How To Clean Up Your Liver and Vital Organs
Have you ever really wondered why your cholesterol levels and liver enzymes are high?
Why your blood pressure is rising?
Why old age spots are showing up on your face?
And why you can't lose weight no matter what diet you're on?
These issues all have one thing in common: a liver that is crying out for a healthy detox.
This is one of the main "underlying causes" of fat gain and poor health, that most people don't acknowledge (and that few even know about).
You see, your liver only weighs a few pounds but it is by far one of the most important organs in your body.
It's the main filtration system for your body.
For example, imagine a brand new filter for your kitchen faucet or shower.
When you first look at the filter, it's clear and may look like some sort of mesh material, with holes you can see light through.
Now once you start running water through the filter, you begin filtering out all types of particles and microbes that shouldn't be there.
Over time, these particles and microbes collect on the filter. And if you don't ever clean the filter, what happens?
Well, the filter gets full of the toxic compounds and needs to be cleansed (very much like a filter in your air conditioner that gets clogged up with dust, dirt and other particles).
If you're following along well, you can probably guess what this is leading to.
You see, this same exact "dirty filter" scenario happens with your liver.
In normal daily living, toxins are clogging the filtration system of your liver. And although the body is self-cleaning, the amount of toxins in the environment and food supply is so great that it often exceeds the filtration ability of the liver.
This is yet another reason that cholesterol levels shoot up, since the liver is responsible for processing and synthesizing cholesterol.
This is also when liver enzyme levels rise, indicating that the filtration ability and functions of the liver have been depressed.
Blood pressure can shoot up too, and old age spots are more prevalent because the pigment lipofuscin can't be filtered in the liver.
And of course, you can't lose weight because your liver is closely tied in with processing of food and nutrients. When it's working overtime to rid your body of toxins and keep you safe, you can bet it isn't sparing a moment to deal with your pesky fat stores.
Looks like it's time for a detox!
A healthy one of course...(and not some 3 day juice fast, after which you return to eat the same junk you were in the first place!)
What 'Clogs' Your Liver
Some of the biggest "liver cloggers" are some of the most common things we come into contact with in the environment on a daily basis:
- Processed foods and refined foods
- Hydrogenated fats (and partially hydrogenated ones - FYI these are trans fat, the deadliest type of fat)
- Industrial seed oils (including vegetable oil, soybean oil, corn oil, etc.)
- Harmful chemicals within laundry detergents and cleaning products, which end up being absorbed in the skin
- Toxins in the air we breathe such as heavy metals and pollution
- Tobacco smoke and excessive alcohol intake
- Prescription drugs and recreational drugs (and even over-the-counter NSAIDs)
- Caffeine, over a reasonable amount (I recommend no more than 400 mg daily)
- Tap water and well water that contains drug residues, heavy metals, fluoride and chlorine, and even microbes
- Skin care products filled with chemicals that need to be removed from the body asap!
How to Have A Healthy Detox
It comes down to this: you have a choice to make each day...
You can choose to live "clean" and decrease the stress and filtration demands on your liver...
Or, you can live without much concern about this, and wake up one day with high blood
pressure, heart disease and other degenerative diseases.
Sadly, many people think nothing about their health and what their body needs to function at a high level.
And while others are on the right path by exercising and eating right, they never go to the next level - a level in which they take steps that increase their body's ability to detoxify wastes, especially in the colon and the liver.
Essentially, they leave it up to chance.
But, as I'm sure you've learned in this book already...it's never up to chance.
Just like the filter on your water faucet in the kitchen or in your bedroom air conditioner, your liver will begin to clog up with toxins after a period of time.
The toxins are the same ones that have contributed to the obesity epidemic and insane
disease/early death rates the world is facing these days.
The good part is: there are various things you can do each day that will drastically improve the liver's ability to detoxify itself.
This is how a proper detox is done.
It's not a 3 day juice cleanse, and it's not a 14 day "miracle detox".
It's a complete change to eating and lifestyle habits that ensure you're keeping your liver and body "clean" day in and day out.
Here are some things you can do. Take these step by step if you must, but do not wait. Take action today.
1. Remove processed, refined, and gluten/wheat-based foods which all contribute to a clogged system
2. Eat enough vegetables and fruit to prove phytonutrients that help the healthy detox process
a. Try to eat veggies with every meal, and 2-3 pieces of fruit daily
3. Drink enough water, which makes it possible for the body to remove the wastes detoxified by the liver
a. Most Americans are also chronically dehydrated which can contribute to fatigue, pain, and various imbalances, leading to many health problems.
4. Eat enough fiber, which helps remove waste from the colon
a. Dark green veggies and fruit are the best sources for fiber
b. Do not use fiber supplements
c. Try not to get all your fiber from grains, since the "roughage" they create can make very small incisions in the gut lining which cause problems over time.
5. Take vitamin and mineral supplements (make sure you do your research first!)
a. This helps to remedy vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the body, which most of us have
b. 3 very important vitamins/minerals that most Americans are deficient in are Vitamin D3, Magnesium and Potassium.
c. There are also many more which are beneficial (we will these discuss later)
6. Use various herbs or herbal combinations that cleanse the liver gently.
a. The best known and researched herbs with liver cleansing abilities are Milk Thistle and Turmeric/Curcumin.
b. Milk Thistle has been used as liver tonic for centuries in Europe and Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in India for a variety of ailments.
Now that you've seen the components of a healthy, gradual detox...did you notice that the items on this list are things that not very many people pay serious attention to on a regular basis?
Sure we may be doing some of these things already since we "know" we need them to be healthy. But unfortunately, many of us simply doing a very poor job at it.
We might eat a healthy salad for lunch, but eat processed or unsafe foods from breakfast and dinner. Or we take all our vitamins for 3 days in a row, and then forget to take them the other 4 days. The list goes on and on.
The truth is, many of us "half ass" our way through things.
But unfortunately, when our health and well-being is the thing we're half-assing, the results can be disastrous.
It's even worse that we often "say" we feel good, when in reality we don't -- and even if we wanted to find our health "sticking points", we wouldn't know what to look for.
This is compounded by the fact that humans inherently want to look and "sound" good to others.
So when a health researcher or even a friend says "what did you eat today" or "how's that new diet going?", we're much more likely to lie or stretch the truth, rather than be 100% honest.
The good thing is, the facts don't lie.
There are hundreds of research studies that prove that most people aren't doing too well when it comes to filtering out these toxins.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), for example, has mentioned that people they tested in one study found dozens of carcinogenic compounds swimming around in their bloodstream.
They estimated our bodily environment to be 100 times more toxic than in our grandparent's time.
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