Updated: Jan 24, 2022
Contrary to popular belief, weight gain has got nothing to do with a slow metabolism. It's easy to blame it on genes, or people overeating and being a couch potato. According to the Anthony William, it's all got to do with a sluggish and fatty liver due to overloading of toxicity and a high-fat diet. Our liver is the unsung hero that looks after all of our organs, it converts all nutrients, converts them into something bioavailable then stores them. It shields us from toxins and heavy metals by storing them deep inside itself.
Ever since we were born, our livers can only function at 70% because we have inherited all the heavy metals, DDT and pathogens that generations of our ancestors had been exposed to. Then we are constantly bombarded by chemicals left, right and centres, whenever we can smell something, the chemicals would have made their way into our liver. Things like, perfumes, colognes that are derived from pesticides, plugged-in air fresheners, fabric softener, lighter fluid from the BBQ, gas fumes from the petrol station, fungicides and worst of all, scented candles. On top of that, unfiltered tap water is the greatest source of heavy metal exposure. If you had any pharmaceutical drugs, they also burden your liver with more heavy metals and other chemicals too.
Another myth that we hear is that coffee is good for our liver and it's far from the truth. Caffeine in coffee, tea and chocolate stimulates our adrenal gland which puts us in a fright or flight mode by releasing adrenaline, which flushes our brain, heart and liver and is corrosive, making our liver sluggish. Caffeine is also a main cause of adrenal fatigue, ageing as well as hair loss for women. In order to alkalinise the acidity of caffeine, we lose calcium from our bone which results in osteoporosis eventually.
Diets that result in a lot of adrenaline release are intermittent fasting and the keto diet, which further damages the liver and impairs its ability to produce bile to breakdown fat.
Contrary to popular belief, having a high fat diet does not result in long-term weight loss. As dietary fat wraps around nutrients and heavy metals, it stops your liver from absorbing nutrients as well as detoxing heavy metals. Even if it's good fat like olive oil and omega 3 from walnuts, all fats are detrimental to our health as they also lower our bloody oxygen level, suffocate the liver and oxidise heavy metals, impeding our healing process.
Inevitably, we all have various strains of Epstein-Barr, shingle viruses and streptococcus bacteria residing in our liver. These pathogens thrive on heavy metals, especially copper and they feed on butter, yogurt, cheese, gluten, eggs, soy and corn. When they poop in our liver, neurotoxins are released that short-circuit our brain, resulting in brain fog.
When our liver becomes sluggish because of all the toxins and pathogens, we don't produce enough bile or hydrochloric acid for digestion, resulting in acid reflux caused by bacteria. Bile is made up of minerals, therefore a high fat diet leeches minerals like calcium from our bones also. Even lean protein eventually turns into fat by our digestive process, therefore, a high-fat high protein diet is detrimental to our liver because it clogs it up and deprives it of oxygen, causing us to age quickly.
When protein or fat is mixed with sugar such as a dessert like ice-cream or cheese after a meal with protein, ketchup with fries, BBQ sauce with pork ribs, chicken with rice for example, insulin spikes causing weight gain and eventually diabetes.
When a sluggish liver can't breakdown fat, it gets clogged up and becomes a fatty liver, fat starts building up in our intestines, around our organs, in our arteries and heart causing cardiovascular diseases, which eventually show up as weight gain. So if you want to lose weight, we need to unclog the liver first. If we look after our liver, it will better take care of all of our organs.
If you want to lose weight, we need to stop feeding the pathogens with dairy, eggs, soy and corn in our liver and stop consuming caffeine. Stop adding fat or eating fatty food like pork or lamb that would block the badly needed glycogen that the liver craves.
Fortunately there are things that we can do, such as nourishing our liver while starving the pathogens. Here is a list of food that your liver thrives on: Arugula, asparagus, apples. artichokes, apples, bananas, berries, broccoli & its trunks, Brussels sprouts, celery, cilantro, cranberries, cucumber, dates, figs, garlic, grapes, mushrooms, leafy greens, lemons and limes, melons, peaches, pears, mangoes, oranges, potatoes, tangerines, papayas, dragon fruit, raw honey, red cabbage, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, green beans, radish, aloe vera, Indian amla berries, barley grass juice powder, chaga, inulin or chicory root.
Tea includes: hibicus, lemon balm, dandelion root and licorice. Supplements include: 5-MTHF, ALA, CoQ10, magnesium, B-Complex, L-Lysine, spirulina, golden seal, ashwagandha and vitamin C.
Our liver is our fountain of youthfulness, wellness and longevity. It is single-handedly responsible for protecting and rejuvenating of all other organs like our heart and pancreas. It's the unsung hero that is always looking out for us with all its might no matter how much we abuse it... until it gives out and can no longer take care of us, then it all backfires. Look after it properly like your best friend and it will look after us!