Safely Enhance Your Fat Burning and Detoxifying Abilities
Your liver is very busy performing over 500 functions. Here are 5 that relate to weight control and the detoxification process.
- Most fats are formed in your liver, and when sugar enters your liver, it decides whether to store it, burn it or turn it into fat.
- Your liver will “dispose” of estrogen after it has been used. If the liver does not metabolize estrogen properly, estrogen dominance can result creating PMS symptoms such as heavy periods, cycle related headaches and migraines, sore breasts, weight gain, and more.
- Carnitine is the only known nutrient which can “escort” fats into the mitochondria, where those fats can be “burned” to generate energy. One of the ways the liver helps you burn fat is by manufacturing the amino acid carnitine.
- A healthy liver will convert the thyroid hormone thyroxin (T4) into its more active form (T3). Inadequate conversion of T4 to T3 by the liver may lead to hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue, weight gain, poor memory, and a host of other problems.
- The liver is the main poison-detoxifying organ of the body. It must break down virtually everything toxic to the body.
Most people assume that if they don’t drink alcohol or just drink moderately, that their liver is doing fine! But just the opposite is true.
The liver can get swamped with work doing everything from processing nutrients to pulling out all the toxic compounds like insecticides, herbicides and food additives, and detoxifying them.
Couple this toxic overload with a lack of minerals, vitamins and other nutrients from our nutrient poor foods and you get subclinical liver dysfunction. This means your liver still works; it just doesn’t function optimally.
10 typical subclinical liver dysfunction symptoms might include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Feeling tired after meals
- Depression, mood instability
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Dietary fat intolerance
- Foul smelling gas
- Swollen belly
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Headaches-especially behind the eyes
Unfortunately, a large amount of liver tissue must be damaged or destroyed before the customary tests of liver function reveal abnormality. Yet, health practitioners know from experience that many people that have no apparent liver damage improve their health by “rejuvenating their liver”.
With all of the work it has to do for you, it is just prudent to take care of your liver.
Start with these 4 steps.
1. Eat cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, bok choy, collard greens, and watercress as well as garlic, onions and turmeric to help the detoxification ability of the liver.
Other good liver foods are spinach, beets, beetroot tops, parsley, mint, wheatgrass, dandelion greens, and alfalfa sprouts.
2. Include these vitamin supplements in your daily regime. B Complex Vitamins, as they work individually and synergistically to facilitate energy release and the manufacture of new cells.
- Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate) even in as low a dose as 500 mg daily, helps prevent fatty buildup and cirrhosis (much more serious diseases than “liver dysfunction”).
- Vitamin E reduces scar tissue production.
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) must be present in the body for the liver to make its own powerful antioxidant, Glutathione.
- Omega 3 helps the liver to reduce the inflammation of its cells which aids in its healing process.
- Green Tea Extract protects and helps cleanse your liver.
NOTE: all of these nutrients can be found in the Total Health Pack, available HERE
3. Reduce your exposure to chemicals by using certified organic skin care products (such as the ones we recommend and sell HERE), swapping out high chemical cleaning products for low and non-toxic cleaning products.
Don’t microwave food in plastic containers. Instead of plastic water bottles, use stainless steel or BPA-free reusable plastic bottles. Buy certified organic food products as often as you can.
4. Learn how to care for, support, cleanse and repair your liver. Purchase and download our extensive “Love Your Liver” e-Manual HERE
AND REMEMBER THESE 5 CRITICAL LIFESTYLE STRATEGIES
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- Drink ½ ounce of purified water per pound of body weight daily.
- Eat 2 cups of vegetables daily, not including lettuce, potato, peas, corn and mushrooms. You can eat them; they just don’t count.
- Reduce caffeine intake to no more than 16 ounces of organic coffee per day. Zero to 8 ounces is preferable.
- Have four to five sugar free days per week.
- Find exercise you enjoy, that energizes you and get movement at least 4 times per week.
Information made available through this website is provided for educational or reference purposes only. Nutritional Therapy and/or Coaching is not intended as a diagnosis, treatment, prescription, or cure for any disease, mental or physical, and is not intended as a substitute for regular medical care.
Would you like to use this article in your E-zine or website? You may, if you include this complete write-up with it: Brenda Eastwood is a holistic health expert who specializes in Women’s Health Issues. Her expertise stems from over 35 years’ experience as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner. This includes ongoing research, 17 years running a successful private practice, presenting hundreds of seminars and workshops, as well as coaching clients through her unique online Inner Circle program. Today she is reaching out to even more women through her regular article contributions to HANS (Health Action Magazine) and her book “Get off the PMS and Perimenopausal Roller Coaster, Learn 9 Natural Fast Track Solutions to Balanced Hormones”. For more information on Brenda Eastwood please visit www.BrendaEastwood.com or for information on her Total Health Packs visit www.TotalHealthPack.com