Liver Love – Part 1
Signs of Obstructed Bile Ducts
Bile flow obstruction can directly and indirectly impair functions of every part of your body! If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you likely have liver and gallbladder stones
|Low appetite||Food Cravings||Digestive Disorders|
|Diarrhea||Constipation||Clay Colored Stool|
|Dull pain on the right side||Difficulty breathing||Liver Cirrhosis|
|Hepatitis||Most Infections||High Cholesterol|
|Pancreatitis||Heart Disease||Brain disorders|
|Duodenal ulcers||Nausea and vomiting||“Bilious” or angry personality|
|Depression||Impotence or other sexual problems||Prostate diseases|
|Urinary problems||Hormonal imbalances||Menstrual and menopausal disorders|
|Problems with vision||Puffy Eyes||Skin disorder|
|Liver spots, especially those on the back of the hands and facial area||Diziness and fainting spells||Loss of muscle tone|
|Excessive weight gain or weight loss||Strong shoulder and back pain||Pain at the top of a shoulder blade and/or between the shoulder blades|
|Dark color under the eyes||Morbid complexion||Tongue that is glossy or coated in white or yellow|
|Stiff neck||Asthma||Headaches and migraines|
|Tooth and gum problems||Yellowness of the eyes and skin||Sciatica|
|Numbness and paralysis of legs||Joint diseases||Knee problems|
|Kidney diseases||Cancer||MS and FMS|
|Alzheimer’s disease||Cold extremities||Excessive heat and perspiration in the upper part of the body|
|Very greasy hair and hair loss||Cuts or wounds that keep bleeding and don’t want to heal||Difficulty sleeping, insomnia|
|Nightmares||Stiffness of joints and muscles||Hot and cold flushes|
|Sudden graying of hair|
Think the Liver is Connected to Everything?
You betcha!! Did you know most of the stones in the ducts consist primarily of cholesterol (60-90%)* (Andreas Moritz). Do you know WHY cholesterol is produced in excess in your heavenly body? It’s a response to too much acids. Yes, it’s a cooling mechanism, kinda like radiator fluid. Your car must have radiator fluid to cool the fluid of the engine, which we know as oil. In our bodies, we call that blood. Over time they harden (calcify), blocking bile ducts in the liver and amassing stones in the gallbladder.
Why Doesn’t My Doctor Diagnose This Condition?
Because stones are “invisible” to x-ray machines. They are not “hardened” or “calcified” (yet) in the liver, but ultrasound can pick up the calcified stones in the gallbladder. The diagnosis of this condition is often referred to as “fatty liver.”
How Healing “Death Cycles” Work
When I started cleansing and detoxing, I had to go through many “death cycles” in my tissue. About 3-4 years into my journey of self-healing, I had 2 major episodes of gallbladder attacks. I couldn’t understand why they were happening? I was eating raw (lots of nuts and seeds tho at the time), exercising, using herbs to cleanse, and water to carry away old cellular debris.
I found myself in the hospital (my honey couldn’t stand watching me writhe in pain any longer) so the doctors insisted I remove my gallbladder. But I knew better! I knew that if they removed it, my liver would have to work harder to digest fats, that I would lose an important component to my digestion. I insisted they leave it since it wasn’t diseased, and I would take care of it.
On an emotional level during that time, I was eliminating years of seething resentment, repressed anger that I had supressed so deep into my body, I hardly knew I did it. It was a coping mechanism based on a survival instinct leftover from a very difficult childhood.
Now I understand that everything goes through death cycles in order to rebirth. Forests must burn to clear diseased trees, in order to regrow in a more prestine state. So too my body. Everything that comes into the body must move out of the body – which includes foods, solvents, and emotions. My disease was leaving my body in order to begin to regrow at a cellular level. In the moment it was scary, but looking back, my intuition knew it was NOT a permanent state of health – it was just another level of climbing a self-heaiing mountain.
Lovingly Loving Your Lovely Liver
If this information resonates with you, I hope you will join me for our monthly discussion on Liver Love, Monday November 11, 7-8:30 pm here at the Clinic. Handouts available. I’ll have samples of liver herbs, tonics, foods, cleanses, etc. A short bit of information on the functions of the liver, how it works, why you need to love it now, and what you can do if you are already in the throws of liver issues.