Fatty liver overview; We live in a world where the disease is everywhere and becoming more and more prevalent. It must be some come as a surprise, as the environment is highly toxic we choose ourselves all around. The food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe – all have become potentially dangerous for us Health. Equally, worrying are the chemicals we use every day.
Fatty liver disease is one of the most common liver diseases worldwide, affecting patients of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds.
The liver is the largest organ in the body and is involved in many metabolic pathways, such as the regulation of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Specific liver functions also include steroid hormone synthesis, drug detoxification and bilirubin conjugation.
Recently, investigations have been focusing on how dietary components, particularly fatty acids, may modulate lipogenic pathways. As a consequence, current and future research is now targeting transcriptional factors potentially involved in these pathways. This could lead to new pharmaceutical interventions for disorders such as obesity and fatty liver disease (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
It includes a spectrum of hepatic pathologies ranging from simple steatosis, with increased fat accumulation in hepatocytes, to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis. The significant prevalence of the disease – between 15 and 45 percent of the general population – means that it contributes to an increasing burden of poor health, both today and in the future.
Liver Metabolism and Fatty Liver Disease addresses the clinical aspects of the disease by examining the current understanding of the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as well as the current knowledge surrounding metabolism in the liver. The book discusses a variety of topics including oxidative stress, metabolic effects, and inflammation as well as the effects of nutrition on disease development and progression.
Understanding the liver and how it works
Detoxify the liver
The detoxification of the body as a whole, and the liver in particular, is of paramount importance in naturopathy. The value of this therapeutic procedure will become more apparent as you become familiar with the perception of the terrain—the body’s cellular environment.
Concept of terrain
The body is a collection of cells, and the organs are clusters of cells. The cell is the basic unit of the structure of every living thing. Cells in turn have special internal structures called organelles, which have specific responsibilities for producing materials to be used within the cell or elsewhere in the body. Their activity ultimately enables the body to breathe, produce energy, eliminate waste, reproduce, and send and receive messages.
Like every living thing, cells can only survive in a favorable environment. In the human body, this atmosphere is liquid and represents 70 percent of our body weight, which we call its landmass. The terrain includes various liquids.
Some of these fluids are in direct contact with cells:
- The intracellular fluid is given this name because it fills the interior of the cells. Our physical organism is primarily made up of this fluid, which represents 50 percent of our body weight.
- Extracellular fluid, or interstitial fluid, occurs outside the cells—that is, in the spaces between them. It bathes and surrounds the cells. Extracellular fluid constitutes the direct external environment of the cell and represents 15 percent of our body weight.
Other localized fluids not in direct contact with the cells:
- Blood circulates in the blood vessels
- Lymph travels through lymphatic vessels
Combined, these last two fluids represent 5 percent of the body weight.
Because the survival of a cell depends entirely on the environment in which it is located, the composition of these bodily fluids is of vital importance.
The terrain has an ideal structure that provides vitality and maximum stamina to the cells and organs for optimum physical health. A fundamental consequence of this desirable condition is that any modification of this structure compromises your health and leaves you vulnerable to disease.
Changes in the composition of the cellular terrain of the body are mainly caused by substances that have been added to its ideal state. These are substances that are either not foreign to the locality, but are usually present in small amounts (uric acid, urea, and so forth) or substances that do not normally enter the structure of the locality (pollutants, food additives, and so forth). According to naturopathy, this accumulation of toxins, which overburden the area, is a deeper cause of illness. Here the root problem is greater, and treatment requires the elimination of these toxins.
The terrain can also be changed by the absence of the necessary substances for its ideal structure. These are substances such as vitamins, minerals and trace elements that are normally present in the area, but for one reason or another, are temporarily not present in sufficient quantities. The basic problem here is deficiency, which can be treated either by supplying nutrients to the body through diet or supplements.
How toxins make you sick?
When toxins accumulate in the body, they can make us sick in many ways.
The blood becomes thicker, and because it is now denser and heavier, it can no longer circulate easily through the blood vessels. Wastes that are normally carried by the bloodstream to the excretory organs enter lymph and other cellular fluids. The longer this polluted and overcrowded condition lasts, the more contaminated these liquids will be.
Over time, cells may find themselves bathed in a real swamp, whose dormant mass paralyzes all exchanges. Oxygen and nutrient supplies can no longer reach the cells, so cells can no longer do their jobs, nor can the organs they make. Wastes accumulate, reducing the body’s ability to function properly.
The walls of blood vessels become clogged with waste, reducing their diameter and slowing circulation, which in turn adversely affects tissue irrigation and exchange.
Joints become blocked, the kidneys shut down and eliminate waste much less effectively, the skin sloughs off, and the liver becomes constricted.
The body’s tissues and mucous membranes are irritated by the waste. They become inflamed and over time become hard and sclerotic. They also become more prone to infection. Harmful cellular mutations (cancer) begin to occur.
The harmful effects of toxins are due to:
- Their mass: They take up so much space that they clog and block the vessels and cells.
- Their aggression: They cause irritation, inflammation and destroy cells.
Illness caused by an overdose of toxins
It is logical to conclude that toxins are the root factor in disease onset, and in fact, this is quite easily observable. When faced with an accumulation of toxins, the body does not remain passive, but actively tries to get rid of them. So diseases are caused by both the presence of toxins and the damage caused by the body’s efforts to flush out the toxins.
For example, in respiratory diseases, we sneeze, cough, or cough up phlegm to get rid of substances that are present in the alveoli (asthma), bronchi (bronchitis), throat (cough), sinus (sinusitis), or nose ( common cold).
All skin disorders are caused by either the rejection of acidic substances by the pseudoferrous glands (dry eczema, cracked and cracked skin) or the colloidal wastes by the sebaceous glands (acne, boils, greasy skin, oozing eczema).
The presence of excess foods in the stomach and intestines can cause vomiting, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. When these substances are irritating or fermenting, they cause inflammation of the mucous membranes of the digestive tract (gastritis, enteritis, colitis) or they produce gas (bloating).
Joints become inflamed, blocked and painful, and unless treated, they can become severely deformed (rheumatoid arthritis). In the case of gout, sharp, needle-like “crystals” of uric acid deposits can form in the joint or surrounding tissue, causing inflammation and tissue damage.
Heart diseases are caused by the presence of excess substances (cholesterol, fatty acids) that thicken the blood, accumulate in the arteries and thicken the walls (arteriosclerosis), and inflame the walls of blood vessels (phlebitis), Which can either distort them (varicose veins) or clog them (heart attack, stroke, embolism).
In kidney (renal) disease, the culprit substances are protein wastes. It is fat in terms of obesity. In diabetes, the culprit is sugar. Carcinogenic substances are mistaken for cancer, such as allergens in allergens. The toxic agent in stomach ulcers is gastric acid.
Source of the toxins
Some toxins present in the body come from the wear and tear of tissues. The body must constantly eliminate the remains of depleted cells, corpses of red blood cells, mineral salts, carbon dioxide, ammonia, etc. Most toxins come from the body’s use of foods. Proteins make uric acid and urea, glucose produces lactic acid, and fats form various types of acid and cholesterol.
The production of these toxins is normal, and the body is equipped to eliminate them.
However, in case of overeating, the level of toxins rises much higher than normal. As a result, in industrialized societies where overeating is common, the body takes in and produces an abnormal amount of toxins, which will eventually exceed the body’s ability to eliminate it. So what cannot be excreted will remain inside the body and begin to accumulate in the cellular area.
Unlike toxins, toxic substances should never be found in the body. These are substances that are completely foreign to the normal functions of the body and are harmful to the organism; That’s why their description is toxic. All chemical poisons resulting from pollution of the air, water, and soil (lead, cadmium, mercury, and so forth) are considered toxic substances.
An additional significant amount of harmful foreign substances enter the body through common food additives as well as most insecticides, herbicides and fungicides that are routinely used in industrial agriculture to treat food and animal products. Of the four thousand different compounds found in tobacco smoke, such as benzene, uranium and formaldehyde, the American Cancer Society reports that at least seventy are known to cause cancer, and many others to cause additional health problems. Some medicines and vaccines also contain toxic substances.
It is difficult to eliminate all of these toxins, as the body is not designed to receive or discard them. Thanks to its detoxification abilities, the liver is the best organ to neutralize and eliminate them.
Classification of toxins and toxins by entry point
Toxins and toxins mainly enter the body through three different routes.
Digestive system: food and drink
- Excessive intake of sugar, fat, protein, salt etc.
- Food Additives: Colors, Preservatives, Anti-Rancidity Products, and So on
- Insecticides, herbicides and fungicides used in cultivation and production
- Medicines, growth promoters and antibiotics used in the production of animal products
- Medicines and drugs
- polluted water and crops
The respiratory system
- Polluted air (industrial emissions, automobile emissions, etc.)
- Air containing a lot of particulate matter
- Tobacco smoke
Synthetic and non-organic cosmetics, talcum and other powders, creams, hair dyes, shampoos, deodorants, hair conditioners, soaps and other personal care products.
Emunctory Organs: Out the Door for Toxins
To maintain the purity of the bodily cellular terrain, the body has five organs that filter toxins from the bloodstream and flush them out of the body. These organs are the liver, intestines, kidneys, skin (with its sebaceous and sebaceous glands), and lungs.
These elimination organs are technically known as excretory organs, and they act as exit gates for toxins in the body.
When these organs are functioning normally and the production and intake of toxins are not excessive, the area remains clean. The cells can function properly because the excretory organs are eliminating toxins at the same rate at which they are visible.
On the other hand, when the amount of toxins is too high, the elimination capacity of the organs is quickly exceeded and the areas gradually start to accumulate larger and larger amounts of toxins. If, moreover, the excretory organs are sluggish or depleted, the rate of growth of toxins will increase even more and disease will result.
If a disease is caused by accumulated toxins in the body, it is logical that ideal therapy would seek and eliminate these toxins from the physical body. This intentional elimination of toxins is done by drainage or purification, which today is commonly referred to as a detox.
Purification involves stimulating the function of the body’s various excretory systems in order to accelerate the rate at which toxins are filtered from the bloodstream and then eliminated from the body.
This stimulation of the immune organs can be done through a variety of means, called drainers – foods, medicinal herbs, massage, hydrotherapy – which have the ability to accelerate the elimination capacity of an immune organ.
Excretory organs are essential means for removing or purifying harmful substances from the body. In treatments that focus on accelerating the purification of the body, all efforts are focused on these organs. When eliminations have been insufficient, the goal of treatment is to restore the normal rate of elimination, or even better, to speed it up temporarily to compensate for the delay.
The distinguishing feature of a drainage treatment is the increased elimination of waste by the excretory organs. The increase in elimination should be readily apparent:
- The substance excreted by the intestines will be more abundant or the evacuation will be more regular
- Urine will darken in color as it becomes charged with waste and increases in volume
- The skin will sweat more
- The respiratory tract will discharge the colloidal wastes it is accumulating
There will be a similar reduction in the level of toxin in the tissues. Gradually, the cellular areas will clear again, and as a result, the symptoms of the disease will subside and gradually disappear. The body parts will be able to function properly again because they will no longer be filled with toxins.
Treatment possibilities obviously depend on how much damage has been done to the organs by these wastes, as well as their natural ability to regenerate.
Role of liver
The liver is only one of the five excretory organs of the body. The liver is no more important than the other four for healthy overall body function, but as we shall see, it occupies a very specific position.
Like other excretory organs, the liver also removes a large number of toxins. However, it also neutralizes toxins in addition to elimination. The other four excretory organs do not have this capability, or certainly not to the same extent. If they are able to neutralize the toxins at all, it is to a very small extent.
For this reason, if a particular excretory organ needs to be in working condition, it is the liver. Similarly, when it is necessary for the patient to stimulate an excretory organ due to poor physical function, often the most appropriate organ would be the liver. However, the liver absorbs so much abuse in processing both toxins and toxins that it can even become overwhelmed by them. If this is the case and their presence in large amounts is compromising proper liver function, it is a priority to detoxify the liver to avoid endangering the health of the rest of the body.
Role and function of liver
The many functions of the liver can be divided into two general functions:
To produce many of the molecules needed by the body (nutrition)
To rid the body of harmful toxins and pathogens (elimination and defence)
The liver performs more than five hundred functions. No other organ performs so many different functions. Amazingly, the liver performs all these functions simultaneously.
The liver has more than five hundred functions. Among these, it regulates the rate of sugar and vitamins in the bloodstream, produces proteins and lipids, removes toxins from the bloodstream and destroys germs and toxins.
The liver consists of 80 percent hepatocytes and 20 percent Kupffer cells. Hepatocytes remove toxins from the bloodstream. Kupffer cells neutralize toxins.
Bile is both helpful in the expulsion of digestive juices and wastes. Gallbladder bile is released during meals. Its high concentration encourages better digestion of fats.
The liver, like any other organ, can fall ill. The diseases caused by this are mainly due to overeating, chemical contamination of food, overwork exerted by alcohol, over-drugs and stimulants.
Liver diseases are liver insufficiency, gallstones (or gallstones), hepatitis (A, B, or C), and cirrhosis.
The diseases caused by poor liver function are many:
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease (thickened blood, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke)
- Respiratory tract irritation (catarrhs of the respiratory tract)
- Low blood sugar
- Autoimmune diseases
How to detoxify the liver?
Various liver detoxification procedures may be used for prevention or treatment. Each is effective on its own, but it’s a good idea to combine several. An essential part of every treatment plan is improving your diet. Unless you change your diet, it’s like trying to empty the bathtub without turning off the tap. This is a losing battle.
Since the liver is the first organ to receive all the substances processed by digestion, its strength and resistance are dependent on what you eat.
There are three aspects to consider in regard to liver diet:
- Foods to remove from your diet. Certain foods simply exhaust the liver, attack it, or force it to overwork. It is essential to identify these foods, so you can exclude them from your daily diet.
- Diet system which is helpful for liver. You can feed yourselves in a way that suits the capabilities of the liver. This is the diet that you need to follow to support and strengthen the organ.
- Detoxifying Diet. A restrictive diet, limited to a set period of time, will provide relief to the liver and allow it to cleanse itself of all the toxins it is accumulating.
Foods to avoid or eliminate from diet
Certain foods place heavy demands on the liver without providing much benefit to the body, and can even be harmful. The liver eliminates itself to replace and neutralize the toxins that these foods bring into the body. Eventually, its capabilities become less and less until it is able to perform its job effectively.
Foods to avoid/remove from your diet include:
- Foods with high sugar content
- Food cooked in butter
- Foods containing additives
- Fried foods
- Coffee and black tea
- Hydrogenated margarine (rich in saturated fatty acids now commonly known as trans fats)
- Heat-pressed oil
- Cold cuts and sausages
- Smoked foods (fish and meat)
Bad fats need to mobilize most of the liver’s power during the digestion process, which reduces the energy available for detoxification. In addition, excess fatty acids accumulate in the liver and disrupt its functioning (congestion, fatty liver syndrome).
Some people believe that they are doing their liver a great favor by eliminating any consumption of fat, whether of animal or vegetable origin. However, this is not the case. If you don’t include fat in your diet, your gallbladder will no longer be obliged to pump out bile from the digestive tract. Bile will then stagnate in your gallbladder, where it will thicken and create a greater risk of gallstone formation. In addition, since the pectoral muscles are no longer working as much, they will lose their tone, causing the organ to weaken.
The assimilation of liposoluble (fat soluble) vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, and F (omega-3 and omega-6) will also be compromised. On the one hand, because these vitamins are found in fatty foods that a person is no longer consuming, they will disappear from the diet and will not meet any of the body’s needs. By the same token, assimilation of these vitamins requires bile, bile which is absolutely missing because no demands are being placed on the gallbladder, so they still will not meet the body’s requirements.
In other words, while eliminating bad fats is important, your body needs healthy fats to function properly.
A sick/ailing liver and fat
The more sick or weakened the liver, the less animal fats should be in a person’s diet, as they tend to be high in saturated fatty acids. Fats of plant origin (virgin cold-pressed oil) and oleaginous nuts and seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. The liver can more easily tolerate fats of this origin, but the amount should be adapted to the capacity of the individual.
1. White sugar and excess of sweets
Eating sweets in excess, especially those made with white sugar, is harmful to the liver, as all unnecessary sugar turns into fat and cholesterol that gets deposited in the liver and bloodstream.
2. Alcohol, Food Additives, and Smoked Foods
These foods deplete the liver, as it is the responsibility of this organ to neutralize the toxins present in it.
3. Tobacco, drugs and medications
These substances are not food per se, but they are substances that we swallow and are harmful to the liver.
Enemy of the liver
- Alcohol in excess: 95 percent of the alcohol consumed by the body is neutralized by the liver.
- Cigarettes: These contain many toxic substances (nicotine, arsenic, formaldehyde, and so on).
- Medications: Many drugs are harmful to liver cells, especially analgesics, hormones, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs. These drugs should be taken only when their use is absolutely necessary.
- Drugs: Heroin, cocaine, and so on.
- Chemical pollutants: Food additives, agricultural chemicals, pollution from heavy metals, solvents, paints, and so forth.
- Overeating in general: This overworks the liver.
- Excessive fat in the diet: Fatty meats, cold cuts, patties, sausages, fried foods, foods fried in butter, hydrogenated margarine.
- White sugar and sweet foods: All the excess sugar that the body absorbs will be converted into fat.
- Smoked foods: Fish, meat.
Liver friendly diet
A diet beneficial to the liver is one that not only overworks it at the digestive level, but also does not produce toxins that this organ cannot easily neutralize and eliminate. Another feature of this diet is that it supplies the liver with several nutrients that help optimize its function.
The foods that form part of this liver-friendly diet are divided into three groups. All are intrinsically beneficial, but not in any quantity. Some can be consumed at will, while others must be eaten in moderation, as they demand more of the liver. Then there are some that should be eaten in very limited quantities as they place a lot of demands on the liver. Yet they are included in this diet plan as they supply essential nutrients like proteins to the body and liver.
1. Eat as much as you want
- Unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices
- Raw and cooked vegetables
- Raw fruit
- Water and herb tea
- Sprouted grains
- Herbs and spices (except chilli pepper flakes)
2. Eat in moderation
- Whole grains
- Bread, crackers and pasta made with whole grain flour
- Small seeds: Pumpkin, flax, sunflower, and other squash
- Starches: potatoes, rice, chestnuts
3. Eat in moderation
- Sweeteners: Maple syrup, honey, pear and other fruit syrups without added sugar or fructose
- Milk products
- Cold-pressed plant oil
It is better to give preference to fruits and vegetables that have been grown organically, as well as dairy products, eggs and meat from free-range animals that have been fed an organic diet, as these foods are free of toxic chemicals (herbicides, pesticides growth hormones, antibiotics) and their ingestion will be good on the liver as well as the environment.
Choose whole foods as much as possible instead of refined foods, as they supply more of the necessary nutrients to the liver.
It is also extremely important to cook “light”, which means with a minimum of fat (boiled, steamed, baked).
Removing restricted foods and adopting a diet adapted to the needs of the organ will allow the liver to gradually restore its strength and restore its health. However, this restoration will take a certain amount of time. To speed up liver detoxification, you can follow a more restrictive diet.
In fact, when you put less demands on the liver in the process of digestion, it can use its power to flush out the toxins that have accumulated in it. Instead of dealing with incoming toxins, it only has to deal with overcrowded residue. This greatly accelerates the detoxification process.
There are countless possibilities for this type of restrictive diet, because as soon as a person eats less than usual, the diet becomes restricted. More restrictive means quicker results, but living with it is harder, both physically and psychologically, because it involves more deprivation.
How it works?
It suggests moderately restrictive and should be able to meet anyone’s needs. This is simply eating nothing but vegetables and fruits over a period of one to three days. Vegetables can be eaten raw, cooked or juiced. Homemade vegetable soup offers another possibility. Cooked vegetables should be boiled, boiled or baked (without oil). Fruits should be consumed raw, cooked or also in the form of juice. Sugar should not be added to any of these, but you can dilute the juice with water if you wish.
The digestive recess will allow the liver to cleanse itself of toxins. If, at the end of the first day of this diet, you feel great, full of zest and joy for life and there are no signs of exhaustion, you should continue on the second and third days. This regimen will be even more effective if it is used in conjunction with medicinal plants, the use of a hot water bottle, or various other liver stimulating methods.
How can vitamins help?
The liver requires an optimum level of nutrition to support all of its activities. It especially needs vitamins and trace elements to activate many enzymes responsible for biochemical changes. This need is further increased when the amount of toxins is high and the toxins are highly aggressive. A generous supply of vitamins and amino acids is necessary for hepatocytes and Kupffer cells to regenerate and strengthen their ability to resist attacks by foreign substances.
The daily diet supplies the liver with a portion of essential nutrients, but if the liver is sluggish or diseased, these supplies will be insufficient.
In addition, the nutritional needs of a person with a congested liver or compromised ability to function are very high. Natural food supplements, which are rich in vitamins, trace elements, minerals and amino acids, are an easily absorbed way of supplying additional nutrients the liver needs at the moment.
Studies have shown that the nutrients the liver needs most are B family vitamins and sulfur-containing amino acids such as methionine.
Nutrition guide for the fatty liver diet
The liver has many roles within the body. One role is to store and release glycogen, a chemical that is used to provide energy. When the liver is not functioning properly, the ability to store and release glycogen (i.e. energy) is reduced. Therefore, the body must use other energy sources such as protein (e.g. muscle) and fat stores.
1. Limiting weight loss
Liver disease is usually connected with muscle and body fat loss. This can be difficult to detect due to fluid retention. For example, you can lose muscle, but if you are maintaining fluids then you can stay at the same weight. A high protein diet is important for people with chronic liver disease because protein is used to maintain muscle and body tissues (including the liver) and keep the body functioning normally.
Historically, it was recommended that people with liver disease need to avoid protein-rich foods to help prevent a condition called liver encephalopathy. However, new research suggests that this is not the case. Hepatic encephalopathy is treated by drugs, and avoiding protein will only make you more malnourished.
To help limit muscle and fat loss, you need to eat foods high in energy and protein.
2. Increase protein and energy
- Eat 6 small meals throughout the day rather than 3 large meals, mainly if you are feeling hungry or feeling hurried.
- Use fresh oil in cookery, frying and baking, and in veggies and salads.
- Add seeds, berries, eggs, beans, yogurt or low-salt cheese to meat meals or slaws.
- Eat an energy-rich meal just before bed.
- Replace tea, coffee, or water with fluids that give energy (such as whey protein, milk, juice, amicable or smooth drinks).
- A thick piece of muffin, cake or banana bread.
- 2 crumpets with honey.
- Muesli Bar and Fruit Smoothie.
- Yogurt/custard/ice cream with fruit and honey.
- Creamed rice/rice pudding with fruit/honey.
- High energy supplement drinks (e.g., sustain, sure).
Sample Diet for Reducing a Fatty Liver
|Every morning on an empty stomach||Quantities|
|BEET & CARROT JUICE|
|Whole Wheat/Grain Bread||2 slice|
|Green tea||1 cup|
|In between Breakfast and Snack||Quantities|
|LEMON WATER JUICE|
|In between Snack and Lunch||Quantites|
|LEMON WATER JUICE|
|Whole wheat roti||2|
|Soy oil||1 tbs|
Keynote: (broccoli/cauliflower/cabbage) Eat raw uncooked twice a week
|In between Lunch and Snack||Quantities|
|Herb Tea||1 cup|
|whole wheat bread||2 slice|
|Whey protein||1 scoop|
|In between Snack and Dinner||Quantities|
|Green tea||1 cup|
|Olive oil||1 tbs|
|Casein protein||½ scoop|
Note: Please note that this advice may not be appropriate to the same extent for all patients. If you can tolerate roast beef (in the framework of protein tolerance!), Then, of course, you can eat it. Try it out and see what you can afford and what not. But don’t try everything once. As a rule, cooking methods requiring too much fat (such as frying), or resulting in the production of too many production toxins (such as grilling), are poorly tolerated.
Stimulating the Fatty liver with Heat and Massage
In addition to diet and herbs, there are also external methods to stimulate the liver and ensure its proper functioning.
A hot water bottle is an extremely effective way to stimulate liver function. The liver is the hottest organ in the body, with a temperature between 102° to 105.8°F (39°-41°C). The performance of many of its functions produces a lot of heat, so the lever is not only accustomed to operating at this temperature, but it requires it to function properly.
Heat for the liver
Heat loss in the liver gland will slow down the rate at which it performs its duties. It can occur if a person has been weakened by illness, but it can also occur as a result of excessive exertion, stress, poor nutrition, or nutritional deficiencies, or if the person is not dressed warm enough for outside temperatures. Huh. When the temperature of the liver drops, there is a vasoconstrictor effect on its blood capillaries. Their diameter shrinks, which slows blood circulation and reduces the amount of blood in them.
Normally, the liver is particularly well supplied with blood, as we’ve seen, it weighs 3.3 pounds when dry and 5.5 pounds when covered in blood. Therefore, blood represents about half of its total weight. This blood circulates in the sinusoidal capillaries that snake between the hepatocytes. Lack of blood to the liver will hinder the filtration and elimination of waste. This problem of drop in temperature in the liver region can be easily overcome by the supply of heat, which increases the blood flow to the organ. A hot water bottle is a very simple and effective way to do this.
By bringing extra heat to the liver, the hot water bottle speeds up the rate at which it works.
Placed over the area of the liver, a hot water bottle will deliver heat to this organ, raising its temperature. Its blood capillaries will dilate, which will automatically increase the amount of blood present in the liver and bring it back to its normal level. It may even exceed this level during the time the hot water bottle is applied. The liver will come out of its sluggishness and start working with enthusiasm and efficiency.
- Place a bottle filled with hot water in the lever area in front of the body. Hot tap water is quite hot; The water heated in the kettle will be very hot. The hot water bottle can be placed over directly on the skin or clothing.
- Leave it like this for 15 to 30 minutes. Start with short sessions (10 minutes), then gradually increase them to 30 or 45 minutes, during which it is best to sit or lie down, remaining still. You can move around a bit, but not so much that the hot water bottle slips past its target.
- Apply one to 3 times a day, preferably after meals. Sessions can take place right after a meal, during a nap, before bed, while reading, etc.
Massage opens up a congested liver and stimulates its functioning. However, the liver is not directly accessible to massage the intestines; It is hidden under the ribs, which protect it from external shocks. Nevertheless, it can be reached after the edge of the ribs, in the hollow of the abdomen and in the area above the right hip. By massaging the soft tissue in this area, in other words, “searching” the liver by digging a little under the ribs with your fingers, you can have a direct impact on a small part of this organ, which is exposed to radiation. There are. Whole liver.
Liver massage involves rubbing this particular area. Lying on a firm surface will provide easy access. Using the three longest fingers of your left (or right) hand, apply circular pressure to the liver area. The rubbing should be gentle and superficial to begin with, but over time you should press deeper and more vigorously. Massage for two to three minutes on the first day, but gradually increase it to a dozen minutes.
Reflex zone massage on feet
Reflex zones are small skin surfaces on the soles of the feet where a specific nerve ending in one or another part of the body ends. Each part of the body is associated with one of these specific dermal areas on the bottom of the feet. Because of this connection, the deterioration of the health of an organ will have an effect on its reflex area. If the organ is sick, the area will become sensitive, even painful to touch. The amount of pain it causes is proportional to the severity of the disorder affecting that organ.
Fortunately, this connection allows the transmission of information in both directions. Massage of the reflex zone stimulates it in the other direction towards the organ to which it is attached.
This massage is done with the thumb or finger. Initially, the reflex zone should be rubbed two or three times a day for only a few minutes (2 to 5 minutes). Afterwards, the duration of the massage can be increased to 10 or 20 minutes. To make sure your fingers slide smoothly over the surface of the reflex zone and don’t irritate the skin, it’s a good idea to apply an oil or cream to the skin before starting the massage. The reflex areas for the liver and gallbladder are located on the sole of the right foot.
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