Greg Mapp is one of the founders of Mirikai, the revolutionary drug detoxification facility situated on the Gold Coast. The centre is now government funded and has grown into one of the largest of such centres in Australia.
In part one of the two part series Greg takes us through the history of the clinic and how medical care of illicit drug detox commonly involves integrative therapies and judicial supplementation to manage symptoms experienced by patients.
In 2014, Volkan Sayin and other Swedish researchers claimed that vitamin E and N-acetyl-cysteine supplements could increase lung cancer in smokers.
N-acetyl-cysteine, commonly abbreviated to NAC, is a precursor of the amino acid L-cysteine and the antioxidant glutathione (GSH).
In today’s podcast Andrew is joined by dietician Belinda Reynolds. Belinda has over 15 years experience in Integrative Medicine. She is a senior educator and lecturer for BioCeuticals, and has a true gift for pulling clinically relevant information from research.
Today she takes us through extemporaneous dispensing of N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC). Her expert clinical knowledge reveals just how broad the use of this compound is outside the conventional medical uses for paracetamol (acetaminophen) toxicity and respiratory disease.