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Liver

The liver is the largest gland in the body and the largest organ in the body.

When a person is at rest, approximately one-fourth of the body’s blood supply is in the liver.

Functions of the Liver

  • The liver is the ‘chemical plant’ of the body — it receives the blood from the portal system (of veins) and converts the nutrients into usable products for the body
  • Protein production and storage, as well as the control of the by-products of protein metabolism
  • Formation of glucose from non-carbohydrates
  • Conversion of glucose to glycogen
  • Oxidation of fatty acids
  • Synthesis of lipoproteins and proteins into fats
  • Conversion of carbohydrates and proteins into fats
  • Deamination of amino acids
  • Storage of vitamins A, D, B-12, Iron
  • Detoxification — it alters the composition of toxic substances in the body fluids
  • Manufacturer of the body substances important to blood coagulation
  • Destroys tired red blood cells and foreign substances in the blood by phagocytosis
  • Secretion and manufacturer of bile and bile salts into the digestive system

Protecting Your Liver

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Avoid unnecessary use of prescription drugs. Even over-the-counter pain relievers can have toxic effects on the liver in moderately high doses.
  • Consume a diet high in selenium found in plant food, Brazil nuts, tuna, meat, eggs, etc. Selenium helps proteins make important antioxidant enzymes that prevent cellular damage from free radicals.
  • Avoid mixing pharmaceutical drugs, especially with alcohol.
  • Avoid exposure to industrial chemicals whenever possible.
  • Eat a healthy diet of vegetables and fruits; fruits are naturally cleansing.
  • Nutritionals: Detoxzyme, Essentialzyme, and Ningxia wolfberry, which is widely used in China as a liver tonic and detoxifier.

Issues of the Liver

  • Jaundice
  • Cirrhosis
  • Fatty liver — #1 cause is from consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Cholesterol deposits
  • Skin pigment problems
  • Hot sweats and chills
  • Temperature up at night and low in the morning
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Pain in the abdomen — also might register in the back
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Watery stool or constipation
  • Inability to keep still restless legs
  • Pent-up resentment - EMOTION!
  • Heartburn, tenderness in upper right abdomen
  • Problems with decision-making

Functions of the Gallbladder

  • The gallbladder is a pear-shaped bag which is located on the underside of the liver
  • Holds bile until it is needed in the small intestine for fat digestion
  • Removes sodium from bile and pumps it back into blood plasma

 

Single Essential Oils to Use Topically

Cardamom
Carrot Seed
Celery Seed
Geranium
German Chamomile
Ledum
Lemon
Orange
Rosemary

Essential Oil Blends to Use Topically

GLF (gallbladder/liver flush)
Release

 

Supplements to Support the Liver

Juva Cleanse
Juva Flex