3 Simple Ways to Detox Your Liver

Regardless of your lifestyle and dietary choices, our modern environment places significant strain on the body’s natural detoxification systems.  Many people associate a liver detox with abstaining from alcohol, which is important, but it's just one of many substances that our bodies work hard to break down and eliminate.  Detoxification is a continuous process, largely managed by our liver. A man clutching his torso with an animation of his liver.

The liver is a powerhouse organ, diligently filtering toxins, bacteria, hormones, and wastes from your bloodstream every day.  In addition to its detoxifying functions, the liver plays a pivotal role in digestion, energy regulation, mood stabilisation, and sleep quality.  It also promotes a healthy microbiome, which is vital as 70% of our immunity stems from in the gut.  Therefore, maintaining liver health is essential for a strong immune system. 

While the liver is naturally adept at detoxifying the body, it can sometimes get overwhelmed.  Here are some signs to watch out for:

  • Digestive Issues: Bowel irregularity, discomfort, and flatulence.
  • Hormonal Imbalances: Mood changes and feelings of overwhelm.
  • Low Energy: Persistent fatigue and poor stamina.
  • Brain Fog: Difficulty thinking clearly and reduced mental clarity.
  • Skin Conditions: Itchy skin in combination with other symptoms.

If you’re thinking of targeting support for your liver and doing a liver detox, here are 3 simple lifestyle changes that could help you.

1. Moderation is always best. Therefore reduce or avoid chemicals and substances that stress the liver including:

  • Alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, vapes
  • Food additives, preservatives, colourings and artificial flavourings
  • Processed foods and highly refined or sugary foods
  • Fried foods and trans fats

2. Increase substances that aid liver detoxification:

  • Herbal Medicines: Use herbs known for their liver-supporting properties. (expanded below).
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: Opt for organic, especially brassicas (broccoli, kale, cabbage), beetroot, and leafy greens.
  • Turmeric: Incorporate fresh or dried turmeric into your diet. (Be aware of potential medication contraindications with turmeric.)
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of fresh, filtered water.
  • Garlic, Onions, and Eggs: These foods support liver function.
  • Whole Grains, Beans, Legumes, Nuts, and Seeds: These provide essential nutrients and fiber.
  • Extra Fiber: Use chia seeds, psyllium, ground linseeds, and LSA to help eliminate toxins packaged by the liver. You should drink lots of water when consuming foods high in fiber or it could have the opposite effect.  

3. Regenerate the liver with specific herbal medicines:

  • Globe Artichoke: Scientifically proven to help lower cholesterol and support liver detoxification, healing, and protection.
  • Milk Thistle (St Mary’s Thistle): Contains silymarin, a potent antioxidant that protects the liver from toxins and enhances its detoxification capacity.
  • Dandelion Root: Promotes the production and secretion of digestive agents, supports bowel function, and ensures effective elimination of toxins.
  • Organic Liver Cleanse incorporates all these herbs to help regenerate your liver.  

A focused two-week liver detox programme incorporating these elements can significantly enhance your liver function, leading to increased clarity, energy, and overall vitality.  By supporting your liver, you can regain the buoyancy and sparkle that helps you feel alive and ready to embrace all of life’s potential.

Your liver has a unique capacity among organs to regenerate itself after damage.  A liver can regrow to a normal size even after up to 90% of it has been removed.  Herbs and our Organic Liver Cleanse helps speed up this process. 

Always talk to your health professional before making any dietary or lifestyle changes to ensure they are suitable for you.

An animation of a clean, healthy liver.
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