Bilirubin is a dark yellow waste product found in bile. It is the result of the normal breakdown of old red blood cells by the liver. Excess levels of bilirubin cause jaundice, which is a yellowing of the eyes and skin. While jaundice is treatable, it is nonetheless a serious condition. In infants, untreated jaundice can lead to deafness, cerebral palsy and other forms of neurological damage. Adult jaundice may indicate liver problems, an obstructed bile flow or other undiagnosed illnesses.
Regardless of the patient’s age, there are numerous steps you can take to lower bilirubin levels and support a healthy liver. I will focus on adults in this article.
First it’s important to identitfy why you have excessive bilirubin counts. Causes may include prescription medication, an undiagnosed infection, Gilbert’s syndrome, anemia, gallstones or hepatitis. Work with your healthcare professional to treat the underlying issue.
Next, if there is not a medical reason for the high counts, you may need to take a look at your lifestyle. You may need to work on developing healthier eating and lifestyle habits.
- Avoid fried foods and cook with less oil.
- Add fruits and vegetables to your diet.
- Avoid red meat. Try lean meats like chicken and fish, and trim the fat from your meat.
- Avoid spices and salt.
- Drink orange juice and carrot juice.
- Drink hot water with lemon.
Lastly, natural is the best way to treat and heal the body. All the tools are there. We just need to stop the cause and provide the tools for our body to kick in all it’s natural mechanism for homeostasis. That is the only objective of our body, life through regulation of all systems.
Try home remedies. Be sure to consult with your physician to come up with a good home plan for your course of treatment and that the remedies do not interact with any medications you may take.
- Have an enema twice daily. Warm, highly concentrated herbal enemas are recommended.
Have 1-2 colonics per week until the condition clears.
- Drink bayberry tea. White oak bark tea is another excellent choice.
- If your high bilirubin count is accompanied by a fever, drink water with lemon juice every hour until the fever abates. Add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt to increase alkalinity.
- Drink Echinecea juice before every meal. Do this three times daily. Goldenseal is another option.
- Mix 10 grams of turmeric powder with 50 grams of coconut yogurt. Eat half of this preparation in the morning and half in the evening. Try this for 15 days.
- Mix 20 grams pure honey with equal parts of neem leaves. Add three grams of black pepper powder and mix together. Divide this mixture and have half in the morning and half in the evening.
- Take DCA (di-chloro-acetic acid) supplement several times a day per your doctors instructions.