They checked my liver as part of the comprehensive metabolic panel. This was taken after I started having the fainting attacks and hypoglycemia-like symptoms but before "all hell broke loose." The results seemed to be in the middle of the normal range (Bilirubin 0.6 mg/dL, Alkaline Phosphatase 62 IU/L, AST 20 IU/L, ALT 13 IU/L.)
I started adding watercress and amla...so far, so good. Will look for schizandra next time I go to the co-op. I was looking online and found a thyroid complex (http://www.luckyvitamin.com/item/itemKey/77199) that includes ashwagandha, schizandra, as well as kelp, bladderwrack, coleus forskohlii. Are the rest of these beneficial to take at this time?
Also, I have looked up chaparral and it does look like it has many good properties but there have been results of it causing liver problems. Which makes me think I should be wary of it at this time as my liver may be messed up. Or should it just be OK to take it in very small doses?