Can You Tell If Someone’s Liver is Sick Just By Looking at Their Face? : Exclusive Renegade Health Interview

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You don’t need to be a world-class face reader to tell these people might end up unhealthy if they keep these faces up…

What I have for you today is so different and so awesome…

I have no idea if you’re going to like it or not, but I’m so into it right now that I just can’t help but share it with you.

My guest in Part 1 of this 2 Part series is Jean Haner. She’s a Hay House author and a face reader.

Yes, a face reader. Basically — to say it modestly — she can look at your face and tell your personality, your future, and your health.

Think it sounds weird? Well, I did too, until I met her. She’s one of the coolest, most grounded people I’ve met in my time knocking around the health and personal development space.

I think you’re going to love this interview. During our talk, she talks about how the face can show your health, the 5 basic types of faces and a lot more. (Be sure to listen to Part 2 when I publish it, because she’s going to publicly read my face to show just how spot on she can be.)

Here’s where you can listen to Part 1 now (my thoughts follow)…

Listen to Part 1 here:

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Click the play button to start the call:


Here are my thoughts (please keep in mind, this is an interview that is a must listen, so my thoughts are limited here)…

1. I think face reading is so cool.

When I first heard about what Jean does, I was a little skeptical. I wasn’t quite sure that the face could project certain personality clues about an individual, nor did I believe that she could read them.

I was expecting another new-age pseudo-psychic lady who just sprayed guesses until one hit the target.

This was so far from the truth. Jean is the real deal.

My basic understanding of face reading was that certain parts of the face can show signs of good or poor health of certain organs. For instance the forehead is most closely related to the small intestines and gut and the chin is related to hormones (particularly in females.)

But once I met Jean in person and saw that she was a quite normal looking person (with a very non-normal gift) — I thought I should learn more about this.

Now that I have, I have to say that I’m blown away at how you can recognize personality from someone’s face. Stay tuned for the second part of this interview when Jean reads mine publicly. You might be just as surprised as I was.

2. I’d like to know about your eyebrows.

Jean mentions that the eyebrows are tied to the function of the liver. Thick and prominent eyebrows reflect a strong liver, while thin or non-prominent reflect a weakness in the liver.

I’d love to know what type of eyebrows you have and if you’ve ever had issues — or not — with your liver.

Now, just saying you have a good or bad liver doesn’t cut it, of course. I’d love to see a study that confirms what Jean was saying is true, relatively true, or not so true.

Regardless of the results, it would be hard for me to think there isn’t something to face reading since we’re intuitive beings that had (and still have to) rely on our instincts — or maybe a face read — to determine if we’re in danger or not.

Back to the health aspects of this, I recently was watching Dr. Oz (I don’t do this regularly, but caught an episode a few months ago) and a guest came on who could read the tongue to determine someone’s health issues. I was blown away by this as well, because within minutes the doctor had identified the health challenges of 2 women from the audience.

So if the tongue tells you something, I’m sure the face and other areas of the body are incredible sources of information. Any doctor or health practitioner could benefit from knowing how to face read — even if it’s just to give them a ballpark assessment about the personality or possible tendencies of a patient.

3. Which type are you?

Jean outlines 5 types of faces. There’s no point in rehashing them here, since she does such a good job in the interview, but I’d love to know which type you are. I’m definitely the second one!

4. I’m actually so into this I’m going to her workshop at the end of this month.

I know, I’m gushing about this stuff…

But, I can’t help it. I loved meeting Jean and now doing this follow up interview for you to learn what I did. In fact, I loved it so much I committed to going to her live training in Carlsbad, CA at the end of this month. I usually don’t sign up for events like this as willingly as I did for this one, so that means I’m into it. Here’s the flyer if you want to jump on board!

5. Be sure to check out the second part.

If you’re skeptical of this or are a scientific mind, you have to listen to part two of this interview. In it, she reads my face from a picture and, man, is it amazing.

Stay tuned!

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Jean Haner, Hay House author of The Wisdom of Your Face and The Wisdom of Your Child’s Face, teaches compassionate and affirming ways for people to understand their true nature and to look with love at everyone in their lives, including that reflection in the mirror. With her 30 year background in ancient Chinese principles of balance and health, Jean is well known for providing fun, fascinating and practical information that can be put to immediate use in your life.

Jean married into a Chinese family when she was in her 20’s, and first learned face reading from her very traditional mother-in-law. It wasn’t until years later that she discovered how tolerant her mother-in-law had been; since Jean had no “moneybags” on her face, she wasn’t considered to be a lucky match for her husband! She went on to study the deeper foundations of face reading with many teachers over the years, and learned that it has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with learning to be true to your nature.

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Mariel says:

    Wow this is so amazing! thanks for sharing all this with us 🙂

  2. Fiona says:

    Hmm the eyebrows thing is interesting. I have always had sparse eyebrows, well forever! I used to colour them in as a child so I looked like I had “normal” eyebrows, and honestly many of my family seem to have the same eyebrows. I figured it was a genetic thing. None of us have liver problems as far as I can tell… we just don’t seem to grow thick eyebrows! I don’t know if there’s a way of thickening them though (or if there is some actual health reason for this that can be rectified). That would be awesome because I hate having to dye and fill in my eyebrows!!

  3. Jim says:

    Hi Kev
    Jean’s face reading is an interesting concept. I have thinning eyebrows as a result of hypothyroidism and I understand that the liver
    controls the thyroid. I look forward to hearing the 2nd half of your interview and checking out the recommended web site.

  4. Angela says:

    Sparse or loss of eyebrows can also be caused from thryoid deficiency. This is a medical fact.

  5. wendy green says:

    hi kev. i love it! very reminiscent of ayurveda, i hear similarities. she nailed you! i’m a cross between the first and last faces. looking forward to the second part!

  6. Shaman'a says:

    Beautiful knowledge Sista!

    Learned this from Cynthia Copple in Santa Cruz, when I took an Ayurvedic Class series with her related to massage. We also learned lip reading and how to read between the brows.

    Give thanks!

  7. Lisa says:

    How interesting, I’ll have to have this checked out because I always thought my thinning eyebrows were maybe caused from my Thyroid.

  8. Jim McMahon says:

    I have a theory that we’re all basically big billboards of our health but we don’t know how to read the billboards. I have gray hair and I’ll bet there’s some reason, some mineral deficiency or some other physiological cause, but damned if I’ve figured it out yet. Still trying though…that’s one thing I love about life, the mystery continues to unfold…

  9. Kimberly says:

    Haven’t heard the interview yet…just wanted to comment that I have very thick and wide eyebrows and confirmed liver toxicity, so doesn’t apply in my case. Maybe true as a generality though, as I’m sure she has worked with many people. An Ayurvedic practitioner told me that the vertical lines between eyebrows will diminish with numerous liver/gallbladder flushes. I also have seen people with differing internal issues which can show up in different ways, like dark circles under the eyes, etc.

  10. zyxomma says:

    I haven’t yet listened to the interview. We studied personology (face reading) in the school where I studied holistic health with a naturopath. My eyebrows are thick and prominent, and I’m in perfect health.

  11. Mary-An says:

    I have had thin eyebrows since just before I was diagnosed with breast cancer. During cancer treatment, I lost them completely. They have come back in even sparser – the outer halves are not there at all! I was told that the treatment could cause liver problems, but that they would be temporary.

  12. Aime says:

    I TOTALLY believe in this (can’t wait to watch the video), tongue & fingernail analysis, iridology, accupressure points & muscle testing & likely others I may not have heard about yet. Our creator is so wise he gave us such methods to help us “read & know” our bodies health issues & needs without technology & lots of money. Unfortunately in our world of modern medicine & technology we run to the “experts” for those tests that cost a small fortune (or large one in some cases) only to get a man made remedy (band aid) that covers up the symtom but doesn’t truly help the body HEAL. Our creator gave us the things of nature to help us heal as well from whatever ails us. So all in all, there is MUCH learning to be done. AWESOME!!!

  13. jessica says:

    I have thin eyebrows as well as liver spots on my cheeks. I have gallbladder issues and adrenal fatigue which all point to the liver. I had a naturopath tell once that my liver was stressed by looking at my tongue and face….

  14. Steve says:

    Sometimes you are so scientific and right on the mark, but this just sounds like a laughable bunch of anecdotal, ludicrous, crapola. All of my organs are in perfect shape right now because I’m laughing my ass off your stupidity.

  15. Lourdes says:

    I am completely fascinated by this. I can hardly wait to hear the interview, buy the book, and (someday in the not too distant future) attend her course in San Diego.

    I was struck by the idea that strong prominent eyebrows indicate a strong liver. A dear friend, 76 now and a lifelong wine aficionado (euphemism in this case for heavy drinker, albeit of fine wines) has a big dark giant unibrow (almost), one of his unique features. So it all adds up for me. No one could have survived the rivers of wine he has poured down his throat without a very strong liver.

  16. Beverly says:

    Thanks Ken this is awesome, love learning all these different things. So much to learn love reading all the comments too, for my health I take adult stem cell nutrition, God Bless

  17. susan says:

    I first ran into face reading as part of a chapter in one of the grandfather of all health books SURVIVAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY that i found in an old cabin i rented in Alaska where a wanted couple had been hiding out and existing off of beans and bean sprouts. That place had a beautiful mountain stream running past the front door, i now know what a gift THAT was!!!
    Since then just as hand reading, iris reading, tongue reading to me it’s obvious that there is something to this, and these are simply INDICATORS of whats going on inside a person health and spiritually wise.

  18. Sarah says:

    Thank you, Kevin-so fascinating! So, can we be a combination of types? I am totally looking forward to part 2!

  19. simone says:

    I am the artist type,quiet then erupts!!!i enjoyed your analysis on faces!

  20. sue says:

    I was hoping to hear this since I also know how to read faces.

    Never mind….I have often not been able to open the interviews nor d/l them.

    I asked for help, yet none of the sggestions offered helped at all.

    I am now attempting to contact you from your help center: however—-I cannot seem to figure out what form you need for my phone # which will be accepted (have tried 4 different forms w/ no luck)

    Also…altho I do not really havve 20/20 viswion, I cannot see yhour so complicated captchas though I do not have trouble at other sites.

    Thanks if you are able to offer any ehlp.

    • WOW, how frustrating. I feel ya, hope you get it resolved. I had a similar thing on Instructables and finally got it resolved, then it happened again, then it got resolved …. yikes modern day stresses!!! : >

  21. Jonathan says:

    Wow, I am totally number 4. Very interesting!

  22. Kathy says:

    I’ve been trying to grow eyebrows for 40 years and always thought it was a thyroid problem. But if it’s a liver problem I’m still stumped because I have never had liver issues and blood work is always fine.
    Sure would like to have eyebrows.
    My next resort is to get them tattoo’d on.

  23. Sayward says:

    I also wonder if we people can be combination types? I didn’t relate to 1, 2, or 3 at all. But both 4 and 5 *totally* applied. Very interesting! Signed up for the newsletter, I am fascinated by this. =)

  24. Jeni says:

    Awesome information Kevin! Thank you. I love these kinds of things because they help me understand myself better. I am the Highly Sensitive Person type…and I’m really drawn to Jean’s retreat on Clearing. Thanks again, because who we are is as integral a part of our health as what we eat….in fact our food is only 1/2 the issue in my opinion. It’s our state of being that makes the biggest difference. Still in our current world, what you eat is also a big factor. Thanks again.

  25. Madeleine Godnig says:

    When I went to sign up for Jean’s free giveaway of a face reading (by clicking you link above), steps 2 and 3 were faded and unresponsive. : (
    I wonder why that is. I also went directly to her facebook page and the same thing!

    Love your topics, Kevin, keep up the wonderful work!

  26. Margie Anton says:

    Enjoyed this presentation. I was wondering if you have available the information on reading tongues for health issues? I have deep cracks in the front of my tongue that get sore and seem to be getting worse. Regular medical doctors don’t seem to be interested in what issues may be there. Thanks for your articles. Margie

  27. Julia says:

    Really enjoyed it and would love to learn more. I think I’m type 4. Thanks for the great info. Eager to research more.

  28. Stephanie says:

    Jean Haner is amazing. I met her on an Alaskan cruise with her publisher, Hay House. Her work is an expression of the wisdom of Chinese Medicine. It’s not fluff, it’s fact. What shows up on your skin, lines in your face, etc.. is a direct expression of what is going on internally on a much deeper level. Those who would dismiss it as fluff, are simply not understanding centuries old health wisdom from other cultures. Just look at the health of other cultures and you can see they know more than our culture does about health by a long shot!

  29. Julia says:

    I just listened to her free mp3 from her website and she talks more about the different bone structures including chin, and forehead, etc. and I’m wondering how much of it is from Weston Price’s observations of facial feature/bone development correlated to nutrition? Regardless, it’s still fascinating and I love learning it all.

  30. nuitgoddess says:

    I have very thin eyebrows and have had a low thyroid problem since I was first tested in my 20s. I eat asparagus [helps the liver] several times a week, mostly in smoothies, to offset my frequent wine indulgences and it seems to keep me feeling better than without it!

    Had my face read years ago, basically personality characteristics, and the analysis was accurate.

  31. luc says:

    I had an acupuncturist many years ago that would look at my face and tongue then treat me, I rarely had to tell him anything.

  32. Sarah says:

    Have very thick eyebrows and had liver problems…

    Her method seems to me to be a case of bias in remember only the cases that match your paradigm and forgetting the ones that don’t. A very powerful effect which is unfortunately rampant in many anecdotal claims. I’d like to see some more rigorous scientific tests before trusting these facial cues.

  33. Anna21 says:

    I also saw the Dr. Oz episode when the Dr. read people’s medical conditions from their faces. I was curious to learn more, so I am glad you brought us this informative interview with Jean.

    Most people reasonable would agree that health clues are indeed given by one’s appearance- undereye bags could indicate food sensitivities or lack of sleep, facial puffiness (undereye bags, lack of defined jaw, chubby cheeks) could indicate inflammation, red dry eyes could be an airborne allergy or Sjorgen’s syndrome.

    For this reason, I think that it is possible to understand even more about one’s physical & emotional state through face reading.

    BTW Kev, you have a talent for writing the most interesting blog posts & fascinating topics. Thanks for all you do.

  34. This is super cool!
    I have no idea what type I am tho…

    WIth the eyebrow thing – mine are kinda large (at least compared to other girls my age that pluck them lol) – I went through a heavy drinking period a couple years back (3yrs, drinking 4-6 times per week), and I reckon that if my liver was shit it would not have been able to hack it.
    But then again, our bodies are extraordinary and have immense healing powers 😀

  35. Mlyn says:

    During a stressful period of my life, I felt my facial features were becoming permanently stern looking, grayish, diminishing unless I wore make-up to enhance them. My eyebrows were–not so much thinning–as lightening. I began taking better care of myself with multivitamins/minerals, changing my diet to less animal proteins, omega 6 oils and processed food, juicing more and exercising. I detoxed a little although I was not doing a specific detox regimen. The result is I feel less stressed and more energy. My skin improved, and my eyebrows have more color on it, my black hair is deeper in color. So I guess my liver is doing ts job.

  36. Sharon says:

    I can hardly wait to listen to your interview which I will do right now! I have had her book for several years and let’s just say it’s well worn! Everyone should know their family members faces and prospective mates as well. She puts out an awesome newsletter. One of the few in my Inbox that gets consistently read.

  37. MARI says:

    Back in the 80’s, I went to a Macrobiotic consultant & he told me I had Kidney stones by looking at my face, well I did! Passed two of those suckers after following his advice, that also did a great amount of healing, but required surgery with more stones removed and corrective scare tissue removed. Been great ever since!

  38. Tara says:

    Been having my tongue read as part of TCM treatment for 20+ years. Great interview, would love to learn more from her! I wanted to mention something to Margie who commented above – you may want to look in to “geographic tongue” – my husband and 22 month old son have it (my sons recently emerged after a bout with the flu). Check out the website ” healthy tongue secrets . Com” – I bought his ebook and it has been really helpful plus he sends out more tips in email for his ebook customers. Hope you find this helpful!

  39. satori says:

    I’m a type 4 for sure. Typical type 4. BTW my Chinese mother in law face-read and judge others too and it’s so annoying:( She’s always like “hey look at the guy’s nose. he won’t save any money” etc…..

  40. LynnCS says:

    A few years ago, I had a thyroid crash. Can’t explain it, except I was given 180 mg of Armour Thyroid till I started getting heart palpitations and other awful side effects. I was slowly taken off them to settle my heart down. Meantime I had started losing hair and that included eyebrows. Now the thyroid checks out ok. I attribute that to starting the raw food diet, got off Omeprazole, and Cymbalta. It’s been a year, but I’ve lost a lot of weight and the hair has come back some. I am just starting to get back some energy from all the years that I took medicines trying to feel better. Exercise is the hardest, but now with the new energy, I feel more drive.

    My face has changed a lot during this transition. Not just from the weight loss, but I am different and I guess that is reflected in my face. I feel that the thyroid, adrenals, and all the endocrine system is stronger. Testing can only do so much. Altho necessary, How I feel is so delicate/sensitive now that I am in tune with the smallest changes. I notice them and can adjust my diet etc accordingly. I can’t get away with anything anymore. It shows up in my face immediately. So grateful.

    Thanks Kevin for the site, and Jean for your wisdom! Lynn

  41. Alice Lake says:

    I am sooo interested in this topic. Years ago my doctor looked at my tongue and said i was going to have a neurologicial problem. Shortly after I was diagnoised with Parkinsons.

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