More from Cutler on copper detox and the liver
I'm glad you asked this question, because I've been needing to find these old posts to reread myself. This is from a thread where Newport had been working on copper detox. In the past, because of how NAC (or cysteine) affects mercury, he wasn't in favor of it..until this:
In that same thread, this is what Cutler also says about liver detox supplements, and copper..but there's another one someplace that also talks about manganese, and calcium too---more searching, but I need to read it too.
>>>>Since both mercury and
copper are primarily excreted in bile, this also indicates too little
bile may be flowing, as can happen for many reasons including
Taking lecithin (or phosphatidylcholine which is concentrated
lecithin), glycine, taurine and milk thistle extract makes the bile
have more ability to dissolve up Gallstones
so it can flow better.
Taking 50 mg zinc + 1000-2000 mcg Molybdenum 4 times a day reduces
copper absorption and increases copper excretion. Since mercury and
copper are synergistic, this should make you feel better. Some
improvement should be noted in a month or so, you may need to do this
for 3-6 months to get it under control.>>>
The NAC bottle says:
N-Acetyl cysteine is a stable form of the sulfur amino acid L-cysteine, and is a powerful antioxidant. It is also a precursor of glutathione, a major antioxidant. Glutathione is activated by the selenium-containing glutathione peroxidase, one of the most important antioxidant enzymes in the body.
You said it right when you said the copper detox is a "trial" and will take some adjusting to try to figure out. It's kind of hard to know what to do with the Vitamin C for chelating the Lead, but is a weak chelator of copper so it probably doesn't hang onto it very well. Probably displaces it (?)
>>>but why would the liver not make enough bile? - might this
itself be due to mercury/other metals,
Well, maybe. If only copper is elevated it is usually something else.
If copper and mercury, more often something else than not. With this
particular case that led to the message, the lead is probably killing
her liver, which then can't handle the copper and mercury so that gets
piled on top of the lead. Very unfortunate.>>>