First, let me just say that if you have liver problems because of alcohol abuse, that it IS possible - I didn't say EASY - to change your behaviour. We all know abusing alcohol is bad for us. Why do we do it then?
But many things other than alcohol can cause liver and gallbladder problems. Every year, more than half a million people in the United States and more than 50,000 people in Canada undergo surgery to remove their gallbladders because of gallstones .
Symptoms of liver disease include nausea, malaise, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, itching, a yellow coloring of the skin or the eyes, pain in the right upper part of the belly and dark urine. The best way to determine whether your liver has been compromised in with some simple blood tests.
One of the best tools you can use to prevent gallstones is a simple liver cleansing procedure which you can perform in the comfort of your home and which is very inexpensive: the Liver Flush .
Various nutrients are required in order for the liver detoxification to be carried out successfully. An adequate supply of key antioxidants is essential to prevent further liver damage. Milk thistle , vitamin C , selenium, beta carotene , vitamin E , and N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) are all powerful antioxidants which are helpful in liver detoxification.
The amino acid SAM-E plays an important role in liver health, in addition to helping with depression. Cruciferous vegetables , such as broccoli , cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage in the diet have been shown to enhance liver detoxification. I use those regularly when vegetable juicing .
The B vitamins, including riboflavin and niacin , also aid in liver detoxification.
The use of coffee in enemas for liver detoxification purposes is well known. It makes some people chuckle. I prefer to think as a very powerful health practice for a healthy liver. The coffee enema is extensively used in the Gerson cancer therapy and is a practice which has been recommended by holistic and alternative medicine professionals for many years.
The coffee enema is used to detoxify the liver, NOT THE COLON . It is a low-volume enema that remains only in the sigmoid colon . There is a duct between the sigmoid colon and the liver called the "entero-hepatic circulation system". When the stool reaches this point, it contains many toxins , which are sent to the liver for detoxification.
Without getting too technical here, the caffeine that is absorbed into the entero-hepatic system causes the liver ducts, including the bile ducts, to empty into the sigmoid colon. Releasing the toxins in the liver ducts, makes room for toxins from the body to enter the liver for detoxification.
The alkaloids in the caffeine stimulate the production of an enzyme called "glutathione-S-transferase", which is an enzyme that facilitates the liver detoxification pathways. The coffee enema is safe even for people who are sensitive to caffeine because the coffee remains in the sigmoid colon , where it will not be absorbed, provided the proper amount is used and the enema bag is not placed too high.
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