Supercharge Your Liver: Essential Tips for a Successful Detox

by Dr. Nick Zyrowski August 28, 2023

One of the main reasons for doing a liver detox is that many people have liver issues and don’t realize there is a problem. We’ve written articles to explain the importance of doing a liver detox, so we won’t go into too much detail on that. We will give you the essential tips for completing a successful detox to cleanse your liver. Let’s jump into it and give you some helpful strategies to detox your liver naturally.

Signs of Poor Liver Function

If you’re wondering whether or not your liver is functioning properly, there are some tell-tale signs that you may be having some trouble. Here is a quick list of the most common signs:

  • Poor digestion: This may be in the form of bloating, gas, or indigestion.
  • Hormonal imbalances: Your liver breaks down hormones you don’t need in your body. Skin problems: You may notice dermatitis, rashes, or eczema.
  • Weight gain: It could also be the inability to lose those extra pounds that have crept up over time.
  • Food cravings: You may start to have lots of frequent cravings.
  • Fatigue: Feelings of lethargy are often associated with poor liver function. (1) Dark circles under the eyes: For some people, this is the first sign they notice.
  • Gallbladder problems: If you’ve developed gallbladder issues, it may be because the liver isn’t working as it should.
  • Brain fog: Having frequent bouts of brain fog may not be from lack of sleep. It could be that your liver is having some issues.

Now that you see some of the warning signs of poor liver function, let’s look at how to supercharge your liver by detoxing your liver and getting it back to normal function again.

1. Remove Toxic Foods

One of the easiest steps you can take is to remove toxic foods from your diet. That means you need to avoid all processed foods, sugar, and hydrogenated oils. (2) These are all staples of the fast-food industry, so be aware before you make your meal choices. You’ll also want to remove alcohol from your diet because it can be poison for your liver over time. Don’t forget about artificial food colorings and other harmful additives.

When you remove these bad foods, you’ll want to replace them with healthy foods, like organic leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, coconut oil, herbs, and apple cider vinegar. These foods are all healthy for your liver. Why do we recommend cruciferous vegetables? These veggies contain phytonutrients, which are great for detoxification. Some examples of the veggies you need are:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Radishes
  • Collard greens

2. Get Rid of Toxic Chemicals

This part may surprise you. The truth is, we are surrounded by toxins all the time. If you look around your home, you may see items like household cleaners, laundry detergents, cosmetic products, and the list goes on. Your skin is absorbing these chemicals, and the liver has to purify these toxins from your bloodstream, which can put it into overdrive. Many of the toxins are used for fragrances or to create a lather. (3) Fortunately, there are natural household products available that won’t harm your health. Living a toxic-free lifestyle is crucial for cleansing your liver. Otherwise, you’ll be putting those toxins right back in after you take them out.

3. Incorporate Specific Nutrients

Certain nutrients will assist in removing toxins from your liver. Most people are unaware of these nutrients and don’t have them currently in their diets. Here are four crucial nutrients that are powerful for removing those toxins from your liver.

  • N-Acetyl Cysteine: NAC is a precursor to glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant in the body. Glutathione is critical, and NAC will increase your levels. (4) It also helps to detox the liver and protect it.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid: This is important for your liver because it helps reduce oxidative stress and decreases inflammation. It also increases the glutathione in your body.
  • Milk thistle: Milk thistle supports antioxidant activity and helps neutralize toxins. Additionally, it helps protect the genetic material of your liver, so it’s very important to include this during a liver detox. (5) Milk thistle will help the liver regenerate healthy cells, which you need if your liver isn’t functioning well.
  • Selenium: Selenium is a coenzyme in the detoxification process for the liver and helps decrease inflammation. In addition, it supports healthy liver cells.

If this list looks a bit overwhelming, we understand you may not want to take multiple supplements per day during this protocol. You can take one capsule of Liver Assist and get all these nutrients in a clinical dose.

4. Increase Water Intake

Many people are chronically dehydrated. When you drink enough water, it helps lower body weight, increase fat oxidation and energy consumption. These are factors that are all linked to metabolic issues, which are risks for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (6) Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining a healthy liver. Try to drink water throughout the day, which will make it easier to get the amount you need. Adding some lemon can also help flush out the liver. Lemons are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, so adding some lemon juice to your water each day can be beneficial.

5. Exercise

Exercise is nature’s detox system. It’s good for your kidneys and your liver. When you exercise, it reduces the amount of fat on your liver. (7) The good news is that it can be almost any exercise you prefer. You can lift weights, go for a run, or take a brisk walk for thirty minutes. The main thing to remember is to do something you will continue so that your liver is supported.

Easier Than You Think

When some people hear about liver detox, they immediately think about some special tea or potion they’ve seen on social media. We won’t propagate those marketing schemes that try to trick you into thinking detoxification comes in a pill. We wish it were that simple, but a true liver detox only happens through natural methods. If you put these steps into practice, your liver will function better, and you’ll begin to feel better, too. Don’t be fooled by online gimmicks. When you want genuine health advice, always trust a professional who knows about natural wellness. We are here to help you achieve the best health of your life. Contact us for liver support questions and learn how functional nutrition can change your life.

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Dr. Nick Zyrowski
Dr. Nick Zyrowski