Thursday, April 12, 2007

MORE ABOUT THE LIVER'S ROLE/post gall bladder removal

Too much Ammonia in the Liver can cause confusion, excessive sleepiness, coma, or hand tremor. Normally (1)"Ammonia levels in the blood rise when the liver is not able to convert ammonia to urea. Most ammonia in the body forms when protein is broken down by bacteria in the intestines.
(2)Liver damage can lead to the accumulation of ammonia and other toxic materials in the body. This happens when the liver doesn't work properly to break down and release these chemicals The toxic materials can destroy brain tissue, leading to coma, other neurological problems, and potentially death. Specific brain areas, such as the basal ganglia, appear to be more susceptible to injury caused by liver failure. Since the basal ganglia are involved in the regulation of movement, people affected by this disorder may develop tremors, twitching, involuntary movements, and other symptoms."
Ammonia is just one result of a failing or troubled Liver.
(3) "The liver has everything to do with how we live, that’s why it is called the liver.
The state of your liver will have a huge bearing upon how well you live, how long you will live and how you will look and feel.

"What is the function of the gall bladder?
Its main function is to collect and concentrate the bile that the body uses to digest fats...after gall bladder removal the following things may still happen –
• Stones & gravel may form in the bile ducts inside & outside the liver
• The liver may develop fatty changes

Thus it is important to take extra care of your liver if you have gall bladder problems, or if you have had your gall bladder removed."

Free radicals, hormones in our food supplies, over consumption of fats and sugars can add to the Liver's burden. All this, for me, especially adds up to a huge urgency for a full Liver cleanse regularly.

Let your food be your medicine: here is yet another list of foods to choose from, no I don't eat all, but decide from the different lists which overlap and are the most efficacious, so here are some good liver cleansing foods:
Eat plentiful amounts of raw fruits and vegetables, especially dark green leafy vegetables and orange, yellow, purple and red colored fruits and vegetables. Thirty to forty percent of the diet should consist of raw fruits and vegetables. Try to eat some raw fruits or vegetables with EVERY meal as they contain living enzymes, vitamin C, natural antibiotic substances and anti-cancer phytonutrients.

Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene[Cooking or chopping tomatoes increases the absorption of lycopene into the body. Cooking tomatoes in oil increases the availability of the lycopene to the body, which is another reason that Mediterranean cuisine confers health benefits]..." I like tomato juice a lot,

"...Cold pressed vegetable and seed oils, avocados, fish (especially oily fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, herring, sablefish, flounder, trout, bass and mackerel), shrimp, prawns and crayfish, raw fresh nuts, raw fresh seeds such as flaxseeds (linseeds), sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, alfalfa seeds, pumpkin seeds and legumes (beans, peas and lentils). Seeds such as flaxseeds can be ground freshly everyday (in a regular coffee grinder or food processor) and can be added to cereals, smoothies, fruit salads and vegetables. Spirulina, evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil, borage oil and lecithin also contain healthy oils to help the liver. Do not use butter and/or margarine on your breads and crackers. Replace them with tahini, humus, pesto, tomato paste or relish, freshly minced garlic and cold pressed oil (chilli or other natural spices can be added if enjoyed), nut-spreads, fresh avocado, cold pressed olive oil or honey. The good fats are essential to build healthy cell membranes around the liver cells. As we get older we need to “oil” our bodies and not “grease” our bodies."

"Consume a diverse range of proteins from grains, raw nuts, seeds, legumes, eggs, seafood, and if desired, free range chicken (without the skin), and lean fresh red meats."

some good starts for a liver cleanse:
First and foremost it is essential to protect the liver during a cleanse by taking Vitamin E.
Vitamin E-1000
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant necessary for proper immune system function as well as healthy skin and eyes. Absorbed through the gastrointestinal system, vitamin E is stored throughout the body in organs and tissues. A deficiency in vitamin E may evidence itself as fatigue, anemia, concentration problems or low thyroid levels. Low blood levels have also been associated with depression.
In addition to its importance to a healthy immune system and healthy eyes, vitamin E has been shown important in preventing a number of other conditions:
Immune system protection
Eye disease prevention
Memory loss prevention
Alzheimer’s disease
Parkinson’s disease prevention

Ester C-1000- for the healing process, whether it is from infection, injury, disease or surgery, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an important vitamin for general health. Because it is water-soluble, the body cannot store the vitamin so you must be certain to get enough daily, either through your diet or supplements like Ester C - 1000. Vitamin C is a critical component of both basic body building functions and disease prevention. It is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds and the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth. During any kind of healing process, whether it is from infection, injury, disease or surgery, the body uses large amounts of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which can help block damage from free radicals.

Milk thistle-liver improvement-detoxMilk Thistle, or Sylbum marianum, saw medicinal applications as early as the first century with the Romans who used it primarily to treat liver problems. Modern scientific studies suggest that the active substances in Milk Thistle, particularly silymarin, protect the liver from damage which may be caused by toxins, alcohol, viruses and certain drugs.

grapeseed antioxidantProvides superior protection against free-radical damage.
Supports healthy vein and capillary structures.
Helps provide antioxidant protection for the brain and nervous system.
Has beneficial effects on a variety of conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease.

Alpha lipoic acid for Liver healing;antioxidant Very important ally with the essential Vitamins C and E-Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a powerful fat and water-soluble antioxidant. It directly recycles vitamin C and indirectly recycles vitamin E, providing additional antioxidant protection.

It is also an important component in the energy production process in the cells. In recent research, 600 mg of alpha-lipoic acid daily was found to decrease plasma LDL oxidation. Source Naturals ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID TIMED RELEASE is designed to be released gradually throughout the day.

flax seed oil- antioxidant- also for digestion One of the keys to staying young is staying “young at heart”. Flax Seed, which is rich in essential fatty acids, has been used by civilizations around the world for more than 10,000 years. Flax Seed Oil is a rich source of the Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid alpha linolenic acid, which is necessary for a wide variety of biological processes. Natrol® Flax Seed Oil is manufactured without the use of chemical Hexane solvents.

Lycopene antioxidant
Natrol Lycopene is an amazing phytonutrient. Lycopene is the subject of recent research revealing its antioxidant properties. Lycopene has been identified as the key compound found in rich, red tomatoes. Although a diet high in fruits and vegetables is recommended for optimum health, it can be difficult to obtain the appropriate daily servings. By isolating Lycopene into easy-to-swallow tablets. Natrol now offers a solution to help supplement your diet with this health-promoting compound.

Cardiovascular Health: Resveratrol promotes cardiovascular health through its antioxidant action and its ability to maintain healthy platelet function and arachidonic acid metabolism.
Antioxidant and Cellular Health: Studies suggest that resveratrol promotes cell health by maintaining healthy enzyme function and scavenging free radicals.
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations Resveratrol is derived from one of the richest known sources, Polygonum cuspidatum, an herb utilized as a nutritional agent for centuries. It is standardized to contain 20% trans resveratrol and 10% emodin.

Chromium Liver supportAids in loss of body fat without causing a loss of body mass. Promotes increased metabolism. Perhaps the most popular form of chromium supplements on the market. Supports healthy blood sugar levels.

Pycnogenol- a very powerful antioxident
Pycnogenol® (pronounced pick-nodge-en-all) is the brand name of an extract taken from the bark of the Maritime Pine, which grows along the Atlantic Coast of southwest France. The extract is rich in antioxidants and has been used by physicians in Europe for over thirty years to deal with a broad range of health conditions.
It has also been the subject of numerous controlled scientific studies and is now being hailed as one of the nutritional breakthroughs of the late twentieth century. As Professor Ronald Watson of the University of Arizona stated, “Here's a completely natural substance with remarkable activity, producing effects within minutes. It may have important health implications for an aging population.”

Complete Liver Cleanse~Stimulates bile flow, rids the liver of toxins.
It has a specially-designed fiber which binds with toxins so they leave the body
Why cleanse the liver?
Everything we breathe, eat, drink and absorb through our skin is purified and detoxified in the liver. Environmental toxins and the effects of improper eating and lifestyle habits can build up in the liver. It makes sense; toxins have to go!
How does it work?
A unique combination of ingredients stimulate bile flow, which help rid the liver of toxins. Once toxins are on the move, you don't want them reabsorbed. Complete Liver Cleanse is the answer. It has a specially-designed fiber which binds with toxins so they leave the body. The result is superior support for liver function and health!

Nutrigensis-lean and clean
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> side effects of drugs.
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> eliminating the root causes.
> diabetes, you want to lose weight, but do not want to use products which contain stimulants.
> lowering cholesterol level, and not want to take expensive prescription drugs
> liver toxicity
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