How to Handle a Fatty Liver

Liver Functions 

The liver, located under the diaphragm just above the stomach, is the largest organ in the body; and thousands of chemical reactions take place in it every second during life. When healthy, it inactivates hormones no longer needed, synthesizes many amino acids used in building tissues, and breaks proteins into sugar and fat when required for energy or eaten in excess. This liver also produces lecithin, cholesterol, bile, blood albumin vital to the removal of tissue wastes, prothrombin essential to the clotting of blood, and innumerable enzymes and coenzymes. It converts sugar into body starch, or glycogen, stores it, and reconverts it to sugar when needed; and it stores iron, copper, several trace minerals, vitamins A and, to some extent, D, E, K, and the B vitamins. A healthy liver destroys harmful substances such as histamine, and detoxifies drugs, poisons, chemicals, and toxins from bacterial infections. Liver damage interferes with all of these functions and many more.” From Adelle Davis’ Let’s Get Well, chapter Liver Damage Has Become  Widespread. 

What Causes a Liver To Become Fatty? 

Many people have fairly thin bodies but may also have a protruding belly. That would seem contradictory. Of course, there are also those who have fat bodies as well as additionally fat, protruding bellies. They come in all shapes and sizes.What many don’t know is that the liver has fine tubes through which all the fluids need to flow, including the elimination of toxic waste. If the tubes are clogged up with fatty or other food particles, the elimination cannot take place but the liver still “dumps” the waste as a blocked toilet does – it just overflows onto the floor and, in this case, into the stomach cavity. Is there anything you can do about it? 

Yes, there is. 

There are obviously several things needed to make a liver function efficiently and not to overflow but we will just cover one of these things – lecithin. Lecithin will also help eradicate gall stones and/or prevent them from occurring. As we explained in the article “How Lecithin Works“, you can see that if one has enough of it then deposits of whatever sort can’t build up because lecithin simply breaks them down – emulsifies them. 

As lecithin does it’s job of breaking down these particles, there is a smooth flow through the liver once again and the “blocked toilet” phenomena no longer occurs. As with any deficiency, please make sure you understand that they never occur in isolation and the best thing to do is ensure a balanced nutritional program or, better still, a diet consisting of real food and no low-fat. Note that eggs are a great source of lecithin. 

We have a simple nutrition program that is based on the idea of whole foods but can be made into a daily smoothie. Feel free to ask for a copy of it or click the link above.

Due to lecithin having a high phosphorus content (also a vitally needed nutrient but, due to modern diets usually obtained in abundance), it is important to ensure you balance it up with calcium and magnesium so as not to create deficiencies in all three minerals – phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. 

Know Your Organs Beginning With the Liver 

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DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this article or e-mail is meant to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any medical condition. This information is not a substitution for medical care provided by a licensed medical doctor. It is solely for educational purposes.


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