Scott: So doctor, talk to me about the liver. We've talked about that a bunch of times, but I know it's so important. What are some of the things you've seen in your practice?
Dr. Bob DeMaria: Well, you know I've been practicing since 1978. And 40 years ago, when people came into our office, the last thing I ever thought about was how their liver looked. You can tell my little friend right here, in the human body, the liver just gently lodges right into here. And the blood flows from the bottom of the body up through the liver, on the way to the heart. Well, because of technology, digital x-ray. We take our postural film standing. So when someone is standing, that liver is dropping down and we're seeing livers that literally go into a person's abdomen. See the liver should stop right here, about the lower part of the ribs. So we're seeing individuals, and I have this wonderful prop here, this is the pelvis, we're seeing individuals where their liver is actually coning down, into their pelvis. And what that does to someone, Scott, if I turn this around, that will literally cause their pelvis to shift.
What I'm going to share with you next is a secret. I passed a lot of secrets on to you over the last four or five years. Someone can have chronic low back pain because of a fatty liver and their pelvis moves. It is possible, as far fetched as this is, that somebody can have back surgery, have a failed back syndrome because they have a fatty liver.
Now what I'm going to share with you next is going to blow the minds of people around the world, are you ready? Fruit. Fruit. Fruit can cause a fatty liver. And I know that people that people read popular magazines say 'Dr. Bob I have a fruit smoothie every day.' 'Dr. Bob I have this every day.' Well because of our technology and we do diet sheets on individuals, I am telling you from my experience, people who do smoothies, people who do a lot of juicing, it places a demand on their liver. Because fruit is fructose. Your liver has to process it.
So whoever is watching us, anywhere in the world right now, and if they're having chronic health problems and if they love fruit, because people do love fruit, and I usually suggest to them, switch over to some vegetables, carrots, celery, radishes, cauliflower. That's what I eat on a regular basis.
So, I have another model. Don't you just love technology today with what we can do? So, this is a normal liver, this is an example of a fatty liver, and here's the gallbladder. So the gallbladder is your reservoir of bile. Bile is your body's dish detergent. Your liver makes the dish detergent, and it's stored in the dish detergent bottle. So cool, isn't it? So when they take your gallbladder out, they're taking your dish detergent out.
So I know that if you ever cook chicken at home, and you go to wash your hands, if you have even warm water, the grease doesn't go away. But you add your favorite dish detergent and guess what happens to the fat? It emulsifies. The liver is a key organ.
I'll give you a couple of examples of why somebody may have, or know they have liver disfunction. They'll have varicose veins, spider veins, hemorrhoids, and they can start having little red bumps on their body called cherry hemangiomas. Women will have tender breasts and heavy mensies. Men could have an enlarged prostate. Body signals for a compromised gall bladder usually would be metal taste in the mouth, queasiness, bloating after two or three hours after having a meal. But to me, almost the pathognomonic, that means like really specific for liver, gallbladder distress, gallbladder distress, is certain foods that create distress. Green peppers, onions, but it's the radish. I love radishes. I eat two radishes every day. Radishes are bitter herbs and what bitter herbs do, they place a demand on the digestive system. So whoever's watching us right now, if they have digestive distress with radishes, Dr. Bob just answered their question. Pretty amazing, isn't it?
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Could fruit really be the cause of certain pain in the body? Dr. Bob DeMaria demonstrates how this can be the case. Find out how your liver is connected and what sort of body symptoms to look for. Also find out about the role the gall bladder plays and what you might look for if it's stressed. Find out if fruite could be causing this condition!
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