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April 22, 2023

Calcium Shell, Copper Toxicity and their Connection to Hormone Imbalance

with podcast guest

Sara Korzeniewski


Sara Korzeniewski is a registered dietitian and functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner. She suffered from hormone and digestive symptoms for years with few recommendations for relief. Being in the wellness field she knew there had to be more going on and was determined to find a solution. She started studying functional medical nutrition therapy and through functional lab work, nutrition, and lifestyle was finally able to find long term answers to her symptoms. Now she and her team help frustrated women dig to the root causes of their health issues and understand the connection between hormones and gut health.

In this episode, we talk about why you can’t supplement yourself out of a problem, what you need to know about calcium shell, why most types of birth control can lead to copper toxicity, the relationships between various vitamins and minerals, how this all ties in with female hormones, and so much more!

This episode is brought to you by Harness Your Hormones, my 28 Day Program To Reset And Rebalance Your Hormones.


  • What inspired Sara to help women solve their health issues
  • Why it can be difficult to find the support you need
  • Looking at supplementation and lifestyle as two parts of a whole
  • The role of minerals in your body
  • Why you need to consider nutrient relationships
  • The connection between hormones and minerals
  • Why Sara isn’t a big fan of multivitamins
  • How Sara prefers Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis over blood testing for minerals
  • Why there’s no quick-fix heavy metal detoxification
  • Contributing factors that drive the calcium shell
  • Symptoms associated with a calcium shell
  • Sara’s recommendation for where you can start to support yourself
  • How birth control can create copper toxicity


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