Although everyday activities can put stress on your liver, there also are simple ways for you to keep your liver healthy.
Have you ever wondered about the health of your liver? From hormone processing to detoxification, our liver has many important jobs. Many of us put additional stress on the liver with daily activities such as drinking alcohol, breathing unclean air and eating processed or unhealthy foods.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to give your liver the upper hand against these assaults:
Try to increase your intake of the following foods:
Foods to avoid or decrease in your diet include:
Whether through exercise or sauna, sweating allows your body to eliminate toxins through the pores, lowering the detoxification burden on the liver.
Replace any soda, juice or coffee you drink with clean water. Getting enough water in your system is very important for detoxification.
There are many herbs and supplements as well as other therapies that can also be helpful for liver support and detoxification. For additional help, contact Bastyr Center for Natural Health at (206) 834-4100 to make an appointment with a naturopathic doctor and get individualized advice based on your lifestyle.
— Lela Altman, ND, naturopathic physician and resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the teaching clinic of Bastyr University.
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