Detoxification is a very broad term. Supporting your methylation cycle is one way to boost your glutathione and help detoxification, but there are many approaches to detoxification. While supporting methylation helps in the detoxification of heavy metals and other harmful toxins, there are other ways to assist the body of removing heavy metals biotoxins, xenoestrogens, organophosphates, and more. Why support methylation and detoxification? Our ancestors didn’t need to.
We live in a toxic world. We have an epidemic of auto-immune disease. We have an epidemic of Autism. We have more than 80,000 chemicals that are unregulated and have never been assessed for the potential negative impacts on human beings, animals, insects and the environment. And even the chemicals that have been well-studied are often very toxic to the human body. But we still use them.
These chemicals may impact DNA methylation in a very negative way, cause endocrine disruption, immune dysregulation, cause cancer, and alter receptor sites that are necessary for life. These chemicals may kill animals such as frogs and bees at very low concentrations, but we ingest them, breath them, and let them seep transdermally through our skin.
These chemicals are everywhere. They are in the air, on your clothes, on your or your neighbor’s lawn, on most of your furniture, on your mattress, in your plastic containers, on your baby’s toys, in your shampoo, in your perfume or cologne, in your food, in your water and more. I think you get the point. You have the power to limit exposure, but you simply can’t avoid exposure. has a good article on reducing toxic exposure called