There’s no way around it – your liver is your own personal hero – working hard for you every day. It is a critical player in many processes. Your liver processes blood and breaks down, balances, and creates nutrients that keep your body healthy. Did you know that the liver supports more than 500 vital functions? Supporting this organ is especially important because of the key role it plays in your overall health. Dr. Robert Marshall, Ph.D. and co-founder of Quantum Nutrition Labs, has some advice to keep your liver healthy.
“Some people may have immune issues with their liver, or have some liver damage, or just want to promote the best liver function that is possible. One of the ingredients that I love for liver health is the plant called reishi,” Dr. Marshall remarks. “Reishi is considered one of the herbs of immortality. The reason for such a lofty statement may be because it provides immune-specific support for the liver.”
Dr. Marshall also has some wise advice to make sure that taking reishi will work wonderfully well to support your liver: keep your pH alkaline. He points out: “To make reishi work the best that it can, you need to first create an alkaline environment for the body. Please make sure that your first morning urine pH is within optimal levels (a pH between 6.4 and 6.8). A more alkaline terrain is also great to reduce the chemical burden to the liver.”
“Right along with reishi, we have turmeric, which has been famous for centuries for promoting the best health of the liver and gallbladder, not to mention it has an amazing taste,” Dr. Marshall enthusiastically states. He cautions against using turmeric that is too old or stored poorly. He cautions: “When you buy straight turmeric powder, in 30 days or so it can become pretty rancid due to exposure to air. You want your turmeric to be sealed and you want to use it before it goes rancid.”
Dr. Marshall has additional advice for supporting your optimal liver health, including drinking adequate amounts of purified water each day, avoiding drinking coffee (which can damage the adrenal glands), and adopting a healthy diet. Eating a plant-based, whole-foods diet such as the Biofield Diet can help to keep your liver plentifully supplied with a vast array of natural vitamins and nutrients that it needs to function properly and also promotes an alkaline pH.
Listen to the full episode of Healthline Live Radio Show to hear all of Dr. Marshall’s liver-supporting recommendations.