Statistical evidence to support that liver flush works to lower bilirubin levels.
My husband had elevated bilirubin levels since as early as we can trace back on his medical records during his 20s. But it was first brought to our attention in his 30s, when he was diagnosed for Gilbert’s Syndrome by our family doctor in 2012. In 2013, my husband performed the first of a series of liver flushes in attempt to address this issue. I compiled over 10 years of lab test evidence to illustrate that liver flush worked to reduce and normalize my husband’s bilirubin levels.
I am not saying liver flush can cure every case of Gilbert’s Syndrome – I will elaborate below on the diagnosis and explain my point. I will also explain why we decided to use the liver flush method. By sharing our story, I hope if you are in a similar situation as my husband, our thought process and statistical evidence can help you find an appropriate solution.
The Diagnosis of Gilbert’s Syndrome
Around the time our first son was born, we switched to a new family doctor who could look after the birthing process. That was in the later part of 2009. My husband didn’t take a blood test with the new family doctor until 2012, when he was found to have a high level of bilirubin in the blood steam. Our family doctor suggested that my husband had Gilbert’s syndrome. She also told my husband that there is no treatment for Gilbert’s syndrome, the condition is common and there is nothing to worry about.
I looked up Gilbert’s syndrome, and learned that:
- Gilbert’s syndrome is a mild liver disorder in which the liver does not properly process bilirubin.
- The underlying cause is the lack of a specific liver enzyme to convert un-conjugated bilirubin to conjugated bilirubin due to the mutation in the UGT1A1 gene.
- Gilbert’s syndrome often is un-noticed until later childhood or early adulthood in people who has it.
- The diagnosis of Gilbert’s syndrome is based on the elevated level of un-conjugated bilirubin without evidence of other liver diseases.
Although my husband had higher-than-normal bilirubin levels, there was no testing to confirm gene mutation. I do understand that a genetic disorder of such leads to excess bilirubin in the blood. However, the reverse isn’t true – having elevated bilirubin levels doesn’t mean it must be a genetic disorder.
I noticed that the lab test only shows the count of total bilirubin in the blood, which is the combination of conjugated bilirubin and un-conjugated bilirubin. I am guessing because most of the bilirubin in blood stream is in the un-conjugated form, the doctors assume that un-conjugated bilirubin is high when the total bilirubin is high. I am not a doctor, so I don’t know if this assumption stands, or why the lab doesn’t test the 2 types of bilirubin separately. We will never know. I just think that in order to diagnose Gilbert’s syndrome according to protocol, at least un-conjugated bilirubin count should be clearly referenced.
Because un-conjugated bilirubin must be processed and converted in the liver to become conjugated bilirubin by a specific enzyme, I can only derive that higher un-conjugated bilirubin means there is either a genetic cause or a functional cause for this conversion to not work effectively. Once un-conjugated bilirubin is converted into conjugated bilirubin, conjugated bilirubin will then be removed from the liver through bile into the intestines. If conjugated bilirubin is high, I can only derive that there may be a blockage to prevent conjugated bilirubin from being carried out by the bile and eliminated from the body.
My husband had elevated total bilirubin. It may or may not be Gilbert’s syndrome. I don’t feel the blood test was conclusive.
Why We Decided to Try Liver Flush?
I thought there was high probability my husband had an issue with his liver functions. Maybe the effectiveness of that said enzyme was compromised because his liver wasn’t producing it at the capacity it should or due to other factors, or there was congestion in the liver that reduced bile flow. In either case, I believed he should cleanse his liver and boost his liver functions. I held a very opposite opinion as the doctor’s, and I believed his condition wasn’t harmless and we shouldn’t dismiss potential liver problems simply because the abnormal blood test result is common.
My husband had taken various liver support supplements on the market, which include herbs such as artichoke, sarsaparilla root, milk thistle, curcumin, etc. Nothing made a noticeable impact in his blood test results.
At that time, I had known about the amazing liver and gallbladder flush for many years. Intuitively I felt he needed to physically de-congest his liver by flushing out the bile ducts. My husband agreed to it. If you aren’t aware of the liver flush method, I wrote in depth about what it is for and how it works – read it here.
Statistics Before and After the Liver Flush
I was able to dig out lab test records from as early as 2007, the year we got married. I don’t have access to anything earlier, but based on the historical data I did find, I wouldn’t be surprised if my husband’s bilirubin level had been high for quite some time prior to 2007.
My husband performed his first liver flush in September 2013. He went in for a blood test the next month. We were impressed by the test result – October 2013 was the first time his total bilirubin dropped into the normal range, <22 µmol/L.
He did a few more liver flushes throughout the years after. He wasn’t following a schedule with the liver flush, although I think it would be more beneficial for him to keep up with the flush more regularly. Nonetheless, his bilirubin level in the following years were all in the normal range.
The statistics and the graph show a clear distinction before and after the liver flush.
My husband’s bilirubin level had been elevated for at least 6 years consistently before the liver flush. His bilirubin was completely normalized after his first liver flush, and maintained throughout the years while he continued cleansing his liver. The liver flush method worked. The numbers don’t lie.
In my husband’s case, I believe he was mis-diagnosed for Gilbert’s syndrome as he clearly did not have a genetic disorder. But it’s worth noting that many people are likely mis-diagnosed given the diagnostic protocols the doctors are following, as stated above. We have to factor in family history, other illnesses and what indicators are actually relied on for such conclusion.
Whether you have a diagnosis of Gilbert’s syndrome or is simply told to have elevated bilirubin, it’s worth looking into the liver flush method. We develop many ailments through our life that we were not born with. I believe many health issues can be fixed if we bring our body back into balance; and they should be before manifesting into even bigger health crisis down the road.
In another blog post, you can find everything you need to know about the liver flush method my husband used.
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