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Have a Healthy Liver When You Try These Methods

By Brandi Goodman 

Essential tasks are performed by your liver. An unhealthy one can stop completing these tasks as needed. Vitamins may not get stored correctly. Toxins may not get broken down. The digestive tract may not be able to operate efficiently. Maintaining a healthy liver is important to your overall health and well-being.

Limit Contact With Chemicals

Many chemicals have toxins in them that can be harmful to the liver and other organs within your body. Limit your contact with these chemicals so you do not expose yourself to health problems. This means using environmentally-friendly products that are labeled as non-toxic. You should also wear a mask when using any cleaning products or chemicals. A vented room is also ideal.

Avoid Sharing Personal Hygiene Products

Personal hygiene products shared between two or more people can lead to illness. It isn't safe to share products such as these because there is always the potential they could be contaminated. Razors, such as those used for shaving, are one of the main culprits. If one person uses it and nicks themselves, drawing blood, their contaminated blood could then cause harm to the next person who uses it. See a doctor immediately if you're ever exposed to someone else's blood. Your liver could be affected.

Improve Your Diet

The foods you eat play a role in liver health, and health overall. You need to be sure you're eating foods high in fiber and vitamins. Nutritious options, such as fruits, whole grains, and vegetables, are best. Improving your diet can ensure your liver operates to the best of its ability. 

Exercise Daily

Daily exercise boosts liver function. Your liver will be able to function better when it's receiving the nutrients and the oxygen flow it needs to do so. Aerobic exercise is the best option because it really gets the oxygen flowing and the body working hard. 

Wash Your Hands

Preparing certain foods can spell trouble if they've been contaminated. Meat is a major concern for this. Always wash your hands before and after touching food so you do not pass anything to others or catch something yourself. Any sort of illness can cause damage to your liver and other bodily systems. It's also wise to wash your hands after using the restroom or changing a diaper. 

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Consider these methods for maintaining a healthy liver to protect yourself. You can lower your risks for this type of cancer and others by leading a healthier lifestyle.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

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