I am so sorry to hear at the age of 20 you are dealing with these health problems! My heart truly goes out to your generation, it's just not fair what many your age are dealing with.
Liver Flushing has helped many, it can be rough going for some. Be sure to be extra nice to yourself, rest, etc.
You didn't mention if you had pursued any colon cleansing to prep for the liver flushing. It's very helpful to get very familiar with enemas, especially for me it's been a life saver to do coffee enemas.
I have done 7 flushes and haven't seen improvement, (I have similar symptoms to you) and I get very exhausted by the flushes and they release virus and bacterial infections in my opinion and experience.
I am not trying to discourage you, on the contrary, go for it because at your age, you should be able to recover.
Also, I want to mention that you seem to be on what I believe is a great diet plan, but in my experience, with these liver stagnation problems, there can be a lot of intestinal dysbiosis and I have found a more stable microbiome can thrive better when all meat is excluded. (but please don't make the classic vegan mistake of not eating enough and then blame that fact that you excluded meat for declining health, get min. 3000 calories a day from low fat sources...that's a lof of food!) I believe research can support my position. A little may seem ok, but if you are trying to reclaim your immune system, best to work with the micro flora, and focus on prebiotic foods.
This is so incredibly important to clear up things like acne, etc. Fat that we eat (all animal flesh has a good amount of fat and there are other issues with it too) can and does allow the endotoxins of the bad bacteria to be circulated throughout the body with the fat causing illness. (See Mike Mutzel's book Belly Fat Effect, although I don't recommend the adherence to the heavily marketed paleo diet that he and many others are following).
If someone wasn't breast fed, and was born C section (this is me), they can have dysbiosis since infancy and can wreak all sorts of metabolic havoc later in life as the immune system has never operated as was designed. Acne has been associated with dysbiosis and parasites, so thought I'd throw that in for you to ponder as it isn't discussed enough.
I hope you have fantastic success with your flushes and please keep reporting back for all of us to keep up with your progress.
Glad to hear it about the enemas! Many are skiddish but I see that you are ready for the full battle ahead!
My symptoms are mainly around a total inability to detox without getting severely ill and causing extreme fatigue. I've had my share of constipation and weight gain also. I was a very fit size 4 just 2 years ago, and now I'm a size 12. This all started after an amalgam was removed inproperly sending me back to the chronic fatigue syndrome I had thought I was cured of after following a high carb, low fat vegan (high raw) diet for several years. It had totally rejuvenated me and turned back the clock, I looked like 25 year old again, it was awesome!
I won't give up though, and am thinking of starting the liver flushing again. I don't do well with supplements also, need to test the MTHFR you mentioned. Not sure how to proceed with the supplementing of that but feel it could help.
Do you have amalgams StolenDog?
That's great StolenDog! Thank your mother every day for not vaccinating you:)! You should heal up quite well I beleive having no amalgams and no vaccines. Yes, you probably got some mercury from your mother as it has been estimated that you can take on 30% or so of her toxic mercury load. Don't know how "they" come up with these numbers.
Fruit pectin is a great chelator of mercury. Are you familiar with the 80 10 10 diet or the Raw till 4 diet? I think you might find Freelee and Durianrider on Youtube very interesting. They have had massive success healing and becoming very athletic on these programs. I have been on them for many years and as I said I healed up quite well from CFS and then backslid after the dentist got a hold of me. I am staying the course however and healing up again slowly but surely, I know these programs are the best and keeping me from becoming much worse off.
Regarding the supplements, I do herx pretty badly or simply react to just about anything I take. I have been researching the foundation of our immune system lately and believe this could be an overreactive immune system (auto immune) due to my lack of being breast fed and being born C section, it really does matter! They have found C Section babies to have twice the obesity rates of natural birth babies, isn't that amazing?
I'm sure you will find great success with your liver flushing as you seem to be on a good and logical even keel without any major acute problems. Definitely read and re read Andreas' book, it is full of information that can easily go over one's head at times. You will pick up something new each time you read it. He had some strange ideas, but none that have been disproven in my mind, so I am still open to his work.
Be sure to get the kidney herbs he recommends also, they are key in the process, not to be neglected.
Wishing you great health and success:)