Medicine still does not properly evaluate the daily functions of the liver and does not pay attention to them before the appearance of elevated liver enzymes, obesity or cirrhosis
The liver protects us from toxins in the environment in two ways - by neutralizing them and retaining them.
However, these functions are disturbed by the way of eating and living. When a woman reaches the average age of 38 and a man 48, liver function begins to deteriorate and symptoms such as weight gain and hot flashes appear.
But over time, irritable bowel syndrome, adrenal gland problems, bloating, constipation, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, eczema, psoriasis, gallstones, gout, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Raynaud's syndrome, seasonal depression, varicose veins, etc.
In Anthony William's book "The Healing Medium: Help for the Liver" (Hermes Publishers) you will learn a lot about the secrets and functions of the liver. Most importantly, you will discover exactly what it needs to heal and continue to perform its life-saving functions. We offer an excerpt from the book dedicated to gaining weight.
The main role in gaining weight is played by the liver. It's fashionable today to blame obesity on the thyroid, but a thyroid problem is not the cause of obesity, whether it's hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, or even having the gland removed.
In the US alone, there are thousands of people with thyroid disease who maintain a normal average weight. Indeed, there is a link between thyroid diseases and weight gain because these diseases are caused by viruses in over 95% of cases, and chronic viral infection weakens and puts a strain on the liver.
Partly because the virus “makes a nest” in the liver on its way to the thyroid gland. When it is overloaded with viruses and their waste, the liver cannot perform effective filtration, and sooner or later this leads to obesity.
For several years, the adrenal glands have received special attention from doctors and they are attributed to fatigue, difficulty concentrating, depression, anxiety, insomnia. Obesity is also associated with the adrenal glands. Adrenal fatigue, elevated cortisol levels, high cholesterol, disturbed hormonal balance, and hence - weight gain. This theory is not correct.
Here again, it's a correlation, not a direct cause-and-effect relationship with weight gain. Indeed, excessive adrenaline in the body often leads to weight gain. This reaction begins with chronic stress and overstimulation of the nervous system.
The liver initiates a remarkable protective process when the adrenal glands pump out high levels of adrenaline. To protect you from its corrosive effects, the liver soaks it up like a sponge.
What's more - it baits old, stored hormones to catch and neutralize the new ones. Hormones bond into a compound, and if the liver is not in great shape, it cannot flush out this compound of old and new hormones. Instead, it is forced to store it and the result is weight gain.
Storage in the liver
Fat occurs when the liver functions slowly. If the liver has not yet reached the limit of fat and poison storage, it functions at a faster rate.
What burdens it too much are the toxic heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides that are sprayed on agricultural produce, solvents, plastics, industrial chemicals and other toxins. They all get stored, which becomes a problem when the liver's capacity is reached.
Viruses and bacteria cause serious damage, the Epstein-Barr virus is especially destructive to liver functions. And it causes thyroid disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, sarcoid, cystic fibrosis and many others.
Epstein-Barr virus releases waste in the form of by-products, neurotoxins, dermatotoxins and dead virus cells, the processing of which further burdens the liver.
Another factor is excess adrenaline and cortisol. Once the liver has saved the day with the old hormones binding to the new hormones and neutralizing them, so many of these compounds can accumulate in the liver that there is no room left for storage.
For many, liver problems build up unnoticed for decades before its function declines to the point that its ability to store fat ceases. This is why people who have maintained a stable weight for 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years suddenly start gaining weight without any logical explanation.
Consumption of more natural foods and movement help cleanse the liver and saturate it with oxygen. For some people, this is enough to reduce their weight. But there are people who exercise hard and follow a diet, but keep gaining weight.
In these cases, the liver functions very slowly and needs additional healing support. It is oversaturated with excess fat cells, pathogenic waste, excess adrenaline and toxins. In this condition, it cannot process fat well enough and fat cells accumulate in it.
The interior becomes congested to such an extent that fat begins to accumulate on its exterior as well, leading to the development of hepatic steatosis. Fat cells then begin to accumulate in the intestinal tract and eventually in the heart and arteries. It is also possible to increase the level of glycated hemoglobin (diagnosis of prediabetes), and the waist circumference continues to grow.
Fat is only one of the reasons for being overweight. There is another factor - fluid retention. If you are 30 kg over the norm, there is a good chance that 20 kg of it is body fat and the remaining 10 kg is retained fluid.
This happens when the lymphatic system is forced to do the filtering, which is basically the liver's job. It filters out the large particles of waste matter, and the lymphatic system processes the microparticles.
However, when the liver is exhausted, waste material slips out. It is transmitted to the lymphatic system, but it is too thick for it, and the lymphatic vessels and channels become clogged.
He althy Liver Foods and Supplements
Suitable food, taken regularly with three main meals and two snacks, is key to liver recovery. The most important for the liver are oxygen, water, sugars and mineral s alts.
Glucose is a source of energy for this organ along with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. nutrients that come from fruits and vegetables. The liver only uses nutrients surrounded by natural glucose and fructose.
Therefore, the most healing for this organ are natural, clean fruits and vegetables. If someone follows a diet without sugars and carbohydrates, without potatoes, pumpkin and fruits, his liver gradually goes into an advanced stage of malnutrition, and the person ages prematurely.
Also, the natural sugars serve to keep the liver cool as it is the organ with the highest temperature.
Try to reduce your fat intake by 25% without cutting it out completely. The fact is that most people unknowingly eat too much fat.
Many herbs and nutritional supplements help to restore the liver. The list for daily maintenance of liver and general physical condition is as follows: 5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate), aloe vera (5 cm peeled fresh piece of the fleshy part of the plant), 2 teaspoons of barley stalk powder, curcumin, lemon balm, L-lysine (3 capsules of 500 mg), magnesium glycinate, nettle leaves (in tea or capsules), spirulina, turmeric, vitamin B12, vitamin C, zinc.
Specific and detailed recommendations are in Anthony William's book.