MTHFR Detox Why Is it Important?
Spend five minutes researching MTHFR and you’ll come across the impact it has on detoxification in the body. MTHFR compromises detox, reduces our bodies abilities to detox, hinders detox… dire warnings. So, what can we do? Our bodies’ natural abilities to detox are reduced – how can we help support it to manage all the toxins we are constantly exposed to?
MTHFR Detox Tool #1: Water
Water? Yup, water.
Staying properly hydrated is a key to helping toxins move through and out the body. Water helps keep the blood and lymph thin and free flowing so they can shuttle toxins through the proper pathways.
And we can’t mention water without mentioning pee. Yep, you know those toxins are flushing out through your kidneys and into the toilet.
Splish, Splash Take a Bath!
Detox baths are a great way to support toxin removal through the skin detox pathway, lessening the burden on our livers to handle toxins internally. Epsom salts, magnesium flakes and even some bentonite/diatomaceous clay are good choices. (Tip: Choose magnesium flakes over epsom salts if your kiddo has an issue with their sulfuation pathway.)
MTHFR Detox Tool #2: Antioxidants
Antioxidants are very important for helping support the liver in detoxification. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve at least heard of glutathione by now. Eating foods high in antioxidants is great, but usually not enough. Supplementing with antioxidants is another route people will typically choose. We used to supplement glutathione, but weren’t making much progress moving the dial so we had to turn to other methods that are a bit newer (but nicely effective).
MTHFR Detox Tool #3: Sweating
C’Mon Let’s Sweat!
Once again, skin for the win! Sweat as much as you can to help toxins release. Exercise and far infrared saunas (start low and slow always when it comes to kids) are two of the best ways to use sweat to remove toxins through the skin.
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