I am a twenty seven year old woman who has suffered ten years of IBS and almost four years of Chronic Fatige, Candida and parasites, allergies, and horrible digestion.
I was diagnosed with a fatty liver last year. I also started taking your liver formula and detox tea every day from Feburary 2002 - May 2002 until my skin started to turn a yellowish cast (very subtle), I started having prominent pain in my right rib cage area and I was diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes. The doctors told me to IMMEDIATELY stop taking your liver herbs, since these were most likely CAUSING my liver problems. My bother is a medical doctor and started instilling the fear of herbs into me. I didn't know what to do so I just stopped taking your herbs.
The liver pain went away after stopping them, then I started FEELING a TON better. I mean, better than BEFORE I started taking them. My allergies to so many foods disappeared and I was able to tolerate more sugary foods without the Candida symptoms. I didn't need digestive aids nearly as much. I could go for SEVENTEEN mile bike rides!
I kept my appointment with the liver specialists and when they did blood tests on me my elevated liver enzymes were GONE.
However, I was doing so many natural healing approaches I didn't know what to credit this healing to. I was still convinced your herbs were bad for me.
Since then my health has plumeted. Fortunately, I am seeing a practitioner who told me that what I experienced was a cleansing reaction from your formula, and that I need to continue cleansing.
Ever since starting up on my Liver Cleansing program again, I have been feeling only worse. (I've cleansed my colon with B&P shakes for a year and am doing colonics whenever I can afford it now.)
Andreas Moritz says that when a fatty liver is given the opportunity to heal itself from cleansing and flushing, it has to break down all the toxins that are stored in the fat it has built up for self-protection. This makes a person with fatty liver feel worse for awhile while cleansing before feeling better.
Do you know anything about this? Have you dealt with patients with fatty liver before? Did they have similar reactions to liver cleansing? Would it help me to take breaks in my Liver Cleansing and flushing to allow the body time to deal with the toxins, or should I just keep on trucking?