Your health doesn’t depend on a group of independent organs and systems.  Your health is the result of a carefully orchestrated “symphony” with organs, glands and systems intimately communicating, interacting and coordinating their functions.

A highly under -appreciated organ that is one of the most important in this “symphony” is your liver.   The liver performs many functions that are critically important to every cell, tissue and organ.

Liver Functions

The following are several of the critical functions the liver performs:

  • The liver produces over 12,000 chemicals that are necessary for more than 50,000 important enzymes that control every reaction in the body
  • It filters almost 100 gallons of blood per day to remove the body’s toxins and pollutants
  • The liver is necessary to balance and maintain amino acids, cholesterol and blood sugar
  • Balances the sex hormones especially testosterone and estrogen
  • The liver converts glucose to Energy
  • It stores vitamins A, B, D, and K for use when necessary
  • The liver produces one quart of bile per day to be used for all important fat digestion

How Your Liver Becomes Diseased

It is obvious how critical the liver is.   Unfortunately,  with exposure to so many toxins the liver is constantly challenged.   If the liver stopped detoxifying we would be dead in about 2 hours.   That shows how critical the liver is to your health.

Other than toxin accumulation the most damage to the liver is due to fat accumulation.   Diets these days are highly laden with sugars and carbohydrates.   If consumed sugars and carbohydrates are not metabolized the body will convert them to fat.   This fat is stored in the liver as well as in other tissue gradually rendering the liver more and more dysfunctional.

The solution to preventing a fatty, dysfunctional liver is to consume a ketogenic diet (low sugar and carbohydrates with higher proteins and fats) and follow intermittent fasting (not eating for 12-15 hours in a day) with regular exercise.    Regular exercise “burns up” sugar so it will not become fat to be deposited in the liver.

Symptoms of Liver Dysfunction and Disease

A person with a dysfunctional liver will experience the following:

  • Fatigue- poor Energy conversion in a diseased liver
  • Cellulite- fat storage in the skin and underlying tissues
  • Decreased sex drive- hormonal disturbance
  • Joint pain- liver dysfunction increases inflammation
  • Age spots- aka liver spots due to poor blood cleansing
  • Increased triglycerides and cholesterol
  • Increased blood pressure- liver dysfunction narrows arteries and capillaries which elevates heart pumping force ie high blood pressure
  • Skin discoloration- increased bile pigments and decreased detoxification
  • Degenerating memory- brain inflammation, poor vitamin production and neurotransmitters affected  leading to poorer memory
  • Increased waist weight- poor fat digestion and deposited along waist
  • Decreased vision- deteriorating blood flow to the eye
  • Muscle loss- poor processing of amino acids (protein building blocks)
  • Weakened immunity- liver is critical to make components of the Immune system
  • Indigestion and constipation- poor digestion with liver dysfunction
  • Many more symptoms and dysfunction with progressing liver disease

Healing Your Liver

A ketogenic diet (high protein and fat with low sugars and carbohydrates), digestive enzymes (Hypozymase) with all meals, regular exercise and liver detoxification (Hepatogest)  are critical for maintaining liver health.

A new technology (Bemer) has demonstrated the ability to cleanse the inner structure of the liver and to dramatically improve liver function.

Do not under estimate the importance of your liver.   Pay attention to symptoms as they may indicate a growing liver disease.   Continual care with cleansing, exercise, healthy nutrition and a healthier life style are critical for a healthier liver.

Enjoy the journey,

Dr Bob