The liver is the second largest organ in the body and has over 300 functions. It is an amazing filter and helps all of the systems in our body to work as they should.
It is the main organ for our metabolism and detoxification of pollutants and chemicals in the body. It is part of the digestive system, creates bile, metabolizes, fat, protein and carbs, helps to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance, helps regulate and balance hormones, purifies blood, helps with the proper functioning of our neurological system. It helps to get rid of the toxins and by products that occur in our bodies as it functions on a daily basis, as well as pollutants we take in. These pollutants can include things from our environment as well as toxins we take in from what we eat and drink, or medicines.
With all of the jobs our liver has and how important it is to the functioning of our body, it is often overlooked. Many of the diseases that are encountered daily, can be traced back to the liver.
How can we know that our liver is in a place that needs cleansing? Here are some symptoms that may point to needing to cleanse the liver. These symptoms are important to watch and will let us know more about what is going on with our body than testing at times.
Some of the symptoms can be allergies, anxiety and frustration, asthma, cellulite, chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue, excessive colds and flus, trouble concentrating or remembering, constipation, depression, weight problems, digestive issues, high cholesterol, fatigue, foggy brain, gallstones, headaches, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hives and rashes, hormone imbalances, indigestion, irritability, jaundice, mood swings, PMS, low blood sugar, inability to handle fats, and rapid pulse.This list is in no way all inclusive.
There are many ways to cleanse the liver from harsh quick cleanses to slow gentle cleanses. The slow gentle cleanses are much easier on the body. The Be Young Liver Cleanse with essential oils is one of those gentle cleanses.
With the Be Young Liver Cleanse, you will begin to notice gradual improvements. Some of those improvements may include reduced cravings, having fewer emotional swings, increased energy and metabolism, and stronger immunity.
This liver cleanse is easily implemented into your day. The basic liver cleanse recipe is 1 drop of lemon essential oil, 1 drop of peppermint essential oil and 1 tsp. to 1 tbsp. of pure Lemon Juice. Drink this 20 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.
There are mixed opinions in the aromatherapy community about internal usage of essential oils. This liver cleanse can also be applied topically if preferred or consult with a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. (CCA). If applying topically, drink the lemon juice and apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet, starting with the right foot. *Please be aware that citrus oils are photosensitive. Do not expose the area where the oils have been applied to the sun for at least 48 hours after applying.
Why use these ingredients? Lemon juice is an incredible blood cleanser. among other things. It stimulates the liver and helps it to produce more enzymes that are needed to do it’s job.
Peppermint Essential Oil helps release any drugs that are stored in your liver. These drugs block the enzymes that are used to keep it functioning properly. Peppermint also helps with allergies, gastritis, vomiting, bronchitis, sinusitis, and many other things. It also promotes mental clarity and energizes the body.
Lemon Essential Oil helps with bile function and breaking down proteins. It can also help boost metabolism, decrease toxic fat build up in the fat cells and aids the liver function.
There are other things you can do along with this liver cleanse to help this process along. Drink plenty of clean water and eat liver cleansing foods. These include fresh eggs, lots of fresh vegetables, including broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and kale. Garlic, Onions and ginger can aid in helping the detoxification process. Soaking in Epsom salts, 1/2 cup, and essential oils in a bath can be helpful to remove toxins as well.
The essential oils you use need to be 100% therapeutic grade and approved for internal consumption, E.O.B.B.D guaranteed. Essential oils that don’t pass this standard can cause more harm in your body instead of being helpful. Synthetic, chemically extracted essential oils are not safe for use in this liver cleanse.