According to the WHO, the 10th most common cause of death in India is liver disease, which is diagnosed in around 10 lakh patients every year. Lifestyle-related diseases, including liver disease, are on the rise as a result of unhealthy lifestyles, stress, alcohol consumption, and increasing exposure to toxins. Natural therapies and practices seem to be the best way forward to combat this growing threat as the country faces a public health crisis that can threaten the lives of millions.
How does the Liver Function suffer?
Several unhealthy daily habits slow down liver function gradually and maintain proper liver function. With today’s fast-paced lifestyles and fast foods, saturated and trans fats, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and foods with high preservative levels negatively impact liver function, draining its essential resources.
The fast pace of life and the consumption of fast food are coupled with daily exposure to harmful pollutants that create even more complications for the liver. Different kinds of symptoms are experienced by people when their liver functions deteriorate, such as poor digestion, fatigue, skin eruptions, and headaches.
Due to the insufficient production or release of bile juice, which is required to break down fat-soluble compounds and improve digestion, a slow or congested liver can also be linked to digestive issues. After years of persistently declining liver function, sluggish bile flow can potentially result in the production of stones if it is not addressed. One of the most prevalent chronic liver illnesses in the world, fatty liver is typically found in adults between the ages of 30 and 50.
Naturopathic for a Healthy Liver
Due to increased exposure to toxic environments and processed foods, the liver plays a vital role in removing these toxins from the body, maintaining their energy levels.
The liver is best protected from damage by a diet rich in vegetables and Fruits. Vegetables and fruits are packed with antioxidants that offer liver protection. Supplementing the diet with seeds, nuts, whole grains, and legumes is also important, as they are high in Vitamin B and aid the liver’s enzymatic and metabolic processes.
The liver needs herbal medicines to function optimally at times when eating a healthy diet alone isn’t enough. A number of liver-protecting, liver-repair, and liver-optimizing herbs are available that are beneficial to both the liver and the body. Examples of these herbs include Dandelion root, Milk Thistle, Rosemary, Schisandra Goldenseal, and Artichoke. But before you consume the herbs, you need to consult a Naturopathy doctor.
Even though any kind of exercise is beneficial for health, Yoga gives both physical and mental benefits. As you stretch, stimulate, and strengthen the liver through yoga postures like Balasana, Salabhasana, Mandukasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Naukasana, and Bhujangasana, your liver will benefit greatly.By practising these asanas regularly, you can help eliminate fat from the liver as well as increase its efficiency.
Naturopathy Therapies at DKLC
Natural medicines can be used to improve the functioning of the liver, such as colon hydrotherapy, enema, mud packs, mud baths, hip baths, hot and cold fomentation, castor oil packs, and abdominal packs.