is another important organ who can be adversely
affected by what is happening in the oral cavity.
The role of the liver in processing waste
products makes it the main detoxification organ
in the human body. This is accomplished by a two
stage process involving complex biochemical
reactions through 6 different pathways in the
second stage and an enzymatic pathway in the
first stage. Any imbalance between the two stages
can impair the body's ability to detoxify.
Conventional liver function tests
done at the local medical laboratory only assess
the level of certain liver enzymes that become
elevated when recent liver damage has occurred.
It does not provide information on the degree of
functionality of the various liver pathways. This
is assessed using a test called a Liver Detox
Multiple factors can reduce the
functionality of the various liver detox
pathways. Toxins from bacterial and fungal
infections, that can be found in the oral cavity,
can have an adverse impact on the liver directly
or indirectly. Heavy metals such as mercury from
amalgam fillings can contribute to a gut flora
dysbiosis which can also be a source of liver
damaging toxins such as acetaldehyde and
gliotoxin. The same
gliotoxin can affect the immune system and
allow viruses and other microbes to gain a
foothold and attack the liver.
A healthy liver is central to good
health and essential to detoxification. A poor
rate of detoxication opens the doors for many
health problems, including cancers. Dr. Jacques
Imbeau can arrange for a liver assessment to
determine your own situation.