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These bite-sized blueberry morsels come out of the oven warm, fluffy, and ready to enjoy for breakfast or any time of day. They make a great addition to any packed lunch or afternoon snack. The batter comes together in the blender in minutes, making this a quick and easy option whenever you need one.
In Liver Rescue, I share how the star ingredients in this recipe—bananas and wild blueberries—can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…
Wild blueberries contain dozens of undiscovered antioxidants, including anthocyanin varieties. There’s not just one pigment inside a wild blueberry; there are dozens of pigments not yet researched or studied. The wild blueberry is to the liver as mother’s milk is to a baby. Not only do wild blueberries have the ability to grab on to plenty of troublemakers, they also hold on to them as they leave the liver, in a way that most other healing foods cannot. The pigments in wild blueberries have the ability to saturate deep into liver cells and cross cell walls and membranes inside the liver, spreading their blue everywhere. Wild blueberries enhance the intestinal tract, feeding good bacteria there, which benefits the liver greatly.
Bananas’ fructose is the liver’s favorite source of food. It provides quick fuel to the liver and wakes up sleepy cells, increasing their ingenuity and work output. Bananas soothe the linings of the intestinal tract and also soothe the nerves attached to the intestinal tract. Contrary to popular belief, bananas are one of the most antibacterial, anti-yeast, antifungal foods. A great food to combine with other nutrient-rich foods or to take with supplements, because they improve the liver’s ability to absorb nutrients.
Wild Blueberry Mini Muffins
¼ cup white chia seeds
1 cup mashed banana
½ cup gluten-free oat flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup frozen wild blueberries
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Place the white chia seeds in the blender alone and blend them on high until finely ground. Add the mashed banana, oat flour, baking powder, sea salt, maple syrup, and lemon juice into the blender and blend until smoothly combined into batter.
Pour the batter into a bowl and stir in the frozen wild blueberries. Line a mini muffin pan with 16 mini parchment baking cups and fill each with 1 heaping tablespoon of batter.
Place the mini muffin pan into the oven and bake for 20 minutes until the tops of the muffins are turning golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool before eating. They will continue to firm up inside as they cool.
Makes 16 muffins
Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.
This item posted: 29-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
This colorful pasta dish is loaded with tender roasted vegetables and tossed together in a light tomato sauce that leaves everything moist and flavorful. It’s a great dish to serve when gathered around the table with friends and family, even those who may not eat the same way. If you’re serving others, feel free to add a small dash of olive oil to their individual dishes just prior to serving, and they’ll never miss a thing!
Tomatoes harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver. Lycopene is a beloved nutrient that the liver admires: the liver uses it to shield itself from cell damage, plus lycopene helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently. The fruit acids in tomatoes help keep the gallbladder healthy, helping rid sludge from the gallbladder and even reduce gallstone size. If you’re avoiding tomatoes due to trendy nightshade hatred that constantly recirculates over and over again, you’re missing out on keeping your liver healthy and preventing disease.
Onions have antimicrobial sulfur compounds that expel unfriendly pathogens from the liver. Onions have a disinfecting quality for the liver, keeping it from becoming inflamed. They also improve the temperature control or “thermostat” of the liver so it can heat and cool itself properly.
Garlic is one of the world’s oldest medicines and is an incredibly potent spice that can ward off a variety of illnesses and diseases. It has amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C and B-6 and minerals such as selenium, calcium, and iron. Garlic also contains very strong antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and anti-viral properties.
Roasted Veggie Pasta
3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
1 cup sliced red onion
1 cup diced zucchini
1 cup diced carrot
1 cup diced asparagus
10 garlic cloves, skin on
½ teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
12 ounces gluten-free pasta (see Tips)
4 cups arugula (optional)
Additional sea salt, dulse, and/or black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread out the tomatoes, red onion, zucchini, carrot, asparagus, and garlic on two baking trays lined with parchment paper and roast the vegetables for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.
Peel all the roasted garlic cloves (being careful not to burn your fingers) and place 4 of them in the blender along with 1 cup of the roasted tomatoes, the lemon juice, sea salt, and the optional red pepper flakes. Blend the ingredients until a light, smooth tomato sauce forms.
Prepare 12 ounces of gluten-free pasta according to the directions on the packaging. Drain the pasta and transfer to a mixing bowl. Toss the pasta in the tomato sauce. There should be just enough sauce to lightly coat the noodles.
Add the remaining roasted tomatoes, red onion, zucchini, asparagus, and garlic cloves. Toss gently to combine. Serve the pasta over a bed of arugula if desired, and add an optional extra sprinkle of sea salt, dulse, and/or black pepper to taste.
Makes 2 to 4 servings
Look for a gluten-free pasta made from rice, quinoa, beans, or lentils. Try to avoid the varieties that contain corn.
While this pasta is lightly tossed in a small amount of tomato sauce for flavor, if you want a hearty portion of tomato sauce on top of your pasta, try pairing this recipe with the tomato sauce recipe used in the Ratatouille recipe on page 400 of Liver Rescue.
Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my NYT bestselling book, Liver Rescue.
This item posted: 27-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
Gut, weight and gallbladder issues are extremely common today and often someone can be suffering from problems in all three of these areas. There’s a reason for this: these health issues are all rooted in the liver. Surprised? You may have heard many different theories about the cause of gut, gallbladder and weight problems, but it’s unlikely you’ve ever heard the liver implicated. That’s because this information hasn’t yet been discovered by medical science and research. Let’s take a closer look at what is happening in the liver to create these issues.
When the liver is weakened, overburdened and sluggish, countless symptoms and conditions can arise, including gut, weight and gallbladder issues. What happens is that over time the liver literally heats up more and more because it’s overwhelmed by pathogens, toxins, adrenaline, and too much fat in the diet. There are hundreds of what I call “Liver Troublemakers” that can burden the liver. I address these in detail in Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease along with how you can bring healing to these health problems.
When the liver gets overheated, it can’t produce bile as well, so that means the bile can’t break down the fats you’re eating, whether they are healthy fats or unhealthy fats and from plant sources or animal sources. Since the bile isn’t doing its job, your hydrochloric acid (HLC) is required to do more work than it’s meant to be doing. (Science and research doesn’t know this yet, but HCL is actually made up from a combination of seven acids, not just one). HCL is how we break down protein, and it can also break down a little fat if needed. But it’s our bile that’s meant to be doing that job.
A Breach in the Gut’s Barrier
Since the bile is weakened, your gastric glands work hard to produce more HCL to take care of what the bile can’t do. But that overproduction means ultimately the HCL starts to burn out and weaken. And that’s bad news because your HCL is a first line of defense for your digestive tract.
When HCL isn’t as strong, pathogens like bacteria or viruses slip through it and can start to proliferate and grow in colonies in your gut. Also, your HCL can’t break down dietary fats as well (that’s not even supposed to be its primary job anyway), so these unprocessed fats get by and start to cling to parts of the intestinal tract and colon.
And guess what loves that fat? Everything that’s harmful to your body: bad microorganisms, fungus and bacteria, c-diff, streptococcus, staph, E. coli and so on. These pathogens grow and move into different parts of the body over time, and that leads to just about every condition under the sun. It also leads to autoimmune disease. Learn more about what’s really happening in autoimmune disease in my books Liver Rescue and Thyroid Healing, including the true undiscovered causes of hundreds of symptoms and illnesses that are not yet understood by medical science and research or have been given an inaccurate and misleading label.
These pathogens then flourish and people end up with any number of health problems and symptoms and possibly a diagnosis, for example of having small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), which is actually from the streptococcus bacteria. Science and research doesn’t yet know that it’s streptococcus specifically that causes SIBO, and that it elevates in the gut, pours into the lymphatic system and then ends up nesting under the skin, causing acne. Streptococcus is the unknown cause of all kinds of other problems too, including urinary tract infections, candida overgrowth, sore throats, sinus pain and congestion, styes, and much more. Another example is when people are diagnosed with colitis—that’s actually an undiscovered strain of non-rashing shingles in the intestinal tract lining (there are over 30 varieties of shingles but medical science have only discovered one). It causes inflammation there in the colon. You can look in Liver Rescue for a list of diagnoses and then the steps to take to heal, including the foods to eat and supplement dosages to address each issue.
Science and research really doesn’t know a lot about the gut yet. We have surgeons who can cut things open and cut things out, but the inside of the intestinal tract is just not well understood. I share a lot of undiscovered information about the gut in Liver Rescue. I want to be sure you get the right direction and the answers you need to heal. There is so much that isn’t known by medical and health communities that it’s critical you empower yourself to become an expert on what’s really happening inside your body.
Stress is another hurdle for your health, your liver and your gut. Your adrenals pump out adrenaline when you’re under too much stress and dealing with the ups and downs of life. Waiting more than two to three hours to eat also triggers adrenaline to be released (you can read more about why this happens in Liver Rescue.) Your liver has to soak up all that adrenaline—another burden for this already overworked organ. The adrenaline also gets into the stomach, weakening the gastric glands that produce the HCL.
If you’re walking around with weak or low levels of HCL, you’re going to run into trouble with pathogens. Say you’re eating at a restaurant and the chef has active Epstein-Barr virus (as many people do). A drip of the chef’s sweat might fall onto your dish, and when you eat it, you also get that Epstein-Barr virus. If your liver is weak, your bile is weak, and then your HCL is weak, you won’t be able to fight off the virus. The virus will settle into your gut, where it proceeds to cause health problems. Or you open a door at your doctor’s office and pick up staph. It’s so easy to come across these things in everyday life, which makes it even more important to know how to protect and safeguard yourself so you are equipped to face the pathogens and stress in today’s world.
The bottom line is you want your HCL to be strong, you want your bile to be strong, you want your liver to be strong. That will stop disease from occurring in your gut, whether it’s SIBO, celiac, Crohn’s, colitis and everything else that happens in the intestinal tract—including colon cancer. It’s critical that you take care of your liver so you build up good bile and good HCL, and then everything gets stronger and healthier.
The Gallbladder Takes a Hit
The gallbladder is closely related to all of this, and to the liver’s health in particular. First, I do need to clear the record about liver stones. Learn the full truth about liver stones and other liver myths in Liver Rescue. The liver doesn’t produce stones at all (though the gallbladder does produce gallstones). For one, the liver is too hot to forge a stone. In addition, the bile ducts that come out of the liver are really narrow. A stone could never pass through those ducts—it would always get caught. Globally there would be millions of people needing surgery on their livers all the time. All this talk about liver flushes is simply not true, that’s just not how it works.
What happens is the liver is naturally a hotter organ in the body. But as it becomes increasingly toxic it gets hotter—it’s like pouring gasoline on a fire. The bilirubin and cholesterol in the liver mix with toxins like heavy metals; pesticides; everyday household chemicals, like plug-in air fresheners and conventional cleaning products; pharmaceuticals you use now, used years ago or are consuming through drinking water; smoke from cigarettes or bonfires or gas grills; fungicides or flame retardants on our clothing; alcohol; recreational drugs and much, much more.
We are actually harboring toxins and poisons that go all the way back to the Industrial Revolution—around the 1800s. The poisons from chemicals compounds and toxic heavy metals that people started using in the industrial revolution have been passed down from generation to generation. Some toxic heavy metals, such as mercury, are passed down for as many as 2,000 years.
We are born with these toxins inside of us. And then we collect more. We have all kinds of toxic ingredients that are in pharmaceuticals inside of our bodies. We have all consumed processed foods in our lifetime. We spray our lawns and parks and food with pesticides and herbicides and insecticides. These are more of the Liver Troublemakers I mentioned earlier.
All of this creates a sludge in your hot liver, and it mixes with bilirubin and cholesterol and goes up into the gallbladder. The gallbladder is naturally cooler—it has a thin lining of fluid around it that keeps it cool. As that hot sludge that came from the liver cools, it forms stones in the gallbladder. Read Liver Rescue for more details on how to heal from gallstones or gallbladder infections.
Science and research won’t discover what’s in the sludge—that it’s full of toxic heavy metals, chemicals and other poisons—for another 200 years or so. If an analysis was done on the sludge in gallbladders, it would take so much time and money and energy to sort out the different chemicals. And all the chemical companies would be held responsible—there would be major class action lawsuits about how all these poisons are getting into our bodies and causing health problems.
Many people think they’re eating healthy foods and they’re not eating processed foods and junk food, but they’re still usually on a diet which is hard for the liver. If you’re eating high protein or high fat (which almost everyone is), you’re bogging down the liver and helping pathogens to hide and grow inside the body. Whether your diet is Mediterranean or vegan or paleo or something else, and whether the fats are plant-based or from animal products, almost everyone is eating too much fat for the liver to handle.
A lot of people will begin a new diet and find that it helps them, so then they believe the new diet is the right way to eat. But the thing is most diets are somewhat helpful because they get people off the garbage—the processed foods and doughnuts and fried foods and so on. Most diets have people eating more clean foods and more whole foods. But down the road these diets aren’t going to clear people’s health conditions. The diets tend to deemphasize fruits and include too much fat, which will burden the liver and affect people’s health. Almost everyone needs to lower their fat intake and eat more fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables. My chapter on the High Fat Diet Trend in Liver Rescue covers this problematic diet in detail and how the body responds to it. Thankfully, there are so many ways you can support your liver and your body so that you can alleviate symptoms and conditions.
Behind Weight Gain
Weight gain also comes down to the liver. In truth, it means your liver is sluggish. I have a whole chapter on mystery weight gain and another chapter on sluggish liver in Liver Rescue. While two other factors, the thyroid and the adrenals, can often be involved, weight gain is really about what your liver is up against.
The Liver Troublemakers I list in Liver Rescue and mentioned earlier are what weaken the liver. There are pathogens like viruses (including undiscovered viruses) inside the liver. Then when we’re under stress it means adrenaline pumps through our bodies, and our liver has to absorb that too. Then there are the toxins we’ve inherited and that we take in through daily life. Add a high fat and high protein diet on top of that, which greatly burdens the liver, and you’re on your way to pre-fatty liver or eventually fatty liver and a sluggish, weakened liver. For the full story of how this happens and how to help your liver, you can refer to Liver Rescue.
Ideally, the liver would be strong and uncompromised enough to process fats, toxins, and hormones with ease, neutralizing and getting rid of the toxins altogether while only holding on to high-quality fats and hormones that could be useful to your body later. The reality is that for most people, the liver simply has too much to do and the liver can’t process fat as it’s meant to, so fat cells begin to collect in the liver at a more rapid rate.
The liver becomes so congested internally that fat builds around the outside of it, with pre-fatty and then fatty liver developing. Fat cells then begin to accumulate in the intestinal tract, and eventually, the heart and arteries get saturated. Weight starts to cling on around the waist. Lymph weight is also a key factor that I explain in detail in Liver Rescue.
In one way or another, weight gain is the result of a liver that’s been pushed over the edge. Sometimes the liver gets pushed too far and then it’s not for six months or even a year before the person starts to rapidly gain weight. But with time, as the diet is cleaned up and these Liver Troublemakers are released and removed, the liver will start to heal and the weight will come off.
There’s so much misinformation out there and even harmful health trends everywhere you look. It’s vital that you have these truths in your hands so you can take proper care of yourself and your loved ones.
* The best resource for gallbladder, gut and weight gain issues is Liver Rescue. I can only get at a fraction of what’s in the book in an article. I recommend studying this book so you’ll be empowered with your health and know what’s true and what’s harmful.
* Lower your fat intake. Remember, whether you’re eating plant-based fats or animal-based fats, it’s all bogging down your liver. The Liver Rescue Mornings and Liver Rescue 3.6.9 Cleanse in Liver Rescue are perfect ways to support your liver and comfortably lower your fat intake. It’s also very important to read the chapter on High Fat Diet Trends in full.
* Drink celery juice. Every morning, on an empty stomach, drink 16 ounces of pure celery juice with nothing else added. Then wait 15 minutes before eating breakfast. This will help purge troublemakers from the liver and clean up the organ, amongst many other benefits.
* Drink my heavy metal detox smoothie daily. This recipe will safely and effectively remove toxic heavy metals from your system, lightening the load for your liver and helping restore your health.
* Eat more fruit. Fruit actually helps push fats out of the liver and it has powerful healing capacities as well. Find out the specific fruits plus herbs and supplements with suggested dosages for these health issues in Liver Rescue.
Each of these steps can help move you forward. Along with the information shared in Liver Rescue, you can start to recover your health and help free yourself from suffering. Whether it’s gallbladder, gut, or weight issues you or a loved one are dealing with, think about supporting your liver. Take it one day at a time. Healing is possible.
This item posted: 24-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
If you’re thinking you probably don’t have a fatty liver, you might be surprised. The majority of people in this country have at least some degree of pre-fatty liver, if not a fatty liver. The liver may be in a condition that’s too early to diagnose, but it’s not too early for it to start having a negative effect on your health. When the liver starts getting fatty, it allows pathogens to prosper and prevents toxins from successfully leaving the body; fatty liver is a big problem that plays a role in a lot of health issues. I share the undiscovered truth about pre-fatty and fatty liver in great detail in Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease. The health of your liver is that central to your quality of life and health now and in the future.
Over the years, once your liver starts becoming fatty, everything else starts going slowly down the drain. Your liver has a critical function in keeping you well. This incredible organ grabs toxins and then works to neutralize them and send them out of the body, completing it’s detoxification role. Or, the liver snags the toxins and buries them deep within itself to keep them from floating around in the bloodstream where they can damage other parts of the body—in particular your heart and brain.
However, when the liver starts to become fatty and can’t function as well against the barrage of toxins and pathogens we’re exposed to in modern life, your liver can’t properly protect you anymore. And that’s the beginning of all kinds of health problems. People start to have skin issues later in life, or they’re told something’s out of balance with their hormones, or they begin to have neurological disorders, or they’re diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. People find themselves going from doctor to doctor with all kinds of symptoms and diagnoses—or not—but without any real answers.
I want to help you heal and get out of this misinformation merry-go-round. You don’t have to wait decades for the answers—you can work on healing now with the truths available to you in Liver Rescue. Working to reverse fatty liver is a fundamental place to start so you can learn how to free yourself and your loved ones from chronic illness and symptoms or help prevent them in the future.
It’s all about knowing how the body works, how your blood works and how your liver works (and what’s really inside all three of them). I share undiscovered information about those processes in Liver Rescue along with what I call the “Liver Troublemakers,” which are the hundreds of toxins, pathogens and pollutants we are up against. Science and research are decades away from discovering all of this, but my information is the same as it was decades ago—because my source is the same and the way the body truly works remains the same.
Creating Thicker, Fattier Blood
Part of the reason so many of us have at least a pre-fatty liver is because as we go through life, we eat to survive. We’re under stress. We run into challenging circumstances. Pressure mounts up around us, and all of it keeps us from eating healthier foods. When we have a chronic illness on top of all that, sometimes the best we can do is just get through the day. So people end up eating a doughnut or grabbing a slice of pizza or buying a hot dog from the food truck or eating half a jar of peanut butter. We eat to survive. We eat to comfort ourselves. We eat to satisfy cravings. And over time, it all adds up. Your blood gets full of more and more fat.
What you need to know is that the more fat you have in your blood on a daily basis, whether it comes from animal foods or plant foods, the more likely you are to develop a fatty liver. When the blood has more fat in it, the blood becomes thicker. The thicker the blood, the less oxygen there is for the liver. And when the liver doesn’t have enough oxygen, it suffers and can’t do its job well.
Blood thickness is the liver’s deal breaker. It would be a miracle if you could get a blood fat test at the doctor, just like people can do a quick blood sugar test. It could take medicine forward in leaps and bounds. Because that information about the ratio of fat in the blood has everything to do with the health of the liver, and the health of the liver sets the stage for just about every chronic illness and disease, including cancer.
Not only are high blood fat levels bad for your liver, but they are also bad for the rest of your body too. When blood fat is high, anything can prosper, including pathogens like bacteria and viruses. These pathogens are the true cause of most chronic illness, including so-called autoimmune disease. See Liver Rescue for more details on what’s actually happening in autoimmune disease. The short story is your body does not attack itself and you can heal these illnesses by clearing out what’s really behind these conditions: pathogens, toxins heavy metals, radiation, and all kinds of chemicals and toxins. The real causes of chronic illnesses and symptoms are a mystery to medical communities, so it has never been more important to empower yourself with the truth and take healing into your own hands with this information.
Lately sugar has been under heat as the cause of so much illness. But what people don’t think about when they point the finger at sugar for everything, is that fat and sugar are almost always eaten together. There’s the coffee with milk and sugar. There’s the BBQ sauce with sugar that goes on the fatty pulled pork. There’s the cheese sandwich with the high fat content of the cheese and butter. And there are the cookies and pastries and cakes, all of which have fat and sugar. Or there’s the straight sugar, like a candy cane, that you eat at the end of a festive meal that had a lot of fat.
Certainly people who cut down on added and refined sugars (I’m not talking about the natural sugars in fruit—which are incredible for you) will find their health improves. However, if they don’t also start to lower the fats, they’re unfortunately still going to have health issues down the road.
The Problem with Fat
Right now a lot of people are promoting a high-fat, high-protein diet, but this is a harmful trend. Whether the fat is plant-based and comes from foods like nuts, soy and oils or whether it’s animal-based and comes from eggs, milk, cheese, or chicken—too much fat thickens the blood, ages the body, and is hard on the body and liver.
What’s happening when people are doing these diets that are high-fat, high-protein, no carbohydrate and no fruit is they’re losing a lot of water. If they’re losing weight, that’s what it is—largely water. So people think they’re losing weight effectively, but they’re really just dehydrating themselves, thickening the fat in their blood and starving the brain of the glucose it needs from fruit and carbohydrate-rich vegetables to function well.
As I mentioned earlier, the liver needs oxygen to do its job well (and the thicker the blood, the less oxygen is present). The liver also needs water. So when people do these high-fat, high-protein diets and lose water, it’s another strike against the liver. Your liver needs water to cleanse it and perform the detoxification process. It needs oxygen and water to sort out and deal with the harmful elements: viruses, bacteria, toxic heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and other toxins and chemicals.
The liver also needs oxygen and water to sort through the blood, especially thick blood, and take in the beneficial nutrients: vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants (if you eat lots of fruit, you’ll have lots of healthy antioxidants). Your liver helps direct the beneficial nutrients and send the glucose and glycogen to your heart and your brain. You see, your brain and central nervous system run on glucose and glycogen, not fat. These natural sugars keep the brain cool and keep it running well for the long haul. On the other hand, chronic high fat diets atrophy and shrink the brain with time.
Even someone who exercises all the time and doesn’t have a scrap of fat on their body can have thick, fatty blood and can be on their way to a fatty liver. This seemingly healthy person can have a different story going on internally, and with time it can catch up with them. That’s what’s happening with some of these athletes we hear about who are having strokes and heart attacks in their 40s and 50s. Their blood fat levels are so high that the heart has to strain far more than it should to try to pump blood and this thick blood constricts their blood vessels.
Since a majority of the country has fatty liver to some degree, we need to dive into the solutions. When the liver is cared for and treated right you can heal just about any kind of illness. I urge you to read Liver Rescue, and study its undiscovered information so you can get better and prevent future problems too.
Stomach = Not So Smart, Liver = Genius
Your stomach is actually the least intelligent organ in the body. But that’s part of how our bodies are brilliantly designed. You see, if the stomach wasn’t stupid, we’d be in trouble. That’s because throughout human history we’ve needed to be able to eat what we need to eat to survive. We don’t always have a lot of resources, but we need to be able to eat to stay alive. Our stomach is essentially just a pouch that gets marching orders from the brain. If it were an intricate tool that provided guidance or forewarning about what to eat, people might not get the calories they needed to stay alive. The stomach’s dull role gives us a better chance at surviving life on this planet. Don’t mistake this for meaning that the functions the stomach performs are stupid. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The stomach and everything that happens inside it is miraculous and still mostly unknown to science and research.
The liver, on the other hand, is truly genius. It is so smart, it knows if you eat a cheeseburger followed by chocolate cake every year on your birthday. It will document and record that so it can be ready every 365 days to process that meal. Your liver knows if you do Friday night pizza every week, and it tries to get ready and produce the bile needed to digest that cheese and fat and oil.
This is actually one reason people get confused and sometimes think that vegetables bother them. If your liver is preparing bile to process the Friday night pizza and then you switch one week to a big salad with lots of fresh vegetables, it’s a surprise to your liver so the digestion can be a little off. Over time, of course, as you switch to a healthier diet, your liver adjusts accordingly and becomes even healthier and more effective in all its jobs.
Time for Healing
The bottom line is we’ve got to take care of our liver. When we treat our livers right, they can protect us from pretty much every health issue out there. So dig into Liver Rescue, and follow these tips to get started right away:
* Lower your fat intake. Whether it’s paleo, vegan or anything in between, it’s important to lower the fats. You may even want to try eating fat-free for a while if you want to turn your health around quickly. I’ve seen people with Lyme disease and multiple sclerosis (MS) get out of bed by cutting fat and eatings lots of leafy greens and fruits.
* If you’re eating animal products, reduce your intake to once every other day at most. If you’re eating lots of nuts, oils, seeds, or avocados, try reducing them by at least 50% and omitting oil altogether.
* Eat more fruit. Fruit is bursting with antioxidants, which prevent damage from oxidation and harmful elements we take in. The antioxidants in fruit will help clean out the toxins from your blood and increase the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream and in your liver. The natural sugars in fruit will also help your brain and central nervous system run well. But fruit does a lot more than just provide antioxidants. In truth, it is the number one most essential food for health and healing. Check out Liver Rescue to find out more about how different fruits and vegetables can help you recover your health.
* Stay hydrated. Eating fruit and drinking herbal tea, water with lemon or lime and coconut water will give your liver the water it needs to do its job.
* Drink celery juice. Every morning on an empty stomach, drink 16 ounces of straight celery juice. Then wait 15 minutes before eating breakfast. Celery juice is an incredible medicinal tonic that will do wonders for your liver and your health.
I know there’s a lot of misinformation out there, and it’s confusing and difficult to know what’s right. But please know that you don’t have to suffer anymore. I’m sharing this information with you to help you and your loved ones turn your health around and finally heal from the symptoms and conditions that you may be experiencing. It’s your birthright to feel well and live the life you deserve.
This item posted: 23-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
Savor the flavors of fall in this heavenly smoothie. It tastes like decadence but contains only healing foods that will nourish and rejuvenate the body. This is a smoothie that the whole family will love.
Pumpkin is loaded with nutrients that our livers can easily store. High in carotenoids that protect liver cells from damage, the glucose in pumpkin can stabilize the liver, allowing blood sugar to stabilize overall in the body. Pumpkin is a rich source of B-vitamins such as niacin, thiamin, and pantothenic acid and minerals like calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. It is an excellent food for aiding weight loss and for reducing cholesterol.
The high amount of phytonutrients in pumpkin have been shown to help prevent the risk of cancers, particularly mouth, lung, and colon cancer. It also contains immune-boosting properties which can help the body stay strong and ward off common colds and flus that may be going around. Pumpkin is excellent way to replenish and restore the body after a workout as it is high in potassium which helps to restore the body’s balance of electrolytes after exercise and keeps muscles functioning at their best.
Bananas provide quick fuel to the liver and wakes up sleepy cells, increasing their ingenuity and work output. Bananas also soothe the linings of the intestinal tract and the nerves attached to the intestinal tract. Contrary to popular belief, bananas are one of the most antibacterial, anti-yeast, antifungal foods. A great food to combine with other nutrient-rich foods or to take with supplements, because they improve the liver’s ability to absorb nutrients.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
2 bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 Medjool date (optional)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional) + more for topping
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.
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This item posted: 23-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
Enhance the nutrient power and healing properties of regular cranberry sauce with the addition of the most healing food on the planet: wild blueberries. Not only does this spin on traditional cranberry sauce taste incredible; its vibrant, rich color will also uplift your spirit.
Wild blueberries contain dozens of undiscovered antioxidants, including anthocyanin varieties. There’s not just one pigment inside a wild blueberry; there are dozens of pigments not yet researched or studied. The wild blueberry is to the liver as mother’s milk is to a baby. Not only do wild blueberries have the ability to grab on to plenty of troublemakers, they also hold on to them as they leave the liver, in a way that most other healing foods cannot. The pigments in wild blueberries have the ability to saturate deep into liver cells and cross cell walls and membranes inside the liver, spreading their blue everywhere. Wild blueberries enhance the intestinal tract, feeding good bacteria there,
The anthocyanin in cranberries is multifaceted, as it does more than one job for your liver. Not only does it prevent oxidation in cells; it helps prevent cells from dying in general of toxic overload. It also removes and breaks free a variety of troublemakers, including those inherited from long past in the family line. The harsh fruit acid in cranberries that causes the mouth to pucker strips the cell membranes off pathogens, most especially bacteria. The vitamin C in cranberries holds similarities to the rare vitamin C in tomatoes in that it increases the liver’s immune system strength.
Wild Blueberry Cranberry Sauce
2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup frozen wild blueberries
1 red apple, diced
1 tsp orange zest
Juice from 1 orange
1/3 cup coconut sugar or maple syrup
2 cinnamon sticks
Place all the ingredients in a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered. Stir every few minutes for 20-30 minutes until the mixture is thick and the berries are soft.
Remove half the mixture from the pot and blend until smooth using an immersion blender or a jug blender. Place it back in the pot. Alternatively, you can leave the sauce chunky or blend it completely. Remove the cinnamon sticks and let cool before serving. Best kept in the fridge.
Makes about 1 cup
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This item posted: 20-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
Creamy, hearty and delicious, you’ll never know this green bean casserole omits troublesome ingredients traditionally included in this dish that contribute to illness and symptoms, such as dairy and gluten! You can feel good about serving this up for any festive gathering or for family dinner any night of the week.
Green beans are a nutritious vegetable that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients such as vitamins A & C, calcium, iron, manganese, beta-carotene, and protein. Green beans provide significant cardiovascular benefits due to their omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) content. They also contain ant-inflammatory compounds which make them highly beneficial for individuals who suffer with auto-immune disorders such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, COPD, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowl syndrome, chronic sinusitis, bursitis, Raynaud’s syndrome and lupus.
Green Bean Casserole
For the onion rings:
1 cup chickpea breadcrumbs
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 1/2 tbsp ground golden flaxseeds
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 medium onions, sliced 1/2 inch thick and separated into rings
For the green beans:
1 cup raw cashews
1 1/3 cup vegetable stock or water
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tbsp lemon juice
1.5 lbs fresh green beans, rinsed, trimmed and cut in half
1/2 tsp avocado oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
To make the onion rings, place the chickpea breadcrumbs, paprika, salt and pepper in a food processor and process until you get a fine crumb. Set aside.
Make the flax egg by whisking together the ground flaxseeds and almond milk. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
Dip the onion rings first into the flax egg and then into the breadcrumb mixture. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the onions. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and crispy. Leave to cool.
Make the cashew cream by blending together the soaked cashews, water or vegetable stock, dried thyme, lemon juice, salt and pepper until very smooth. Set aside.
Steam the green beans for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Heat oil in a large frying pan and add the onions. Cook until translucent, about 6-8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked green beans and cashew cream. Remove and pour into a 11x7 inch baking dish. Top with onion rings and bake for a further 5-10 minutes, until warmed through and crispy on top. Best served warm.
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This item posted: 20-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
These Deviled Potato Bites are a fun finger food to serve at parties or gatherings. The optional black salt mimics the flavor and taste of eggs without any eggs being used in the recipe. Eggs are a problematic food for anyone with a chronic illness or symptom, so this recipe offers a fantastic alternative that is truly healing using potatoes. Even without the black slat, these Potato Bites taste wonderful and provide a great alternative to deviled eggs.
Potatoes are abundant in amino acids that specifically inhibit viral growth. They are high in glucose that provides substance to the liver, as it’s precisely what the liver relies on to keep strong. It also helps build up glycogen storage, the very resource that protects us against blood sugar problems, weight gain, fatty liver, and dirty blood syndrome. Potatoes keep the liver grounded and stable, giving us a good constitution. They’re also shunned for being a nightshade, when in truth they have the ability to reverse many varieties of chronic illness.
Deviled Potato Bites
10-15 small potatoes
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp maple syrup
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1-3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk or light coconut milk, as needed
sea salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1 tsp paprika
Small handful of chives
1 tsp black himalayan salt (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the potatoes in half and place them on the baking sheet, cut side up. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Roast in the oven for 45-50 minutes, until cooked through.
Remove the potatoes from the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes, until cool enough to handle. Using a teaspoon or melon-baller, scoop out the inside of the potatoes, leaving some space at the sides.
Place the scooped-out potato in a bowl and add the lemon juice, garlic, tahini, turmeric, paprika, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Mash until smooth and add a bit of almond milk if needed.
Place the mixture in a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe into the potato boats. Garnish with paprika, chives and black salt (if using). Serve immediately.
Makes 20-30 bites
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This item posted: 18-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
If you deal with eczema, psoriasis, acne or other skin problems, you know how frustrating and debilitating these conditions can be and how difficult it can be to find solutions.
One big reason these skin conditions are so tricky is that there are actually more than 100 varieties of eczema and psoriasis, though the medical world doesn’t know this yet. And the truth is, many other skin conditions are actually just different versions of eczema and psoriasis.
Another reason skin issues are so difficult is medical communities don’t know what causes these conditions. I have respect for doctors and dermatologists who are doing their best to help, but until the root of the problem is known, it can’t be fully addressed and lasting healing cannot happen. Read on and I’ll share the true source of these problems as well as the solutions. This is all new information that I share in Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease to give you the opportunity to help your skin—and your body—heal deeply and completely. It’s important to read Liver Rescue for a full explanation and understanding of how to help yourself heal.
The True Cause
Eczema, psoriasis and acne have everything to do with what’s going on in the liver. All skin conditions that aren’t injuries actually stem from the liver. Your liver is so important, and it works so hard for you—more than you can possibly imagine and more than medical science and research are aware. For example, the liver performs over 2000 life-saving chemical functions but only a fraction of these have been discovered. If you suffer from a skin condition of any kind, you definitely want to read Liver Rescue. It gives you the full truth about the cause of various skin conditions and tells you exactly how you can move forward with healing.
Let’s start with a little more information about the liver, which is a miraculous and amazing organ. There are basically three main layers of the liver, or three depths. There’s the dense core deep inside the big lobe, there’s a sub-surface area and then there’s the surface or “skin” of the liver. All three layers can hold pathogens and toxins—and it’s these pathogens and toxins in the liver that are the real cause of skin conditions. What type of skin condition you have simply depends on the types and amount of these pathogens and toxins you have.
Three things have to be present in the liver for eczema and psoriasis to occur. First, there has to be a toxic heavy metal inside the liver. Second, there has to be a pathogen—specifically a virus. And third, the liver has to have a certain combination of the right heavy metals and pathogens in order to cause eczema or psoriasis.
Now here’s the deal: different combinations of toxins and pathogens cause different varieties of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. That’s why skin issues manifest so differently in different people and there are over 100 varieties of eczema alone (which hasn’t yet been discovered.) The condition can come and go for some people, but it might stick around just about forever for others. Sometimes it’s confined to just one part of the body, so only the hands or only the legs and knees are affected. It might be patchy or rough or cracked or look like a constellation, depending on the person. It may occur in early childhood, or in the teenage years, or when you’re middle aged, or only when you’re elderly. All these differences are because the “recipe” of toxins and bugs lead to a different outcome and because there are so many varieties of eczema and psoriasis.
How Skin Conditions Develop
Now you know that certain pathogens and toxins in the liver cause skin conditions, but you might be wondering where they came from.
First of all, science and research doesn’t know yet about how many bugs—viruses and bacteria—are present in the liver. The study of viruses (virology) is severely underfunded these days—though it used to receive more attention in the past. People can literally enter the world with viruses already inside their liver that have been passed on as early as conception and during the baby’s development in the womb from their family line. Babies can suffer with eczema from such a young age that eczema is considered to be genetic. Putting the blame for chronic illnesses on genes is a great mistake that I address in my book Thyroid Healing. Eczema, psoriasis, acne and other skin issues are not genetic. It is the pathogens and toxins inherited from the family line that sets someone up to have the same illness that their parents or ancestors did—not their DNA.
Now everybody has some toxic heavy metals in their liver, but copper in particular almost always has to be present to cause eczema and psoriasis. Mercury too can be the toxic heavy metal behind certain kinds of rashes. (Note that science and research don’t yet have any way to detect that these metals are present in the liver). Other toxins that can contribute to skin rashes include pesticides, herbicides, solvents, petroleum products, antibiotics, and other pharmaceuticals inside our livers.
Irritation and Inflammation on the Skin
Medical communities don’t yet know that viruses actually feed on those toxic heavy metals, and as they do, they release and excrete what I call a dermatoxin. This is not the external dermatoxin you might have heard of, such as when a chemical irritates the skin. This is an internally produced dermatoxin. When the liver releases dermatoxins, they move out of the liver and into the blood stream through the hepatic portal vein (the main vein from the liver). The hepatic portal vein brings the dermatoxins to the heart via the blood where they’re circulated around the rest of the body. Your body tries to protect you by getting those poisons out, so it eliminates the dermatoxins by pushing them out through the skin.
The skin is one route for your body to eliminate toxins, just like sweating or going to the bathroom—they are all routes for our body to eliminate toxins, to detoxify. It’s good that those dermatoxins are released because when they instead continually circulate through the bloodstream, they can cause damage to organs like your heart and brain. Pushing the dermatoxins through the skin is your body’s masterful way of protecting your internal organs. Unfortunately, as those dermatoxins exit through the skin, your skin takes the hit. It gets irritated and inflamed, and you experience the miserable and often debilitating symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. To fully understand this process and how eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and other skin conditions develop and can be healed, it’s best to read the comprehensive explanation in Liver Rescue.
As challenging as skin conditions are, it’s nice to know that they actually show up because your liver is working hard to eliminate the toxins. Unfortunately, this truth is completely opposite of the standard belief in the medical world. The prevailing theory is that these skin conditions are autoimmune diseases, meaning that your immune system is attacking your own tissue. This is simply not true. Your body is loyal to you and always wants to help you heal. If you read Thyroid Healing you’ll learn more about what’s actually happening with “autoimmune disease.”
When people develop really severe cases of eczema and psoriasis, it may be because they have an especially high viral load, or they have an extra high level of copper and/or mercury. Extreme cases always mean the person has a sluggish liver also. The liver is an incredibly amazing workhorse, but if it’s overloaded, its filter essentially becomes clogged and the organ becomes weakened and less effective. When that happens, the blood becomes thick and dirty with a plethora of pathogens and toxins, and the dermatoxin becomes trapped in the bloodstream and lymphatic system and gets stuck under the skin, unable to exit the body. In these situations the dermatoxins bother the skin even more, triggering severe eczema and psoriasis. Again, I highly recommend you read Liver Rescue, because a healthy liver and clean blood are critical for just about every health condition and symptom out there.
More on Viruses
You might be wondering what viruses cause these problems. Epstein-Barr virus is the most prevalent, and certain varieties of Epstein-Barr are usually the cause of eczema and psoriasis. There are actually more than 60 varieties of Epstein-Barr, a truth which is still undiscovered and unknown in medical communities, and you can learn more about the enormous amount of ways its affecting people’s health today in Thyroid Healing. Sometimes the culprit is the shingles virus (of which there are also dozens of undiscovered varieties, many of which don’t produce a rash,) and some other viruses can also learn to feed off copper or mercury to create skin conditions. It’s not difficult to pick up a virus—as easy as trying a sip of someone else’s drink, sharing a kiss, or using a public toilet. And as I’ve already mentioned, we can be born with pathogens from our family line. Thankfully there’s much we can do to kill off pathogens so there’s nothing to be afraid of, but it is important to be aware so you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
More on Toxins and Heavy Metals
There are many ways people accumulate heavy metals too. One is that its passed on from generation to generation, unfortunately. Take DDT. It’s high in the toxic heavy metal copper, and DDT was used prolifically for decades. People sprayed it on the farms, sprayed it in the parks, sprayed in on their gardens and even sprinkled it on their food if you can imagine that. Really! It was sold as a nutritional supplement, and most households had it sitting there in the pantry alongside the salt and pepper and oats and flour. “How about a little DDT to sprinkle on your oatmeal or on top of your scrambled eggs?!” DDT was used so much for so long that it continues to be in our environment, and again, it is passed down at conception and in the womb for generations.
We also take in toxins and copper through modern pesticides and common chemicals as well as seemingly innocent everyday household features like copper pipes. There’s many more ways we are exposed to toxic heavy metals so focusing on effectively and safely removing heavy metals is important for everyone today.
Other Skin Conditions
Other skin conditions have a similar root cause in that they stem from an issue in the liver but each has their own unique factors that cause it. To find out the specific factors that cause other mysterious skin conditions such a seborrhoeic dermatitis, classic dermatitis, actinic keratosis, rosacea, vitiligo, age spots, and more, it’s important to read Liver Rescue.
Antibiotics have been offered for acne for a long time, but the reason why antibiotics have worked is that acne is caused by streptococcus. Medical science and research don’t know this specific bacteria is the true cause of acne. When the practice of using antibiotics for acne started decades ago, it improved acne by killing off the strep, but it also bred stronger strains of strep. Today we deal with those strengthened, mutated strains.
Medical communities also believe there’s a hormonal connection with acne. And there is a connection, but hormones actually have nothing to do with the cause. The reason acne has a connection with various hormonal cycles—adolescence and menstruation, for instance—is that the immune system is strained during those times. The body is focusing its energy on other tasks, like growing, ovulating or menstruating. The lowered immunity gives pathogens the perfect opportunity to strike.
Like other skin conditions, acne has its roots in the liver too. Strep can be stored in the liver and it can hide there and stay dormant until it finds a good opportunity—like when the body is under stress or the immune system is lowered. Then the strep can move into the lymph and into the derma layer of the skin. Your body then creates sebum oil to try and protect itself. The industry mistakenly thinks that oil is a culprit. And yes, it’s true that some topical solutions that clean up the oil can help a bit, but that’s just because cleaning up the excess oil is one thing that helps the appearance of the skin. The oil certainly isn’t the cause.
In Liver Rescue, I share how to kill off strep, and that’s important not just for acne but for many other health conditions too, such as SIBO and other digestive issues, UTIs, styes, thrush, candida, and more.
What You Can Do
It’s possible to heal your skin conditions by starving viruses and bacteria and removing the toxic heavy metals and other toxins that cause these conditions. You can do that through the food and supplements I share in detail in Liver Rescue. The 3:6:9 Liver Rescue Cleanse would be especially helpful. Note that different pathogens have an appetite for different foods, but taking the following steps, along with what you learn in Liver Rescue, will get you started with true healing.
* Eliminate eggs and dairy, including milk, cheese, butter, yogurt and kefir.
* Lower the fat in your diet, because that gives the liver a break so its own immune system can literally rebuild. This means limiting how much animal protein you eat while healing because all animal protein is also high in fat. To understand how fat and protein g hand in hand, read the chapter on this in Liver Rescue. The same goes for plant foods: lower the fat in your diet by reducing or eliminating oils, nuts, soy, seeds, and avocado.
* Significantly increase the amount of fruits, leafy greens and vegetables you eat. For recipe ideas and undiscovered healing information on the foods best for skin conditions, refer to Liver Rescue.
* Drink pure celery juice every morning on an empty stomach.
* Consider the supplements for each of these skin conditions that I list in Liver Rescue. I include dosages you can work with also in the book. Helpful supplements to start with right away include:
B12 with adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin
Vitamin C as Ester C or Liposomal C
More specific supplements for each of the conditions covered are listed in the book.
I know that you’ve been suffering, and I want you to know that this information is here for you. You now have the truth about your skin condition in your hands and can move forward with healing. Read this article over again and listen to the webinar. Know that this information is here so you can finally heal and get your life back. Please keep a light heart and have compassion for yourself. Healing can take time but you are now already on your way.
This item posted: 16-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
Why do we bloat? Everyone has experienced bloating at some stage, or if they haven’t yet, it’s very likely they will in the future. And yet despite it being so prevalent, medical science and research know very little about what is really behind bloating. Even the trendiest diets today don’t have accurate answers for bloating. Many of those diets blame lectins, but lectins are not the problem—as I share in my book, Liver Rescue, there are lectins in every single fruit and vegetable. The lectin information that tells you to avoid certain fruits and vegetables is misinformation that you need to know the truth about so you don’t deprive yourself of their healing nutrients. Others blame gluten, and while the unknown truth is that gluten does feed pathogens like Epstein-Barr virus, HSV, shingles, and streptococcus bacteria, which science and research hasn’t yet discovered, the real cause of bloating lies much deeper.
Bloating really stems from an overburdened, toxic or sluggish liver that can then lead to digestive troubles. I cover how this happens in-depth in my book, Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune, but let’s take a look here at what’s happening in your body so you can get started with healing.
A Sluggish Liver
Currently, nine out of ten people have some level of a sluggish liver. As I share in Liver Rescue, it will be ten out of ten people in the future. This means that eventually everyone will experience a symptom or health condition that stems from a compromised, overburdened and toxic liver—whether it’s acne or other skin issues like eczema or vitiligo, digestive issues like bloating, fatigue, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, gallbladder problems, and more. These all have a sluggish or fatty liver at their core.
How does the liver become sluggish? Over our lifetimes we are exposed to a countless number of toxins and pathogens, what I call “Liver Troublemakers.” In Liver Rescue, I share a list of hundreds of these Liver Troublemakers and how we get exposed to them. We are also born with Liver Troublemakers already sitting inside our livers. This is not because of genetics; it’s because at conception and when we are in the womb we inherit toxins and pathogens carried in our family line that have been passed down from one generation to the next. That’s why some babies are born with or can quickly develop issues like jaundice, PANDAS, eczema, digestive troubles, and more.
One of the major causes of a weakened liver is the presence of toxic heavy metals, like mercury, lead, cadmium, or copper in your system, which are one of the groups of Liver Troublemakers. Environmental chemicals and toxins also play a role in weakening the liver. Detergents, colognes, gasoline, insecticides, pesticides, and preservatives are all examples of toxins that we are constantly surrounded by. It would be impossible to avoid all of these on a regular basis, but what we can do is eat the right foods to protect our livers and keep them strong and healthy. Another reason is because of pathogens and their byproduct can also move from the liver into the intestines. These can all bleed from the liver when it’s overburdened and sluggish and coat the lining of the small intestine and colon, causing more bloating as it hampers any good bacteria that are present and feeds bad bacteria and other unproductive microorganisms.
Another factor that impedes the liver is a high fat diet, which are the same as high protein diets whether they are based on animal foods or plant foods. In both cases, the high fat content of the diet leads to bile production being inhibited, which prevents food from being broken down fully. This alone can lead to bloating. I discuss exactly how this process occurs and why high fat and high protein diets can cause this in Liver Rescue.
Even more important than bile production is immune support, one of the liver’s thousands of chemical functions. Medical science and research are unaware that the liver has its own immune system of miraculous fighter and protector cells to keep you as safe and healthy for as long as possible against the onslaught of toxins and pathogens we face and the high fat foods almost everyone eats. When your liver is stressed, which by now you know is the case in nine out of ten people and soon to be every single person, the liver will divert its energy to the immune system and bile production will continue to suffer. And, when bile suffers, so does the stomach’s production of hydrochloric acid, preventing the small intestines from absorbing nutrients. Next, proteins and fats begin to rot and go rancid in your gut. This gut rot also can result in bloating.
Due to this low bile and hydrochloric acid production, the undigested food debris composed particularly of fat and protein ultimately feeds the pathogens as well, further coating the intestinal tract and creating even more symptoms. A condition I call ammonia permeability—which medical communities confuse with leaky gut—develops, with food decomposing in your intestinal tract and producing ammonia gas that both causes even more expansion of the intestinal tract (creating bloating, cramping, discomfort, and distension) and also rises up the gut into your stomach, contributing to further diminishment of hydrochloric acid and even the reserves in the stomach glands and tissue of the components that make hydrochloric acid.
In addition to the Liver Troublemakers and a high fat and high protein diet, an increase of adrenaline in the body also weakens bile. Added adrenaline could come from drinking too much coffee, eating a high fat diet, traumatic or emotional events in your life, or simply a very busy or high-stress lifestyle that keeps your body in a fight or flight response. Almost everyone today is dealing with the impact of excess adrenaline due to the speed and nature of our lives here on earth today. To properly understand how adrenaline works and how to support your adrenals, liver and digestive system, please refer to Liver Rescue.
The Do’s and Don'ts
If you are trying to heal your liver and bloating, it’s important to reduce the amount of high-fat, high-protein foods you eat. Whether you eat a plant based or or animal foods diet, too much fat and protein will only result in more bloating and digestive issues eventually.
I know that high protein and high fat diets are the popular trend right now, but unfortunately these diets are misleading people. While their benefit is that they remove processed foods from the diet and can give some results for someone who was eating worse foods before, unfortunately these diets are not the answer for chronic illness and symptoms long term. Whey protein, pea protein, coconut oil, milk, yogurt, peanut butter and almond butter—all of these additions to your morning smoothies will aggravate bloating.
Instead, try the Liver Rescue Smoothie in Liver Rescue or the Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie, which contains the five critical ingredients for safe and effective heavy metal removal: wild blueberries, spirulina, barley grass juice powder, Atlantic dulse, and cilantro. Remember, low levels of bile results in your body’s inability to breakdown foods, especially more fats and proteins, whether you are eating too many avocados or too much grass-fed beef. Vegans and meat-eaters alike need to lower their fat intake. And as I have said before, high-protein equals high-fat. Eggs and dairy products will feed any dormant viruses in your liver, further weakening your bile.
If you can, consider a temporary plant-based diet while you are trying to get rid of bloating. But do not be fooled by trends like nutritional yeast, which saturates your liver in glutamic acid, or apple cider vinegar, which may be good for your skin topically, but pickles your organs internally. The Liver Rescue 3:6:9 Cleanse in Liver Rescue is an ideal way to jumpstart your healing from bloating and any other symptom or condition.
The best foods to incorporate into your daily routine are fresh leafy greens that are rich in essential mineral salts. Butter leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, and spinach are all excellent options. Sprouts, kale, cucumbers, zucchini, broccoli, and asparagus are all healing foods for bloating. Fruits are incredible for healing bloating. Papaya, bananas, figs, pears, kiwi, apples, and apricots are excellent choices for bloating. Really, the options are endless when you consider the variety of fruits and vegetables out there—and you can eat all you want.
As you probably know from my other radio episodes and books, straight celery juice has amazing healing properties. Try drinking 16 ounces of celery juice on an empty stomach every morning. The key is to be consistent. Bloating is not going to go away overnight, but these foods are going to help build up the strength of your liver. Keep in mind that your liver has a lot of healing to do and it takes time for bile reserves to build back up. Everyone is different but you some may also notice that as they begin to include straight celery juice and more fruits, leafy greens and vegetables into their diet, it may seem like their bloating is worse.
If this happens and it’s not because of other foods you are still eating that are too high in fat or protein or are unhealthy foods, it’s due to your body pushing out toxins, killing off viruses and bacteria, and restoring your bile and hydrochloric acid and doing its other amazing healing work. Bloating can stick around for a while because as you start to heal you are giving your liver an opportunity to rid itself of toxins that have been long buried. And everyone’s liver is different, so healing can take a different amount of time for different people. Most people eliminate their bloating symptoms right away when consuming straight celery juice on an empty stomach every day, but for some it may take longer.
Digestive problems, including bloating, can all be traced back to the liver. If you are interested in learning more, check out my book, Liver Rescue, for a complete understanding of what’s happening in your body and exactly how you can heal. As I have shared, undigested food and bloating are signs that the liver is overburdened, and a liver under stress will not only affect bile production, but also cause toxins to leak out into the intestines for reabsorption. Increased toxins in the intestines then results in conditions like SIBO from an overgrowth of the streptococcus bacteria. This chain reaction only weakens the liver and bile further, causing more bloating. The only way to truly resolve bloating long term is to learn these truths about what’s really behind your bloating and take the correct steps to heal it. Now that you have the truth in your hands, it is not something you have to get used to living with forever.
This item posted: 16-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer
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