Miriam got on the scale, nervous. She worked hard for months to lose weight and is ready for the proof that what she’s doing is working.
She changed her diet, worked out daily, avoided sugar, and started new diet pills.
Miriam looked down at the scale and saw that her weight had barely gone down. Her hard work was for nothing! I have been in her shoes, feeling frustrated and dejected.
Why do so many of us suffer from mystery weight gain and weight that seems impossible to lose?
Weight issues feel like an unsolvable mystery. If I asked you to list ten different weight loss diets, you likely could, and none of them is the silver bullet they claim to be. They work for some people and not for others.
New trendy diets hit the mainstream constantly, yet weight issues persist. Let’s face it; if there were a mainstream solution that actually solved weight issues, everyone would be at their ideal weight. Case closed.
We hear theories from experts like “slow metabolism,” “thyroid and hormone imbalances,” “too many carbs,” “lack of exercise,” and “lack of moderation.”
But some thin people barely exercise, and many overweight people monitor every calorie. Many women with thyroid disorders have no trouble with their weight.
The truth that almost everyone is missing is that weight issues all point to the liver.
Answers At Last
Why can some 70-year-olds eat cookies for lunch and cake for dinner and not gain an ounce, while some 25-year-olds can’t stop gaining weight?
It all comes down to how healthy and resilient your liver is. I’ve seen this truth play out in countless clients of mine of all ages.
In Liver Rescue by Anthony William, the Medical Medium ®, we learn that the liver has an important storage function, but its capacity to store fats and poisons has limits. Once the liver hits its limit, it can no longer filter your blood and store excess fat effectively.
This leads to fats accumulating around the liver, throughout the intestinal tract, around the heart, and even in the brain!
We hear everywhere that sugar makes us fat.
This is a myth
Fat makes us fat. Sound too obvious to be true? Read on.
Most people only eat sugar with fats (cake, cookies, buttery mashed potatoes). Chocolate has sugar but is often packed with fats – milk, nut milk, or cacao butter.
The carbs from your pizza crust aren’t the problem; the fatty layers of cheese, the greasy meat, or tablespoons of olive oil are causing problems.
The liver has to work much harder to process fats, which weakens the liver over time. As the liver loses its ability to process fats and toxins, it weakens, and the lymphatic system has to pick up the slack. As toxins move into the lymph, fluid retention sets in – what many call “water weight.”
You may be 40 pounds overweight, and 15 of those pounds could be cloudy fluid trapped in your lymphatic system.
A weak liver also tends to mean a weak thyroid. Our livers often harbor viral pathogens that eventually target the thyroid. This explains the thyroid connection many in the medical industry claim is the cause of weight issues when it stems from the liver.
Tools That Work
The good news is there are easy ways to start healing your liver. Below are the top five steps you can take today to address weight issues and reclaim your body.
Lower your fat intake
We have been trained to see fats as healthy – and they can be! – but we eat WAY more than we need to.
As the liver works overtime to process high-fat meals, weight gain can set in. The fats in fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens are enough for our bodies – the rest is extra.
Try limiting or cutting out high-fat foods (even “healthy” ones!) like eggs, milk, dairy, nuts, oils, pork, ice cream, cream, butter, tofu, and nut butter until lunch or even until dinner. You might feel so great you take it further.
You may remember my August article about the power of hydration. Proper hydration facilitates detox and is huge for the liver.
The most effective hydration tools include lemon water, coconut water (avoid if pink or red), celery juice, cucumber juice, other fresh juices, and raw fruits and vegetables.
Looking for a quick win? Aim for two liters of lemon water daily (one whole juiced lemon per liter), ideally on an empty stomach between meals.
Apply effective cleansing protocols
Our bodies do not naturally detox enough to cope with the toxins in today’s world. I’ve supported thousands of clients with cleansing tools offered by the Medical Medium ® book series. Check out Cleanse to Heal, which is my cleanse bible.
These protocols work with your body to release toxins, restore your organs, and rebuild the nutrient reserves your body craves to perform at its best.
Remove problem (inflammatory) foods. I could spend several articles digging into problematic foods and why to avoid them. You can learn more by visiting my website.
Avoid natural flavors, artificial flavors, citric acid, caffeine and energy drinks, alcohol, pork, eggs, dairy, gluten, fish oil, collagen, chlorella, corn, genetically modified foods (GMOs), canola oil, aspartame, soy, and artificial sweeteners.
I recommend to my clients to remove as many as possible to speed up the healing process.
Boost your immune system
Viruses like Epstein-Barr (which affects almost all of us) love to make their home in the liver, where they consume toxins for fuel. Boosting immunity weakens viruses and strengthens the liver.
Top immune supplements include liquid zinc sulfate, vitamin C (as Micro-C), vitamin B12 (with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin), L-lysine, alcohol-free tinctures of lemon balm, cat’s claw (avoid this one if pregnant!), and licorice root, and sovereign silver.
Increase immune-boosting foods and herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, basil, raw garlic, onions, ginger, turmeric, and chaga tea.
Cutting Through the Confusion
Struggling with weight issues can be isolation and full of frustration. So often, we blame ourselves.
“I must not be working hard enough,” or “There’s something wrong with my body.”
We haven’t been given the correct information to work with our bodies to address the root cause of weight issues.
Once we know what actions to take, we finally get results. We get our sense of empowerment back.
Changing our diets and routines requires new habits, but that sense of empowerment is worth it.
As we recover our livers, we receive additional benefits like glowing hair, clear skin, improved eyesight, reduced risk for chronic illness, and more.
I hope you feel empowered by the truths explored here – truths I’ve seen play out across every client I’ve worked with for over 14 years – and I wish you peace and a thriving relationship with your body.
I have worked with hundreds of women helping them to heal their livers, reverse chronic illness symptoms, shed weight, and come back to themselves feeling empowered and ready to take on their dreams. You can too.
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