The Liver is one of your body’s hardest working organs. It has to break down and eliminate toxins, balance blood sugar, produce bile (which breaks down fat and cholesterol), support your digestive system and store essential nutrients. Blood from throughout your body goes to the liver for cleansing and processing. Your liver filters out all toxins, poisons, free radicals, chemicals, medicines, alcohol and any unwanted chemical substance. Often in our modern day environment the liver is overburdened. When this happens the rate of toxins entering into the liver exceeds the rate of detoxification inside the liver. The liver work fast enough resulting in toxins being stored inside your liver and body (primarily in your fat cells) until there is time to deal with the toxins. Unfortunately, often, that time never comes and toxins begin to build up in the liver and in the body. When the liver is clogged and overwhelmed with toxins, its performance drops, starting a vicious cycle and desperately needing some extra help!
Generally the liver does not give loud signs when it is unhappy, it just performs poorly. Tell tale signs of poor liver function include headaches, dark circles under eyes, yellow discoloration of the eyes, puffy or itchy eyes, stuffy nose or sinus, strong body odour, sluggish metabolism, difficulty gaining or loosing weight, furry tongue, bloating. Other effects of liver overload can include high blood pressure, water retention, inability to tolerate fatty foods, digestive problems – such as bloating, heartburn, nausea and irritable bowel – allergies, skin rashes, gall bladder problems, high cholesterol, hormone imbalance, migraines, blood clots, auto immune diseases, some types of arthritis, unstable blood sugar levels, chronic fatigue syndrome and weight gain.
Many people feel a definite effect after good liver cleansing. Liver cleansing includes eating a healthy diet rich is vegetables and dark green leaves (such as the diet advised in R’vive health basics and R’vive food guide), drinking lots of water and taking a regenerating liver cleansing supplement such as R’vive Liver Ally. Effective liver cleansing can take 3 months or more if your body is very toxic. This is because as your start helping your liver cleanse, the toxins stored in your liver and the rest of your body are released for processing.
Before you start your liver cleanse it is wise to first do a colon cleanse. The reason for this is that toxins which have been neutralised in the liver are sent to the colon for excretion. If the colon is blocked up and not working properly then these toxins are often re-absorbed along with other toxins from the colon, increasing the burden on the liver. A clean, properly functioning, colon ensures a fast, easy exit for these toxins.
Benefits from a liver cleanse include clear sinus, brighter skin, clearer mind, waking alert and fresh, better digestion and no more bloating, easier weight loss, less water retention, less PMT, less infections and a body that is more easily able to handle and the challenges life throws at it and to heal itself.