Estrogen, Fibroids and the Liver

Estrogen, Fibroids and the Liver

Any hindrance of the detoxification process resulting from poor diet, alcohol, drugs or toxins can cause estrogen dominance. The liver has a two-step detoxification process, which filters hormones and toxins in the bloodstream. In phase I, the liver converts substances into toxic free radicals before they are converted into a water-soluble form in phase II. If phase II isn’t operating up to speed, the toxic free radicals build up in your system. Both phases must be in balance in order for proper elimination of waste to occur via sweat, urine, stool or from the lungs.

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30-Day Detox/Liver Flush

30-Day Detox/Liver Flush

Our stressful carb-filled lives cause abuse to the liver and overtax it.  Illness or disease are inevitable if we don’t cleanse and rejuvenate this hard working organ.To rebuild and repair the liver, it’s imperative that we:

  • Remove excess fat from the liver
  • Support the flow of bile
  • Flush out the toxins that have been stored in the liver
  • Dissolve or pass stones that are stored in the liver (yes the liver can get stones just like the gallbladder)
  • Regenerate damaged liver cells
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Toxic Liver Causes High Cholesterol

Toxic Liver Causes High Cholesterol

A congested liver is one reason people have high cholesterol, even though they may eat a very healthful diet and exercise regularly. Your liver creates more cholesterol than a normal diet contains. If you cut your cholesterol intake completely, your body would simply manufacture more. If you have high cholesterol, you may have stones or congestion in your liver. As stones grow and congestion increases, the pressure on the liver causes it to make less bile. It could be likened to your garden hose containing pebbles or small stones or having a kink. Much less water would flow through it, which in turn would decrease the ability of the hose to squirt out water.

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Do you Need A Liver/Gallbladder Flush?

Even thought the 30-day detox program starts Monday, I couldn’t wait to start my liver cleanse, which is week two of the detox program. I’ll be a little more than week ahead of everyone on the program. I’m on day 2 of my liver cleanse as I write my newsletter.  My life has changed already.  I didn’t need as much sleep last night and woke up refreshed.  My energy has kicked up a notch.  My sinuses have cleared. I’m filled with more joy! I have better focus and a confidence that I can get all the things done that I need to do.  (That was missing last week.) I’m so encouraged.

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Cleanse Your Liver – Change Your Life

Cleanse Your Liver – Change Your Life

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I like to share with you my personal journey from time to time.  This week I had foot work.  My liver/gallbladder point was very sore . . . as in OUCH!!  There was no missing that one.  I really need a liver cleanse.  I should have been able to identify that from some of my symptoms, but the foot, with all its nerve endings, just doesn’t lie. You may not be able to get blood work, but you can take the symptom inventory below. 

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Do you have a toxic liver?

The liver holds a key to efficient metabolism, weight control, bowel health, and detoxification. The liver is the major fat-burning organ in the body. Cleansing your liver can greatly improve weight loss and energy. When you regularly consume sweets and other processed carbohydrates, junk food, and other unhealthy foods and beverages, your liver converts these calories mostly to fat and stores it. Though not common, fat can build up in the liver, which can lead “fatty liver”.  When this happens, something has gone wrong in the process of metabolism. It is known that fat accumulates in the liver with a number of conditions, the most common being obesity. Fatty liver is also associated with diabetes mellitus, high triglycerides, and heavy use of alcohol.

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Toxic Liver

Toxic Liver

Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.”
– William James

Think about your body as you would your car. What if you never changed your oil or filters in your car?  It’s the same thing with your body.  Your liver could be likened to the oil filter in your car.  What if it was never changed?  We all know the answer— the car would eventually die.  Why do we think we can go through life never cleansing our liver?

The liver is a prime place for the body to store toxins that can’t be excreted. Highly toxic chemicals can pass through the liver, including residues from pesticides and herbicides. And it doesn’t take a megadose of toxins or irritating substances to weaken the liver of some individuals. It can be damaged by a variety of chemicals, medications, alcohol, and viruses.

One of the most common medications known to destroy liver cells is acetaminophen (found in Tylenol™). Even when taken in recommended amounts, this drug can do great harm to the liver of some individuals. Fructose is another substance that can scar the liver.  Especially avoid high fructose corn syrup; it is not just a natural substance made from corn, as commercials would have us believe.  Also, agave syrup, which has been very popular as a natural sweetener, is very high in fructose.  It is not a good choice in sweeteners.

Alcoholics are known to have bad livers because alcohol is a powerful liver toxin. Over time, heavy drinkers can develop severe scarring of the liver and loss of cells. Chronic heavy drinkers with damaged, poorly functioning livers are also at high risk of liver cancer. This is a result of the chronic scarring, inflammation, and exposure to toxins. But it may not be only heavy drinking that causes problems for some people. Researchers have found even small amounts of alcohol can cause fatty deposits in the livers of susceptible individuals as can eating too many sweets.

As a consequence of our modern diet, many people have considerable congestion and even stones in their liver. This may be true even though a person has not had a history of gallstones. Stones in the liver are an impediment to acquiring and maintaining good health, youthfulness, and vitality. They are, indeed, one of the major reasons people become ill and have difficulty recuperating from illness or recovering from disease.

A congested liver is one reason people have high cholesterol, even though they may eat a  healthful diet and exercise regularly. Your liver creates more cholesterol that a normal diet contains. If you cut your cholesterol intake completely, your body would simply manufacture more. If you have high cholesterol, you may have a congested liver. As stones grow and congestion increases, the pressure on the liver causes it to make less bile. It could be likened to your garden hose containing pebbles or small stones. Much less water would flow through it, which in turn would decrease the ability of the hose to squirt out water.  If you have liver stones or congestion, much less bile is “squirted out” and less cholesterol leaves the body, causing a rise in cholesterol.

Liver detoxing will help your liver become more efficient at performing all its functions, including making cholesterol and eliminating cholesterol. It’s one of the best things you can do to regain balance of your cholesterol   Taking a cholesterol-lowering drugs will not get to the root of the problem.

Liver congestion, toxicity, and stagnation are quite common, yet conventional medicine has no way to measure this.  Relying on blood tests for diagnostic purposes is inadequate. Most people who have a physical ailment have perfectly normal liver enzymes in the blood, despite suffering. Liver enzymes become elevated in the blood only when there is advanced liver cell destruction, as in hepatitis or liver inflammation. Liver cells contain large amounts of enzymes, and when they are ruptured, the enzymes enter the blood and signal liver abnormalities. By then, the damage has already occurred. It takes many years before such an event becomes apparent for most people. Therefore, cleansing the liver is an excellent preventative measure as well as being healing, restorative, and rejuvenating.  Want to look younger?  Do a liver cleanse.

It’s difficult to cleanse your liver if you have parasites in it. You won’t get out many stones or waste, and may feel sick. Embark on a parasite-killing program either before or during your liver cleanse.  If you get the Internal Cleanse Kit, you will get parasite cleanse products with it.

Make sure you complete the colon cleanse before cleansing the liver. (You will get a free Colon Cleanse Kit with the Internal Cleanse Kit.)

One of the Best Anti-agers—Getting Rid of Toxins

Doctors Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen say, “Give your liver a break: We’ve long considered toxins — like pollutants in the air and chemical additives in processed foods — major agers, which is what we call things that make your body older faster. When you overload your body with toxins, your liver goes into overdrive trying to filter out the gunk. Over time, excess wear and tear on its filtering system accelerates aging.”

So what can you do about the toxins in your life? The doctors say, “Treat them the same way you treat toxic people (you know, the ones who drive you to eat that whole cheesecake): Avoid ’em whenever you can. When you can’t, help your liver dispose of the vandals.”1

Symptoms of a Sluggish Liver 

If you have even a few of these symptoms, I recommend a liver cleanse.

  • Abdominal discomfort
  •  Aches and pains
  • Brown spots on the face and hands
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Anal itching
  • Bad breath
  • Body odor
  • Sallow or jaundiced complexion
  • Whitish or yellow tongue coating
  • Digestive problems (belching and/or flatulence)
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness after eating
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Migraine headaches or headaches that involve a feeling of fullness or heaviness in the head
  • Inability to tolerate heat or cold
  • Sleeplessness (insomnia)
  • Irritability
  • Loss of memory or inability to concentrate
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Lower back pain
  • Malaise
  • Menstrual problems
  • Nervousness and anxiety
  • Pain around the right shoulder blade and shoulder (also connected with gallbladder congestion)
  • Puffy eyes and/or face
  • Red nose
  • Small red spots on the skin (either smooth or raised and hard—known as cherry angiomas)
  • Sinus problems
  • Allergies
  • Candidiasis
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Cellulite
  • Premenstrual syndrome

Benefits of Cleansing the LiverLFR

  • Clearer, brighter complexion
  • Dark circles disappear from under the eyes
  • Some age spots may disappear
  • Digestion improves
  • Weight loss becomes easier; cellulite goes away
  • Energy increases
  • Sleep improves; need to urinate during the night improves
  • Aches and pains disappear
  • Headaches often cease
  • Memory improves
  • Mood is better, with a better sense of well-being
  • Allergies go away
  • Facial puffiness disappears


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Detox the Liver with Beets

Detox the Liver with Beets

Beet juice is a naturopathic remedy for detoxing the liver. Beets are a high-antioxidant vegetable with a powerhouse of nutrients that help your body detoxify and heal; they include betaine, betalains, fiber, iron, betacyanin, folate, and betanin. Betaine prompts liver cells to release toxins. It also protects the liver and bile ducts. Beets are rich in pectin as well— a soluble fiber that helps in clearing toxins from the liver, allowing them to be flushed away instead of being reabsorbed by the body. Beets also help to prevent lung, liver, skin, spleen, and colon cancer. This bright vegetable is also known to help control inflammation, decrease homocysteine, and prevent free-radicals from damaging LDL, and therefore decrease in the risk of coronary and cerebral artery diseases. Learn more about the 3-Day Juice Fast and 30-Day Detox Challenge.

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Today’s Recipe

Beet Ginger Juice Detoxer’s Dream

This beautiful red juice can be part of your 3-day juice fast detox program.

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  • 3 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed
  • 1 beet with stem and leaves, scrubbed well
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1-2 inch chunk ginger root, scrubbed or peeled if old
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube.  Juice all ingredients and stir.  Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible.

Serves 1-2


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Beets Detox the Liver

Beets Detox the Liver

Beet juice can be highly beneficial for the liver due to its betaine. Betaine is the substance that encourages the liver cells to get rid of toxins. Additionally, betaine acts to protect the liver and bile ducts, which are important if the liver is to function properly. Beets are also known to decrease the risk of coronary and cerebral artery diseases because they lower inflammation.

Traditionally, beets have been linked to the healing of the liver, a decrease in homocysteine, an improvement in stomach acid production, prevention of the formation of free-radicals in LDL, and the prevention of lung, liver, skin, spleen, and colon cancer. Make note of its protective effect on LDL. It is not LDL per se that is harmful, but oxidized (damaged) LDL. These many health benefits are not all directly linked to liver detoxification, but they help the body to work more efficiently. Because the systems of the body are all intertwined and rely upon each other to work properly, this indirectly affects the ability of the liver to rid itself of toxins and continue to work at an optimal level. Besides juicing beets and making beet salad, you can bake, steam, or roast them.

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It’s Not a Weed to Your Body!

Health Benefits of Dandelion

The lowly little dandelion is something most homeowners detest.  Popping up in our beautiful green lawn, we go after them with a vengeance. Hopefully, no one is spraying them with chemicals.  But maybe we should be doing something more with them than throwing them away.  My grandmother picked them and made tea by boiling them.  I juice them—not for the taste, but for their health benefits.   All parts for the dandelion have a bitter bite. This taste comes from their flavonoids that give them their blood purifying properties. These compounds work in the digestive system to increase the flow of urine. Unlike other diuretics, dandelion contains vast amounts of potassium that restore the mineral balance in the kidneys as toxins are flushed out. Healers also count on dandelion’s highly volatile and bitter constituents in the root to flush toxins from the system.

Dandelion is in most liver tonics due to its oils, the bitter resins that stimulate the digestive system. The fiber in the whole plant is described as viscous because of its astonishing ability to absorb and transport toxins from the bowels out of the body, balance intestinal flora, and soothe the digestive tract in the process.

Conditions Helped By Dandelion

Detoxification is the word most people think of with dandelion. There are few detox formulas on the market that don’t use of this plant. Dandelion can be your best friend when recovering from illnesses. It can revive you after a flu or a cold have taken their toll. People with liver conditions, skin conditions, changes in hormones such as menopause or adolescence and arthritis (including gout) can benefit greatly from dandelion.

Dandelion is also useful for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and unstable blood sugar levels. This plant is full of bitter constituents that are not only excellent for stimulating the digestive system but offer anti-inflammatory benefits. Dandelion is also helpful as a lactation stimulator.

Liver Cleansing Cocktail

1 handful dandelion greens
3-4 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed
1/2 cucumber, peeled
1/2 lemon, peeled

Bunch up dandelion greens. Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Tuck the greens in feed tube and push through with the carrot. Juice remaining ingredients, finishing with a carrot. Stir the juice, pour into a glass, and drink as soon as possible.
Serves 1

Note: Dandelion juice is a traditional remedy for cleansing the liver.

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