Your body does many incredible things — from keeping you breathing without thinking to giving you the strength to move every day.
Many of our body processes happen without us giving them a second thought. One of those many jobs is that our livers filter out excess hormones like estrogen, toxins, chemicals, and other substances in our bodies.
But what happens if your liver becomes overwhelmed? It can’t function as well, and you may be left suffering. (1)
In my mid-twenties, I myself struggled with a heap of health issues — some extra weight I couldn’t get off, being chronically tired, and suffering from mood swings.
Rather than suffer in silence, I took it upon myself to shift my lifestyle and make small, mindful changes that forever altered the way I feel — for the better.
One of those changes was incorporating detoxes into my diet.
WHY LIVER DETOX IS SO IMPORTANT
Studies have shown that in healthy premenopausal individuals, estrogen plays a key role in helping limit the risk of chronic liver disease. However, studies have shown that increased estrogen levels were linked with chronic liver disease. (2)
Our livers do an amazing job of naturally filtering out excess hormones, toxins, and more.
But if your liver becomes overwhelmed, it can’t function as well, and you may be left feeling sluggish, suffering from symptoms of hormone imbalance, and more.
A detox is a great way to help function the best it can. Reducing your liver’s toxic load will help it do its job effectively.
It doesn’t have to be complicated — incorporating small, mindful, daily detox tips into your routine can help your liver function as best as it can, so you can feel your most energized and healthy self.
Here are five easy daily detox tips you can incorporate into your life.
5 EASY DAILY DETOX TIPS
1. SWAP OUT PERSONAL CARE AND CLEANING PRODUCTS
The products we use every day are full of chemicals.
Before even leaving the house in the morning, the average person is exposed to over 100 chemicals. This is just from items like soaps, cosmetics, and personal care items. (3)
Research also shows that many household cleaning products contain carcinogens — cancer-causing substances — and can cause loads of other health problems. (4)
One simple step you can take is to swap out chemical-laden personal care and cleaning products with natural alternatives. (5)
Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: Look for items with ingredients that are natural and organic. The shorter the ingredient list, the better. Common, clean ingredients may include beeswax, baking soda, and coconut oil.
Cleaning Products: Green cleaning products certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will have a Safer Choice label. (6) You can also make your own cleaning products at home.
Try one of my favorite recipes for a great all-purpose cleaner: (7)
- One part vinegar
- One part water
- Lemon rind (or 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil)
- Fresh rosemary sprigs (or 2-3 drops of Rosemary essential oil)
Not sure what to look for? An app like Think Dirty can tell you how clean your products are. (8)
2. OPEN YOUR WINDOWS FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES A DAY
Studies from the EPA’s Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) found that regardless of whether homes were in rural or urban areas, indoor areas contained two to five times more pollution than outdoor air. (9)
Poor ventilation, heat, moisture, gas, wood, and other products all contribute to this buildup. (10)
Opening your windows for just 30 minutes a day lets fresh air circulate indoors — and gets rid of harmful pollutants that build up. (11)
3. SWAP OUT PLASTICS FOR GLASS OR STAINLESS STEEL
Humans likely take in around 74,000 to 121,000 plastic particles each year, studies reveal. (12)
We may be ingesting 200 plastic particles a week just from plastic food storage units as microplastic particles flake off them. (13)
When you drink from plastic bottles and reheat food in plastic containers, you’re putting yourself at risk of ingesting microplastic particles that can harm your health.
A simple swap is to use glass or stainless steel bottles and containers for your food. Not only are they more durable, but they’re also better for your health. (14)
4. DRINK LOTS OF WATER — AND ADD LEMON FOR AN EXTRA BOOST
Water helps balance the fluid content of your blood. When your blood is thicker, your body has a harder time filtering it — and, therefore, has a more difficult time filtering excess hormones, toxins, and chemicals. (15)
The recommended average fluid intake for women is 11.5 cups, or 2.7 liters a day. (16) However, those who are active or live in warmer climates may need to drink more.
Listen to your body, and when in doubt—drink more water!
Looking for an added boost? Add some lemon to your water! Lemon aids in digestion, prevents oxidation, and gives you extra potassium and vitamin C — all of which are great for your health! (17) Even just a drop of Lemon (or any citrus) essential oils will deliver more benefits to your body along with a delicious taste to make your daily water more exciting.
5. ADD A DAILY LIVER SUPPLEMENT FOR SUPPORT
Even if you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, you may struggle to get all the essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
Especially if you’re feeling tired, suffering from hormone imbalances, or mood swings, your body may be using up nutrients faster than you realize.
A supplement like Liver Support Blend will give your liver the daily support it needs. It’s designed for consistent, daily use to help you detox effectively every single day!
Full of vitamins B and C, biotin, zinc, green tea extract, turmeric extract, grape seed extract, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, L-Leucine, and more, Liver Support Blend is the complete blend of bioavailable nutrients, vitamins, and adaptogenic herbs to support your liver.
Ready to aid your liver in a daily detox? Get Liver Support Blend here.
SIGNS YOU NEED A MORE COMPLETE DETOX
The steps above are great daily habits for everyone to incorporate into their daily lives.
However, how do you know if you need a more complete detox? A few telltale signs include:
- You have trouble concentrating or struggle with brain fog.
- You’re often feeling anxious or depressed.
- You suffer from intense sugar cravings.
- You have difficulty losing weight.
- You suffer from persistent skin breakouts or eruptions.
Curious if you need a more complete detox? Take the detox assessment here to see if a complete detox might be a good fit for you.
If you’re ready to get started with a more complete detox, join my 14-Day Detox Program today!