Learning how our bodies function is so important for great health. One area I have been practicing is looking after my liver.
Our liver is responsible for so many important functions within the body that help us maintain optimum health. Its primary role is detoxification which ultimately makes it even more important to look after helping it function correctly, enabling it to remove harmful waste safely from our bodies.
Not taking care of your liver can impact your health, energy, skin, fat-burning capacity, sleep, sex hormone balance and much more.
If you have experienced any of t
he following, a Liver cleanse may be worth considering:
Blood sugar irregularities
Nervous system issues
Immune system dysfunction
Following these steps in your daily routine will help greatly:
Remove processed foods from your diet
If it comes in a packet already made, good chances are it has a lot of unwanted chemicals that your body doesn’t need. Practice mindfulness when planning your nutrition and keep it clean with produce that is fresh and organic.
Milk Thistle is a natural herb that helps prevent and repair liver damage through regenerating liver cells that may have been damaged through poor lifestyle choices (for example alcohol). It is well known to help a sluggish lymphatic system and healthy cholesterol balance. Also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties it is able to help stimulate bile production enabling the body to use body fat as an energy source. I use it in a supplement form but it is also available as a tea form if you prefer.
Turmeric is such a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that I absolutely love. It not only helps improve liver function but is also helps to reduce bad cholesterol and inflammation, whilst improving skin complexion and purifying our blood. How good is that? I take turmeric supplements on a daily basis which you can take whole or as a tea. I also have a great recipe for comforting Turmeric Milk below so check it out.
Feeding our bodies the correct nutrients is vital for our health regardless of the organ you are referring to. Most importantly our liver needs great nutrients to help promote healthy function. The best way to introduce high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants is through leafy greens. Broccoli, Spinach, Cabbage and Kale are firm favourites of mine and you can juice them or just eat them as part of a meal - completely up to you how you enjoy them!
Just a little fact I heard about…
The Liver and Gall bladder work together whereby, the bile is produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder. They are both susceptible to negative emotions such as anger, irritability, frustration, resentment, jealousy and envy. If you’ve been experiencing any of these emotions it could be time for a liver detox.
Let me know how you get on