Are Your Toxins Plugging You Up? 

Volume 14 November, 2007  


   Many people experience aches and pains on a daily basis, telling themselves they must have arthritis, fibromyalgia,  or are just plain getting old.  Realize joint pains, muscle aches, fatigue and lethargy, chilliness, nervousness, inability to concentrate, indigestion/ heart burn, and constipation are symptoms your liver and other organs of detoxification may be plugged up!  Your channels of elimination are most likely blocked.

   Medical professionals treat symptoms.  We have all been brain washed into thinking that  symptoms are a bad sign,  associated with an illness, that must be tempered by a pill of some sort, to relieve the symptoms.  Symptoms should never be suppressed, as that is the way your body is sending out it's SOS signal of distress.!  

Instead of treating symptoms N.D.'s (naturopathic doctors) seek to find what is the root cause of the symptoms.  Many times the answer is that glutathione conjugation pathways are blocked! Glutathione is a protein responsible for detoxification, and also exerts a protective antioxidant presence in the body.

      Toxic chemicals, drugs, heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides are fat soluble, thus very difficult for the body to eliminate.  The body's primary way to eliminate fat-soluble compounds is by excreting them in the bile.  Unfortunately, ninety-nine percent of the bile, which includes the excreted toxins, are reabsorbed!  This is referred to as retox. 

    Fortunately the body can convert these fat-soluble toxins into water-soluble forms, via the body's glutathione reserves.  

     However, when glutathione reserves get used up, or are in short supply, the body cannot properly excrete toxins, which we are continually exposed to through our food, water, and environment.  Glutathione conjugation pathways thus become plugged up.  This results in chronic symptoms that come and go, but never really disappear.  

    Oral supplements of glutathione are not very effective, as they get digested, minimizing their effectiveness.  But there is good news!  Rectal suppositories which contain both coffee and glutathione are highly effective in keeping these detoxification pathways clear and operative.  The coffee increases glutathione levels in the body, and greatly assists in the conversion of the fat soluble toxins into water soluble waste, to be excreted by the kidneys.  The suppositories are readily absorbed through the rectal wall, supporting and enhancing glutathione reserves, so chronic toxicity can finally be eliminated.

    Naturopathic practitioners know that glutathione is key to  effective detoxification. Xenoplex Suppositories are available through my office.  I will be happy to test you with Xenoplex, if you suspect your persistent health issues may be related to low glutathione levels.