If youíre sure you have liver problems, follow this advice:
- stop drinking (100% - natural and organic alternatives are ĒeasierĒ on your liver, and can be healthy drinks, but not for someone o ....
If you're sure you have liver problems, follow this advice:
- stop drinking (100% - natural and organic alternatives are "easier" on your liver, and can be healthy drinks, but not for someone of your condition)
- Clean, fresh diet (as an example, look up the "sattvic" diet - it doesn't have to be exactly like that to qualify as clean, but shoot for something similar)
- Cut out unnecessary supplements (for example, and not saying you use these: fish oil, multivitamins, herbs, pharmaceuticals, cider vinegar, etc)
- Exercise after waking up (within 30 minutes of waking up, drink a glass of water and do "belly churning" (a yogic technique), walking, running, or anything that gets the body bumping)
- Drink only water for hydration (cut out tea, coffee, energy drinks - drink water only, boiled or cool)
- Avoid anger, frustration, and depression/melancholy (find someone to help with this and keep yourself busy - in TCM and ayurveda, liver function is dramatically affected by these, and they're also symptoms of liver disease)
- Medicines: chanca piedra, milk thistle, dandelion (root, flower, greens), and bitter cholagogues (search online for lists)
Understand that there's no quick fix to a problem you've worked yourself into over years. (Not saying you think that way, just warning.) Real fixes to real liver problems happen over long periods of time, and require huge adjustments to a patient's lifestyle - what they eat, the way they eat, who they're around, what work they do, what medicines they take, how much sleep they get, when they sleep, on and on.
Activities that assist the liver are calm and balanced. Sleeping during digestion is a major problem, as is overeating, congesting breakfasts, blood Sugar
problems (including those worsened by fruit and starch), too much sun, distracted eating (television, games, computers, reading, whatever), too much exercise, frequent fasting (when met with insufficient nutrition), improper bed times, sleeping during the day (unless insomnia is an issue), and a giant list of other factors.
Most of the time I've noticed general "excess" being the culprit. Liver disorders begin to go away with enough time spent focusing on balance and calm, while eating correctly and controlling emotions and the environment around you. Spending too much time on the Science
of "what the liver needs, what harms the liver," etc is a sure way to cancel the benefits of what you're doing, because it's frustrating. Whether you know it or not, most people here on curezone (and on the internet in general) are not experts, and misleading advice here is thousands of times greater than truthful information.
One of the best ways to correct a liver problem is to change everything completely. If you're already taking milk thistle, for example, and you eat three meals and a snack every day, and your bed time is usually 12:00am, and you sprint 5 times per week, and your job is stressful, change it up. Start going to bed at 10:00pm, waking up at 7:00am. Change strong milk thistle doses for mild dandelion tea. Skip breakfast and drink an extra 2 glasses of water. Jog in the morning for 10-15 minutes, 3 times per week, and replace other exercise time with adventure, meaningful activities, leisure, stretching, napping (if sleep is a problem), etc. Find a new job if work's a problem.
The above's only an example. Liver problems are nothing new to me, though I won't claim to be an expert. I've seen this advice change peoples' lives. I think most of the longtime curezone users are here to find the magic bullet or look for an excuse, and are unwilling to do what's necessary - change themselves completely.
Hope this helps!