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Canadian Journal of the Science and Practice of Iridology and Preventive Health Care
Issue #8
2000
Do You Know Your Liver?
By Juergen Maimann, C.C. Jr., R.D.M.T
Possible symptoms of a malfunctioning liver or stones in the gallbladder:
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disorders and dizziness
  • Bad taste in mouth, vomiting of bile
  • Pain under right rib (flank)
  • Insomnia and nightmares
  • Hot and cold flashes
  • Aggravation, anger, negative attitude, low energy
  • Week memory, hypo or hyper thyroidism
  • Fluctuating body weight, weak eyesight and skin problems
  • Thinning of hair, hormonal imbalance-infertility, low sex drive
flowersThe formation of gallstones (or kidney stones) occurs gradually. A person with gallstones does not necessarily have symptoms. Foods that are known to cause 93% of all Gallbladder Attacks are eggs, onions, pork, coffee and fried foods with saturated fats (animal fats). Eating in a hurry and under stress (anger) also may lead to ~ spasms of the bile duct and consequently to liver-gallbladder problems. People with food allergies live with an elevated risk of chronic swelling of the bile duct with liver congestion as a consequence. Women are four times more likely to have gallstones than men are. Estrogens replacement therapy and birth control pills are common contributing factors to the problem because they weaken the liver and gallbladder.
Every year more than half a million people in the United States and more than 50,000 people in Canada have their gallbladder removed because of gallstones. The gallbladder is a reservoir for bile produced in small amounts by the liver. Without the gallbladder, the bile production of the liver is too slow for proper digestion and absorption of fat. Bile is also a lubricant for the bowels and an anticarcinogen. Lack of proper supply of bile leads to constipation and other disturbances of the bowel. People without a gallbladder have a higher risk of imbalances in the bowel. Accumulated bile becomes congested in the liver and weakens the liver function and may even lead to depression. Reduced bile flow could stress the spleen and pancreas.
The most common treatment for gallbladder stones is surgery. However, the removal of the gallbladder does not guarantee the absence of gallstones. There still might be remaining stones in the liver. The U.S. National Institute of Health reported the following information regarding surgery:
  • 10% of patients come out of the surgery with stones remaining in the bile ducts
  • Bile duct injury is another risk
  • Lost gallstones in the peritoneal cavity
  • Abdominal adhesions and possibly symptoms of a malfunctioning liver and stones in the liver
Steps To Avoid or Reverse Gallbladder Problems:
Foods to Avoid
  • All animal fats (pork, beef, lard & butter), dairy products such as whole milk and hard and soft cheeses
  • Fried foods (fish & chips), anything from a frying pan, sausage, smoked fish or meats and fast foods
  • Hydrogenated oils and fats such as margarine and mayonnaise
  • Stimulants such as coffee, black tea, sweets, alcohol -- in particular hard liquors and cocktails
  • Refined carbohydrates -- white bread, rich cakes and pastries Eggs, corn, beans and nuts
  • Address and clear up food allergies. Avoid a mono food diet
Recommended Foods
  • Steamed vegetables in season, baked potatoes, long and short grain brown rice
  • Grains: soaked, sprouted (pour boiling water on grains and soak them overnight in a thermos)
  • Fresh fruits and vegetable juices
  • Broiled fish
  • Low-fat Kefir, yoghurt and cottage cheese
  • Apple butter instead of jam
  • Choose a wide variety of foods. Never eat one particular food for three consecutive days in a row
  • Use your common sense. Enjoy your food and do not feel guilty if the menu is not up to par. Take you time and eat in peace and quiet. Your digestion is much better when you eat your meal in a nice surrounding and in the presence of pleasant company. Dress up for the occasion. Having food to eat is a blessing, worthwhile to appreciate and to celebrate
Natural Remedies To Help Remove Gallstones:
Gold Coin Grass (tincture) is well known in Chinese medicine to crush and soften gallstones. It is advised to take this tincture in preparation for a liver and gallbladder flush (this procedure should be done under the guidance of a professional health care practitioner).
Curcuma with Burplurum is an excellent supporting remedy to be taken at night. It increases the energy flow in the liver and gallbladder, calms the nerves and induces deeper sleep. Bupleurum is one of the major CHI regulators of calmative herbs that help regulate mood swings. For over 2000 years it has been used in Chinese medicine to treat hepatitis and liver disorders. It also ‘dredges out’ old emotions, sadness and anger that have may have been stored in the organs and the tissues of the body.
Every liver-gallbladder stone removal protocol must include a parasite cleanse. Parasites love the environment inside the gallbladder. Parasites also reside inside the stones. Inside the parasites are bacteria and viruses. Furthermore, parasites in the gallbladder can cause chronic allergies, infection, depression, mental fog, disturbance of the sugar metabolism and etc. Parasites are moon creatures. They become ramped at 5 days before the full moon and decline after the full moon. They contaminate your blood with their excretions thus in turn making you tired and miserable. It is very important that you do not undertake a parasite cleanse on your own without the guidance of a professional health care practitioner.
If Your Gallbladder Has Been Removed:
The removal of the gallbladder, as the storage for bile produced in the liver, causes a congested and sluggish liver. Among the most prominent symptoms are sleep disorders and difficulty with bowel movements. The only relief is to stimulate the bile flow. Two very effective remedies that accomplish this are Chinese Bitters (Chinese Gentian with Bupleurum) in the morning and Coptis with Bupleurum at night.
Recommendations For Sudden Gallbladder Attacks:
Do not panic! If you are alone and immobile call the hospital or 911.
Herbal Teas
  • Dandelion with Horsetail, Marshmallow and Couch Grass
  • Peppermint and Chamomile
  • Swedish Bitters external/internal
Foods
  • A teaspoon of horseradish every 10 minutes. Also, fresh homemade white radish juice
External
  • Hot castor oil packs—make sure to cover the entire abdomen, repeat every 15 minutes with a hot pack
  • For blotches on the skin you can use the product White Cream Liniment by Watkins. Massage into the skin over the liver & gallbladder.
Homeopathic Remedies
  • Belladonna 4 CH
  • Berberis 4CH
  • Magn Phos 6X
  • Chionanthus Virginica
  • Nat Phos 6X
  • Eupatorium Perfoliatum 4 CH
Leading a healthy lifestyle along with having healthy eating habits one can avoid the ailments of the liver & gallbladder.
Rules of Eating by Dr. Bernard Jensen:
  • Do not fry foods or use heated oils
  • If not entirely comfortable in mind and body from the previous mealtime, you should miss the next meal
  • Do not eat unless you have a keen desire for the plainest food
  • Do not eat beyond your needs
  • Be sure to thoroughly masticate your food
  • Miss meals if in pain, emotionally upset, not hungry, chilled, overheated and during acute illness
The Formula for Healthy Living by Dr. Bernard Jensen:
  • Learn to forgive and forget
  • Be thankful and bless people
  • Live in harmony
  • Do not talk about your illness
  • Gossip will kill you. Don’t let anyone gossip to you either
  • Be by yourself every day for 10 minutes with the thought of how to make you a better person. Replace negative thoughts with uplifting, positive thoughts
Juergen Maimann is a practicing Certified Clinical Iridologist, Deep Muscle Therapist, Reflexogist and Medical Astrologer He incorporates homeopathy, herbology and nutrition in his practice with his partner Eva. (See Advertisement)
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