Published: 02/23/2015 - Updated: 05/18/2018
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
The liver is one of the most important organs in general body health. It has a long list of bodily functions that participate in well-being, so you can’t miss this information for keeping it healthy.
Symptoms of a tired and Overloaded Liver
If the liver functions poorly, or is weakened or overloaded, you will notice these symptoms:
- Difficulty absorbing foods
- Lack of appetite
- Yellow tongue, dry mouth, or bitter taste in mouth
- Swollen abdomen
- Oily skin, blisters, itchy skin with pimples, blackheads, acne, etc.
- Nausea and vertigo
- Dandruff, hair loss, scalp problems, etc.
- Neck pain
- Cramps and poor circulation
- Muscular fatigue
- Light phobia, vision problems, etc.
If you have any of these symptoms, do not hesitate in curing your liver, which could be quite simple. It is important that you cleanse your liver frequently and give it a break from red meat, fatty products, cow’s milk and processed animal products.
For two days, avoid any product originating from animals, in any way, shape or form. Avoid especially cow’s milk (in any form, light, skim, etc.)(, as well as white flour, cold meats and fried foods. On the first day of your diet, you should eat solely pineapple or papaya, these fruits are wonderful cleansers. Start the day of cleansing by drinking aloe very juice with lemon in the morning, which you could blend with a glass of water, a piece of aloe, and the juice from one lemon. Then, follow with the fruit you have chosen. Throughout this first day, drink two cups of boldo tea, one at mid morning and another at mid-afternoon. Drink an extra cup of dandelion tea at night. NOTE: all bitter herbs are wonderful liver stimulants.
On the second day, follow the same instruction but add steamed vegetables to your lunch and dinner. Eat the vegetables by themselves, without adding dressings, just extra-virgin olive oil and lemon.
On the third day of liver cleansing, begin the best of all liver habits: try to avoid the aforementioned foods whenever possible, as these only saturate the liver with toxins. Include vegetable juices with aloe every day, which heals tissues and is also a potent cleanser of the liver, blood and intestines. A few good combinations are: aloe with carrot, aloe with lemon, aloe with orange (for breakfast), etc.
Try not to make it a habit of combine fruits with your meals. Fruits should be eaten by themselves in order to take full advantage of their properties. If you combine fruits with meals, it could create fermentation in the stomach, which creates alcohol. It’s almost as if you were drinking alcohol without actually having drank it, which will affect your liver.
Every day you should drink boldo tea 20 minutes after eating. Eat slowly, without rushing through it, and don’t eat any junk food or fast food, which creates severe nutrition problems and problems with liver health. Avoid frying your foods, but rather grill them. Always accompany meat with some sort of fresh vegetable salad and vegetable juice, so that the meat doesn’t spend too much time in your intestines and begins to ferment. Cow’s milk should be substituted by plant-based milk, like almond or oatmeal milk, and don’t eat any sweets, pastries, or drinks sweetened with white sugar.
Additionally, you need to tend to your stress. This creates too many health problems. Exercise. Yoga helps release emotions and it will help you to relax and center your energy.
And lastly, accompany this cleansing diet by learning to release your anger, because this stops energy in the liver and creates a lot of imbalances. Learn to let go of what you feel, don’t criticize yourself nor expect anything from others. Remember that you need to learn to make yourself happy, and allow others to choose their own path and learn about life in their own way.
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 05/18/2018
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