1. Avoid Excessive Amounts of Copper
Copper is a mineral that benefits the body through its effects on energy production, iron metabolism, and the manufacture of brain neurotransmitters. However, an excess of copper can have severe and harmful health consequences. Studies suggest copper may play a role in the development of dementia. If your home has copper pipes, you may be at risk for the high copper levels that may trigger Alzheimer’s disease. In this case, you may want to test your water for high levels of copper. The Water Systems Council website is a good place to start if you are looking for water testing resources.