Spring is the Time to Care for Your Liver… Fruit of the Week is the APPLE

The ultimate colon cleanser. Regulates blood sugar; helps cleanse and purify the organs. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We’re about a month into spring (March 21 – June 20) – a time to restore health, to build new relationships, to express our emotional truths, to expand on current projects and to plant seeds that may one day come to fruition.

As winter’s ice breaks up and currents flow the waters of spring nourish new growth.

The organs associated with Spring are the liver and gallbladder.

The emotion of anger strongly affects the liver, causing stagnation of energy and blood when we hold anger in or express anger too much.

The health of the liver is reflected in our eyes and nails. Blurred vision, bloodshot eyes, yellow sclera (the white of the eye), ridged, soft or brittle nails each communicate the liver’s condition.

The flavor associated with the liver is sour – a little sour food improves liver functions while too much can damage.

The kidney are said to be the mother of the liver. If the liver is over active, it will deplete the kidneys; if the kidneys are deficient, the liver will lack support.

Foods That Support the liver: Celery, Cabbage, sauerkraut, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, other sprouts kale, dandelion salad greens, beets, red peppers, carrots onions, garlic, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds almonds, spirulina whole grains, apples, other juicy fruits, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, turmeric powder.

Also foods that remove liver stagnation: onions, leeks, garlic, mustard greens, turmeric, basil, bay leaf, cardamon, cumin, fennel, dill ginger, black pepper, horseradish, rosemary, mint, cabbage, broccoli,

Foods to avoid, that cause liver stagnation – red meat, cream, cheese, eggs, butter, rich nuts, lard, margarine, most oils – especially Canola oil – ( olive oil in moderation ok), alcohol., all GMO-contaminated vegetables, foods and products made with GMO foods.