking you to go off any prescriptions.  I would encourage you to talk to your doctor about the things you are learning and get their feedback or if they are familiar with ceruloplasmin’s role in the mitochondria, endocrine and nervous system.

Here are some other big holes I see people fall into when they are on the journey of eating for nutrition.  Be careful.


An obsession with eating foods that are healthy and a fear of eating foods that aren’t “pure”.

I see this manifesting itself in people who take an all-or-nothing approach to things.  They need to source their foods from organic farm to table.  They need to know that the beef is grass fed and finished.  They must eat eggs from chicken that were free range and able to eat the best of bugs.  Their vegetables were not only organic, but the organic pest avoidance wasn’t one of those loop hole “organic” labels that were still chemical laden. 

If their children go to a friend’s house, or church, or a birthday party … snacks from home must be provided lest they defile their purest food base.  Do you get the picture?

Let me tell you quickly of Darlene Deibler Rose in a Japanese prison camp in solitary confinement.  Two stories stick out to me.  The time she was handed her meal for the day and it was old grains with maggots.  She resolved that if this was how the Lord was going to provide her protein that she would eat the maggots and all.  The second story was when she was longing for a banana (an impossibility in her situation.)  One day, for no particular reason, she was given so many bananas in her cell that they went bad before she could eat them all.  She ate them still … including the final black and dried peel.

God said that He would bless the food He provides.  Do you best at being a good steward of your body and trust God to fill in the gaps.

Daily Diet Perfection vs. A Balanced Diet Viewpoint

You will never get everything you need in your diet in one day.

It just isn’t realistic to look at how much you need of every mineral and vitamin and then systematically pick the foods that will reach those goals for the day and those same ones day in and day out.  You probably would end up with more food on your plate than your body frame could handle calorically.

But what you can do is go to the store and buy a broad variety of ingredients that you know contain the nutrients you need in varying levels.  Then mix and match them into meals you enjoy.  If you truly are putting your money towards nourishing grains, dairy, eggs, proteins, fats, sugars and produce of every color in the rainbow, than you will probably reach your body’s needs.  Just make sure you exclude and include the 4 things that you need to do to build ceruloplasmin and calm your nervous system.



Listening to the “Expert’s Advice”

Removing food groups & losing God’s balance in food

It’s almost laughable at this point at how often “the experts” have been wrong about food.  It comes from an evolutionistic mindset that we are becoming better and with our knowledge we can perfect or improve upon nature.  But I will say it over and over that even if the earth is cursed, the closer we get our food to how God makes it the better we will be.

I have spent quite a bit of time looking at the nutrients in different foods and their balance of fats, proteins, carbohydrates.  Sorry macro counters, a high fat content is in most meats and 30 grams of protein in every meal isn’t necessary for blood sugar balance.

I delved into which vitamins were “best friends” with other vitamins. 

I studied to see which fat soluble vitamins were in foods with a higher fat content.  It’s like God did it on purpose. 😉

I examined anti-nutrients in plants and the “negative health effects” of meat, dairy, PUFA’s, nuts, legumes, nightshades and pretty much … well, we can’t eat anything now.

I pondered why calcium goes hand-in-hand with magnesium, potassium, B vitamins and vitamin k2 in raw milk. 

I considered that God talked about rain in harvest being a bad thing for grains, and that the disciples grabbed raw corn off the stalk, but apparently “our ancestors” soaked every grain in existence before consuming them.  

I noted that Jesus ate grains, meat, honeycomb and would’ve eaten figs before they were “in season” if they were on that pesky tree.

And I wondered why the fatted calf of the Bible (obviously grain fed) was considered a good thing.

Do you know what I found out?  Experts tend to become micro-focused on why certain foods (or fats) are bad and lose sight of this one question “Why did God make it that way?”  

In fact, when it comes to the foods God made, one thing is consistent in the research.  You will see the words “when eaten in high amounts.”  Which actually means, when moderation ends and extremes and excess begin … there will be negative effects to someone’s health.

My recommendation is this, we need to get back in the kitchen and learn how to cook real meals with our families.  Chop vegetables.  Bake bread.  Sit around the table and talk about our days.  Make a special dessert for a special occasion and not every occasion.  (Side note: when food takes time to prep, moderation is easier.)  Mom’s be the “domestic support” and take the time to make the food from scratch and teach the skills to the next generation and the next.

With that in mind, I have my personal ingredient & pantry staples below and our Five Week Meal Plan and Family Recipes that I add every quarter.  I want us to love the healing element of nutrition, home and the calm pace of real cooking.  

Enough of that now.  Those 4 steps I mentioned in the video series are below the free printables.  



  1.  High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS lowers Liver Copper & Raises Liver Iron) and is a proliferator of insulin resistance.
  2. Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate.  Food based vitamin C complex is the copper delivery system through our body.   (Ascorbic Acid disrupts the copper and Cp bond)


  1. Retinol & Copper Combo – Copper is dependent upon Retinol (not beta-carotene) to be placed into ceruloplasmin. You can find it in high levels in beef liver, cooked oysters.  Desiccated beef liver tablets are a good option if you can afford it.  We make pork / beef liver jerky on the smoker and eat 1 stick a day per person.
  2. Start Magnesium Supplements to lower ACTH and Cortisol (slowly build to 5 gms per pound of body weight and more when under stress). We take a Magnesium Gold supplement by Nutrigold.