Do you look after yourself enough?

 

St Patrick's Day some would say that people all around the world drink too much.  Also, at Easter we are all guilty of eating mum's delicious home cooked meals until we are bloated and then finishing it off with chocolate eggs. 

After a couple of hours, you may start to experience heartburn, feel bloated, gassy, abdominal cramping, and spend several trips to the toilet.  After a few days your skin starts to break out with acne and rashes, simply because your liver could not cope  with so much excess of  food and drink.

Now that the festivities are over it is time to think about repairing the damage done to the hardest working organ in your poor body, the Liver.  

If you struggle with fatigue and tiredness throughout the day and you are a regular customer of your local coffee shop, this article is for you.  If you are struggling with losing weight or have skin rashes, this article is also for you.

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The liver is the second largest organ in the body performing several functions which are essential for our survival.

The liver breaks down harmful substances, which are excreted into the bile or blood.  Those waste products enter the intestine and ultimately leave the body in the faeces, the blood by-products are filtered out by the kidneys and leave the body in the form of urine.

Below are some of the most important functions of the liver: 

  • Production of bile, which is responsible for breaking down fats in the small intestine during digestion.

  • Production of cholesterol to help carry fats through the body and regulate hormones.

  • Store and release of glucose as needed.

  • Clearing the blood of drugs and other harmful substances.

  • The liver turns glucose into fat which it sends around the body to store for use when need it.

  • Storage of vital nutrients like vitamins and providing them when their levels in the body are low.

  • Resisting infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the bloodstream

 

Nowadays we are bombarded with harmful substances from daily use of conventional drugs, pesticides in your food, fluoride in your water, chemical substances in your beauty and cleaning products and chemical concoctions in your packaged foods.

How hard does your liver have to work to process all this on a daily basis?

People can spend 10 years damaging their liver and not feeling any of the effects this is doing to them. This is because the liver can auto regenerate and even though you can damage the organ an awful lot it can still carry out all of its jobs.

Early symptoms of liver disease can include: fatigue, nausea, abdominal pains, diarrhoea, skin rashes and problems losing weight.

What can we do to keep our hard working organ in perfect order?

Eat a organic healthy diet, decrease exposure to toxins, detox at least once a year, use supplements that help to detoxify the liver  on a daily basis, take a daily homeopathic remedy to support your liver or a detox herbal tea blend.

The most common homeopathic medicines for liver detoxification are:

  • Nux vomica-* is the 21st-Century Man`s medicine, indicated for symptoms linked to sedentary lifestyle and over-indulgence in stimulants, rich foods, coffee, cigarettes and alcohol. It improves detoxification of the liver and intestines.

  • Chelidonium -* is great for people with excessive weakness and lethargy. The person is usually constipated and experiences right upper abdominal pain.

  • Carduus marianus -* is one of the most important liver remedies, the person presents with periodical violent sick headaches, nausea and attacks of vomiting.

If any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, maybe it is time to consider a liver detox!

Vital Health & Homeopathy Centre can help you restore vibrant health with a 2-week plan!