• Chronic Health Problems

    My Liver Detox: Days 2-4

    So.much.broccoli! Just kidding, I love broccoli. Lightly steam, add some grass-fed ghee, garlic salt, and a squeeze of lemon–yum. Days 2 and 3 of my detox were pretty discouraging. It felt like nothing was happening other than that my symptoms were exacerbated. Lucky I have a little experience with detoxes and know that this is normal–most gentle detoxes take a couple of days to kick in. RELATED: My Liver Detox, Day 1 Today, I am SUPER tired and feeling a little nauseous. I have also been extra irritable and annoyed by the tiniest things. Yay? This is good–it means that this thing is actually working! I am proud of myself…

  • Functional Medicine

    My Liver Detox: Day 1

    I like to have a glass of wine after I get home from work. Honestly, about 50% of the time the “one glass” turns into two. Then the weekend rolls around, and there are bbqs to go to or family gatherings to attend–complete with plenty of adult beverages. By the time the week has ended my poor liver is surely working overtime. This past weekend, I got to hang out with lots of family. My brother and sister-in-law are temporarily abstaining from drinking to give themselves a break and improve their health. They looked great, and my brother-in-law claims he has tons of energy and is sleeping better than he…