Health and Environmental Illness

Resources about environmental illness and non-drug treatments

Detoxification Metabolism

Metabolic defects in the body's ability to process toxins play a role in environmental illness. Many defects, whether genetic or envrionmental, are treatable.

Caution: Do not guess or allow others to guess the detoxification problems of an individual. Diagnosis requires knowledgeable testing. Mistakes can be disastrous when trying to correct detoxification problems.

Phase I / Phase II

Emerging Clinical Science of Bifunctional Support for Detoxification
by DeAnn J. Liska, PhD and Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, October 2002


In CFS, glutathione deficiency that is resistant to treatment "could be the major issue in this illness," according to (in 1999) Dr. Paul Cheney, MD. Cellular detox failure in these patients causes toxicity from all sources, including toxicity from attempts at detoxification.

Dr. Paul Cheney, MD, Workshop on Clinical Management of CFS, February 1999
Transcript by CFS & FM Support Group of DFW

See Undenatured Whey

Augmenting Glutathione in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
by Richard A. Van Konynenburg, PhD


CFS - The Methylation Cycle
by Dr. Sarah Myhill, MD

by Karen DeFelice, EnzymeStuff

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): Glutathione and the Methylation Cycle
Phoenix Rising collection of papers by Richard A. Van Konyenburg, PhD

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism
by Richard A. Van Konynenburg, PhD, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, October 2006

Dr. Amy Yasko, MD


Sulfation Insufficiency
Cached Yahoo post

Aldehyde Detoxification

The Candida/Aldehyde Pathway and the Molybdenum Connection
by Janice Weiss

Updated 6/29/2009