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Foods and Supplements to Balance Phase 1 and Phase 2 Liver Detoxification

Liver detox pathways and required nutrients
Last week I blogged about how the two phases of liver detoxification can get out of balance due to chronic exposure to toxins, for example, and how this can impact on a person's health. As discussed, the most common problem is that phase 1 speeds up and phase 2 cannot keep up - someone in this situation is known as a pathological detoxifier because of their increased risk for symptoms and disease. The previous blogs with more detailed information can be found at: Pathological Detoxifiers and Environmental Illness Detoxification Profile Results - The Pathological Detoxifier and Chronic Illness   Now I want to take a look at foods and supplements that pathological detoxifiers can use to balance their liver detoxification pathways and improve their health. Essentially what we want to do is slow down phase 1 while speeding up phase 2. There are many foods and supplements that can help. One...
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  • Maff
    Maff says #
    Yes, I'm not sure about SAMe being available IV to doctors and patients Tracy. I mentioned it to one nutritional medicine doctor I
  • Tracy Mac
    Tracy Mac says #
    Some of the studies of S-ame have been done using IV therapy so it is possible. Whether it is available commercially is another qu
  • Maff
    Maff says #
    I just remembered...I'm not sure if I've asked you before whether you've looked into phospholipid exchange (PLX) therapy? That is
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Pathological Detoxifier
  A little while ago a member posted in the forums about a subject which hasn't been addressed specifically on the site before - 'pathological detoxifiers'. I thought this subject deserved more attention as it can be a vital piece in the puzzle for those suffering from environmental illnesses including multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), and Gulf War syndrome. To define what it means to be a pathological detoxifier first we need to understand the basics of how liver detoxification works:   Liver Detoxification The detoxification of toxins by the liver basically occurs in two phases. Substances the liver must detoxify can be exogenous (from outside of the body) such as alcohol, drugs, pollutants, or endogenous (from inside the body) such as hormones. Most toxins are fat-soluble which means they are easily absorbed and stored in the body (particularly fatty tissues, including the brain), but are difficult to...
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  • adminv15
    adminv15 says #
    bolam56...my experience has been remarkably similar to yours. my particular MCS was made about 400% worse from allergy shots cont
  • Maff
    Maff says #
    Hi Heather, Welcome to the site and thank you for your excellent post! Sorry it has taken me so long to reply but I have been on
  • adminv15
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    Hi all! Just now finding this site and happy to see that there is a comprehensive discussion on the matter of us "pathological de
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Detoxification Profile Results - The Pathological Detoxifier and Chronic Illness

Detoxification Profile Results - Pathological Detoxifier
Following on from my blog - Pathological Detoxifiers and Environmental Illness which explained the process of detoxification in the liver and when someone might be termed a 'pathologicial detoxifier' - I wanted to share the results of my own Detoxification Profile and explain how the results related to my illness at the time and subsequent developments. The Detoxification Profile uses caffeine, paracetamol, and aspirin, to determine how well phase1 and some of the most important phase 2 liver detoxification pathways are functioning.   My Detoxification Profile Results     Interpretation As you can see, although my phase 1 is within the reference range, it is towards the upper end of normal. In combination with this my phase 2 glutathione conjugation is borderline low. The other phase 2 pathways are all what Genova ,I believe, now classes as high and indicates increased toxic exposure.  Other testing revealed my d-glucaric acid was high...
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  • adminv15
    adminv15 says #
    Hey Matt. I'm in a terrible situation - I've almost died a few times in the last 1.5 years from such severe CFS/MCS etc, which the
  • Maff
    Maff says #
    Hi Rick, Sorry to hear about your poor health. I can certainly sympathise with the frustration of needing expensive medical tests
  • adminv15
    adminv15 says #
    I need help with liver detoxification. Everytime I take any liver detoxing herbs or eat any liver detoxing foods I get a very bad