Most people don’t give two thoughts about their liver, and most don’t even know where it’s at in their body. Located just below the right rib cage, your liver filters over 100 gallons of blood daily to perform thousands of functions. Chief amongst these roles is removal of ingested toxins and potentially harmful substances. Removed items are altered and either sent back into the blood for excretion by the kidneys OR filtered into the bile where they exit via the stool.
I’m sure you can imagine a liver that loses its capacity to fully remove waste. After all forever taking out the trash is a stinky business. Since the industrial revolution, we now eat, breathe and live with numerous chemicals and pollutants to which our bodies were never exposed in all of our prior existence. Even the deepest ocean creatures have measurably high tissue levels of plastics. Sadly, studies show that newborn babies already have 80 plus measurable chemicals in their system. Thus, your liver needs all the help it can get.
So, what can you do to support your liver? Drink half your body weight (in oz of clean filtered water) daily. Drink the juice from half a fresh squeezed lemon 1 to 2 times daily into 6 to 8 oz of water. Avoid drinking water and juices, et al from plastic bottles (ceramic, glass, stainless steel preferred). Eat as much organic as able. Minimize alcohol and medications (with your doctors guidance), quit smoking. Quit exposing your body to the barrage of chemicals in common household products (soaps, cleaners, etc). A good book to guide you is THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HEALTH by Don Colbert MD or THE EI SYNDROME by Dr Sherry Rogers. Also, consider nutrients known to cleanse and optimize liver function such as milk thistle, alpha lipoid acid, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), nearly all B vitamins and many more. Doctors trained in nutrition, anti-aging, and hormone replacement therapy can help guide you in using the what is right for you. Learn more at our website www.bodylogicmd.com.