Women's Corner | November 2020
By Michelle Yisrael
Liver and Emotions
In Leviticus 23, it is commanded to fast at least one day each year for spiritual reasons and as part of God’s plan to usher in his kingdom. However, there is a hidden benefit. Once a year, God allowed us to reboot our immune systems. He’s thoughtful like that. What happens, though, when we make intermittent fasting part of our lifestyle?
Recent evidence suggests fasting reduces liver triglycerides and increases the expression of genes that prevent fat from being stored in the liver. Fasting is also associated with increased lifespan and reduced risk of diseases, including cancer and diabetes. What are triglycerides?
They are a type of fat, lipid, found in the blood. Our bodies convert calories; it does not need right away into triglycerides when we eat.
These fats, lipids, are then stored in the body’s fat cells for later use between meals. When we make it a habit to eat more calories from high carbohydrate foods than the body burns, the body becomes high in triglycerides, lipids, fats (Slaga & Keuneke 2003). This state of being high in fats causes a health problem. It’s basic biology.
The liver is a vital metabolic organ, and its metabolic function is to process, break down, digest, make use of, and absorb what we eat and drink. The work of the liver is controlled by insulin and other metabolic hormones. It’s not just what we eat or even how much. New research is shedding light on the importance of when we eat. The natural health practitioners I interviewed all agree that fasting and time-restricted eating, also called intermittent fasting, reduce the risk of many diet-related diseases. Intermittent fasting benefits the body and all its systems. The practice increases explicitly liver metabolism and has miraculous fat-burning power (Slaga & Keuneke 2003).
According to a 2017 Health periodical, there are five basic ways to begin detoxing your liver:
- Drink a glass of fresh lemon water in the morning to increase electrolytes from your nighttime fast.
- Brush your skin at bath time to help keep your pores unclogged.
- Put Epsom salt in your bath water because our skin needs the magnesium contained in it.
- Help stimulate digestion and elimination by stretching and exercising . “A lot of digestive discomforts come from stress,” says Dr. Patz in the 2017 Health periodical, “so by releasing gripping and holding in the belly and taking deep, calming breaths, we can relax the muscles, allowing the GI system to do a better job, continued Dr. Patz”:
- Eat green leafy vegetables every day, at every meal if you can.
Medina Nance posted information about the liver on her Facebook page and permitted me to use This is what she said, If you have insomnia and can’t get to sleep at night, or if you wake up late at night and you can’t go back to sleep, there could be difficulties with your liver. Many may not be aware of it, but that’s one of the top ‘symptoms’ of an overloaded liver.
Since our livers filter the blood first and the kidneys last, they can quickly become bombarded and overburdened. The liver performs over 500 functions throughout the body. However, doctors are not advising us to cleanse the liver nor the blood that it filters. Generally, people take a sleep aid, a pill to help them sleep, and rarely ask or consider why they cannot get to sleep or stay asleep. Let’s cut to the chase. You will need some Liquid Chlorophyll, a Liver Cleanser, Milk Thistle, or an herbal combination that cleanses the liver. Not everyone’s system is the same. Many are on medications, so let me know, but it’s important to space any medicines over the counter or prescribed 1-2 hours apart from your supplements.
Take one teaspoon of Liquid Chlorophyll in 8-16 oz of water and 2-3 Milk Thistle or Liver Combination caps/tabs the first thing in the morning and again before bedtime, or at least 2-3 hours after your last meal. Do this regiment for 90 Days, and you can add Fiber and Hydrated Bentonite if you like, but only if you drink at least 2-3 quarts of purified water daily. Some may need an herbal laxative to push fiber, though. This should be done for 90 Days because our Livers are filtering 50-60,000 miles of Blood Vessels and a ‘Lifetime’ of built up accumulated toxins, lead, chlorine, fluoride in the water, and other toxins. Chlorine is said to thicken the blood and raise LDL cholesterol, synthetic, processed chemical-laden foods. When we add stress to the mix, we lose sleep at night when the body should use sleep as a self-healing tool. This herbal and supplement regiment not only helps you sleep and rest better at night, but it’s also a great way to help prevent a lot of things that ‘run in the family,’ those generational health problems that wreak havoc on our lives. These health problems cause Americans to consume 80% of the world’s pharmaceutical drugs. In China, they call the liver, the organ of emotions, things like anxiety, anger, depression, panic attacks, etc. are just ‘symptoms’ of an overloaded liver and a damaged nervous system.”
Consequently, the liver is essential for digestion, but it is also vital for the circulation of emotions. Emotions are energies that need to circulate throughout the body and not get trapped in one body system, especially the liver. The liver is considered the seat of negative emotions such as anger, envy, irritability. Possessing negative emotions like anger, envy, irritation, and frustration weakens the liver. Positive emotions such as willpower, courage, and enthusiasm need to circulate as well for healthy wellbeing. Both hyperactive and underdeveloped capacities for will, courage, enthusiasm also affect the liver’s health (Gallagher 2008).
One way to protect your liver from these negative emotions is by practicing maintaining a high fiber, a low-fat diet with little to no meat. Certain foods, especially the bitter-tasting ones, do a
lot of good to the liver, mainly by having a cooling effect on the fiery organ. Herbs and foods like aloe vera, neem, ginger, and turmeric are used for both protection and boosting the liver’s health. Green leafy vegetables, beetroots, carrots, and apples are suitable for the liver (Gallagher 2008).
Moreover, many places in the Word advices us to meditate on God’s Word and to pray. The regular practice of forgiveness, meditation, and prayer is a useful tool for protecting the liver against negative emotions and keeping them from being trapped and damaging. I interviewed a few natural health practitioners regarding the liver and emotions. When asked, “If you were giving a massage to a woman whose doctor diagnosed her having liver issues, is there a specific focus you would give her in a massage?” Natural massage therapy and natural energy practitioners had these responses:
“Laugh through the Anger. This is the short answer I would have us both focus on the emotions of anger and replace it with laughter. What life experiences caused such deep-seated anger that she can receive the lesson and laugh about it? Laughter is healing.” Hadassah EL “I would check in the meds she was taking. Certain meds you shouldn’t massage clients, like blood thinners. Then I would proceed if there aren’t any more conflicts.
Relaxation is important and helping client destress” Marguerite Wright Additionally, endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine.
To keep this positive chemical flowing through the body, one needs to laugh and exercise. The release of endorphins supports euphoric feelings circulating and helps us keep a positive outlook on life. Stress and negative emotions can kill; we hear that a lot, and it is a fact. Negativity increases chances for disease, primarily because of those generational health challenges Medina talked about. Endorphins reduce the body’s awareness of pain and act as sedatives. Endorphins are manufactured in the brain, spinal cord, and many other parts of your body and are released in response to emotion, which creates brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The neuron receptors endorphins bind to are the same ones that bind some pain medicines. However, unlike vital pain medicines, the activation of these receptors by the body’s endorphins does not lead to addiction and dependence. Rather, addiction to strong pain medicines changes the body’s perception of its natural endorphins.
According to Dr. Sunni, Emotions travel throughout the body. Still, anger, rejection, disappointment, other negative thoughts get trapped in the body, but they can be shifted and managed with detox and energy work. Thoughts are energy and can be moved or trapped in various parts of the body, including the liver. Meditation and prayer, and other energy tools used by a skilled professional help. A person needs to be assessed from the energetic level to see where the problem is coming from and where the negative emotion is trapped. Being an iridologist, I can look into the body through the eyes to determine the affected area. Though the anger, rejection, disappointment, and negative energy may be affecting the liver it is generally not only trapped in the liver but trapped in other parts of the body as well.
God uses meditation and prayer to control your thoughts. He comes into your mind, and it is activated through your brain, and you may even feel it in your gut. We call it our following our first mind. We know we are fighting spiritual warfare, right. We talk a lot about it but how do we analyze this war in and break it down into terms that could help us with application in our lives? We know that obedience to the commandments, prayer, and fasting are tools we use to fight the tough demons. Knowing where emotions derive and how to control them can also help.
“Let’s talk about roots”, says Arleasia Lee Custom Health Advocate, “The root of rejection is a strongman. that creates strongholds that have a very significant influence over one’s behavior, thinking and living.
Furthermore, we have to be open to him to pray to him and meditate on his Word. Thoughts are spirit. They help us process information using the relationship between our conscious and subconscious. It is the science of neuropsychology. In her book Who Switched Off My Brain, neurologist Dr. Caroline Leaf says:
Everything you do is first a thought in the physical brain. You think, and then you do, which cycles back to the original thought, changing it, and the thoughts connected to it, in a dynamic interrelationship. Therefore, if your thinking is toxic,
then your communication and behavior are toxic, and vice versa.
Thought promotes action with either changes the thought or enhances the thought so it become part of us or we reject it. We want to practice keeping the good thoughts and allow them to be part of us while we need practice rejecting the negative thoughts so they don’t become toxic. We can push them out of our minds by meditating on the Word of God, as it tells us to do. Scientist
are attempting to take spiritual matters and put them in physical terms allowing us to understand them scientifically. It is basic human biology, common knowledge. Information can be found in most science books. So, God is the ultimate scientist; all know belongs to him. The closer we get to the end, the more is uncovered. Additional tools we need to combat negative thoughts are in his Word. 2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ, “and Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is
stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” There is so much more ammunition we can use to fight this spiritual war with our “spiritual” thoughts in his Word. Just read it and apply the principles.
To sum it up, you are a complex physical being with thoughts, which are spirit, flowing through your body acting as energy sources that we need to learn to manage not only for the sake of good health but for the sake of eternal salvation as well. The liver is an important organ that helps to manage digestion as well as emotions and feelings. Detox your liver, eat well, drink plenty of water, and release your natural endorphins that help prevent emotions from being trapped, exercising, and laughing. Forgive others as well as yourself, pray, meditate, keep the commandment, strengthen your faith, and don’t forget to praise then repeat. Be happy! Be well!
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Leaf, C. (2007(. Who Switched Off Your Brain, 75.
Patz, A. (2017). 5 Little Ways to Detox Your Body. Health, 31(7), 83–86.
Slaga, T. J., & Keuneke, R. (2003). The Detox Revolution : A Powerful New Program for
Boosting Your Body’s Ability to Fight Cancer and Other Diseases. McGraw-Hill
The ABC’s of Daily Living By Michelle R. Yisrael
Apart from God there is no other power, believe and give.
Because He gave His son we have a second chance to live.
C alled into His fold with the chance to be chosen for a sure election.
Don’t fret when the world beats you down, let prayer be your selection.
Effectually pray as a righteous servant, in Jesus’ name.
Fools hate knowledge, so read His word daily, don’t play a fools game.
God will always help you when you put Him first often.
Hold fast to His knowledge and not swayed by every wind of doctrine.
Illuminate His word from within you and be a light.
J ust do it; be strong and of good courage; shine bright.
Keep your mind on Him and not problems of any kind.
Love Him with all your heart, soul, might, and mind.
Muse his might instead of murmur your weaknesses or fun.
No power or authority is greater than He and His Son.
O pen your heart and let “them” in.
Prayer and Praise will see you through all hurt, harm & danger my friend.
Quietly wait for God to answer when in doubt.
Reach for the word when you are unsure and need another route.
S it still in praise and worship when in the midst of any problem.
Thank God for all He does each day; be thankful so he can solve them.
Unify your spirit with those of other servants; don’t quit.
Victory over life’s challenges is yours in Christ; take it.
Worship God and give Him daily praise without fail or grim.
X ray your mind & spirit & cleanse yourself of things unlike him.
Y ou can use God’s power to help overcome all challenges and scum.
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