Posted by Debra MacIntyre, ND on May 14, 2016
Did You Know?
Your liver is one hard-working trooper!! People usually think of alcohol as the main cause to a stressed liver, but that is only a drop in the bucket of what your liver deals with every day. In fact, it has 400 functions to keep you healthy! Here are the biggies:
Your liver's main jobs:
1. It cleans toxins from your blood (this is where alcohol comes in). It's mind blowing to look at how many other toxins we're exposed to every day.... The American food supply contains about 3,200 chemical food additives, we breathe smoggy air, we're exposed to pesticides, flame retardants, plastics, formaldehyde.... and don't even get me started on chem trails!
2. It helps you digest fats and absorb certain vitamins like A, D, E and K by producing bile to break down fats.
3. It helps you avoid "the crash" that comes when you miss a meal by releasing an emergency store of energy.
10 signs your liver needs a cleanse:
Digestive discomfort or bloating
Brain fog/memory problems
Congested sinuses/fluid retention
Trouble losing weight
Skin rashes or itching
Fatigue not relieved by more sleep
Overheating or excessive sweating
Mood swings or irritability
Suboptimal immune function
And Bonus Sign #11.... Hemorrhoids
Basically, we should all cleanse our livers on a regular basis to stay healthy.
My famous Gentle Liver Cleanse
I've recommended this cleanse for decades and it gives great results! It is safe for anyone who doesn't have active gallbladder problems and it can be done once a quarter. (There are also deeper cleanses that can be done under the supervision of practitioners like myself and Dr JeNeen.) Here's the recipe for the Gentle Liver Cleanse:
Here's a hint for those who don't want to deal with the staining of grating your own beets: Many Whole Foods markets have grated organic raw beets on their salad bar. Happy cleansing!
This should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway: I am not a medical doctor and nothing in this newsletter should be taken as medical advice. Discuss all medical issues with your own MD.