A clear glowing complexion starts with your liver.
Glowing, luminous skin takes more than just a good crème.
Your liver is the metabolic centre of your body, producing energy to sustain the thousands of functions performed every minute of every day by all the cells in your body.
Your liver gives energy to your hair follicles, skin cells and heart, so if your liver isn’t able to best do its job, you’ll notice a decline in the appearance of your skin and hair, as well as feeling generally sluggish.
“The highly respected and belated Professor T. Nostrant MD, Gastroenterologist referred to the liver as the ‘Grand Central station of the body’, due to its wonderful ability to co-ordinate where the goodness needsto go and which path the waste needs to travel,” says Dr. Simone Laubcher, Nutritional Doctor PhD.
When excessive toxins build up in the deeper layers of the skin, they cause inflammation to occur. This inflammation can then result in dermatitis, eczema, premature ageing, liver spots, red rashes, hives, psoriasis and acne, to name just a few conditions.
WHAT TO FEED YOUR LIVER FOR A HEALTHY GLOW
A healthy liver needs antioxidants that can be found in vegetables, particularly leafy greens. Antioxidants help to protect liver cells from damage whilst they’re detoxifying your bloodstream, as well as protecting your skin cells from free radicals and premature ageing.
Among the best nutrients for a healthy glow from within are:
A daily dose of plant-based nutrients is a great way to target specific health issues, especially when diet may be lacking.
WelleCo SUPER BOOSTERS – Detoxifying Liver Tonic is a plant-based formula and ideal tonic for supporting the natural cleansing and detoxifying processes of the liver which, in turn, promotes healthy liver function. It contains Schisandra that is used to support production of detoxifying enzymes, Milk Thistle to support liver health, antioxidant-rich Dandelion extract to assist with free radicals formed in the body, and Curcumin and Curcuminoids to help reduce free radicals formed in the body whilst Burdock extract, a medicinal herb, supports the cleansing of the liver. Simply add 1 vial to a glass of with water or add to your SUPER ELIXIR Greens and water. Stir well until dissolved.
Turmeric: An herb that contains a vast amount antioxidants to help repair the liver cells, protect against cellular damage and assist in hormone metabolism. Turmeric, due to its contents of curcumin and curcuminoids, is particularly great at helping the liver to detox from heavy metals (such as those contained in many commercial cosmetic creams).
Brassica vegetables: Including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, which contain sulphur that aids the detoxification process.
Citrus fruits: Lemons, limes and grapefruits are all-natural sources of vitamin C and contain potent antioxidants that your liver will love.
Avocado: The humble avo contains glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the liver from incoming waste and toxins, whilst also assisting it to eliminate chemicals from the body and protect against cellular damage.
Omega-3 fatty acids are also essential for a happy, healthy liver. Either fish oil or vegan DHA is fantastic for alleviating chronic skin problems like very dry skin, dermatitis or psoriasis.
Selenium, a mineral that exerts anti-inflammatory effects in the body and helps produce the anti-oxidant glutathione, is also a great supplement for general liver health.
Your liver also needs a healthy dose of vitamins A and C to give you more gorgeous, radiant skin. Vitamin C helps your body produce collagen, a protein that helps to strengthen the skin and smooth out fine lines, whilst vitamin A promotes cell turnover and can help prevent acne.
You can also keep your liver happy by keeping hydrated, eating plenty of greens, getting enough fibre in your diet, exercising regularly and limiting toxins (such as drugs and alcohol).
Love your liver, and it will love you back!