Weight Loss and Liver Detoxifying

HOW IS DETOXIFYING CONNECTED TO WEIGHT LOSS?

I get a lot of my customers that ask me if I have a good formula for weight loss. The short answer is no. I don’t have a magic pill that’s going to help you lose 20 pounds in a month if that’s what they are referring to. However, the long answer is YES!

What do I mean by that? Please read below so I can break it down for you…

Are you currently trying to lose weight or have you tried in the past and maybe lost some, but hit a plateau and got frustrated and gave up?

A toxic liver could be to blame! Toxins in the liver create a major challenge to weight loss goals.

Your liver and its functions:

The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs.

If your liver can’t keep up with a number of toxins in the body, the liver will create new fat cells and store the toxins in those fat cells in an effort of self-defense to keep the body from essentially being poisoned and to keep the toxins out of the circulatory system and away from other organs.

What this essentially means is that some people will not be able to lose weight no matter how much they restrict their calories or exercise!

What’s up with the dreaded weight loss plateau?

Sometimes people are able to lose weight fairly easily in the beginning and then suddenly their weight loss progress comes to a screeching halt. This can be extremely frustrating and confusing. So what could be the problem?

Like I explained earlier, your liver loves to store toxins in fat. Along with the fat that is metabolized back into the system comes all of the toxins that were stored in those fat cells. Studies show that “Toxic” blood can actually activate the formulation of new fat cells.

So what can happen to the body when it is exposed to that many toxins? It can be manifested in a plethora of ways including:

  1. Interfering with thyroid hormone function
  2. Feeling irritable during weight loss
  3. Feeling of being poisoned or very low energy

If you have ever felt very irritable and sick during a weight loss effort, many people report feeling better after they have eaten a lot of food.

This is because your liver creates new fat cells once you have overeaten and toxins are then pulled back away from the body and out of the blood and put back into fat storages that your liver creates.

This is why keeping your blood clean and purified and doing things to support the liver function is extremely important to overall health and for weight management.

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Fatty Liver Disease

If the liver does not regulate fat metabolism efficiently, weight gain tends to occur around the abdominal area and the telltale pot belly develops. Another telltale sign will be a roll of fat around the upper abdomen which is an indication of a fatty liver.

A fatty liver is a condition in which your liver has switched from being a fat burning organ to a fat storing organ. As you can see from the photo above, greasy fatty deposits literally replace healthy liver tissue and the liver becomes enlarged and swollen.

A fatty liver is a condition in which your liver has switched from being a fat burning organ to a fat storing organ. As you can see from the photo above, greasy fatty deposits literally replace healthy liver tissue and the liver becomes enlarged and swollen.

Many middle aged people that have a large amount of abdominal fat have fatty liver issues. If you have gotten to the point that you have a fatty liver, getting your liver back on track can take anywhere from 3 to 12 months depending on how much fat has accumulated in and around your liver.

Losing abdominal fat is almost impossible until you can improve your liver function. However, once the fatty liver disease is reversed through healthy diet, exercise, and detoxifying, the liver will start burning fat efficiently again and the weight comes off gradually and without too much effort from you.

Losing abdominal fat is almost impossible until you can improve your liver function. However, once the fatty liver disease is reversed through healthy diet, exercise, and detoxifying, the liver will start burning fat efficiently again and the weight comes off gradually and without too much effort from you.

There are some major common health problems associated with a fatty liver which includes:

  1. Much higher chances of high cholesterol,
  2. Cardiovascular disease
  3. Type 2 diabetes

It’s also not uncommon for young adults and adolescents who consume a diet high in processed foods and sodas to have a fatty liver as well.

Overloading your body with prescription drugs or improper hormone replacement therapy are other ways that really over-tax the liver to the point that it cannot perform its fat burning functions

Whether you’re trying to drop unwanted pounds or flush out unwelcome toxins, you need a healthy liver to make it happen.

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Here are some tips on some simple changes you can make to keep this overachieving organ in optimal shape and reduce your toxin exposure:

  1. Get plenty of fiber. As much as 35 to 60 grams a day. Using a supplemental fiber is usually necessary make sure that those needs are met. Ground Psyllium Husks or Ground Flaxseeds are good sources.
  2. Boost anti-oxidant levels. They help with detoxification while protecting the liver, brain, white adipose tissue and aid in circulation. Our Inflammation Formula (click this link) aka Turmeric Extract is very high in anti-oxidants.
  3. Exercise regularly to boost circulation and flush out the systems.
  4. Eat organic fruits and vegetables and absolutely avoid GMO’s as much as possible.
  5. Choose unprocessed foods with no preservatives, dyes, nitrates
  6. Use only natural skin care products (no chemicals, additives, or preservatives).
  7. Do steam baths or saunas. Infrared saunas are excellent for detoxifying. I just bought one for my home and it is awesome!
  8. Use natural cleaners for the home.
  9. Install water filters to get rid of chlorine.
  10. Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of purified water every day.
  11. The EPA has stated that indoor air quality is one of the TOP 5 RISKS TO PUBLIC HEALTH! Detoxify the air in your home as much as possible by doing the following:
  • Change air filters frequently and clean air ducts yearly.
  • Get house plants that increase oxygen and pull toxins out of the air. The following plants are the most effective at doing this:
      • Aloe
      • Purple Waffle Plant
      • Areca palm
      • Peace lily
      • Rubber plant
      • Mother-in-law’s tongue
      • Golden pothos
      • English ivy
      • Money plant
      • Red-edged dracaena
      • Spider plant
  1. Drink out of stainless steel water bottles rather than plastic.
  2. Reduce the number of alcoholic beverages you consume.
  3. Do a periodic detox program to support your liver so it can keep up with the demands that are put on it on a daily basis. Our Detox Formula (click this link) is an excellent gentle but very effective detox formula that is gentle enough to do for a month on and a month off or at least every six months for maintenance.

I find that knowledge is power and once you understand the reasons why detoxifying is so important to overall health and wellness, the motivation to do something about it becomes much greater and the likelihood of sticking to your health and wellness goals is much more likely.

I hope the information provided is helpful to you and that you understand yet another reason why I have the Detox Formula and the Inflammation Formula in my line of amazing products!

LIVER DETOX DIET

For those of you who would like a diet plan to kick start a healthy program, here is a diet that I love and that I do myself once every six months along with my Detox Formula. For any of you that decide to try it for yourself, please let me know what you think!

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7 Day Liver Detox Kick Start

After Waking up: drink 8oz hot water with squeezed lemon in it or fresh organic lemon juice in it.

Drink 8oz water with scoop Envy Greens, Greens 1st, or any organic greens powder.  Or you can do a greens veggie juice that you make.  Use spinach, Kale, cucumbers, zucchini for sure.  Add whatever greens you want.  If need be, add an apple for more flavor.

Breakfast: 2 whole eggs with 2 egg whites (use olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil) No Cheese, No butter!!  Add veggies to the eggs, 1-2 cups.  A side of Berries (blueberries ½ cup, strawberries 1 cup, blackberries 1 cup, raspberries ½ cup etc.),

pear of ½ grapefruit.   If you don’t like eggs you can do a (1 scoop) protein shake with the frozen berries, 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil, and 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed.

Drink: 8oz cranberry/water

Snack: apple or orange

If you didn’t have the protein shake for breakfast have a scoop of protein with 8oz of water also (you can use unsweetened coconut milk or coconut water).  If you had a shake then have 4oz of fish, chicken or turkey

Lunch: 1 to 2 cups Salad (field green, or spinach)

4oz chicken, fish, or turkey

1 to 2 tablespoons either lemon flavor flaxseed oil, to Braggs Vinaigrette dressing.

1 tablespoon ground up flaxseed

Drink: 8oz cran/water

Snack:

an apple or an orange

If you didn’t have a scoop of protein water with your morning snack have one now with your apple or orange. If you have already had 2 shakes have “real protein” here, limit shakes to a max of two a day.

Dinner:

4oz chicken, fish, turkey

1 cups vegetable broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, or broccoli sprouts)

1 cup parsley, kale, watercress, chard, beet greens, collard greens, escarole, or mustard greens)

Cook with garlic one clove minced, onion 1/2 cup, or cilantro

Add: 1 tablespoon plain, or lemon flavor flaxseed oil

Drink: 8oz cran/water

Before going to bed drink:

8oz hot water with squeeze lemon or fresh organic lemon juice

Avoid: sugar, sugar substitutes (splenda, equal, sweet-n-low, sugar alcohols, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, molasses, maple syrup, sugar crane crystals, pure sugar cane juice,

evaporated can juice, dried cane juice, maltodextrin, all products ending in “ose”), Excess fat (especially trans from margarine and processed and fried foods), refined carbohydrates(white rice and products made white flour),

Gluten(found in wheat, barley, oats, spelt, karmut), Low-crab products, Soy protein isolates(found in low-carb “energy” bars and soy protein powders; and processed soy foods like soy milk, soy cheese, soy ice cream, soy hot dogs, & soy burgers), Alcohol, over-the-counter, and caffeine(coffee, sodas, ice teas, & chocolate), mold, milk and cheese.

**If you are hungry and need more food add another serving of lean protein, ¼ avocado  and/or 1-2 cups green veggies at any time.

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