I love waking up in the mornings and putting a pot of filtered water on to make my routine cup of warm lemon water and olive oil. It is a refreshing way to start each morning. It aides in helping the digestive system "wake up and sing”.
There a few reasons why this detox is so important. One important reason is its effect on the second most important organ of the body, the liver. The liver performs hundreds of functions each and every day. Here are a small few of those for your understanding:
1. It stores and regulates the blood and is responsible for nourishing every cell in the body.
2. It is responsible for the formation and the secretion of bile to cleanse the blood and for digestion.
3. It is responsible for metabolism. That is getting all the nutrients to their rightful place.
4. It is responsible for the protection from and the detoxification of foreign bodies within the body.
5. It is responsible for the production of urea, serum albumin, and blood clotting proteins.
6. It regulates hormones.
These are only a few of the jobs the liver is responsible for in the body. In a diseased condition, the liver's blood storage and regular functions are affected. Without a clean liver and kidney the blood becomes dirty with toxins and waste. This makes the blood sluggish and causes poor circulation. Poor circulation decreases the capacity to carry oxygen and nutrients. This can cause joint stiffness, spasmodic muscles, and below average organ function. This can lead to stroke, poor eyesight, dizziness, headaches, deafness, and heart attacks, etc. In the 1988 issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, a malfunction of the liver and kidneys was mentioned as one of the causes leading to Alzheimer Disease and brain tumors. So I think you can see the vital importance of a proper functioning liver.
A warm lemon water detox in the morning can aide in cleansing the liver and the digestive tract. The lemon acts as a gentle diuretic that increases the urination in the body, thus releasing toxins at a faster rate. The warm water stimulates the GI tract and peristalsis to work. Lemons and limes are high in vitamins and minerals that help loosen the toxins from the digestive tract.
Olive oil is used along with the warm lemon water as a partner in the cleansing. It is high in mono-saturated fats (the good fat). These good fats can aide in weight loss and healthier digestion and are "heart healthy", according to the FDA. Olive oil can aide in keeping the insulin levels in the body decreased as well. This allows cells to release more fat which, in turn, can be eliminated. For this reason, olive oil along with a good healthy diet can aide in weight loss as well. However, all olive oils are not created equally. When purchasing olive oil you want to get extra virgin unrefined versions.
As you sleep your body is in a restore and restoration process. This is why the warm lemon water and olive oil can be so beneficial upon rising. It aides in the eliminations of all the detoxification that takes place at sleep. Not to mention it is so refreshing and eye opening because of all the vitamins and mineral in the lemon.
If you are interested in knowing whether detoxing is good for you and how to do a liver detox, contact me through my website @ http://www.abundanthealth.co or my email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.