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Nov 26, 2019

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about the importance of glucuronidation in supporting detoxification and regaining optimal health.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Beth O'Hara. Beth O'Hara is a Functional Naturopath and Functional Genetic Analyst specializing in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, porphyria, glucuronidation, and genetics. She holds a Doctorate in Naturopathy specializing in Functional Naturopathic Approaches and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. Beth found her own root causes contributing to her chronic health challenges and has been able to heal. After decades of seeing traditional health care practitioners, she felt like she was at the end of her rope. The medications often made her worse. Being given the wrong supplements didn’t help either. Finally, she discovered a three-part approach that helped her get well: Genetic Analysis, Functional Naturopathy, and Emotional Wellness. Combining the three approaches allowed her to explore genetic root causes underlying her own MCAS. She analyzed her lab testing to better understand imbalances in her body and chose supplements personalized for her individual needs. Stress reduction techniques form a big part of her self-care as well. These things all allowed her body to heal. Since then, her passion is working with others with MCAS to find their root causes and support their healing. Beth has been in practice for over 10 years and has helped hundreds of clients. Together, she works with you to identify your unique root causes, analyze your lab results, and develop a customized healing plan based on your needs, goals, and lifestyle.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is glucuronidation?
  • What are xenobiotics?
  • What is the connection between bilirubin and glucuronidation?
  • How does glucuronidation impact bile acids, hormones, prostaglandins, coritcoids, fatty acids, and fat-soluble vitamins?
  • Where in the body does glucuronidation take place?
  • What are the genetic factors involved in glucuronidation impairment?
  • What is the connection between glucuronidation and chondroitin sulfate, heparan sulfate, the extracellular matrix, and TGFb1?
  • What are some of the substances to be avoided to take pressure off of the glucuronidation pathway?
  • What role does glucuronidation play in phenolic or salicylate sensitivity?
  • How might intolerance to CBD be a clue for glucuronidation impairment?
  • What is beta-glucuronidase? How does it impact glucuronidation?
  • What is the connection between glucuronidation and the blood brain barrier and neurotoxicity?
  • How does glucuronidation impact the clearance of mycotoxins from the body?
  • What are some tools for optimizing glucuronidation?

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Interview Date:

November 25, 2019


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.