It is a tough job for the liver to keep the cleaning function
of the body always in smooth operation especially with the
present-day unhealthy eating and drinking habits of people.
And, like any other machines, it encounters malfunctioning that
needs immediate troubleshooting. But unlike other machines that
need only oiling to run again, the liver has to be looked upon
very carefully or the entire system will suffer if it does not
function very well.
In youth, you might not notice the effects of malfunctioning
liver. But when you reach middle and advanced age, you will
discover that a lot of sicknesses are being caused by a
malfunctioning liver. The symptoms of a damaged liver are: dull
aching pain in the right side of the stomach area - often under
the shoulder blade, terrible pain at the nape, rough tongue,
unpleasant taste in the mouth in the morning and the appearance
of yellowish color in the whites of the eyes. Other than those,
a person with a troubled liver would also frequently feel loss
of appetite, dizziness and drowsiness after meals.
With these indications of ailments, the person is often
irritated and weak which could affect his entire outlook in
life. And this could lead to fast deterioration of the body.
Growing old would then become a burden.
But you can do something to prevent that misfortune from
happening to you. Aging doesn’t have to bring about all sorts
of diseases. It is not a reason that because you are getting
old, you are expected to feel all kinds of sickness. There are
times when you regret why you never heeded the advice to you
before and why you never paid enough attention to your health
when you were younger. Instead of dwelling on those regrets,
why don’t you try doing something to alleviate that condition?
No matter at what age you will decide to do so, it is never too
late. Sanford Bennett, a phenomenal celebrity for bodily
rejuvenation thru natural methods, has proven so.
In his campaign for total health rejuvenation, Sanford Bennett
devised a program of exercise for the liver to keep it in a
fine condition. The liver, being a gland, would respond well
when exercised. And an exercise involving tension of the
abdominal muscles will benefit the liver along with some
massaging techniques. But of course, before doing the exercise,
one must be familiar with the position and the structure of his
• First Exercise
There are three exercises Sanford Bennett described for the
liver. Feel the location of your liver with the fingers of both
hands as you lie on your back. Press the fingers upward past the
ribs. The liver can be easily moved and tensed because the
abdominal muscles are in relaxed state. Create pressing
movements under and upwards. Do this twenty times and
increasing daily until you reach 100 or until your condition
This tensing exercise is comparable to the effect you get when
you ride a horse. This is an exercise frequently prescribed by
physicians when the liver is not in good condition.
• Second Exercise
Lie on your right side and place your left hand over the area
of your liver. Position yourself with the head slightly
inclined forward and with the knees bent. This will relax the
abdominal muscles and place the liver forward. With your
knuckle of the thumb or the pad of a finger, press well under
the ribs and massage the liver.
• Third Exercise (Percussion)
Light thumping of the liver will also help in the healthy
activity of the liver. Lie on your left side which inclines the
liver forward and the muscles relaxed. With your right fist,
strike lightly but rapidly on the area. Begin with twenty
strikes and increase daily up to how many your condition
When the liver is properly taken cared of, the whole body
system is guaranteed to be in a good condition. And when you
pay equal attention to all the parts of your body, there is no
need to worry about your health failing. Take care of your
About The Author: The writer, Ismael D. Tabije, is the editor
of the e-book, “The Man Who Grew Younger: Secrets to Fitness
and Beauty for the Middle Aged and Beyond”, which can be
accessed at http://www.growyounger.e-mart4all.com. The book has
complete descriptions and illustrations showing unique but
proven effective exercises.