How to Start Caring for Your Liver
If you or anyone you know is suffering from a chronic illness, caring for the liver is of the utmost importance. Actually, it is critical in moving the needle towards health and healing.
How does liver health show up in my practice?
In the last couple of months, I've had an individual still healing from a physical injury lasting almost two years, treated with physical therapy with no lasting result or change. By focusing on her priorities especially about caring for the liver which has a connection with muscles, tendons, and joints, she finally has hope. Her pain is diminishing, and every time she comes in, there is a smile on her face.
Another person had an unexplained onset of chronic fatigue for the last fourteen months. She worked in the medical field and couldn't find the answers to help her heal. By caring for her liver, snacking every two hours, and drinking her heavy metal detox smoothie, she walked a little further without feeling wiped out and bedridden. It was so significant that she wrote in her journal, "I walked."
One lady came in for chronic back pain. She later told me that by helping her liver with the celery juice every morning, her horrible reflux of several years finally went away. And, her back got better.
Everything is pointing to your hardworking, overwhelmed, and stagnant liver.
There is a reason why we must address everyone's health holistically. If your therapies are not working or have plateaued, look into the liver and support it so that it can assist you to breakthrough.
Many times I tell my clients to do their homework of self-care first before seeing me. I'd rather have them spend their money on the food and supplements first. It makes the sessions more potent and effective. If not, care becomes an expensive therapeutic care program without really helping the body to heal itself. Most importantly, empowering the individual who is doing the healing.
There is so much to say about the liver. In Chinese Medicine, the liver is viewed as the commander overseeing the smooth flow of energy and blood. It is responsible not just for the transformation of toxic substances, but also of thought and feeling. The liver has a close connection to the adrenal glands, pancreas, spleen, reproductive organs, and eyes. It has over 2000 functions that science has yet to tap into.
If you thought that you were born into the world with a clean, pristine liver, think again.
The liver is our primary filtration and detoxification organ. It starts doing the work from the beginning of our development in the womb. It holds on to toxins that have been passed on from generation to generation like nuclear radiation, pesticides like DDT, petroleum, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and even viral loads.
Our bodies are not made like an air purifier with the opportunity to change the filter every month. We cannot replace the liver with a new one. We must cleanse it safely and gently through our lifestyle choices. Who knows what is in there and for how long.
9 out of 10 people are walking around with a sluggish and stagnant liver unknowingly. If my daughter didn't go through her health challenge, I would not have found this more up to date information to share with you. It is life-changing and life-saving, to say the least.
We still have lots to learn about self-care and how our bodies function. As well as the mind, body, heart, spirit, and soul connection. When we understand how everything works together and follow through with mindful action, healing becomes possible and expected.
Symptoms Indicating that Your Liver has Maxed Out:
Diabetes, high blood pressure, GERD, digestive problems, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), emotional issues, mental and behavioral issues, hormonal imbalance, eczema, psoriasis, Autoimmune Disease, cancer, fatty liver, gallbladder problems and infections, chronic inflammation, chronic low grade viral inflammation, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, unexplained weight gain, asthma, UTIs, multiple sclerosis, neurological fatigue, Adrenal Stress, Thyroid problems, Lyme's Disease, chronic strep infections, acne, infertility, aging issues, bloating, brain fog, and so much more.
It's time to learn how to care for the liver so that you can have the healing and health potential needed to overcome any chronic or mystery illness. And, to stay well enough to live a meaningful and fulfilled quality of life. If this information is opposite to what you've learned and encountered, still receive with an open mind. It takes time reprogramming ourselves to beneficial and true information. Look how long it took me!
The information I am sharing with you is what I received from the educational material from Anthony William's book, Liver Rescue. I am encouraging you to learn more because what I have below is only scratching the surface. Not only that, everyone is different in terms of the health of their livers, what they've been exposed to, lifestyle, environmental factors, medications, toxic load, family lineage, and so on.
To start caring for your liver, begin with:
1. Drinking 16 oz of lemon water upon awakening. (1/2 a lemon is recommended). You can also drink this throughout the day for hydration and can even add some raw honey.
2. Drink 16 oz of celery juice 15-30 minutes after the lemon juice. Celery juice is a powerful healing herb tonic and can break down viruses and bacterias, safely detox heavy metals and other toxins out of the liver, rebuild HCl acid, enhance your liver and whole body immunity, improve circulation, help the adrenals, thyroid, and nervous system to heal, and so much more. Wait 30 minutes to eat your breakfast.
3. Eliminate these foods: pork, lamb, gluten, soy, corn, canola, eggs, dairy, and a high protein/high-fat diet.
4. No fats in the mornings and lunch. It doesn't matter if it is a plant or animal base (e.g., nuts, seeds, oils, coconut, animal protein, etc.). The intention is to reduce your radical fats by 50%.
5. Feed your liver and focus on building your glycogen storage. The liver loves fruit, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, raw honey, vegetables, root vegetables, and green leafy vegetables.
6. With the above in mind, focus on fruits and vegetables. Make fresh juice combinations, green/fruit smoothies, fruit bowls with shredded green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, salads, soups, and create your own combinations. It would be great to eat more raw than cooked. Shoot for 50% if you can of what you eat.
7. Be aware of the Liver Trouble Makers. These are found in the Liver Rescue Book. Some are listed above with the foods to eliminate.
8. If you do like animal products, save it for dinner and limit it to one serving a day.
9. Learn about the Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie.
10. Support your adrenal glands by snacking every 90 minutes to 2 hours.
What are some benefits of caring for your liver?
Blood sugar balance
Rock solid Immunity
Improved thoughts, emotions, and feelings
Keep taking one step at a time. Your healing is about to happen.
Blessings, love, and joy,