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can be damaged. Alcohol can kill liver cells. Viruses, especially hepatitis viruses, can destroy liver cells. And cancer can take over the liver and quickly render it dysfunctional. But the liver is amazingly regenerative. Cellular turnover is quite fast. Every cell in a healthy liver is replaced every forty days. Only substances that can keep up with the ever-changing liver are preserved (such as vitamins and sugars); chemical toxins are made homeless. To regain and maintain good liver health is reasonably easy if the liver is not too badly damaged. I follow these guidelines to nourish and protect my liver: Avoid liver cleanses. Herbal and other products and regimes which claim to cleanse the liver can damage and destroy cells. The liver cannot be dirty; and it does not need to be cleansed. Eat well and regularly. Fasting reduces liver efficiency quickly. Eat cooked food. Raw food may contain bacterial, viral, and enzymatic substances that create more
yes. the liver. The amount of agricultural chemicals in one pound of non-organic butter is equivalent to eating non-organic produce for ten years. and full-fat dairy products. peaches. I believe that diets containing 30-35% non-vegetable fats promote both liver and heart health. cucumbers. With the exception of apricots. observes: "In the absence dietary fat [there is] a marked decline in the metabolism of glucose. And. and sperm. To avoid chemicals in your food. May 28. fatty acids. 2005. and grains. Eat enough fat. eggs. strawberries. An article in Science News. which can cause inflammation and increase chemical sensitivities and auto-immune problems. Fruits and vegetables need to be well cooked. full-fat milk. I use olive oil. meat. The liver is the storehouse of unexpressed rage. seeds. green beans. and bell peppers . eggs. and cholesterol. Remember that chemicals are stored in fat and excreted in milk. Get angry. Elizabeth Kubler Ross. My mentor.I often buy locally-grown non-organic produce since the cost is usually far less." Avoid ingesting chemicals. cheese.the most heavily "dosed" produce . and may even cause an infection in. But not vegetable oils. beans. Instead. we are all angry about "life as it is" as one of my teachers puts it. focus your organic expenditures on organic butter. favored a Manhattan phone book and a rubber radiator hose as a way to "wake up and work . steaming may not be enough to kill pathogens. nuts. oil. melons.work for. cherries. butter.
Don't wait until you are angry. or even boxing gloves and a "heavy bag" will also work. Look for them hidden in natural and organic products such as soaps. By definition. and candles. as many foods are contaminated with pesticides. Liver Diet – Stay on this diet as long at least 60 days 1. And avoid antibacterial soaps. Set aside at least thirty minutes a week to bring your anger to the surface. deodorants and antiperspirants. Avoid essential oils.out" anger. mouthwash. Even natural essential oils can impair liver function. By eating organic you are opting for the purest foods possible. growth hormones and chemical additives. skin lotions. toothpaste. organic foods must be free . A rolled-up newspaper and a cushion. which means you’re saving your liver from a slew of toxins. Make it a part of your routine. too. just like brushing your teeth. You will be shocked at the rapid benefits this brings your liver and your health. Eat organic foods as much as possible Your diet represents one of the biggest potential burdens on your liver. a tennis racket and a bed.
According to one study in the journal Hepatology.from genetically modified organisms. collard greens. you can also use your diet strategically to support your liver health by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. growth hormones and other drugs. including prescription drugs and pesticides. cauliflower. crackers and many other processed foods. it will contain some amount of trans fat. Specifically. which are naturally detoxifying. such as onions. If the ingredient list contains “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” oil. antibiotics. 2. fried foods and processed foods containing trans fats or hydrogenated oils Two more dietary burdens to your liver are hidden in many processed foods on your supermarket shelves: trans fats and fructose.) are known to help your liver detoxify environmental toxins. Limit fructose. synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. etc. cabbage. Fructose is also found in numerous processed foods as well as in soda and fruit juice. a diet high in fructose and trans fats leads to obesity and fatty liver disease. garlic and all the veggies in the cruciferous family (broccoli. Trans fats are common in fried foods like French fries and doughnuts and are also found in cookies. Increase fruits. Brussels sprouts. Vegetables are also an excellent source . kale. vegetables and other liver-boosting foods in your diet On the flipside. 3. sulfur-rich foods.
the harder your liver has to work to keep you healthy. Turmeric. Drink alcohol only in moderation (if at all) Alcohol can destroy liver cells and lead to liver damage that causes fatty liver. blood. 5. For tips on how to help support your liver’s two-phase detoxification process. If you already have liver disease. 6. You can reduce stress on your liver by choosing natural cleaning products for your home and natural personal care products for your body. inflammation. reducing stress on your liver. bowel. urine and feces. lymphatic system and skin) help your body process and eliminate chemicals in your sweat. drinking even a small amount of alcohol can make it worse. cinnamon and licorice are also known to support healthy liver function. which helps toxins to move through your digestive tract. Detoxify your body regularly Your liver (along with your kidneys. Be sure your drinking water is free from contaminants and consider using an air purifier in your home. alcoholic hepatitis or cirrhosis. Use natural household products The more chemicals you are exposed to.of fiber. especially if you live in a high-traffic area. You’ll also want to avoid spraying pesticides in or around your home. be . 4. Detoxing can help to support and enhance this natural process.
In fact. as overdose of this drug is actually the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States. according to one study. 7. and this applies to over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol as well as prescription medications. 8. which is a sign of possible liver damage. Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is notorious for its potential danger to your liver. for too long. can harm your liver. Exercise Exercise is one straightforward way to lower your risk of fatty liver disease. such as alcohol or other drugs. One study published in Hepatology even found that . Some patients even had levels as high as eight times the normal enzyme level. Be careful with medications Taking medications in improper doses. not only by helping you to maintain a healthy body weight (obesity increases your risk of fatty liver disease) but also by leading to liver health improvements independent of weight loss.sure to read Accem’s “American Barefoot Doctor’s Manual”. or mixed with other substances. So keep in mind that you need to be careful with medications as far as your liver health is concerned. even when used correctly acetaminophen (in this case Extra Strength Tylenol) caused liver enzymes to increase three-fold beyond the normal upper limit.
staying active for at least 150 minutes a week improved liver enzymes and other indices of liver function. 9. a group of potent antioxidants extracted from the seeds of milk thistle. It can also make alcohol-induced liver disease worse. 10. Milk thistle: Milk thistle seed extract helps to protect and promote liver health. have antioxidant properties several times greater than . inhibiting membrane peroxidation Research suggests that silymarins. Consider liver supportive supplements Certain high-quality supplements may help support liver health. Avoid smoking Smoking may harm your liver’s ability to effectively process and remove toxins from your body. Studies show that milk thistle: o o Protects and promotes the growth of liver cells Fights oxidation (a process that damages cells) An analysis of 16 milk thistle trials by the National Institutes of Health also concluded that the supplement helped protect the liver via: o o o Antioxidant activity Enhanced protein synthesis Toxin blockade at the membrane level.
that of vitamins C and E. Of the silymarins. and nettle aid the liver and are safe to use. rosemary. senna. are hard on the liver and need to be avoided or used with great care and caution when liver function is not strong. celandine. Some sensitive people may find aromatic herbs such as peppermint. But many herbal remedies. valerian. thyme. Avoid herbs that are rich in alkaloids and other natural chemicals that stress the liver: including golden seal. lobelia. rhubarb root. chicory. yellow dock. Mental and Emotional Healing journeys through Listen to Hypnosis audio at night for emotional and mental openness Spiritual Tai Chi and Qigong Watch the DVD and do Do-In each day for 60 days . especially those taken in capsules. Use herbs that nourish the liver. milk thistle. licorice. lemon balm. cayenne. Simple remedies such as dandelion. and lavender upsetting to their livers. chaparral. and poke root. which is why you’ll want to look for a supplement with a high percentage of silybin. silybin has been shown to be the most effective in promoting liver health.
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