In this segment of Functional Medicine Back to Basics Dr. Rutherford discusses the liver and its roll in chronic conditions.
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As far as functional medicine back to basics and back the basics means this is kind of a classic functional medicine overall protocols that that I think one should expect to experience if they go into a functional medicine practitioners office.
Unless the practitioner lets. You know that you know I’m, not doing that type of functional medicine, so to speak and and so so back to basics, liver and for those of you again who are just tuning in, I walked through this it from the eyes of a Daily practitioner and what they actually see in practice so, for example, on liver, I’m, not going to be going through cirrhosis and all the herpes viruses and all that we might touch on the virus a little bit because that’s.
Not what we see we don ‘ T generally see people coming in here. You know a ten phase, you know liver cirrhosis in an alcoholic, you know cirrhosis or hepatitis or I just I rarely see those things that person is already gone and to the medical field and and and gotten all the tests and and and then they come here Or they or they get fixed that way, so so the livers kind of interesting in our world, the liver, does well, okay, just a little brief.
We had livers pretty wild the liver. When I was in school, they said it did 250 things ten years ago. They said 350 things and now it’s delivered us 500 things. It truly is an amazing organ. It is massively regenerative.
So for all of you, we ‘ Ll talk a little bit about fatty, liver for all those of you out there. They have fatty liver, which I see a lot. If you, if you do the right things, you have to worry about it, I mean it’s got to be really really gone for you to not get rid of that fatty liver.
So the liver is, is just it’s, four different lobes. They all do different things. It’s, a detoxification center. Everything that you dump into your body that doesn’t belong there, that liver tries to neutralize or get rid of there’s.
Several there there’s like seven different pathways in the liver that detoxify there sulfone ization glue. Colorization big one to me is the glutathione pathway, because I see a lot of autoimmune patients kind of hard to get autoimmunity.
If you have enough glutathione, which is probably a separate topic for another day, it stores a lot of our nutrients particularly, is important in blood sugar management. It and, and so it makes vitamin K, it stores a lot of other fat soluble vitamins and has a has a it, has a process as fat, its cholesterol triglycerides.
It has to do with making proteins. Oh, my god, it’s, just like that’s 500 things, so you could go on up for a long time. Processing the vitamins and but the big thing by the time person gets here, is usually it’s, not working right because of the lifestyle that the patient has had before they’ve gotten here, or maybe the patient’s.
Been working around toxins, or maybe we’ll talk about some of the some viruses. What a herpes virus might mean to somebody who has a chronic condition, but mostly for us and another big thing that the liver does is it clears out all your hormones, and I mentioned that one because that another big thing it does and one that we see Mostly here is the liver, not clearing out people’s hormones correctly, particularly estrogen for the female.
So the types of things we see is that we see females. They come in relative to liver that maybe have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Maybe there maybe they’re in menopause and they’re having hot flashes.
Maybe they’re, not maybe there are not happening. Maybe women aren’t having their periods and and a lot of more surprised, and I said well, the first thing we’re gonna do is we’re gonna go and we’re gonna Clear out your liver, we’re gonna clean out your your gallbladder and your intestines, because you’re, probably not clearing, rest regions right when you’re, not clearing your estrogens right, it sticks in the liver.
It sticks in the gall bladder and, and then you have, and then you have a deficiency of estrogen it’s. Not it’s not getting cleared and, and it’s interesting and deficiency of estrogen, as well as a as well as too much estrogen expresses itself the same way, because if you don’t have enough estrogen you out Here you have all the symptoms of not having enough estrogen and you got depression and you’re fatigued.
Then you’re, putting on weight and all those wonderful things. But if you have too much estrogen in your system, because you’re, not clearing it out and it’s. Staying in your system in your liver in your gallbladder in your fat cells, okay, how to post tissue cells! Then then it shuts down what’s called the receptor sites for your for your estrogen molecules and then the estrogen can’t get in so it’s.
Just like you, don’t, have enough estrogen kind of an interesting thing for a lot of you. So so the liver is kind of unique and and and that’s. One of the things that we in the functional medicine world see in the as far as liver, goes coming in a lot of female problems that are poor clearance.
We have a staff member here who hadn’t had a ventral cycle and I think was two or two-and-a-half years and are we. There was put her on a six weeks class and two weeks into the cleanse she had her menstrual cycle back.
So so that’s, how that works? It is about clearing in that particular case. It’s, not clearing out your estrogen okay. Maybe it’s and and and a detoxification is something gets ingested that shouldn’t, be there.
It goes to your liver in your liver. There are the multiple pathways for clearing out toxins. We might just mentioned two of them: cellphone ization, glucose asian. There’s, methyl ization there’s, there’s, the glutathione pathways or seven pathways, and they all do different things and they all do different things, and so they take these substances and there’s.
Two major major major pathways and one pathway, breaks everything down and makes it water soluble so that it can run through your system and then the second time the second pass through. What will happen is.
Is there’s, a molecule attached to the broken-down protein, the broken-down substance, and that molecule attaches to that substance and allows it to go through the second part of detoxification and being attached to that molecule actually allows it to go through the proper detoxification Process and end up in the toilet, either through urine or feces, or maybe through and clear out through sweat, if that pathway, doesn’t, if that, if that second pathway is broken down – and you just have that first pathway working and the second pathway Isn’t able to attach that molecule to it.
You become very sick. You are the person who cannot who cannot take medications. You’re. The person who cannot eat supplements, so you, because these, when these toxins only go through the first phase, you want to become water-soluble until something’s attached to it.
They are toxic and if you’re, and so if certain aspects of your liver, aren’t working properly, then then that is the person who comes in here. It says I’m, not gonna be able to take. You to your supplements, okay, like why are you here? I’m, not gonna, because I can’t, take any medications, and so but but I I say why are you here, because we know what to do with that? So so that’s kind of like a general basics of the liver, I must say we had a conversation right before he came in here about the liver, backing up and gunking up in and and all the problems that can cause.
But again I don’t, yet, basically the cirrhosis patient. In general occasion I’ll, get somebody who’s had cirrhosis for a long time. I don’t, get to hepatitis patient who’s in you, know acute hepatitis or anything like that, but so so so the liver does back up, but the most for the people coming here, but most of the time, the people – I Am seeing will go back to the to the back-to-basics gallbladder sections that I did last week? The vast majority of time here it’ll, be their gallbladder.
That is not that is heavily connected to your liver or to me they’re. One in the same, although or at least close brothers, sisters or twins because they heavily work together, the gallbladder dumps out all of the bile and all the toxins from the liver into the into the intestines.
To me what I’m, seeing a lot is it’s that it’s more the gallbladder, that is the problem, backing up the liver in my practice in the tighten the people who show up here into a functional Medicine practice and then that you start to get the symptoms of the poor clearance.
So what are the symptoms, acne, acne and healthy and unhealthy skin? Well, that’s kind of a given when people come in here and they have and they have skin problems they’ve been to the doctor or they’ve, had the appointments and and they’ve.
They’ve done shots and they think it’s an allergy, and they rub all this type of stuff. On most, the skin is an extension of the inside of your intestines, and so you might first look through your intestines for that.
But they with, but when they win the gallbladder and the liver, and you’re gonna hear me kind of talk about both of them together are not clearing. Then those toxins are going to be not getting into the intestines and into the toilet.
The way that they should they have to go somewhere and one of the one of the most common places that they go is the is the skin. Now you can have acne. For other reasons, okay, but not many other reasons you could have acne, because you have polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Okay, you could act, you could have acne because you just eat like crap all the time, but that’s, not the patient, who usually shows up in here and so so when people come in here and they start like. I had one yesterday or two days ago and I’m – absolutely certain.
It’s for liver clearance and she eats this stuff and she gets up. She gets a rash over her over her the bottom part of her legs. You’re gonna hear me, say: liver clearance, a lot because those two liver pathways that I talked about the phase, one that breaks it into water-soluble materials in the face too.
That attaches the molecule and does the rest of the work. Those are that that is called hepato biliary bio transformation. That’s. A fancy word of saying, if bio transforms, that toxin into water-soluble attaches it and transforms it into something that can go into the toilet so that you don’t get sick, and so that’s.
Largely what’s happening with with so many of the skin conditions, excessive hair loss? Why would you get excessive hair loss for liver, okay, the liver has a lot to do with clearing all of your hormones.
If – and it has a lot to do with what we talked about in the first place, we talked about estrogen, okay, so you have to clear out estrogen if you don’t, if you’re, not clearing it out, you get symptoms Of not enough estrogen, even though you have too much estrogen yeah, you have symptoms of not having enough estrogen and that’ll.
Make your hair fall out. The liver can ‘ T is also heavily influenced by the thyroid. If the thyroid hypothyroidism Oto’s, the liver might slow down because because the thyroid slows everything down when it’s, not working right now it’s, not detoxing.
It could be a direct of fact that that’s, causing you to have not enough thyroid hormones cleared out of there. That can cause your hair to be falling out the if the liver is slowing down again it’s, not clearing the estrogen that can be making your hair falling out the vast, then that’s, a different mechanism than the liver.
So there’s, a couple things that can cause your hair to fall out. I thought I write directly can cause your hair to fall out. I read indirectly can cause your hair to fall out relative to getting stressed, but the liver, the liver is usually a good bellwether if your hair is sort of pulling up that that you need to look at that liver overall sense of bloating.
An overall sense of bloating, mainly the liver, if it’s, if it’s being overworked, and you’re tired. So what makes the liver, toxic? Okay, what makes it most of us know? Alcohol makes the liver toxic, but you know just toxins in general if you’re, if you’re inhaling toxins like molds, if you, if you have had some viruses and they’re low level and they haven’t reached the point of like hepatitis or something that can alter function, but it’s.
Basically, you know you’re eating junk. You’re eating a lot of foods. You’re. Putting a tremendous you’re, creating inflammation in your intestines, you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The bad bacteria have to be cleared somewhere.
If you have an inflammation in your test, it has to be cleared somewhere. If you have food sensitivities, they create inflammation. The inflammation has to be cleared somewhere, so I mean the liver has a lot of things that that cause it the gunk up other than the obvious junk food fatty food fry foods which which Gunks it up by gunking up the gallbladder as well.
So I mean it’s, just everything just thing anything: it doesn’t belong here by it has to go through that liver of you. If you walk into a if you walk into a perfume like buy through it like we have a Macy’s here, and you can’t, you have to walk in the front door, you have to walk by their cologne section and If you walk by that Cologne section and you’re like oh, my god, I can’t.
Do this part of that, your liver for sure part of that is your liver. Those those molecules are coming in to your system. They’re, going. They’re, ultimately going through that phase 1 and phase 2, and those people have a glutathione deficit.
A big glutathione deficit, because glutathione is a pathway and the liver is supposed to grab that molecule and supposed to kill it. If you don’t enough glutathione, that’s, part of the reason that you have that type of a sensitivity.
So those are the things that caused the liver and go going back to an overall sense of bloating. Bloating usually is going to come from. It can come from small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, separate from that it’s, going to come from poor gallbladder function.
Poor stomach function or poor pancreas function, if you have and and all of that is wrapped in with the liver, because it goes back to me saying a lot of times. The liver gets backed up because of the gallbladder.
So if you, if you have poor stomach digestion, you don’t digest the hydrochloric acid isn’t you don’t, have enough hydrochloric acid in your stomach, which is there to to digest your proteins, then that’s going to cause you gas and bloating immediately after a meal, but that’s, also going to tell your gallbladder to work not to work and then that chain is going to tell your pancreas not to work either.
One of those two in and of themselves can also cause gas and bloating, but the gallbladder will also back up the liver okay. So if we have a nut myth, but so by that time now you have a backup of a system that does 500 different things.
So an overall sense of bloating will cause can be liver, fat and, and one of the more pathological things which I do see for some reason is people coming in here with like swollen ankles are swelling or edema in their in their feet or their or their Lower legs there, sometimes even there are higher legs that can be a more serious liver problem.
For some reason I do see that occasionally, for some reason that gets passed, thought may because there’s, so many things that can cause swelling in the ankles. But but that can be a liver issue, because when things back up in the liver they back up the whole system backs up, and so it backs up into your bloodstream.
It backs up yeah into into your kidneys, it backs up and then and then it’s not going anywhere. The fluids aren’t going anywhere, and the next thing you know gravity brings those fluids down to your legs bodily swelling for no reason at all.
That’s. Basically, the same thing that I just got done talking about with the backup hormonal imbalances. I think we ‘ Ve already talked about that a little bit it’s, it’s. It’s, really more female hormone imbalances and again the liver is the main organ that detox is your hormones and a little review hormones are supposed to be made.
They’re supposed to go to your cells and get used. They’re supposed to get go through the liver, the intestine or the gallbladder and the intestines, and then they’re supposed to find their way into the toilet.
The unused estrogen progesterone test it’s supposed to find its way into a toilet. It’s, not supposed to be sitting around in your fat cells or getting backed up into other or just staying in the liver.
So if that happens, then you’re, going to get symptoms of menopause or you’re, going to get symptoms of not having a period like our staff member. There is so so when we see hormonal imbalances, is it the liver or is it the female organs or is it or is it yeah detoxification or a female organs? So usually, we will go after the liver first for all of those of you who are sitting out there and hot flashes and and are having abnormal periods and heavy bleeding and not have been and and light bleeding, and just all of those things can be other Things that are causing that that are in that are causing your ovaries to not work well, one of those other things is the liver.
So for for cases like that, if somebody comes in here polycystic ovarian syndrome or somebody comes in here with any of those types of female issues, we don’t even begin to directly address the female issue.
Until we’ve handled their liver till we’ve handled their intestines, so we’ve handled the blood sugar and essential fatty acids, which doesn ‘ T have anything particularly to do with this particular presentation.
But those do have to do with hormonal imbalances, so so so liver is a big part of that and detoxifying the liver to get all that excess estrogen out of there. If you’re taking, oh my god, if you’re taking like estrogen therapy and you’re, whether I don’t care, whether it’s oral or whether it’s, creams And creams are like the worst, they cannot be dosed exactly correctly for your system.
As you might imagine, your system is a very delicate system and usually it creates usually there’s too much. Usually the the creams are absorbed into your fat cells and, and they stay there, the the capsules are over over dose.
Then it’s, so so the body uses what it can and then a Gunks up that liver, the gallbladder and a part of your intestines. And then you get all of these hormonal imbalance symptoms. You go through your female doctor and drive her or him nuts, because they can’t.
They can’t, get you properly dosed, and that’s. The reason for that weight gain weight gain is when people come in here. Weight gain is, is a sign that maybe your liver is gunked-up, you know, weight gain can be thyroid, it can be blood sugar, it can be adrenals, it can be gut problems, it can be viral infections.
There’s. A number of things that cause awake in you’ll notice. I’ve, already, basically probably talked about all of them in some way, shape or form when liver detoxification has been popular for as long as they’ve.
Been writing books about it. I read a book called the the Dao Dao of health, sex and and and physiology and and and it’s, the it’s. The American interpretation of the Chinese emperors internal medicine guide, which was written thirty five hundred years ago, and so they talked a lot about detoxification in their the way they talk about.
It sounds like it had already been being done for maybe another thousand or two years. So so it has not been lost upon the human race that detoxifying your liver is is a good thing to do, and so because everything seems to pass through the liver, the liver can touch everything weight gain.
We talked about thyroid if you have a perfectly normal thyroid, I mean, if you have a if you have a hypothyroid that slows everything down. It slows those detoxification pathways down. You’re, not converting, thyroid hormones properly there into active hormones which would allow you to keep the normal metabolism.
Now you’re. Now your body metabolism slows down you’re. Putting on weight you can’t get rid of it. You don ‘ T know why blood sugar, the liver, has a lot to do with blood sugar swings. So you could argue that you could argue that your blood sugar swings.
If I get low I get here to Bowl, I get shaky if I don’t eat or if I eat too much and I fall asleep afterwards. That could actually be connected to your liver. Those are blood, high and low. Those are low and high blood sugar symptoms, but your liver breaks down most of your other nutrients, particularly your your carbohydrates.
It breaks it down into triglycerides and and and it met it’s stored into the liver. It breaks it down into primary glucose molecules, those are stored in liver and then and then, when you need that blood sugar, when your blood sugar goes low, your pancreas and your adrenal glands work with your brain to tell your liver to give up a little bit Of that stored sugar, so that you can so that you can have sugar getting back into your body and it’s, your brain, the main time I see this happening is in the middle of the night.
Those of you go to sleep. Wake up. Can’t, go back to sleep that waking up and can’t. Go back to sleep is because your blood Sugar’s dropped in the middle of the night. Your brain, your body knows your brain needs blood sugar.
So it tells your your adrenal glands to tell your pancreas and your liver to go get working, but specifically it tells your liver to put a lot of blood sugar out so that you have enough blood sugar for your brain.
And if you have enough blood sure you don’t wake up. If you wake up it’s, because that mechanism is, is waking you up to give you more blood share. Sometimes we’ll, just same thing as the lady we talked about doing the cleanse and then having her period come back a lot of times.
People can’t sleep like that. We just detox their liver and all sudden they start sleeping. They don’t know why it’s, because that liver was being sluggish in that mechanism of delivering that blood sugar to them in the middle of the night.
So that could be a liver symptom weight gain could be a liver symptom in so many ways and and all of them run through the liver. If you have bad, gallbladder and and and skunking up the liver and and and your hormones are off, that could be waking, so so weight gain on a weight gain out of nowhere is usually thyroid, but if you have weight gain it’s, always Wise to go thyroid and liver blood, sugar and liver, gut and liver, and then, whatever you know, and and virus and liver, so poor bowel function.
I think poor bowel function. First, when we happen, this is another liver symptom. I think when we have poor valve function. I don’t think livers. The first thing we think of, I think we think of stress – is the number one cause of constipation hypothyroid, probably the number two cause of constipation and then, when you get down into the actual gastrointestinal tract lack on where we ‘
Ve talked about all this on the other on the on the previous segments, lack of hydrochloric acid, in your stomach. If that’s, not breaking down your your your proteins, that’s, going to that’s, going to cause poor, bowel function and poor valve unction can be transmission or diarrhea.
Okay, so you can have bacteria causing poor valve function. You can have gall bladder in not making not putting its enzymes out causing poor valve function. You’re, going to us pancreatic enzymes, that’s.
One of the first go twos that people seem to go to when they come in here. They’re already taking pancreatic enzymes, but remember if that whole chain of physiology breaks down the hydrochloric acid in the stomach that that that doesn’t break down your protein and then that sends a hormone to your gall bladder and says.
Okay, you need to stop working because I’m, going to send this food down there, that’s, not digested, and that’s actually going to possibly cause you to have inflammation. So the gall bladder stops working both of those things tell the pancreas to stop working.
Then you’re gonna. Have you’re? Definitely going to that’s, a potential to have poor bowel function, and all of that will do what all that will back up your liver. So, basically, when you do a liver cleanse, you you clear all of that out you you clear the sludge out of the gall bladder you clear, the liver.
You get all those pathways working now, the one and the one thing that the one thing that really lights me up, that the liver is a significant factor in what’s going on with that person is if the person has excessively foul-smelling, sweat.
Okay, so you I mean, maybe maybe it’s, people who are just like they got this bad body, odor and-and-and and you get around that person and you’re, like ooh man. What is that, or, and in person maybe has had to alter or lifestyle frak? I’m telling you that is, that is a liver that has not yet reached either.
That has not yet reached the stage of pathology, in other words, liver cirrhosis or things of that nature that liver can be helped in, and but it takes a lot more than just a basic, liver detox. At that point, you really got ta get in there and hit each one of the pathways with with different.
We herbs, botanicals supplements whatever that person particularly uses homeopathic remedies, you got you have to get in there and and and that live at that point. Most of the time, the liver here is part of the problem.
Okay, as you, it is kind of part of what I’m trying to say here. You can see it’s connected to all of these different things, as so many tentacles as to as that as to how it can affect everything, which is why the liver cleanses have been popular justifiably so for thousands of years.
But when it gets to this point, when it gets to this point, the liver is really really the key, and so you you, you have to go after it aggressively and now the liver, instead of being part of the whole protocol.
The liver becomes the issue, and at that point but but but to fix, deliver you got a you got to be pristinely clean. You have to make sure that the person is eating properly. They have no food sensitivities.
This is where it really gets into like. This is a liver problem, but all this other stuffs got to go. They have to be digesting well so that it doesn’t back up the bile duct, because if you just do the liver cleanse and if you just do the liver, bile gallbladder cleanse it’s.
Gon na work for about a week or it’s, gonna work for maybe maybe two or three weeks. Maybe the person’s. Foul-Smelling sweat is gonna go from severe to moderate, but it’s, not going away its way. So you have a serious clearance problem when you had that fel smell as well, but to step back.
If you have really foul smelling sweat, that’s, where it’s at and that’s, my gauge in a case like that five somebody who’s in here and everything’s, doing better. But they still have that fell, smelling sweat.
I know that everything that I did is gonna be for naught within a couple of weeks or a month or two that it’s all going to be coming back because that liver and that gallbladder are not clearing and, as you can see It’s connected to everything I mean I could go on for hours with all the things that’s connected to.
If I, in a in the in the I went to one course that was called mastering blood chemistry and they had sections on, you know the gallbladder sections on the stomach and section on the sections on all these things.
Were. You know like this, like this, the section on the liver. It was like this, you know so, fortunately, the liver is pretty as far as as as functional medicine goes by the time people get here, pretty much.
What I just got done telling you is like the scope and breadth of the liver and and how do you know you have it a lot of times you’ll, go to the doctor and they’ll run ice and then they’ll run enzymes.
I almost forgot this: they’ll run. Enzymes are not enzymes, they’ll rot and they’ll run yeah. They’ll, run enzymes on you and and and those enzymes are in most metabolic panels and and and they’ll say: oh, you’re, you’re, SGO t is fine and it’s.
It’s, so you don’t have any liver piles. Meanwhile, you have every single one of these symptoms. Okay, so understand. First of all, it takes a long time for those symptoms to create enough damage for it to show up on the test, and for those of you have watched all of these videos.
You ‘ Ll, see a pattern here. What we’re trying to do in functional medicine is get function normal again before it becomes pathology before it becomes cirrhosis of the liver. So so so, and what usually happens first is usually get a fatty liver.
So most people know that fatty liver comes from alcohol abuse most of the patients. Here it comes from blood sugar problems and it doesn’t have to be diabetes. It can be that you have what’s called insulin resistance.
You’re just on the first steps towards towards diabetes, it can be pre-diabetes and, and it’s in and of course, that comes from. Maybe it comes from alcohol, but it usually comes from eating a lot of junk, a lot of sugars, a lot of processed foods and processed carbs and all that type of stuff.
The standard American diet, and eventually, what happens is that all that’s? Being turned into fat and you get what’s called a fatty liver if that fatty liver is is, is if the it is not too bad in the in the eyes of the doctor, because those transaminases, those enzymes that I talked about are not Over 200, then, the the range for transaminases should be like 10 to 25.
If they’re and the doctors don’t usually get too lit up on you until it’s over 200. If it’s 35, you have you’re, you’re, developing a fatty, liver and, and that needs to go again. That also takes a little bit more effort to get that fatty, liver under control, because you actually have to fix the problem that is causing the fatty liver in addition to the fabula.
So you’re gonna have to change your diet. If you’re drinking too much, you’re, going to stop drinking too much. If you’re, if there’s a there’s, a kind of a flow of understanding of in our intake forms as to what the types of things might be that are causing that thing, calm well, fatty liver is Not a death sentence it.
It will frequently, if you find, if you understand what’s, going on it’ll, frequently go away. The doctors, usually they won -‘t handle it until your transaminases are over 200. Once they’re over 200.
You, you now do kind of have a problem. I don’t see a lot of those here. I’ll, see I’ve, seen a handful and even they have done. Okay; okay, but at that point, that’s where you start getting into serious liver problems and maybe it starts getting tender and maybe it’s swollen because it’s, backing up in those types of things.
So from a perspective yeah, so so having said all of that in the functional medicine world, it is largely about what’s called hepato biliary bio transformation. It’s, which is a fancy way of saying it’s about detoxing that liver.
It’s about clearing that liver out. Unless you get into the high fatty acids or I’m. Sorry, the high fatty liver numbers, or unless you have that foul foul, smelling sweat most of the time. You know a good two.
Three four five six week detox is kind of a good layer. What’s up? What am I saying, entry kind of a good entry protocol for almost everybody out there, who is suffering from almost anything and and and and hasn &, # 39 t had any success that liver detox there’s, general liver detoxes.
There’s, aggressive liver, detoxes, the sicker, you are the gentle or you should go. I know it may seem counterintuitive, but usually going to do a liver, detox, the liver cleanse everybody’s got their products.
We have our line of products that we prefer and – and I usually want people when you do liver cleanse – you’re, probably not going to feel too good. If you do it fast, you’re, not gonna feel too good, because you’re.
You’re. You’re, just going to overload that liver with all kinds of toxins, because now your body is allowing that to happen. But even if you do a liver cleanse, you could feel not good for the first most people three to five days.
I’ve, had people who haven’t felt good for the first ten days to two weeks. If you’re, doing a liver cleanse and you’re, not feeling good for more than ten days, then it might be that there’s, something else going on so that’s a nice.
So that’s, the general again, I’m not into them that here to like go into like the whole, the whole issue of the liver. I’m here to kind of kind of focus you in on the types of things that that you would encounter yourself and that the functional medicine practitioner should encounter and how it should fit into that functional medicine model.
So for me we did a big talk last week on gallbladder and to me it’s interesting, but here it’s, almost more gallbladder backing up the liver than it is liver, being a bad from. But frankly, if we treat one, we treat the other one because they’re together, so so that’s, liver and liver, gallbladder again, and so next week next week we’re, going to be talking about the adrenals and That’ll, be kind of fun because everybody back comes in here knows about the adrenals.
For ever it’s been about the adrenals there’s, a stress hormones, the adrenals are pretty cool, but they’re. Actually, more, your home homeostatic, glands and, and we’re, going to talk a lot about that and how sometimes you there used to be at army? If you can’t fix the adrenals, you can’t fix person to a degree that’s true, but we’re gonna talk about why? If you don’t fix the person you can’t fix the adrenals next week as well, so I would or my next segment as well, so I would so for the for the adrenal fans.
I would tune into that. You might hear some different stuff going on there that I think you’ll find very beneficial. So until then, doctor Rutherford with another exciting episode of functional medicine back to base is signing off until next time.