How to Ensure Unlimited Energy Through a Healthy Liver

According to Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic teachings, our liver is the seat of the agni or “holy fire”, meaning our liver provides energy for the entire body to function well. It also means the liver plays a very important role in the overall health and wellbeing of our body.

Not only is our liver the main bodily organ in burning all those unwanted fats but it is also responsible for cleansing the blood, for maintaining our blood sugar is at optimum levels, for regulating the proteins that cause our blood to blot and also for eliminating toxic substances from our system.

That’s why we need to keep our liver energetic and not sluggish so we can function well.

What then are the symptoms of a “sluggish liver”? Check out if you have the following symptoms:

  • A sluggish metabolism
  • Constant indigestion
  • Overweight
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Moody
  • Brain fog
  • Sugar cravings
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Fatigue that cannot be explained
  • A tongue coated in white saliva
  • Slow digestion
Now that you’ve been able to identify what a sluggish liver is, then it’s time to plan your diet. For your liver to function at optimum levels, we recommend the following:
  • Avoid fried and oily foods, alcohol, tea and coffee, refined sugar
  • Drink 8 glasses of filtered water daily.
  • Increase your daily dose of Vitamin C as it is one of the best antioxidants for your body.
  • Drink green and dandelion tea.
  • Try to include in your daily diet the following: ginger, lemon, fennel, cumin, pomegranate, laurel leaves, figs and plums in your diet.


Yogic Breathing For a Healthy Liver

Yogic breathing is easy to execute and has amazing effects on your health. It also calms the mind and regulates your emotions. As they said, a busy, frazzled mind is the result of too much stress – and stress does create certain diseases like Cancer.

The simplest way to do Yogic Breathing is this:
  • Start by making yourself comfortable on a sitting or half-lotus position. Make sure you are comfortable with your clothes with nothing constricting your body.
  • Then do ordinary breathing, monitoring your diaphragm and stomach expanding while you inhale, and your stomach and diaphragm contracting on the exhale. You can also close one nostril with your finger and inhale through the other. Exhale by closing the other nostril.
  • Make a few deep breaths and observe your breathing for a few minutes. You’ll notice you’ll feel much calmer and refreshed when you do.
  • Observe a few minutes of silence before you continue with whatever work or activity you were doing before.

Eventually, you will notice that you get a better connection between your mind and body because of your yogic breathing practices.

How about you – do you have other ideas for helping your liver live healthily? Share your tips, comments or reactions below!

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