Does anyone else have a phenol intolerance? Or know much about it? I recently read that getting ill from just about anything with phenols in means you don't have enough of the enzyme phenol sulfo-transferase. If I understood correctly, this therefore means that phenol intolerance develops out of sulfite intolerance/interruption in the transsulfuration pathway. My sulphur problems all started abruptly when I first got ill with CFS. It took me years to figure out that the link between most of the other things that make me feel particularly ill was phenols, so I could not say whether this also started at the same time or came on later. Does everyone with sulfite problems have phenol problems too? Or are they separate issues? Anyway, I have pretty well sorted out how to avoid things with phenols (unless people stinking of perfume dare to come near me), but I want to know if there is anything that can be done to fix things? I did read that copper comes into this, and that making copper more bioavailable by taking zinc and molybdenum might help. I've been taking both of those for a while and there has been a bit of improvement, but starting from an extemely low base, therefore the problem is still pretty severe. My excess stored copper level is absolutely off the scale so this problem has clearly been extreme for many years... well, I already knew that. Does anyone know any more about the whole process? Even very basic stuff would help me. When I start reading about enzymes and chemical reactions I am afraid a pea-souper of a brain-fog always descends!