I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I so often hear this from my clients, do you ever feel like this?…perhaps it’s because your body is toxic… when the body is toxic you can have many symptoms like…foggy brain, poor memory, fluid retention, blocked up sinuses, weight gain, poor digestion, bloating, constipation, aches and pains, headaches, migraines, tired problematic skin, frequent infections, insomnia, do I need to go on? Do you know all of these complaints can be helped by a proper working liver! Yes you may be surprised to learn this. A tired congested liver can cause the host of problems above and many more such as low mood, depressive like states, hormonal imbalances etc. Your liver can become tired and sluggish for a wide number of reasons, lack of quality sleep, lack of water, lack of green veg in the diet, excessive sugar, alcohol, white processed foods, long term medication, anaesthetic, over the counter painkillers, diet foods and drinks containing sweeteners, improperly chewed and digested food, nutritional deficiencies and lots more!
One of the main functions of the liver in the body is in the detoxification of waste from the bodily processes such as blood cell breakdown, hormone breakdown, every output/metabolism and much more.
To keep toxins eliminated from your body you need a wide variety of fresh fruit, veg and raw foods on a consistent basis, which all work together to perform detoxification through the liver. As the liver detoxifies in different phases it needs the wide variety of nutrients as listed below for it to work at its optimum. Vitamin E…found in avocados, olive oil, nuts, seeds, fish. Vitamin C- found in broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, green vegetables, nettle tea. Glutathione, found in onions, garlic, chives.. Selenium found in nuts, seeds, fish…selenium is a powerful antioxidant and helps your body to fight disease. Beta-carotene found in orange deep yellow coloured foods e.g butternut squash, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and melons too. Juicing fresh organic fruit and vegetables is a powerful way to cleanse the entire body, so if you have a juicer dust it off and get it working again! if you do not you can start with these recommendations…
Up your water intake to a consistent daily amount 1.5 to 2lts, cut out the rubbish and introduce new wholesome foods into your daily routine. If you already have a good diet then there may be other hidden toxins in the body which are not necessarily dietary related. It can be smoke, chemicals from your working environment, chemicals from your garden or household sprays, body care chemicals which you lash onto your skin every day, Internal imbalances in hormones and so on. If this is the case we can test to get to the root of this for you. The liver is a lot more complex than this however when pointed in the right direction, like with anything in life you make it’s job easier. You can get started today with my easy tips and give your liver and body a well needed reboot.
Wishing you a very calm focused day x