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LivAmend for Daily Liver Support 🌱

Of all the supplements that Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) carries, LivAmend is my favorite. Next up, is Assist Enzymes and if I could weasel in a third, it would be Ancient Minerals

I have gone in and out of liking this one and I will tell you why. My liver is not very effective. I have a gene mutation called MTHFR which puts my liver in need of help ALL the time.

I do lemon water, colonics, castor packs on my liver, and green veggie smoothies. I don’t eat gluten, sugary, yeasty foods. I eat unsalted probiotic foods. I walk, dance, meditate to release pent up anger/tension as I know that strong emotions add to having a chronically tight liver.

When I first started B.E.D. in 2010, I was a single mom with no extra money. I couldn’t afford to get LivAmend back then. I barely knew what my liver did, it wasn’t on my radar. Now, I know what my liver is and how beneficial it is to be stimulated in a gentle, natural way. To get it going, so it can do the important job of detoxing; especially for someone with a compromised liver. Seems like everyone somewhere is talking about renewing health for a healthy, relaxed liver. 

Ingredients

LivAmend contains wasabi powder, sarsaparilla, artichoke extract, and milk thistle; all of which are potent liver cleansers that work synergistically. You can take extra milk thistle (2 capsules = 60mg) so don’t be shy if you already take milk thistle, you can still take it. That’s just a little tidbit, do your own research. 

Why I Take LivAmend

Again, I was doing The Body Ecology Diet, a gut healing protocol, because I had been diagnosed with GBS+ during my pregnancies which resulted in thrush after birth, and with my youngest son, a full blown systemic yeast overgrowth. I knew that the toxins that the Candida albicans produced, along with die-off, were affecting my liver in a negative way. During this time, I also learned I had high levels of arsenic. I knew that if I did not start supporting my liver, I would face more allergies/sensitivities than I was already experiencing. This is what put me into action to find ways to support and relax my liver. 

Here’s a Candida quiz to see if you might have yeast overgrowth.

Dosage

The label says take 1-2 capsules with morning/evening meals, to improve bowel elimination use up to 9 capsules daily. I have never done 9 capsules. If you give these a go, then I highly recommend to start slow with them. 

Start Slow

When I started taking LivAmend, I took 2 capsules in the morning and evening. Holy cow, did my body react to these capsules. My face broke out in acne and black spots appeared darting to and fro in my eyesight. My ‘liver line’ (crease in-between eyes on forehead) turned into a deep, groove; which is my measuring mark as to how far I push myself. I also got an irritated red area around my nose that happens when my liver is overly stimulated. 

Flowing

Now, I see how backed up my liver was. Really, I was backed up in many different directions …. emotionally, physically, mentally …. I backed down to 1 capsule in the morning/evening, yet still felt triggered. Over time, I stopped taking them because I thought they were too strong for my body. I turned my attention to cleansing my colon in hopes of easing my toxic overload. These days, I flow much better. My circulation is better and I’m more aware of my body. I’ve connected lots of dots with my health. SO, for me LivAmend was too strong in the beginning. I have since built up my tolerance and take 2 capsules in morning/evening. 

Cleansing Crisis

If I take more LivAmend then my body can handle, I go into a ‘cleansing mode’ and need to carve out time to rest and detox. Life is full and I don’t always have the time for such cleansing. Silly, I know, but true. That said, spring is a great time to cleanse the liver as you have Nature on your side to push things along. A cleansing crisis is not bad, I just don’t want to always put myself into one on purpose. Is there ever a good time for a cleansing crisis?? Now that I know what they are, and have had my share of them, I try to keep them at bay unless I consciously go into one with time to rest.

The trick is to find your balance. Start at a pace within your comfort and know that you are getting more bounce to the ounce with this supplement 🙂 

Quick Liver Tip

Moving your liver is as important as moving your bowels when it comes to keeping the body’s waste products moving down ‘n out. If your bowels are sluggish or over-reactive, the liver will have to work that much harder and is likely to become congested. A congested liver is reflected in the skin and eyes. Keeping the liver decongested can help you feel better and LivAmend is a good step to get there, as is purchasing a colema board to cleanse your colon. Lemon water and other modalities of liver support also work wonders.

You can purchase LivAmend here

My Favorite Supplements on B.E.D

Parsley Power: Green Vegetable Smoothie 💚

Purple Potion: Probiotic-Rich & Bubbly

May all bellies be happy!

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