Detox after the summer pleasures
Detoxing regularly is important to cleanse your liver and bring balance to your metabolism. It will help you to lose weight and have better energy levels for work and family. Let's start again with our routine activities for the academic year before end-of-year social engagements come to us with a furious rythm.
Start cutting down desserts, alcohol and gluten. It will help you to gradually burn the reserved fat in your liver. Choose vegetables, specially artichokes and cruciferous vegetables which help in the normal detox process of your liver. Sugar is very toxic, addictive and it will bring down your immunity.
Reducing sugar will help you decrease cholesterol, lose weight and control your thyroid gland function. This effort will pay well with better energy, deeper sleep, improving your health status in multiple areas because you will decrease inflammation just by avoiding sugars.
Breakfast cereals have added sugars and should not be eaten daily. Choose high protein breakfasts and organic produce to start your day. Whenever possible, buy organic when it comes to the "dirty dozen". As of August 2022,
the list of the most toxic produce by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in the U.S. include kale, collard greens, mustard greens (with 103 different chemical residues!). Hot and bell peppers (101 chemical residues!). Buy organic for: strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, bell and hot peppers, cherries, peaches, pears, celery and tomatoes. Remember to wash well your produce with salt and lemon in clean, germ free water. Both help dissolve chemicals in the peel and dilute the stuck chemicals of the fruit in the water. When in doubt, peel before eating vegetables or fruits. In addition to this list, you should know that citrus fruits tested by the USDA contained harmful fungicides such as imazalil and thiabendazole. Imazalil is classified as a likely carcinogen and the citrus fruits contained 20 times the amount the EWG scientists recommend as a limit.
Water, is it filtered at least? Boiled and filtered will be best. It depends how is the water in your area. Whenever possible, and at least at home and in your office, try to drink water free of metals, germs and chemical residues. Boiling water will kill bacteria, a good filter will remove certain chemicals and heavy metals. Order tea at restaurants instead of tap water and let it cool. Careful with ice! Pass on it.
Alcohol? "Not yet, thank you" is a good answer at social gatherings. Avoid it or at least drink just a 1/4 glass and then switch to mineral water. Easy.
Medicine: Depending on your condition, you could gradually decrease some medicine if your sugar intake is limited, you exercise, keep hidrated and sleep well. Work with your doctor on reducing your medicine. Your liver will thank you! Contact me to get more tips on how to detox properly according to your health status. Every effort to cleanse your liver will improve your health!