And how is it even connected to the rest of the digestive system and hormone health?
Our Beautiful livers are responsible for the biggest chunk of work when it comes to your detoxification process. It produces the bile to help break down and absorb the fat, it cleanses the blood, we depend on it to clean out the toxins and waste products. What do you think happens to your liver when it is overworked with constant work demand like if we eat and snack and snack again; no rest in between and no help in restoring the liver function.
And if there is no rest for the digestive system, the inflammatory process starts, and the hormones are affected are a result.
Modern lifestyle got to be a sad picture that produces many over-processed and over-worked livers. When we overeat or eat processed or fried foods, and, anytime we are exposed to environmental pollutants or stress, the liver becomes overworked and overloaded.
When the liver is overburdened with the heavy loads, it cannot process toxins and fat in an efficient way. There are many foods that can help cleanse the liver naturally by stimulating its natural ability to clean toxic waste from the body. And we will go over the foods that support the liver in my 7 Day Challenge. Note, that I will be talking about foods that support the liver being mindful of those chronic and autoimmune conditions.
What can you do right now to improve the state of your liver health?
1. Avoid exposure to chemicals including skincare and hair care products that still contain lead, lipstick (contains aluminum), deodorant (aluminum) even cleaning products and artists paints.
2. Avoid alcohol and any over the counter medications unless prescribed by your doctor especially Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Allopurinol and Voltaren (Diclofenac).
3. Exercise or at least move daily to improve your circulation. Consider wearing a pedometer to ensure that you collect steps and move more. High intensity short bursts (20-60 seconds) of activity during the day is recommended to enhance growth hormone release. 7 Minute Cardio exercises can also be great as well as resistance training.
1. Avoid artificial sweeteners. You can replace sugar with xylitol or stevia.
2. Avoid pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals by eating organic fruits and vegetables.
3. Avoid grapefruit. Not because it is not good for you but partially because it interferes with some food absorption and interacts with many drugs and herbs. Other fruits and vegetables are recommended especially beets, dandelion greens, and beet juice.
4. 1 heaping Tablespoon of green powders or possible red powders to ensure getting enough liver supporting elements.
5. Drink purified water, at least 8 glasses per day.
6. Avoid coffee, especially soda. Drink naturally decaffeinated green tea.
7. Avoid processed meats and hydrogenated vegetable oils.
I will be doing a Free 7 Day Challenge starting tomorrow. Please, join the Facebook Group to participateI will be sharing tips, foods, and other easy ways to support the liver. Looking forward to seeing you there.
You can order Professional Liver Supporting Supplements like Liver GI Detox from our dispensary called FullScript. I also highly recommend LV/GB from Designs For Health. They have all the minerals you need. Just click HERE to REGISTER and ORDER.
How can I be dehydrated if I do not even feel thirsty?
Is dehydration even a problem?
What do you mean I am dehydrated; I drink all day?
I hear these things from clients often.
Dehydration is not only unfavorable for gut health but also can affect the immune system which no one can afford right now.
If you are noticing that your focus is off, think dehydration first, before anything else.
Dehydration is a serious risk for elders because total body water decreases with age, aging kidneys are less able to concentrate urine, and the sensation of thirst decreases.If you are over 65 years, your risk of dehydration is even higher. Prevent it, not treat and you will not be in the bad situation. Set an alarm to drink or place a checklist on the fridge for daily reminders.
Kids are also at higher risk of dehydration. Talk to them and explain how important this is. I always tell my boys that we are mostly made of water and that is why it is crucial to stay well hydrated.
This time of the year we experience the most dehydration due to heat but believe it or not this problem persists throughout the year for many people. We confuse our thirst mechanism for food cravings all the time and overeating start along with chronic dehydration.
Acute dehydration or dehydration that happens affect you at this moment can easily be fixed with quick electrolyte water, homemade electrolyte drinks and consuming foods with minerals. And if you have more constipation this time of the year, think hydration first before going with medications.
But Chronic dehydration is not often recognized because we think we are Ok if we are not thirsty and we sure can be Ok, it does take years of chronic dehydration to cause severe damage. But why should we feel Ok if we can be feeling GREAT!
If you drink all day long with small amounts of water or other liquids, you will stay constantly dehydrated, this way you’ll never get a chance to rehydrate the cells to the fullest and will yourself in chronic dehydration. Please, drink at least 8 oz of liquid at a time to rehydrate better.
When you are chronically dehydrated your gut microbiome does not have a chance to be balanced to perfection and the toxins are not flushed well from your system so now the hormone health can suffer, too.
I drink a lot of herbal teas throughout the year but even more in the summertime. Teas like peppermint, spearmint, Tulsi, chamomile, dandelion, and decaf green are all great choices. Always try to buy organic teas. This way there is less chance of heavy metal contamination. And skip dehydrating caffeinated drinks.
Consider mineral foots soaks with Epsom salts or full relaxation baths with salts are even better. Make the summertime your time to chill while rehydrating.I am going to make a separate video with information regarding hydration and exercise. There is plenty of information just on that topic.
Please, do not grab those store-bought electrolyte drinks with artificial colors or artificial additives. Our kids are exposed to so many chemicals that they do not need more harmful chemicals in their bodies.
Calculation of your fluid intake formula:
Multiply your weight by 2/3 to calculate the need in ounces.For example, someone who’s 120lbs would need 80 ounces of water or 2.4L
Here is a quick homemade Rehydration Recipe:
1 teaspoonful of Manuka honey for glucose (if non-diabetic)
1/8 tsp of Himalayan salt for sodium
small chunk of ginger
1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon
3 cups of coconut water for potassium and magnesium.
References:1)J Am Coll Nutr. 2012 Apr;31(2):71-8. Cognitive performance and dehydration2)Steiner MJ, DeWalt DA, Byerley JS. JAMA. 2004 Jun 9;291(22):2746-54. Is Your Child Dehydrated?3)Geriatr Nurs. Mar-Apr 2000;21(2):84. Dehydration: hazards and benefits
You can order Professional Supplements like MultiVitamins with Minerals from our dispensary called FullScript. I highly recommend Twice Daily Packs from Designs For Health. They have all the minerals you need. Just click HERE to REGISTER and ORDER.
I wanted to wish you all to have great health and amazing energy!
To me, this weekend means a lot. And most importantly, I’m grateful that we still have the freedom to chose integrative healthcare, to choose a functional medicine approach, to research other ways, to investigate and look into clinical trials and studies and see the flaws in some and see the really great results in others.
It really comes down now to a few important aspects of health to beat this Coronavirus. Those few things include: avoiding getting the autoimmune illness or for those who already have autoimmune conditions, then keep the immune system in the best possible shape or even reverse it.
That is why I’d like to offer you 20% off all supplements ordered this week from both of my dispensaries:
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