Spring Health Clean: Part 3

Spring Health Clean: Part 3

The Spring is the perfect time to optimize your liver function. The liver works hard in our body and has a major role in metabolism – detoxifying, making bile, hormone production to name only a few. Not only will your liver appreciate the TLC but your whole body will benefit  from the extra attention.

12 foods the liver adores

This is a perfect place to begin. They will all help in their own ways to revive a sluggish liver (congestion) and help with any inflammation.

Apples

Artichokes

Beets and Beet greens

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Cauliflower

Turmeric (spice … good to add to rice)

Garlic

Olives

Radish

Raspberries

Kale

Cherries

Liver loving teas

Sip on these flavors during the day and even make an iced herbal tea pitcher to keep in the fridge.

Green tea, white tea, dandelion tea, milk thistle.

 

Heather Manley N.D.

Dr. Heather Manley, who in 2001 received her medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, is a practicing physician whose primary interest is preventative healthcare for families. She is the author of Human Body Detectives, her children’s educational series of story-telling books, ebooks, and iphone/ipad apps. She also promotes wellness and naturopathic healthcare on her website drheathernd.com. She lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with her husband and two daughters, and is currently at work on the next Human Body Detectives adventure and is very excited for her new launch of HBDs Go to School elementary curriculum.

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