It's spring, such a welcome time of year, and you've probably said it, "I need to do some spring cleaning".
It's not just the house that needs to be aired out and cleaned up but we do too.
After a winter slumber, where we ate lots of comfort foods and probably exercised less (after all, who wants to get outside when it's freezing cold and wet), spring is the perfect time to start shedding those pounds we put on and giving our body a spring clean.
Every toxin you come into contact with must be filtered through the liver. That includes herbicides and pesticides from our food, the air we breathe, the body care products we put on our skin and hair and that glass of wine we love so much.
The liver is the second largest organ in our body and it is also the most overworked. Given that we now understand the degree to which we are exposed to toxins on a daily basis, it is easy to see how our livers are being put into overdrive. When the liver becomes overburdened, it loses its ability to function efficiently. This leads to a cascade of potentially serious health consequences and uncomfortable reactions.
I've got a few questions to ask you:
Do you wake up at night?
If you wake up consistently between 1:00am and 3:00am, your liver may be asking for some support. While we sleep, the liver becomes more active and works on cleansing and detoxification. Waking up around this “liver time” can signal that the liver is exhibiting signs of toxicity and needs some cleansing. Many times this happens from eating either too much sugar in the evening or animal protein.
Conjunctivitis, lots of mucus, itching, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and cataracts indicate liver weakness. Another physical clue is a vertical line between the eyebrows.
Eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, skin rashes, acne and dry skin are clues.
If the liver is congested and being forced to work too hard, it becomes “hot,” causing excessive anger and irritation.
PMS, hot flashes, and pre-menopausal symptoms are increased due to a congested liver.
This condition can often be caused by a congested and toxic liver or even stressed adrenals. The colon should still be addressed, but it is often not the root cause.
So, what do we do to help our overburdened liver (this is taken from my Spring Detox Program)?
If you want to know more about my Spring Detox Program, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In good health,
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