Healing and keeping the cardiovascular system clean should be an on-going part of our lives. But, for some people there maybe some obstacles diminishing serious efforts to keep the cardiovascular system in a healthy state.
If there are excessives levels of plaque (fat) in the blood stream and the "LIVER" is unhealthy (fatty liver
/ and /or filled with stones) cleaning of plague from the cardiovascular system can be somewhat difficulty.
I have used a liver cleanse several times in the last couple of years and will be doing another now.
The liver is considered a gland—an organ that secretes chemicals—because it produces bile
, a substance needed to digest fats. Bile’s salts break up fat into smaller pieces so it can be absorbed more easily in the small intestine (read more from: source )
OK, so back to cleansing the blood, and the livers function in processing fats. Simply stated a healthy liver will make removing plaque from the blood that much easier.
If my liver feels healthy I continue on with cleansing plaque from the my cardiovascular system. If I tier easily as I did on my "LA River Bicycle Ride" I add a liver cleanse to my cardiovascular focus.
There are some signs that maybe noticed, if the the liver is unhealthy:
Symptoms of an unhealthy liver include:
- Running out of energy in the afternoon
- Inability to lose weight
- Mood swings
- Bursts of anger, mood disorders, or anxiety
- Bloating and gas
- Occasional headaches
- Brain Fog and lack of mental clarity
- Muscle aches and stiffness
- Bad breath or body odor
- Brown spots on your skin or age spots
- Bruising easily
- Jaundice, or skin and eyes that take on a yellow color
- Dark urine
- Pale-colored stool or bloody/tar-colored stool
- Constantly itchy skin
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Poor digestion
- Chronic fatigue
Another common problem is fatty liver disease, which often develops from the overindulgence or long-term use of alcohol. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease also exists, and can be brought on by certain medications, malnutrition, or other causes. One concern with fatty liver disease is that vague symptoms (generalized fatigue, weakness, nausea, confusion, impaired judgment, and loss of appetite) can build up for years before liver damage is implicated as the cause. (source: Global Healing Center )
*Here are some foods that help maintain a healthy Liver:
3. Beets & Carrots
4. Green Tea
5. Leafy Green Vegetables
8. Olive, Hemp and Grape-seed oils
9. Whole Grains ( My Note: I stay away from Grains as much as possible -- sugar issues ).
10. Cruciferous Vegetables
11. Lemons & Limes
15. Milk Thistle ( My Note: My addition ).
* Oh! Took a refreshing walk around Rosemead Park today.
"Always Consult with your Doctor or Medical Practitioner if changing your diet and/or increasing your exercise routine could cause serious health issues for you".
Stayoung And Healthy
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