Three primary types of toxins:
• Environmental toxins: pollution, exhaust, household chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, radiation, and inhalants.
• Lifestyle toxins: cosmetics (
), nicotine, alcohol, hormones and antibiotics, refined sugars, and artificial food additives.
• Internal toxins include bacterial, yeast, fungal overgrowth, and undigested food
When toxins enter the body they are fat-soluble and difficult for the body to excrete. The liver has two pathways designed to convert fat-soluble toxins into water-soluble so that toxins can be excreted from the body.
Pathways of liver detoxification (Biotransformation)
1. Phase I detoxification occurs when a series of P-450 enzymes change harmful fat-soluble toxins into intermediary metabolites, which are more toxic and reactive. Intermediary metabolites can cause widespread free radical damage and symptoms if they are not quickly removed through Phase II detoxification via certain nutrients.
2. Phase II detoxification occurs when specific molecules are attached to the intermediary metabolites and they become non-toxic and water-soluble to prepare for elimination through the body.
It is important to note that an abundant amount of key vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients are required to balance Phase I and Phase II detoxification.  The Standard American Diet lacks the critical nutrients needed to facilitate this level of detoxification.
The Core Restore Detox Program
To maintain optimal liver function, we recommend a routine detox as a proactive measure once or twice a year. The Core Restore Program incorporates dietary recommendations and nutritional supplements to promote the digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, and elimination of toxins. It includes targeted antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, amino acids, and phytonutrients to support Phase I and II liver detoxification and GI health.