(NaturalNews) We've become far too reliant on western medicine's invasive practices to provide feedback to us on how our body is feeling. Instead of looking to medical professionals to tell us how our body is faring, we should pay attention to our body and determine ourselves what it is telling us. An important place to start is the liver, and it always provides unquestionable signs when we are doing it damage.
Signs of liver damage
The liver is a hardy organ and carries much responsibility. It provides us with youthfulness and longevity when it operates effectively, and subjects us to premature aging and shortened life spans when it's not.
Bottom line, the liver is an organ we should bow to and treat with as much respect as possible. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet has done anything but that.
So how do you know if your liver is crying for help? Here are some visible physical signs:
- Puffiness between eyebrows - Unable to tolerate cold in winter - Feel feverish and find summer very uncomfortable - Hemorrhoids - Coated tongue - Bad breath - Excessive sweating - Dark urine - Small red 'spots' the size of a pinhead that come and go in various parts on the body - Skin problems such as eczema, acne, hives, itching, rashes. Skin may have dark pigmentation or spots on face, back of hands, forehead, or around the nose - Jaundice (yellowing of skin) - Eye problems (sensitivity to light, moving spots, double vision) - Whites of eyes become yellow - Loss of weight - Obesity - Sinus and tonsil issues - Alternating constipation and diarrhea - Headaches, dizziness, and shivering - Loss of appetite - Depression - Mental outbursts - Inability to concentrate
How did this liver damage occur?
Since our liver is a large filter, everything we take must pass through it.
- It stores all the remains of drugs, vaccines, birth control, and prescriptions we have taken throughout our entire lifetime - The fats from dairy and fried foods, as well as flour products, weaken the liver - Improper food combining - Lack of sleep and fatigue will also weaken the liver. If you find you are sleepy after eating, and/or feel wide awake at 1 or 2 a.m., you can be assured you have sustained liver damage
How do we heal the liver?
Quite simply, we clean up our diet and lifestyle to avoid toxins present in our food, air, water, and personal care products.
In addition to that, we should also strongly consider:
- Colonics - Herbs like milk thistle, artichoke leaf, and dandelion leaf - High quality probiotics - Daily exercise (walking, yoga, rebounding) - Resting more (but not immediately after meals)
Also, learn to let go. The emotion of anger is connected to the liver so do not hold in your anger, or relive or feel any anger towards any situation.
So start loving your liver today, and remove all the things that irritate it. Then, you can enjoy that youthfulness and longevity you deserve.
About the author: Derek Henry, B.Kin, is a highly revered holistic health coach and world renowned natural health blogger who created Healing the Body to help people understand the fundamental principles to exceptional health so they can overcome their own health challenges.
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