How Your Liver Affects Your Coronavirus Risk, and What You Can Do To Optimize Liver Health

Fear of the coronavirus has gotten out of hand. The virus is no more deadly than the flu or common cold, and the only populations that it poses a real threat to are the very sick and elderly. I’m not saying to just do nothing though – contracting the virus has consequences which include a two-week quarantine and potentially spreading it to others before you realize you have it. But Instead of succumbing to all the chaos and fear, which will cause unnecessary stress and weaken your immune function, I recommend you focus your energy on optimizing your defense systems. Your liver plays a vital role in your immunity and now is the perfect time to cleanse and rejuvenate it, so it can do its part in protecting you from the virus. 

The Liver/Immune System Connection

Your liver is responsible for creating immune system factors that can fight against infections. When it is healthy, it mounts a rapid and robust immune response and detects, captures, and clears viruses, bacteria, and other toxins. Unfortunately, however, we live in a toxic environment, and most of us have overworked livers that are functioning suboptimally, which makes us more susceptible to contracting diseases such as the coronavirus.

Lifestyle Recommendations

To optimize liver health eat a high-fiber, low-fat, wholefoods based diet and consume the following liver cleansing superfoods: cruciferous vegetables, citrus, beetroot, turmeric, ginger, wasabi and garlic. It’s also important that you vastly reduce your intake of, or eliminate sugar, caffeine and alcohol; processed and packaged foods; oils and animal products. All of the aforementioned foods place an unnecessary burden on your liver and can make it harder for your liver to do its job. Over time it may lead to inflammation, which in turn could cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). Finally, exercise regularly – it helps to burn triglycerides for fuel which reduces liver fat.

The #1 Best Neutraceutical for Liver Health

If you want to support your liver so it can properly eliminate toxins and excess hormones, reduce inflammation and mount a strong immune response start taking Liv D-Tox daily. This clinically formulated supplement contains milk thistle which helps your liver regenerate new, healthy cells; astragalus root which helps fight stress (a major immune system sabotager); and a blend of 6 antioxidant dense super herbs that support liver function, including: 

  • Turmeric 

The active ingredient in turmeric – curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a potent immunomodulatory agent that can modulate the activation of numerous immune system helper cells including T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, and dendritic cells. Due in part to its ability to modulate the immune system, it has been found helpful in the management of arthritis, allergies, asthma, atherosclerosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cancer.

  • Ginger

Ginger is a potent antioxidant and research shows it supports healthy immunity and can help treat a wide range of diseases via immuno-nutrition and anti-inflammatory responses. Ginger has also been found to play a protective role in gastric ailments such as ulcers, vomiting, nausea, dyspepsia, stomach aches, spasms, and gastrointestinal cancer.

  • Wasabi Root Powder

Current research is focused on the isothiocyanates (ITCs) that provide the majority of activity. Many scientists have concentrated on 6-MITC, of which Wasabia japonica contains a high concentration. There is now evidence showing that wasabi and its ITCs help protect against cancer, reduce diarrhea (Nakayama et al., 1998); protect nephrons in diabetes patients (Fukuchi et al., 2004); act as potent antioxidants (Gao et al., 2001; Lee et al., n.d.); and provide immune modulation (Manesh and Kuttan, 2003).

Full Ingredients list for Liv D-Tox: Astragalus Root Extract, Turmeric Root Powder, Cyperus Root Powder, Asparagus Shoot Powder, Sunflower Lecithin Powder, Pomegranate Fruit Extract, Ginger Root Powder, Silymarin (from Milk Thistle Seed Extract), Wasabi Root Powder. Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (capsule), Rice Flour. Active Ingredients: Vitamin E 24mg (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate).

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