If your liver is unhealthy, then so is your entire body because this organ affects virtually every part of your body.
The liver is like a computer’s hard drive—it does all the hard work of running every system in your body to keep you alive and healthy. This includes filtering toxins, absorbing necessary vitamins and minerals, manufacturing bile, regulating blood sugar levels, producing numerous hormones and chemicals and managing a multitude of body enzymes.
But your liver is under constant attack from the foods you eat, the water you drink, the medicine you take and even the air you breathe.
As a matter of fact, if you’re more than 40-years-old, eat the average unhealthy American diet, occasionally imbibe in alcohol, drink regular tap water, or take medication then your liver is probably in trouble and unable to optimally perform its duties. And your whole body can reflect this with achy joints, fatigue, high cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar problems, forgetfulness, weight gain, skin rashes, constipation and more.
Support your liver naturally
However, there are cleansing nutrients that can remove the toxins and debris from the liver to keep it strong, healthy and able to perform its many duties within your body.
These nutrients include…
1. Milk thistle:
Contains a powerful antioxidant called silymarin which protects the liver from toxic injury and helps regenerate new, healthy liver cells.
2. Artichoke leaf extract:
Helps improve the secretion of bile and supports healthy cholesterol levels.
3. Burdock root:
An antioxidant and “blood purifier” that helps neutralize toxins that enter your liver, as well as helping clear congestion in the urinary, lymphatic and circulatory system.
4. N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC):
Helps eliminate painful kidney stones and serves as a powerful antioxidant to help reduce the effects of chemicals and toxins on the liver.
5. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA):
Elevates levels of the enzyme glutathione, a strong antioxidant that helps restore liver health after damage from drugs, alcohol and environmental toxins.
With these natural nutrients, you can help protect your liver and help revive and regenerate healthy liver cells. And by taking care of this vital organ you are making a large contribution to the overall health of your entire body.
Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 18 years experience specializing in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif., he serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems.
Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and the Founder and Editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter—a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients and is Medical Advisor for True Health™—America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.
For more information visit www.truehealth.com.
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