Have you ever felt like all your hard work went unnoticed? Maybe you were that person in High School that always seemed to fade into the background. Well, what if I told you that the organs in our bodies feel the same way? The heart, brain, and skin would definitely fall into the role of the popular kids. Almost, everyone knows what they look like and how important it is for us to do everything in our power to help and support them. But what if I told you there is an unsung hero whose work and health directly determine the health of the rest of your body? That’s right, even your skin, heart, and brain suffer when this powerhouse is struggling to make ends meet. Have you guessed which organ you should be taking better care of yet? Don’t worry I will be happy to take all the guesswork out of the equation. Your liver is one of the most overworked and undervalued organs in your body!
The Unsung Hero of the Body!
The liver has a number of different jobs that make it vital to our health. Too often we forget about this five-lobed workhorse that even contains the ability to regenerate itself. This magnificent organ is constantly working to remove excess toxins from our bodies. Even with the healthiest diet we are all still exposed to an excess of toxins that even our miraculous livers cannot take on in one sitting. By now, I am sure you are asking just how can you help your poor mistreated livers? The answer is simple by detoxing! Now, I do not mean one of those crazy juice cleanses or a colonoscopy style flush. Just a good old fashioned detox. Not sure what a detox is supposed to look like? No worries, again, I will be happy to lay it all out for you!
Does Your Body Detox Naturally?
So, here’s the thing about detoxing, you are constantly coming into contact with multiple toxins. No matter how clean your diet is you will always be exposed to some form of toxins such as environmental toxins. Conveniently, our bodies are designed to naturally remove toxins. The human body starts to naturally detox after about 12 hours depending on what foods you are consuming. People eating more plant-based and clean foods tend to have a quicker turnaround for their digestion rate. For example, on average it takes between 6-8 hours for food to pass through your stomach and into your small intestines and anywhere from 24-72 hours to be completely eliminated from your body. People who consume high fat or overly processed foods tend to take longer to digest and eliminate foods and toxins.
Why You Need to Take Better Care of Your Liver Now!
Our livers are one of the hardest working organs in our bodies. They are constantly removing toxins while also helping to process all of our nutrients. Whether we are exposed to environmental toxins (both airborne and through our skin) or excess toxins we ingest. There is a limit to how much our bodies can do for us. I like to think of it as if the liver was in control of waste management (your friendly garbage man). If there were a strike and you suddenly no longer had someone to remove the excess waste you naturally accumulate you would start to notice wouldn’t you? There would be a cruel and unforgiving odor which also occurs when you need to detox! Things would get crowded and begin to feel tight just like when we start to bloat due to excess toxic gas accumulation. But here’s the thing our livers are more than just our garbage personal, they also control and regulate blood clotting, strengthen the immune system, metabolism, bile production, stores essential vitamins and minerals, and helps regulate our hormones. All reasons to be nicer to the people and organs that go unnoticed!
Taking it to the Limit?
When the liver becomes overworked or overstressed it begins to shut down which makes other organs have to help carry the excess weight. What could that look like? In most cases, the adrenal glands are the first to feel the excess workload. This can lead to excessive weight gain, a compromised immune system, the inability to process stress, hormone irregularities, and even sleep deprivation! One of the biggest problems with the liver sharing it’s workload is that the other organs are not used to handling so much work and as such become overloaded almost instantaneously. By the time you start noticing there is a problem, your body has already sustained quite a bit of damage. Luckily, your liver has the ability to regenerate when you give it the proper building materials. That’s right, if you do not change course you will continue to see multiple organ failure until death has become imminent. One of the best ways to help your liver push through it’s never-ending workload is by choosing to eat clean whole foods and detoxing regularly. If you are not sure which detox is right for you I have taken the time to put together a month-long detox. Here’s the best part of my Detoxify and Rebuild program, not only does it factor in a transitional period, and come with a full week dedicated to rebuilding your gut health (thus, fortifying your bodies defenses), it a safe all-natural approach that anyone can do from the comfort of their own homes. That’s right, I am dedicated to making health and wellness accessible for all and that is why I have created programs that focus on nutrition as the key ingredient to changing your life!
If you, or anyone else you know, are ready to take back control over your own health I urge you to try one of my 30-day programs. In today’s fast-paced modern lifestyle we are all in need of a detox. Don’t wait until it is too late and you are already seeing signs and symptoms that your body is begging you to help out with a detox or two. Just in case you are unaware of what to be on the lookout for as far as signs and symptoms I will be posting an additional article on the signs and symptoms that you need to detox. You owe it to yourself to take the time to improve your quality and quantity of life. Your whole life can change in as little as 30 days. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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