High copper can trigger a depletion in Zinc and Magnesium , which causes insufficient hydrochloric acid production in the stomach. This results in a poor appetite, nausea, and poor ability to digest tough fibres founds in meat products. This often causes the person to lean towards a vegetarian diet. Zinc and Copper exist in a seesaw type relationship , so more Zinc is needed to reduce Copper. Animal products are a much better source of Zinc than plant foods, so a vegetarian or vegan diet can often feed into the same high-copper process.