While detoxification begins with your diet and supplement regimen, there are additional therapies and nutrients that will be administered, designed to increase your rate of detoxification, i.e. improve liver function through the regulation of enzyme function.
Modernization has created many advantages to western cultures, but at a price: the proliferation of pollution, radiation and contaminants in our food and water supply mean that we are virtually surrounded by substances / molecules characterized by toxic impact on the human body.
Our bodies are designed with systems whose purpose is to neutralize the threat of an insupportable toxic burden; these systems are ‘ignited’ by specific nutrients required by the master organ and which are key for liver detoxification.
These nutrients are crucial for adequate liver function and effective detoxification, however, many chemicals as well as cancer treatment drugs are known to impair and inhibit some of these functions. The end result: defective detoxification and in an increase in the toxic burden. It is also important to understand that detoxification does not work in isolation. It requires careful understanding of the different substances that will help the body recuperate and fight back diseases.
The liver plays a key role in most metabolic processes, neutralizing
Toxic products “detoxification” produced by our body or from the environment. During the detoxification process, the liver filters the blood to remove large toxins, synthesizes and secretes bile full of cholesterol and fat-soluble toxins and enzymatically breaks down unwanted chemicals, it usually happens in two phases, during phase one, the body directly neutralizes a toxin or those unwanted chemicals which may be toxic if allowed to accumulate, to convert intermediate forms much more chemically active and therefore more toxic that are then processed during phase II by the enzymes.
Phase I of the detoxification process
It involves the participation of 50 to 100 enzymes which, together are referred to as P450 cytochrome whose activity varies from one individual to another depending on their genetics, exposure to toxins and nutritional status. A significant side effect of this phase is the production of free radicals during the neutralization of toxins. Without adequate antioxidant defenses, whenever a toxin is neutralized by the liver, damage occurs as a result of these free radicals. The antioxidant used to neutralize free radicals is glutathione ; glutathione is very necessary in one of the dominant processes of Phase II.
Phase II of the detoxification process
During this Phase, the functional oncology team will work in supporting the liver via the following elements and treatments:
Glutathione is a tripe tide (very small protein) that plays a key role in liver detoxification, acting as a ‘scavenger’ of destructive free radicals and therefore essential for liver support
Glutathione metabolism is able to play both protective and pathogenic roles. It is crucial in the removal and detoxification of carcinogens, and alterations in this pathway, and can have a profound effect on healthy cell survival.
Alpha lipoid acid
Lipoid acid plays an important role in metabolism or the way that cells process chemicals in the body. Regarded as a powerful antioxidant, Alpha-lipoid acid strengthens the effects of other antioxidants (such as vitamins C and E) and regenerates antioxidants used up in the fight against free radicals.
Alpha-lipoid acid inhibits genes that trigger cancer cells to grow, and it is widely recommended as a complementary therapy to prevent or relieve some side effects of conventional cancer treatments.
In addition to providing toxin protection, N-acetyl cysteine is a selective immune system enhancer.
N-acetyl cysteine helps the body convert and synthesize glutathione, an amino acid compound that consists of glycine, L-glutamic acid, and L-cysteine, and is found in every cell. While glycine and L-glutamic acid are plentiful in our diets, the amount of glutathione our bodies can produce is limited by their store of cysteine, which sometimes is in short supply. Supplementation with N-acetyl cysteine thus helps the body produce glutathione at more beneficial levels.
Ozonated Colon Cleansing
Colon cleansing therapy with ozone has an anti-helminthic action; that is, parasites are removed. The concentration of ozone in the water will determine the effectiveness of the cleanse.
Ozonated water used during the enema will absorb into the old encrusted waste products that are lining the intestinal walls. The oxidizing and bubbling action will breakup the old fecal waste quicker than the other methods. The O3 oxidizes the bad bacteria, viruses, toxins, and parasites on contact before re-absorbing into the walls of the colon. Most of the bad odors are also controlled as the toxins and debris is eliminated out of the rectum.
Action of the activated oxygen will act as an alkalizing or neutralizing agent to these foreign invaders that have taken up residence in the colon. Oxygenation of the blood will restore its pH so the bodies electrolytes can function properly. When the bodies chemistry is balanced, proper tissue and organ function will be restored.
Activated oxygen absorbs through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream if the colon walls are free of debris. Tingling sensation is felt throughout as the ozone is circulated in the blood and purifying it at the same time. The increased amount of oxygen in the blood is highly energizing and restores bad circulation.
Ozone oxidizes the plaque in arteries and restores flexibility to red blood cells, which eliminates clumping in tiny capillaries.
Ozone is one potent immune system stimulant that can also help to restore the bodies own defenses, thereby making it possible to resist some of these intrepid viruses. Of course, building back the immune system depends on the complete program, including thorough detoxification with self-cleansing. So, when given in conjunction with any program through self-cleansing, lymphatic massage, supplementation, and other adjunctive therapies that stimulate the oxidative process, Ozone can do miraculous things. And, it is up to all of us, patients and doctors alike, to demand access to this incredible healing substance.
Extra corporeal filtering
“Extra corporeal” means, literally, “outside the body”. This filtering therapy takes place externally through the use of perfusion: blood is pumped out through a central line, passing through a UV light and filter to remove cellular debris and microorganisms.
Transdermal Ozone therapy
Transdermal Ozone, also known as hyper thermic ozone and transcutaneous ozone therapy, is a method in which ozone is introduced into the body via the skin while sitting in a hot steam cabinet. As the pores of the skin open as a result of being surrounded by the warm steam, ozone enters the body trans dermally (i.e. via the skin). The ozone then penetrates the blood, lymph and fat. By allowing ozone in and toxins out via the sweating process that is induced, transdermal ozone therapy is one of the most powerful methods of detoxifying and oxygenating the body in existence.
Transdermal application of ozone combined with hyperthermia in the steam cabinet is the treatment of choice for most cancers (except brain cancer, which can be treated with ozone insufflation in the ear at 1/32 l/m). Cancer cells are tightly packed as they try to force their way in between other cells, and they are thus less able to shed heat.
This accounts for the effect that heat stress has in killing cancer. Both heat stress and ozone kill cancer, so this treatment offers the best opportunity to eliminate cells, which are fermenting sugar anaerobically, halt metastasis and restore healthy aerobic function.
Because of its negative charge, and the positive charge of cancer cells (due to the lack an enzyme coating) ozone is able to seek out and destroy all the cancer cells with more certainty than the surgeon’s crude scalpel. In addition, ozone will oxidize the toxins, which caused the original problem, and thus prevent recurrence of the problem. This is in contrast to chemotherapy which is massively immune-suppressive, and radiation which itself causes cancer.
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