How to Support Your Liver Through Lifestyle Intervention
The risks associated with poor liver health are not only urgent, but life-altering.
When the liver is in a poor state and enzymes are elevated, your body’s end-to-end filtering mechanism for unwanted elements is put on pause, indefinitely.
That image itself can be frightening.
As a result of poor liver function, unwanted elements tend to remain active in your system for longer than you might want them to, causing more damage the longer they’re left unfiltered.
We’ve heard again and again that people were experiencing serious downstream metabolic concerns due to accumulating liver issues. Critically, it can be hard to detect early signs of liver damage. Often, poor liver function shows up as skin issues, drowsiness, or moodiness.
However, it’s never too late to address the root causes of liver damage and take action.
What are the root causes of liver damage?
The root cause of any problem refers to the core issue: the one that sets everything in motion.
The root causes of liver damage, as well as surface-level surface-level consequences like skin issues, fatigue, and low energy, can be the collective results of a consistently unhealthy lifestyle.
Lifestyle factors span broad swathes of your day to day, including what you eat, how you move, and what you drink. While most liver damage root causes are linked to diet, it’s critical to acknowledge the interconnected nature of your liver. It’s charged with hundreds of functions at once, managing thousands of inputs.
Unfortunately, as more unhealthy inputs accumulate, liver dysfunction can begin to appear.
For example, the accumulation of sugary or fried foods, unfriendly environmental factors, and stress from work can collectively lead to internal buildup of unwanted elements in your body.
In tandem, as folks accumulate excess unhealthy beverages, paired with potential weight problems, liver dysfunction will likely worsen over time. At Dose, we strongly believe that the best way to support liver function is through consistent lifestyle interventions.
While we always recommend seeing your doctor, it’s also imperative that you take ownership over your health and start improving outcomes today.
What are the most effective lifestyle changes?
While there are an endless array of supposed “solutions” being sold to you, the most effective lifestyle changes boil down to two things: dietary changes and natural supplementation.
To kick things into gear, our scientific advisors recommend starting with dietary interventions.
When it comes to improving your nutrition, you’ll need to make new additions while also removing potentially harmful foods. Let’s start with what you might want to cut out.
At the start of your new dietary plan, most folks in our community have seen the most benefits from avoiding fried and fatty foods. Next, we recommend weaning yourself off unhealthy beverages as well as any sugar-filled canned beverages like soda. Finally, start to cut out any sugary baked goods and processed meats high in saturated fats.
After you’ve started to cut down on unhealthy food and beverages, you can begin to introduce healthy additions into your dietary plan, starting with fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and nuts.
The more leafy greens and whole grains in your diet, the better. In addition, you’ll want to make sure that you’re thoroughly hydrated with water throughout the day, especially after exercising.
When it comes to dietary changes, real results take time. Put simply, you need to stick with it.
New and healthy lifestyle habits around what you eat and how you live don’t magically appear overnight. Rather, they’re the outcome of showing up and staying diligent, day after day.
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What are the best natural supplements?
Once you’ve made the necessary lifestyle changes as a first step, we recommend implementing another line of defense: natural remedies that are tested rigorously and backed by science.
While there are a range of herbal remedies available on the market, only a handful actually yield trackable, outcome-driven results when it comes to supporting your liver health.
More specifically, our scientific team at Dose recommends 4 naturally-derived herbs.
Derived from turmeric extract, curcumin supports the liver and breaks down unwanted elements released from foods, overindulgence, allopathic intervention, or unhealthy air. At Dose, our curcumin is 24x more absorbed by the body than standard curcumin.
Turmeric may be the most effective herbal supplement in existence. Many high-quality studies show that it has major benefits for your various body systems such as liver, heart, brain, joints, etc. It has been used as a powerful botanical for a wide array of health issues.
Milk thistle is an herbal remedy that has traditionally been used to support liver and gallbladder health and protect the liver from fatty and sugary foods and additional unwanted environmental elements. We recommend taking milk thistle with 80% Silymarin, its active form.
As it relates to the liver specifically, milk thistle helps promote healthy sugar digestion, support healthy liver functions and slow down age-related decline in cognitive function.
Ginger helps support the liver for better performance while also aiding in digestion. In addition, the herb helps address issues caused by seasonal changes, support digestion, and combat harmful germs.
Ginger has an extended history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative therapies. The oleoresin (oily resin) from the rhizomes (roots) of ginger contains many bioactive components believed to exert a variety of remarkable pharmacological and physiological activities.
From root to flower, dandelions are highly nutritious plants and serve as excellent sources of vitamins A, C, E, and K, folate, and small amounts of other B vitamins. Additionally, dandelion greens provide the body with iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Within the liver itself, dandelion extract helps support the flow of bile, which is critical in processing fats and fat-soluble vitamins during digestion and filtering processes.
How to take action today.
We’re focused on driving long-lasting health improvements for everyone, whether you’re an integral part of the Dose community or just learning about the serious impact of liver damage.
In addition, we prioritize building products that effortlessly layer over your existing habits, making it super easy to implement new changes to your diet and supplement regimen.
While there’s no all-encompassing, silver-bullet solution that will remedy every liver issue in the world, evaluating your lifestyle and making healthy changes is a great step in the right direction.
When it comes to upgrading your supplement stack in tandem with lifestyle interventions, we highly recommend seeking out clinic-grade products backed by rigorous research.
For example, our scientific team from Tirupati Research in India helps establish the potency of our liver formula by incorporating the most effective form of ingredients in optimum dosage. More importantly, the team has decades of combined experience in naturopathic therapies.If you want to improve your liver starting today, learn more about the Dose way here.