Give your liver a break with a liver detox!
The liver is one of the hardest-working organs in the human body.
Not only is it responsible for turning absorbed food into energy, but it plays a vital role in a number of other bodily functions, including the filtration of the blood that comes from the digestive tract and the detoxification of chemicals and toxins from the bloodstream.
As you can imagine, all that filtration and detoxification can put your liver through the wringer, and over time, there begins to be a build-up of harmful chemicals and toxins that can impair your liver function.
Unless, of course, you give your liver a detox. Think of it as trying to hit the “reset” button on the organ that is needed to keep your bloodstream clear of chemicals.
There are a lot of excellent reasons to try a liver cleanse or liver detox. Below, we’ve listed them for your benefit:
As we explained above, your liver is the organ that filters all the harmful chemicals and toxins from the blood. It tries to get rid of them via your excretory system, but some of the chemicals and toxins remain in the liver, building up over time until they impair your liver function and trigger problems like chronic inflammation and health conditions. Some skin problems, joint pain, sleep conditions, and digestive issues are the result of this built-up of toxins.
Detoxifying your liver is your way of flushing out all those toxins, making sure that your body can eliminate them properly. This leaves your liver working at optimum function, once again able to filter more dangerous chemicals from your bloodstream at full capacity. It will reduce inflammation in the liver, rid your body of excess waste, and potentially reduce the health problems caused by impaired liver function.
Take a cold, hard look at the food you eat today. How much of it is healthy, natural food, and how much of it could easily be classed as “junk”?
Sadly, the average Western diet includes far more junk food than is good for us. We eat too much sugar, refined carbohydrates with minimal nutritional value, caffeine, processed foods, and artificial ingredients, all of which can seriously impair our overall health.
A liver detox is a short-term eating program that will reset your diet and eating habits. You’ll be cutting all “junk” out of your diet for the duration of the detox, and focusing only on natural, raw, organic, and nutrient-rich foods. The result is that you’ll wean yourself off low quality food and putting only high quality food into your body. If you can stick with this eating habit long term, not only will your liver function improve, but your overall wellness will as well!
Do you have any idea how much sugar, caffeine, and junk food is messing with your body’s energy production and regulation? Sugar and simple carbohydrates trigger a release of glucose into your bloodstream that provides a short term energy “high”, but your body quickly compensates by releasing insulin that removes glucose from the bloodstream. However, your body often removes too much glucose, leaving you depleted of energy and more tired than you were before you ate the sugary or high-carb food. Caffeine, too, can cause you to feel more tired—you get a feeling of “crashing” because the caffeine is blocking your brain from feeling that drowsiness until it wears off, at which point you’re far more tired than you realize.
A liver detox is an amazing way to get rid of all these energy-impairing foods from your diet. You’ll eat only natural, healthy foods that help to stabilize your blood sugar levels and provide you with natural energy boosts. Not only that, but the detox will decrease inflammation of your liver and the rest of your body, thereby enabling your internal functions to work better with far less energy consumption. You’ll feel less sluggish and more active thanks to the fact that your liver is once again working at 100%.
That’s right, a liver detox will help your body be better able to fight off disease! Your liver purges chemicals from your digestive system, which is where a significant amount of your immune activity takes place. A healthy liver is vital for healthy immune function, and you’ll be more resistant to disease, infection, and illness after you’ve finished detoxing.
Not sure you need to go through a liver detox?
Here are some signs your liver might be struggling:
You’re often depressed
You feel tired often yet have sleep difficulties at night
You’ve increased your dietary fiber intake but still get constipated often
You struggle with weight loss
You experience pimples and acne breakouts regularly
You often experience headaches
Your digestive system is off, and you suffer from diarrhea and/or excessive gas production
If any of these things sound like you, it’s very likely that your liver function is impaired and these are simply the symptoms showing up in your body. You’ll definitely want to consider a liver cleanse!
For those considering a liver detox, you’ll be glad to know that Me First Living has a solution that will help. Our Liver Support Detox supplement is an herbal formula that contains some of the most potent liver-detoxing ingredients, including milk thistle, dandelion leaf, and chloroplasts.
The beauty of a liver detox is that it’s surprisingly easy. Just a few simple changes to your diet will be enough to give your liver the flush it needs to reset it and get it back on track!
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