Explanation of and Help For Healing The Pancreas

THE LIVER FLUSH

What is the Pancreas-  its function purpose in the human body?

Pancreas: A fish-shaped spongy grayish-pink organ about 6 inches long that stretches across the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the abdomen and is connected to the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine). The narrow end of the pancreas, the tail, extends to the left side of the body.

The pancreas makes pancreatic juices and hormones, including insulin. The pancreatic juices are enzymes that help digest food in the small intestine. Insulin controls the amount of sugar in the blood. As pancreatic juices are made, they flow into the main pancreatic duct. This duct joins the common bile duct, which connects the pancreas to the liver and the gallbladder. (The common bile duct carries bile (fluid that helps digest fat), connects to the small intestine near the stomach.)  The pancreas is a compound gland in the sense that it’s composed of both exocrine and endocrine tissues. Exocrine function involves the synthesis and secretion of pancreatic juices. Endocrine function resides in millions of cellular islands (the islets of Langerhans) embedded between the exocrine units of the pancreas. Beta cells of the islands secrete insulin, which helps control carbo-hydrate metabolism. Alpha cells of the islets secrete glucagon that counters the action of insulin. (www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4743)

Diseases associated with the pancreas include:

1.  Pancreatitis- inflammation of the pancreas.

Acute pancreatitis is a rapidly-onset inflammation of the pancreas, most frequently caused by alcoholism or gallstones.

Chronic pancreatitis: A long-standing inflammation of the pancreas.

2.  Diabetes mellitus- The pancreas is central in the pathophysiology of both major types of diabetes mellitus.

Type 1 diabetes mellitus, there is direct damage to the endocrine pancreas that results in insufficient insulin synthesis and secretion.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus, which begins with insulin resistance, is characterized by the ultimate failure of pancreatic β cells to match insulin production with insulin demand.

3.  Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency- (EPI) is the inability to properly digest food due to a lack of digestive enzymes made by the pancreas. EPI is found in humans afflicted with cystic fibrosis. It is caused by a progressive loss of the pancreatic cells that make digestive enzymes. Chronic pancreatitis is the most common cause of EPI in humans. Loss of digestive enzymes leads to maldigestion and malabsorption of nutrients.

4.  Cystic fibrosis- also known as mucoviscidosis, is a hereditary disease that affects the entire body, causing progressive disability and early death. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, and most affected individuals die young from lung failure. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. The product of this gene helps create sweat, digestive juices, and mucus. Although most people without CF have two working copies of the CFTR gene, only one is needed to prevent cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis develops when neither gene works normally. Therefore, it is considered an autosomal recessive disease. The name cystic fibrosis refers to the characteristic ‘fibrosis’ (tissue scarring) and cyst formation within the pancreas. Cystic fibrosis causes irreversible damage to the pancreas, which often results in painful inflammation. (pancreatitis).

5. Pseudocysts- a circumscribed collection of fluid rich in amylase and other pancreatic enzymes, blood and necrotic tissue, typically located in the lesser sac.

6.  Pancreas divisum- malformation in which the pancreas fails to fuse together. It is a rare condition that affects only 6% of the world’s population and of these few only 1% ever have symptoms that require surgery.

7. Annular pancreas- characterized by a pancreas that encircles the duodenum. It results from an embryological malformation in which the early pancreatic buds undergo inappropriate rotation and fusion, which can lead to small bowel obstruction.

8. Benign tumors- Benign tumors do not invade neighboring tissues, do not cause metastases, and usually do not return after surgical removal.

9. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome- a collection of findings in individuals with gastrinoma, a tumor of the gastrin-producing cells of the pancreas. Unbridled gastrin secretion results in elevated levels of the hormone, and increased hydrochloric acid secretion from parietal cells of the stomach- can lead to ulceration of the stomach and intestinal mucosa.

10. Hemosuccus pancreaticus- also known as pseudo-hematobilia or Wirsungorrhage, is a rare cause of hemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract. It is caused by a bleeding source in the pancreas, pancreatic duct, or structures adjacent to the pancreas, such as the splenic artery, that bleed into the pancreatic duct. Patients with hemosuccus may develop symptoms of gastrointestinal hemorrhage, such as blood in the stools, maroon stools, or melena. They may also develop abdominal pain. Hemosuccus pancreaticus is associated with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and aneurysms of the splenic artery. Angiography may be used to treat hemosuccus pancreaticus, where the celiac axis is injected to determine the blood vessel that is bleeding, because embolization of the end vessel may terminate the hemorrhage.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancreas)

Pancreatic secretion is regulated by several peptides that are released from the gastrointestinal tract. The pancreas secretes about 20 digestive enzymes, which account for most of the digestion of dietary proteins, triglycerides and carbohydrates. They are also important in the cleavage of certain vitamins, such as A and B12-  allowing them to be absorbed efficiently. Because pancreatic enzymes are important, nutritional deficiencies can occur when this organ is malfunctioning.

If pancreatic enzymes are unable to pass into the intestine, they begin to work on the surrounding tissue, resulting in an ‘inflamed pancreas’, presenting as both acute and chronic conditions. Acute pancreatitis has several causes- gallstones (which block central ducts), alcohol damage, certain medications and infections. However, in 15% of the cases the cause of the inflammation is “unknown” (www.pancreatic-disorders.com).

It seems that pancreatic secretion is regulated by peptides from the gastro-intestinal tract. So here we are back to the ‘gut’ once again. If this area is not working up to par, many bodily systems can malfunction, including the pancreas. Digestive enzymes can be taken along with a B complex for stress and to stimulate the pancreas. Lecithin should be added, as it emulsifies fats and of course, probiotics never hurt.  Herbs that could be useful are: Horsetail, Calamus, Dandelion, Goldenseal, Juniper Berry, Uva Ursi, Catnip and Mullein.

(www.herbs2000.com)

Since blockage (of bile duct) from gallstones can trigger an attack, it would be wise to do a liver flush.  Never heard of ‘The Liver Flush’?  I generously pass this protocol along to you, with my blessings.  G.E.

THE LIVER FLUSH

If you’re like most of us, you’ve heard of this ‘liver flush’ before, maybe from friends, or health articles. After having tried many other modalities remedies and supplements to cure your particular ailment, you’ve finally made the decision to start where it-  “ALL” begins- in the liver.  CONGRATULATIONS!

I firmly believe that it is necessary to prepare for one week prior to doing the flush. Otherwise, it has been my experience that the flush will not be successful and you might be sick the next day.  Plan a day and mark it on your calendar: this will be the day you actually do the ‘flush’.  However, you must prepare for it in order to have success. It has been my experience that a Saturday is the best day for the flush, giving you Sunday to rest up and ‘be with’ your success.

You’ll need to purchase in advance the following:

Drink 4 cups of the Kidney cleanse tea per day and 1 tsp Para-Cleanse twice a day for 1 week prior to doing the flush.  Yes, Granny Earth does make the Para-Cleanse, a liquid tincture with the following- Black Walnut, Wormwood and Cloves. If you’d care, you can order it via- grannyearth@zoominternet.net.

1. Herbs to make the Kidney cleanse tea:  Gravel Root, or Hydrangea Root, or Marshmallow Root and several bunches of  fresh  parsley. You’re going to make enough Kidney tea to last you for one week, drinking about 4 -8 cups a day. The total amount of tea you’ll need is 2 gallons of the herb tea and about 1 1/2 – 2 qts. parsley tea. Please do use glass or enamel cookware and glass containers for storing. Make one gallon at a time and store in the fridge. Take it with you to sip on through out the day. Drink it first thing in the morning and last thing at night, more is better! Do not use any sweeteners and especially not sugar or artificial sweeteners! Buy the herbs dried (except the parsley) at your local herb store. You’re going to use 1/3 cup of each herb (gravel root, hydrangea root and marshmallow root) for each gallon of tea. You’ll also want to use distilled water. Here’s what you’ll need to buy for your week of kidney tea:

2/3 cup gravel root

2/3 cup hydrangea root

2/3 cup marshmallow root

2 bunches fresh parsley

3 gallons distilled water

Directions:  In a glass, or enamel pot, pour 1 gallon distilled water; bring to a slight boil. Turn down the heat to low and add 1/3 cup of each dried herb. Simmer on very low for 15 – 20 minutes.

In another pot, pour in 2 quart distilled water and bring just to a boil. Add one bunch fresh parsley,  that you’ve rinsed thoroughly, cut off the ends and chop up. Simmer on low for 15 – 20 minutes.

Cool both of these teas and strain through a plastic strainer or clean cloth, into your glass containers. You can mix both cooled teas together and store, or you could mix them when you’re ready to use, taking 1/2 as much of the parsley tea as the herb tea. Don’t worry about being too precise, or exact.

2. Just as important as the kidney tea is the Parasite Cleanse. For one week prior to your set day to flush, start taking Para-Cleanse. Shake the bottle before each dose and take 1 teaspoon twice a day, preferably not with food. It does not taste good, but get it down! Remember- parasites hate it too! Take the Para-Cleanse for 7 days prior to the liver flush along with the kidney tea. If you don’t, you may be sick the next day and not pass very many stones. A successful flush will net you thousands of stones of all sizes, and eliminate that right, upper-back pain you may be experiencing.

All week you can feel good about yourself for preparing to do the liver flush on Saturday: make no plans for after 2:00 pm on this day, or the next day either. Rest, you deserve it!

Okay, today is your 7th day.  Don’t take the kidney herb/parsley tea on this day.  Below are directions for doing the actual liver flush. It is important to stick as close as possible to the times given for each step.  Also, take no medicines, vitamins or pills that you can do without; they could prevent success. Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch- eat something such as cooked oatmeal, fruit, or Ezekiel bread; no butter or milk on this day. This allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver; the more pressure, the more stones you’ll expel. Be sure to follow directions exactly. Here’s what you’ll need for this process:

Epsom salts-  4 tablespoons

Olive oil- half cup (extra virgin)

Fresh pink (if possible) grapefruit- 1 large, or 2 small, enough to squeeze out 2/3 cup juice. Wash grapefruit under hot water, twice, drying between washes.

Pint jar with lid

Para-Cleanse- 1 teaspoon full (to kill parasites coming from the liver)

2:00 pm.  Don’t eat or drink after this time, or you could feel quite ill later. Get your Epsom salts drink ready:  Mix 4 Tbs. into 3 cups distilled water and pour into a jar; this makes 4 servings of 3/4 cup each. Set the jar in the fridge to get ice cold, making it more palpable.

6:00 pm. Drink one serving (3/4 cup) of cold Epsom salt water. You may drink a few mouthfuls of distilled water afterward to rinse the taste out. Get the olive oil and grapefruit out to warm up.

8:00 pm. Repeat by drinking another 3/4 cup of Epsom salts water. You haven’t eaten since 2:00, but you won’t feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done. Timing is critical for success.

9:45 pm. Pour 1/2 cup olive oil into the pint jar. Wash grapefruit twice in hot water and dry; squeeze by hand into measuring cup. Remove pulp with fork. You should have at least 1/2 cup, up to 3/4 cup us best. Add this to the olive oil. Also add Para-Cleanse (1 teaspoon). Put the lid on tight and shake hard, until ‘watery’. Do not drink this potion yet.

10:00 pm. Take the olive oil/grapefruit juice potion to your bedside and drink it now, standing up. Get it down within 5 minutes and lie down immediately. The sooner you lie down the more stones you’ll get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. As soon as the potion is down, lie down on your right side with your head up high on the pillow. Try to keep still, in this position, for at least 20 minutes. Go to sleep.  (*Note:  You can change the beginning hour from 2:00 to 3:00 or to 4:00, being sure to change the other times accordingly, i.e., 3:00- 7:00- 9:00- 10:45- 11:00  or  4:00- 8:00- 10:00- 11:45- 12:00.)

Next morning: Upon awakening take your third dose of Epsom salts water. If you have nausea, wait until it’s gone before drinking. Go back to bed. Don’t take this potion before 6:00 am.

2 hours later: Take your 4th (last dose) of Epsom salts water. You may go back to bed again.

After 2 more hours you may eat. Start out with fruit juice ONLY. Half an hour later you can eat FRUIT. One hour later you may eat regular food, KEEPING IT LIGHT. By supper, you should feel recovered. DO NOT plan anything for this day. Rest and take it easy.

Expect diarrhea in the morning. Look for ‘gallstones’ in the toilet with bowel movement. The bowel movement sinks, but gallstones float. They will be ‘ pea green’, indicating that they are from the liver. Sometimes the bile ducts are full of cholesterol crystals that did not form into round stones. They look like ‘chaff’ floating on top of the water. It is usually tan colored, harboring millions of tiny white crystals. Cleansing this chaff is just as important as purging stones.

Congratulations! You have removed your gallstones without surgery!  Remember, gallstones are made in the liver (not the gallbladder), by the thousands. By the time you develop ‘gallbladder pain’, some stones have backed up into the gallbladder, causing inflammation, and are then big enough to be seen on X-rays.

If you feel that you need further guidance, please email me to set up a consultation.  My fee is $40.00 for a ½ hour phone consultation-

Granny Earth, N.D.   grannyearth@zoominternet.net .

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