The word “detox” has taken on a much broader and more dynamic meaning over the past two decades. It now encompasses the removal of both the everyday physical and emotional toxins of life.
Dr Mark Donohoe postulates that low thyroid function may purely be a state of hibernation to slow function and thus minimise potential for health damaging effects. An interesting and informative podcast that challenges the usual paradigms of thyroid treatment strategy.
Dysbiotic gut bacteria have an impact on paracetamol and other drugs' safety lending credence to the clinical relevance of conducting Liver Detoxification Profiles in patients.
The human detoxification system is a delicate and complex process involving three distinct phases. However, it is only very recently that we have elucidated the function and significance of Phase III. We now understand that any successful therapeutic management of detoxification requires us to restore, manage and augment this phase, which can then have profound implications for health and resilience.
Even though the liver is considered the primary organ of detoxification, the integrity of the intestinal epithelial barrier must not be underestimated. The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is a major site for dealing with toxic burden. Over the course of a lifetime, the GIT processes more than 25 tonnes of food, which represents the largest load of antigens and toxins confronting the human body.
With the benefit of over two decades of experience to look back on, Dr Mark Donohoe takes us through the changing face of detoxification.
In this episode of the podcast we're joined by Beth Bundy to cover the importance of the liver in detoxification and how the integrative medicine practitioner approaches assessing liver function.
Without detoxification processes, the body would rapidly fall victim to the plethora of exogenous and endogenous toxins that constantly threaten our health.