We’ve discussed several times on this site, the value of having a functioning liver. Truth be told, the word “value” doesn’t even cut it. Your liver is priceless, forget about valuable or even invaluable. Once you liver goes, you’re in trouble.
Doctors of the past, used to be able to look at you and tell if your liver was working properly. They looked at your eyes, and the color of your skin, and would feel around your back, pressing certain areas to see your response. Today, without a wide range of tests – many doctors have no idea if your liver is functioning at a high level.
This is why preventative measures are always the best kind of measures to take. It’s my personal belief that that you play defense with your body, until you’re forced to play offense. I know that may sound a little strange, so let me explain.
Defense, for me, and the way I think, means doing everything you can to make sure you defend your body from toxicities that are constantly attacking it. This comes in the form of what you eat, drink, shower with, breathe in every day, and everything else. Toxicity is everywhere, isn’t it? Well, to guard against that I believe in detoxing my system at least twice a year, and eating a detox diet throughout the year.
This may seem extreme, but what I consider extreme is someone dying at forty-two years old because their liver failed after years of hard drinking, poor diet, and lack of movement. That kind of story seems a lot more extreme than anything I’m doing.
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How about a thirty-eight year old stuck in one of those scooters for old people, because they aren’t able to talk around more due to disease in their body? See, that kind of outcome seems ridiculous to me when you compare it with the simple steps I take to ward off that kind of result.
Another part of my defensive strategy is going to the doctor at least once a year for a check-up. I got on doctors more than anyone I personally know, and I rail against them all the time online – but I have respect for them; and I know what they’re qualified to help me with – symptomology.
They can detect any abnormalities in my system better than I ever could, and because they can – I reverse engineer that skill to let me know everything is fine. In other words, if they don’t find anything – I know the steps I’m taking are working, and I just make sure to maintain the strategies and tactics I’m using to be able to repeat that result again and again.
Now the offense starts when they do find something. It’s at that point, that I begin listening to the options they give me, with the last option always being surgery. If you can figure out a way to get the result you want, without them opening up, the better.
This is why detoxing the liver is so vital to your health. Why wait until a doctor is giving you options like “gallbladder removal” to start taking actions that can avoid having to deal with that altogether? Alcohol, taking certain prescription drugs, Hepatitis B, Cancer, and abnormal blood flow can lead to liver disease – and all of these factors can be attributed to lifestyle, and can be reduced, or even eliminated in some cases.
Here are signs that your liver is starting to become sick:
- For women, PMS or hormonal problems
- Pain in right side under rib cage (liver area)
- Yellowish complexion
- High cholesterol
- Eye pain/red eyes, or yellow
- Indigestion after fatty meals
- Difficulty burning fat
- Mood swings
Remember, about 75% of liver tissue damage needs to take place before you start seeing the symptoms of disease, but your doctor will usually find out once 90% of damage is already in place. By then, the chances of coming back from that become less and less.
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A detox cleanse for your liver is vital to maintaining. Here are some simple steps you can take: create a movement program – get your butt up and moving. Like Brad Pitt’s character in World War Z said, “Movement is life.” Although he was talking about zombies, it’s true I real life as well.
Humans were never meant to sit down at a computer for eight hours a day; and just because you do, doesn’t mean you have to sit on the couch for seven more when you go home. Create a plan that’s revolves around a passion that involves movement, like sports, swimming, martial arts, etc. This makes the working out process less of a chore, any more of a way to help you get better at what it is you already like to do.
If you’re taking a lot of medication, start finding ways to get off them immediately. If you’re taking pills due to high blood pressure, start working on ways to lower your blood pressure. I mean, I know this may sound overly simplistic, but folks – it really is that simple. Do not let the marketers, and powers-that-be, fool you into believing you need medication in your life to be healthy.
We went thousands of years without medication – why would you think we need all of that crap now? Lastly, focus on what you eat. What you eat can either make you or break you. If you ever find yourself pausing just before you order something at a fast food spot, don’t dismiss it – that pause was your unconscious letting you know that what you are eating isn’t good for you. Make a new choice and get something better, or get the heck out of that place altogether.
A full body detox that includes the liver, digestive system, and kidneys is required at least once a year if you’re at all serious about your health. To take proactive measure, you also want to make sure that you are eating a detox-like diet as well. There are, of course, no guarantees in life; but if all you did was all you could do, then at least you can look yourself in the mirror and know that you did everything possible on your own behalf – 9.5 times out of 10, that will be enough.