Liver organ responsible for breaking down and expelling toxins that enter the body, and that each system of the body, including the reproductive system, depends on to properly function?Liver Health
- A. the kidneys
- B. the colon
- C. the liver
I hope you got it right! If not, the answer is, C – the liver.
The liver, the master detoxifier, is indeed responsible for a large part of our overall health and particularly instrumental in fertility health.
The liver has two main jobs:
- To convert food, fluid, and the air we breathe (including that which the body absorbs through the air we breathe) into the life-sustaining vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and nutrients that fuel and protect the body.
- To break down and expel toxins and excess hormones.
It does these jobs by…
- filtering toxins from the blood at a rate of over one quart per minute
- making bile, the fluid that helps the body break down fats and prevents constipation
- metabolizing excess hormones
- participating in healthy immune system function
- producing interferon, a protein that acts as the body’s natural defense system against pathogens (viruses, bacteria, germs, parasites, etc.)
- storing vitamins, minerals and enzymes for use when the body needs them
- converting amino acids into glucose for energy production
A liver that is tired, congested and overworked can produce a multitude of symptoms that are often thought to be caused by hormones and particularly hormone imbalance. Common symptoms of a sluggish liver are crashes of energy, poor digestion, skin issues (more below), weight gain and many more…
- anger or irritability
- bouts of general depression, headaches or body aches without an identifiable cause
- inability to properly balance hormones in the absence of other contributing fertility health issues
- poor digestion, nausea after meals (especially after eating fatty/oily foods) and constipation
- skin issues – irritation, some liver spots, itching, swelling with bags under the eyes, slight yellow hue, acne
- tiredness/fatigue without having overexerted oneself
Main contributors to liver sluggishness are eating a diet low in fiber that lacks fresh whole vegetables and overeating dairy, fatty meat, oils, alcohol and refined sugars. Repeated use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics and tranquilizers, and exposure to environmental toxins and chemicals also contribute to poor liver health.
How to Improve Liver Health
The liver is an amazing organ! Thankfully it is able to renew and regenerate itself. This can take some time depending on the degree to which it is damaged – in general anywhere from three months to a year.
“Optimum nutrition is the best liver protection and the key to liver healing…” ~ Dr. Linda Page
A liver health program designed to help revitalize the liver should first and foremost focus on diet and exercise. Without the foundation of a whole food, clean diet and regular, moderate exercise, natural therapies supportive of liver health will not be as effective.
Dietary Choices for Optimal Liver Function
A liver health program should include a whole food Fertility Diet including Fertility Smoothies. This way of eating is high in the following which are particularly healthy for the liver:
- Fresh vegetables, specifically dark green leafy vegetables and sea vegetables, chlorophyll-rich foods that boost liver health and function. FertiliGreens is a great way to get one complete serving of greens each day.
- Fiber which absorbs excess bile, promotes regular elimination including elimination of excess hormones – whole grains, beans, and legumes.
- Lean protein (mostly vegetable)- sprouts, whole grains, wheat germ, nutritional yeast, legumes, nuts and seeds
- Potassium-rich foods – dried fruits, some seafood
- Sulphur-rich foods – garlic, onion, cage-free eggs, cruciferous vegetables
- Enzyme/probiotic-rich foods – fermented foods or kefir
- Clean, filtered water – 6-8 glasses a day (add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice too)
- Bitters that stimulate digestion – artichokes, beets and radishes and their greens, endive and arugula
Foods to avoid:
- refined sugar
- refined grains
- fried foods high in saturated/trans fats
Dairy products that are organic, grass-fed and whole fat should be limited (avoid low-fat and nonfat dairy options).
In regards to lifestyle, the liver and reproductive organs depend on proper, healthy blood flow (circulation) and fresh oxygen to perform at their best.
Exercise – get moving! Be sure to exercise outside in nature where plenty of clean air is available to you as well. The liver depends on the oxygen coming into the lungs to properly function. Make sure you sweat when exercising to naturally detoxify (take a sauna or steam in a hot bath).
Breathe Clean Air – Buy an air purifier for the home or office and change or clean your furnace filter as suggested.
Herbalist Matthew Wood says, “Whenever we have a mental state where there is anger, frustration and fighting against the flow or a lack of confidence in the natural progression of events, the liver will usually be involved. These mental conditions correspond with the old idea of a ‘choleric’ or liver personality, in Greek and Chinese medicine…” Those with these mental conditions also tend to “suffer from problems because of tension in other parts of the organism… One of the areas most strongly affected is the sexual-urinary tract.”
Healthy levels of stress hormones are necessary for liver function and the body’s ability to produce sex hormones.
Herbs, Nutritional Supplements and Natural Therapies
Herbs and nutritional supplements can give your body the boost it needs to achieve optimal liver health.
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Immune system enhancing supplements are known to help support liver regeneration.
- Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system
- Probiotics – supportive of healthy gut flora to fight pathogens
- CoQ10 Ubiquinol – another powerful antioxidant for fighting free radicals
- Systemic Enzyme Therapy – promotes a healthy immune system response
- Choline – a micronutrient, B vitamin, known to support the liver’s natural ability to detoxify and prevent fat build-up within itself. Suggested daily use is 425 mg. Foods rich in choline are eggs, don’t skip the yolks, Brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, wild Alaskan Salmon, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, lentils and peanuts
Castor Oil Therapy – Applied over liver area three times a week aids in liver detoxification and increases liver circulation.
Fertility Yoga – Increases circulation throughout the body, stretches muscles and ligaments, promotes calm, relaxation and stress reduction, enhances breathing and the flow of oxygen into the lungs.
Natural Remedy for Liver health
Liver Cleanse Remedy Pack.
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Liver Cleanse | Hepatitis/Fatty Liver Treatment Pack functions:
- Varieties of Supplements that prevent chemical liver damage.
- It strengthens detoxification function of the liver.
- Activates and energizes the pancreas of the liver for better metabolism.
- Prevents Diabetes and other related metabolic diseases.
- Helps lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
- It helps prevent liver from infection or virus damage.