The following is meant as a guideline as to what natural foods and remedies a person can use for certain ailing problems. These protocols are meant as a helpful guide and are not meant to diagnose or treat. In office recommendations are not included.
The liver is an absolutely amazing organ. It is the major organ of digestion and assimilation that helps provide vital nutrients to keep the body healthy and repairs diseased and damaged tissues. The liver helps to eliminate wastes from food and environmental toxins as well. Our fast paced lives and fast food diets burden the liver with many stresses. Some of the major stressors include fried foods, hydrogenated oils, processed foods and foods with additives and preservatives, alcohol, drugs/medicines, as well as environmental toxins like pesticides, chemicals and cleaning compounds.
Solutions for liver problems
Indications – allergies, stiff neck, malnutrition, malabsorption, diarrhea, upset stomach, jaundice, liver spots, puffy face, hemorrhoids, chronic throat problems, alcohol abuse, fever, weakness, nausea, headache, appetite loss, muscle aches, joint pain, dark urine, light colored stools, fatigue, gallstones, pain in liver area, poor fat metabolism, cellulite
Causes – viral contamination, excessive alcohol consumption, drug abuse (even some OTC remedies such as acetaminophen), toxic chemical exposure, processed foods, hydrogenated oils
Good Foods – fresh lemon juice in hot water, 2 quarts of fresh lime water or spring water daily, vegetable and vegetable juices, salads, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, raw fruits, artichokes, green drinks, wheat grass juice, garlic, bananas, kelp, molasses, nuts and seeds, ginger, cloves,
Harmful Foods – Sugar in any form, caffeine, alcohol, concentrated animal protein, eggs, dairy products, fats, raw fish and shellfish, rancid oils, hydrogenated oils
Alternative treatment for liver complications – Alpha lipoic acid 300 mg 1 cap 2 times per day, free form amino acid complex, Glutathione 500 mg twice daily on empty stomach, L- arganine L-cysteine L- methioine 500 mg twice daily on empty stomach, raw or dessicated liver extract, SAMe 600 mg/day, milk thistle 400 mg 3 times/daily, burdock, dandelion, red clover, yellow dock , schizandra herb, pantothenic acid (B-5), evening primrose oil, beta carotene 25,000-50,000 IU daily, licorice ( don’t use with high blood pressure), Omega 3 oils
Homeopathy – Natrum Sulphuricum, Bryonia
Emotion linked to liver – Anger, rage, or suppressed anger
Liver cleanse – Before cleansing the liver, it is important to first cleanse the colon, the kidneys and do a parasite cleanse. This is in order to allow the liver to handle the toxins released during the liver cleanse. If you have had chemotherapy, you should only do a very slow liver cleanse using gentle herbs such as those mentioned in the alternative treatment section above. It is important to have at least one bowel movement per day before starting the liver cleanse
For 2 days, eat nothing but stewed tomatoes and drink tomato juice. At the end of the second day combine and drink 3 oz. olive oil, 2 oz. castor oil and 3 oz. whipping cream. Go directly to bed. At 3 or 4 a.m. nature will call. In the morning, have a good breakfast.
Use a liquid called Liver ND for 4-6 weeks. Just take a few teaspoons in a bottle of water and sip all day. Call us for some.