Liver Support Remedy
The liver is the largest internal organ and has more than 500 functions. It can be found on the right side of the rib cage in the front, under the last couple of ribs.
The intestine absorbs nutrients and whatever junk you ingested. All of that gets transported straight to the liver. It's job is to take a good look at what is about to be subjected to your body before it allows that to feed your tissues. That means it is the liver's responsibility to catch all the scum, waste and toxins that were absorbed into your blood and tag them as waste so the kidneys will remove them in the urine. You can imagine that the liver becomes quite over loaded with the refined sugars, medications, street drugs, alcohol, chemical preservatives, fillers, dyes, colors and other products used to keep modern food looking seductive.
In addition to cleaning up waste material, the liver makes and releases bile secretion into hepatic ducts which eventually form the common bile duct and empty into the duodenum of the small intestine through the hepatopancreatic sphincter shared by the pancreas.
The Liver's other functions are:
- Manufacture (synthesize) proteins, including albumin (to help maintain the volume of blood) and blood clotting factors.
- Synthesize, store, and process (metabolize) fats, including fatty acids (used for energy) and cholesterol.
- Metabolize and store carbohydrates, which are used as the source for the sugar (glucose) in blood that red blood cells and the brain use.
- Form and secrete bile that contain bile acids to aid in the intestinal absorption (taking in) of fats and the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
- Eliminate, by metabolizing and/or secreting, the potentially harmful biochemical products produced by the body, such as bilirubin from the breakdown of old red blood cells, and ammonia from the breakdown of proteins.
- About 80% of the cholesterol in your body is made by the liver.
- Your liver consists of 96% water, stored in cells and blood.
- If just 25% of your liver is healthy, it can regenerate itself!
- Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, usually caused by viruses like hepatitis A, B, and C, but Hepatitis can have non-infectious causes too like alcohol, drugs, allergic reactions, or obesity.
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with obesity and characterized as an abundance of fat in the liver, this can lead to hepatitis, inflammation and/or cirrhosis.
- Cirrhosis occurs when normal liver cells are damaged and replaced by dead cells and scar tissue.
- Ascites: As cirrhosis develops, the liver leaks fluid (ascites) into the belly, which becomes distended and heavy.
- Gallstones: If a gallstone becomes stuck in the bile duct draining the liver, hepatitis and bile duct infection (cholangitis) can result.
- Hemochromatosis is an inherited disorder that allows accumulation of iron in the body which leads to liver damage.
- Primary biliary cirrhosis: In this rare disorder, an unclear process slowly destroys the bile ducts in the liver. Permanent liver scarring (cirrhosis) eventually develops.
- Wilson's disease is a hereditary disease which causes the body to retain copper.
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis is an inflammatory disease of the bile duct.
- Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune disease of small bile ducts.
- Budd-Chiari syndrome is an obstruction of the hepatic vein.
- Gilbert's syndrome is a genetic disorder of bilirubin metabolism.
- Glycogen storage disease type II is the build-up of glycogen which causes progressive muscle weakness (myopathy) throughout the body and affects various body tissues, particularly in the heart, skeletal muscles, liver and nervous system.
Suggestions To Strengthen
- Eat less animal and dairy protein; a vegetarian diet and daily vegetable juicing is essential for serious liver disease.
- Eat more complex carbohydrates.
- Make sure digestion and assimilation are healthy.
- Focus on happy things, not the negative or problems.
- Get your temper under control and bring awareness to the areas in your past that cause you to feel anger so you can begin resolution.