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The Liver and The Immune System

The liver in addition to being a major detoxifying organ and doing over 200 chemical reactions, it is also a frontline organ in terms of the immune system. Pathogens will enter the body through the digestive tract. Your skin is your barrier on the [...]

The Liver and The Immune System2020-05-25T04:34:48+00:00

What are Parabens?

Parabens are chemical preservatives typically found in personal care products such as shampoo, conditioners, body lotion, cosmetics. Anything we put onto our skin gets absorbed into our bodies. These parabens are lipophilic, which means that they are fat-loving and they will tend to accumulate [...]

What are Parabens?2019-12-09T03:53:25+00:00

Gallbladder as a Detox Organ

Many people don’t think of the gallbladder as an important component of the detoxification pathways. Let’s go through the gallbladders role in terms of the detoxification and why it’s vitally important to take care of this organ to ensure that our body can effectively [...]

Gallbladder as a Detox Organ2019-10-21T01:39:47+00:00

Female Hormonal Balance

Many people think that as they age their energy will decrease, their metabolism will slow down, they will lose their libido. These are all just signs that the hormones are out of balance. I ask patients about their periods. Are they a regular cycle, [...]

Female Hormonal Balance2019-08-19T14:15:40+00:00

FIVE Connections Between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function

FIVE Connections between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function If not absorbing fats, you can’t make thyroid hormones Finland study: hypothyroidism 7x more likely in people with decreased bile flow Bile triggers release of the enzyme that converts T4 to T3 Gut bacteria plays a [...]

FIVE Connections Between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function2019-07-08T01:18:58+00:00

What are fat soluble toxins?

Liver and Gallbladder process the fat-soluble toxins. These toxins are lipophilic (they bind easily with fat), they bio-accumulate and move up the food chain. Examples of fat-soluble toxins: Organochlorine pesticides (food) Parabens (personal care products, cleaners) Phthalates such as Bisphenol A (BPA)(plastics) Perchloroethylene (dry [...]

What are fat soluble toxins?2019-07-02T18:36:54+00:00

Castor Oil Packs

Benefits of Castor oil Packs Castor oil packs are an easy and effective home therapy that you can do on a regular basis to improve your lymphatic drainage and detoxify the body. Castor seed plant is native to India.  Castor oil comes from the [...]

Castor Oil Packs2019-03-25T04:34:28+00:00

SIX Foods to Support Liver Function

Brassica family (cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale) – increase Phase I and II liver enzymes Lemons –  stimulates liver function Turmeric – increases liver detox, decrease inflammation Dandelion – enhances the flow of bile Artichoke – increases the excretion of bile from the [...]

SIX Foods to Support Liver Function2018-12-03T03:23:31+00:00

Liver-Hormone Connection

The liver is where the hormones are metabolized. Liver makes cholesterol and cholesterol is the building block of all your hormones including: Hormones for your ovaries including estrogen and progesterone Hormones for your adrenal glands including cortisone and adrenaline Hormones for your thyroid Therefore [...]

Liver-Hormone Connection2018-04-23T03:22:06+00:00

FOUR Functions of Glutathione in the Body

Glutathione is the main antioxidant in the liver. All cells can synthesize glutathione, but the highest concentration of glutathione is in the liver. Glutathione is a tripeptide composed of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine that is needed for phase I and II detoxification in [...]

FOUR Functions of Glutathione in the Body2018-04-16T03:51:10+00:00
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