After my recent post on Ecomii’s Food & Health blogs, I realized that I always have a reason for writing about the topics I do, so why not share. Holistic Health Tips That Love Your Liver was inspired by my biological father. He died three years ago from liver cancer after having lived a fairly decent — though not necessarily healthy —life. He was a good weight, didn’t really overeat and didn’t drink much. It made me think about how many of us walk around with pretty “normal” habits and yet can still get afflicted with such a horrible disease. Could it have been prevented? Could he have been healthier? Did he have an underlying liver disordered that went undiagnosed? He loved hot dogs (read: fat) and coke (read: sugar) but would these two things really bring an active man to his knees at 57? Is there another aspect to consider? It’s hard to say. I wish I knew more about what was happening with him at the time. I didn’t find out about his death until two months had passed but it sure did get me thinking. What are the energetic implications? What meta-medicine theories can be tossed around?
The liver holds a lot of our emotions. If we are blocked, our livers become stagnant; without movement comes an opportunity for dis-ease.
It’s a regenerating organ and thusly is associated with transformation. What if we need to grow or transform and never do? What happens to the regenerative qualities of our livers?
There doesn’t seem to be one right answer in this case but I can tell you this: be kind to your body, address emotional concerns and always be open to growth and transformation.