Have you heard of Glutathione🌟? It’s considered the “Master Antioxidant” and plays a pivotal role in reversing oxidative stress and promoting detox pathways in cells throughout the body.
Glutathione has the following roles in the body:
✅ Neutralize free radicals and oxidative stress
✅ Reverse damage from radiation (X-rays, CT scans, UV and solar radiation)
✅ Detoxify heavy metals
✅ Detoxify biotoxins (like mold)
✅ Help reverse damage from environmental chemicals and pollution
✅ Neutralize toxins from food like charred foods and pesticides
✅ Improve liver detox pathways
Research has found that the following chronic diseases are associated with a reduction in Glutathione levels:
Chronic Liver Disease
Infertility in Both Men and Women
Mental Health Disorders
Glutathione is made of 3 amino acids: cysteine (a sulfur amino acid), glycine, and glutamic acid. You can supplement with Glutathione directly, or with its precursor, another antioxidant called NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine). NAC has the unique property of breaking up mucous in the body. It can be helpful in clearing phlegm and inflammation in the lungs and sinuses. It can also help with allergy symptoms. It’s considered a “biofilm buster” and can help in treating gut infections.
Eating more sulfur-rich plants like broccoli 🥦 and the others shown in the diagram above ⬆️, can help your body naturally replenish Glutathione stores. Don’t miss my recipe for Garlic Roasted Broccoli below ⬇️.
Everyone can benefit from supplementing with Glutathione! I especially recommend it 2 weeks before and after any radiation exposure (CT scans). I also recommend it for those with Fatty Liver Disease, or those focusing on Cancer Prevention. If your profession exposes you to a lot of chemicals (like hair stylists, firefighters, or landscapers), it may also be helpful to supplement with Glutathione. Those using acetaminophen (Tylenol) regularly can benefit from supplementing with Glutathione, since acetaminophen depletes Glutathione in the liver.
To learn more about the powerful roles of Glutathione and NAC, please check out this review article.
Increase your Glutathione by eating more Broccoli!
This recipe is super easy, and turns out super yummy!
Even kids will love it!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
Cut up 4-5 broccoli crowns into florets, and place on a baking tray.
In a bowl, mix together 1/3 cup of olive oil, 2 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp Himalayan Salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
Pour the oil mixture over the broccoli florets and mix well!
Make sure the oil is coating all part of the broccoli (helps it to turn out nice and crisp in the oven).
Bake for 15-20 minutes until nicely roasted with browned edges.
Enjoy it while it lasts!
Rajsree Nambudripad, MD