we are on the verge of a liver & kidney crisis in this country if we don’t take preventative steps for better health
When our liver and kidneys stop working, we get sick and we stay sick. Unfortunately, when it comes to liver and/or kidney disease, many don’t express symptoms or only slight symptoms. This causes damage beyond repair in some cases.
Our liver and kidneys are our body’s main detoxification system. They help to regulate the pH in our body (healthy range is 7.5-9, so if you are below or higher than this range you should seek consultation with us or elsewhere).
The liver produces proteins that are important in blood clotting. It is also one of the organs that break down old or damaged blood cells. The liver plays a central role in all metabolic processes in the body. In fat metabolism the liver cells break down fats and produce energy.
The kidneys work to ensure an adequate quantity of plasma to keep blood flowing to vital organs; regulation of osmolarity, ion concentrations and body pH; excretion of wastes and toxins; and production of hormones.
Now that you have a clear understanding of the importance of both the liver and kidneys did you know that more than 661,000 Americans have kidney failure? Of these, 468,000 individuals are on dialysis, and roughly 193,000 live with a functioning kidney transplant. Kidney disease often has no symptoms.
And, according to the Mayo Clinic, Non-Alcholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) — or inflammation — affects 80-100 million Americans. Of that figure, around 30 million have the nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or scarring.
The liver breaks down harmful substances that are then are excreted into the bile or blood. Bile by-products enter the intestine and ultimately leave the body in the feces. Blood by-products are filtered out by the kidneys and leave the body in the form of urine. And, NAFLD is emerging as the most common chronic liver condition in Western World, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Toxic ingredients in our food, water and personal care products are causing malfunction in our liver and kidneys. The worst toxin is glyphosate, made by Monsanto and the active ingredient in popular weedkiller, Roundup, and it’s in many of the popular foods.
Independent research links glyphosate to cancer and it has been deemed a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s team of international cancer experts, according to Food Babe.
Research also indicates that glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor, which disrupts hormones and leads to reproductive problems, early onset puberty, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers.
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum antibiotic killing the good bacteria in your gut. Poor gut health is linked to inflammation and a whole host of diseases. As GMOs laced with glyphosate are commonly fed to farm animals, this could very well be contributing to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
It binds with vital nutrients in the soil (like iron, calcium, manganese, zinc) and prevents plants for taking them up. Glyphosate is thereby making food less nutritious.
Why would a chemical company add this corrosive toxin to our food? They are in bed with the Big Pharma. They are all working together to keep us sick, so we remain on medications. We are a profit center to corporations, nothing more.
What it all means
So what should these liver and kidney disease facts and figures mean to you? Well, in the next several years, we are going to be in the midst of a liver and kidney crisis. There won’t be enough of these vital organs to go around for a few reasons, including there won’t be enough healthy liver and kidneys to be transplated — if even available — and secondarily people won’t be healthy enough for transplants.
We are talking kids, parents and grandparents on endless transplant lists that will balk in comparison to the very short healthy donor lists. Hospitals and treatment centers will be overwhelmed, and people will die painful deaths resulting from toxicity overload if we don’t do something now.
Liver & Kidney Pain Symptoms
Liver pain is felt in the upper right area of the abdomen, just below the ribs. Usually, it is a dull, vague pain though it can sometimes be quite severe and may cause a backache. Sometimes people perceive it as pain in the right shoulder.
Signs and symptoms of liver disease include:
- Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Swelling in the legs and ankles
- Itchy skin
- Dark urine color
- Pale stool color, or bloody or tar-colored stool
- Chronic fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Tendency to bruise easily
Back pain could be kidney-related
Musculoskeletal problems are the most common cause of back pain, but occasionally, back pain can be a symptom of kidney problems. If you are experiencing pain that moves towards your side and groin area, or if you have a fever or urinary symptoms, then your kidneys could be the source.
You might feel kidney pain or discomfort as a dull, one-sided ache in your upper abdomen, side or back. But pain in these areas is often unrelated to your kidneys. Your kidneys are situated in the back of your abdomen under your lower ribs, one on each side of your spine.
Kidney pain and back pain can be difficult to distinguish, but kidney pain is usually deeper and higher in the and back located under the ribs while the muscle pain with common back injury tends to be lower in the back. Causes of kidney pain are mainly urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
With a kidney infection, patients typically experience fever and flank or low to mid-back pain and tenderness. Shaking, chills, malaise, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting can accompany kidney infection as well. Cloudy urine or urine odor may also be present.
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