Our liver is the key to so much of our journey with healing and feeling better with Endometriosis. Many of us simply focus on trying to balance out our hormones by taking supplements or progesterone creams but ultimately this can be risky and lead to more imbalances. We are far better off focusing on cleansing the liver, as ultimately, it is the liver that regulates all our hormones and will ensure the right amount of each exists within the body.
Here are some of my favourite tips to cleansing the liver, which are easy to do and are highly effective:
1. Get a liver cleansing supplement
You can get some great liver cleansing supplements which combine a series of herbs to make a complete liver cleanser. Here are some great ingredients to look for:
- Dandelion root
- Globe artichoke
- Milk thistle
Note: It is not advisable to take any of these for an extended period of time.
2. Eat the right foods
There are certain foods which create a higher “workload” for the body. These include anything that is white. White flour, sugar, white rice and other grains. You also want to avoid anything with high preservatives or additives in them as they are just more toxins for the liver to deal with.
Some good foods for the liver include your dark leafy greens, which stimulate natural bile flow, walnuts which contain high amounts of glutathione, along with avocado.
Fermented foods and seaweeds are fantastic for the liver!
Definitely avoid all the fatty stuff. Nothing deep fried, baked in vegetable oils or even using vegetable oils. Stick with coconut oil and extra virgin cold pressed olive oil only.
3. Drink the right drinks
Coffee and alcohol are a huge strain on the liver. Coffee will elevate your cortisol and alter the adrenal glands and is likely to interfere with all the hormone functions in the body. Well, you probably already know that alcohol isn’t great for the liver.
Drink smoothies with powerful antioxidant-fighting berries like cranberries and blueberries. Get into superfood powders like MSM, which helps to detoxify the liver. Avoid bananas and sweeter fruits.
4. Clear your liver’s overload in the morning
The liver does all of its work in the early hours of the morning. Chances are, if you are waking up with bags under your eyes, the liver hasn’t completed its workload! Drink a small glass of warm water with half a squeezed lemon first thing in the morning and follow this with some form of exercise. It doesn’t have to be much but make sure you move that body! Do some Yoga or go for a walk but exercise is one of the best things you can do for your liver.
5. Clear the anger from your mind and body
Anger, feelings of resentment or being irritable about someone or a situation plays havoc on your liver. Clear the energy of it all! Let it go! It is not worth the anger and resentment you are putting on your body. Yell into a pillow to let it out or do an EFT session to clear it but just get it out and let it go. Your liver will thank you for it!
6. Be sure you have released the toxins in your body and your environment.
You might be carrying, breathing in, living in or absorbing toxins without realizing it. Check your body for candida, mercury fillings and fungal infections you might be ignoring— yellow toenails are a sign of fungus! They are all placing strain and adding to the toxic load of your liver. Get mercury fillings removed! They are pure poison—make sure you go to a dentist who knows how to take them out without the mercury leaking into your body!
Check your environment. Are you living near a rubbish burn area? Do you live near a coal station? Near electric boxes? Do you have mould in your home? Under the bathroom floor? These are all toxic on your body and your health. Get them fixed or consider moving for the benefit of your health.
With your liver running properly you will be amazed at just how many of your symptoms disappear. Hormones are far too delicate to play with, in my opinion. Take charge and focus on the organ responsible for it all!