Cleansing has become very popular but it’s not just a fad diet. We lead very busy lives and our extremely intelligent body keeps us functioning, all the while it’s becoming taxed. It’s important to give your system a break and allow it to regenerate and ‘reboot’.
Cleansing promotes both physical and mental health by detoxing your body. Medical science has supported cleansing with specific studies that support the concept. While our body has a built-in detox system, a lot of our modern processed food have bad toxins that build up and we cannot flush out of our microbiome.
If you wish to try to cleanse, the best place to start is by supporting the liver, it acts as a filter and has over 500 functions – needless to say, this vital organ requires some special care. The liver has a friend located right below it-the gallbladder- this small organ is responsible for storing the bile that the liver makes. Bile helps you digest fat more effectively. It also makes it possible for your body to take up the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K from your gut.
Incorporating such herbs as milk thistle and dandelion is very effective as they work synergistically to support the liver and gallbladder. Milk thistle alone helps to regenerate the liver, it is a super antioxidant, removing pollutants, going after pathogens, and preventing free radical damage in the body. Milk thistle has also been shown to help reverse damage to the liver caused by heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and lead. This herb can also help with depression. Liver overload can lead to a neurotoxic buildup in the brain, which can exacerbate and even cause mental imbalances such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Dandelion has been used for years by various cultures to support healthy liver function and natural detoxification in the body. Dandelion is known to increase bile production and causes the gallbladder to contract to expel any small stones and gravel. This herb will not only help to prevent gallstones but can actually help to dissolve them.
Cleansing doesn’t have to be a chore, supplementing with the best herbs that will support your system is key. Be gentle, be kind and be supportive to your body.
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