By Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.
(c) 2003
Web Site: http://www.russellblaylockmd.com

The most important starting point of any detoxification program is to stop exposure to the toxin or toxins. This means avoiding even small amounts, since once sensitized to the toxin even minute amounts can produce full-blown toxicity. This is especially so with accumulative toxins, such as aspartame. It has been shown conclusively that the metabolic products of methanol breakdown, formaldehyde in particular, accumulates on the DNA and cellular proteins. Once you have cleansed your diet of the toxin, removal of the toxin and its metabolic products from your system will begin. Central to this process is the body's detoxification system, which exist in all cells of the body, with the bulk of detoxification taking place in the liver. The detoxification system is divided into two components called phase I and phase II, which work in tandem. Toxins pass through phase I and then pass to phase II where they are further detoxified and made water-soluble for eventual disposal. It is now known that you can significantly enhance the body's ability to detoxify these substances through the judicious use of specific supplements. Of the two systems phase II is most important and most often impaired.

The following is a list of nutrients that enhance detoxification:

In addition to detoxification, other nutrients play a more direct role in protecting cells and in promoting their recovery from toxicity. These include:

In addition to avoiding aspartame you must avoid other toxins as well. This includes MSG, pesticides, herbicides, bug sprays, fluoride, mercury, cadmium, aluminum and the many other toxins found commonly in the environment. Many of these toxins act synergistically, that is, when combined they have toxic effects that exceed their additive effects.

In addition, you need regular, moderate exercise (never aerobic), avoid soy products, cheese, and vegetable oils. Do not smoke or use drugs. All of these things increase free radical damage and prevent tissue repair. You should eat a diet high in vegetables and with some fruits, no sugar (or honey), moderate complex carbohydrates and pure water free of contaminants, including fluoride. Do not use fluoride toothpaste, mouthwashes or receive fluoride treatments. If you follow these principles you will notice quick recovery from your toxic encounter. More serious toxic encounters may take several months for recovery.

Please refer to my web site at http://www.russellblaylockmd.com for more information on my books. Russell Blaylock, M.D. (Health & Nutrition Secrets To Save Your Life, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, etc.)

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