The liver is a vital organ responsible for numerous functions in the body, making it a true "control center." It performs over 500 functions, playing a critical role in maintaining overall health and well-being.
Why is it important to have CleanLIVER?
Regulation and Metabolism: The liver is involved in regulating hormone levels in the body. It metabolizes hormones, such as insulin, estrogen, and thyroid hormones, ensuring their proper function and balance. The liver also participates in the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, playing a critical role in maintaining energy balance and overall metabolism.
Elimination: CleanLIVER serves as a major detoxification organ, eliminating toxins and waste products from the body. It processes and eliminates harmful substances, including drugs, alcohol, environmental toxins, and metabolic byproducts. Through a process called detoxification, the liver converts these substances into less harmful or more easily excreted forms, facilitating their elimination from the body.
Fuel Intake and Distribution: CleanLIVER regulates fuel intake and distribution in the body. It stores and releases glucose, ensuring a steady supply of energy to the body between meals. The liver also synthesizes glycogen, a form of stored glucose, and converts excess glucose into fatty acids for storage. During periods of fasting or increased energy demands, the liver breaks down glycogen and releases glucose into the bloodstream to maintain optimal blood sugar levels.
Protection and Defense: CleanLIVER plays a crucial role in protecting the body against infections and harmful substances. It produces immune factors and proteins that help fight off pathogens and support immune function. The liver also produces bile, a substance involved in the digestion and absorption of fats, aiding in the elimination of waste products and toxins from the digestive system.
How does the Cleanbody Method support CleanLIVER?
There are three steps in the Cleanbody Method, and all of the steps support CleanLIVER.
STEP 1: EVALUATE
It is important for you to evaluate your liver health on a yearly basis with your healthcare practitioner. In our CleanSTART program, we will support you in investigating your liver health using lab tests such as:
Liver Function Tests: These tests measure the levels of liver enzymes and other markers to assess liver function. If you are in a Wellness or Medical Program, we may discuss ordering liver function tests to understand your liver health. If you are not in a Wellness or Medical Program, you can ask your healthcare provider about liver function testing options.
Comprehensive Liver Panels: Comprehensive liver panels provide a more detailed assessment of liver health by measuring additional markers, such as bilirubin, albumin, and prothrombin time.
Environmental Toxin Testing: Assessing your exposure to environmental toxins is important as certain toxins can affect liver function. Environmental toxin testing can help identify potential sources of toxins and guide mitigation strategies. Testing may involve analyzing heavy metals, chemicals, indoor air quality, water quality, and personal care products for potential toxins.
STEP 2: OPTIMIZE
In Step 2 of the Cleanbody Method, we support you in optimizing your Cleanbody Pillars. The following Clean Pillars support CleanLIVER:
CleanFOOD: Consuming a balanced diet that is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and essential nutrients supports liver health. Incorporating foods like leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, berries, and herbs like milk thistle can provide beneficial compounds for liver function. Limiting alcohol consumption or avoiding it altogether can significantly reduce the burden on the liver and promote a clean and healthy liver.
CleanROUTINE: Staying well-hydrated is crucial for liver health as it helps to flush out toxins and maintain proper liver function. Aim to drink adequate amounts of water throughout the day.
CleanFIT: Engaging in regular exercise supports liver health by improving circulation, reducing inflammation, and aiding in overall detoxification processes.
CleanENVIRO: Minimizing exposure to environmental toxins, chemicals, and pollutants can help reduce the workload on the liver. Opt for natural and non-toxic cleaning products, choose organic foods when possible, and be mindful of potential toxins in personal care products.
STEP 3 SUPPORT
In Step 3, we will explore additional supplements and treatments that can provide support in nurturing CleanLIVER, if needed. While a balanced diet and lifestyle are key, certain circumstances may benefit from additional interventions, including nutritional supplements, herbs and homeopathy, advanced nutrition plans, supportive treatments, and compounded medications when available for use.
Remember, the information provided here is for general guidance, and individual circumstances may vary. Consult with our Cleanbody Team in one of our CleanSTART Programs to receive personalized recommendations and support tailored to your specific needs.
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