What nutrients are required for Phase I detoxification?
What nutrients are required for Phase II detoxification?
Cysteine, Glycine, Glutamine (*for glutathione production - essential and most important antioxidant for neutralising free radicals*)
*also sulphur foods, the brassica family, curcumins (turmeric)
General liver function is impacted by ..... (list 4 points)
2) Saturated and Trans Fats
3) Drugs (both prescription and recreational)
4) Heavy metals
* to be more specific drug-wise - paracetamol, aspirin, NSAIDs
Why is glutathione important in detoxification?
Crucial step in Phase II detoxification pathway - it is the most important antioxidant for neutralising free radicals
Give examples of the brassica family
What does methylation detoxify?
*retarded by deficiencies in B12 and folic acid
List the 3 main categories of parasites.
1) Protozoa (single-celled organisms)
2) Nematodes (round worms and other worms)
3) Platyhelminthes (tapeworms and flukes)
What natural remedies would you give to somebody with a protozoa infestation?
Oil of Oregano
What 4 things would you give to somebody to prevent parasites?
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Apple Cider Vinegar
List the 6 heavy metals
What does chelate mean?
To create a ring-like complex, or in loose terms 'grab and bond to'
What would you give as part of a heavy metal detox?
Coriander (cilantro) - a mild chelator
Chlorella - chelator
Modified Citrus Pectin
Zinc (protects against cadmium and copper poisoning)
DHEA - define!
A hormone precursor to testosterone and oestrogen (among many other hormones). Synthesised from cholesterol and manufacturedin the adrenal glands.
Negatively affected by stress, cortisol is a direct competitor with DHEA. Healthy levels of DHEA can be maintained with regular fasting and exercise, good quality sleep, high quality nutrients and no stimulants
Who founded Tissue Salts?
Dr Wilhelm Heinrich Schussler
How many tissue salts are there?
12 mineral tissue salts
Who founded Bach flowers?
Dr Edward Bach
How many Bach flower remedies are there?
38 in total:
- 12 healers
- 7 helpers
- second 19
What is the typical dosage of Bach Remedies?
Dosage is minimum of 4 drops x 4 times daily
But you can take more often in acute situations!
What other methods can you take Bach Flower Remedies?
As a room spray
In the bath
In a massage oil
In a bottle of mineral water
In a cream
What is silica good for? (tissue salts)
For skin conditioning and cleansing pimples, spots and brittle nails.
1) Abscesses and boils
2) Splinters and foreign bodies
3) Clear blind pimples / spots
4) Chronic discharging wounds
Give 4 dietary sources of silica (*CLAS)
What is the dosage of tissue salts?
There is no simple 'correct dosage' as the amount needed is influenced by the type and severity of symptoms.
4 tablets dissolved under the tongue, x3 times daily before meals
Children (3+ years)
2 tablets dissolved under the tongue, x3 times daily before meals
Children (under 3 years and over 3 months)
1 tablet dissolved under tongue, x3 times daily before meals
What is the difference between colonic hydrotherapy and an enema?
- Must be performed by qualified practitioner
- Water is able to reach the ileocecal valve
- A number of washes are performed
- Has more of a re-educating, cleansing, toning function.
- Can be performed by self.- 1 litre only goes to approximately
the top of the descending colon
- The fluid is held for a period of time before evacuating
- Has more of a healing (mucous
membranes) and cleansing
What are the contraindications for colonics and enemas?
• All Inflammatory Bowel conditions.
• Bleeding or painful haemorrhoids.
• Liver disease.
• Kidney disease.
• Uncontrolled high blood pressure.
• Bowel / rectal carcinoma.
• Recent abdominal surgery (within 6 months).
• Inguinal or other abdominal hernias.
• Long-term steroidal use.
Where are tissue salts absorbed?
In the mouth *the most rapid absorption
What are the four types of toxins?
The following list of pathways are involved in which Phase of liver detoxification?