Heal Dry Eyes by Loving Your Liver
Chinese medicine claims that the eyes are linked to the liver. I believe this to be true. The reason that I believe this to be true is that 5 years ago when I started my detoxification/nutrition journey, my severe dry eye syndrome got much better after I cleansed my liver with two coffee enemas. I had been doing a strict GAPs diet for two months, and then I decided to try coffee enemas!
Coffee enemas are not as scary as they sound, I promise! The first coffee enema that I did caused a massive release of toxins from my liver into my gut, and consequently a bad stomach ache! A week later I did my second coffee enema, this time I did two back to back to clear the toxins that were subsequently released from my liver. This time, I must have done something right because I felt AMAZING afterwards. I remember going for a walk afterwards in a nearby forest and everything seemed magical, the colours stood out and I felt a deep appreciation for nature. Something that I had always taken for granted.
After returning home, I remember sitting at my laptop in my living room when something very strange occurred. I started to feel a bit ”off”, as if I wasn’t present in my body very well. I began to feel very thirsty and freezing cold. I was so scared that I went to A and E. The doctors did a ton of tests and said everything was fine, and told me to stop doing coffee enemas.
I didn’t realise it at the time, but this was my first healing reaction, on the road to healing my severe dry eye condition. You see, the body has to produce ”healing reactions” for healing to occur, healing is not comfortable. So in order to heal my dry eyes I had and still have to today go through annoying healing reactions. Unless you have lived with the pain of dry eyes, you will not understand the need to do ”ANYTHING” to get rid of it. And that’s what I did ”anything”.
What I did was ”love my liver” to the point where I had cleared the back log of toxins in my liver which was preventing my body from detoxifying its self in the normal way.
The job of the liver is to remove toxins from the body, but if the liver is overloaded with toxins this process slows down dramatically and as a result toxins start to build up in our body tissues and cells (including the eyes!).
Did you know that contact lense solution contains, drum roll…… MERCURY! Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to man and a potent neurotoxin. If mercury is absorbed into the tissue of the eye and the body and liver are unable to remove this mercury from the eye tissue, mercury will damage the tissues of the eye causing disease and dry eye syndrome.
I used to wear contact lenses, and my eyes started to become dry whilst wearing them, so this makes perfect sense to me.
After I started to doing liver loving with coffee enemas my body started to detoxify like crazy, and I started to have all sorts of detoxification symptoms. My eyes began to feel significantly better in the process, since then I have experienced significant improvement in my dry eyes and today I hardly have any symptoms, bar the odd flare up.
Before I embarked on my detox/mineral balancing journey over 5 years ago now, I had no idea how important liver health is to overall health and wellbeing, and I did not expect that cleansing my liver would cause my body to start to naturally detoxify as strongly as it has been detoxifying for the past 5 years. It has been amazing, after starting a nutrition program and doing two coffee enemas to my surprise my body began detoxing toxic metals (copper, mercury, and others) on its own with no help needed from chelating agents to bind to toxins and pull toxins out of the body. After I cleansed my liver and nourished my body with the correct nutrients, my health conditions got dramatically better.
The body has its own built-in detoxification system and when the liver is functioning optimally, the body will start to pull toxins out of tissues and cells remove them. These toxins such as copper and mercury cause chronic disease in the organs that they accumulate. Therefore, in order to heal chronic disease, we need to detoxify the body. Loving our livers is one way to achieve this.
Why Do We Need to Heal Our Livers?
These days, we are bombarded with environmental toxins in our food (such as pesticides), air, tap water, cosmetic products, household products, and even our furniture. We are exposed to over 100,000 different chemicals in our environment and the average women leaves the house each morning with 200 different chemicals on her body. Part of the liver’s job is to filter out toxins and convert them into less toxic substances, so they can be excreted. However, when the liver gets bombarded by toxins, and coupled with a poor diet, it cannot do its job correctly.
What Does the Liver Do Exactly?
The liver serves about 500 different functions in the body. Here are just a few of the most important jobs the liver has:
- Detoxifying various toxins and clearing them from the body such as toxic metals (mercury, copper, lead and so on), chemicals (such as dioxin, drugs, formaldehyde, and many others), excess hormones, and toxins produced by the body during normal metabolic function You can see how this happens in the image above.
- Making cholesterol, which is used to produce hormones and bile salts
- Breaking down and absorbing vitamins A, D, E, and K. (If your liver is dysfunctional, you will not be able to metabolize these vitamins, no matter how much you take!).
- Converting ammonia, a by product of protein metabolism, into urea for kidney excretion
- Filtering out bacteria in the blood from the intestines before it enters general circulation
- Reducing blood sugar swings up to 65%.
That is a LOT of important processes that the liver handles. No wonder why so many people are suffering from illnesses.
Signs of a Sluggish/Toxic Liver
- Dry eyes, night blindness or blurry sight (The Chinese say that the liver is the river into the eyes. Clean and nutrient-rich blood flows into and nourishes the eyes).
- Poor digestion
- Frequent infection
- Hormone imbalance (The liver is the most important organ for hormone regulation).
- Increased cholesterol levels
- Acne, skin rashes, itching, or jaundice (yellow tinge to skin)
- Fatigue (low energy)
- Brittle nails
- Mood swings (due to large swings in blood sugar)
- Gall bladder problems and Inability to digest fats
- Water retention in the legs
- Sleep disorders
- Poor memory
- Thyroid problems
(From Health Free: https://healthfree.com/view_newsletter.php?id=31&key=b)
Liver Loving Techniques
Castor Oil Packing:
According to this article by Dr Mercola this article, castor oil packs are anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-microbial. They help gastrointestinal disorders, the immune system, keep the lymph system moving, help to balance hormones, speed up liver detoxification processes, and detoxify toxic metals such as copper.
How to make Caster Oil Packs:
When making castor oil packs, the best options are to get organic, cold-pressed, hexane free castor oil and to use an organic cotton flannel.
Use a cotton flannel or an old, UN-dyed t-shirt, fold it to fit over your liver area. Then soak the entire material in castor oil, put the soaked pack over your liver (upper right side of abdomen) and then put a small blanket, old t-shirt, rag or towel over the soaked pack to protect your clothes.
Use a heating pad or hot water pack/bottle, lay on your right side with the pack for about an hour. Then relax with the pack for about an hour. You can start out slowly with it, maybe doing ten minutes the first night and slowly increasing until you get to an hour. You can even fall asleep with them on when you are used to them.
If you want to clean your skin off, use baking soda and water. You can keep the pack in a sealed jar and add a little more oil each time, and wash it once a month with a ton of baking soda and hot water.
For best results use at least 4 consecutive days a week. The more consistent you are with them, the more benefit you will get! You can rotate the packs around too the liver, adrenals/kidneys, thyroid, and even the colon if you have constipation.
Benefits of coffee enemas:
- Removes all types toxins from the body.
- Increases glutathione levels in the body by up to 600%. Glutathione is the bodies cellular anti-oxidant, and is responsible for binding to toxins within cells and removing them from the body.
- Clean and heal the colon.
- Detoxify the liver and colon and help rebuild the liver.
- Reduce many types of pain.
- Help eliminate many parasites.
- Reduce and get rid of many symptoms of general toxicity. Since toxicity is the cause of dozens of common conditions and symptoms from arthritis to cancer, coffee enema’s help with many, if not most diseases and conditions.
For best results, coffee enema’s should be done several times per week to once per day.
Please see the following article for more information: http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/coffee%20enema.htm
Dandelion’s most common use is for liver health. This herb is especially amazing for the liver since it not only protects the liver, it also helps rebuild it. Dandelion helps stimulate bile flow in the liver, which is an important factor for people trying to regain their health and detox effectively. One source claims that it quadruples bile flow!
Apparently there have been several studies done on dandelion and how it can heal hepatitis in a short amount of time because of the cleansing and healing effects it has on the liver.
How to use dandelion:
You can make tea, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, cordials, or even wine with the loose root.
Decoctions are made by adding dandelion root (raw or roasted) to boiling water and simmering on low for at least 20 minutes or longer. Strain the root out before drinking the liquid. You can add 1-2 tablespoons of honey or black-strap molasses to the hot liquid, and just enough whole grass-fed milk, almond or coconut milk to lighten the colour a little bit. Voila, you have a dandelion latte.
For major liver support, use 4-5 Tablespoons of dandelion root per quart of water. Use 2 tablespoons for a milder detox effect. You can have up to a quart a day for about 3 months.