Function of Liver: One of the function of the liver is to neutralize toxins (such as drugs, chemical agents and poisons); but the liver does not store toxins.
The liver is not a storage organ for toxins but it is a storage organ for many important nutrients (vitamins A, D, E, K, B12 and folic acid, and minerals such as copper and iron).
These nutrients provide the body with some of the tools it needs to get rid of toxins. Poisonous compounds that the body cannot neutralize and eliminate are likely to be deposited in the fatty tissues and the nervous system.
Eating Raw Liver: Raw liver was used before by physician Max Gerson the juice was extracted by a special juicer to treat patients with pancreatic cancer but later his daughter, Charlotte Gerson dropped this part of the protocol because of the unavailability of fresh clean liver without bacterial contamination.
Now a crude liver extract injection or desiccated liver tablets are used in the current protocol. However, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, a New York doctor who treats cancer holistically, insists that all his patients eat raw liver.
Health Benefits of Liver:
- Liver is an excellent source of high-quality protein.
- Liver is one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin A.
- Liver contain CoQ10, a nutrient that is especially important for cardio-vascular function
- Liver is a cure for Anemia. For those who want to prevent pernicious anemia from ever occurring, the best course of action is to eat liver once a week.
- Liver help boost energ
- Liver is a rich source of vitamin B12 and folic acid.
- Liver has a highly usable form of iron.
- Liver also contains trace elements such as copper, zinc and chromium.
Note: It is advisable to consume liver from healthy animals–cattle, lamb, buffalo, hogs, chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. The best choice is liver from animals that spend their lives outdoors and on pasture.
Tip on How to Cook Liver: The nutrient in liver are very much affected by heat, so never cook it more than rare or medium rare to preserve the digestive enzymes and nutrients. When cooked too long, liver will be rubbery, chewy and have a strong liver taste. Soaking liver in lemon juice helps to reduce its strong taste.
Caution on Excessive Consumption of Vitamin A:
- Cod liver oil and other synthetic form of vitamin A is only necessary for healthy adults in very small quantities, but moderate to large amounts were found to cause problems and even contribute to birth defects.
- Natural vitamin A found in liver is an extremely important nutrient for human health and does not cause problems except in extremely large amounts. Chicken liver, which is lower in vitamin A, may be consumed more frequently. If you experience headaches or joint pains at this level, cut back until the symptoms go away.
“This post was originally published on July 10, 2012 @ 05:43”