Having healthy, vibrant and beautiful skin means having a healthy liver. The liver is one of the most important detoxifying organs in the body. It is the most complicated organ with the greatest number of functions (known to have 5,000 chemical functions a day) transforming digested food into usable materials and disposing of waste, thus affecting every cell of our body.
Over a liter of blood passes through the liver every minute. When the liver is overloaded, the skin excretes the toxins and poisons present in the body. Some of the symptoms of a stressed liver include the following: skin irritations, blemishes, acne, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, itching skins or hives, heart burn, bloating, general fatigue, nausea and abdominal swelling, yellow discoloration of the skin or eyes, loss of appetite, dark colored urine and loss of energy.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals in Daily Living
The average woman applies 300 chemicals to her body every single day, 80 of them before breakfast. The top 10 most dangerous chemicals in our home are air fresheners like plugins or candles. Second on the list is chemical cleaning supplies for your counters, floors and toilets, as well as drain and oven cleaners and furniture polish, dishwasher and dish detergent, beauty supplies and personal care products like hairspray, gel shampoo, deodorant. One of the top pollutants in the family home is laundry detergent and fabric softener. You wash your clothes, it sits on your skin, outgasses in your closet all night long. That information was from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s top 10 Killer Household Chemicals Study.
All of these Harsh chemicals contribute to an overloaded liver. This is why it is important to be aware of the chemicals that are in the products we are using on a daily basis. You can reduce a lot of them by replacing with healthier options. Young Living has a large selection of products that are free of harsh chemicals. Click HERE for few examples.
Eat for a Healthy Liver
Everything you eat must pass through your liver, so pay attention to your nutrition to keep a healthy liver and a healthy you with youthful, radiant skin.
Eat a well-balanced diet.
Avoid deep fried foods, smoke, cured and salted foods.
Use alternative seasonings in your cooking such as lemon juice, onion, garlic, mustard, cloves, sage, oregano or thyme.
Increase your fiber (fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains).
Eat fruit instead of rich desserts and drinks.
Drink Plenty of Water
Drink fresh lemon in warm water upon arising in the morning.
Use supplements and or essential oils to support your healthy liver: Examples: Ledum, Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, Geranium, Cardamon, Sage, Rosemary CT cineol, German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile.
Young Living offers two oil blends to support a healthy liver: JuvaFlex and Juva Cleanse and a supplement called JuvaTone.