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9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Liver

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9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Liver

 

The liver is the body’s main fat-digesting and detoxification organ.  Every molecule of fat that you eat must pass through your liver, but if your liver is overburdened by its more than 500 other essential activities, it can become sluggish.  Here are ways to boost your liver function:

1.  Since the liver requires high amounts of vitamins and minerals to perform its many functions, your diet should be high in fruits and vegetables and nutrient-rich foods.

2.  Because food additives and preservatives need to be filtered by your liver, your diet should be free of processed foods, artificial food additives, colors, and preservatives to take the load off your liver.  Additionally, choose to eat a diet low in refined sugar and synthetic sweeteners.

3. You should definitely be avoiding margarine, shortening, commercial oils (choose unrefined oils from the refrigerator section of your local health food store).  Avoid eating animal fat and fried foods as well.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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3:58AM PST on Mar 1, 2015

Thanks for sharing

12:40PM PST on Feb 26, 2015

Thanks for sharing.

8:37AM PST on Feb 21, 2015

Looks like I'm doing all the things
you've suggested. Good to know.
Thanks!

6:24AM PST on Feb 21, 2015

Good advice.

7:41PM PST on Feb 18, 2015

thank you

11:52AM PST on Feb 18, 2015

Dandelion root is a great food for the liver and now is a good time to start eating it as we are heading into Spring Cleansing time. The other great time to eat it is fall, when the body also wants to detoxify, preparing for the next season. Having problems conceiving? Check the health of the liver. Weak immune system? Check the health of the liver. I wish we had a glass window showing what happens to our poor livers when we eat the average North American diet. The Chinese call the liver the King of all Organs! In my practice I see more and more people developing "fatty liver disease" which is caused by high fructose, high sugar diets that raise triglycerides. If you are having problems you may need to limit your fruit intake as well. Fruit juice needs eliminating as it contains too much natural sugar.

8:51AM PST on Feb 18, 2015

Thanks

8:51AM PST on Feb 18, 2015

Thanks

5:29AM PST on Feb 15, 2015

I didn't know livers need sulfur. Thank you.

4:42PM PST on Feb 11, 2015

Love you liver and it will love you back

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