The Root of Your Physical Body: The Liver

Even if you are eating healthy, doing all the yoga, spending time in nature, it is crucial to support your liver’s function. 

But why?

Without the liver, it’s impossible to have a properly working metabolism, healthy circulation, balanced hormones, clean blood, and strong digestion.

Boosting liver health to remove toxins from the body is an integral part of Ayurvedic, yogic and naturopathic medicine. It’s the liver’s job to help dissect the nutrients available in foods once they reach the digestive system spread them throughout the body via the bloodstream and eliminate toxic waste that’s left behind.

Aka, if you’re liver isn’t functioning well, you won’t be absorbing all of the nutrients you are eating from your food. 

Here are five ways you can support your liver’s ability to detox. 

Eat probiotic foods daily: 

Yes, pre and probiotic supplements will help you but ultimately your nutrients should be coming from your food. Here are some examples of probiotic foods: 

  •     Kombucha

  •     Kefir

  •     Kimchi

  •     Cultured Vegetables

  •     100% plain Greek Yogurt (no sugar added, y’all) 

Eat Bitter Green Plants/Veggies: 

  •     Mustard greens

  •     Chicory 

  •     Arugula

  •     Dandelion 

  •     Chollard greens

  •     Swiss chard

Eat Raw and Cooked Garlic: 

  •  I do this every day, and it’s worth that temporary bad breath, just carry some charcoal toothpaste around with ya. :) 

Local, Raw Honey that is not heated or refined

  • Add this to your green tea, or just grab a bit by the spoon every day and enjoy. Make sure it's local, not heated or refined! 

Apple Cider Vinegar

  • apple cider vinegar contains beneficial enzymes and antioxidants, such as acetic and malic acid. These balance the pH level within the body — establishing a healthy ratio of acid to alkalinity — which nourishes the liver and other organs within the digestive tract, helping cleanse the body.

The worst foods for your liver include:

    •    alcohol

    •    packaged goods that contain refined vegetable oils, artificial ingredients, sweeteners and colors

    •    fruits and vegetables heavily sprayed with chemical pesticides and herbicides (non-organic crops)

    •    factory-farmed animal products, farm-raised fish or conventional dairy (that has been pasteurized and homogenized)

    •    sugary drinks and snacks

    •    refined grains

Remember to always look for the root causes of your maladies in life. Hope you found this helpful today and I'll be coming back to you on Wednesday to talk about supporting the liver in your home/office environment! 

Stay wild, 


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