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10 best foods to get rid of toxins from the liver


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 Hello. A lot of people know that the liver can getcongested by fat. A so-called fatty liver and that's the condition that actually affect30% of the population today but then along with the fat congestion the liver can also getclogged up and get toxic in many other ways so today I want to talk a little bit abouthow the liver works because when you understand that then you will very clearly see how tosupport the liver and why the top 10 foods in this video can actually help reverse atoxic liver and a fatty liver. Coming right up. Hey I'm Dr. Ekberg I'm a holistic doctorand a former Olympic decathlete and if you want to truly Master Health by understandinghow the body really works make sure you subscribe hit that Bell and turn on all the notificationsso you never miss life-saving video. Now this whole idea of being able to detox the liver is abit controversial I did a video on the signs of a toxic

 liver and I got the following veryinteresting comment I thought. It started off saying there are 10 signs that your adviceis bunk and I was thinking well this is interesting why is that for example you can't detox theliver really I thought why would that be because the liver's job is to detox and then he finishedoff this comment saying I'm glad I didn't go to med school with you and I want to assurehim that that feeling is entirely mutual I don't know where this kind of thinking comesfrom but I've seen it in other places and apparently there's a group of people in themedical field who don't believe that the liver can be detoxed so basically they're saying thatif that function is assigned to the liver then it can't fail it's not possible for theliver to get overwhelmed for example and that's also kind of like saying well you knowconstipation doesn't exist you can't get constipated because the function of the bowel

 that assigned function, its purpose is to move things through and therefore if that's its job thenobviously can't stop doing that what they're forgetting I think is that the body is livingtissue they kind of think of it as different separate systems and separate parts sort oflike an organizational chart that if you just assign a function to something then it's supposedto do that but they're forgetting that living tissue needs resources and if you don't provide thoseresources then the job won't get done. So in this video we will talk about what those resourcesare and a little bit more about how that liver works and other things a lot of people don'tthink about is that the body is not the same from moment-to-moment it's constantly changingso some cells in your body like intestinal lining those cells change every few days 5to 7 days you have all of the cells are replaced and rebuilt the liver is basically

 rebuiltevery 6 weeks and why is that because the liver is kind of in the firing line in theprocess of doing what the liver does it basically takes a lot of bullets it sacrifices tissuein order to do what it does because in the process it creates some very abrasive by productsand substances that has a lot of wear and tear there for the liver is fantastic at regeneratingitself The liver handles an incredible amount of functions and one is metabolism but it'snot just a metabolism for itself it manages the metabolism for the rest of the body inmany ways it is intimately involved in digestion most of the things that you eat and absorbgoes through the liver first so the liver get to repackage basically everything thatyou eat it is involved with energy storage So it stores glycogen which is a carbohydrateglucose reserve primarily for the brain it produces hormones to manage part of this metabolismand what we're going to talk

 about today is the detoxification aspect of that liver how dowe get a fatty liver Well there is a supposed delicacy Fois Gras which is French which literallytranslated means fatty liver and it's a goose liver that they overload they force feed thesegeese they overload their digestive tract and their liver so the liver get backed upand it's a terrible terrible method I don't defend it or condone it in any way but I'musing it as an example to show that what happens to the fatty liver or the liver when youoverload it and what are they feeding these geese you would think maybe they feed thema lot of fat to get the liver fast know they feed them corn because corn and carbohydratesis what makes the liver fatty and in humans it's primarily fructose sugar fructose and excesscarbohydrates that create that and when the liver in humans and in geese turn from a healthyliver to a fatty liver or foie gras as it gets

 congested it also loads up on toxins andmost of these toxins are fat soluble and this is why we have to understand that a fattyliver is usually a toxic liver also Now let's look real quick and how these things move through thebody so when you eat food and you breathe air and you drink water you take in food butyou also take in some toxins THese go into your digestive tract and the digestive tractabsorbs the nutrients it absorbs the precious things the resources and then they get passedinto the blood and delivered to the cells now the cells can use these resources anddo metabolism they can transform the fuel into energy and they can transform the aminoacids in the fatty acids into building blocks and tissue and then when it's done with that there'ssome metabolic waste just like a fire produces smoke and ashes the fire inside yourself producesmetabolic waste and this has to get out of the body

 somehow along with the toxins thatkind of trailed along now the cells will excrete this waste It will just kind of dump it intothe bloodstream and the lymph system and now eventually it makes it into the liver and theliver does something called biotransformation people think of the kidney and the liver asa filter which it is but it does so much more than that because these substances are toxicthey have to be changed they have to be transformed so they don't destroy all the tissue on theirway out and of course when we talkin about the cells getting resources we have to realizethat the liver is just sells like the rest of the body and these resources that go tothe sell these are resources for the liver as well and now if the liver is successful in it's biotransformationnow we can start eliminating these toxins and waste products through the sweat through lungs throughkidney and through the bowel so the bowel  has two

 jobs it supposed to reabsorb the excessliquid and then move out the waist but what happens if the bowel isn't moving then thewaste just sits there and the bowel keeps absorbing fluids, liquid from the waste productthe waste product gets harder and harder and denser and denser and they sit there longerand longer and now we start reabsorbing these toxins back in the GI tract they never leavethe body so it's it's a form of autotoxicity so therefore constipation is one of the firstthings that we have to handle that kind of has to work first a lot of programs that yousee where you buy little box that says liver cleanse it really doesn't do much more thanget the bowel moving and that's a good thing but it's just one aspect of this it's likethe last step and if you hadn't done any of this first then you're not really detoxingmuch at all I'm going to get to the list of foods and just a moment the trust me withoutthis

 basic understanding the list of foods is a huge waste of time so just bear withme I'll keep it as simple as I can the whole process of the liver is called biotransformationand what the body is trying to do what the liver's trying to do is just turn somethingfat-soluble into something water-soluble because the fat-soluble that's the toxins and the body can't getrid of it until it turns it water soluble so it kind of blends with the blood and withthe other fluids in the body so to do this it goes to two phases in Phase 1 there isan enzyme system called the cytochrome p450 system and don't worry about the name butI'm showing you that there's two steps because that's important after this step there's anintermediate metabolite so a lot of people can do this side but they can't do the nextso now if this intermediate starts building up now we get a lot of reactive oxygen speciesalso known as free radicals and if they build up

 and you can't get rid of them if you can'tcomplete the second half now you basically start rusting on the inside So phase twois different so we're going fat soluble to water soluble and halfway through it's sortof halfway water-soluble but in phase two they're using something called conjugation pathwaysin conjugation just means you add something to it and now it's water-soluble now thesefat soluble toxins they're also known as non-polar that means that the electrical charge is evenlyspread throughout the molecule that's different than water because water is polar and we haveto make this polar in order for it to become water-soluble so this enzyme system uses thingslike oxidation and reduction to modify these toxins and here is where the food comes inthat we need B vitamins we need something called glutathione which I'll come back towe need amino acids and there are certain play compounds cold

 flavonoids and a very importantthing called choline choline is an interesting nutrient it's a vitamin that was only 1998which is classified as an essential nutrient it helps maintain cell membranes in your bodyso when you talk about that phospholipid cell membrane this is a component of that it'sinvolved in DNA synthesis it is part of the choline portion of acetylcholine which is oneof our dominant neurotransmitters for sending messages in your nervous system but most importantlyfor what we're talking about today is it's involved in fat metabolism so if we haveenough of that we can help burn through that fat in the liver and without it then thatfat is pretty much stuck in the liver now phase two has some of the same nutrients butalso a lot of additional ones and here were talking about conjugation this means thatthe body can't modify these molecules anymore they're too dangerous they're too

 stubbornso what the body does it conjugates it adds something to it it's like you take a guy and you hanga backpack on him and now you've changed his balance a little bit and make it water soluble we talked about glutathione previously and this one comesback here this is the number one antioxidant in the body antioxidants are very very importantin the body but it doesn't mean we should buy a bunch of pills I'm not a fan of thatof taking antioxidants in a pill form the one you need is glutathione it does occurin some foods but you can't really absorb it because your digestion breaks it down sowhat you're looking for are the components of glutathione and these are three amino acidsso if you get enough of these amino acids that your body can make as much glutathioneas you need now Glycine and glutamine are usually plentiful the problem is Cysteine becausethat's a sulfur amino acid and we don't

 get so much of it so that's typically the bottleneckit's the one that's in short supply that keeps us from making as much of this as we want theother amino acid we're interested in is methionine Now this is also a sulfur containingamino acid and even though it's not included in glutathione methionine can become cysteineso it indirectly fuels the production of glutathione as well so when you hear people talking aboutsulfur rich foods being healthy and reducing inflammation and healing people this is whybecause these two amino acids contain sulfur and they're components of glutathione some ofthe processes the body uses in this conjugation is sulfation it can hang on some sulfate switchagain it can get from these amino acids it can hang on the glutathione they can conjugatethe whole glutathione it can add on some methyl groups called methylation so there's somenutrient supplement called

 trimethylglycine then if you take that now you get 3 methylgroups but you also get some glycine and there's some other nutrients like wheat germ oil isone of the richest sources of natural Whole Food vitamin E which also supports this phase 2and there's some other nutrients milk thistle is a very popular liver support nutrient whenpeople talk about detoxing the liver very often they just talkin about maybe drinkingcelery juice or wheat grass or taking some herbs or something and they can be beneficialbut the whole picture is so much bigger and this is not a quick-fix even if the liverregenerates every 6 weeks we're not replacing and getting rid of all the toxins all at thesame time it's it's cycles of regeneration so this is going to take many many years andwe need to be consistent in doing a number of different things so first of all you wantto stop adding the burden you want to stop

 putting in the things that created the problemand that means stop alcohol stop fructose And don't put more than you have to of thesepesticides and glyphosate and the herbicides and the chemicals that they spray on your foodthen once you've done all that now you have to give the body a fighting chance you haveto give the body a break so just like you can force feed a goose you can give him abunch of corn and he gets a fatty liver we have to stop force-feeding carbohydrate solow carb and intermittent fasting is the window it's the opening that allows the liver tostart burning some of the fat in the liver instead of just putting more stuff in thereand then when you've done all that now you go to the more specific things and this issupport the phase 1 with B vitamins with glutathione with choline and then you supportPhase 2 with sulfur and methyl group for conjugation and things like milk thistle and wheat

 germoil and so on so I'm sure after this video people will ask what what about such and suchso there are hundreds or thousands of different things that are beneficial and the idea hereis not to give you every single one of those it's to help you see the principles then youcan go look for things that have Sulphur you can look for things that have cholineso the first category of foods are things like beef and fish and poultry and eggs andthese are things people typically think of  as oh no those are heavy Foods those are fullof fat those are full of congesting things but no they're full of the things your bodyhas to have the support those phase 1 phase 2 processes so they're full of sulfur, cholinevitamin E and vitamin B and again I'm not claiming that this is a complete list of importantnutrients they're just examples of some of the foods that contain some of the most importantthings next we have nuts and

 seeds peanuts legumes and again they contain a good amountof all these different support nutrients we have organ meats and roe which is basicallyfish eggs and I put these little further down on the list not because they're not as goodthey're probably even better but they're not as readily available people are typicallyon average not going to find or eat as much brain and kidney and liver and fish eggs asthey would the other food but things are also excellent excellent sources Then we get intothe foods that are high in sulfur garlic onion leeks and scallions they're called alliumplants and they contain a lot of sulfur especially per calorie so you can eat a fair amount ofthese they don't have much of the others but like we said the sulfur groups people eatsulfur rich foods can typically reverse a lot of disease so it is a very importantaspect to look for next we have an important group of plants the cruciferous the

 broccolithe cauliflower cabbage and also leafy greens like kale and lettuce arugula etc these arepretty high in Sulfur and choline they're not as dense as the animal products but youcan eat a good amount of these and you're not going to load up on carbs plus these alsohave a lot of fiber that will help keep bowels moving fiber and water and they're also havea lot of different phyto factors a lot of different plants factors that don't fit into these categoriesthat are very beneficial for liver in terms of cleansing so just in general the plantsare cleansing but the animal products are rebuilding that's how you want to think aboutthat then we have some items that make it on every list for liver detox because theyhave other properties they don't contain any of the things we're talking about so theydon't support Phase 1 and Phase 2 but there other chemicals other things in there so theseare things like coffee tea beats and

 basically any low carb plant any non-starchy plant canhelp you detox and help cleanse the liver and then I want to look at some supplementsand the first one is N-acetyl cysteine so this is a very inexpensive form of this amino acidit's a sulfur-rich amino acid that supplies the body with glutathione building materialsand this one is so powerful that it is the first line of defense in the emergency roomwith someone comes in with acute liver failure so very very inexpensive it's a great thingto take if you just want to make sure that you're getting enough or if you feel likeyou want a little jump start on it next one is choline you can also get it from a supplement these Foods the rich animal foods have lots of choline but if you want a little extrait's not a bad idea they're relatively inexpensive wheat germ oil is a great source of naturalvitamin E is not like synthetic tocopherol that you buy this is the real

 thing it worksat a whole different level than the supplements you buy and for B vitamins nutritional yeastagain not synthetic B vitamins not isolated nutrients but the whole food complex the waythat our body really needs it. Again I'm not trying to be exhaustive. I'm not trying to coverevery combination but I want you to start thinking of what is actually going on whatis the liver need to not just the traditional cleansing plants but it is more of the densenutrients that supply things to support these liver pathways important thing to keep inmind if the liver is successful in its process of conjugating and biotransforming thesethings it's going to dump it in two places either the gallbladder or the blood and Through the bladder, it will go into the intestine from the blood that will go to the kidney, and then the intestine can dispose of it as stool the kidneys can filter as urine but what if you buy into the idea

 of ​​a low-fat diet I think very well that green leafy vegetables are all I need again, It's good, you want it but what if you think that's the main thing you want to be low on fat and eat a bunch of plants, this low fat won't stimulate gallbladder because it's particularly saturated fats that need bile to break up fat, so if you're on a diet Rich in fats, this bitterness will empty the intestine. The diet will not do it enough, in addition to the low-fat diet may contain a lot of carbohydrates that lead to an increase in blood sugar and insulin, which may lead to microcirculation disease and damage the kidneys, so the kidneys cannot now filter things either so All I have to say is that you should keep the big picture in mind, it's not as simple as just going vegan or meat eater or this or this is just taking a look at the big picture and understanding what each ingredient does and when one of them is a good idea if I was enjoying the wonderful item for you after that, thanks a lot for reading I'll see you in the next topic