About Deb Tokarz

Deb Tokarz is a previous human resource professional who worked the majority of her twenty-five year career at a healthcare company. Studying industrial psychology, she has always been interested in learning and understanding human behavior. She transitioned from her corporate life to working on a personal quest to find answers to her unhappiness.

In her heart, she knew there was something causing her symptoms of depression, high anxiety and fatigue. With great determination (and a lot of trial and error), she didn’t stop searching until she finally discovered that copper toxicity had been the culprit.

Overcoming her painful past and getting her life back, Deb’s driving force and mission now is to create an awareness to prevent other women from the horror she experienced. She is a dedicated advocate for integrative medicine and targeted treatment.

Her bright light and continued personal triumphs inspire others to find balance and healing.


I grew up in Chicago on the second floor of a two-story brownstone. At that time I was known as Deborah Ann Sheesley. I had a good childhood with two older sisters and caring parents. The only challenge was in my teen years when suffering severe menstrual pain. Overall all, I was a happy-go-lucky girl and the reason my boss nicknamed “Smiley.” It was in my early 20’s, after starting the birth control pill, that negative changes started to happen. Suddenly, I found myself coping with unhappiness and despair and not knowing why.

As hormone changes like pregnancy and menopause arose, I became more unhappy. For fifteen years, I struggled and sought medical help for high anxiety, depression and fatigue. I felt like a failure as therapy didn’t help. I thought I was going crazy when antidepressants and a healthy diet made me worse. Unbeknownst to me and my doctors, I had a dysregulation and could not detox copper properly from my body.

My survival method—as copper created a path of destruction—was journaling my feelings. I have always found solace in expressing my feelings in writing. When I finally found doctors who discovered that I had copper toxicity, they told me I was lucky to be alive. Tearfully, I knew they were right. Knowing that other women may be suffering unexplained unhappiness and similar symptoms is why I share my experience.

Every time I tell my story, women confide in me how they too have had some unexplained emotional experience or fatigue. I hope to inspire women to start the conversation about copper overload with their doctors.

It’s been a long journey to healing, but my faith is restored. I am grateful to have found advanced nutrient therapy, which has eliminated the extra copper from my body, added necessary nutrients to balance my body chemistry, and changed my life. The veil of depression is lifted. I have clarity. My anxiety is under control, and with my stress relieving practices, I am renewed.

Renewal has brought me back with gratitude to my German roots. So don’t be surprised if you happen to see my name also as Deb Sheesley Tokarz!