Diagnostic Hair Testing

January 16 2017No Commented

Categorized Under: Healthy lifestyle, In the News, Natural health information

I am always looking for new additions to add to our range at healthyonline and am very excited to tell you about the new diagnostic hair testing we now have available, from Allergenics Health Assessment Services, a New Zealand owned and operated company, here in Auckland.  Read on to find out more

Diagnostic Hair Testing

I don’t know about you, but anything I can do that helps me to make the right or a better choice with regard to my health, I’m all for.

When Allergenics Health Assessment Services contacted me last year to tell me about their practitioner hair testing services, my ears pricked up.

As you may know, we already have a range of Saliva based hormone test kits from Aquarian Laboratories in Australia.  These are invaluable to find out the level of hormones in your body, such as progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, cortisol and melatonin.  This range also has a “blood spot”  IgG Elisa Food Sensitivities test, as well as a Mineral and Toxic Element test.

Introducing Allergenics Health Assessment Services Hair Tests

Allergenics range covers these 4 tests

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Diagnostic Hair Testing

Food & Environmental Sensitivities Test:  With a sample of hair, Allergenics can detect disruptions to normal energy patterns in the body.  Each substance that we eat or that we are exposed to in the environment, has a particular energy pattern that can be measured. If a particular substance causes a stress to the body, its energy pattern changes and these changes can be detected and recorded.  This allows Allergenics to very quickly ascertain which substances are causing distress to our bodies and whether or not the stress is an acute (short-term) phenomenon, or chronic (long-term) phenomenon.

I had the Food & Environmental Sensitivities Test done last year and the results of this really pin pointed the problematic substances for me.  I thought the results were “spot on” and very helpful, to clarify what I thought were the problems, became identified as My Problem substances.  Avoiding these 100% has made a huge difference to my health and especially, the inflammation I experience in my body on a daily basis.

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Organ Stress Assessment

Organ Stress Assessment:   Understanding how well your organs are functioning can give you a rapid insight into the overall health of your body.  It allows you to see areas of deficiency and to target those organs which might require support, be it in the short-term or long-term.  The results of the Organ Stress Assessment may be used to assess the current state of functioning of each of the different organs tested

I am looking forward to having this test done and feel the results will really benefit my health choices.

 

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Vitamin & Mineral Assessment

Vitamin & Mineral Assessment:  The Vitamin and Mineral Assessment is recommended for individuals of all ages and is able to provide information on the nutritional state of a person, detecting the presence of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids in the body.  It does not provide physiological levels of nutrients in the body, but may provide information on whether a nutrient is deficient, in balance or in excess.  This makes it ideal for those on a restricted diet, on medication or for anyone wanting a vitamin and mineral assessment.

I would be so interested to have a better idea about the nutrient levels in my body and especially because I take such a large amount of nutritional supplements.

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Heavy Metal & Toxic Element Assessment


Heavy Metal & Toxic Element Assessment:
 
   Ever wonder if the health problems you are experiencing are due to having a toxic element or a heavy metal in your body?  Now you can be tested for this, with this simple, non-invasive hair test. Allergenics have a testing method that uses a unique energy measurement technology that can detect disruptions to normal energy patterns in the body, caused by toxin exposure. Each toxic substance has a particular energy pattern that can be measured. If a particular toxin causes a stress to the body, it changes the body’s energy pattern, and these changes can be detected and recorded. This allows for Allergenics to very quickly ascertain which toxic substances are causing distress to our bodies and whether or not the stress is an acute (short-term) phenomenon, or chronic (long-term) phenomenon.

I would like to have this test, to help determine if heavy metals or a toxic element are contributing to my health problems.  I had a serum (blood) test last year for Lead and just this 1 test cost me over $80. So to be able to get this full range of heavy metals and toxic elements tested, for the 1 price, will be a huge saving.

Plus, we have the full support of the Technical team at Allergenics, who are highly experienced and there to help us with any questions that should crop up.

Order your test today!

Author Leanne James
Naturopath & Founder Ideal Health

Hemorrhoid Help

December 30 2016No Commented

Categorized Under: Healthy lifestyle, Natural health information, Natural health supplements

Hemorrhoids are a real issue for a lot of us, myself included.  I have suffered with hemorrhoid problems since I was a teenager.  This condition was exacerbated after the birth of my daughter when I was 20 years old.   At 25, I had a hemorrhoidectomy, which seemed to keep thing under control for years.  Then after a really bad bout of Campylobacter these became an issue again.  As you can imagine, I have tried a huge amount of “treatments” for hemorrhoids.  Read on to find out about the natural things I discovered for hemorrhoid help.

Natural Hemorrhoid Help

These are the things I have found that have really helped me with hemorrhoids

A Probiotic.  I cant live without my probiotic supplement and notice a huge difference when I take this, compared to when I don’t take it.  As someone who has hemorrhoids, I think it is VITAL a probiotic is

The Ethical Nutrients range of probiotics

A probiotic is a Vital addition for Hemorrhoid help

taken every day, to help to ensure the gastro intestinal tract is populated with as much friendly bacteria as possible.  I take the Ethical Nutrients Inner Health Plus every night before I go to bed.  I take it at night time so that it does it job while I am sleeping.   I think it only makes sense to take it at night, so you get better adherence of the probiotic bacteria to the gastro intestinal tract.  Also, because you are not eating or drinking at night, the beneficial bacteria have the opportunity to stay in your system longer, without being affected by food or liquids.  If I eat something that upsets my digestive system, I introduce the Ethical Nutrients IBS Support, for inflammatory bowel conditions.  I find that this combination can quickly calm down the inflammation.  If my digestive system is still upset with these 2 probiotics, I will introduce the Ethical Nutrients Gastro Relief, which contains Saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardii), which can deal to what ever bad thing I have ingested.

 

Identify Food Intolerances.  Certain foods upset my digestion, which makes me have to empty my bowel more frequently than usual.  This can aggravate hemorrhoids making them flare up.  A gentleman came into our retail shop yesterday and told me that as an Indian who eats a lot of spicy foods, he believes these spices in his diet aggravate his digestion, leading to more irritated piles (hemorrhoids).

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A Food Intolerance Test can help to identify problematic foods in your diet

I have had Campylobacter before and find that for myself, if I eat chicken that has not been perfectly handled or cooked, this aggravates my digestive system and hence my hemorrhoids.  Of course this is not a true food intolerance, but for me, most chicken is a major problem for the hemorrhoids.

The other foods I have found to be a problem are those that alter the balance of good bacteria in my gastro intestinal tract.  This is mainly all forms of added sugar, but other foods that are a problem for me are gluten.  Many people find an intolerance to dairy will cause frequent bowel movements, hence aggravating hemorrhoids.  Alcohol can also be an issue for a lot of people and especially beer and wine.

You can have Food Intolerance Testing done, using this test kit.  This test uses ELISA methodology, which tests for IgG or a remembered immune response in your body.  So if the food that is being tested has caused a problem in your body before, this can be measured and noted, so that you know to avoid it in the future.  It tests 96 common foods or 95 vegetarian foods.

I find taking a digestive enzyme and making sure I have adequate hydrochloric acid to break down protein at meals, a real help for my overall digestive health.  So long as you don’t have an overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans or a stomach ulcer, you can top up hydrochloric acid levels by mixing 1 Tbls of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in 100ml of tepid water and having this with the last few bites of your protein meal.  We also have a wide variety of enzymes available for all kinds of complaints. You can read more about Enzymes here.

Topical Relief For Hemorrhoids

At healthyonline we stock Presto Gel and Weleda Hemorrhodial Cream.  I have tried both of these and they both work very well.  My customers rave about both of these ointments/gels and feel they both work equally well.

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Presto Gel for hemorrhoids

Presto Gel

Presto Gel, from Israel, contains a unique and advanced composition of highly active natural ingredients in a breakthrough formula.  Presto gel supports our natural biological wound healing mechanisms that enable normal tissue repair and overcomes anal burning, itching, irritation, swelling and sensitivity.  Presto gel brings rapid, lasting relief to inflamed, swollen and painful hemorrhoids.

Presto Gel unique and safe formula protects inflamed tissues from further bacterial infection and/or contact with faecal acids and toxins, which are the main causes of anal discomforts.  This protection does not destroy the bacteria but instead helps create optimum conditions to support your body’s natural biological wound healing mechanisms and allow them to accelerate the normal process of cell generation and tissue repair.

Presto Gel can be used by men and women of all ages, including pregnant or breastfeeding women and children over 12 years.  It is so safe, it can be used for as long and as often as necessary.

 

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Haemorrhodial Ointment

Weleda Hemorrhoidal Ointment

I have accomplished miraculous results using this ointment.  Just like the Presto Gel, it stings a bit when you first use it, but the miraculous results are well worth it.  Weleda tell us their ointment is Specifically for helping relieve the pain, swelling and discomfort of external haemorrhoids.

It contains the herbal ingredients horse chestnut, witch hazel, horsetail grass, marigold and borage, with rosemary essential oil. It can be used for both external and also internal hemorrhoids, as well as for fissures (splits or a tear in the lower rectum or anal area).  Unlike the Presto gel which comes with an applicator, the Weleda Hemorrhoidal Ointment does not have an applicator, so you need to apply this with your finger.

 

 

Naturopharm Aesculus Hamamelis Haemorrhoid Suppositories

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Hemorrhoid Suppositories

Naturopharm New Zealand are kind enough to make these suppositories at their laboratory for us.  They used to be a standard stock item, but for some reason were changed or deleted, so we get these made for us, in small batches for our customers at Ideal Health and healthyonline.  I find these to be a life saver and again, have accomplished miraculous results with these, usually over night.

Not only do I have the pain of hemorrhoids, but I also experience bleeding hemorrhoids too.  Sometimes the bleeding can go on for a week or more, during which time I try and remember to do everything I possibly can to stop this.  These suppositories work incredibly well and especially once I am in this state.  When its really bad, I will insert 2, rather than just the one, before bed.  I can honestly tell you that when I wake up in the morning, I always notice at least a 50% improvement and some times the improvement is even greater than this.  I always keep a packet of these at home, so if I need them, they are there.

Internal Treatment for Hemorrhoids

Herbal formulations that contain herbs such as Horsechestnut and Butchers Broom are the ones that are targeted to venous problems like hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

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With Horsechestnut & Butchers Broom

We have the Natures Way Leg Veins, which contains not only Horse chestnut and Butchers Broom but also Grape seed Extract.  They tell us “Horse chestnut is an astringent herb used traditionally to increase vascular strength and tone. Its active constituent aescin has a “sealing” effect on the capillaries reducing the number and diameter of the small pores of the capillary wall through which exchange of fluids occurs”.

“Butcher’s broom is an anti-inflammatory and antivasoconstrictive herb. Much research has been done in Europe where it is widely used for treatment of varicose veins”.

Natures Way use Tru-OPC’s, a Patented Grape Seed extract.  They tell us “True OPC’s are powerful antioxidants that help to strengthen capillary walls and micro-capillaries. This reduces leakage and valve and capillary insufficiency”.

These herbs also come by themselves, As Natures Way Horsechestnut & Butchers Broom and Good Health Grapeseed Extract.

Making sure you stay well hydrated is vital for a healthy digestive system and hence trying to keep piles or hemorrhoids under control. Vitamin c and Bioflavonoids help with the integrity of veins, arteries and capillaries, so ensuring you are consuming plenty of fresh vegetables, as salad and lightly steamed is best.  I love the Vitamin C Hesperidin Powder for a boost of Vitamin C and have this at least once a day, increasing this when needed.

Maybe you have tried something for hemorrhoids that works really well?  Share your information with us, so we can all benefit from your recommendation.

Author
Leanne James
Naturopath
Founder Ideal Health

Top health supplements for 2016

December 29 2016No Commented

Categorized Under: Health supplement review, Natural health supplements

These are the top health supplements for 2016, that I have relied on and loved.

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My top health supplement for 2016. Super Thisilyn

Super Thisilyn

This is the most amazing liver supporting product I have ever taken.  I take just 1 capsule each evening before bed and due to this, continue to have excellent liver function (as shown by blood tests) and Cholesterol levels.  If you are a drinker of alcohol and worry about your liver, then Natures Way Super Thisilyn is the product I suggest.  I have seen the most miraculous changes in peoples liver function tests and particularly to their GGT and ALT levels after taking Super Thisilyn.

 

 

 

Multi-100

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My favourite Multivite

There are so many multivitamins to choose from, but my number one choice of a multi is Country Life Multi-100.  I really notice the difference on the days I take a Multi-100 tablet, compared to a day when I may forget (usually in the weekend).  They are really different to other multis because you do not get that sudden rush from the 100mg of B Vitamins that are in each tablet.  Instead, these are “released” more slowly throughout the day, rather than all at once.  This makes them ideal for those who need sustained energy levels throughout the day and still need their multi to be helping them in the mid to late afternoon.

 

 

IBS Support

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My favourite Probiotic

I am a huge probiotic consumer and notice an incredible difference when I am taking a probiotic compared to when I forget.   If you have asked my advice before on which probiotics I recommend, the answer is the Ethical Nutrients probiotic range, which includes Inner Health Plus.  What an extensive range of probiotic strains they have, suited for a wide host of different problems, including help with Allergies, Eczema, an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, for Gastro problems (like food poisioning and tummy upsets), for Medically diagnosed IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for better immunity, as well as their childrens range, which are even suitable for babies. They have genuine dairy and gluten free products in their range and as well as this, they have done extensive testing on their probiotics, to be able to tell us that at temperatures of up to 25C they can guarantee the viability of the product for 4 months out of refrigeration.   I take their Inner Health Plus on a daily basis and when I have a gastro problem, introduce the IBS Support.

 

Superior Magnesium

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My favourite Magnesium

For me, there is nothing worse than waking in the morning from a peaceful sleep, having a stretch and my calf cramps up, making me need to make a quick exit from my bed to try and sort it out.  Cramp is a sure sign you are not taking enough magnesium or if you are taking it, you may not be absorbing it adequately.  I am a much more relaxed person when I am taking Xcel Health Superior Magnesium.  I notice I stop clenching my teeth, my shoulders feel more relaxed, my blood pressure is better and I sleep more soundly, being able to shut my brain off more easily.  The busier you are, the more magnesium you use and need.  It is a buffering alkalising mineral, so if you are a go go person, who is stressed and doesn’t eat as well as you could, then magnesium could be of huge benefit to you.

 

CoQ10

I take medication for high blood pressure so it is vital I take Co enzyme Q10.  Most medication that has

My favourite CoQ10

My favourite CoQ10

an effect on your cardiovascular system effects CoQ10 levels in the body (as well as a lot of other nutrients).  CoQ10 works in the mitochondria of your cells in your body, the powerhouse where most of the body’s energy is produced.  It is involved with ATP or energy production.  I notice a huge difference in my energy levels when I take CoQ10.  One day I made the mistake of taking my CoQ10 at around 4pm and that evening, couldn’t sleep properly.  I never have this problem if I take it after my breakfast, just good sustained energy throughout the day.  There are heaps to choose from by the one I take is Ethical Nutrients Hi Strength Q10 Absorb 150mg.  This product uses an exclusive bio-availability delivery system called VESIsorb, which a study has shown to increase coenzyme Q10 absorption by an average of 622% (6 times higher absorption).

Superior Iron

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My favourite iron

Most women need a boost of iron at some stage in their life, due to menstruation.  Those with coeliacs disease, vegans and vegetarians, those with a bleeding ulcer, hemorrhoids or polyps may also need a boost of iron now and then.  I can always tell when my iron is low as my tinnitus (ringing in the ears) becomes really noticeable.  As well as this, I just dont feel enthusiastic about life when my iron is low.  Some people become emotionally erratic, feel depressed, experience breathlessness and have headaches with low iron. When I talk to women about iron supplementation, most tell me they cant take iron tablets, because it upsets their digestion (either constipation or diarrhoea) and because of this, are reluctant to take iron and would rather deal with the low iron instead.

Superior Iron contains Iron Bisglycinate, a different form of iron to the ferrous form found in common over the counter products.  Bisglycinate is considered 4 times more absorbable than the ferrous forms and the likelhood of digestive upsets is minimal (especially if taken at a meal).  As well as this Superior Iron contains the co factors Vitamin B12 and Folate, in their methyl or active forms –  Methylcobalamin and MTHF- 5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid.  It also contains Vitamin C, all essential for the proper absorption of iron.

Cream Deodorant

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My favourite deodorant

I know this is not a supplement, but I am sooooooo impressed with this product and use it every day.  If you are anything like me, I do not want to use chemical deodorants.  I have tried all of the Crystal deodorants and these are a great alternative for most people, but once I tried Its All Good Cream Deodorant, I was sold.  This stuff is amazing!  I was a non believer (sorry) when my daughter told me her friend Inka used this product and we should stock it, because it works so well.  So I gave her the benefit of the doubt and ordered some in and I started using it.  WOW!!! It is the best natural deodorant I have ever tried.  As well as this, we have found that if you are a bit smelly in the armpit area, just put some of this cream deodorant on and it seems to neutralise odour that may have already built up.  I also like it because I think it is beneficial to be regularly examining your armpit area, as part of better breast health, so am able to do this each time I apply the cream.

I take a lot more supplements than this, but these are the top on my list for 2016.

What are your favourite supplements?  Which ones do you rely on?

Author
Leanne James
Founder Ideal Health

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Serrapeptase

December 9 2016No Commented

Categorized Under: Health product reviews, Health supplement review, Natural health supplements

Serratiopeptidase (serrapeptase) is a proteolytic enzyme, originally discovered in the digestive tract of the Japanese silk worm but is now derived almost exclusively from bacteria of the genus Serratia strain.  Read on to find out more about the amazing benefits of this enzyme.

Serrapeptase

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Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is  a proteolytic enzyme.  That is, one that breaks down proteins.

It has been widely studied for its ability to promote healthy inflammatory responses, improve circulation and support cardiovascular function.

As well as this, there is a lot of information about this enzyme and its benefit to those ailed by sinus congestion.

Proteolytic enzymes such as serrapeptase can break down inappropriate protein complexes in the mucus.  This helps to support the healthy balance between adequate mucous viscosity/elasticity and airway comfort levels associated with the mucous membranes of the respiratory system.

Serrapeptase and Sinus Function

Research with serrapeptase for maintenance of healthy sinus function began decades ago in Japan.   The enzymes action most likely involves the breakdown of mucus protein structures, consequently allowing the cilia (microscopic hair like projections in the mucosal epithelium of the upper respiratory tract) to helpfully transport mucus in the airways.

Studies indicate that serrapeptase is a safe and useful supplement to promote favourable viscosity of nasal and bronchial mucus.

Two of the earliest human trials found that serrapeptase had favourable effects on upper airway viscosity.  In these assessments mucus was collected from participants after a 4 week supplementation period and evaluated using a rheometer to determine its viscoelastic properties.

In a controlled and randomises open label study of 29 subjects, researches again observed the effects of serrapeptase supplementation of sputum.  After 4 weeks, subjects taking serrapeptase had significantly less morning sputum with favourable viscoelasticity.  Furthermore, the serraeaptase group had fewer neutrophils in their sputum, signifying a more balanced immune response to maintain airway health.

Another study showed that serrapeptase works by reducing the swelling commonly associated with sinus problems by expediting the drainage from the upper and lower respiratory track.  Some studies have suggested that serrapeptase may improve the effectiveness of certain antibiotics.

At healthyonline we stock the Enzymedica SerraGold and also Doctors Best Serrapeptase.

References available

Information taken from Enzymedica and Doctors Best

Author
Leanne James
Founder Ideal Health & Healthyonline

Support Your Liver

November 29 2016No Commented

Categorized Under: Natural health information, Natural health supplements

I don’t know about you, but anything I can do to help my liver handle the toxins coming into my body better, the more efficiently I know everything else will function.  Read on to find out how to support your liver better

Support Your Liver

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The haze of pollution encompassing Auckland City. We all need to support our liver better living in this.

Living in the big smoke of Auckland, I know that my general consumption of toxicity is a lot greater than if I lived in a rural area.  Yes sure, there will be pollutants from sprays and pesticides in the country, but it will be nothing like the haze of pollution that encompasses Auckland and the surrounding areas.

 

Why should you Support your liver?

Our poor liver!  It is constantly bombarded with toxins from the food we eat, the liquids we drink, the pharmaceuticals we take and the air we breath.  One of the body’s primary self-defence mechanisms is the conversion and neutralization of these metabolic products and toxins into soluble and safe by-products, which can then be eliminated.  All ingested and microbially produced toxins are presented to the liver, the body’s primary detoxification organ for clearance.

What does our liver do with toxins?

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Phases of Detoxification in the liver

The liver has two related processes known as Phase 1 and Phase 2 in its ability to detoxify pollutants and associated chemicals.  Associated with each phase are a number of reactions, which are reliant on certain nutritional vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  It is common that generally, people will have low levels of one or more nutrients, or an accumulation of toxins, which will slow down the overall detoxification pathway.

When we rapidly destroy and remove, from our bowel or body organs, certain microbial pathogens – such as yeast, Candida albicans, parasites, viruses and other bacteria, we do this by breaking down their cellular wall (endotoxin) as part of the removing process.

Certain vitamins and minerals, as well as different phyto or plant nutrients, can help support the liver during this time.  These are not always essential, but at times helpful to assist with the eliminative process.  Phyto-nutrients are plant substances found in various fruits and vegetables, which support detoxification pathways and promote general well-being.  These nutrients exert powerful nutritional and antioxidant actions and are useful modulators of toxic reactions.

Foods to increase in your diet, to reduce toxic reactions and support detoxification

  • Broccoli and watercress – these vegetables contain powerful activators of phase 1 & phase 2 detoxification pathways
  • Lemon and lime – the peel and pith of these citrus fruits contain limonene, which activate phase 2 enzymes
  • Soya bean isoflavones – assist in cholesterol clearance & the hormonal metabolism associated with detoxification
  • Green Tea – helps neutralise free radicals, which could contribute to toxic reactions of liver cleansing
  • Spices turmeric and ginger –contains important components that activate phase 2 enzyme detoxification
  • Beetroot, carrot, garlic and grapes – all possess valuable phyto-chemicals, which support detoxification

Food choices to support detoxification

These foods have small amounts of naturally occurring beneficial phyto-chemicals, which help support the detoxification process.  Purchasing organic foods helps the process and, if organic produce is unavailable, then it is recommended that fruits and vegetables are washed thoroughly, and, where possible during the program, should be peeled.  As well as the ones above, they include, but are not limited to:

  • Vegetables and fruits: Asparagus, Red Cabbage, Pumpkin, Lettuce, Sweet Potato, Capsicum, Parsley, Chives, Tomato, Mango, Kiwifruit, Tamarillo, Pawpaw, Banana.
  • Protein Foods: Skinless Chicken and Turkey, Fresh Fish, Tuna, Salmon, Lean Lamb, Whey Protein
  • Fat Foods: Avocado, Flax Seeds, Olive Oil, Macadamia, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds
  • Other foods: Almonds, Buckwheat, Garlic, Lentils, Sea Salt, Rice, Millet, Corn

Herbs to help with better liver function and detoxification

The main herbs used to help with better liver function are Milk thistle, Dandelion, Burdock, Schizandra, Artichoke, Perilla and Wild Yam.

The amino acids Taurine, Glycine, Methionine. N Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) and Glutamine are vital to help increase your body’s production of glutathione, your premier liver antioxidant.  You can read more about Glutathione here.

Vital Water

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Water the Elixir of Life

It is vital to ensure you stay well hydrated and assist your eliminative organs to flush the toxins away.  As well as this, water is vital for supplying oxygen to the body, which helps combat toxins and enrich the blood.  Water is also a medium for the removal of waste in the body.  It only makes sense to drink ample water every day, to help the detoxification process.  Start the day by having 1/2 a lemon squeezed in a large glass of water.

Supplements to Support Liver Function

My Number One Liver Supporting product is Natures Way Super Thisilyn.  I LOVE this product, take it myself (every day) and recommend it to anyone who REALLY needs help with their liver.  I have seen the most dramatic changes in peoples Liver Function Blood Tests after they have taken Super Thisilyn.  I have used this product with people who have serious liver problems and I do not know 1 person who has not had at least good but usually excellent results from using it (as shown by their liver function blood test)

Other choices include:

Artemis Liver Detox Tea:  Contains a combination of organic herbs, in a loose leaf form.  It is a great addition and is especially useful when recovering from liver complaints, when undertaking a liver-cleansing regime, or when taking synthetic medication. Can be safely taken longer for maintenance, e.g each morning before breakfast for regular detoxification and is suitable for adults and children.

You can read more about Liver Cleansing Herbs here

There are plenty of other things you can do to support better detoxification and elimination and to make sure your liver is functioning optimally.  Contact one of our naturopathic team to discuss this more naturopath@healthy.co.nz

Author|
Leanne James
Naturopath & Founder Ideal Health