Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Detoxify Naturally With Supplements

By Russell Blaylock, M.D.   |   Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013 09:25 AM

A healthy body is capable of detoxifying itself, and several specific supplements enhance its natural system of detoxification. They are:
1. Mixed carotenoids — such as those found in supplements composed of D. Salina (a type of algae found in sea salt ponds) —contain astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, alphacarotene, cryptoxanthin and lycopene. These significantly improve both phase I and phase II detoxification.
2. Flavonoids. Curcumin, quercetin, hesperidin, ellagic acid, naringenin and other flavonoids enhance phase II detoxification. They also protect liver cells and other tissues and organs. They are all powerful antioxidants and more versatile than the antioxidant vitamins. (To read my special report on vitamins "Key Vitamins that Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer and Keep You Living Long," go here.
3. N-acetyl-L-carnitine (NAC) — in a dose of 1,000 mg twice a day — significantly improves cell glutathione levels. It should always be taken during a meal, because it can cause cramping and esophageal burning if taken on an empty stomach. Two capsules of DGL Plus (Pure Encapsulations company) mixed with 4 ounces of water will stop the cramping and burning, should it occur.
4. Taurine in a dose of 500 mg twice a day supplies the liver with sulfur, which is used in detoxification.
5. Indole-3 carbinol improves phase II detoxification. The dose is 250 to 500 mg twice a day with a meal.
6. R-lipoic acid is found naturally in every cell and tissue in the body. It is a very powerful antioxidant and protects the liver from some of the most powerful toxins, such as those from the death cap mushroom. My special report "Extend Your Life: 4 Supplements That Will Help You Live Longer" goes into detail.
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