Detox Protocols: The Use of Toxin Binders & Cholegogues
Live Webinar with Dr. Chris Shade:
Wed, Sep 20, 1-2 PM EDT
Many detoxification programs miss two key aspects:
1) Matching liver enzyme upregulation to bile flow
2) Binding toxins once they get to the GI tract so that they are not reabsorbed
Failing to move bile adequately causes toxins to move back to the blood stream and often causes neurological symptoms. Failing to absorb the toxins onto solid binders in the GI tract allow the toxins to poison the GI tract and/or reabsorb into circulation. Despite the importance of “binders,” different binder types and functionality are generally very poorly understood in integrative and functional medicine.
This lecture will outline the major types of binders and what classes of chemicals they work for, how to combine them, and how to keep liver detoxification reactions balanced with bile flow.
Christopher Shade, PhD, earned a PhD from the University of Illinois, where he studied the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury as well as advanced aquatic chemistry. Dr. Shade turned his focus to the human aspects of mercury exposure/toxicity and the human detoxification system.