Opening Drainage Pathways: Liver and Bile Ducts

Opening Drainage Pathways: Liver and Bile Ducts

The liver is such a critical part on your detox journey.

This powerhouse organ is at the heart of:

  • Neutralizing daily exposures like plastics, medications, and chemicals
  • Driving metabolism
  • Producing cholesterol, the building block of all sex hormones
  • Enhancing vitamin absorption and bile production
  • Synthesizing glutathione, the master antioxidant.

Clearly, our liver is indispensable for health, and thankfully, giving it the support it needs is straightforward. Yet, it's easy for the liver to become overwhelmed and start lagging behind its duties.

Why the Liver Might Become Sluggish:

  • Toxin Overload: Our liver works tirelessly to filter out toxins from polluted water, air, personal care products, food additives, and more. But when toxins flood in non-stop, the liver can't keep up, leading to decreased function.

  • Heavy Metals: Mercury and other metals can bog down the liver, disrupting its internal structure and function.

  • Sugar: Ingredients like high fructose corn syrup burden the liver, contributing to conditions like non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), with the added risk of mercury contamination in some sweeteners.

  • Alcohol: A few too many cocktails on a regular basis can lead to alcoholic fatty liver disease.

  • Stealth Pathogens: Molds and parasites, including liver flukes, can severely stress the liver, impacting its health and function.

With NAFLD affecting roughly a quarter of the US population, a struggling liver can manifest through:

  • Acne or itchy skin
  • Hormonal imbalances, including menstrual irregularities
  • Digestive issues
  • Mood swings, particularly frustration or anger
  • Sensitivity to alcohol and caffeine
  • Fatigue and disturbed sleep
  • Nausea, vomiting, and waking up during early morning hours
  • Acne
  • Hormonal imbalances (including period issues in women)
  • Poor digestion
  • Hives or itchy skin
  • A lot of pent up frustration or anger
  • Inability to tolerate alcohol + caffeine
  • Fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Nausea + vomiting
  • Waking up between 1-3am, per Traditional Chinese Medicine

Supporting Your Liver:

  • Enemas: A combination of distilled water and coffee can kickstart detox processes, easing the liver's load. Coffee enemas might also help eliminate liver flukes and boost glutathione levels.

  • Castor Oil Packs: These packs utilize the detoxifying power of essential fatty acids to stimulate liver activity, wrapped in a simple, soothing treatment.

  • Herbs: Nature's helpers like dandelion root, milk thistle, and schisandra berries (all present in our Cleanse tea), support liver health.

  • Vegetables: Root veggies like beets and artichokes are liver-friendly, reducing its workload.

  • Digestive Bitters: These stimulate bile production and nutrient absorption, easing digestive processes. (These are our favorite.)

Noticing signs of a sluggish liver? You're not alone. Despite its prevalence, modern lifestyles often overlook the maintenance of our body's natural drainage pathways. Velle is here to change that narrative, guiding you toward holistic habits for a thriving liver and vibrant health.

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