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Natural Healing of the Liver

Natural Healing of the Liver

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The Importance of the Liver to Our Health

The Liver is an important and vital organ. It is the body's primary filtration, eliminating many toxins from entering our bodies.

If the Liver becomes diseased, it can deteriorate other vital organs, such as the heart. It can cause weird, seemingly inexplicable conditions, such as chronic hives, neuropathy an odd weight-gain or big stomach because without proper liver function the body simply cannot metabolize fat well.

Fatty liver disease is linked to insulin resistance, obesity, and edema, just to name a few. A failing liver can increase the risk of cancer, too.

Liver Damage (Fatty Liver Disease)

Fatty liver disease is the most common way that livers get damaged (statistically). Can you believe that about 30% of all American adults have this disease? The percentage is even higher in adults over 70 years old. Some go for years without knowing they have this disease and the symptoms can mistakenly be attributed to something else.

The most common type of fatty liver disease is the nonalcoholic kind of fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Causes of NAFLD (Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease)

It's well known that excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs (including medications) causes liver damage. But what causes nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?

  • Excess fat in the Liver is often caused by regularly eating too many calories.
  • Obesity is both a cause of fatty liver disease and a consequence of it. (kind of a viscious cycle)
  • It can also happen that one's diet is too high in fat, especially junky fats, putting extra stress on the Liver.
  • Also, if you lose weight too fast, it can cause a form of starvation which damages the Liver.
  • Eating excess sugar can contribute to the disease, too.
  • Interestingly enough, drinking too much diet soda (even though there's no sugar or calories in it) can cause a fatty liver condition, too. It probably has to do with the chemicals in diet soda that tax the Liver too much.
  • PFAS (Forever Chemicals): According to an article in Science Direct, PFAS is associated with higher instances of fatty liver disease. "We found that higher serum PFAS was associated with higher fatty liver disease risk and worse liver function. This was especially evident in those with liver disease risk factors, including heavy alcohol intake, obesity, or high-fat diets. Learn how to remove PFAS from your water.

Symptoms of Liver Disease

If you experience symptoms like the following before or in addition to the insulin resistance, obesity, and edema already mentioned above, do something about it. They could be, but not necessarily, an indication of liver disease. Also, someone with liver disease may not necessarily have these or any symptoms.

  • Abdominal Pain or swelling
  • Bloating & gas
  • Bruising
  • Dark urine
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • High blood pressure
  • Yellowing skin or eyes
  • Acid reflux & heartburn
  • Itchy skin or hives
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sensitivity to alcohol, chemicals, or drugs

The Remarkable Regenerative Power of the Liver

The Liver can regenerate itself like no other organ. Here's how the Liver heals and restores.

  • Liver regeneration is the remarkable process by which the Liver can replace damaged or lost liver tissue and function normally after a massive injury. This unique ability sets the Liver apart from other organs in our bodies.
  • The Liver is like a starfish in its ability to regenerate. No other organ in our bodies is quite like this. But of course if you keep doing the things that caused the condition I don't think you'll get very far with any remedy.
  • When a portion of the Liver is removed or otherwise damaged, the Liver's cells divide and regrow the lost tissue within days. The growing Liver can double its original size within four to six weeks.
  • The Liver is the only internal organ that can regenerate, and it can even regrow to its regular size after up to 90% of it has been removed.
  • What happens is that immature liver cells grow larger to replace damaged tissue. Sometimes, the Liver can regenerate this way in just a few days.
  • According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs, the Liver can repair itself completely, and within a month, the patient may show no signs of damage.

But I'm not telling you this to make light of Liver diseases. It's far better to prevent the disease than to treat it after the fact.

Natural Treatments for Liver Disease

  • An article by Johns Hopkins says, "The most effective treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is weight loss, which has been shown to decrease the amount of fat in the liver and the inflammation caused by the fat." But watch out for how you lose weight. There are healthy and unhealthy ways. Learn more about the how and why of healthy weight loss. I suggest maintaining a healthy weight as a means of preventing liver damage.
  • Intermittent Cold Exposure (ICE) is another way to bring improvements in both obesity and NAFLD.
  • Regular sauna use is another natural treatment option.
  • Exercise is also good.
  • Liver Detoxification is another natural way to help heal the Liver. It is a process that helps remove harmful substances from the body, promoting overall health. The following section goes over ways to detoxify the Liver.

Natural and Inexpensive Substances for Liver Detox

  • Both Potassium and Magnesium help to cleanse the Liver. So, a diet rich in high-potassium and magnesium foods like watermelon, tomato sauces, bananas, spinach, greens, nuts and whole grains is beneficial if you're trying to detox your Liver.
  • Believe it or not, coffee is another well-known substance that helps detox the Liver. I always make my coffee with alkaline ionized water, which makes it the healthiest and best-tasting coffee ever.
  • Drinking lots of water is an effective way to help heal the Liver. It is one of the best liver detox methods. It also helps flush the wastes out ot the body. But make sure it's the right kind of water. Water contained in plants, such as coconut water or melon water are good. Also there is a whole section on how good ionized water is below.

Hard Water (Not Soft Water) is Beneficial to the Liver.

Water plays a crucial role in liver health, but it must be ensured that it's the right kind.

A study of the right kind of water to heal liver disease found that water hardness was excellent and soft water was terrible. "Soft water was associated with a significant fivefold increase in the odds of hospital admission for alcoholic liver disease compared with hard water at 121% versus 87% of the national rate."

So many people have been fooled by the idea of the healthiness of pure water in the sense of stripping it of all its minerals. However, many studies show that hard water is healthier than soft water. Hard water has a positive influence on cardiovascular health, liver health, and general body health. Here are a couple of reports about it:

The Potential Benefits of Ionized Water in Liver Health

Is Ionized Water Healing for the Liver? Let's explore the potential benefits of ionized water for liver health.

My research page contains many studies showing the benefits of ionized water for the Liver. Ionized water benefits every organ in the body.

Specifically for the Liver, some compelling studies suggest that ionized water (electrolyzed alkaline water) and hydrogen water are helpful for liver regeneration and the prevention of liver disease.

Pivotal Role of Ionized Water

Ionized water has played a pivotal role in my life and in the lives of so many others.

Drinking ionized water is on the lines of what kind of air I want to breathe or the environment I want to live in for the happiest and healthiest life. 

I look at drinking the right water the same way I look at breathing good fresh air: It's not a cure for anything in particular, but it's what the body needs to begin with. 

Giving the body what it needs for life is the best way to prevent illness, either by being too healthy to become ill in the first place or by being so normally healthy that any illness sticks out like a sore thumb and so can be tackled head-on.

Cathleen Lograsso

Cathleen LoGrasso

My background is in physiology, teaching, nutrition and weight loss. I have raised 5 children who are all grown now. I have a masters degree in education and was a teacher/principal for 24 years. I created Alkaline Water Plus in 2009 to educate people about the benefits of ionized water.

The very best thing I have ever purchased is a WATER IONIZER, and I've been in perfect health ever since I started drinking ionized water 25 years ago! Understanding and knowing how to control and manage my own body's pH and antioxidant levels at the cellular level has made all the difference in the world in my life, my family's lives and in a countless number of my friends and associates over the years.

Cathie LoGrasso Owner, Alkaline Water Plus

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