Normal liver function. The liver’s main function is to clean toxins, both natural and man-made, from the bloodstream. The liver also processes the food we eat so that it is made suitable to enter the bloodstream as nourishment. The liver has hundreds of functions to accomplish the many tasks involved in detoxifying the body, and is one of the largest organs in your body.
Liver malfunction. Being part of the digestive system, the liver is one of Candida’s main targets, so Candida sufferers usually have symptoms of liver malfunction. Candida normally has no place in the liver, but it is known to become invasive and affect liver cells. This prevents the cells from detoxifying the body as much as they should, and therefore abnormally high levels of toxins are found in the bloodstream and hence throughout the body. Some typical symptoms of this liver malfunction are:
Olive Leaf. Olive leaf is the best initial step for liver support as people begin the Candida program. Olive leaf’s benefit comes primarily from compounds it contains that are proven antioxidants, like oleuropein. As the liver must use a steady supply of antioxidants in the normal course of its functions, people with impaired liver function as a result of Candida overgrowth often feel better if they use olive leaf in the first 2-3 weeks on the program. People who identify with the symptoms named above should consider adding some olive leaf into their Candida program.
3 capsules twice a day with or without food is the usual dose. Dr. Humiston recommends Nature’s Way Olive Leaf, which contains 100 capsules of pure, non-standardized olive leaf. One bottle is sufficient for most people.