Updated: Mar 2, 2022
Most people change the oil and filter in their car every 5,000 miles. That is as often as twice a year. But they don't think twice about neglecting their body filter (liver) for an entire lifetime. Unlike a car filter, your liver is designed to detoxify and cleanse itself. But the liver can easily be overwhelmed and kept from performing its own self-detoxifying procedures. Additionally, your liver needs certain foods to perform this minor miracle. These foods are not the ones most people eat.
The foods most helpful in cleansing and detoxifying the liver contain chemicals and enzymes which the liver uses in biochemical maneuvers to rid itself of toxins. Without these foods, and with an influx of all kinds of toxic foods and other chemicals, most people find that their liver is overloaded. A toxic, congested liver leads to all kinds of health problems, not the least of which can be cancer. In fact, just about every cancer has its origins in the liver and/or the kidneys. All cancer cases are liver cases.
The person with a congested and toxic liver is usually an allergic person. These people slowly become allergic to everything. The reason-their liver is not filtering properly. Molecules end up in the bloodstream that should not be there. The body mounts an immune or histamine reaction to these foreign bodies. This reaction is identical to an allergic reaction. Slowly but surely your body will react to just about everything. Just as your car's engine will ultimately fail if the oil filter becomes totally clogged, you will become exhausted, arthritic, racked with aches and pains, sick, asthmatic, and face adrenal failure if your liver is left unattended.
The person with a toxic liver will have all kinds of digestive symptoms-bilious, nauseous, diarrhea, and constipation, gallbladder problems and stones, increased cholesterol levels, and more. As the liver clogs up, the kidneys will be called on to take up the load. In fact, the liver is like a third kidney and the kidneys are like another liver. In most cases of liver detoxification, you need to call up the liver and the kidneys.
A toxic liver will cause just about every kind of health problem imaginable. As the blood becomes thick with fat, vessels become clogged. As vessels become clogged, blood pressure goes up. As you are medicated for the blood pressure, your kidneys will begin to fail. This will put additional pressure on the liver because the liver is a kidney and the kidney is a liver. Your feet will burn, your skin will turn sallow with eruptions, including hives, urticaria, eczema, psoriasis, and more. And just as your car engine will sputter before it finally quits, you will slowly be drained of every ounce of energy, just before complete adrenal failure.
By now I think I have convinced you of the need to pay attention to your liver. At least the same amount of attention you give to your car's oil and filter changes. Of course, your first order of business is to give your liver a rest by relieving it of some of the poisons it is forced to filter out of your body on a daily basis. You already know the main ones-alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. But the discreet ones are prescription drugs, tons of synthetic vitamins and synthetic herbs, a 100% cooked-food diet, a constant diet of refined and processed foods (anything in a package or wrapped in cellophane), bad water, pesticides and herbicides, chlorine and fluorine, too much protein and meat, preservatives and additives like nitrates.
Keep in mind how great it feels to replace your cars's oil and fuel filter. You then add clean, pure engine oil and the best fuel. You just know your car is going to purr. Well, it isn't too much different with your body except that you cannot just simply change the filter. You only get one. While it is a highly regenerative organ that can cleanse itself, it is also subject to severe damage from toxins. The ingestion of one tiny batch of the wrong mushrooms will permanently destroy an entire liver requiring a liver tansplant.
So give your liver a break. Stop giving it poison and start giving it what it needs to cleanse itself. Unfortunately, the cleansing foods are not exactly American staples. They include garlic, onions, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, beets (roots and leaves), black radish, red peppers cabbage, asparagus, and egg yolks.
Disease or Toxic Liver Symptoms?
Liver detoxification is not a procedure to be taken lightly. One of the livers hundreds of jobs is to filter toxins from the body and release them via the bowels or kidneys. When the liver becomes overloaded it can no longer keep your body free from toxins, and you will absorb, reabsorb, and have toxic chemicals circulating in your blood. The effects of this can be so slow and cumulative, you can mistake them for poor health or diseases that "develop" as life goes on.
Once the liver is encouraged to discharge stored toxins and cleanse itself (the liver is a self-detoxifying organ), a remarkable thing can happen. The symptoms or diseases that plague you will become worse for a short time during the detoxification. Problems and symptoms you would never dream could come from the liver, will show up and be exaggerated.
The remarkable thing is that some or even most of the "diseases" you have had may not be diseases at all. Rather, they may be autointoxication, or self-poisoning, from a toxic and congested liver. By the way, this does not just "happen." It is caused by a lifetime of abuse of poor diet, drugs, toxins, poisons, alcohol, cigarettes, etc., etc.
Another remarkable thing about discovering that your "diseases" are really caused by toxins, is the shock over the folly of treating these diseases and symptoms with drugs and medicines. In fact, in most cases of these types of diseases, the treatment with drugs only makes the situation worse by adding more toxins to the mix. If these cannot be released from the body, they too will have to be detoxified at some time in the future.
So, always consider the liver as your life saver and also as the source of your problems if you have not been treating it well. And remember retracing when you embark on a liver detoxification program. You can get really sick.
If you have a toxic liver and suffer from intractable high blood pressure, cancer, allergies, skin conditions adrenal or kidney failure, arthritis, or any other degenerative condition, there is often no way around this procedure. The key word here is slow. A person with a highly toxic liver will become very ill if the liver is purged to release toxins too quickly. Some of the toxins will be reabsorbed and produce a strong, and often allergic reaction.
When retracing occurs, you can feel like you have the worst flu in memory. Your joints can ache, you can have a headache, coated tongue, diarrhea, fever, and more. The answer to detoxification reactions is to go SLOWLY! This is what we are determined to do here at the clinic. Cleanse the liver at each individual's tolerance.
This information is not meant to diagnose, treat or replace traditional treatment, and has not been approved by the FDA or HPB.