Liver Detoxification And Psoriasis Drug Treatments

Here’s A Good Tip – Liver Cleansing After Drug Treatment

Here are a few good tips for clearing any stubborn drug residues from your liver after you have received a pharmaceutical drug from your doctor. I routinely see many patients who have never felt quite well since taking a drug. How do you know if your liver is suffering?

Here are the telltale signs that your liver needs a tune-up:

Some of these drugs include Etanercept, Inflixamab, Adalimumab, and Ustekinumab.

Fogginess in the head, feeling spaced out. Recurring headaches or a dull feeling in the head. Feeling sick all over, queasiness, and nausea or not right in the digestion. Poor or a listless appetite, could feel like being hung-over. Poor tolerance to alcohol, fatty foods, chips or spicy foods. Fatigued, tired, lack of stamina, prefer to stay in bed. Hard to get up in the morning, unmotivated, anxiety and easily angered. Drugs don’t work anymore in spite of high dosages.

Try this approach: follow a liver friendly diet, eat freshly grated beetroot and carrot combined, fresh garlic, partially steamed broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radish, Chinese vegetables such as Bok choy, artichoke hearts, capers, olives, fresh lettuce. Drink roasted dandelion root coffee. Take a mixture like Swedish Bitters three times daily before meals and in particular take aged Kyolic Garlic as a dietary supplement at least three times daily. Be sure to drink NO alcohol for at least a month or two during liver treatment.

Still feeling unwell after a drug treatment? Then be sure to follow the 3-stage detoxification program I have outlined in the booklet entitled – Psoriasis, Internal Cleansing And Detox. This is one of 13 booklets that make up my 600+ page Psoriasis Program.

Psoriasis Detox Hints And Tips

Psoriasis Detox Hints And Tips

Some Important And Handy Psoriasis Detox Hints And Tips:

1.Never over-eat on a detox. Eat less, not more, eat more slowly and concentrate on smaller portion sizes. Use smaller dinner plates, that way they will look rather full when you place a smaller portion on them, a good trick. 2. Try not to eat late at night or within 2 hours of going to bed. 3. Drink plenty of good quality water each and every day. 4. Do not drink within 30 minutes of main meals, and try to wait 30 minutes after meals before consuming liquids. 5. Always chew your foods slowly and thoroughly before swallowing. 6. Don’t read anything or watch TV when you eat, relax and enjoy your foods. 7. With very high levels of toxins, we generally recommend that you go easy at first, try slowly detoxing over a 2 – 4 month period for best results. It takes about that time to rest & restore your digestive function. 8. Did you get a headache or hung-over feeling within the first three days of the detox? Then reduce the dosages of supplements, take it easy and prolong your detox. You will have significantly fewer aggravations and feel much better in the long run. 9. For optimal results, I recommend sauna therapy; one or two saunas are generally enough per week. 10. Do you want your liver to be in top shape? Then cut out all alcohol for two months entirely whilst you adopt this dietary approach. I will simply not believe you if you tell me you feel no different; you will feel fabulous and probably re-think how much you were drinking previously. I have witnessed this with countless patients over the years, many of which were only drinking one or two glasses per evening. Try it and see for yourself. 11. Dry skin brushing is a most beneficial practice. Do this each day before you have a bath or shower. You will love the results. Avoid the psoriatic plaque areas naturally, and be sure to go easy at first. 12. Water at the rate of 30 – 35mls per kg of your bodyweight is your daily target to drink. Six to eight glasses, each and every day. Best looking skin belongs to those who are hydrated the most. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself! 13. Visit a well-stocked health food shop for special foods and do visit the Farmer’s type Markets for great organic produce. 14. For an additional boost (particularly if you have poor immunity and suffer from stress) have a second glass of water after your lemon juice drink in the morning, add 1 heaping teaspoon of high-quality Vitamin C powder. 15. Do you have a bowel that needs a helping hand? Linseed & sunflower & almond (LSA) (best ground and sprinkled on salads, cereals or other foods – 2 Tablespoons a day), ground psyllium hulls (mix with water and drink, then another glass of water, they absorb water and clean the intestine) and Aloe Vera juice (add to water or fresh fruit juice), handy for restoring bowel function, clears junk out of the bowel – stay on this regularly for 3 months for the best effect. Read more hints and tips in the Psoriasis Diet.

Liver And Psoriasis

The Important Connection Between Your Liver And Psoriasis

The liver is the largest organ in your body; it is the major cleanser and filter of the blood stream and plays a critical role in keeping you healthy and free from an incredible amount of toxins and chemicals that make their way into your diet. The liver contains many cells called Kupffer cells that ingest and break down toxic matter, it has been discovered that there are more than an incredible 300 billion Kupffer cells!

The liver is such an amazing filter that it is even capable of breaking down a wide range micro-organisms as well, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and many different kinds of parasites from the bloodstream. The liver, like any filter, requires regular cleaning for optimal performance. It has been estimated that the liver performs over 500 different functions inside your body, and regular care and cleansing of your liver will not only ensure that it’s many functions will become improved over time, but that your overall health and well being improves to a remarkable degree.

You will be able to read a lot more about the importance of liver cleansing when it comes to psoriasis in The Psoriasis Program.

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Psoriasis

I discovered several studies ( 1,2) that point out the liver’s connection and psoriasis.

In particular, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects about half of patients with plaque psoriasis and a functional liver disorder is strongly associated with psoriasis severity, Italian researchers have shown in 2009. Their findings come from a prospective clinical study involving 130 patients presenting with chronic plaque psoriasis and 260 healthy people without psoriasis, matched for age, gender and body mass index. Research has also discovered that the traditional and commonly prescribed systemic anti-psoriatic drugs (such as Methotrexate) for chronic plaque psoriasis in those with NAFLD may cause major side-effects and predispose a person to other chronic diseases.

Patients with psoriasis should be encouraged to correct modifiable liver risk factors, such as becoming overweight or obese and moderate to heavy alcohol consumption, because modifying these risk factors will not only positively affect both their psoriasis and risk of other diseases, but their life expectancy as well.

1. Dermatol Ther. 2010 Mar-Apr;23(2):155-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.,2010. Psoriasis, the liver, and the gastrointestinal tract. Gisondi P, Del Giglio M, Cozzi A, Girolomoni G. Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. [email protected]

Your Kidneys And Psoriasis

Your Kidneys And Psoriasis Have A Special Relationship

Your kidneys play a very important role when it comes to cleansing the body of toxins. These two little hardworking organs positioned in your lower back filter all your blood, around 6 litres of it, twice every hour, filtering out any dangerous impurities and discarding them out of the body by way of the urine.

The kidneys are selective filtration organs, they hold back vital nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, glucose and amino acids, returning these back to the bloodstream yet allow wastes to be efficiently eliminated from the body.

Once protein has been used by your body, the end product called urea is eliminated from the body by way of the kidneys. The kidneys keep the urea balance, and too much urea can be even life threatening.

The kidneys are most important to your health, and like the liver which we will talk about in another post, perform an amazing amout of functions. For example, they help with the production of red blood cells, assist in the control and regulation of blood pressure, and even help maintain the body’s acid/alkaline balance which is of most importance when it comes to psoriasis. You can read all about acid and alkaline and psoriasis in my book The Psoriasis Diet.

What most people are not aware of is that kidney disease, just like heart disease, is silent, and the symptoms may not show up until the situation becomes critical. When you have psoriasis, you will want to keep your large intestine, kidneys, liver as well as your lungs all in optimal shape. This will ensure that the most important elimination organs are functioning at their best, which in turn will help to optimize your chance of beating psoriasis. If you keep these organs functioning at their very best then you may be able to keep those psoriatic plaques at bay forever. I have seen this occur in many cases of psoriasis, and for this reason wrote a book entirely on the subject of internal cleansing and detox for my Psoriasis Program.

Just like the large intestine, there are many potential signs and symptoms of problematic kidney function, and it is therefore most important for you to know the symptoms of kidneys that are not functioning optimally.

I have listed the most common signs here for your convenience, and if you recognize any of these then I can highly recommend you take action. Some you may be familiar with, others perhaps not, but if you have psoriasis any symptoms in this list then you are well advised to improve the health of your urinary system. It is important to recognize the symptoms of kidney diseases so that you can correct any problems early on.

Kidney Symptoms To Be Aware Of:

1. Changes in urinary frequency. This may be the first symptom for many people; they may discover that they urinate more or less frequently. The urine may be darker in colour and smell offensive. There could be an increased urge to urinate or a problem in actually urinating. 2. Blood in the urine. This is called haematuria and is a real concern. Blood in the urine can have several causes and should be immediately investigated by your doctor. 3. Difficulty or pain when passing urine. Again, if you have problems trying to pass urine or experience pain you should go to your doctor as soon as possible. A urine test will be able to discover whether your have a urinary tract infection (UTI). Signs and symptoms of a UTI include pain, burning or stinging during urination. It is important to receive the right treatment if you have a UTI, because the infection may spread to the kidneys and cause fever and severe pain. 4. Feeling cold or chilly all the time. Those with kidney disease may feel cold even when it is warm due to anaemia or a chronic condition called pyelonephritis (kidney infection) that may cause chills or a fever. 5. Extreme fatigue. Healthy kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin, responsible for helping to make red blood cells (RBCs). These red blood cells help to carry oxygen throughout your body, and a lack of RBCs can cause anaemia, a condition responsible for generalized weakness and in some cases extreme fatigue. 6. Poor concentration and dizziness. This may be the result of a lack of sufficient oxygen to the brain cause by the anaemia. 7. Swelling and oedema. Healthy kidneys ensure that any excess fluids along with wastes are efficiently removed from the body. When the kidneys cannot perform their task, fluid may build up causing swelling or puffiness in the hands, feet, lower legs, ankles and face. 8. Skin itching or rashes. Those with psoriasis may miss this common symptom of kidney disease, dismissing it as a skin problem rather than a kidney problem. Wastes that build up in the blood stream can be as a result of failing kidneys. The itching may be very severe and cause numerous skin rashes. 9. Metallic taste in the mouth and ammonia breath. High levels or urea may build up in the blood stream as kidney failure ensues. The urea is eventually broken down to ammonia in the saliva, which may cause “ammonia breath” and give the person an unpleasant metallic taste in the mouth. 10. Shortness of breath. Anaemia can cause a shortness of breath, and chronic kidney disease can allow fluid to build up in the lungs causing shortness of breath. 11. Feeling sick and nauseous. This may occur with chronic kidney disease due to a build-up of waste products in the blood stream. 12. Dull pain in the back or sides. I have noticed this in many patients over the years that believed the dull pain to be a problem with the back, when in fact it was a kidney (or adrenal gland) problem. The pain can range from a very low-grade and dull pain right up to a severe cramping pain spreading from the lower back down into the groin region. Severe pain is more common with a kidney stone. Any pain should be immediately investigated, particularly if recurrent and severe.
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