Keeping fit and healthy from head to toe – Stomach, gallbladder, breast, spleen and liver
Today this body region is especially susceptible to exercise and looking after it. Today’s highlighted regions are the stomach, gallbladder, spleen, breast, and liver.
Liquid Fast Days
This is quite a big topic area. Apart from the kidney, the liver and stomach absorb a lot of toxins and need to be occasionally cleansed. You can successfully do this with a liquid fast day (especially during a waning moon phase or even better close to the new moon). Or you might prefer a more comprehensive fasting program twice a year or a combination of both. If you receive our monthly LWTM newsletter, we usually send out a detox and fasting guide in early spring. If you want to receive this newsletter, please click the link at the bottom – it is free to join the LWTM community.
Overhaul your diet: This is of course something you hear every day. But it is true. Hippocrates already told us “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
But by ‘food’ he meant fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruit, good oils, fresh fish and meat, and eggs (if you eat it). Try to limit your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates. Instead opt for complex carbohydrates, like wholesome bread with seeds, quinoa, organic cracked wheat with vegetables, etc. Definitely limit your intake of fizzy, sugary drinks, commercial sweets, and bakery goods. If you like deserts and cookies, try to make them yourself with wholesome ingredients.
For the occasional ‘sweet craving, have a ripe banana, mango slices, or a piece of good-quality dark chocolate.
Once or twice a year, ideally during the time of a Waning or New Moon, undertake a liver detox program.
Get a milk thistle extract (best in drop forms) and follow the instructions. Milk thistle can help rebuild healthy liver cells and help the liver to repair itself, especially after a festive period with too much alcohol and unhealthy food. But even if you live and eat very healthily, opting for a preventative liver cleanse twice a year, is a good way to keep your liver in good shape.
If you are a coffee lover you will be pleased to know that 2 coffees per day help the liver detox, as will green tea and turmeric tea.
This yellow flowering plant is commonly viewed as a garden pest, particularly spoiling the lawn. But it has tons of health benefits taken as a tea or even using the blossom and leaves in a salad. Dandelion
More information on this subject will be added in due course