Could Liver Detox Work for You?

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Could Liver Detox Work for You?

beautiful smiling woman in spa salonIf you feel tired and sluggish all the time, or just unhealthy in general, a liver detox might be exactly what you need. Your liver is responsible for producing enzymes that help you metabolize food and expel toxins from your body. Occasionally, toxins can build up beyond the level your liver can handle, and your system needs a bit of help to regulate itself so that you can feel energetic and healthy again.

The goal of a liver detox is to help your liver convert toxins into water-soluble compounds which are then eliminated through your urine, stool, and sweat. A liver detox program works by:

  • Increasing your intake of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals required for detoxification.
  • Minimizing your current intake of chemicals, toxins, and allergens, to give your system a break so that it can focus on eliminating accumulated toxins.
  • Encouraging fruit and vegetable intake, so that your body’s alkalinity is optimized. This allows for greater urinary excretion of toxins.
  • Increasing frequency of your bowel movements and bile flow. This helps you to reduce your exposure to toxins by eliminating them more quickly.

The dietary portion of a liver detox program is extremely important. It should emphasize whole foods, potassium-rich fruits and vegetables, and appropriate healthy fluids such as filtered water. The diet is aimed at reducing your exposure to antibiotics, pesticides, artificial hormones, chemicals, preservatives, and high fructose corn syrup. You’ll also need to avoid common allergens, which can cause inflammation and immune system activation. Acidic foods such as animal products and refined carbohydrates should also be avoided.

It’s also important to add a liver detox supplement to your regimen. These supplements are formulated with ingredients that support your body’s natural detoxification processes. They’ll help to get your liver operating at its maximum potential, so that you can flush harmful toxins from your body much more quickly and effectively.

If you think you could benefit from a liver detox program, call our office for a consultation. We’d be happy to discuss the proper dietary interventions and supplementation schedule with you. The results should leave you feeling more youthful, energetic, healthy, and vibrant.