It is not "fate" that decides who gets sick and who doesn't! In today's unhealthy environment where, according to the EPA, even drinking water contains over 700 chemicals including lead, our exposure to harmful substances has escalated to incalculable levels. Our "liver filter," the sinusoidal system, is easily overloaded under such conditions.
Modern medicine and unhealthy diet programs promulgated by
members of the medical profession exacerbate the situation. Consider the following:
Over the counter Painkillers are the Leading Cause of Liver Failure!
Acetaminophen products, like Tylenol, are responsible for tens of thousands of liver poisonings a year, with hundreds of fatalities. A recent three-year study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine looked at 308 patients with acute liver failure from
17 different liver care centers and determined that acetaminophen accounted for 39% of cases.
Swiss researchers report that NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) pain medications are probably killing 2,000 patients each year in the UK (Great Britain) and suggest that one in 1,000 patients who take these drugs for at least two years will die from them.
High Protein Diets can lead to Mental Confusion.
Too much daily protein may cause hepatic encephalopathy (mental confusion) according to the Hepatitis Foundation. This occurs when the amount of dietary protein is greater than the liver's ability to use it. This results in a build-up of toxins that can interfere with brain function. Diet plans, such as the Atkins Diet, can cause weight loss in individuals, however, the down side the individual pays for this weight reduction is never stated!
Thanks to modern OTC pain relievers and governmental failure to regulate today's industrial and agri-business practices which poison our soil, air, and water, twenty-five million (25,000,000) Americans are or have been affected with liver disease.
Nearly 20 years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that up to 20% of all deaths in America were due to pollutants and environmental hazards. Since
then, environmental conditions have deteriorated!
A simple 1~ 2 ~3 protocol is necessary to achieve maximum liver detoxification & support:
1. Proper assimilation of food and gastrointestinal support. Liver dysfunction begins with digestive problems caused by enzyme depletion. The pancreas is the major producer of digestive enzymes and is the first organ to be overwhelmed by toxins. Fats are
the most difficult foods to be broken down by pancreatic enzymes which is why "fatty liver" affects more than 50% of people over the age of 50!
Factor Seven: Digestin or Ultra Veggie Enzymes (vegetarian formulation) complements the body's enzyme production and ameliorates stress to the pancreas and liver. Enzyme supplementation is therefore recommended as an important adjunct to liver detoxification.
2. There are two major detoxification pathways inside the liver, Phase I & Phase II.
Phase I detox pathway is known as the Cyto-chrome P-450 monooxygenasesystem and is the body's way of transforming non-polar, non-water soluble toxins into less harmful compounds in preparation for Phase II. During this process free radicals are produced which can damage the liver cells. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, natural carotenoids, and the B complex group, reduce such damage. If sufficient antioxidants are lacking, the liver becomes stressed and Phase I detox is jeopardized.
Phase II detox is known as the conjugation pathway in which water soluble chemicals are ready to be turned into excretable substances. It is here that the selected herbs and natural sulphur compounds and enzymes formulated in FactorNine: Liverzyne facilitate the Phase II detox process.
3. The liver takes fat in the form of cholesterol and pumps it via the bile into the intestines where it will be eliminated provided the diet has sufficient fiber - an intake of 40 to 50 grams per day. (Most American diets are 20 grams per day!)
Patients suffering from liver
dysfunction usually have difficulty metabolizing fats and have high cholesterol levels. If bodily waste cannot be efficiently eliminated, an accumulation of toxins will build up in the lymph, blood stream, and intestines. It is therefore important that a fiber based supplement such as Factor Eight: Natura Cleanse, be incorporated into the liver detox protocol if the patient's diet is high in fat and fried foods and/or low in
vegetables and fruits.
Factor Eight: Natura Cleanse is a fiber-based detoxification and intestinal rejuvenator containing Plantain mucilage, one of the best cholesterol lowering fibers available, and Fenugreek seed, proven to stimulate liver function and pancreatic secretion.
We caution against fasting for any patient
diagnosed with "fatty or sluggish liver." Fasting is an extreme and temporary method of cleansing the body and can cause acute side effects. The liver, like any filter, needs to be cleansed regularly and it is easier to do so on a daily basis. This is easily and pleasantly achieved by adhering to the simple three-step protocol above.
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