Your Liver Detoxification – A Science Experiment Gone Wrong?
‘Liver Detoxification’ can go belly up – like a science experiment gone wrong! — If the body doesn’t have the right nutrients.
The liver –the largest internal organ of the body — is a busy little bee – helping with digestion, excretion, the processing and storing of nutrients AND detoxifying harmful toxins.
Day in and day out, it does this important job behind the scenes, unnoticed.
So we often pay no attention to this important organ and the job it has to do — until we start feeling sluggish.
I Love the Liver – Is that Weird?
I love it because it is SO clever and it does such a huge job all day every day. In fact the detoxification process alone is such a huge job that it is done in 2 Phases.
Sort of like cleaning out your garden shed…or is it just my shed?
Phase 1: Is like getting everything out of the shed, sorting through it all, and separating the dangerous toxic goods and ensuring that they are safe for removal.
Phase 2: Is where it takes these toxic goods and safely discards them – putting it them into the general garden bin or recycle bin.
But Often It’s A Science Experiment Gone Wrong
Because each Phase of Liver Detoxification require different nutrients so that the structure of toxins is safely converted making them less toxic for the bowels and kidneys (wee and poo) to eliminate.
Phase I and II require Vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, K, Amino Acids, Flavonoids, Fibre, Phospholipids and Minerals such as Zinc, Selenium and Molybdenum (to name a few)
Signs & Symptoms That Your Experiment Has Gone Wrong
Sluggish digestion, Bloating, Skin Breakouts, Fatigue, Allergies, Constipation, Hair loss and Food intolerances are all signs that your Liver is not detoxifying well.
“Agggh”, you say, “Tell me what I need to do!”
“Do I fast?” Definitely not! You’re basically asking the liver to detoxify without ANY support. I mean does your water have all the Vitamins, Minerals etc mentioned above?? I don’t think so. Water Fast =Blowing up the whole science lab!
“Do I juice?” ‘No,no and no’. It doesn’t have all the nutrients (listed above) to support the liver. And (on a side note) Juice fasts can disrupt the gut microbiome and cause huge weight gain as it is PURE sugar.
These Are The Nutrient Must Haves To Support Liver Detoxification
Protein (Amino Acids) help support cytochrome p450 enzymes in Phase 1. Choose easily digestible proteins such as almonds, pistachios, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, lentils and beans.
Selenium protects tissues from toxins as it binds to them making them less damaging to cells. Best source is Brazil nuts. 2-4 nuts a day will do the job!
Zinc enhances antioxidant pathways preventing the formation of free oxygen radicals that can damage organs. Great sources are sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, capsicum, ginger, whole grains, pecans, paprika, chilli powder, thyme and cinnamon.
Molybdenum plays a major role in detoxifying compounds such as alcohol, mercury, excess copper, and petrochemicals often found in skin and cosmetic products. Good sources are buckwheat, lima beans, lentils, sunflower seeds, rice and potato.
Help the Liver Do Its Job Effectively
Give the body what it what it needs and don’t waste your money – or put your health in jeopardy – with Juice cleanses, water fasts or crazy detox powders and shakes that do more harm than good!
Supporting the liver is about ADDING IN nutrient dense plant-based foods and TAKING AWAY the crap.
Here’s a one-day example of foods that support the liver and its detoxification process…
- Breakfast – Buckwheat Nut Granola.
- Snack – Almonds, Brazil nuts and Sunflower seeds.
- Lunch – Bitter Greens with Avocado, White beans and Red capsicum/Bell pepper.
- Dinner – Super Salad with a rainbow of colours and nuts and seeds on top, with a lemon drizzle.
With my clients I show them how to ‘Make Healthy Simple’ with REAL FOOD that bombards the body with ‘nutrients’ that quickly reduces inflammation and Gut Dysbiosis and supplies all the nutrients required for Phase I and II Liver Detoxification.
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Hope this helps, Nat xx