Hi Violin, I think you are dead right! I had zincatest in the cupboard which is a liqid zinc check, my result was marginally low, there was a bitter taste which intensified but it wasn't vile immediately, the label described it as a furry mineral taste that develops as marginally low, taste like water was described as low but I could taste it so marginal, incidently I lost my sense of smell afer a bad URI in 2012 and it never came back properly. As for the liver, my poop has been light brown for a long time, and yellow sometimes lately. I take HCI and digestive enzymes, but I have now ordered ox bile which will arrive tomorrow. I have been doing coffee enemas every 3 days as I knew there was a problem. The colour actally improved the last 2 weeks since I started taking salt water again. I noticed that if I do sweat from the armpits which only happens when I haven't done a coffee enema for 2 or 3 days it has a sort of garlic smell, does that mean anything? Thanks for your help. One last question that has plagued me the last few weeks - I started a low 3mg dose of iodine in September and had no issue at all until February when the detox started right out of the blue, why did it wait 4 months?