How I Lowered My Liver Enzymes Naturally
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In May 2017, my liver enzymes tested high. Wanting to lower them and prevent damage, I researched ways I could do that naturally. I began taking Milk Thistle, which is commonly taken as a liver support supplement, in December. As you can see in the image below, they lowered some over the next few months, but not enough to get into the normal range.
In March, my doctor told me he wanted me to stop taking all supplements except for vitamin D because he wanted to see what my enzymes would do. Again, in the image, you can see that my enzymes went up.
I decided to go against doctor’s orders and start taking a supplement again. Now, I don’t recommend you go against doctor’s orders, but I thought it was kind of reckless to continue to allow my enzymes to go up and potentially cause irreversible damage.
Keep in mind that I still haven’t seen my doctor. I was supposed to see him three months after that appointment in March, but time got away from me, and when I remembered I was supposed to see him again, he was booked.
My follow-up is September 26th. I will write an update when I hear what he has to say. He probably won’t be very happy with me. I do plan on being honest with him and telling him what I’m taking. He can look at the results I had during my two trips to the ER over the summer (another story I’ll post about later) to see what happened when he initially told me to stop taking supplements.
I had my follow-up appointment today, and he approved these supplements I’m about to tell you about! My enzymes are just a smidgen above normal, but I think with continued use, they will be normal soon. He warned me not to take these supplements long term, so I’ll use them for a while, take a break, and test again. But for now, no biopsy is needed, and that’s what I wanted to avoid.
What I’m Doing
The supplement I’m taking is Livatone Plus. I read the many positive reviews and decided to try it. It worked after just three weeks! The last result you see in the image was three weeks after I started taking Livatone Plus.
From the seller (The Liver Doctor):
• The world’s leading liver detox formula
• Formulated by Sandra Cabot M.D with strategically chosen ingredients based on her 30 years of clinical research in treating liver disorders
• Strengthens and supports liver detoxification pathways
• Can help to repair damaged and dysfunctional liver cells
• Potent antioxidant formula to detoxify the body of toxins and waste products
• High potency liver tonic designed for those for poor functioning or damaged livers
B vitamins and folate
Green tea extract
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC)
Other Things I Did
Juicing: I started juicing once daily about a month before my last test. I don’t know if that helped any, but I noticed other positive changes in my health because of juicing, so I’m going to continue doing that. The juicer above is the one that I use currently. It was inexpensive and gets the job done. I wouldn’t say it’s the best juicer out there, but for a beginner like me, it works just fine.
Organic Produce: Pesticides are liver killers, so we started buying organic produce instead. Our grocery bill did go up quite a bit, but I figure the high grocery bill is better than the health problems I’ve been dealing with. It’s a small price to pay, in my opinion.
Bone Broth: The benefits of homemade bone broth are incredible. If you have any type of autoimmune disease, there’s a good chance you have a leaky gut. Bone broth is believed to heal the gut, and when the gut is healed, everything else starts working the way it should. Making your own bone broth is so easy. Our family typically eats one whole chicken per week (at least), so we just save our bones, add them to the Crock-Pot with water, cook for 24 hours on low heat, and that’s literally all it takes. If you want to get fancy, you can add veggies and/or spices for taste, but really just bones and water is all you need for the health benefits.
Have you lowered your enzymes? How’d you do it?