Eating right to heal your thyroid and to rebuild your body and brain is good for all of your other organs too. Including your liver.
Eating some foods overtaxes your liver. Blood has to filter through the liver before it travels anywhere else in the body. The liver removes toxins from the body, processes food nutrients and helps to regulate body metabolism.
“Without the liver, you can’t live,” said Leonard Seeff, M.D., senior scientist for hepatitis research at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases. “It’s the metabolic factory of the entire body.”
Five Foods Toxic to the Liver
These foods are also toxic to your thyroid and overall body and health. So, eating a clean diet for your thyroid will help your liver and other organs too!
1. Fast Food: No surprise here, right?
A study from Europe showed that eating too much fast food—a diet high in fat and sugar (including high fructose corn syrup)—could cause serious damage to the liver. Follow-up studies also showed, however, that that damage could be reversed by giving up the unhealthy diet.
(Why can’t America do these studies? Hmmmm!)
2. Alcohol: Another no-brainer. Too much alcohol can lead to liver disease.
3. Salt: Too much salt can increase blood pressure. It can also lead to fatty liver disease. Look out for high-salt processed foods like bacon and sausages. Don’t over salt your foods when eating. Use Celtic Sea Salt at home.
4. Artificial Sweeteners: Aspartame, Splenda, NutraSweet and Equal can all create toxic reactions in the body. The government advises pregnant woman and children to avoid them.
WARNING: Each of these sweetener company brands has come out with new “healthy” names to fool us! Read the labels. Easier yet, take the guess work out by never reaching for or buying anything but Stevia or Xylitol for sweeteners. Otherwise use fruit.
5. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): A form of concentrated salt. Read labels.
MSG was found in a 1994 study to cause headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and asthma attacks, and in animal studies, to be toxic to the liver. Researchers commented, “There is considerable evidence to suggest that consumption of MSG is a serious public health problem….”