Your liver is an adaptable and resilient organ. It’s very remarkable to know that it performs over 500 different function in the body. On a daily basis, your liver supports your basic function by providing you with energy, filtering out toxins, helping in proper blot clotting, fighting off many infections, regulating body hormones and many other.
We subject the liver to lots of stresses every day, from eating not-so-healthy food, taking medication and several questionable lifestyle choices but it still is able to perform well. It is able to process everything we drink and eat, processing proteins and fats, and clearing out toxins and wastes while passing along vitamins and nutrients that we need. Your liver performs and does a lot for the body, so you’ll be sure to notice when it is not working optimally.
Because of the various stresses you subject your liver on a daily basis, it can sometimes get backed up. As with any machine, your liver needs care and maintenance in order for it to function at an optimal level. If in one way or another it fails and you don’t address the problem, toxins can accumulate and cause more serious problems. Additionally, conditions like obesity and diabetes are linked to fatty liver disease and liver cancer. In essence, taking care of your liver is generally straightforward; you need to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Symptoms of a toxic liver:
- Abdominal pain/engorgement
- Bitter taste in the mouth
- Loss of appetite
- High cholesterol
- Fluid retention in the abdomen
- Skin sensitivity/outbreaks
- Dark urine
- Gallbladder attacks
The following are some ways to have your liver up and running and get a natural detox. Whether you have experienced the above symptoms or just want to play an active role in taking care of your liver, these steps could be helpful.
1. Limit your alcohol consumption
A can of beer or a glass of wine every now and then can be beneficial in some ways but drinking more than that can harm your liver. The metabolic by-product of alcohol consumption and the resulting inflammation can cause damage to this vital organ.
To give your liver a break, avoid drinking alcohol for at least one week. Then, you can slowly reintroduce light to moderate drinking after that. To keep your liver from overtaxing, drink no more than 1-2 glasses a few times in a week.
2. Lose some weight
Researchers have found a definite link between obesity and liver disease. Obesity, defined as carrying too much body fat versus being overweight, which is defined as carrying more than a healthy weight for your height. From a therapeutic point of view, weight loss is regarded as a foundation for treatment and prevention of disease.
3. Avoid eating processed food
Eating a lot of processed food taxes our liver, even if you are not overweight or obese. Processed food, including fast food and soda, contain a lot of sugar, salt trans fat, GMOs, chemicals and other bad stuff. Not only are they bad for the liver, but to our body as a whole. Replace these processed foods with real, whole foods so your liver can heal. As an added, you will also definitely feel a lot better.
4. Avoid or reduce over-the-counter pain medications
Pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen are made available almost everywhere. Unfortunately, these common pain medications are bad for your liver. They can block liver enzymes that regulate inflammation, cause bleeding throughout the digestive system and ultimately cause liver damage and failure when used regularly.
5. Detox with water
Increasing your water intake will help your liver clear out the toxins in our body. Most of us don’t drink enough water so it also lessens the its ability to flush out all the bad stuff in the body and replenish our supportive nutrition.
6. Eat healthy fats
Healthy fats like those found in fruits and vegetables support the liver by providing antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and other good nutrients. Sources of healthy fat include: avocado, coconut, flaxseed, olive and olive oil, and hemp. For a natural detox, you can drink a mixture of 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Drink this first thing in the morning to prevent build-up of fats and clean and protect your body.
7. Increase exercise
Exercising helps your body. Moving your body regularly gets your blood flowing, muscles strengthened, toxins eliminated, reduce stress and improve your sleep. The list of good things goes on. Even following a moderate exercise regimen has significant benefits especially in reducing liver fat in people with fatty liver disease. Exercise regularly to heal and maintain a healthy liver and for a natural liver detox.
ANF Therapy vs Liver Issues
One of the many benefits of ANF Therapy is the detox it provides to the whole body. It is part of the healing process of removing toxins from the body. By combining different ANF discs, you can help normalize, optimize and strengthen your body functions such as the immune system, lymphatic system, nervous system, organs, and cardiovascular system. Watch how ANF Therapy helped with liver issues below:
“I’ve been dealing with liver issues for the past 13 years due to HELLP Syndrome during my first pregnancy – including swelling, a lot of tenderness, gut issues and and a lot of restrictions in my breathing…
Once the discs were placed on there, the swelling went down almost instantly it was seconds. The pain disappeared almost as quickly… My breathing is so much better. I can do full range of motion. No pain. I’m super excited.”
— Leslie Ann, ANF Patient
Your liver is the hardest working organ in your body. It is continually working on a lot of processes to produce proteins and hormones, nutrients, fight off infection, metabolize cholesterol and glucose and so much more. To keep you liver functioning effectively, take care of this critical organ through natural liver detoxification and improved lifestyle.