Let’s talk liver and no I don’t mean the kind you eat but the kind in your body! I wanted to share this with you because it was huge for me and I thought it might help you! So my whole life I had good skin rarely breaking out or having problems and around 21 I started getting breakouts on my cheeks and chin all the time, like all the time. I scar easily and can’t for the life of me stop touching my face so you can see my dilemma here. I tried using expensive skin care, drinking more tea and lemon water, I started using masks and eating less processed foods/sugar and not a lot changed. I was frustrated because this went on for 3 years before I finally got a live blood analysis done and found out my liver was sluggish, that’s right 24 years old, healthy diet, not consuming excessive amounts of alcohol, exercises regularly and yet my liver was sluggish. When I started caring for my liver health, it was a game changer! My face hasn’t been this clear in years but better than that it helped my energy increase, I started using the bathroom more regularly, the psoriasis on my scalp improved (thank the heavens), my sleep got better (I stopped waking up at 2am) and I stopped getting UTI’s like every 3 months.
We could talk for hours about the functions of the liver but to avoid boring you I’m going to give you the down low on why you probably need to pay more attention to your liver and how a healthy liver can mean more energy, cleaner blood, reducing acne, eczema and psoriasis, healthy weight and an overall healthier body!
So basically The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly. The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your liver’s job though. The liver detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs, it keeps your blood from getting hit with dangerous toxins, it keeps the blood flowing to your heart clean, helps prevent autoimmune disorders, helps other organs if they need a little assistance with bodily cocktails and seriously SO much more. That sucker has more than 500 vital functions! Now that you know its job, where does the health of YOUR liver fall in all this? if you have a liver that isn’t’ functioning properly you might see symptoms like spider veins, consistent and persistent acne, low energy all the time, eczema, psoriasis, high blood pressure, constant bladder infections or bacterial infections.
The good news is we can help our liver out by eating less fatty foods and drinking less alcohol while eating more fruits and vegetables, the liver thrives off natural sugars. You could get a supplement to help support the function of the liver as well, keep in mind it depends how damaged the liver is to decide how drastically you may need to change your life style, you can get a liver test done by your doctor or if you live in Las Vegas you can go see my friend Maryann Klingenberg for a live blood analysis and she can help you figure out what your body needs for optimal health. E-mail SeeMyCells@gmail.com and let her know Kaitlyn Wolf recommended you as she works off referrals only.
In the meantime a great way to support that big meaty organ is to eat more garlic, organic apples, beets, broccoli sprouts, celery juice, cucumber water and fermented foods. You may want to back off high fats if you have liver issues, yes even healthy fat is still fat that the liver has to process and it slows you down.
More ways you can support your liver!
Garlic – Chop up 1 clove of garlic, put it on a spoon and take it like a pill. Garlic helps to activate enzymes that can flush out toxins as well as having high levels of the natural compounds allicin and selenium, which aid in liver cleansing
Liver Cleanse Smoothie
- 2 bananas
- ½ cup fresh or frozen, or 2 tablespoons powdered red pitaya (dragon fruit, you can get the powder on amazon)
- 2 cups fresh or frozen or 2 tablespoons powdered organic wild blueberries
- ½ cup filtered water (optional)
- Grab two bunches of celery and cut off the base and the top of the stalks.
- Wash them gently in a colander.
- Chop the celery stalks into thirds and place them in the base of your high-speed blender.
- Add 1/4 cup of water and put the lid on the blender.
- **I don’t have a juicer so I use a blender and then strain it through a nut bag (see below) or you could use a cheese cloth, if you have a juicer you can just use that!
Liver support supplement!