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Allergies? Maybe it’s your Liver

Spring is here! Flowers bloom, trees get a new green look for the season and outdoor life starts again. That is why Spring is the time of renewing. For most people it is the best time of the year, yet for others with allergies, it’s their worst nightmare!


When flowers bloom, pollen is in the air at full force. This can cause a red runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, head cold and asthma flare ups. The majority of people take antihistamines for allergies, others get allergy shots and just get on with their life, forever dreading the next Spring season.


The reason you are feeling this way during this beautiful season is due to an allergic response that occurs when your immune system detects a substance, (such as pollen), as a foreign invader. The immune cells release chemicals (such as histamine) that cause inflammation, swelling, itchiness, sneezing and mucous secretion. Anti-histamines will counter the attack temporarily, like a band-aide but will not get to the root cause: YOUR LIVER


So, what does liver have to do with Allergies? Well, the liver is the major cleansing and detoxification organ of the body. It has the vital role of cleansing the blood and removing harmful toxins, chemicals and waste products from the body. When the liver functions optimally, the toxins are removed fairly quickly to prevent harm to the body. If the liver is constantly overloaded with toxins from the environment, the food you eat, cleaning products, pain medication, alcohol, skin products and so forth, it becomes overwhelmed, slows down, becomes sluggish and starts to store the toxins. This toxin load can cause the immune system to be over-stimulated.

Here are 5 hacks you can use to be kind to your liver and get your allergies under control:

  1. Eat fruits and vegetables Fresh fruit and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are required by the liver to function properly. The best ones for the liver are cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower), onion and garlic, beetroot, capsicum, herbs, citrus fruits (like lemon and lime) and berries.

  2. Reduce Carbohydrates Eating lots of carbohydrates can cause the liver to become fatty. Minimize the amount of rice, pasta, bread, cake, soft drink, sugar, biscuits, donuts, muffins and potato chips you are eating. Reach for lower-carb options instead.

  3. Watch out for contaminants Everything that you put on your skin or inhale, enters the blood stream and has to be filtered out by the liver. Conventional shampoos, soap, makeup, deodorant, body wash, laundry detergent and air fresheners contain nasty chemicals. Swap these for chemical-free/natural options.

  4. Stay hydrated Water! Your liver needs water! The liver can process many chemicals, but if your body doesn’t have enough water to flush the chemicals out through the kidneys, bowels and skin, they will sit there in the body causing damage. Aim for at least 2 liters per day.

  5. Detox your liver and your body Detoxification is an utmost important process not only for the liver but for all your organs and body. People who suffer with allergies usually have an immune system that is chronically hyper stimulated because it is dealing with internal toxicity.

Larisa Belote, Health Practitioner & Certified Detox Specialist is a strong believer that your body is a smart machine and can heal itself given a chance and the right set of tools. Set up a FREE 20-minute consultation to discuss which program is right for you to get to root cause of your Allergies and detox your Liver. Call/Txt 732.996.6963 or email: larisa@stepbystep-wellness.com.





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