Copper is a trace element involved in a wide range of biological processes vital to sustain life. Yet – as with many other metal ions – it is toxic when present in excessive quantities, especially for those with copper-sensitive disorders such as Wilson’s disease.
Looking at the complex interplay of exogenous and endogenous toxicity and the gut microbiota.
N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is a known precursor for glutathione (GSH). This study looked at the impact of NAC on GSH status for detoxification in older populations.
The human body is being bombarded by toxins on a daily basis and what's more overwhelming is: what can we do about it and where do we start? This is exactly what Tabitha McIntosh does everyday in clinical practice, today she shares her insights with FX Medicine.
Founder of Quicksilver Scientific – and former organic farmer! – Dr Shade opened his laboratory in 2005 to provide heavy metal and mercury speciation testing primarily to the environment sector. Ten years on, his team specialises in superior liposomal delivery systems, mercury testing and blood metal testing for human health.
Growing up in rural New South Wales gave Sarah Lantz a grounded appreciation of food. A connection to food origins is something most of society has now lost, but its an area Sarah is passionate about. Her love for nutritious, local, wholesome food combined with her formal qualifications as a Nutritionist, and her concerns about the abundant and unregulated use of chemicals during food production gave her the perfect springboard to research the toxins transmitted between mother and baby. Suffice to say, analysis of cord blood led to some startling revelations!