Steps to Digestive Health
So what's that mean? Choose charcoal-filtered purified water over unfiltered tap water. Choose unrefined and unprocessed foods over the ones that spend more time in a factory than in the earth. Choose fruit over Froot Loops. Choose proteins like lentils, soy, beans, nuts and seeds over red meats and the accompanying animal fats to avoid consuming the toxins that those animals were exposed to. And avoid eating any liver of any species that has been exposed to toxins. Your liver—not to mention your heart, your brain and your waistline—will thank you.
Also, have protected sex and use new needles and new pigment for tattoos, as hepatitis B and C are transmitted this way.
While you're at it, it's also important to have foods loaded with vitamins B, like whole grains, and C, like citrus fruits and leafy green vegetables. They, too, have been shown to aid the detoxification process by helping your innate antioxidant system.
Bring along this printable list of supplements linked to improved liver health.
- Nicotinic acid (niacin; Nicolar)
- Pennyroyal oil
- Senna fruit extracts