Detoxification is the process of reducing or eliminating the toxins that are present in your body. In many illnesses this is a vital pathway to health.
At Alchemist Lab, we’ve developed detoxification protocols that are primarily focused on helping patients who are suffering from Hepatitis, Lyme disease, neuro-degenerative conditions, and chemical poisonings. Detoxification, however, is a very valuable process that can be useful in everything from helping to more clearly diagnose the causes of physical disease or discomfort, start you on the path to healing or actually bring about healing for the vast majority of physical ailments and conditions.
Of course, before you begin any detoxification program, it’s a good idea to work with a health practitioner of your choice to help guide you and monitor your progress, tweaking your detoxification regimen if necessary.
The Alchemist Lab Approach to Detoxification
There are many, varied approaches to detoxification. At Alchemist Lab, our starting point in helping you determine your most effective detoxification strategy is to determine what change you are trying to effect in your body.
The protocol described below is best used in the treatment of Lyme disease, neuro-degenerative conditions, and poisonings by chemicals (including interferon prescribed for Hepatitis), pesticides, and solvents.
The Alchemist Lab Detoxification (“Detox”) Protocol focuses primarily on four concepts.
Current research shows that toxins jam into cell membranes. There they spin-off odd-shaped fatty acids that viruses can use to replicate. Therefore…
1. The first core concept of the Alchemist Lab Detox Protocol is to flood the body with phospholipids that build new cell membranes.
This protocol breaks the toxin / infection cycle. As toxins jam into cell membranes they can spin off odd-shaped fatty acids that viruses can use for replication. As the body receives new phospholipids it can slough off the old, along with accumulated debris.
Once in the blood stream, toxins are filtered out by the liver and then dumped into the bile. Bile is stored in the gall bladder and then is released into the small intestine as we eat fat in our diet. Bile is used to emulsify these lipids or fats. This breaks them down into smaller particles which can be used by the body. Bile is then re-absorbed in the last part of the small intestine, the ileum. Toxins that are in the bile are recycled by the body.
2. The second concept of detoxification is to either induce the body to produce more bile than can be recycled, or to bind the bile in the intestines to prevent re-absorption. This eliminates toxicity.
To break the recycling of bile, we prescribe treatments that increase the flow of bile, enabling more of it to be defecated out of the body.
Other protocols we recommend use substances that sequester bile, making it more difficult to re-absorb.
Both approaches – increasing the flow of bile and sequestering it – work equally well in detoxification, though we prefer using remedies that spur bile production, as this helps the liver. For this purpose, we prescribe the use of Chanca Piedra and Lidan Pian as our main remedies, though Meriva-SR and Milk Thistle are useful as well.
3. The third core principle of detoxification focuses on stabilizing the nervous system, which is very important in the treatment of neurological conditions, including Lyme disease, which is neuro-toxic.
At Alchemist Lab, we prescribe supplements that easily incorporate into cell membranes and stabilize the nervous system as part of our Detoxification Protocol in these cases. These supplements are: Phosphatidyl Serine, Krill Oil, and CMO.
4. The last aspect of our detoxification protocol is giving acetyl glutathione.
Glutathione is a primary pathway of detoxification in the body. It is also naturally the primary intracellular antioxidant found in the liver.