By: Martin Johnson, DHM, Owner and Natural Health Consultant
Your body has several systems to filter and eliminate toxins, such as the liver, kidneys, lungs, lymphatics, bowels and skin. The organ I’m focusing on in this segment is the liver.
Did you know that your blood work for liver function can be well within normal range and there can still be enough inefficient function that it will cause numerous symptoms?
The two most common liver enzyme markers looked at on blood work are ALK (alkaline phosphatase) and SGOT/AST (serum glumatic oxaloacetic transaminase/aspartate aminotransferase). There is a given “normal” range for these numbers to fall within to be considered fine/no health concerns going on with your liver, and the possibility is there isn’t any major health issues going on. However, that does not mean that your liver is functioning at its most efficient level. As a matter of fact, you could be experiencing multiple symptoms such as: general intermittent headaches around the temple area, migraines or headaches around menses. You may experience achy, sore or painful feet, skin on feet peeling or dry and cracking, brain fogginess, or right shoulder pain for no known reason. You might also experience waking up between 1 – 3 am with difficulty falling back to sleep.
The Problem with Blood Tests
The blood tests are designed to indicate more dramatic imbalance in liver function and not minor ones. Which many times results in people going to the doctor with symptoms only to be told “everything is fine on the blood work so therefore nothing is really wrong with you,” or “it’s probably stress,” or “you’re just getting older.” You may even be prescribed an anti-depressant! I’ve seen this many times.
The reality is, YOU know when something isn’t right with your body. Being told or suggested that it is all in your head, or that you are just getting old is a slap in the face! Give me a break! I’ve seen people in their fifties being told this, implying from the medical point of view that if the medical system doesn’t find anything wrong, then it simply can’t be that the tests are missing something. IT MUST BE YOUR PROBLEM and/or you should just be expecting these symptoms as you get older.
Healing and Eliminating Symptoms is Possible!
Let me suggest that if diagnostic testing is not finding the root cause of why you are not feeling well, don’t settle! Search for answers until you find the root cause. Then, when you remove the interference from your body, be encouraged that the liver has the innate ability to heal itself. When I review liver symptoms in my practice, I find it can be anything from built-up toxins that are not fully clearing from your body, to hidden conditions such as parasites, fungal yeast, low grade bacteria or viral issues putting minor stresses on the liver. When these are removed using natural remedies, the liver can go back to working at peak efficiency.
I have worked with thousands of people over the past 27 years, using unique and different tools and methods to find these root cause answers as to why someone has life altering, or life annoying symptoms. Even after being told they are fine simply because “the medical tests say so!”
A call to preventative action!!.....My encouragement to you is…don’t settle for sickness, get the help you need so that you can live the life you deserve.
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