Thursday, December 5, 2013

the magic of glutathione

What a crazy year 2013 has been....  A lot of people have had to deal with a lot of changes!  For me it hasn't been very bad, but I HAVE had some shocks and adjustments.  It's been like that story:

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.
“Maybe,” the farmer replied.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.
“Maybe,” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.
“Maybe,” answered the farmer.
The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.
“Maybe,” said the farmer....
Through my dog getting sick and me catching something of his infection, thus triggering a severe histamine reaction and setting off my under-the-radar chronic fatigue issue, I studied up and learned some remarkable things.  I discovered Rich van Konynenburg's methylation hypothesis, and added some recommended supplements to my regimen, most notably GLUTATHIONE. 


Within HOURS of taking the first capsule, I felt a tremendous difference.  The fatigue that had flattened me was reduced significantly.  The lingering effects of the infection (inflammation) began to fade.  Ordinary daily chores were no longer exhausting.  I "survived" the trip to Phoenix and my mother's visit here without undue weariness.  We've been shopping for a new car and test-driving "crossovers" for a week -- and I really dislike shopping and dealing with sales-people -- and I'm still standing.  It's a miracle.

There have been days when I experienced the detox/die-off symptoms (basically, a revisitation in brief of the fatigue, brain-fog, etc), but they pass pretty quickly with a little extra rest and careful eating.

Eating!  Brother, do I easily observe what foods set me off!  It's the histamine/tyramine trouble foods which I should avoid.  And guess what -- most of them are "Neolithic agents of disease"....

I've been using glutathione for two months now, and my energy level may not be HIGH, but it's so improved, I could hardly ask for more.  I feel like I've discovered the answer to "life, the universe and everything."  ...Could glutathione have any connection to the number 42?  ;-)


  1. The saying 'every cloud has a silver lining' comes to mind.

    Through the ups, downs and sideways movements, and events, that life is so good at throwing at us ! POSITIVE things can and do happen.

    I do my best to remain positive.

    All the best Jan

  2. "bad" experiences are at least learning opportunities.... :-) sometimes, as you say, they turn out to be blessings in disguise!

  3. Would you care to share what sort of supplement you took and the dosage?

    1. it's the Mega Glutathione from TwinLabs at 250mg -- but I encourage you to read about the methylation protocol before you jump in! some people find the supplements "too much".... I was already taking the B-vitamins that vanKonynenburg recommended along with the glutathione, and the latter was just what I needed.

  4. Ah, the more I read about the methylation process the more outraged I get over those "silver" dental fillings. It's incredible how something so harmful can be put into our mouths without our dentists first informing us of the risks.

    1. you're so right! what is damaging in one context is harmless in another??? a twelve-year-old would reject that "logic"!

  5. Tess thanks for the glutathione tip, been using it a few weeks now, feel sharper, less of words on the tip of my tongue, less confused, not saying I am not confused.

    1. hurrah! i'm glad it's working for you! to me, glutathione is the most important supplement since sublingual B12! ...and before that, retinol ... and before that, iodine! ;-)