Symptoms and Signs of Liver Problems and The Best Way To Do A Liver Detox?
What are the signs of liver problems and the best way to do a liver detox?
As I explained in the another article the channels and ducts of the liver can become blocked and obstructed by gallstones.
Most people think that gallstones only appear in the gallbladder.
Not true - most gallstones are formed in the liver. This can easily be proved by someone who hasn't got a gallbladder. If they perform a liver cleanse on themselves - stones will likely be passed.
It's estimated that 20% of the world population will develop gallstones in their gallbladder. But a much higher number will develop (or will already have gallstones) in their liver.
In fact Andreas Moritz author of The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush says that -- during 30 years of practicing natural medicine and treating thousands of people with chronic disease he has never came across a single person who didn't have a considerable amount of gallstones in their liver.
Signs of liver problems and indicators you may need a liver detox?
Let's take a look at that signs of liver problems and the marks that are indicators that you have gallstones in the liver and gallbladder and that you'll benefit from liver detoxification:
- Small black spots or large brown patches which are the colour of moles or freckles that appear on the forehead, between the eyebrows or under the eyes. These are so called liver spots that may also appear between the shoulder blades.
- Vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows that are not part of natural aging and indicate many gallstones in the liver. They show that the liver is hardened or has become enlarged.
- Horizontal wrinkles across the bridge of the nose which are linked to pancreatic problems due to gallstones in the liver.
- Dark colouring on the side of the temples which point under activity of the spleen, pancreas and gallbladder which are caused by gallstones deposited in the liver and gallbladder.
- Oily skin on the forehead, excessive sweating and yellow colour of facial skin indicate poor performance of major organs due to gallstones in the liver and gallbladder.
- Hardening and thickening at the tip of the nose.
- The nose is constantly red. This condition is due to imbalanced liver, kidney and digestive function.
- Indentation at the tip of the nose or cleft nose. Indicates heart murmur or irregular heart beat and can be accompanied by panic attacks and arrhythmia.
- Altered skin coloured under the eyes which can be yellowish, dark or black, or a greyish pale colour. Indicates the kidneys, endocrine system and bladder are being affected.
- Bags under the lower eyelids containing water which are caused by congestion in the digestive and excretory systems.
- The eyes have lost their natural shininess and natural lustre which signals the liver and kidneys are congested and are unable to filter blood properly.
- White or yellow coated tongue especially at the back which is an indicator or trouble within the digestive system.
- Teeth impressions on the side of the tongue often with white mucous discharge, indicating poor digestion and absorption of nutrients in the small intestine.
- Pimples on the tongue indicating poor digestion and an imbalance in the bacteria in the small and large intestine.
- Cracks on the tongue are the result of long term intestinal problems.
- Mucous discharge, bad breath and frequent burping point toward undigested, putrefying and fermenting food in the gastro intestinal tract.
- Dark patches or spots on the lip occur when obstructions to the gallbladder, liver and kidneys result in the slowing and stagnation of blood circulation throughout the body.
- Expanded or swollen lips which is an indicator of intestinal problems.
- Tonsillitis, bleeding, sensitive or swollen gums which occurs when lymph drainage of the mouth is inefficient as a result of intestinal lymph drainage.
- Tooth problems generally caused by poor nutritional habits like the overconsumption of processed food, refined carbohydrates and non foods. Hands, nails and feet
- White fatty skin on fingertips is a sign of dysfunctional digestive system.
- Dark red fingernails point toward a high content of fatty acids, cholesterol and minerals in the blood.
- Vertical ridges in the fingernails which indicate a poor absorption of food and disruption of liver, digestive and kidney function.
- A yellowing of the feet which is a sign of the accumulation of gallstones in the liver and gallbladder.
Constitution of fecal matter
- The stool emits a sharp, sour or foul odour which indicates that food is not being digested properly and ends up fermenting and putrefying in the colon usually in the presence of 'unfriendly' bacteria which feeds on it.
- Dry or hard stools which result in constipation caused by weak digestive and liver performance.
- Pale or clay coloured stool. Points to poor liver performance as bile gives stool its natural brown colour.
Symptoms and signs of liver problems
The list that follows are signs of liver problems that indicate you will benefit from a liver cleanse:
- Low appetite
- Pain in upper back between shoulder
- Pain in shoulder joint
- High blood pressure
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Food cravings
- Digestive disorders
- Clay coloured stool
- Dull pain on the right side of the body
- Breathing difficulty
- 'Pot belly'
- Liver cirrhosis
- Eczema, acne, pimples
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Weight gain
- Brain disorders
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Duodenal ulcers
- Angry personality
- Sexual problems
- Prostate diseases
- Brownish spots on skin
- Hot flushes
- Hormone problems
- Menstrual disorders
- Vision problems
- Puffy eyes
- Abdominal bloating
- Liver spots on backs of hands and face
- Carrying excessive weight or wasting
- Back pain
- Dark circles around eyes
- White or yellow tongue
- Headaches and migraine
- Gum and tooth problems
- Yellow eyes and skin
- Numbness in the legs
- Joint diseases
- Kidney disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Greasy hair and hair loss
- Poor healing ability
How to perform a liver detox.
1 - Reduce exposure
The first thing to do is reduce the amount of toxins your liver has to deal with on a daily basis. You can do ths by:
- Eating certified organic food
- Drinking filtered water
- Breathing filtered air
- Using non toxic cleaning products
- Using non toxic personal care products
2 - Improve liver and organ function
The function of your liver and all of your organs comes down to the nutrients you take in through your diet. The number one organ that must be fixed before all others is the digestive tract.
If you fix this system it will affect all other systems including the liver. In other words your diet must be addressed before anything else.
The gold standard test today to find out what foods are right for you diet is the metabolic typing test.
3 - Detoxify
You can actively remove the toxins that have accumulated in your liver and body. However improper detoxification programs can be harmful. This should only be done after the first two steps have been completed and under the care of a qualified practitioner or Metabolic Typing Advisor
The liver is responsible for hundreds of important tasks and as soon as it stops performing optimally - a multitude of areas and functions of the body are affected.
As you can see when the liver is blocked and obstructed by gallstones - a huge amount of symptoms and conditions can result.
The fact of the matter is that all chronic and degenerative disease is connected with a toxic and dysfunctional liver and it is a major cause.
When signs of liver problems appear you can virtually guarantee that you will benefit from a liver cleanse. But before you do that make sure that your whole lifestyle has a major overhaul. Your liver and all your systems are connected -- nothing is separate.
So to ensure success treat the whole system.
Follow the 3 step plan described in this article and you will do wonders for your health and vitality.