Blame Your Liver For Your Anger
from NaturalNews Anger Problems: Try a Liver Cleanse 7/09 by Kim Evans
In Chinese medicine, most organs are connected to an emotion, and your liver is
the organ connected to anger. As a society, we see the effects of this quite
clearly, but often are unaware of what we're seeing.
Your liver is your prime detoxification organ, so it's the main organ
responsible for handling all of the chemicals coming into the body. But, if
your liver is unable to render a toxin harmless for you, it'll store it for you
to keep it out of your blood. Because this is common with 21st century diets
and lifestyles, with time, a lot of people's livers become largely storage
sites for toxins.
This produces a toxic liver and according to Chinese medicine, leads to anger
problems and to people who have problems controlling or letting go of their
anger. Obviously, the more toxic the habits and the longer they're done, the
worse the situation becomes. Habits that take this to the extreme include
smoking, taking drugs, and regularly eating junk or processed foods, or GMOs.
Anger itself is not a "bad" emotion, nor should it be repressed. Repression
causes problems too because repressed emotions linger in the body past their
time. The point is: the state of your liver can determine how you feel anger.
When your liver is toxic, you'll feel it longer, more intensely, more
passionately, and have a difficult time letting it go. It can become an
overwhelming, overpowering emotion that gets the best of you and those around
you. Of course, this affects your happiness as well as the happiness of those
Today, however, many people dismiss the direct connection between the state of
our body and the state of our emotions as trivial, because they don't
understand the depth of the connection. They don't understand that the state of
the liver is actually a fundamental determinate to how one will feel the
emotion, which therefore directly shapes how one will act or react to what life
Our jails are full of people who've spent most of their lives consuming
processed, junk, pesticide-laced, chemically-oriented foods, and who have had
drug and cigarette habits. Those habits mean that their prime detoxification
organ, the one that's associated with anger, is taxed beyond belief. Anger
problems are what you'd expect to see in people with habits and lifestyles such
as these, and we shouldn't be surprised when they occur so regularly.
Unfortunately, our criminal justice system doesn't recognize this connection.
If it did, a large part of criminal rehabilitation would be built around
cleansing the body and cleansing the liver to remove the underlying cause of
this emotion in a dysfunctional form, as the dysfunctional expression of anger
plays a large role in why prisoners are in prison.
Interestingly, a pilot study done in 2002 studied 231 prisoners given
nutritional supplements. The supplements alone reduced the number of violent
incidents by those inmates by a third, which reduced the total number of
violent incidents in the prison by about a quarter. This led the Oxford
researchers to claim that the effect of nutrition on behavior has been
underestimated. Unfortunately, the role of accumulated toxicity in the body and
liver from common diets and lifestyle habits - and its effect on our emotions
and behavior - has also been underestimated. So too has the need for deep body
cleansing to remove all of those chemicals and toxins from our bodies, once and