Your liver and gall bladder are two important organs involved in the formation of bile. This is necessary to emulsify fat and as a result aids in digestion. This is absolutely essential for overall health. Bile is the greenish brown liquid or digestive juice that emulsifies fats for your small intestines to absorb. It also contains waste products to be released through bowel movements. Poor bile flow leads to digestive issues, over growth of bacteria, gut inflammation, and leaky gut syndrome which is on the rise these days.
Bile is required for fatty acid metabolism, killing off bad microbes, excretion of waste products, and blood sugar metabolism. Weight gain, low energy, emotional instability, digestive complications, headaches and migraines, Fibromyalgia, skin disorders and chemical sensitivities are some symptoms of poor bile flow. One of the best ways to support the liver and gall bladder is using herbs. Here are some:
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - Yes this is extremely helpful. I tbsp. in 8 oz. of water before each meal is a powerful way to enhance bile flow.
ARTICHOKES - They are low in calories, and yet very high in fiber, and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, folate acid, and vitamin C.
PARSLEY - A delicious green herb packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, minerals and vitamins.
MILK THISTLE - This is a prickly plant with white veins and purple flowers. It is most commonly used as a supplement in combination with other herbs abd nutrients.
ACTIVATED COCONUT CHARCOAL - This form is the world’s oldest detoxifying remedy, and is popular in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines. This must be taken away from other supplements or medications. Here is a home remedy to assist in liver and gall bladder detox.
In a cup of hot water add 1/ tsp nutmeg, ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp lemon juice, dash of cracked black pepper, dash of cayenne pepper. Mix and drink daily on an empty stomach.