Being knocked down with acute liver inflammation 9 years ago is easily the best thing that has ever happened to me. I was seriously unwell; lethargic, jaundiced, a digestive system that was shutting down and liver function tests (LFTs) that were through the roof. Things were looking grim.
I missed months of school, had extensive weekly blood tests and trips to specialist after specialist. I felt confused, angry and afraid. No one really had any idea what was wrong. Or why.
Long story short: I am so incredibly proud of myself and grateful that I had the guts to say no thank you to surgery and steroids and biopsies – and instead, I chose to give my body space and time to heal by resting, exploring holistic healing therapies and transitioning to a whole foods diet.
I am so (so very!) blessed that I was introduced to ‘The Liver Cleansing Diet’ by Dr. Sandra Cabot. As I poured through liver-cleansing information, recipes and tips and tricks (yep – 9 years on the post-it notes are still intact!) I remember feeling so excited by the prospect that my body could in fact heal itself.