24 hours a day the liver performs 1000 plus…
The All Forgiving Liver
The liver is the hardest working organ of the body and with a bit little TLC, the most forgiving. It will repair itself 100% and re-grow if a part of it is cutoff. It also takes the most abuse through alcohol, medications, fats, sugars, carbs. Everything that we eat, absorb through the skin, and breathe through theair must be filtered through the liver.
The liver performs 1000 plus tasks, 24 hours a day. Over 2 quarts of blood a minute are filtered through the liver everyday. The liver stores iron and producesbile, which is stored in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is the liver’s partner. When you help the liver, you help the gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys and heart. REALLY the whole body is happier AND so is your mind.
Bile serves four functions: (1) emulsifies fats, (2) stimulates the release of lipases from the pancreas, (3) combines with lipids to form water soluble complexes so it can beabsorbed in the small intestine, and (4) stimulates peristalic action (a wavelike muscular action of the digestive tract in the large intestine).
What are some of the signs of a clogged liver? Difficulty losing and keeping weight off, allergies, anxiety attacks, skin problems, indigestion, headaches, constipation, migraines, foggy brain, low energy, depression, HBP, hepatitis, angry outbursts, bad breath, poor eye sight, heart problems, and even falseheart attacks. Well that’s enough information for me to clean up the liver, alot!
Foods for assisting liver health: In the vegetable family: artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, beets, broccoli, cabbage, dandelion, fennel, onions and garlic, parsley, radish, turnips. In the fruit category: apples, pears, avocado, banana, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, papaya, pineapple, and watermelon. Beans: Lentils, red kidney beans, chickpeas.
What can we do on a regular basis? Eat healthier? Yes! Here are a few specifics:
Fasting one day a week. This gives the liver a rest;
Swedish Bitters daily – this aids the liver in digestion;
Reduce fat intake,
Limit/Eliminate alcohol and sugar intake;
Drinka glass of lemon water twice daily;
Exercise at least 4 times a week;
Learn what supports the liver;
Get more sleep; and
Once a year do a deep cleanse of the liver and gallbladder.
Keeping the liver clean will bless us withliving longer, healthier and happier.
If you’ve never done a liver / gallbladder cleanse flush, then now’s the time. Don’t wait for something serious to occur. The deep cleanse must be supervised to make sure all is going well. I’ve done many on myself and supervised clients and family. If done properly, it’s pain-free.
Peace, Love and Blessings,