Updated: Oct 4, 2018
There is a really important reason why all of our programs begin with a Liver Cleanse in Phase One. Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body, so it's very important to take good care of your liver and keep it clean, otherwise you may start having many health problems as well as becoming weight loss resistant.
Your liver has over 500 important functions in your body, some of which include, toxin removal, digestion, blood sugar regulation, hormone production and hormone balance, cholesterol production, storage of iron, removes bacteria from the bloodstream, regulates blood clotting, regulates amino acids (the building blocks of protein), helps break down fats in the small intestine, and shuttles fat to be burned for fuel.
If your liver becomes sluggish or damaged due to things like chronic alcohol use, Rx drug use, chronic use of OTC pain killers like Tylenol or Advil, exposure to toxic chemicals in the air, your beauty products or drinking water, or even from eating processed foods, you could experience some of the signs of a damaged liver: feeling sluggish or irritable, slow digestion or heartburn, weight gain in the middle or a pot-belly, weight loss resistant (you've tried everything and can't lose weight) or hit a weight loss plateau after the first week.
An effective but gentle liver cleanse is needed to kick start your weight loss and is a necessary first step towards balancing your body in order for fat burning to begin. We use the highest quality supplements to aid in accomplishing that goal, as well as teach protocols for proper eating in order to fully cleanse and detoxify your liver so it can function at it's optimum level. There are hundreds of "Liver Cleanse" products on the market, many of which actually make things worse due to reintoxication, this is when toxins are released from the liver but not bound and passed out of the body properly.
One of the most effective things you can do right away to start cleansing and healing your liver is to stop doing the things that are causing damage, such as drinking alcohol, taking OTC pain killers everyday and eating processed and chemical-laden foods. The next thing you can do is begin incorporating liver cleansing foods into your diet.
The top liver cleansing foods:
Garlic- Activates liver enzymes that helps flush out toxins
Green leafy Vegetables- They soak up toxins in the blood stream
Cruciferous Vegetables- Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Kale are the most effective
Lemons- drinking a glass of lemon water in the morning can stimulate the liver
Turmeric- helps boost liver detoxifying enzymes
Avocado- helps the body produce Glutathione which is necessary for the liver to cleanse itself of harmful toxins
If you are tired of feeling sluggish, or unable to lose weight no matter how hard you try, you probably need a good liver cleanse. Give us a call and we can assist you in making sure it is done the proper way and is highly effective.
*Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your Physician. Richeson Wellness, LLC does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Richeson Wellness, LLC are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your Physician.