Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Liver rejuvenates itself every 5 months!

The Liver rejuvenates itself every 5 months!

Here is a few ways you can heal and support your liver.

The liver is known for its amazing capacity to repair and re-grow itself thanks to its rich blood supply. This means it can continue with its main job of flushing toxins out of the body. If you've ever wondered why even heavy drinkers can sometimes improve the state of their liver, it's because liver cells only have a life span of around 150 days.

'I can take 70 per cent of a person's liver away in an operation and around 90 per cent of it will grow back within two months,' explains David Lloyd, consultant liver surgeon at Leicester Royal Infirmary. So though a healthy liver can regenerate itself, with cirrhosis the damage is permanent.

Ways to support your liver and help to repair it:

·         Clean eating, eat organic, no preservations at all in your food
·         No Alcohol
·         No Tylenol/Acetaminophen. Liver damage from acetominophen, which can be severe, can result --either from an overdose or from regular doses that are taken while drinking alcohol.
·         Garlic. A small amount of this pungent white bulb has the ability to activate liver enzymes that help your body flush out toxins.
·        Grapefruit, lemons and limes
·         Beets and Carrots
·         Apples
·         Avocadoes
·         Green tea
·         Walnuts
·         Turmeric
·         Dandelion Leaf and Milk Thistle
·        Cruciferous vegetables. Eating broccoli and cauliflower will increase the amount of glucosinolate in your system, adding to enzyme production in the liver. These natural enzymes help flush out carcinogens, and other toxins, out of our body which may significantly lower risks associated with cancer.
           Green leafy vegetables. One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, leafy greens can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. Extremely high in plant chlorophylls, greens suck up environmental toxins from the blood stream.


Dr. Joelle Johnson practices at Family First Chiropractic and Wellness, 142 Erickson Drive, Red Deer 403-347-3261 www.family1stchiro.ca

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