By Cat, 2021
I’ve moved this from my original Notes About the Liver and Liver Cleanse article Liver (About): Notes. The main focus of the ebook is about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and how to treat it to improve liver health.
- Includes: 1. NAFLD risk factors, symptoms and causes; 2. Natural and herbal treatment; 3. Detoxing; 4. Gall stones
- See also: 1. Natural Health Topics Menu; 2. Notes by section: A-C; D-G; H-I; J-P; Q – Z; 3. My Natural Healing Remedies and Personal Care Menu for links to other articles and remedies. 4. Notes About the Liver and Liver Cleanse; Other Sites: 1. Natural Liver Cleansing Diet homepage, and its article on What is the Function of the Liver
Cat’s Notes from “Cleanse Your Liver Now” ebook by Dr. Jockers
This section on NAFLD is from an ebook by Dr. Jockers: “Cleanse Your Liver Now;” I’ve saved the ebook at HEALTH-NUTRITION/ FATTY LIVER > LiverCleanse-ebook-2021.pdf. [The file is too large, and I don’t have his permission to provide a link to the pdf here.] The Chapter sections, below, include are brief listings only (my notes from DR Jockers’ ebook). I cannot provide link to his ebook for more detail because the file is too large..
I’ve not yet finished reading the ebook and adding learned info here, beginning with chapter 3….
Chapter 1: Fatty Liver Risk Factors and Causes
- Obesity: Waist circumference larger than 40 inches in men/35 inches in women;
- High blood sugar: level over 100 mg/dL;
- Triglyceride level: over 150 mg/dL;
- Low level of high-density lipoprotein or HDL: HDL cholesterol below 40 mg/dL for men or 50 mg/dL for women;
- High blood cholesterol.
- “NAFLD is linked to insulin resistance and high blood sugar.
- Fatty Liver is caused by the accumulation of excess fat in liver cells in the form of triglycerides. If left untreated, fatty liver can increase the risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer. … It can occur at any age, but is most common in people ranging from 40-50 years and older, as a slower metabolism occurs as part of agin.”
- Diet that is high in processed inflammatory fats, sugar and carbohydrates;
- Obesity [typically from insulin resistance and Type-2 diabetes];
- Medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood cholesterol and hepatitis.”
Chapter 2: Treatment for Fatty Liver Disease
- “Safe and gradual weight loss through improved diet and exercise. To reduce fatty liver, it is necessary to lose 5-10% of total body weight, and above 10% to reduce liver inflammation.
- It is very important to change eating habits to reduce carbohydrates fats, and sugars, and adding more fruits and vegetables.
- Control risk factors by reducing high blood cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure to be at healthy levels.
- Avoid alcohol consumption.
- Avoid medications or food supplements other than those prescribed by your doctor.
- Have an annual checkup.”
Chapter3: Testing your Liver Health
PU Here (see saved pdf file: LiverCleanse-ebook-2021.pdf.)
This is a long chapter; I include brief listings only.
- Fat bomb test: “Eat 2-3 of these chocolate fat bombs and monitor how you feel over the next 3 hours. If you feel tired, have acid reflux, nausea, gas, bloating, diarrhea, cramping, floating stool, or other digestive complaints, you may have poor bile flow.“
- Reflexology and meridian centers (Chinese medicine): “pain in any Meridian or trigger point may mean that the energy is stuck and not flowing due to a health issue.” “Pain or cramping [in the following areas], especially between 11 pm and 1 am when the gallbladder is the most active, or between 1 am and 3 am when the liver is the most active, may mean that you have poor bile flow or compromised gallbladder and/or liver function.” [NOTE: the article provides more detail about what/where these areas are. An acupuncturist may also help you with this.]
- “Pain on The Outer Portion of The Hand”
- “Pain in the Ilial Tibial Band”
- “Pain Between Shoulder Blades”
- “Cramping in 4th Toe, Knees and Thighs
- “Liver Meridian Time: In traditional Chinese medicine, every organ has a specific 2-hour period of time where it is most active. The liver is most active between 1am – 3am. Consistently waking during these periods are signs of poor gallbladder and/or liver function.”
- Bile Flow Support Test: “Take 2 capsules of [his] Bile Flow Support supplement after meals that are higher in fat and see if you feel better after meals. If you feel better and have improved stools, you may have poor bile flow.”
- Comprehensive blood analysis: [Look for:]
- High Bilirubin Levels: Normal range is 0-1.2 mg/dL
- High GGTP: Normal range is 10-26 IU/L
- High AST: Normal range is 10-26 IU/L
- High ALT: Normal range is 10-26 IU/L
- GallBladder Infection: This would manifest with high white blood cells and possible fever-like symptoms along with high levels of alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin and liver enzymes.
- He also discusses “What if blood levels are low.”
Chapter 4: Symptoms, Causes, and Natural Support Strategies
Chapter 5: Top 15 Herbs to Support Liver and Gallbladder
Chapter 6: Detox Systems of the Body
Chapter 7: Beat Gallstones Naturally (Gallstone Flush)