Love your Liver - how to detox your liver in 5 easy steps

Did you know that the liver performs over 500 functions in the body, and is one of the most important organs.

That is why it is so important to ensure we are taking good care of our liver. It is very easy for your body to become easily overloaded with toxins such as polluted air, chemically loaded food and drinks, and processed sugars. All of these things are stressful on the liver. Therefore, protecting this major organ which is responsible for detoxification is very important.

The following symptoms are signs that your liver needs some love and support: A

  • A short fuse or bad temper

  • PMS

  • Waking up around 2am

  • Bloating easily

  • Daily alcohol consumption

  • Daily long term caffeine consumption

  • Waking up hot during the night

  • Skin Rashes, eczema, rosacea

  • Poor sleep after consuming alcohol

  • Not hungry for breakfast

  • Fatigue

When it comes to detoxification of the liver, there are 2 phases. These are known as phase 1 and phase 2, and for each phase of detoxification there are specific nutrients required.

Phase 1

For phase one the required nutrients include;

  • B vitamins

  • Glutathione

  • Milk Thistle

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin E

Phase 2

For phase 2 liver detoxification the following nutrients are required;

  • Sulphur

  • Selenium

  • Taurine

  • Glycine

  • Cysteine

  • Glutamine

So now you know all of these, how can you detox your liver for better skin, sleep quality, digestion and energy? Here are 6 simple steps

  1. Remove liver loaders, these include caffeine, processed foods, sugars, alcohol, toxins.

    Drink filtered water, eat organic foods, cut out all the junk food, processed foods and sugars, cut out alcohol, caffeine and beauty products that contain nasty chemicals.

  2. Stay hydrated - start your day consuming 500mls of warm water with a dash of fresh lemon juice.

    The lemon alkalises your body, and stimulates your digestion and liver function as well as hydrating your body.

  3. Supplement with liver cleansers

    There are 2 phases involved in a liver detox, phase one and phase 2. These phases involve the use of herbs such as Milk Thistle, Dandelion and Artichoke as well as supplements such as high quality vitamin B supplements, selenium, glutathione, vitamin C, vitamin E, and cystine as well as sulphur. Working with a practitioner can help you to know what to take and when.

  4. Detox baths and dry body brushing.

    Relaxing in a magnesium salt bath 2-3 times a week can help to draw out any toxins stored in the body. Dry body brushing with a good quality natural brush beforehand can also stimulate your lymphatic system to help remove toxins from your system.

  5. Breath

    Deep breathing has shown to be beneficial when it comes to removing toxins from the body.

  6. Eat a healthy well balanced diet full of nutrient rich foods.

    You cannot use supplements as a cure for a poor diet, eating a diet rich in nutrient dense foods is key in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

If you have any questions or would like some guidance on how you can regain your health by toxins our liver, please contact me. Id love to help.