Liver Love: When and How to Do a Detox

I wasn’t always like this.  Before I turned into this health-conscious, pepperrific mom, I did have my fair share of wild nights and drunken stupors.   Back in the day, I used to make it a habit to go out for a round or two of drinks after a tiring workday.    I remember a time when I even threw up inside a friend’s car after having one too many shots of tequila (yes, I think that marked the end of our friendship!).

Then, I realized that I had to clean up my act.  More than the fear of losing any more friends, what motivated me to sober up was the fact that I wasn’t doing my body any good.  I began showing signs that I wasn’t 100% in tiptop shape.

So, how can you tell that your liver is screaming for a much-needed alcohol detox?  Here are some of the common symptoms:

–          Too much abdominal fat

–          Acne or rosacea

–          Fatigue

–          Mood swings or depression

–          High blood pressure

Good news is, you can still heal your battered liver.  With proper diet and a healthy and active lifestyle, you can bring your liver back to its well-functioning state.  At least try to eat less processed food and eat more fruits and green leafy vegetables.  You can also sign up for a liver detox plan, and in a few days you’ll feel how your body starts to pick itself back up from a degenerative state.

Having a good time doesn’t always have to mean drowning yourself in alcohol as you slip into a state of near unconsciousness.  You can opt to hit the beach or challenge your friends to a game of tennis.

Personally, I know I’m hell bent on taking better care of my liver, and the rest of my body.

 

 

 

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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Comments

  1. I didn’t know there were ways to improve your liver at home. That’s awesome.

  2. Alcohol is not good for health. Everyone should avoid alcohol. Thanks for this article.

  3. I had high BP last week. It was not the normal BP I have and I’m not even a hypertensive. AT least I got to have found it earlier than later. Time to change ones eating routine and be physically active…

  4. i suffer every time i drink i lost my boyfriend its a good inspiration i will stop doing that to my self

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