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Basic Liver Care

The liver provides multitude of functions that help to maintain homeostasis in the body. Its single function in digestion is in the production of bile. Bile that travels to the duodenum via the gall balder and common bile duct is produced to digest fats and the fat soluable vitamins. This function is essential to life and to good nutrition. Without this one function of the liver alone, you could not live.

Hence it is imperative to keep the liver healthy. Unfortunately most liver diseases are not curable by conventional medicine. Hepatitis C and hepatitis
care two prime examples of viral liver disease that are taking many thousands of lives a year. These diseases are generally acquired through blood to blood contact. Blood transfusions and needle sticks have been the most common cause of transfer of this disease. Sexual activity can also spread them.

A common symptom of liver or gall bladder difficulty is the development of a yellow cast to the skin or to the whites of the eyes, called jaundice. If you see this you can be sure that your liver is stressed by the backup of bile in the organ. The cause could lie with the liver itself or with the gall bladder. It can be an early sign of developing disease, and with gall bladder issues it may be present long before the more active signs of gall bladder disease are present. It may indicate a good time to think of doing gallbladder/liver flushes but do not assume that this will address your problem. If you have jaundice you need a professional diagnosis because many things can cause it.

Over a life time the liver can become congested with toxins. Since the liver is the main organ responsible for the detoxification of the blood it can be subject to overload due to a number of reasons. It can also harbor a number of parasites, both large and small. There is no system of medicine that better understands the function and treatment of the liver than Chinese medicine. Though many centuries of study they have found methods to stimulate and cleanse and balance the liver through the use of herbal preparations and acupuncture. If I had liver disease, I would not walk, I would run to a credible and well trained Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

One herb that has made its way to western society from the orient is for liver treatment is milk thistle (silymarin).Another common herb used both in the Orient and the west is dandelion. Both of these herbs are nontoxic and can be used by most people. Some people who have hepatitis do not do well on milk thistle but a trial is merited due to its benefits if it is tolerated well. Almost everyone can use dandelion, unless there is a peculiar and uncommon allergy.

Researchers in alternative therapy are finding that these herbs can be beneficial for their detox ability even when there is no disease symptoms present. I recommend that you make them a component of a yearly detoxification protocol to keep your liver functioning well. They will help to remove toxins that could be building up and will stimulate the liver to process them more efficiently. They have shown to be effective in removing chemical toxicities from the environment.

The coffee enema is another protocol that can be added to a liver detox program. Coffee inserted rectally will be absorbed by the portal vein and will be carried directly to the liver from there. It is a long time old remedy that has been used safely my countless thousands and it is also a key component to the Gerson Cancer therapy.

To do a coffee enema simply brew up a strong pot of coffee, about 1 quart. Let it cool till it is warm, not hot. Instill into the rectum with an enema bag. Hold it as long as you can.
Do not do this type of enema in the evening as the caffeine may keep you awake.

The gallbladder/liver flush had become controversial latel but many alternative practitioners do attest to its effectiveness. Below you will find a link to show the photos of actual results from such a flush. I recommend these flushes to start early in life if you have a family history of gall bladder issues or of liver disease. If you wait to do a flush until you have active gall bladder disease it may be too late. Stones can get very large for a few people and there may be some risk in your effort to pass them with a flush. A stone could potentially get stuck in the bile duct. This is very uncommon though. If you have a sonogram of the gall bladder you may be able to find out how large your stones are and decide from there if a flush is worth a try. If you are finding out that gall bladder surgery is required you could try the flush first but be aware that you might end up in surgery anyway due to a stuck stone. Always do a flush that included Epsom salts in the recipe as this will relax the bile duct and make it easier to pass larger stones. These flushes have been done by millions over the years with little difficulty and often with great results, sometimes eliminating the need for gall bladder surgery altogether. If you find that you have the propensity to form stones you should do a flush at least once a year. This will prevent the stones from getting very large. Base how often you flush with the results you get. Donít wait till things get out of hand.

I will provide a link to how to do a liver flush using Epsom salts.
It is detailed instructions that pass the scope of this forum. Stones will be hard. Stones or pellets that are soft are not stones at all but an accumulation of fats either from the flush itself or deposits within the GI system.

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