4 THINGS THAT CAUSE CHRONIC DISEASE:
Diet, Pathogens,Toxins and Stress
These four all have relationship with the liver.
Agreed, each category is vast but at the end of the day, you will find out that there’s nothing else we can blame it on. The four root causes of diseases have strong relationship with the liver.
We can’t even blame genetics because what we do on a daily basis has a bigger effect than just carrying the gene. Meaning, you can carry the gene for breast cancer. But overwhelmingly, the risk is more associated with lifestyle factors. Things like diet, pathogen burden, toxin burden, the amount of sleep you get, stress and if/how you manage it, etc. And don’t forget that most of the women diagnosed with breast cancer DON’T carry the gene!
These 4 root causes of chronic disease ALL have a relationship with your liver. With the amount of toxins, viruses and bacteria we are exposed to, along with unhealthy diets and lifestyles, our livers are overburdened.
You may never have been diagnosed with NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) or elevated liver enzymes, I can assure you that your liver would be thankful if you can love him a little.
REASONS WHY YOU MUST TAKE CARE OF YOUR LIVER:
Our liver plays a MAJOR role in weight management.
Our liver holds glucose reserves. Your liver stores glucose and releases them if/when your blood sugar drops. In fact, this is not mainstream yet, but type 2 diabetes has everything to do with your liver being overburdened. Pathogens play a role here.Because our liver regulates blood glucose
Our liver biotransforms toxins. We eat food sprayed with pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and rodenticides. Not every food is available 100% organic, and even then, toxins fall out of the sky. Yea, I know, it sounds crazy but planes and cars all emit exhaust and it gets in the air right? So if you aren’t actively thinking about your liver and how to support it, envision it like a dirty fish tank. yes!
Our liver plays an enormous role in digestion. It produces bile which helps us break down fat. If we don’t make enough hydrochloric acid (HCl), our livers produce more bile since they are a team player.
Our liver stores vitamins. If you have had any type of nutrient testing done (Vitamin D, B12, SpectraCell Micronutrient, Genova Diagnostics NutraEval, etc) and your provider says you are not getting enough vitamins & minerals, look to your liver. Think of it like a sponge. It only has so much storage. If its full of fat, toxins, pathogens……it can’t also hold enough glucose and nutrients.
Our liver also has its own immune system & protects us against bugs, pathogens, toxins.
If you are stressed, you are secreting adrenaline. This affects everything, especially our immune system. and over time, or even quite quickly, can make the body very ill. So stress can help make us sick, but really it’s the adrenaline doing it. Virus’s like Epstein Barr, CMV, and others also have learned to use adrenaline as fuel.
Our liver plays a role in hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Our hearts pull blood from the liver. If the liver is full of gunk – for lack of a better word – its like drinking a milkshake with a straw. There are filters that try to protect against this, but there’s always a tipping point when it’s just too much.
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