Liver Detoxification Nutrients
If you get a cringe or have your suspicion raised when hearing anything about “detox” or “detoxification,” you’re not alone.
There is plenty of pseudo-scientific claims, diets, programs, products, and so on in the healthcare industry promoting some form of paid detoxification solution.
Truth be told: you don’t need to pay for anything except for food.
Our goal is to boost liver detoxification by:
- Minimizing phase 1 inhibitors, and
- Maximizing phase 2 boosters.
For your information, promoting liver function is not absolutely critical in reversing eczema but it will speed up the recovery process and alleviate your eczema outbreaks.
Phase 1 inhibitors (to minimize)
|Medications||Antifungal drugs (e.g. ketoconazole, fluconazole)
Anti-anxiety drugs (e.g. benzodiazepines)
Antibiotics (e.g. erythromycin)
Anti-ulcer medications (e.g. acid blockers)
|Dietary||Grapefruit juice, tobacco smoke, caffeine, high alcohol intake, processed vegetable oils, burned meat, preservatives (e.g. BHT)
Zinc deficiency (i.e. we need more zinc)
|Non-dietary||Air pollution, traffic fumes, high-chemical household products, fragrances, cosmetics|
|Ageing||(Water or intermittent fasting can help)|
Phase 2 boosters (to maximize)
|Glutathione||Milk thistle, flavonoids (red grapes, blueberries), grape seed extract, selenium (brazil nuts, whole grain products), whey powder, green tea, eggs, cruciferous vegetables|
|Herbal||Circumin, milk thistle, chicory root
Luteolin foods: peppers, carrots, rosemary, thyme, oregano, peppermint, olive oil
|Compounds||Glycine: bone broth, poultry, eggs, laver, watercress, spinach
Lecithin: Egg yolk, beef, chicken breast, salmon, broccoli
|Other foods||Onions, scallions, citrus fruits (oranges, tangerines), seeds (caraway seeds, dill seeds), cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts)|