Updated: Jan 20
It seems more and more people are being diagnosed with sciatica.
Why is this?
If you google "Sciatica Nerve pain" you will see MANY articles stating the pain is the result of a herniated disc or pinched nerves, but this not the case with MOST people.
Most doctors shrug their shoulders when you ask "Where did this come from?" They will tell you no one knows where it comes from, prescribe medication, and send you to either a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist to work past the pain.
And while I definitely support these professionals for what they do, many times this is just putting a band aid on the REAL issue.
Many people will have several bouts of sciatica, the pain comes out of nowhere and seems to get increasingly worse with each episode, beginning in the lower back, moves to the right side, radiates down the hip, legs and knees, rendering the person almost paralyzed for a few days until it passes...
Usually the same people are eventually diagnosed with some form of cancer later, or other major illness shortly afterwards.
Unless they make changes in their lifestyle and diet!
So let's look at some causes, specifically an enlarged liver.
What causes an enlarged liver? Certain conditions such as infection, parasites, tumors, anemia, TOXINS , heart failure, congenital heart disease, insulin resistance and diabetes, medications and even some supplements may all cause an enlarged liver.
Once the liver is enlarged it presses against the surrounding organs (pancreas, gallbladder, right kidney, intestines) These organs press against the nerves, causing right shoulder and neck pain, and severe back pain!
Depending on the cause, a liver that hurts may show up as pain in the front center of your belly, in your back, or even your shoulders and neck on the right side.
Even though it's the largest organ inside your body, it can be hard to pinpoint the pain from your liver. It's easy to confuse it with pain from your stomach, indigestion, hurtburn or even menstrual cramps.
The liver also has a lot to do with stress and anger. Physically, an imbalanced liver can create tight tendons, necks and shoulders, and emotionally it can lead to a tightness of the spirit.
The key emotions of the liver are anger and frustration.
The liver is the most overlooked organ in the body! Standard blood test will not show liver disease until it's at 90% malfunctioning! This is scary! Remember, your liver must process all medications, vitamins, herbs, and all food you intake.
The liver drives many of your body's critical systems and when it breaks down, your body will too!
Common and often ignored signs of liver toxicity or liver distress.
Eyes yellowish, brownish or discolored (The whites of the eyes)
Back pain (often diagnosed as sciatica nerve pain)
Sweet metallic taste in mouth
Severe menstrual cramps
Fibroids and Tumor growths
Menopause symptoms, particularly hot flashes
Varicose Veins (women who have more than 2 children are at a greater risk of liver toxicity)
Loose watery stools
Gallbladder pain, stones, etc. (If you are missing a gallbladder, your liver is DEFINITELY in high stress!)
Right shoulder/neck/knee pain
Heat radiating up or down the back
High Blood Pressure
Food or seasonal allergies (When the liver is sluggish, histamine builds in the body)
Abdominal pain and swelling (Commonly referred to in men as "beer bellies" and women as "menopause bellies" is actually years of accumulated toxins in the liver!
Best Foods to Cleanse your liver
Leafy Greens-Green leafy vegetables are high in chlorophyll and soak up toxins from the bloodstream.
Cruciferous Vegetables-Major sources of glutathione that helps flush our toxins from the body. Add broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower (organic only!) to your diet.
Fatty Fish-Such as tuna, anchovies, sardines and mackerel are rich in omega 3 fatty acid, reduce inflammation, and helps prevent the buildup of excess fats in the liver.
Garlic-Natural antibiotic that works on eliminating toxins from the body.
Nuts-Improves levels of liver enzymes. Walnuts support liver cleansing.
Spices-Turmeric is a magic spice that flushes out toxins and repairs the liver.
Olive Oil-Cold pressed reduces fat in the liver and improves insulin sensitivity.
Fruit and Berries-Grapefruit, apples, avocadoes and citrus fruit are good for gut & liver health.
Alternative Grains-Whole grains such as organic oats, brown rice, millet and barley are high in fiber and reduce the storage of sugar in the liver.
To achieve TOTAL health, cleanse your Liver, Kidneys, Adrenals and Colon!
Once your body is working optimally and cleansed properly, almost all diseases can heal and correct itself including CANCER!
Make sure to work with a holistic professional to ensure all your detox pathways are open before attempting to detox or "heal" yourself.
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Doreen Germany CNHC-Certified Natural Health Counselor