Nobody can live without their liver, but we all try it.
The human liver was created to be a human garbage disposal. But in many people their liver is a city dump. The result is that over-waste means overwork.
Liver sludge translates into low energy, an overweight body, stiff joints, digestion problems, and accumulation of toxins from junk foods and drugs. And since seniors have less ability to assimilate, the toxic buildup of pharmaceutical drugs becomes deadly and fatal. Slower and deteriorated liver and kidney functions compound the buildup of toxemia. Enough toxemia concludes life on this earth.
“Detox” is a word you see and hear all the time these days but what does it mean? It means we all need to do something for our health that we never think about, and that is help our livers take out the trash. We can give our liver new life at any age and most of our health problems will improve or go away. We don’t have to know that our livers are toxic. We can assume it.
The liver is the focal organ of sickness and disease because the liver accumulates toxins from an over indulgent body until it is overloaded, breaks down and disease becomes apparent.
The American Liver Foundation says about 25 percent of the people (some 80 million to 100 million) in the U.S. have a buildup of extra fat in lever cells not caused by alcohol. They call this non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and describe it as when more than 5 percent to 10 percent of the liver weight is fat.
Symptoms include fatigue, weakness, weight loss, loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, spider-like blood vessels, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), itching, fluid build-up, swelling of the legs and abdomen, and mental confusion. NAFLD may cause the liver to swell (steatohepatitis). A swollen liver may cause scarring (cirrhosis) over time and may even lead to liver cancer or liver failure.
According to ALF, there are no known medical treatments for NAFLD. Of course, when they say that what they mean is there are no patented chemical “treatments” that orthodox medicine can push on you for profit.
The late Dr. Max Gerson of the famous Gerson Cancer Clinic used organic coffee enemas to flush patients’ livers. He pulled many from the dead. In fact, up until 45 years ago, The Merck Manual — the global standard in medical reference for doctors, students and consumers — recommended coffee enemas. Why did they quit recommending them? The drug companies stop everything that works. Count on it!
The sick care system doesn’t want you to think that you need detoxification of any kind, or that detoxification even works. But there it is in black and white, printed in 1972, only now whitewashed from history.
Yet, according to Dr. Gerson, degenerative disease in almost all cases stems from deficiency of nutrients and toxicity.
Toxicity eventually overwhelms the liver. The liver must do its job or you die.
The liver is primarily responsible (along with the kidneys, lungs and skin) for removing cell waste, foreign substances and other undesirable elements from the bloodstream.
Blood poisoned by mycotoxins (many from those so-called “healthy” grains the government wants you to keep eating) goes to the liver to be detoxified and that added stress distracts the liver from efficiently metabolizing fat and sugar (from “The pH Miracle”). If you are suffering from degenerative disease, it is virtually impossible to heal without the lifesaving detoxification of the liver and the other cleansing organs of the body.
Henry R. Harrower, M.D., founder of The Endocrine Society and editor of the first two editions of their journal Endocrinology, said: “Physicians who have come to depend on biliary (liver) stimulation and who use it frequently in a wide range of disorders report positive effects on certain toxic difficulties such as hypertension, heart disease, angina, headaches, pain, depression, and many allergy-related symptoms.”
How does a coffee enema help detoxify the liver? It’s not the coffee, but the powerful nutrient and native antioxidant boosted by the chemicals in coffee.
Coffee by mouth is absorbed in the small intestines and carried throughout the body by the bloodstream where the caffeine acts as a stimulant. The caffeine in the coffee enemas is absorbed in the descending colon and then immediately removed from the bloodstream by the liver before the blood is circulated throughout the body.
During this process, blood flow from the colon will carry caffeine and at least two other important elements, kahweol and cafestol palmitate (palmitic acid salts) from the retained coffee to the liver.
These palmitic salts enhance the production of glutathione-S-transferase, an enzyme catalyst that is an extremely effective means of removing toxins and carcinogens from the bloodstream by 700 percent.
Glutathione is your body’s strongest native anti-oxidant nutrient and supports the major detoxification pathways in your body: liver, kidneys, GI tract and intestines.
How powerful is glutathione? Odense University in Denmark compared levels of glutathione in centenarians (age 100 to 105) and people age 60 to 79 and found that glutathione was higher in the centenarians. And among the centenarian group, those who were the most active had the very highest levels. (Source: Andersen HR, Lower Activity of Superoxide Dismutase and High Activity of Glutathione Reductase in Erythrocytes from Centenarians, Age and Aging. 1998;27:643-648)
Glutathione in your body is like the water filter you may have under your sink. It purifies your tissues and pushes out the junk. When you don’t have enough glutathione in your cells, you can’t filter out the toxins that are common in our environment, and they take over.
Without glutathione, your body is like an engine that runs on dirty oil. It eventually breaks down and dies, and your body will too.
There are more than 70 conditions and diseases associated with glutathione deficiency.
The most natural way to build more glutathione in your body is eating foods high in glycine and cysteine. Along with glutamine, these are the amino acids that make glutathione.
Water can be toxic, so you don’t really want a coffee enema any longer. And if you try to increase glutathione naturally through food, it only results in your body being more toxic and you’re back where you started. This toxic burden is a vicious cycle, and one of the best arguments I know to supplement your diet with the precursors that increase glutathione production in your body beyond what we have traditionally needed so that we can induce detoxification, cleanse the liver and achieve optimal health.
Meat, eggs and fish are your best sources. But you can also get glycine and cysteine from yogurt and sunflower seeds, along with horseradish, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and red peppers.
Brussels sprouts contain a plant chemical called cyanohydroxybutene which can also increase glutathione levels.
Finally, the supplement N-acetyl cysteine will boost blood levels of glutathione by 38 percent at doses of 600 mg daily.
Beet juice contains betaine, which is very important in stimulating liver function and helps detoxify the liver. If you are arthritic you have a sluggish liver that is full of toxins.
Turmeric helps with liver function, detoxifying the body and the brain to prevent Alzheimer’s.
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