I suspect that my liver may be a bit overworked. My aunt (who is very knowledgeable on healthy lifestyle and holistic medicine) commented that there was a bit of blotchiness on my face and that she thought my liver may be a bit overworked. I have also been majorly craving onions lately which I know can be associated with a heavy load on the liver. I have been drinking a bit more lately which I will obviously stop now. I usually drink red wine or mimosas and have been getting fairly tipsy a couple times a week since I started dating someone who is from a heavy drinking family. They enjoy socially drinking on the boat all weekend and I have been picking up the habit. I have also found myself taking a lot of advil lately as I have always struggled with chronic headaches.
I plan to cut the drinking out entirely and detox for a while before adding it back in to a lesser extent. In addition to that any recommendations for helping my liver? Also, I plan to try to cut out the advil which I seem to need more of in the summer due to the heat. Along with this, I feel that it might be smart to cut back on coffee to see if that helps my headaches at all. Any more advice to address the headaches or overworked liver?
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on September 03, 2013
at 02:11 AM
Dandelion is a major liver herb, it is plentiful everywhere and nutritious. Yes, it is bitter and a bit chewy. I usually make myself a couple of salads in April and another two in October to support my liver. Radicchio, artichoke and cardoon are very good (cardoon=thistle) for your liver, carrots, beets, celery and lettuce are helpful.
on August 19, 2013
at 11:33 PM
Make sure you're sufficiently hydrated, first of all. Hydration could fix the headaches all by itself. I'd also recommend some zinc and magnesium.
I'll mention this just in case, but "people" stress can be a factor. If you're feeling blocked by certain relationships, other "detox" measures might be helpful. I apologize if I am overstepping--I've had to do this, which is why I mention it.
on August 05, 2013
at 05:10 PM
For liver support take milk thistle, ALA and perhaps NAC a few times a week. I also like Broccoli Seed Extract for phase 2 detox (a lot of people are slugish here). Here's the product I use: http://amzn.to/18YSWYk