Get special discounts & the latest product offers. Join our newsletter

Blog posts tagged "health force"

26 Ways to Love Your Liver Part One

Keeping the liver healthy is essential to good health. A less than optimally functioning liver has profound health ramifications for the entire body. It is not uncommon for most people's livers to become challenged and stressed from poor food, toxins, excess protein, alcohol, drugs (over the

counter and prescription), and environmental toxins.

The liver is the largest organ inside the body, the skin technically is our largest organ. The liver is a full on work horse it processes toxins, produces enzymes, antioxidants and filters blood among thousands of other functions. The title of this post is taken from Paul Simon's hit song 50 ways to leave your lover. I hope you enjoy the humor and suggestions while couched in humor they are helpful and designed to inform.

1.) Smile

2.) Stay Hydrated - this just helps everything try Crystal Energy

3.) Eat Plenty of fresh fruits and veggies

4.) Eat Bitter Greens - such as dandelion, chicory, mustard and rapini

5.) Exercise

6.) Yoga - certain poses are excellent for the internal organs

7.) Eat Less Sugar

8.) Eat Balanced Fats

9.) Avoid overeating

10.) Avoid consuming alcohol especially if you've over eaten - this puts a tremendous strain and burden on the liver.

11.) Eat Goji Berries

12.) Express yourself - un-exspressed emotional energy particluarly anger builds up in the liver.

13.) Use liver supporting herbs we suggest Liver Rescue +4 by Health Force

In this post the aim is to offer you simple easy to apply steps to support a healthy liver. The liver is a work-horse constantly processing for our health and well being. Keeping the liver healthy will lead to an improved feeling of well being as well as mood. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the liver is associated with strong emotions such as anger. A well functioning liver supports us on many levels in achieving a healthy and happy life.

Stay tuned for Part 2!

- Posted in -

Alchohol and Liver Health

Its that time of the year, when excessive alcohol consumption gets the green light. As a society we've agreed that the holidays are a time of indulgence. But, unfortunately our bodies don't go on holiday. And, they will pay the price and take the brunt of our holiday indulgences. All is not lost, as mother nature has provided us with a great many herbs to help cleanse the body.

The Liver

The liver is a real workhorse, constantly filtering and neutralizing toxins, to keep the body safe from harmful substances like alcohol. The liver filters the blood at a rate of 1.5 liters per minute, an astounding volume and rate. When we drink, alcohol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, so the liver is filtering alcohol at an equally fast rate. If the liver had only one function, its job would be easy. But, the liver is a complex organ responsible for hundreds of process and detoxing alcohol is only one of them.
The liver processes the alcohol and essentially removes it from the bloodstream. Alcohol is a poison and if it were not broken down and detoxified it would kill you. Each year there are a number of alcohol induced deaths, simply because people have consumed too much alcohol for their liver to process. I am not suggesting that you are in danger of alcohol poisoning this season. I just wanted to illustrate the point and remind you that alcohol is essentially a poison. Alcohol in moderation still compromises you liver, digestion and overall health.
But, there are a few things you can do to take care of your liver in a way that's easy to implement and will allow you to enjoy the holidays.
  1. Drink plenty of water - alcohol is dehydrating
  2. Avoid overeating - overeating and alcohol stresses the liver
  3. Take a B complex vitamin - these will help all systems function smoothly
  4. Use Probiotics - alcohol will upset your intestinal bacteria
  5. Support you liver with natural herbs - use Liver Rescue +4

About Liver Rescue +4

Keeping the liver healthy is essential to good health. A less than

optimally functioning liver has profound health ramifications for the entire body. Most people's livers are quite challenged and constantly stressed from food toxins, excess protein, alcohol, drugs (over the

counter & and prescription), and environmental toxins.
Liver Rescue Version 4+ by HealthForce Nutritionals contains therapeutic

levels of the most powerful liver herbs known, provides powerful direct antioxidants, and supports multiple phases of liver detoxification.

How to Use

Use this supplement pro-actively, if you know you will be drinking, take two capsules before heading out. And take another two capsules before bed with a large glass of water. Then you will want to continue taking Liver Rescue +4 as directed on the bottle for a week or more just to keep you staying healthy and clean.

Milk Thistle Seed Extract ( Silybum Marianum standardized to 80% Silymarin) - 600 mg Dandelion Root Extract ( Taraxacum Officinale) (4:1) - 200 mg Wasabia Japonica ( root ) - 100 mg Picrorhiza Kurroa ( 10% kutkin) - 100 mg Be safe, enjoy the holidays and from all of us at Zebra Organics have a Happy New Year!

Disclaimer: The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA.

- Posted in -

Liver Health Part Two

Supplements for you Liver

Keeping the liver healthy is a priority for all levels of well being.
In Chinese medicine the liver is associated with the emotions of anger, rage and frustration. These are insidious emotions which harm the body because they contribute to an acidic ph and prevent us from feeling the good in life. Left unchecked these emotions can lead to deep dissatisfaction and undermine our overall quality of life.

Health Force- Liver Rescue +4

There are a few herbs and supplements that you can use to support the liver, chief among them is Milk Thistle seed. This herb has been used for centuries to support the liver and it is the main component in Health Force's Liver Rescue herbal blend. Other supportive herbs in the blend include artichoke and dandelion. Use this gentle blend for general maintenance or as part of a cleansing regime. This formula also has benficial ORAC capacity thus helping with overall health and liver support.

"Our lives are constantly stressed from food toxins, drugs (over the counter and prescription) and environmental toxins. A less than optimally functioning liver has profound health ramifications for the entire body. Liver Rescue 4+ contains actually therapeutic levels of the most powerful liver herb known. Supports both Phase 1 and phase 2 liver detoxification. Provides powerful direct antioxidants (4,100 ORAC TEIg) plus it increase the liver's ability to naturally produce the even more powerful metabolic antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (S.O.D.) and glutathione peroxidase. Liver Rescue nutritionally supports liver function, regeneration, liver detoxification, bile flow, and helps protect the skin from (U.V.) radiation. I truly

wish you great health and happiness always"- Jameth Sheridan

Reishi to support the Liver

Reishi is another top notch herb for the liver. In Traditional Chinese medicine reishi is known as a shen tonic a substance that helps to calm and uplift the spirit. In China and other Asian countries it is revered as a premiere tonic herb where it has been used medicinally for hundreds of years. Reishi is a mushroom that has been and is used to support the body in various ways. It has been used for respitory health, neurological health and liver health.

Reishi has been and is used to support liver health and address various aliments that affect the liver. Among the conditions which practitioners have recommended reishi for are cirrhosis and hepatitis. Reishi contains a host of anti oxidant compounds which support the health and detoxification of the liver. A Chinese study involving mice demonstrated that reishi had the capacity to restore liver tissue damaged by harmful chemical back to a healthy state. While the research is limited it does align with the traditional use as a liver tonic and protector.

The reishi featured in Quantum Research's Reishi Complex is wild sourced and of the highest caliber available on the market. This complex features many complimentary herbs and nutrients designed to support the function of reishi and liver health.

Castor Oil Cleansing is also a great way to support the liver. Please refer to the following post to learn more about Castor Oil Cleansing and visit our web store to purchase the highest quality Castor Oil and cotton flannel.

Lemons are also very good for the liver and many people like to drink a glass of warm water with the juice of half a lemon in the morning. This helps to reduce liver stagnation, clear congestion and cleanse mucus build up from the system. While lemons are acid once they are ingested they alkalize the body and help to keep the body's ph balanced. Also try using lemons instead of vinegar on your salads. The combination of organic greens, raw olive oil and lemon juice with a touch of salt; yum and good for the liver.

Closing Thoughts

Keeping the liver healthy and functioning optimally in paramount to good health. The supplements recommended here are meant to be an adjunct to an already healthy diet and lifestyle. Because without a strong foundation we have little to build good health upon. Consider using these supplements, eating well and a few of the tips from this post and

the previous one. Your liver will love it and so will you.

- Posted in -