IT'S SPRING CLEANING TIME!
Even though it has been a little cold, we can see the signs of Spring with grass on our lawn, buds on the trees, and the small beginnings of flowers. Spring is the time of cleaning, and this is physically true as well. Spring is the time our liver needs some help as it gets congested over the winter, and goes into house-cleaning in the spring.
Our liver is the largest solid organ in our body, and it does more jobs than any other organ. In fact, science doesn't even know all that it does. What we do know is that it creates glucose, which gives us energy. It also makes enzymes, creates hormones, breaks down fat, kills bacteria and virus, synthesizes protein, and stores immune cells and vitamins.
The liver is the ultimate detoxification organ in our body. Everything we eat and drink is digested and travels to the liver first, before entering our blood stream. Our liver produces enzymes and other chemicals that neutralize all the harmful and toxic substances in our food and water. A healthy liver contains millions of immune cells called macrophages which literally kill and eat parasites, bacteria, virus, fungus, poison, toxin, or chemicals they come in contact with.
DETOXING OUR LIVER
In our toxic culture, everyone needs to cleanse their liver at least once a year. Spring is the best time to do this. Here are a few ways you can detox your liver:
- Liver Tincture: An easy way to clean the liver is to take Herbs4You Liver Tincture. It has been very effective in strengthening the liver. For healthy people, one 2 oz. bottle is usually enough. Those with chronic health problems, or those who have been exposed to chemicals should do a more thorough liver cleanse.
- Detox Tea: There are several different teas which can help clean and rejuvenate the liver. One of our favorites is Detox Tea. [See below for more details.]
- Liver Flush: There are different liver flushes that get stones out of the liver and really clean it out. Ask Amy for more information.
Keeping our liver strong and healthy will help us have energy and keep us from getting sick.
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Amy Willis, Your Local Herbalist