The Liver is an amazing organ, it carries out over 500 roles in the body. Including neutralising toxins (ones made in the body and ones that enter the body ie breathed in, digested). There are other ways the body does this, but liver detoxification is the main one.
When the liver is sluggish, you can feel tired and fatigued and feel generally unwell. If very sluggish you are likely to experience toxicity issues caused by endogenous (internal) and exogenous (external) sources.
Supporting your liver is a smart thing to do
How do you do this?
- Eat cruciferous and sulfur containg foods like, cabbage, brussels,broccoli cauliflower, , onion, garlic
- Use medicines very cautiously and wisely (extra cautiously for poor Cytochrome P450, which impact around 1 in 25 of us.
- Avoid or limit your intake of alcohol alot
- Avoid recreational drugs
- Reduce your exposure to environmental toxicants e.g. heavy metals, poor air quality, smoke
- Improve your gut health
- The right supplements can help (should be monitored by a health professional trained in nutritional therapies/nutritional medicine – integrative, functional or NEM.
To test how well your liver is function you can do an FLDP TEST, or a Detoxi Genome. This is functional pathology. It is different to the standard liver test used by GP’
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(5) The Effect of Cytochrome P450 Metabolism on Drug Response, Interactions, and Adverse Effects http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p391.html
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