Resolution Series: Liver Support and Health

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cruciferous-vegetablesThe parties have come and gone and 2017 is here. The liver can take a beating with all the overindulgence that happens over the holidays. Now is a good time to consider giving this vital organ a bit of support.

As a major organ of detoxification in the body, the liver must be able to process thousands of chemicals from food, your body, the environment, medications, and chemicals released from infectious organisms. Poor diet, overeating, excessive intake of fats, sugars, alcohol and environmental agents can all negatively affect liver health. Your life depends on the liver’s role in protecting your body from toxin build-up. If the liver isn’t functioning optimally, then there is a greater chance of cellular damage throughout the body. Are you taking care of your liver?

Here are three important ways to provide liver support and optimize function:

1. Protect your liver cells with supportive nutrients such as those in Pathway Liver Support and Detox, which features a targeted group of nutraceuticals (nutrients and botanical extracts) that help provide the liver with important co-factors for normal, healthy detoxification.

2. Improve bile flow by eating bitter foods such as endive, chicory, radicchio, mustard greens and dandelion leaf/root, as well as herbs like gentian, artichoke leaves, hops and barberry.

3. Improve detoxification by eating garlic and cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, etc.), eating protein  to supply important amino acids needed to bind toxic materials, and getting adequate amounts of minerals such as magnesium, calcium and zinc, which are essential components of many enzymes needed for detoxification.

BONUS! Featured Pathway nutritional products from the Resolution Series are on special sale at 30% off, now through January 31, 2017.

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