liver

Ready for a good spring cleaning? Spruce up the liver with these recommendations

Sunday, February 24, 2013 by: Carolanne Wright
Tags: spring cleaning, liver detox, remedies

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben and Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Harvard research links fluoridated water to ADHD, mental disorders
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
Delicious
(NaturalNews) It may be hard to believe, but we are already racing headlong into our next season -- springtime. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), each season coordinates with a specific organ and spring just so happens to be the time of the liver. If this organ becomes imbalanced, anger, rage, irritation and depression can set in. While new plants are blooming, sprouting and thrusting upward, the liver deserves much needed tender, loving care to shake off the heaviness of winter. Natural remedies and lifestyle adaptations are the perfect complement to this process. Keep in mind, when the liver is untroubled, we can launch into vibrant beginnings with renewed zest and balanced pleasure.

The connection between spring, vigorous growth and anger

Ever find yourself hot under the collar and unusually irritated when springtime starts up? Through the power of observation, TCM discovered the liver rules intense emotional states like anger, resentment, irascibility, annoyance and fury. It is also linked with depression. Since spring is exceptionally yang (expansive and outward moving) in quality, the liver can become imbalanced during such a season of lively growth. Add the effects of a sluggish winter and this vital, cleansing organ is further compromised. Spring is often windy, another aggravating element. Nevertheless, if we are attentive to the specific needs of the liver, we can transition beautifully into an energetic and healthy fresh start -- brimming with optimism, grace and well being.

The secret behind a contented liver

After the heavy, rich and weighty food of winter, spring is the time to lighten up. Think green for a happy liver. Artichoke, dandelion, celery, collard, dill, mint, seaweed, watercress and spring onion are all outstanding for keeping the liver operating smoothly and efficiently. Superfoods like blue-green algae, chlorella, spirulina and cereal grasses such as barley, wheat and alfalfa should play an active role in the diet too. Avoid eggs, meat and dairy. Instead, choose fish such as salmon and sardines, soaked nuts and seeds along with avocados. Eat more raw, lightly steamed foods and forgo baked, braised, fried or overly fatty meals. Freshly juiced vegetables (especially beets) and fruits are an excellent way to unclog the liver and keep the system buzzing. For an added boost, take the herb milk thistle for ultimate cleansing. Consuming lemon water along with plenty of fluids is also beneficial.

If we do not seize the opportunity to rest and recharge during winter, the liver will have a harder time shifting smoothly into spring. Additional effort will be required to create equilibrium. Yoga, meditation, gratitude practices, exercise and extra time spent in nature are good remedies. Likewise, laughter, play and all forms of creativity tend to be nourishing as well. Reducing stress is crucial.

Ultimately, we have a choice during this seasonal transition. We can let tempers flare and irritations consume us, or we can opt for a tranquil path of balance and health. When we actively soothe the liver, especially during the spring, we can cultivate a dynamic warmth in our interactions while achieving long-term goals with finesse and flow.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=32635

http://www.pacificcollege.edu

http://vitalitymagazine.com/article/tcm-for-the-liver/

www.acufinder.com

http://www.acupuncture.com/education/theory/springliver.htm

http://www.medicinehunter.com/spring-detox

http://www.liverdoctor.com/liver/liver-diet

About the author:
Carolanne believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef and wellness coach, she has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of green living for over 13 years. Through her website www.Thrive-Living.net, she looks forward to connecting with other like-minded people who share a similar vision.

Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Thrive-Living/4995788...

For Pinterest fans: www.pinterest.com/thriveliving/

Find at Google+: www.goo.gl/cEZiyR

and Twitter: www.twitter.com/Thrive_Living

Read her other articles on Natural News here:

www.naturalnews.com/Author1183.html

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.