Best Way to Detox Your Liver
Hi my name is Charlotte Skiles. I am a nutrition consultant and clinical herbalist with Eat in Peace Wellness Consulting located in Austin, Texas. And right now I'm going to talk to you about the best way to detox your liver. Now this is a fascinating discussion and is a rather broad subject matter so I just want to say from the very beginning that the best way to detox your liver is going to vary from individual to individual. So there really is no one best way to detox your liver, it depends on the person who wants to do it and the context of their lives. But here are my thoughts involved in the best way to detox your liver. It's going to involve looking at diet, particular nutritional supplementation, herbal remedies and of course lifestyle, the way you live your life. So in terms of using all four of those strategies, you get a synergistic approach to detoxifying the liver and the entire body for that matter as opposed to just picking out one magic remedy you get the synergy of all four of those items. So the thing to think about in terms of detoxing the liver is bile flow. So the liver makes bile and the gall bladder stores it. Now bile is a way that toxins can leave the body, that's how they leave the system through the bowels, through your bowel movements. Certain toxins will grab onto that bile or the bile will grab onto those certain toxins and be excreted through the bowel movement. So that's the thing to think about there. So you want to cleanse the liver, well you want to keep bile moving. One of the easiest ways to do that is to incorporate bitter tastes into your diet. There are many herbs that are bitter in nature, gichin is one that comes to mind. Artichoke leaf, not the artichoke that we eat, but the actual artichoke leaf. Those are just two remedies that really are very bitter. Schisandra is a little berry that is fantastic for the liver and get bile moving in a very, very nice way. So those would be some herbs. Now in terms of diet, you can add bitter greens into your daily intake of vegetables. So bitter greens are going to be things like dandelion greens and kale and leafy greens that can facilitate the movement of bile. Stay hydrated, that's another key part of cleansing the liver. And also avoiding overt toxins, so things like alcohol should be consumed in moderation because no matter what way you look at alcohol or the so called benefits of red wine, alcohol is still something that the body, the liver in particular, has to detoxify. So those would be my thoughts around the best way to cleanse the liver.