Video Library

This page includes a number of educational videos on HTMA, copper toxicity, and minerals in general.  The page is divided into 4 main color-coded sections...

  • Mineral Moments Series

    Short 3 to 5 minute videos discussing some of the key nutrients and other mineral-related topics.

  • Copper Toxicity Discussions

    Various interviews and discussions with fellow experts on copper toxicity





  • Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

    Benefits and history of HTMA, includng unique historical perspectives from Dr. Malter, PhD.

  • Copper Toxicity Movie

    In this full length documentary, I sit down with several  leading experts in minerals, HTMA, and copper toxicity. The compilation of information in this film, including stories from those affected, serves as a powerful educational tool on the topic and is a call for greater education, both at the medical level, as well as that which is passed on to patients and the public. 

Mineral Moments Series

Magnesium & Calcium


The effect of magnesium and calcium on bone health, reasons for magnesium deficiency, and why blood tests usually miss this imbalance.

Advancing the Way we View Health and Nutrition


A brief look at how greater emphasis on bio-individual nutrition and minerals can be used to address a variety of health conditions.

Vitamin D 


While natural Vitamin D is healthy for us all, contrary to popular myth supplementing with Vitamin D pills can actually be quite harmful.



A brief look at the importance of iodine and why people have been led to fear it.



Potassium is one of the most important nutrients in our body, yet almost everyone is deficient. Learn why this goes unrecognized, and how it can affect health.

Copper and Zinc


A quick overview of why many are overloaded with copper (copper toxicity), deficient in zinc, and how this imbalance affects health.

A Caveat If You're Taking Vitamins


How people, when they take most vitamins sold out there, could be making their body more nutritionally deplete.

Copper vs Iron


Do we need more iron? More copper? While a small demographic can benefit with taking iron, the issue for most people stems from a copper imbalance, and supplementing more of either can be detrimental.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis


Dr Malter, PhD was one of the very first to successfully integrate HTMA into clinical psychology practice.  Taught directly by the pioneeers of HTMA-based nutritional balancing (Drs Eck & Watts), and with insight into HTMA spanning 4 decades, this video offers a rare look at the history of HTMA and why it's not more commonly used (ie: the reasons behind its suppression).


For 4 decades Dr Malter PhD has successfully applied HTMA into clinical practice for both psychology and nutrition, and today is considered one of the foremost experts in the field. In this video we discuss the early beginnings of HTMA for nutritional balancing, some of the efforts that have kept HTMA from becoming more well known, and the important tool it provides for intelligent detox and nutritional guidance.


Dr. Karen von Merveldt-Guevara is a German trained physician who combines her knowledge of modern medicine with orthomolecular medicine and the wisdom of ancient healing practices. With a profound understanding of biochemistry and minerals, and the ability to successfully adopt HTMA into her detox protocols, I have great respect for the work she does. In this interview she discusses her approach to detox, the importance of HTMA work, copper toxicity, and methylation


Rachel Neumann was also one of the very first to ever use HTMA in clinical practice. In this rare interview, she shares her background, her experience with copper toxicity and detoxing, the importance of using HTMA for informed healing protocols, and the mind-spirit-mineral connection.

Copper Toxicity Discussions


Rick Fischer and Dr. Robert Selig have both spent years researching copper toxicity, bringing about awareness, and supporting patients affected. In this video we discuss why copper toxicity is so poorly recognized, health implications, detox approaches, etc. [[Ricks side note on the necklace wardrobe malfunction- next time cameraman asks to swing necklace around back to avoid it hitting the mic, just take the darn thing off! :-P ]]


A short clip from discussion with Dr. Malter PhD on the mental health and relationship effects of copper toxicity.


A discussion on copper toxicity with Kirby Campos who herself dealt with copper toxicity and today together with Rick provides support for those affected.  In this video we discuss testing, eliminating the guilt surrounding the copper toxicity label, and creating a support network. 


Honored to be interviewed for the very first episode of the Human Optimization Podcast, in this interview with kettlebell world-champion and health/fitness coach Lisa Pitel-Killah, we discuss the health epidemic of copper toxicity and the important role of HTMA for nutritional mineral testing.


If you're on the copper IUD and having symptoms...

So many of the symptoms that arise from the copper IUD go unrecognized because doctors aren't generally trained to recognize the physical and psychological symptoms that arise when excess copper accumulates in the body. In addition, blood testing, which most are led to rely on, provides a poor indicator of copper status.


Rick Fischer is featured in the upcoming film documentary Inner U Diagnosed, in which he discusses how Copper IUDs are affecting women's health physically, mentally and hormonally.  Learn More about the Inner U Diagnosed film project at 

Copper Toxicity Movie



Rick has dedicated his life's work to supporting those affected by copper toxicity, and increasing nutritional education and awareness in this area.  This video is therefore a call for greater education, both at the medical level, as well as that which is passed on to patients and the public.  


In this full length film documentary, Rick sits down with several of today's leading experts in minerals, tissue analysis, and, especially, copper toxicity. The compilation of information in this film, including stories from those affected, serves as a powerful educational tool on the topic.  For ourselves, our children’s sake, and for those we care about, let’s pursue the advancement of nutritional education and awareness (such as what this film offers) in order to create a healthier world for all.

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