Why Your Liver Needs The Moringa Oleifera Protocol
Dr. Howard W. Fisher
The largest organ in our body is actually on our body. It is the skin and there are approximately twenty square feet of skin in the average person. The skin is the organ that is responsible for the absorption of many toxins and there are about 80,000 different chemicals being dumped into our environment on a regular basis. Our second largest organ, the liver, is a three pound dynamo involved in most of the millions of physiological processes in the body and known to carry out more than five hundred functions. Probably the best known function of the liver is detoxification but it has many other important roles such as:
• production of bile
• regulation of chemicals in the blood
• production of proteins for blood plasma
• production of cholesterol and fat metabolism
• hormone metabolism
• conversion of serum glucose into glycogen for storage
• regulation of blood levels of amino acids
• storing iron and processing of hemoglobin
• conversion of ammonia to urea
• vitamin metabolism
• removing bacteria from the bloodstream
• clearing the blood of drugs and other poisonous substances
• regulating blood clotting
• production of immune factors
Pathogens and environmental toxins accumulate in our tissues especially when the immune system cannot handle the load and the liver function becomes less efficient and unable to carry out many of the needed physiological functions successfully. When liver function is affected or we are increasing the amount of toxins in our blood stream, due to a detox program or weight loss, we may be affected with detoxification symptoms such as: headaches, skin rashes, fatigue, constipation, flatulence, bloated feelings, exacerbated allergic reactions, hormonal dysfunction and weight gain.
As a consequence, a weight loss or detoxification program can be uncomfortable and when toxins exit the body, they enter the bloodstream causing a plethora of symptoms similar to signs of liver dysfunction such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, mental fogginess, or skin eruptions. In this case, these are all good signs as they indicate that the toxins are being released from the liver and other tissues into the bloodstream and are in the process of being eliminated. With the increased toxins circulating through the body, it is beneficial to have ample antioxidants to prevent toxic and free radical damage during this process and fortunately Moringa oleifera has forty-six anti-oxidants including Vitamins A, C, E, selenium and carotenoids and over one hundred phyto-nutrients making it the most nutrient dense plant ever known.
By adding Moringa oleifera to your dietary regimen, you will notice a dramatic change in your health, which in part will be caused by the hepato-protective abilities of the most phyto-nutrient dense plant on the planet, a plant named by the National Institutes of Health as plant of the year in 2008, and one that can mitigate in more than 300 different diseases.