Updated: Jul 18
With the Holidays right around the corner, we look forward to celebrating with friends and family. But we can undo a year of good health in the last six weeks of the calendar at office parties, family gatherings and special events that conspire to undermine the most health conscious among us.
Rich foods put an extra strain on the liver and gallbladder that are already stressed by medications, household chemicals and estrogen dominance. Estrogens affect both men and women since many common foods contain them. The same risk is true for women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) since both contain synthetic estrogen.
Don't eat late in the day when these organs are naturally slowing their functions. Gallbladder time is 9 PM when it has to stop and concentrate on rebuilding itself. Liver time is 1AM when the liver has to devote energy to renew itself.
Enzymes, especially lipase to digest fats, really help the liver and gallbladder do their jobs more easily and completely. It is in the digestive process that the nutrients are separated from the toxins. The liver and gallbladder are the gatekeepers that keep the riff raff out and allow the elite through the door. Enzymes help to ensure that the digestive process allows for the easy separation into their appropriate categories.
Hi-Lipase is a must for digesting fatty Holiday fare. Food Enzymes are another choice if you still have your gallbladder and want to keep it! Since Food Enzymes contains bile salts, it would be irritating to someone who has already had their gallbladder removed. In that case, choose Proactazyme as your enzyme supplement to ensure proper digestion.
Silymarin found in Milk Thistle has been shown to renew and soothe liver cells. The Timed Release formula is a great way to feed your liver all day long.
Gallbladder Formula contains 7 herbs and only one bottle to open!
Fresh lemon juice in water makes a terrific daily cleanser and can do wonders for a stressed liver and gallbladder. Add a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil to your shower gel and use over the liver area for a citrus fresh way to start the day!