Friday, May 16, 2014

Liver Health
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What happens to our liver when we eat processed foods?

1. Moodiness
2. Depression
3. PMS Pain
4. High Blood pressure
5. Headache
6. Muscle Weakness
7. Eye-vision problems
8. Anger disorders

Huffington Post had an article on the subject:

Garlic helps your liver activate enzymes that can flush out toxins. It also has a high amount of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing says holistic nutritionist Hermeet Suri.
Eating or drinking grapefruit juice can help your liver flush out carcinogens and toxins. This fruit is also high in both vitamin C and antioxidant properties.
Beets are high in plant-flavonoids, which can improve the overall functions of your liver.
Leafy Greens:
Leafy greens like spinach and lettuce have the ability to neutralize metals, chemicals and pesticides that may be in our foods, and act as a protective mechanism for the liver, Suri says.
Green Tea:
Green tea is full of plant antioxidants known as catechins, which have been known to improve the functions of our liver.
Adding more avocados to your diet can help your body produce a type of antioxidant called glutathione, which is needed for our livers to filter out harmful materials, Suri says.
Crucferous Vegetables:
Cruciferous veggies like broccoli and Brussels sprouts also increase the amount of glucosinolate (organic compounds) in our bodies that helps create enzyme production for digestion, Suri says.
We all know citrus fruits like lemons are full of vitamin C, but lemons also help our bodies cleanse out toxic materials and aid the digestion process.
Used as a spice, tumeric has been known to help our bodies digest fats and stimulate the production of bile. It can also act as a natural form of detox for your liver.
Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids, which help support our liver through its cleansing process.

It is going to take a proactive position to care for your liver, the most amazing organ in your body.
Read some excerpts in care2care:

So, it’s no surprise that the liver can become sluggish, making it a factor in many health conditions, including: allergies, arthritis, asthma, bad breath, chronic fatigue syndrome, cravings for sweets,  depression, environmental illness/multiple chemical sensitivities, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches and migraines, hepatitis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, hypoglycemia, hormone imbalances, immune system disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, overweight or obesity, poor digestion, recurring nausea and/or vomiting, skin diseases, and ulcerative colitis.

Here are 15 ways to give your liver a boost:
1.  The liver requires high amounts of vitamins and minerals to perform its many functions.  Your diet should be high in fruits and vegetables and fibrer-rich foods.
2.  Your liver must filter food additives.  Eliminate processed foods, artificial food additives, colors, and preservatives from your diet to give your liver a break.
3.  Eat plenty of fresh carrots and beets, both of which are powerful liver cleansing and rebuilding foods.  In addition, eat plenty of green foods.  The chlorophyll, which gives plants their green color, helps cleanse the liver.
4.  Try to eat two heaping tablespoons of ground flaxseeds.  They bind to hormone receptor sites, preventing excess hormones including synthetic xenoestrogens from plastics and other chemicals, from floating around your bloodstream.  One of the liver’s five hundred jobs is to filter excess hormones.  By eating flaxseeds and flax oil you are helping it function more effectively.  Flaxseeds can be sprinkled on cereal, toast, salads, or blended into smoothies.
Keep reading to learn about the best liver-boosting herbs and nutrients…

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Bettye and Dr. Larry make sure to have at least 3 times a week or more a breakfast vegie-fruit smoothie. I will post again so you can give it a try. A great liver cleanse!
1 - 1 /2 cups Crushed ice
At least 1/4 cup coconut milk ( can from Trader Joes)
Splash of juice - pineapple or black cherry or pomegranate
One frozen strawberry ( organic frozen fresh)
One frozen pineapple chunk
One half frozen banana
half of peeled cucumber in chunks
piece of raw beet peeled - small is good
2 Tbsp of organic hemp seeds ( in Whole Foods bin or in packages)
1 Tbs chia seeds
1/4 cup raw almonds
mint leaves or cilantro leaves
At least one cup plus of fresh filtered water
1 tsp or more of coconut oil ( best from Phillipines- Trader Joe brand good)
fresh spinach or kale leaves.
Spin in your blender - we use the Ninja professional.
I like to squeeze a dash of lemon juice and some sea salt when serving.

For those who are on medications, liver health is hugely important!
The Chinese believe sounds help formulating a healthier liver. Breathe out the sound Shoooo.
For Heart: breathe out the sound Heeeee or Haaaaaa.
For Spleen or Stomach: breathe out the sound Chuuuuuu
For Kidneys: breathe out the sound Fooooooooo
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