Your liver is one of the most hardworking organs of your entire body. It’s to-do list seems endless!
It manufactures bile to help in the digestion and absorption of fats (and fat-soluble vitamins), filters the blood–detoxifying it from chemicals, metabolizing drugs and filtering & removing hormones, is involved in thyroid hormone conversion for proper thyroid function, stores vitamins and minerals (A, D, E, K, B12, iron and copper), and makes angiotensinogen (a hormone that raises blood pressure).
It’s quite the busy bee!
The liver is undeniably very important to your overall health and well-being. This is the reason why liver cleansing or detox has become so popular.
But is it really worth it? And what is liver cleansing really all about?
Since the liver is your body’s natural detoxifier, several practitioners believe that over time, chemicals and toxins accumulate in the liver and damage it. The result: a liver that does not function optimally, leading to a variety of non-specific symptoms and serious diseases such as cancer.
Support Your Liver…and The Rest of You
While I do think that some of the methods for supporting liver detox are excellent, like castor oil packs and dietary changes to reduce toxins coming into your body, they are helpful because they support more than just the liver all by itself. According to the author of The Detox Diet, Elson Haas, MD, we cannot really individually cleanse or detoxify a particular organ separately. Instead, think of liver cleansing or detox as more of a whole body cleansing.
If you want a healthy liver, gear your actions towards an overall healthy body.
5 Easy Ways to Support Detox
By doing small tweaks to your diet and changing some practices to support liver health, you will soon, eventually, create a lifestyle that nourishes the liver and optimizes its ability to do a great job.
- Eat clean, organic food (basically, reduce the toxins that are coming into your body)…and while you’re at it, get tested so you know the precise foods that are optimal for YOUR body (ask me how)
- Hydrate with clean, filtered water (about half your body weight in ounces daily…work up to this slowly if you are currently not even close to this amount)
- Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night
- Use non-toxic bodycare and house cleaning products
- Get some air-purifying plants for your home and work space
Again, small tweaks in your diet and lifestyle add up to much more than a one-time, intense cleanse.
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