While you sleep tonight, your liver will be working silently, very efficiently and effectively, to filter and clean your blood of toxins that circulate in your body. Your liver is also responsible for processing the fats you eat, producing enzymes and bile that break them down and allow them to be used in your body.
The High Fat Diet Could be Ruining your Liver:
Recent studies and personal experiments (such as the documentaries Super-Size Me and Fat vs. Sugar ) have shown us that our livers are not only damaged by alcohol abuse, but have a surprisingly serious amount of damage (which can be permanent) from a high fat diet. It is believed that up to 90% of cancers are due to the effects of environmental toxins plus nutrient deficiencies that the body needs to function properly for detoxification and the immune system. But how can you tell if your liver is asking for help?
Watch for these 15 Symptoms:
- More than 9 kilos of overweight, especially around the abdomen
- Extreme fatigue
- Weakness and / or nausea
- Headaches, particularly after eating fatty foods
- Inflammation or gas from onions, cabbage, radishes or cucumbers
- Acne, psoriasis or eczema
- Yellow or pale nails
- Irritable or easily irritable
- Bad concentration
- History of excessive alcohol consumption
- Use of natural or synthetic hormones
- High exposure to chemicals or medications
- History of viral hepatitis
What we need to do for our liver is to nourish and clean, simultaneously and consistently.
“If we detoxify without nutrients, we deplete the energy and nutrient stores of our body”.
People may feel a short-term boost after a detoxification, but then they begin to feel quickly weak and exhausted. If we nourish without cleaning, our livers will never catch up with the accumulation of toxins (think of mountains of paperwork) that we have left to process over the years. The solution is to do a simple cleaning of 3-7 days when changing the seasons. However, our definition of cleanliness is a bit different from that of most. It’s about eating healthy foods and freeing ourselves from the things that drag us down, not starving ourselves. Normally it is not necessary to go to the extreme. Cleaning means getting out of the way, and allowing our “liver room” to catch up and do its job the way it was designed to do so. There are different styles of nutritive cleanings that you could do, and for a liver imbalance I usually recommend a low-fat shake to lighten the workload, and at the same time get all the nutrients and fiber that your body needs to function, so how to purge toxins that need to be released The incorporation of specific natural supplements can help rebalance and recover nutritional imbalances or deficiencies.
The Liver – The Internal Detoxifier:
Many people talk about detoxification without understanding that our bodies are in a constant state of detoxification. We are subject to a constant flow of toxins, from the healthiest organic kale, to even the natural by-products of our body’s metabolic system. Our livers are tailor-made to neutralize those normal toxins and process a moderate level of fat in our diet. Despite all that, your liver may need serious support. In modern societies, we tend to eat too much, too often, we drink too much fat, sugar and salt, and we are exposed to a huge level of environmental toxins every day. If our metabolism is unbalanced for some reason (such as when cutting carbohydrates or when we have a nutrient deficiency), the level of toxins produced in your metabolism increases. When we are under stress, our glands produce hormones that need to be processed by our liver. All of those things put a huge workload on your liver, asking you to do more than it was designed to do. And just like when there is too much paperwork on your desk, it can be overwhelming at one time. If your liver can’t keep up, it starts to fall further and further behind. As we age, the production of enzymes and blood flow through the liver decreases, making the situation even worse.
Without making some significant changes, your liver’s ability to process toxins lags so far that it can’t catch up without your help. Not only that, but because most of us are supercharged and malnourished (which means we get a significant amount of our calories from foods that don’t have many vitamins and minerals), our immune system and digestive organs are not getting the nutrients they need to function effectively. So it is a double-edged sword: we are overloading our liver with work, and we do not give our body the food it needs to function. How can we expect it to work in these conditions? If they are left for a long time without proper cleaning and balanced nutrition, our livers can end metaphorically on strike: a condition called hepatic steatosis or fatty liver. If planned correctly, a simple cleaning can help restore and improve liver function, so you are ready and can return to work. The symptoms mentioned above should disappear; leaving you feeling healthier than you thought was possible.