When you perform a cleanse, or as I like to call it a ‘cleanup’ of the body, you are naturally supporting your detoxification pathways. Cleanses work by taking the stress away from your digestive system. In food cleanses your trigger foods, which are dairy, gluten, sugar, caffeine and alcohol, are removed, and in a juice cleanse you are truly resetting your digestion by nourishing your body with pure liquids that do not require chewing or extensive digesting.
This is where your Superstar Cleansing Organs come in, here are their behind the scenes roles that you might not feel – but this is what they are doing to support you.
By far the top highlighted cleansing organ, our liver alone is responsible for over 500 functions, including the amazing ability to regenerate itself. This organ’s main function is to filter blood coming from the digestive tract before passing it to the rest of the body. Our liver removes toxins we may have ingested from foods, additives, harmful minerals like chlorine and fluoride, medications and excess hormones. Our liver also plays roles in managing blood sugar levels and protecting the body against bacteria, viruses and cancerous cells.
Supporting the Superstar: Dandelion greens, turmeric, garlic, leafy greens, lemons, cabbage
Practicing Mindfulness: Negative emotions such as anger, frustration, jealousy, irritability, resentment and envy slowly eat away at both the liver and gallbladder.