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Facts about your Liver and Gallbladder
(Tortora, Gerard & Grabowski, Sandra Principles of Anatomy and Physiology NY:Harper Collins 1996, 777-782)
Your liver is the heaviest gland of your body (about 3 lb) and the second largest organ after your skin. It lies on the right side of your body, just below the diaphragm. It has two main lobes, a large right lobe and a smaller left lobe. Your liver performs many vital functions for your survival. Here are 9 main functions:
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped sac about 3-4 inches long, that hangs from the liver. Its function is to store and concentrate bile (up to 10-fold) until it is needed by the small intestine to help digest fats and proteins. Bile is partially an excretory product and partially a digestive secretion. Estrogen is removed from the liver through bile and then removed in the stool via the colon in the digestive elimination process.
Steve Austin N.D. & Cathy Hitchcock, M.S.W., in their book Breast Cancer : What You Should Know (But May Not Be Told) About Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment 1994 (p.190-191) describe a study at the University of CA in San Francisco linking precancerous breast cancer and constipation. The researchers suggest that a carcinogenic substance might be lurking in the stool that can be absorbed through the intestine if the stool stays in the intestine for a long-time. They suggest that perhaps that substance is estrogen. This supports the theory that colonics, enemas, cleansing diets or liver flushes and parasite cleanses, can assist the body to overcome estrogen positive breast cancer.