I so often here this, do you ever feel like this…perhaps it’s because your body is toxic… when the body is toxic you can result in feeling like you have foggy brain, poor memory, fluid retention, blocked up sinuses, weight gain, poor digestion, bloating, constipation, aches and pains all over, dead tired problematic skin, frequent infections, insomnia, do I need to go on, as I really could?
Do you know that all of these complaints can be helped by a proper working liver! Yes you may be surprised to learn this, however you have heard me speak of the powerful liver organ before.
When you eat a wide varied diet you get all the nutrients you need. The problem with us is that we stick to the same handy boring good old reliable every day, tea, toast, porridge, potatoes, meat…not that there is anything wrong with these but there is when that’s all you eat!
To keep toxins eliminated from your body you need the following nutrients on a consistent basis, which all work together to perform detoxification through the liver. As the liver detoxifies in different phases like different levels it needs the wide variety of nutrients as listed below for it to work at its optimum.
Vitamin E…found in avocadoes, 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.
What can you do?
Up your water intake, cut out the rubbish and introduce new 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 form 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, it’s a lot easier.
The new year is often a time when people decide to start healthy and a few weeks in they are back into their old habits. This year focus on your long term health and consistent small changes which you can make to help keep you in tip top shape. Just because you are not sick right now does not mean you are in vibrant health, when is the last time you had a full checkup? You can get started with my easy tips.