Liver Detox

The liver plays a crucial role in detoxifying the body by metabolising and eliminating harmful substances. It is important to detoxify the liver to support the function of this vital organ and regenerate any damage. A liver that functions optimally has a variety of effects on human health. Nowadays, the strain on the liver is great due to our increasingly toxic environment, which is why a liver detox should be carried out regularly.

Reasons for a liver detox

The liver suffers greatly due to the high level of environmental pollution today. Below is a list of some of the reasons why it may be useful to do a liver detox:

  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Previous infection with hepatitis
  • Development of a fatty liver
  • Use of medication
  • High exposure to environmental toxins, heavy metals and pesticides
  • Mould contamination, often in your own home
  • Various intestinal diseases, such as leaky gut
  • Genetic deficits in detoxification ("bad detoxifier")
  • Hidden metabolic disorders

Measures before a liver detox

Before starting a liver detox, all possible sources should be eliminated so that the burden is minimised. It is therefore important to make the following adjustments:

  • Quit smoking and reduce the consumption of alcohol to a minimum
  • Adjust your diet and medication intake
  • Control mould contamination in the home
  • Eliminate sources of toxins such as amalgam, harmful cosmetics, etc.
  • Diagnose and treat infectious diseases and intestinal problems such as leaky gut
  • Identify and eliminate hidden inflammation (silent inflammation)
  • Diagnose and balance micronutrient deficiencies
  • Clarify and balance metabolic disorders and genetic capacity for detoxification

The adjustments should always be under supervision by specialists from different disciplines to get the best results.

Methods for a liver detox

There are many different approaches and methods for a liver detox. However, attempts to detoxify the liver on your own can cause an imbalance in the body or in some cases even result in dangerous situations and should be avoided. Therefore, it should always be left to an experienced doctor to determine which method is most suitable.
Moreover, due to the close functional relationship between the liver and intestines, it is also important to restore intestinal health. This is because a diseased gut inevitably leads to stress on the liver, which makes liver detoxification much more difficult.

Med. pract. Dana Hreus M.A.

Thus, in order to do a liver detox and keep it healthy in the long term, a thorough diagnosis and various measures to minimise the burden on the liver are required. An experienced doctor will be happy to help you.

Med. pract. Dana Hreus M.A.

Further information

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