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Food therapy for detox

Food therapy for detox

To help “reboot” and balance detoxification and elimination pathways it is important to focus on the following priorities:

1. Reduce toxic exposure
2. Reboot Phase 1 enzyme systems
3. Support phase 2 conjugation reactions
4. Maintain healthy elimination pathways

Reduce toxic exposure through clean eating

• Avoid artificial colours, flavours, preservatives and excipients in anything consumed orally and also topical preparations like cosmetics, hair dyes etc.
• Avoid heating plastics and storing foods in plastics
• Clean eating and lifestyle
• Eat organic and biodynamic when possible

Reboot phase 1 enzymes

Broccoli, broccoli sprouts, Brussels sprouts, pak choy, bok choy, radishes, kale, watercress, coriander, rosemary, pomegranate, grapefruit, green tea, white tea, Schisandra beries, st. mary’s thistle, milk thistle, silymarin, silybin, sesame seeds, turmeric, tomato paste, berries, cherries, and lingonberry.

Support phase 2 conjugation reactions

B complex vitamins especially folic acid, b12, b6; zinc and selenium, brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, Kelp, protein foods to supply amino acids glycine, taurine, cysteine, glutamine, Trimethylglycine (aka betaine not betaine HCl), N-acetyl-cysteine.

Maintain healthy elimination

Keep bowels regular with fibre and probiotics; calcium-d-glucarate, kelp, keep fluid moving with diuretics like celery seed, rosella, dandelion leaf, asparagus, buchu. Exercise. Saunas and steam rooms.

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2 replies to “Food therapy for detox”

  1. When you say ‘plastics’, are you referring to all plastics or just ones that aren’t BPA for example?

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