Living a Detoxing Lifestyle
Living a detoxing lifestyle can help you feel amazing and wake up with energy every day. It involves being mindful of what you put in and on your body and keeping in your environment. BUT, it’s also about loving your liver!
If your liver’s unhappy, your gut will be unhappy, you’ll have low energy, and you might have a lot of pain. An unhappy liver causes problems and symptoms throughout the body.
If you want to know more about WHY everyone should detox and live a detoxing lifestyle, read this blog.
So, let’s dive into loving your liver, how to boost liver health, and start your journey towards a detoxing lifestyle!
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How to Detox Your Liver and Start Living A Detox Lifestyle
A happy liver requires lowering your toxic load, filling your body with foundational nutrients and building blocks for cellular function, and supporting your gut and lymphatic system. I could dive deeper into more layers, but I’ll save that for another blog.
Here are some ways to make your liver happy...
Start lessening the toxins you’re exposed to daily in these areas…
Be mindful of the food and liquids you put in your body. Aim for organic, non-GMO, grass-fed, pasture-raised, and wild food when possible. Avoid processed foods and keep them as close to their natural form as possible.
Personal care products
Your water - What you drink, but also what you shower and bathe in
What you cook with
and literally, anything you bring into your home, office, or car.
These are all huge sources of toxins. New furniture, paints, and plastics off-gass toxins for months, if not years.
Add detoxing foods and herbal drinks: Foods like cruciferous vegetables, berries and citrus fruits, garlic and turmeric, and drinks like milk thistle tea, dandelion tea, ginger tea, peppermint tea, and green tea can aid liver detox. Even coffee, free of pesticides and mycotoxins, can support the liver because it contains protective antioxidants and compounds that help liver enzymes. There are MANY foods, drinks, and herbs in your life that your liver will love!
Sweat daily: Sweating is one of the most powerful and successful ways of eliminating excess toxins from the body and taking stress off the liver. I recommend exercising or using an infrared sauna to get your sweat moving.
I LOVE my infrared sauna. It was pivotal in my healing journey because I could finally expel years of toxin and heavy metal build-up, deal with mold toxicity, and manage the die-off of pathogens. Once I learned to replace my vitamin C, add minerals and electrolytes afterward, and pair my sauna sessions with a binder, my health skyrocketed even further! I use the Infrared Sauna from Therasage.
Sweating is a great way to support your liver and detox at home.
Coffee enemas: Coffee enemas can increase glutathione production, pushing and supporting liver detox at home. Coffee also contains compounds that stimulate the liver and gallbladder to release bile, making coffee enemas an excellent tool for increasing bile production.
Think of bile as your new best friend because adequate bile production helps digest food, flush toxins through the liver, and maintain a balanced gut microbiome so pathogens can’t flourish.
Drinking warm morning lemon water: This is one of the simplest and least expensive things you can do to support liver detox.
Warm lemon water also helps stimulate the production of bile, which helps with digestion and the breakdown of fats. Breaking down our food properly allows us to absorb all the nutrients and use them for energy. The citric acid in lemons enhances the liver's natural detoxification processes to remove toxins from the body effectively.
PEMF Therapy. I can’t say enough about this powerful but gentle therapy.
PEMF does incredible things for the body, but cellular detox is one of the big ones. It goes down to the cellular level and helps mobilize and release toxins from your cells, then helps improve circulation to assist in removal from the body. This is an amazing 7-in-1 PEMF therapy device I highly recommend.
Drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces: Water is essential for life, but it’s also essential for detoxing and THE best liver detox drink. Staying hydrated helps you regulate your body temperature, transport nutrients, and flush waste and toxins out of your body. Ensure your water is filtered, and add minerals and electrolytes to your water in the form of either mineral drops, a pinch of sea salt, or your favorite electrolyte mix.
Doing quarterly functional medicine detoxes: Performing a functional medicine detox can ease the toxic burden on your liver by purging years' worth of ‘sludge’ while providing the liver with the nutrients needed for optimal detoxification.
Performing a detox for 7, 14, or 21 days can improve your health quickly because, besides taking the shakes and supplements, you eliminate the most inflammatory foods to allow your body to reach its maximum healing potential. Equilife’s 21-Day Detox is a tool I use regularly to support my overall health. It’s such a powerful liver cleanse; I recommend everyone do it!
You can learn more about WHY to detox here.
Exercise: Stagnation brews disease. I learned this the hard way, and if you take anything away from this blog, please try to Move. Your. Body. Daily.
Movement gets the blood circulating and supplies oxygen and nutrients to your cells and organs. Exercise also helps the body sweat, therefore sweating out toxins.
Dry Brushing: This is one of the simplest and easiest things you can do to support full body detoxification as it helps stimulate movement of your lymphatic system. This layer under your skin is pretty much a toxic waste dump. Unfortunately, unlike the heart, it doesn’t have its own pump, so you need to help your lymphatic system move with exercise, dry brushing, or rebounding to get toxins out of the body.
Rebounding: It might sound strange, but lightly bouncing on a trampoline is a powerful detox habit! Just like dry brushing, it stimulates your largest detox organ to help you flush toxins out of your body! You can get a small trampoline and bounce a few minutes a day!
I recommend everyone do a liver detox, add liver cleansing foods, drink liver detox drinks, sweat every day, and focus on lowering the amount of toxins you bring into your home and put in your body daily.
If you start a detoxing lifestyle and pay attention to these things, it will positively affect every cell and organ in your body, and your liver will get happier and happier every day!
What tool can you implement today? Start with one and look for another to add next week. Showing your liver some love will allow your entire body to come into balance.
I’m here to support you every step of the way!
If you haven’t yet done a Functional Medicine Detox and emptied years of toxic build-up…I can’t recommend anything more!
Check out my blogs below to learn more about this powerful program!
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