Maintaining a Healthy Liver

Excerpts taken from Sabina DaVita’s Book “Saving Face”

Having healthy, vibrant and beautiful skin means having a healthy liver. The liver is one of the most important detoxifying organs in the body. It is the most complicated organ with the greatest number of functions (known to have 5,000 chemical functions a day) transforming digested food into usable materials and disposing of waster substances; thus affecting every cell of our body. Over a liter of blood passes through the liver every minute. When the liver is overloaded, the skin excretes the toxins and poisons present in the body. Some of the symptoms of a toxic or stressed liver include the following: skin irritations, blemishes, acne, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, itching skins or hives, heart burn, bloating, general fatigue, nausea and abdominal swelling, yellow discoloration of the skin or eyes, loss of appetite, dark colored urine and loss of energy.

Eat for a Healthy Liver

Everything you eat must pass through your liver, so pay attention to your nutrition to keep a healthy liver and a healthy you with youthful, radiant skin.

-Eat a well-balanced diet.
-Avoid deep fried, fatty, smoked, cured, and salted foods.
-Use alternative seasonings in cooking (lemon juice, onion, garlic, mustard, cloves, sage, oregano, thyme).
-Increase fiber (fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains).
-Eat fruit instead of rich desserts and drinks.
-Use fresh lemon and pure warm water upon arising in the morning.
-Use supplements and or essential oils to cleanse and detoxify your liver (ledum, helichrysum, geranium, cardamon, sage, rosemary, German chamomile, Roman chamomile).  Apply over liver or bottom of feet.

Young Living offers two oil blends to support and detoxify the liver: JuvaFlex and Juva Cleanse and a supplement called Juva Tone.

Juva Flex consists of the following oils:
-Geranium to improve the flow of bile to and from the liver.
-Rosemary helps balance endocrine system.
-Roman Chamomile stregthens liver function.
-Fennel increases bile flow and hepatocyte function.
-Helichrysum removes plaque from veins
-Blue Tansy helps cleanse liver and lymphatci system.

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