What does the liver do and why would you need to detoxify it?
The liver is one of the most essential organs in our body, it sits on the right side of your belly and weighs about 1.25 kg, it's protected by the rib cage and has two large section, the left and right lobes.
It's main job is to filter your blood coming from your digestive tract before pumping it to the rest of your body. It also detoxifies chemicals and metabolises drugs in your body. it secretes bile into the intestines and also makes the proteins that clog your blood and many other function.
Because the liver metabolises all of the toxins that are fat soluble (which in itself is super hard work compared to water soluble toxins) in the body it is working very hard for you every single day. Depending on your lifestyle choices it may be overworking itself and not able to really keep up with what you are throwing at it. This can lead to poor health and all sorts of health complications.
Are you suffering toxin overloads?
If you are exposing the liver to too many toxins it can slow down the livers ability to function effectively. Did you know that the brain, breast and adrenal glands are high fatty tissue organs and are ideal storage houses for toxins?
Given this we find that liver damage, brain toxicity and hormonal imbalance is a common occurrence in today's lifestyles. Typical symptoms from this can include poor brain functioning (not feeling sharp and struggling at work), contributing to infertility and contributing to some types of cancer.
Are you suffering symptoms of liver damage?
There are a number of things that can contribute to liver damage including:
- excessive alcohol consumption
- a build up of fat in the liver
- issues with your immune system
- genetic conditions
- poor diet with an over abundance of processed foods
Typical symptoms include:
- your eyes becoming yellow
- you are experiencing regular itchy skin
- you are noticing dark urine
- you are experiencing stomach swelling and bloating
- you are forgetful and confused more often
- you are always feeling tired
- your weight is increasing
Did you know that it takes on average 3.5 years to fix a damaged liver and blood tests do not show liver damage until the liver is 95% damaged? This is why my recommendation is to move to a consistent daily liver cleansing routine rather than a once in a blue moon detox.
Ok so you are worried that you are experiencing liver damage or feel like you need to detox, what should you do?
There are many lifestyle factors that you can do like stop drinking alcohol, move to organic non toxic foods, stop using aluminium based deodorants, stop using toxic sunscreens, and the list goes on, and I recommend all of those things, but I also understand we live in a real world and I truly believe that continuous daily liver detox is not just desirable but actually necessary to move to a really healthy state and experience a true state of wellbeing.
There are 2 phases to my Raw Pharmacist Liver Detox, here is Phase One:
We must reduce the free radicals within our body and ensure we don't end up with a dangerously high level of these free radicals which over burdens our liver functionality. To do this follow a pattern of halving the amount of your alcohol consumption each week over a three week period, for example if you drink 14 glasses of alcohol per week (2 drinks a night) reduce this to 7 over the first week, 3-4 over the second week and 2-3 over the third week. Similarly reduce your reliance on overly processed foods by really analysing what you are eating each day and switch out one processed food meal per day for the first week, two for the second week and for the 3rd week make non home cooked or prepared meals a luxury with only 3-5 meals during the week. Adopting phase one as a daily practice starting with the 3 week routine listed above will assist your liver to start working far more effectively for you and start the road to repairing the liver damage over the long term.
Phase Two can be implemented at the same time and includes:
Focussing on upping your amino acid intake by introducing glycine, glutamine and choline. You can do this via three main daily routines:
- Upping your intake of organic cruciferous vegetables to at least 2 cups a day
- Daily Supplement with Turmeric Plus
- Utilising the powerful effects of intense detox tonic daily
Cruciferous vegetables include the following:
- Brussels sprouts
- Boc choy
- Garden Cress
Using my Essential Daily Liver Cleanse System which contains the products listed below will ensure that you are restoring and maintaining your liver at its best health.
Supplementing with Turmeric Plus stimulates your own anti oxidant glutathione production which supercharges your detox results, assists the reduction of inflammation of an overworked liver and supports the growth of good gut bacteria
My Intense Detox Tonic is a liver detox powerhouse. Not only does it do a fantastic job of detoxing your liver it also really is an essential part of detoxing the damaging effects of chlorinated drinking water, the use of antibiotics and hormones in animal produce, pesticides and herbicides used in farming and assists with bowel regularity, bloating and alkalising the body.
What will you experience when increasing your liver health?
The better you take care of your liver the better it will take care of you. Your cholesterol and blood sugar levels will improve, your hormones will balance, skin will clear up, your energy will be restored and you will start really feeling great. Give your liver the attention and support that it deserves and reap the benefits.
Please note: I've built this knowledge and liver detox practice over the last 20 years where I've assisted thousands of pharmacy customers to move to a constant liver detox practice and immeasurably improve their health and happiness.