Health is wellness of the body, the mind, and the soul; their alignment with one another is the art of living well.
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Healthy Liver Tips
The liver is called “liver” because it is an organ that reflects how well you have lived.
The liver is a fat-burning organ: it not only burns fat but also pumps excess fat out of your body system. The liver also turns glucose (blood sugar) into glycogen (energy) for storage in your liver. Your glycogen controls the amount of glucose released into your bloodstream, thereby maintaining your blood sugar level. A healthy blood sugar levels prevents the development of diabetes, which damages vision and creates many health issues. To live longer, you need a healthy liver. Your liver regulates your carbohydrate metabolism, which plays an important role in weight control. Too much fat in the abdominal area may impair your fat metabolism, turning your liver into a “fatty liver” which then becomes a fat-storing organ. A “fatty liver” is an obstacle to any attempt at weight loss, which begins at the liver.
A healthy liver means healthy living not only of the body, but also of the mind and the soul. First of all, the liver is your main body organ responsible for distributing and maintaining your body’s “fuel” supply. Any deficiency of this supply may lead to diseases and disorders.
How can you tell if your liver is healthy or not? It’s simple: just by looking at your eyes. For centuries, Chinese doctors have looked at the conditions of their patients’ eyes to assess their health; for example, constant redness in the white of the eyes may indicate dysfunctional circulatory and respiratory system; yellowish skin under the eyes may be a sign of overactive liver and gallbladder; water-containing bags under the lower eyelids may suggest congested digestive and excretory systems; and general lack of luster in the eyes may attest to a congested liver. A deep line formed between the eyebrows may also be an indication of congestion in the liver due to anger quick reaction to anger; liver affects your mental health. (See Chinese Natural Healing)
To ensure you have a healthy liver, regular body cleansing and detoxification may hold the key.
(1) Drink organic unsweetened apple juice daily for 2 to 3 consecutive days to initiate detoxification.
(2) Drink a mixture of organic pure olive oil (4 ounces) and equal amount of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Shake well and drink immediately before going to bed.
(3) Drink ginger tea daily for liver and bowel cleansing. Juice one lemon, a two-inch fresh ginger root, four cloves, and one stick of cinnamon. Add juice to two cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to boil, and simmer for 10 - 15 minute before drinking it.
(4) Add a pinch of sea salt to your drinking water to alkalize it, as well as to provide important minerals and trace elements.
(5) Eat a raw diet of only fruits and vegetables, with no dairy products, for 2 to 3 days.
According to a research study at the University of Edinburgh on stress and liver disease, there is a possible link between high levels of psychological distress and deaths resulting from a variety of liver diseases. The study provides further evidence for the important links between the mind and the body, and of the damaging effects psychological distress can have on physical well-being of an individual. Stress affects the liver health. Overcome stress by letting go of the ego-self. No ego, no stress!
TIPS: your liver plays a pivotal role in your overall health that contributes to your longevity.
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