p8WHY DID I NEED TO DETOX?

In my previous posts I described my first practical experience with Anti-Aging medicine. The preparatory step was to do the labs in order to establish a “baseline” and make sure there are no contraindications to participate in the program. The next stage involved liver detoxification. Today I am going to tell you more about the procedure – why it was important and necessary.

But first is a brief follow up after a few weeks off my detox program:

–  I lost 8 lbs.

–  My complexion became much better

–  I am now blessed with refreshing sleep

–  I can now feel more energy in my body

–  My stamina improved and I can now accomplish more with my time

–  As a side effect, I discovered new foods that I seldom or never had used before and now I enjoy them as part of my everyday diet.

How does this work?

The key in the liver detoxification system is the process called “methylation”. Scientifically speaking, it converts body toxins from unstable, insoluble or fat-soluble molecules into more soluble and more stable molecules, so that the body could eliminate them easily and rapidly through the bile or kidneys. This is a way for the body to get rid of potentially toxic compounds, including carcinogens. For simplicity, imagine an old grille or frying pan with a lot of greasy deposits that stick to the surface and couldn’t be cleaned with regular water. But if you pour in some cleaning solution overnight, then the whole mess could be easily washed away.

Fortunately, we don’t have to use any alcohol or harsh chemicals. With a little help and special diet our body is able to produce what is necessary to clean up the liver through the “methylation” process and maintain it in better shape using the ingredients from regular food.

If you would like more details, here are some reasons why the methylation is essential are:

  • To produce vital molecules such as Co Q-10 and Carnitine.
  • To switch DNA on and off. This is achieved by activating and deactivating genes by methylation. This is essential for gene expression and protein synthesis
  • To produce myelin for the brain and nervous system.
  • To determine the rate of synthesis of glutathione, which is essential for detoxification.
  • To control sulphur metabolism of the body, not just glutathione but also cysteine, taurine and sulphate. This is an important process for detoxification.
  • As part of folic acid metabolism. This also switches on synthesis of new DNA and RNA.
  • For normal immune function. The overall effect here is that if the methylation cycle doesn’t work, the immune system malfunctions, the detoxification system malfunctions, our ability to heal and repair is reduced and the anti-oxidant system malfunctions.

There are many more benefits which I will address in my next post.

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