Like the colon, the liver is begging for a cleanse.
First, start your morning with freshly squeezed lemon in warm water. This helps to cleanse the liver and promote detoxification. It also stimulates bile production, cleanses the stomach and stimulates bowel motion.
Here’s a recipe for an amazing drink for the liver that I highly recommend:
A.M. Liver Cleanse
- 1 large grapefruit
- 2 lemons
- 1 cup of filtered water
- 1 tablespoon of cold-pressed flax oil
- 1 inch of fresh ginger root
- dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
The stomach is responsible for breaking down and processing fats, but in truth the gallbladder and liver are the primary organs here. As these organs have so much input into the entire cycle, don’t even try and think about losing weight until you are sure that they are both clean and working as they should.
Our society has much to blame when it comes to the unhealthy habits that we exhibit from childhood. Obese children continue their habits through their lifetimes, but we also fail to pay attention to the fact that poor liver and gallbladder health is very contributory and has been for generations.
It’s very sad to see an obese child and unless we intervene at an appropriate time, this problem will continue throughout his or her life. Why do we not teach them the importance of a correct diet, daily exercise and that they need to clean and detoxify the body regularly?
If your liver and gallbladder are clogged or not functioning, then your healthy diet and regular exercise regime may not be enough. You must pay particular attention to what comes out of your body as well as what you put in there.
We see evidence of new diets all the time and it is a huge industry in our Western society. People regularly start and fail on these diets and cannot lose weight.
They may not realize that they have toxic buildup in the gallbladder and liver. Unless you understand how these organs work and how essential they are to regulate our weight, problems will remain.
Let me explain: The liver, the largest organ that we possess is connected to the small intestine. It produces a secretion called bile that breaks down our digestive fats into smaller pieces, so that they can, together with associated vitamins, be absorbed within the small intestine.
The liver has an important function in this respect and develops its bile from a combination of molecules such as cholesterol, bilirubin, phospholipids, bile acids and also electrolytes. Most people believe the liver is essentially in place to purge the damaging alcoholic chemicals and other toxins from our body.
Just as any other machine will start to fail if not maintained properly, the efficiency of our organs will diminish after years of damage. They will not be able to break down the fats as well and this will automatically lead to weight gain and an inability to do anything about it.
Even more worrying, stones can begin to accumulate, compounding the damage. The gallbladder is essentially a storage location. It is shaped like a kidney bean, situated just beneath the liver in the upper part of the abdomen. The hepatic duct connects to the liver and allows the gallbladder to store the bile produced by the other organ.
The primary job of the bile is to aid the lipase enzymes to digest fats. What is Digestive Bile for?
Digestive bile breaks down fats and toxins, allowing the intestines to move these materials through the tract in an ongoing process of elimination. The bile promotes the peristaltic action that culminates in your bowel movement. Without this bile, therefore, toxins and other debris would falter within the intestines and start building up elsewhere, promoting weight gain and even constipation. The bile releases fat soluble vitamins, such as A and E, together with fatty acids.
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