Rethinking Liver Disease: Nutrition and Herbology.


As it stands today, Liver disease resulting from continuous alcohol intake happens to be the fourth leading cause of death with people ages 25 to 64 in urban areas across the United States. With that said it should come as no surprise that taking care of our livers should be a singled out priority among treating the body as a whole in our quest for health. Like the Kidneys, the Liver plays an important role in eliminating toxins and allowing our bodies to purify on a regular basis. In addition to this our Livers’ play a major role with our metabolism and our plasma proteins.

In Holistic Medicine as well as in other healing modalities like Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Liver is considered a major organ that cannot be neglected.  Liver disease as a result of continuous alcohol consumption is not that only way that someone can attain Liver disease. Having an improper diet and consistently being devoid of Alkalinity is a path that is possible to lead to Liver disease. Some of the general signs indicating Liver disease are: constipation, diarrhea, fever, upset stomach, fatigue, poor appetite, general itching all over the body, rapid weight loss, red palms, anemia and bleeding under the skin. And while there are many drugs on the market that have been created to address these issues related to Liver disease, there are just as many Natural ways to treat and to also be proactive with getting ahead with treating with Liver disease.

As far as treating Liver disease with foods, some of the best to eat are: large amounts of protein from plant based sources, 75% of a weekly diet consisting of 75%  raw vegetables and fruits, a diet consisting of almonds and Brewer’s Yeast, high potassium foods like bananas, black strap molasses, kelp, prunes and raisins, foods high in Vitamin K like alfalfa and a regular supply of clean green drinks. This is just one way to address Liver disease, it can also be dealt with via herbs as well. When you combine treatments with both foods and herbs: it provides even more natural protection.

Some of the best herbs to consume to get an edge on Liver disease are: alfalfa, Aloe Vera which helps to clear the digestive tract, burdock root, dandelion, red clover and milk thistle.  The good news about these is that there are very few contraindications for these; if at all and can be consumed with good faith that they help in the healing process. If you are finding yourself in this situation or have been told that you need to take better care of your Liver, the items listed above are a good way to go.  Please keep in mind that Liver disease is no light issue and should be dealt with as soon as possible; in the most helpful way  as possible. For more tips on healing the Liver naturally, feel free to make contact with Daud here. With health, love and light to you and all your families.


-Dr. Daud Scott N.D.;CHNP.


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