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Glutathione

Published on June 6, 2016

Glutathione is a substance found in every cell in the body, where it acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage. Chemically, glutathione is a simple molecule composed of three amino acids- cysteine, glutamine and glycine. While certain vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals also act as antioxidants, glutathione is different because it is intracellular and produced inherently within a well-nourished and healthy body. Proper glutathione levels are actually required so that the other antioxidants such as vitamins C, E, selenium and carotenoids, can be properly utilized within the body. Glutathione is also essential in other vital biochemical functions such as energy utilization, immune system activity, detoxification and disease prevention

Increasing Glutathione

There are many effective ways to enhance glutathione levels naturally. By supporting the body with the proper nutrition and movement that it needs to reside in a state of harmonious balance, one can optimize glutathione production over the long-term. A nutrient rich plant-based diet is helpful in providing the body with the nutrients it needs to create glutathione. Sulfur-rich vegetables such as garlic, onions, parsley and cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower, cabbage, garden cress, bok choybroccolibrussels sprouts are particularly helpful. Be aware that cooking reduces the glutathione content of vegetables by 30-60%, and canning eliminates it completely. Learn more about cooking methods and inflammation on our FengFit Foods blog.

Glutathione production is dependent on adenosine triphosphate or ATP, the molecule which supplies cellular energy.  Kick start your energy system by including a healthy amount of physical activity into your routine. Exceedingly strenuous exercise can lead to extensive cellular damage and free radical production so take care to practice healthy fitness and discover the balance that currently works for you, including adequate rest and recovery. Rebounding is one very effective way of enhancing cellular metabolism, while minimizing injury risk.

When it comes to patient care there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach. Dr. Lu-Jean Feng works on an individual level with each and every patient and may recommend specific supplements to optimize a patient’s glutathione production, such as curcumin or a mitochondrial formulation to help promote cellular energy production. She may also recommend a Certified Personal Trainer to optimize your workouts and reduce fitness related injuries. Call our office to learn more about our individualized patient care.

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  • “I believe she is the best in the country at what she does. Instantly I noticed my neck and shoulder pain was gone and I could breathe much better” – Crystal Hefner
  • "When it comes to explant surgery I think Dr. Feng is the best doctor in the world. She’s done more studies, she’s testified in trials, the whole spectrum of anything to do with explant surgery she’s done it.”
    - Yolanda Hadid (Foster), Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • “Every communication I had with their office was so professional, and they were so kind and accommodating.”
  • "Dr. Feng is not all about cosmetic surgery…she is about getting healthy and giving her patients the tools to stay that way!”
  • "Went from being overweight, to physically fit and ready for a marathon within 7 months of my surgery. You are in the best of care at her surgical center.”
  • "I was thrilled to have NO PAIN from my procedure! Almost 9 hours of surgery and I awoke with NO nausea, no pain. I was afraid after the nerve block wore off I would have pain…but NO!"
  • "She took a good long time talking with me and my husband, so if there was a time when I had to wait, I figured she was giving someone else her undivided attention…I felt totally taken care of"
  • "Dr. Feng is an expert in her field… [attended] Yale at 16… She has perfected the anesthesia so that nausea can be avoided and she uses nerve blocks to make sure that you aren’t in pain after the procedure"
  • "Dr. Feng removed my ruptured breast implants as well as the inflamed capsules and sent them to her pathologist, which was instrumental in getting my health insurer to cover the surgery, which she also appealed on my behalf"
  • "Words cannot begin to capture the gratitude that I would like to express to you right now. Without your talent, vision and perfectionism my breasts, my health and probably my outlook on life would have been very unhealthy"
  • "I am cured! Those were (my doctor’s) exact words…If it wasn’t for your kindness, your tremendous talent and of course your outstanding staff I would have never known what it feels like to have a normal life again"
  • "I get a comment from every doctor I see about my fabulous scar. I almost have nothing to be seen. Everyone thinks it looks awesome!"
  • "She explanted my 7 year old implants for me and gave me a lolipop lift. She is extremely talented. She made my breast look better than they did with implants"
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