is a signal of underlying disease in either the liver
or gallbladder, or both. It manifests as yellowing of
the skin, the whites of the eyes, and other body tissues.
Additional symptoms may include darkening of the urine,
nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, pale-colored feces,
fluid retention in the abdominal area, digestive problems,
rashes, and severe fatigue.
yellowing of the skin, eyes, and tissues caused by jaundice
is due to increased circulation of bilirubin in the
blood. Bilirubin is a yellow-brown pigment that is normally.
cleared from the blood by the liver and excreted in
the feces as bile.
is usually a sign of one or more of the following disorders:
Jaundice that occurs at birth is common but is usually
- cirrhosis of the liver,
- breakdown of blood,
- problems in the gallbladder or bile ducts (due to stones,
inflammation, tumor, or infection),
- and pernicious anemia.
If you exhibit any of the symptoms of jaundice,
seek prompt medical attention, including having blood
tests. Other tests may also be needed, such as liver
biopsy or ultrasound scanning of the liver.
During the initial, acute stage of jaundice,
which can last for a few weeks, consuming mainly raw
and organic fruits and vegetables and fresh squeezed
vegetable juices cane be beneficial. Continue this diet
for a month or more. In addition, to aid the liver and
gallbladder, in the morning drink a glass of warm, filtered
water with the juice of 1/2 lemon. Eat plenty of raw
apples and pears or grate together with yogurt and raw
seeds or seed and nut butter. Consume plenty of raw
green vegetables and sprouts to help cleanse the blood.
Try drinking barley water throughout day (to make barley
water, place one cup of barley in three quarts of water,
then simmer for three hours). Avoid all hydrogenated
and processed fats, deep-fried foods, sugars, and white
flour products, as well as hot, sour, spicy, and salty
foods, meat, fish, cheese, oils, and concentrated sweets.
Lipotropic formula and liver glandulars, along with
digestive enzymes can be very helpful in boosting liver
and gallbladder function. Other useful nutrients include
vitamins B complex, vitamin C, essential fatty acids,
and free form amino acids.
Geranium, rosemary, and/or lemon are useful
Combine milk thistle and dandelion root in
equal parts and add to a glycerin solution. Take 1/2
teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. Other useful
herbs include aloe vera gel, barberry, chamomile, dandelion,
gentian root, goldenseal, neem, parsley, rose hips,
tumeric, and yellowdock
Useful homeopathic remedies include Bryonia,
Cinchona, Merc sol., Chelidonium, Nat phos., Kali bich.,
Chamomilla (babies), Phosphorus, and Nux vomica.
The following juice combinations can be helpful
Carrot and beet juice with a little radish and/or dandelion
root juice added; grapes, pear, and lemon; carrot, celery,
and parsley; and carrot, beet, and cucumber.
If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of jaundice, seek the help of a qualified health professional immediately.
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