Liver Glitch, and MSM

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Don’t you just love it when some thing just “clicks” in your mind – and you suddenly have a clear picture and understanding?
It’s like convictions that God brings down on you…. I especially remember this happening when I was a new believer, and my eyes had been opened to my own sin.

Suddenly, I couldn’t believe the things I had thought were acceptable – once I knew God’s standard. I felt sick with myself, and realize how I needed a Savior!

Well, at my most recent doctor’s visit – we were talking about my hiccup with eating the chocolate on my birthday, etc… and how people with auto immune disorders, cancer, autism, etc often have digestive issues, etc. – and how their “liver glitch” also contributes to their lack of ability to RID their body of toxins.

Well, I knew that people with auto immune disease, cancer, autism “hung onto” toxins more than other people – and I understood the triggers that caused their system to misfire within their gut – I hadn’t really thought about how that all affects the liver, or what role a POOR FUNCTIONING liver played in the scheme of things.

However, for me and my digestion – it didn’t know what was going on before, and most of the time it doesn’t know. Even with a super basic diet or organic chicken, pastured eggs and mostly veggies – some fruit … MY gut is super picky… Stray from the basics, or get a little too much stress under the belt – and my digestive system comes to a screeching halt.

Obviously a stalled digestive system isn’t good for your liver, and that’s a normal liver. What about one that isn’t good at detoxing itself?

Yes, what happens if your liver isn’t filtering toxins at the rate it needs to for you to be healthy?

Your body begins hanging onto more than it can handle… and you can see how this quickly leads to various problems systemically.

Add in repeated bogging down of your system – over most people’s life-span – and this equates into big troubles for your body by itself. It simply can’t do what it was designed to do…

Between a leaky gut issue, and a liver with a glitch – MY body is unable to fight the way it was designed by God – and it’s in over load – fighting with itself, attacking itself… causing chronic inflammation (fabulous article here about chronic inflammation caused by DIET and how a healthy FATS diet like Paleo is the way to go).

So how can we HELP our liver if we’re in this cycle of chronic inflammation? Obviously eat Paleo, or auto immune protocol so you’re not ingesting foods that cause inflammation, and help your liver detox regularly.

In walks MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane).

MSM what? (read a little of what it helps with here)

Well, my doctor brings up MSM at my last appointment, and I hadn’t ever heard of it. You can bet I see it everywhere now – and in lots of supplements. There have been numerous studies on how it helps with inflammation and digestive issues by freeing up those toxins stored in your liver. Those with auto immune disease, cancer, autism, etc – can benefit greatly from it. It helps your digestive tract function more normally. Again, it must be done in conjunction with a proper diet – so you’re not sabotaging yourself… but so far, I’m way more regular, and appreciating the results.

I did have to baby step into it – I use the powder in my warm BRAGGS and lemon in the evening. The dosing started at 1/4 tsp for 3 days, then 1/2 tsp for 3 days… and 3/4 tsp for 3 days… all the way up until you get to 2 tsp a day. If I noticed any strong effects from detoxifying too quickly, I was to let her know – but so far, so great! I will be on it for 3 months, and I’ll let you know how it goes.

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.

Stand firm, then,

and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

Galatians 5:1

Posted on July 5, 2013, in Auto Immune Disease, Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. homeschoolmomremembers

    Oh, I needed this today. I put on the yoke of slavery yesterday and ate what I KNEW was probably tainted with gluten and dairy…and oh, I am paying for it today. Just like the Israelites, I had been set free for several days…’forgot’ what slavery produced and thought “oh a little bit will be ok….”. How long to come out of this relapse into pain, fatigue, nausea, and weakness?? I will be committing this verse to memory. Daily.

    • Oh *hugs* I’m so sorry – I remember those days earlier on. Now I really can’t mess with dairy and gluten… but it’s the other things I want to work for me – but I know don’t!!. I embrace where God has me for His glory – and like you said – avoid the slavery and pain of “knowing better” than to do that. I hope you feel well soon. 😦

  2. Oh— thank you for the info—- one of my biggest problems is my liver!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor thing is not probably ever going to totally recover– & a history of terrible toxic chemicals that I used for years– that have done terrible damage—– & I have to be soooooooooo careful not to over detox as my body reacts to the smallest thing!!! BUT— I love to learn new things to work at helping my liver– as my poor liver is what causes me sooo many problems– just being exposed to any chemicals at all throws my liver into a hissy fit!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! 🙂

  3. Sonda, according to my doctor – that’s a huge contributing factor to things like self medicating and addiction too! While I don’t drink now – I used to self medicate because my stomach was always upset! Maybe another reason why I had a low tolerance to alcohol!

    • You know every time I say something to people who don’t have an understanding of our health problems– & I say something about my liver & how bad it is— they all assume I was or am a drinker— it was the hair products & hair dye– I used in my salon that caused the damage for me–&– that is NOT going to be able to be fixed now– as it is permanent damage!! Oh– How I wish I had listened to those older cosmetologists who warned me soooo many years ago– but you know that only happens “TO OTHER PEOPLE– IT WON’T HAPPEN TO ME!!! ” 🙂 Isn’t that how everyone thinks — until it effects you personally!!!! 🙂

      • Well, my doctor was indicating that it’s more hereditary that some people just have livers that don’t function as well… they’re also more prone to have alcoholism in their family… auto immune disease, cancers, etc. I see with the upswing in toxins in our environments how much more common it is as well. Regardless of why it’s not functioning well, I’d love to help it as much as possible. My husband and I try to help others but our favorite saying (when people don’t want to listen about how their poor diet is making them sick)… is “Call me when you get YOUR auto immune disease or cancer.” Because in all honesty, THAT is when people are open to listening and change… and we’ll be here – ready and willing to help! 🙂

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