With spring around the corner, a liver cleanse can be a nice boost to both our physical and mental wellbeing. With that said there is a lot of controversy on the research and evidence of the benefits of a liver cleanse. The reason for this may be the misinformation about what protocols for liver cleanse circulate, the best route is to be supported by a healthcare professional as they can assess the risks and benefits based on your current health and any health conditions. The Naturopathic Medical Research Clinic has a detailed explanation of why someone may consider a liver detox including the numerous toxins that exist in our everyday life including: from processed foods and food additives, industrial pollution, a tainted water supply, pesticides (vegetables), household cleaners, paints, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, and heavy metals. MBG Health states while a healthy liver naturally cleanses itself, dietary stressors and environmental toxins can get in the way of optimal liver function; and making strategic diet and lifestyle shifts can help counter their effects, support the liver's detoxification, and lighten our overall toxic load. Find below 4 mental health benefits to a liver cleanse:
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