LIVER = Health

New research is coming in about your liver and your health.  It is nothing extremely new that your ability to detox (with your liver) is going to help you have better health.  What is new in the research is that there are over 350+ functions of the liver and they are all important.

As our population ages, so does the research on the contributors to health in that population.  Like Alzeimer’s Disease (AD) and dementia.  I bet you don’t know the difference?!

The liver has been studied lately with it’s correlations to how we utilize or breakdown our prescription drugs.  This link is important.  If you age and your liver functions less optimal and you start taking more drugs.  What is your risk of other health concerns?  When our liver is sluggish and it’s functions quit we get symptoms that can range from physical like pain between the shoulder blades or simple like having to take more of your pain med or other drugs because they are suddenly less effective.

If you have thought about my question about the difference between AD and Dementia I will give you a brief and general overview below.

Dementia is diabetes type 3 or diabetes of the brain, you can prevent this and you have a good chance to stop it and gain function if you catch it before you are in the full blown disease.  AD is less prevalent and diagnosed at death from an autopsy.  MIT did some research recently that shows dementia can be reversed.  The research also says that only 5% of AD is genetic (passed from parent to child in genes).

So if you have dementia or someone you know.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions about your diet to help you reverse this diabetes.  My grandpa was diagnosed before I became a doctor.  I recently have been working with him and got him the proper diagnosis of Vascular Dementia.  We began tailoring his treatment for this type of dementia and have seen major changes in cognitive ability, memory and overall happiness.

Getting the right diagnosis and proper up to date information is the most important for the success of your prevention of further damage and treatment of current damage of the brain.

The way your liver health helps or hurts you in your older years is simple.  IF you look at the structure and function of the liver you see that it does many things.  IF dementia and AD are cause by blood sugar instability or high blood sugar with inability to regulate itself.  The liver is supposed to help support the storage of sugar and release of sugar. (Explanation with pictures).

The function of your liver is also highly used in biotransformation.  Biotransformation is the ability of getting a fat soluble substance (such as a hormone or a prescription drug) converted into a water soluble form now available to exit the body efficiently.

Cytochromes P450 (CYP) are a major source of variability in drug pharmacokinetics and response. Of 57 putatively functional human CYPs only about a dozen enzymes, belonging to the CYP1, 2, and 3 families, are responsible for the biotransformation of most foreign substances including 70–80% of all drugs in clinical use. 

IF you look at the health of the liver it can be directly correlated to the ability to use and excrete prescription drugs.  If you have aged and you have not helped support the liver directly with a trained physician, most likely you will have a hard time utilizing and excreting OTC drugs as well as prescription drugs and other chemicals we ingest every day.

I hope that educating you on this small piece of information sparks enough interests in you to get to your proper health care provider to support your liver, your body and your brain!

Practitioners you would want to see for this type of care:

  • Functional Neurologists, Chiropractic Neurologists

Always check credentials and ask questions about everything.  There are many great practitioners in America but you need to make sure they are a good fit and have the proper education.


Author: Dr. Nicole

Enjoyment of discussion, inspiration and sharing stories and life experiences is part of who I am. I have a lot of great ideas but no time to share them. Here I can write at my leisure. I am a mom, a student and a professional.

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