There must be 50 ways to love your liver…

Wooohooo! It’s love your liver month – time to make a new plan stan!

I’m so excited because after ten days of relative excess I am devouring brown rice, fish and vegetables and it feels GREAT!

It isn’t just traditionally detox time because the shops don’t know what else to plug at this time of year and the majority of us have consumed too much over the festive period but also because this is the most important time seasonally to love your liver. This is something the Chinese have known for thousands of years – before we ever fully understood the scientific processes at work in the organ with chief responsibility for detoxifying the system.

This is because the liver gives us our capacity for action (think about how far you move on a bad hangover) and is associated with the season of action – spring. If the liver is nice and healthy you will be able to move into the yang of spring more easily than you will if the liver is taxed. All of our energy will necessarily have to step up a notch as spring arrives and loving your liver for the next few weeks will make all the difference to the spring in your step…

So, I’m going to find 50 ways to love your liver this month…

Before I begin looking at how to eat and what to eat over the next few weeks there is a very simple thing you can start with right now. Buy some organic lemons and when you get up tomorrow morning have warm water and a slice of lemon – before you do anything else. If you are feeling particularly toxic you can replace some of those cups of tea with hot water and lemon throughout the day. If you are quite a cold person add some ginger too…

Whilst many people think of lemon as being acidic it is actually alkalising for the liver. You may find this drink causes some reflux and belching – but this is the body starting to move stagnant energy. The less stagnation and blockages, the better everything flows in the system…and the better you will feel.

Try and it and see…

Kate

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