Liver Aid

Liver means Live! The size of a football, performing the most essential of all duties located in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen. Weighing in at about 3.3 lbs, It's a chemical storage factory of shipping and receiving. About one quarter of the detoxification of our bodies occurs in the intestines. Dr. Christophers Formulas has an Herbal Cleansing Kit, consisting of bottles of Lower Bowel Formula, Liver and Gall Bladder, with Kidney and Blood Stream. A very intense Cleansing Kit for those with special and drastic health issues. Liver is sitting behind the lower ribs on the right hand side of the abdomen disposing of ammonia, which is a byproduct of protein metabolism, and upon which it effects everything we do, and put in our mouths. Liver Produces cholesterol, different forms must be transported through the blood to trillions of cells for use. Electic Institute with it's Vita Lipotropic, has the Choline and Inositol, which are high amounts of the B-Vitamins (you can't get enough in a multi) also Dandelion, Celandine, Beet Greens, wonderful Milk Thistle. This formula helps breaks down bad fats in the Liver.

You've heard of Fatty Liver? Poisonous compounds, what we breath, constant exposure to free radicals. The Liver has to overcome all of these substances, and make them less harmful. Liverite Products has Liver Aid with Milk Thistle, also with Silymarin, a very potent form of Milk Thistle, also has the Lipotropics, B12, and Aminos, and Choline and Inositol. Quite a combination. The Great DeFatter. The burden that is suffered by the Liver is enormous and overwhelming. Cumulative effects of constant exposure to all of your cells. Dr. Christophers Liver And Gall Bladder Formula could even help with flushing out gall stones and eliminates toxins and poisons. Here they are! As if you didn't know this! Pesticides, Fungicides, Propylene Glycol, Heavy Metals, Motor Vehicle Fumes, Hydrogenated Oils, etc. The liver regards all of this as toxins and attempts to detoxify to prevent cell damages. Bupleurum Liver Cleanse by Planetary Formulas, a program that goes way back in time and because this is of world wide importance now, the natural cleansing of the Liver combines these Chinese 5000 year Herbs, written about in the Materia Medica as Yin and Yang Harmony.
Toxic Liver Syndrome is actually impossible to escape entirely, because of all the dumping in our environment. Now Foods has Liver Support in Tincture, for those that need support in liquid. a combo of well known Liver Support Herbs. And this one's a Killer-Herb from South America, called Agaricus Bio Blazei by Atlas World USA. Now Foods has a very well researched formula called AHCC, comes in caps and powder. A complete Mushroom Blend of Chinese Herbs, greatly enhancing the Livers detoxification powers. How quickly the Liver becomes overwhelmed! Lets look at Liver Dysfunction Syndrome- Dark Circles, Bags under the Eyes, Intolerance to Sugar, Starches and Alcohol, Chemical Sensitivity, Very Pasty Skin, Intolerance to everything including Multiple Sensitivities. Your Liver just can't handle all of this, it has enough to do with just every day onslaughts filtering a quart of blood every minute and carrying out the body's fuel supply into the blood stream.

Here's a fairly new weapon Futurebiotics Antioxident Superfoods. They are Premier Ones, Bio Vine, a patented Grape Seed, Extract, Resveratrol, combo of Grape Seeds and Skin, PomElla, Pomegranate Extract, has ORAC units of 5000 This is Liver Protection of free radicals. Futurebiotics also has the Vital Greens, with Wheat Grass, Spirulina, Chlorella, Barley Greens in a 375 concentration of Tabs. You see how right Mom was, when she told us to eat all our Veggies. Klamath Blue Green Algae also in caps, also Acid and Alkaline Balance. Here's your Oxygen! While Peter Gillhams Natural Vitality Formulas has Kidney Rejuvenator, Liver and Kidney work together as one unit. Helping the Blood flow with Cedar Leaves, Lycci Fruit, supporting vital functions as well as Hair and Eyes, according to Chinese Herbology (Called Kidney Essence) Liver Rejuvenator by Peter Gillham, also a combo of Chinese Herbs & American. You can do both for excellent results. And the one everyone knows about, Nature's Way Thisilyn Extract, a 2X one. Helps to build up Liver Enzymes. In order that it can carry out at least 500 functions, we need to continue to strengthen all our organs, Bio Strath Liquid, an Immune enhancer in a raw Honey Blend of 15 Herbs helping strengthen your liver and gives protection and endurance. Biotec Foods Has A Chewable Antioxdant with that SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) Pay Attention-That's in all your Greens. Has Desiccated Liver too.

All this in good percentages. Ayurceutics has Mangosteen in Caps, incase any of you have tried the Liquid! Another Liver Enhancer. Children also need Liver help. Kids Immune Protect Liquid by Source Naturals, Nature's Way also has the Primadophalus & Bifidus in Freeze Dried for poor food choices and other issues. Dynamic Labs has a Dolphalus with Noni in yummi flavor of Apple Strawberry. For Pets, Nature's Answer has a Liquid Pets-K-9 for Harmony, easy to take. American Liver Foundation in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, ranks it the Third Disease for youngish Americans, includes all Liver disorders, Hepatites and Cirrhoses, from inflammation, swelling and fatty degeneration. The Liver is the storehouse of Life. Liver Heal Thyself, Let's live the Lifestyle to do so!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    describe how products from the salivary glands,stomach,pancreas,and liver aid in the process of digestion in?
    describe how products from the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and liver aid in the process of digestion in human?

    • ANSWER:
      Salivary glands produce saliva containing amylase which breaks down amylose. The pancreas releases amylase into the stomach to further break down starch molecules. Islet cells in the pancrease release insulin to convert excess glucose to glycogen. The liver produces bile which is stored in the gall bladder and released into the stomach, and the function of bile is to emulsify fats in food to increase surface area which allows easier absorption of fat.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do liver cleansing supplements work. I just started on Liverrite Liver Aid w/ Milk Thistle?
    I took the first two capsules so far. I am just wondering how does it actually work? Am I going to poop out stones or go to the bathroom more or how am I going to know that it is actually working?

    • ANSWER:
      In and of itself, Milk Thistle and other liver supporting items actually nourish the liver. When the liver is healthier, it's able to clean itself out and clean out the body more efficiently, which is what helps clean in general.
      Most people don't notice a major difference in their stools, but for bigger liver cleansers, they tend to notice more toxins coming out in their stools as more of a yellow tint to their stools. It's not very common to find stones or to poop more with liver cleanses (unless they have a lot of extra fiber to help clean the colon as well), but it depends on what kind of toxins and junk are in your body that need to be cleaned out.

      I like the mental image of a child that doesn't want to do chores... you give them the treat they want and they can work easier to clean themselves and clean their room. ;-) Regardless of how you look at it, that's the nature of what it does. I hope I helped!

  3. QUESTION:
    The liver and gall bladder aid in the digestion of which nutrients?
    The liver and gall bladder aid in the digestion of which nutrients? for example, fat, protein, starch and so on
    so cud you answer like this
    liver: blah blah blah
    gall bladder: blah blah blah
    thx alot!

    • ANSWER:
      I think the gall bladder stores bile (made by the liver) which digests fats. I'm sure the liver digests a variety of things too, though I can't remember exactly what. Sorry.

  4. QUESTION:
    How does the frog's liver aid in digestion?

    • ANSWER:
      The liver is the largest gland in the body. It destroys old red blood cells and converts them into bilirubin and biliverdin, which along with bile salts form bile. Bile is stored in the gallbladder before entering the small intestine, where it emulsifies fats. The liver also stores glucose as glycogen after eating. Between meals when the blood glucose level decreases it converts the glycogen back into glucose. Glucose is the energy source for metabolism. The liver produces urea from the breakdown of amino acids. Urea is the main waste product in urine. The liver makes blood proteins such as albumin, which help to maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance of the bloodstream. The liver also detoxifies the blood by removing poisonous substances.

      The liver acts as the gatekeeper of the digestive system. Once nutrient molecules have been absorbed by the small intestine, they enter the hepatic portal vein, which carries them to the liver. As the blood passes through the liver, it removes poisonous substances and works to keep the contents of the blood constant.

  5. QUESTION:
    How does the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and salivary glands aid in digestion?
    How does the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and salivary glands aid in digestion?

    • ANSWER:
      Liver:
      The liver converts excess glucose to glycogen, which is then sotred. If there is insufficient glucose, the glycogen is converted back to glucose. The liver also breaks down excess amino acids into the carbon group, which is deaminated to form urea and is excreted.

      Pancreas:
      The enzmyes produced in the pancreas are secreted into the small intestine to help in the digestion of food. But keep in mind, the enzymes produced work well in alkaline conditions.

      Gallballer:
      Bile, a greenish yellow liquid, which emulsify fats produced in the liver are stored here. Bile is released into the duodenum through the bile duct when the gall bladder contracts. Bile speeds up the digestion of fats.

      Salivary Glands:
      Salivary glands secrete salivia, which contains salivary amylase. Salivary amlyase breaks down starch to maltose.

  6. QUESTION:
    How does the frog's liver aid in digestion?

    • ANSWER:
      The liver is the largest gland in the body. It destroys old red blood cells and converts them into bilirubin and biliverdin, which along with bile salts form bile. Bile is stored in the gallbladder before entering the small intestine, where it emulsifies fats. The liver also stores glucose as glycogen after eating. Between meals when the blood glucose level decreases it converts the glycogen back into glucose. Glucose is the energy source for metabolism. The liver produces urea from the breakdown of amino acids. Urea is the main waste product in urine. The liver makes blood proteins such as albumin, which help to maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance of the bloodstream. The liver also detoxifies the blood by removing poisonous substances.

      The liver acts as the gatekeeper of the digestive system. Once nutrient molecules have been absorbed by the small intestine, they enter the hepatic portal vein, which carries them to the liver. As the blood passes through the liver, it removes poisonous substances and works to keep the contents of the blood constant.

  7. QUESTION:
    How does the liver aid in Homeostasis?
    Detail would be appreciated.
    (:

    • ANSWER:
      I think a lot of what you need to know about the liver's role in homeostasis is here:

  8. QUESTION:
    Which vitamins/herbs should I take to aid in a liver detox program?
    I am 5' 10" and 150 pounds & I am in excellent overall health.

    • ANSWER:
      These Homeopathic Remedies are prescribed to enhance your liver and to help detox. SULFUR 200, BRYONIA 200 and CARDUSS MAR(St. Mary's Thistle) Q(Mother Tincture) SULFUR and BRYONIA just once a day together first thing in the morning and 20 drops of CARDUSS MAR in a sip of warm water thrice a day half hour before or after meals. No better tonic known for liver then these remedies Take them for a week and stop.
      No side effects or Complications.
      Take Care and God Bless !

  9. QUESTION:
    How does the liver aid in digestion???

    • ANSWER:
      The liver aids in digestion mainly by producing bile. Bile allows you body to be able to digest fats.

  10. QUESTION:
    which is better in the treatment and maintenance of hepatitis, essentiale forte or Liver Aid?

    • ANSWER:
      go to your doctor .. is better ❤

  11. QUESTION:
    I would like to know of a good body cleansing supplement that detoxes and is a good liver aid.?

    • ANSWER:
      Silky;
      An excellent idea with many health benefits.
      Milk Thistle is a specific for rebuilding/detoxifying the liver. Follow bottle directions and buy a well known brand. To speed up the effect, temporarily go on a vegetarian diet, with home made vegetable juices if you have a juicer. No commercial, sweetened fruit juices. Red beets are very beneficial for the liver and gall bladder. Shred the beets raw with cabbage for an excellent cole slaw.

  12. QUESTION:
    what does the liver do to aid in a womens menstrual cycle?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing....it is not a reproductive organ.

  13. QUESTION:
    how does the liver aid in digerstion in a frog?

    • ANSWER:
      all i know is that there peroxidase in liver (enzyme which breaks down hydrogen peroxide)
      hope that help lol

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there a drug/medicine to cure Hepa B? Is Liver aid/Liver min or Red Juice supplement can help cure it?tnx..

    • ANSWER:
      no unfortunately hep b is uncurable, if you have it and noticed it after a few years then yea you are stuck with it for life or until a new drug

      first, have everyone around you living with you tested then vaccinated.

      then seek treatment, because without treatment hep b often causes liver cirrosis and later liver cancer, which is now often a death sentence. with constant treatment with antiviral drugs, your chances of not getting cancer increase alot.

      make sure to not drink alcohol, take any drugs with "see your doctor if you have liver disease", and eat a low fat diet, because all these things may speed along cancer.

      there is evidence that an antioxidant in grapefruit whites (the bitter nasty part) that is very very effective at keeping the virus at bay.

      im presuming you are a chronic case not acute

  15. QUESTION:
    the liquid produced by the liver to aid digestion is....?
    is??...

    • ANSWER:
      Bile - secreted by hepatocytes and stored in the gallbladder. It aids in the digestion of fats.

  16. QUESTION:
    is it ok to have 2 beers once a week while stacking a pro hormone? and will damage my liver more?
    i wanna know if it will be a set back on my muscle gains and will it be ok if i take consume 2 beers with a liver aid....
    or any type of alcohol i can consume...like wine or something..

    • ANSWER:
      - hey Luis !

      - actually drinking 1 beer or 1 glass of wine (which ever U prefer) a day is actually really good for U.
      - especially in the evening after diner, cuz it can greatly improve digestion.
      - if U keep it 2 a minimum nof only 1 or 2, I don't see any problem coming 2 U're liver.
      O ! & it's a 100 % true fact ta-boot.

  17. QUESTION:
    please list the five transport systems that aid the liver?

    • ANSWER:
      If you keep asking people to do your homework, you'll never make it through Med school.

      Or worse... You might end up as my doctor. eeeee!

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the enzyme in the liver that aids in the process of digestion?

    • ANSWER:
      Amylase.

  19. QUESTION:
    Allergic to kool-aid singles??? Is it my liver? Can I reverse it?
    I seem to be allergic to everything!

    I don't ever remember my body reacting to everything and anything under the sun like this. I have severe allergies to peanuts and all nuts and can't even be in the same room as someone who's just had peanut butter, etc or I'll react violently, and will go into shock...

    I just bought orange kool-aid singles to flavor my water a little.... I use a tiny pinch of the single really... for one full cup.... and still have more than half of it left in the pack after having drank 6 cups or so (past two days)...

    However all of a sudden my face is itching!

    Is it normal? Could it be something else? It began itching today right after I had a cup...and yesterday the same thing.. just my face though...

    Is this something with the liver or is it just normal to react to things like this? Can I get rid of these allergies? Will it get passed down to future generations?

    Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, not sure why you think it is your liver (do you have an underlying liver problem?), but, there are a few things that could be going on.

      Ok, first of all, I am a paramedic, have dealt with allergies for 18 + years.

      Secondly, I too have allergies.

      Lastly, my allergies are FAR WORSE this year, including becoming allergic to tree nuts and eggs this year.

      Kool-aid singles have things in them that you may not recognize as a known allergen. There are so many different words for the egg in foods for instance---over 20!! And, egg is not highlighted at the end of the list of ingredients to alert people that it is in items.

      Peanut allergies are related to other allergies. This time of year, there is alot of pollen, could be related to it. Perhaps, perhaps not.

      Your allergist---not all are created equal it turns out.

      My last one told me to eat eggs and tree nuts, and avoid other items---I swelled up like a balloon. Turns out I was allergic to them. They didnt call me for over a month with the results of the blood work, and even then, after telling me I was allergic to them---more than I was allergic to hornets which they gave me an epi pen for (which I have needed several shots of epi in the past for---including double shots some episodes), they told me to go and eat eggs---and eat tree nuts, I should be fine. I was having problems breathing by then, and swallowing. That was a VERY stupid allergist/ENT.

      I see a new one in a few months.

      I just found out that there is TREE nuts in the hot cocoa I was drinking---never would have suspected it.

      Now, not knowing what other allergies you have, it is hard to tell WHY you are having the reaction to the koolaid. Could it be a new allergy? could it be ORAL ALLERGY SYNDROME? Could there be a related allergen (peanuts are legumes, and soybeans are legumes, so any soy item in the kool aid could potentially become a problem in the future).

      could it just be a reaction to the preservative?

      I for instance can not drink or eat anything with sucralose (splenda). It is chlorinated, and it sets off my asthma and I swell up like a balloon. I take an inhaler before swimming in chlorinated pools and will not swim in the chlorine is heavy or it is really humid and the chlorine is evaporating and hanging over the pool surface.

      Hope this helps, sorry I couldn't be more help.

      Good luck to you.

      Also, yes, it is normal to react like this to food allergies.

      Does it mean you will pass it down to future generations---not necessarily, although alot of docs say yes, some do say no. We really do not know.

      If you specifically know what you are allergic to, you can try allergy shots (or, they are trying under the tongue drops) to build up immunity to it, but, it does take time and dilligence. IT works for some people, on some allergens.

      Hope this helps.

  20. QUESTION:
    Liver Cancer Charities/Financial Aid?
    Hey guys, I really need your help.

    A very very close friend of mine has a dad who is dying from liver cancer, he was diagnosed in 2005. His insurance dropped him about a year ago and he's been perfectly fine until about 3 days ago when he just started to snowball. A new insurance plan is in affect beginning March 2009... but that might be too late. He only has his Dad, his mother being a neglective psycho-nut, he's got everything going in his life; baseball star being drafted by professional teams while he's still a junior in highschool, great GPA, and an overall amazing kid. The only thing is that his family does not have the money since the insurance company pulled out. His Dad is everything to him, taught him how to play ball in the first place.
    I need real solid financial or charity groups that we can contact, ones that aren't a scam and actually make the effort to help.
    If you have any information or contacts, please let me know.

    Thank you soo much
    thank you

    Lexi

    • ANSWER:
      Lexi,
      Sorry to hear about your situation. Ameriplan USA is the #1 medical and dental plan benefits company in the US. They will that person! Nobody should be denied! Ameriplan will not deny anyone regardless of an on-going medical condition! Please see the link below!

  21. QUESTION:
    What can cause a liver functionality test to be low?
    My dad had a liver functionality test done, and it came back low. He takes diphenhydramine in a sleeping aid to help him sleep. He also had a PSA and he got a 6.3 on it.

    • ANSWER:
      this doesnot make sense usually when a person has liver disease he has high liver enzyme and not the reverse

  22. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any foods or drinks that aid in the cleansing and healthy maintenance of liver and kidney?

    • ANSWER:
      when i was sick from my kidneys my doctor recomended that i drink 100% cranberry juice.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is anyone aware of any alternatives to "Midol" as an aid to an extremely painful Menstrual Cycle?
    My closest "Friend" has an extremely painful menstrual cycle each month. She also has a damaged Liver, which prevents her from taking "Midol"-type pain remedies, since they contain Acetaminophen, a damaged Liver's worst enemy. I need an effective alternative to Midol for her to take. Yes, I am aware of the possibility of Ovarian infection, and I am well-versed in a damaged Liver, as I have one myself.
    Can any of you provide her with an effective pain aid?

    • ANSWER:
      I myself suffer from horrible cramps and periods due to ovarian cysts. My dr perscribed me brith control meds to stop my ovulation. Without ovulation there your periods are lighter and the cramps aren't as bad. Another thing to keep in mind while on birth control Is there is no need for a period so in most cases you can take ur birth control 3 months in a row before having a period.

      Before starting birth control ask your dr and ask about taking them to not get periods every month.

      If birth control isn't an option hot baths with Epsom salt is a great way to soothe cramps and hot water bottles also. Excercise also helps lessen cramps

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I "refresh" my liver?
    I'm 28 years old. I used to be a heavy drinker and smoker for about 8 years. About 2 years ago, a doctor told me that I had a "fatty liver." He said that if I didn't stop drinking, I would die. I stopped smoking and drinking one year ago, and I stopped drinking coffee 4 months ago. I pretty much eat healthy foods (I try to eat a lot of artichoke, asparagus, and I only use olive oil, and don't eat fatty meats), and I exercise regularly. I've been taking Milk Thistle, American Ginseng, Vitamin B-Complex, and a Liver-Digestion Aid, but I want to know if there is anything else I can do to refresh my liver, such as dietary changes, herbs, exercise, etc.. Will I ever have a normal liver again?
    If I take more supplements, will it speed up the process? What dosage of supplements should I be taking, specifically for Milk Thistle and American Ginseng. Do these supplements really help refresh the liver?

    • ANSWER:
      There is an INDIAN MEDICINE LIV 52 tablets . take it.
      Take lemon juice twice daily. Take Sugar cane juice.Take Orange juice. All citrus fruits help improve liver.
      Homeopathy has very good medicines. Ask for jaundice medicines.
      Continue the medicines you have mentioned.
      For some time take fat free milk or skimmed milk.

      LIVER HAS A CAPACITY TO COME BACK TO NORMAL IN A MIGHTY WAY
      SO DONT WORRY YOU WOULD SOON BE NORMAL.

  25. QUESTION:
    what causes: liver problems,night sweats, weight loss, diarrhoea,vertigo, sensitivity to band aid and metal,?
    the person with the symptoms has been screened for hepatitis a,b, and c - all negative. heart function is fine. the senstitivy to band aids and metal costume jewellery is new. person has not had tattoos or piercings for over 15 years. person is 38 year old caucasion female

    • ANSWER:
      Could be lots of things. Take the person to a doctor.

      Beginning menopause might be the answer. Some people start it young and it does go on for years.

  26. QUESTION:
    s anyone aware of any alternatives to "Midol" as an aid to an extremely painful Menstrual Cycle?
    My closest "Friend" has an extremely painful menstrual cycle each month. She also has a damaged Liver, which prevents her from taking "Midol"-type pain remedies, since they contain Acetaminophen, a damaged Liver's worst enemy. I need an effective alternative to Midol for her to take. Yes, I am aware of the possibility of Ovarian infection, and I am well-versed in a damaged Liver, as I have one myself.
    Can any of you provide her with an effective pain aid?

    • ANSWER:
      Heating pad will help. Take a lot of hot baths. She may have a cyst on her ovary or endrometiosis. Both are very painful.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are symptoms of liver failure/disease/problems?
    I ask because I've been taking Tylenol almost daily for pain in my foot and then again nightly (sleep aid form) almost consistently for the last four years and I was just recently told that it could be damaging to the health of my liver.
    I'm 17, by the way.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Can anybody recommend a good OTC sleep aid?
    For the past month or so, I've had a difficult time falling asleep without the use of the sleep aid Tylenol pm. So far it's been working great, but some of my loved ones are concerned that I am destroying my liver. I know that Tylenol can cause liver damage, but right now I'm just glad that it helps me sleep. I guess I just need to find a sleep aid that won't hurt my internal organs...any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I have insomnia. I take calcium magnesium with vitamin d And I also take valerian root about an hour before bed. Works great. The calcium makes you pretty calm. I am an all natural herb chick I have done alot of research.

  29. QUESTION:
    Question about cat greens and liver disease?
    Our cat has liver disease.We grow the cat greens that you get from pet stores etc. for our other cats seeing they are indoor cats and use the greens to aid digestion etc. Is it OK to let the sick one eat those greens? Before she was diagnosed with liver disease she ate them but would throw them up most of the time. Our other cats throw them up but rarely.
    We dont want to aggravate her liver problems with the greens.

    • ANSWER:
      It's fine.

      Cats don't digest "greens". If you'll notice, it comes out of the cat (either vomited or pooped) looking just like it went in. (Gross, I know, but interesting)

      It doesn't damage the liver, because no part of it gets to the liver. It passes right out of the cat. Sort of like if they'd eaten a rock.

  30. QUESTION:
    How long does it take your liver to detox?
    I've been unhealthy for a while now. I eat fast food, take sleep aids, and drink alcohol on a regular basis.
    Bottom line, my liver isn't in peak condition.

    My question is how long does it take the liver to naturally cleanse itself? Does the length of an unhealthy lifestyle complicate the process?

    • ANSWER:
      You've been sucked into a bunch of garbage pseudoscience. Your liver is constantly detoxifying the substances you put into it. Within a few hours of consuming alcohol, your liver has broken it down to harmless compounds and prepared it for excretion from the body.
      Stop thinking in terms of "cleansing" the body. You've been abusing your body with this disgusting lifestyle, but that doesn't mean that you're "dirty," only that your body is overworked and run-down.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can I die from drinking too much kool-aid?
    My mom told me that if I keep drinking a LOT of kool-aid that my liver will turn red and I will die.. Is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      no, but it will reduce your sperm count and lead to an earlier case of male pattern baldness, it may also give you aids..

  32. QUESTION:
    what is the best over the counter sleep aid?
    I am pretty sure I am addicted to Tylenol PM lol. I know that the "tylenol" part of it is really bad for my liver and I have taken between 2-3 a night for about 4 years. I cant sleep without them. I have been on Ambien and it didnt work at all for me. Is there any other over the counter sleep aids I can take that really work? Or are the prescribed ones the better way to go? Thanks for the help

    • ANSWER:
      None are great. They are basically just antihistamines with a different label usually. I can't believe Ambien didn't work. Puts me out. Try Lunesta RX maybe?

  33. QUESTION:
    so the liver makes bile which aids in overall digestion of chyme but the pancreas makes enzymes that specializ?
    in breakdown of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates in the chyme?

    is that close?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    What drug has liver damage side affects for Crohn's disease patients?
    The question asks it pretty pointedly. There are multiple drugs for aiding in the remission of a Crohn's flare up, one of these drugs has very high risks of liver damage. What is the name of it? Please, help?

    • ANSWER:
      hi be, I am a female crohn's pt. as well. If you check out the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's site and post your question on their open forum to others who have CD, you will get a better response. They have a live chat & hotline run by healthcare experts as well as great stuff on surgery, diet, latest treatments, finding a local CCFA support chapter, etc.

      Immunosuppressants such as 6MP and Imuran affect the liver BUT if you have a good GI, he will check the liver for toxicity via bloodwork every 3 months. As soon as it starts to show signs, the med is stopped ASAP. I am speaking from experience when I was on 6MP.

      Definitely check out the site and post your question and look around to educate yourself about Crohn's. best of luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    What do you suggest i could use as supplement to aid mobility in my pony?
    I have a 12yr Irish cob who has a clicky hip, this don't seem to bother him until it rains or is damp. Then he can become a bit stiff on it, i do give him cod liver oil but is there anything i could use that will help make him a bit easier in his movement?
    What is the point Ashley B??

    • ANSWER:
      You can get a 4 way supplement that has hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, chrondroitin and MSM for the same price as many glucosamine only products. All four assist with arthritis, joint lubrication and act as an anti-inflammatory. Here's a link for one such product.

      http://www.valleyvet.com/hyaluronic-acid/4in1-HA

  36. QUESTION:
    how can I get financial aid for medical purpose besides Medicaid?
    There is not Medicaid for my dad and he needs a liver transplant but also he has two tumor on his liver. Is any one can give some ideas about this matter. I'll appreciate it very much for your cooperation.

    • ANSWER:
      Be informed. Go to web site of Web MD,AMA,ACP and American College of gastrentrology ans America Society of Cancer.Ask treating doctors many questions, go to medical library, see social services. Be informed and make information based on this

  37. QUESTION:
    What kind of damage can taking at least 8-12 dyphenhydramine hcl sleep aid pills a night be doing to my body?
    Could this cause sever liver damage? I've been taking them for almost a year every night. it's become a dependence.

    • ANSWER:
      Better talk to a doctor about this. Eight pills is WAY too much. The main damage is most likely to the brain and heart, but the liver and kidneys can get messed up also.

      - dry mouth and throat
      - increased heart rate
      - pupil dilation
      - urinary retention
      - constipation
      - hallucinations or delirium
      - motor impairment (ataxia)
      - flushed skin
      - blurred vision
      - abnormal sensitivity to bright light
      - difficulty concentrating
      - memory loss
      - visual disturbances
      - irregular breathing
      - dizziness
      - irritability
      - itchy skin
      - confusion
      - decreased body temperature
      - erectile dysfunction
      - excitability
      - cardiac arrhythmia
      - seizures
      - coma

      And yes, liver damage.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for HIV/AIDS virus to hide in the liver and go undetected?
    about 6 months ago I was diagnosed with liver failure due to alcoholism. the doctors tested for HIV/AIDS and the results came back negative. I am just wondering if the virus did not show up in the blood work, is it possible for the virus to have been incubating all this time (6 months)? or am I at risk? i figure since my immunity was pretty low at the time the virus would have shown up. please help.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Unless you have had unprotected sex, shared drug needles, or had a blood transfusion in a country that doesn't rigorously screen their blood supply for bloodborne pathogens...Why are you concerned about HIV?

      You drank your liver near to if not totally to death. HIV does not come from a bottle.

      And no the virus doesn't "hide" in organs. It targets the immune system and therefore it lives primarily in the blood.

  39. QUESTION:
    Natural alternatives to study aid stimulants like Ritalin and Concerta?
    Definitely no caffeine, no 5 Hour Energy, and no study drugs.

    Are there any? I was thinking maybe I should load up on B vitamins and Omega-3's...But I was hoping for something that will help me concentrate fast and be easy on the liver.

    • ANSWER:
      B Vitamins and fish oil capsules are useless. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you something.

      There are NO "natural" alternatives to Ritalin™, Concerta™, Adderall™, etc. But there are plenty of Internet fraudsters hawking scam products who will be more than happy to take your money in exchange for some useless ditchleaves.

      Caveat emptor.

  40. QUESTION:
    Are Doxylmaine Succinate sleep aid pills bad for you in any way?
    ...when taken at the recommended dosage, not abused, not taken with alcohol or any other drug?

    I just want to take one for my insomnia but last night I experience pretty bad back pain (which I think was kidneys) and liver pain as well. Would taking one 25mg tablet be devastating?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not think that 1 pill with that low of dosage would do that much to harm you. Maybe if it caused some fast breathing problems or something but i don't think it would harm you in anyway. Might ask b4 you take more though! You might be taking other things that don't agree with it!

  41. QUESTION:
    Can OTC sleep aids cause liver/kidney damage over prolonged taking?
    I have been addicted to OTC sleep aid for about 6-8 months now, I used to take 6 or 8 each night to get to sleep, but I have weened myself down to 2 per night and it makes me sleepy and gets the job done. My question is this, can taking 2 per night over a long period still cause liver/kidney damage? I feel a little weird in my lower stomach area and I've decided to just stop taking them all together, but I'm wondering what the chances are damage has been caused and if the body can heal that type of damage itself as well?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Always remember that all drugs you take weather it is an OTC drug or Prescription Drug goes directly to your kidney and the liver filters it.
      Trust me when I say that more people die in hospitals because of kidney failure due to so many drugs that has been prescribed for their medications.

      Don't be drug dependent. There are tons of natural/home remedies for your sleeping problem.

      Common side effects of OTC sleep aids

      * drowsiness the next day
      * dizziness and forgetfulness
      * clumsiness, feeling off balance
      * constipation and urinary retention
      * blurred vision
      * dry mouth and throat

      Taking sleeping pills too often can lead to addiction so you have to keep that in mind. Also, use sleeping pills as a last resort if nothing below helps.

      Below is a long list about ways to fall asleep. The list is so long that reading it might put you to sleep :-)

      What helped me a lot to fall asleep, especially when my mind was racing, was to lie in bed and listen to relaxation CDs, especially those that contain someone speaking with relaxing music in the background. The combination of voice and music is very soothing. Many of these CDs are available on eBay for very low prices.

      A warm bath is a great way to help you to sleep (depending on the season). If you can’t take a bath, you can give yourself a foot massage with slightly warm massage oil, sesame oil, or castor oil from a health food store.

      A helpful technique is to relax your body one part at a time. So you could relax your feet, your lower legs, upper legs, moving up from your lower belly up to your chest, etc., until your whole body is relaxed.

      Of course, guided relaxation methods can help. As vividly as possible, imagine yourself at the beach, in the mountains or country, or whatever is most soothing to you.

      If you have annoying thoughts that run through your mind when you are trying to sleep, you might have to talk to a counselor or therapist about that.

      There are herbs that might help you to sleep, eg, valerian root, chamomile, hops, passion flower, skullcap. However, what most people don’t realize is that it can take at least a few weeks for some herbs to build up in your system before they start to work.

      The minerals calcium and magnesium might be helpful for sleep. You can also try 5-HTP, L-theonine or melatonin. I would not take melatonin for over a month unless your doctor says it is ok.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it mandatory to take a pct after a pro hormone? what exactly is a pct? and what can i take for a pct?
    is it like a liver aid? can you give some examples of a pct?

    • ANSWER:
      Visit the website given below to get the answer for your question.

  43. QUESTION:
    my dauhter is disabled, I would like caretaker aid she is 30 years old?
    She is waiting for a liver transplant.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you applied for aid? I'm sure there is some available, at least there should be! I wish you and your daughter well!

  44. QUESTION:
    Where does the liver & pancreas fall into the digestive system?
    I know they are not part of it, but they aid in digestion.
    At what point do they aid in it in relation to this:

    Mouth->Pharynx->Esphagus->Stomach->Small Intestine->Large Intestine->Rectum->Anus

    • ANSWER:
      It would be;

      Mouth -> Pharynx (not really apart of the digestive system though) -> Oesophagus -> Stomach -> Liver -> Pancreas -> Small Intestine -> Large Intestine -> Rectum -> Anus

      Once food leaves the stomach and is heading toward the small intestine, the gall bladder secretes bile (which had been produced by the liver) and the pancreas secretes a selection of digestive enzymes which work on the food once it enters the duodenum (first section of the S.I).

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can i get activated charcoal for my liver?
    Rite aid? Walgreens? or is it only prescribed

    • ANSWER:
      You should find it at any reasonable sized health food store.

      Activated charcoal is usually for your digestive system, used to treat diarrhea or poisoning. If you've eaten anything particularly toxic, it could help remove it from your digestive system before it gets to your liver.

      Note that it will remove everything from your digestive system, including the necessary bacteria and use a lot of water to do so. You need to make sure you drink plenty of water while you are taking it and take some good probiotics for a few days afterwards.

      EDIT - Unfortunately, Dave still hasn't learnt anything from the numerous previous posts on this topic. Activated charcoal is not only used under medical supervision. If that were the case, you could not buy it over the counter. It is a great alternative to imodium for diarrhea.

  46. QUESTION:
    please please help i am failing sicience and if i get these answsers correct i can pass?
    where is the site where undigested food is excreted from the body?

    where is the site where food is ground into small pieces?

    what contains hydrochloric acid and an enzyme to digest food?

    where is the site of the major part of the digestion process?

    what receives juices from the pancreas and liver that aid in digestion?

    what absorbs water from undigested food?

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Helping the Liver!?
    What is good for helping the liver? Maybe herbal or otherwise.
    Is milk thistle good for the liver and if so, how does it aid the liver? What else could the liver benefit from? Anybody?
    Thankyou.

    • ANSWER:
      Foods that are healthy for the liver fall into two main categories. First are those that promote the detoxification process of the liver. And second, are those that are high in antioxidants and therefore protect the liver while it's carrying out its detoxification processes. Below are a list of the top eight foods that are considered to be good for your liver.

      Garlic and onions.

      Garlic contains allicin which is a sulphur-based compound needed by the liver for effective detoxification. Garlic helps the liver rid the body of mercury, certain food additives and the hormone oestrogen.

      Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage).

      These vegetables are very powerful detoxifiers of the liver. They contain chemicals that neutralise certain toxins such as nitrosamines found in cigarette smoke and aflotoxin found in peanuts. They also contain glucosinolates that help the liver to produce enzymes it needs for its detoxification processes.

      Freshly squeezed lemon in hot water.

      Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in a cup of boiled water first thing in the morning helps to cleanse the liver and promote detoxification. It also stimulates bile production, cleanses the stomach and bowel and stimulates a bowel motion.

      Beetroot

      It's a blood-purifying tonic that is also capable of absorbing heavy metals. More information on beets

      High-antioxidant fruits.

      Prunes, raisons, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, oranges, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, apples and pears. Antioxidants help to protect the liver from the high levels of free radicals that are naturally produced during the process of detoxification.

      Apples.

      Apples contain pectin that bind to heavy metals in the body (in particular in the colon) and help their excretion. This reduces the load on the liver and its detoxification capacities.

      Artichoke.

      Increases bile production. One of the jobs of bile is to remove toxins through the bowel, as well as 'unfriendly' micro-organisms. It has been suggested that 30 minutes after eating globe artichoke, bile flow is increased by over 100%.

      Bitter leafy salad greens (dandelion, chicory, endive, rocket).

      The bitterness of these foods helps to stimulate bile flow within the liver.

  48. QUESTION:
    what compounds are manufactured in the liver, salivary glands, pancreas, stomach and small intestines?
    and How do they aid in the digestion process in humans?

    • ANSWER:
      i'm assuming by compunds you mean digestive enzymes...

      therefore;

      the liver produces bile to breakbown fat
      salivary glands produce amylase which breaks down starch
      pancrease produces proteases that break down protein

  49. QUESTION:
    Is kombucha good or bad for your liver?
    I'm confused - kombucha is said to help promote liver function and helps the liver cleanse toxins from your body. However, it's also been said that drinking kombucha has lead to jaundice and liver problems when drank for prolonged periods of time.

    If you don't know what kombucha is - it's a fermented tea used for benefiting your health.
    So, I just want clarification as to whether or not kombucha is good or bad for your liver, being that i have liver problems (I've only had a couple kombuchas in my life, I want to know if I should start drinking them on occasion to aid my liver's health, or not drink them at all?)

    Thank you!
    How about ask a doctor? I don't have health care, I asked on here for a reason.

    • ANSWER:
      According to this site; kombucha tea does cleanse your liver.
      http://www.detoxyourbodytoday.com/liver-detox-kombucha-tea.html

      Natural News is a site I've been getting their newsletters for yrs. and they are "right on".
      Here's their article on kombucha tea and it's many benefits.
      http://www.naturalnews.com/024366_Kombucha_tea_body_sugar.html

  50. QUESTION:
    my dog's liver is failing...any advice?
    We went to the vet because my dog, who is a husky-german sheppard mix breathing looked suspicious. turned out his breathing was ok but when he got his blood work done, he had elevated white blood cells and might have cancer and issues with his liver. he is an older dog and seems completely fine but i was wondering if there was any medicine/food that can aid his liver just to help him along. Im so upset he is such a great dog and i know that everyone's time comes sooner or later i just want him not in pain and i want do do anything i can do to just help him be healthy as long as i can :(

    Thanks ahead for all of your answers

    • ANSWER:
      really bobby, is the spelling of the dogs breed is as important as the issue at hand? obviously this person is in contact with the vet, and is seriously worried about their pet. in the mean time, while waiting for results from the vet, a question was asked. i would go along with the holistic diet, as natural foods offer more in the way of nutrition and anti-oxidants that could help your pet regain a healthier functioning system. (Sorry, I just really want to slap the living daylights out of Bobby L.)