This page will most likely be updated over time with various sets of nutrients for people trying to get started for various different reasons.
Supporting electrolytes is a bit like charging the battery or maintaining the wiring or circuits of an electronic device like our cell phone. Without proper battery or wiring, we can have the fastest processor and the best apps, but things are not able to function. We run into the same type of situation with electrolytes. We can load our diet with all the fancy nutrients we want, without enough electrolytes, we can’t transfer the nutrients properly and they go to waste. We have 4 main electrolytes that work together, but their main goal is to suspend calcium properly so it can do some really odd things that are difficult to understand. EMF radiation happens to alter this crazy function calcium has in our cells, which is one more reason properly supporting our electrolytes is so important. 1
Seeking Health has an amazing blend of electrolytes but they have a hard time keeping them in stock. They have their berry flavor in stock at the time of writing this even though their page has an out of stock notice. I have yet to find a comparable powder but you may be able to locate something decent if they are out of stock again.
I have written more about electrolytes on my other site https://whyiodine.com/electrolytes
Daily life uses antioxidants to keep our cells strong and healthy. Exposure to toxins, including EMF radiation increases the demand. 2 Exercise, infections, alcohol use, aging, illness, genetics and poor nutrition can also increase the demand for antioxidants. In a perfect world, our body can make or recycle antioxidants with a good diet. But in today’s toxic world and the difficulty involved with maintaining a great diet, supplementing antioxidants can be very beneficial as we learn how to rebuild our metabolism.
Liposomal glutathione with cofactors is probably the best place to start because it can help B12 into more cells so those cells can potentially work much better. 3 It’s also our master antioxidant with connections to a wide array of health benefits. 4 Data is showing reduction of severity of various illnesses, including regular flu 5 6 and the most recent version of the flu 7 8
Once we have enough glutathione to pull more B12 into cells while also potentially antioxidizing cells that are otherwise non-functional, we can keep the cells stronger with vitamin C and carry out even more antioxidation. Glutathione recycles Vitamin C 9 which is why its probably best to restore glutathione levels first. To make sure we’re getting the Vitamin C to more cells, we’ll want to start with liposomal form, and might as well use this one with some cofactors known to help our body use it.
Selenium and Vitamin E
Next for antioxidants are Selenium and Vitamin E which start to get a little complex because these two also depend on several other nutrients including B6 and Molybdenum. The easiest route would be to use this multivitamin which is gentle enough for most people getting started with nutritional balancing, and also includes everything we need for this aspect.
Here is more information I’ve written about selenium https://whyiodine.com/selenium/
Curcumin with Resveratrol
Although not well known, Curcumin with Resveratrol can potentially help with inflammation which is very common especially if our antioxidants have not been up to par. It’s also known to help clean our VDR or Vitamin D Receptors which may allow us to take care of our Vitamin D needs without using hormone supplementation aka Vitamin D supplementation, which can be a good thing. It also helps support our antioxidants, glucose metabolism and eye health.
SuperOxide Dismutase – SOD
Another not well known antioxidant support substance is SOD. Depending on our current gene configuration, this can potentially have amazing benefits. As with any nutrient, if we don’t notice it doing anything, we might want to leave it on the shelf for a while and try it again after we’ve noticed our system starting to make use of others.
Once we are running some more of these antioxidants, there are a few other nutrients we can add to help the system run. Imo it’s wise to start with a glutathione supplement, and also wise to use one that has molybdenum and selenium, and also wise to at least start with liposomal form to help support broken cells. Once we ‘clean’ things up with the glutathione supplement, we can use something called NAC to help create more glutathione. Most people can use a little NAC before supplementing glutathione, but it seems to work better after the initial glutathione supplementation.
NAC is mucolytic which means it dries up our mucus. If we have excess mucus this can be beneficial if we’re also addressing what might be causing the mucus. But otherwise, we can dry out very important things like our stomach acid, immune system and more. I noticed benefit from about a month of daily NAC use and then it started to dry me out. Now I use it about once a week and avoid it a little longer when I notice its not really helping me.
This starts to get a little more complex, but some commonly used nutrients in all of this are molybdenum, copper and zinc. These help the action of most of the antioxidants I’ve mentioned and helps avoid keep them all working together without creating a backlog that depends on a slower one. The best way to get into addressing these is to read the homepage of this site.
That’s all for now for antioxidant support. If I were able to start over in my detox/healing journey, I would use the nutrients I mention above to prep my body for the road ahead. Essentially once our body is not loaded with oxidative toxins, and is balanced with nutrients, it will make or recycle most of this stuff on its own. But some of us have a lot of work to do. I fell for a flu shot about 6 years ago and although I’ve finally got my body in much better shape, I still have years of work to do before I can assume my body is in almost tip-top shape. And even when I do finally make it there, I’m going to continue providing it with some extra support.
Long term health via detox
This is where things get complex. Usually we are paying someone to guide us through this part or hold our hand as we advance to each step. But I’m a nice guy and have a pretty solid understanding of a large majority of how our body works, which has allowed me to simplify this stuff in a unique way. But it’s still pretty difficult to point someone to a good starting point.
What I have below is an intro to how I start with iodine detox as I inadvertently learned how to detox myself of mercury. This and my write up on my mercury detox page is a decent way to get into this, but its a bit more for people that have already started heading down this natural detox path.
If you are new to all of this, you may want to head to the homepage of this site which written a bit more for people just getting into all of this or still looking to wrap our head around the situation so we understand what we’re going for here.
Iodine and mercury detox
Stomach Acid – Without proper stomach acid, I can’t digest my food properly. It’s not just a reduced ability to digest, it’s an improper form, causing me to lack access to certain nutrients. – I explain this further in the full version Mercury Detox
Fat Digestion – After eating and drinking improperly for long enough, I ended up not digesting fat well which has a slew of issues.
I take Kelp or tiny amounts of Lugols till I’m digesting and nurturing – Kelp has a good bit of nutrients, Lugols and the iodine protocol have the base nutrients, but I needed many more nutrients before I could move forwards smoothly. I wrote about starting iodine here https://sickoftired.com/iodine-dosage/
I learned how to support my methylation – Methylation is a core system that just about everything in my body depends on. Learning how to support this system made everything come together. I explain methylation and have a few videos here https://sickoftired.com/methylation/
I load my diet with nutrients that my methylation uses to convert protein, fat, sunlight, water and exercise into all the components my body needs.
As I have time and energy, I slowly increase my iodine and let my body clean things out at the rate my current nutrition can provide.
I studied some other potential long term health impacts
- Natural sunlight is very important for my body, and artificial light has negative impacts.
- Pure water that is neutral or alkaline may provide a decent boost to my cellular abilities.
- The ever increasing wireless radiation in today’s environment has a lot of documented health impacts
Here is an extended version Mercury Detox
- Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780531/
- Effects of electromagnetic fields exposure on the antioxidant defense system – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6025786/
- A new role for glutathione: protection of vitamin B12 from depletion by xenobiotics – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15606130/
- 10 Research-Based Benefits of Glutathione and NAC (N-acetylcysteine) – https://www.nordicnaturals.com/healthy-science/benefits-of-glutathione-and-nac/
- Antioxidant Therapy as a Potential Approach to Severe Influenza-Associated Complications – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6259602/
- Inhibition of influenza infection by glutathione – https://www.researchgate.net/publication/10839691_Inhibition_of_influenza_infection_by_glutathione
- Endogenous Deficiency of Glutathione as the Most Likely Cause of Serious Manifestations and Death in COVID-19 Patients – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7263077/
- Review Boosting GSH COVID19 Spearow-Copeland – https://osf.io/y7wc2/download
- A relatively unknown antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid, may be more potent than vitamins C and E – https://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/96legacy/releases.96/14316.html