Gut Health Blog

July 14, 2024

Looking for a Safe Liver Detox for Weight Loss?

Hi Everyone,

This article is about safe ways to detox your liver for weight loss. There are so many unsafe supplements online and crazy detox hacks on social media that are not good for your health at all.

Most liver detox and weight loss supplements have not been tested in clinical trials, and some products don’t even contain what they claim!

So, this post is about the signs that your liver needs attention, why some liver detoxes are dangerous, how to help your liver, and how to lose weight safely.

What Does The Liver Do?

How Does The Liver Become Overburdened?

Signs of an Overloaded Liver

Do Liver Detox Supplements Work?

Does Rapid Weight Loss Happen With a Liver Detox?

What is a Safe Liver Detox for Weight Loss?

What Does The Liver Do?

The liver is the second largest organ in the body and it sits under the right-hand side of your ribs. It has over 500 essential functions that help support metabolism and weight balance, immune health, digestion, detoxification, and vitamin storage.

How Does The Liver Become Overburdened?

Your liver is very efficient at detoxification but certain things make it work even harder, such as:

  • Taking several different medications.
  • Some supplements.
  • Recreational drugs.
  • Alcohol.
  • Caffeine.
  • Gut dysbiosis causes more toxins and harmful metabolites to flow to the liver.
  • Leaky gut syndrome.
  • Obesity.
  • Infections like hepatitis can cause liver damage.
  • Iron-loading Disorders like Hemochromatosis.
  • Diets high in refined fats and sugars.
  • Chemical exposure. They are everywhere! In toiletries, make-up, air fresheners, candles, detergents, furniture, and furnishings.

 

Signs of an Overloaded Liver

We each have a unique response to a sluggish liver. Here are some of the common signs you might notice when it’s time for a gentle liver detox:

  • Fatigue.
  • Poor fat digestion due to low bile production.
  • Weight gain.
  • Nausea.
  • Hot flashes. The liver is responsible for detoxifying our hormones. Sluggish liver function may contribute to hormonal symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Irregular periods.
  • Dark urine.
  • Swellings in the legs.
  • Yellow in the whites of the eyes.
  • Skin rashes and itching. Toxins can build up and cause inflammation. Itching could also indicate liver disease, so check in with your doctor.
  • Acne.

Do Liver Detox Supplements Work?

When it comes to supplements you must look past the clever marketing slogans and investigate the ingredients. Check out the brand’s website and look for research that backs up any claims they make for their products. This is important because poor-quality supplements can be harmful and may even cause liver injury.

Many people do not discuss the vitamin or herbal supplements they take with their doctor and presume that natural products will be fine. However many herbs and nutrients interact with medications and may not be safe in combination.

Does Rapid Weight Loss Happen With a Liver Detox?

Many of our Eat Burn Sleep members have lost weight quickly when following the 6-Week Reset plan. This is a gentle and nourishing way to detox your liver and kickstart sustainable weight loss. There are many nutritious foods (and treats) and no calorie counting or hunger pains.

Rapid weight loss liver detox diets composed of very few calories will cause malnutrition and ultimately, weight gain in the long term. They slow your metabolism and do not contain enough nutrients for your body to function healthily.

This is what EBS member Nicky has to say:

“After doing all the prep for the start of my 6-week reset, I was really fired up about getting my health and weight back on track.

Both my partner and I lost 3kgs in the first week!

The cost of the membership is cheaper than a gym membership and you get the monthly Masterclasses as well as an extensive library of movement videos, and weekly recipes.

I would definitely recommend this investment in your health, as the education is invaluable in helping you understand your food choices.”

Eating less does not speed up metabolism. Your body adjusts to the low calories and preserves the calories it gets. When you eat properly again (because let’s face it, calorie-counting diets are unsustainable and downright dull), the weight piles back on.

However, if you live an anti-inflammatory lifestyle that supports healthy liver detoxification, your liver will be healthier going forward. You will be full of vitality and not put your health at risk.

What is a Safe Liver Detox for Weight Loss?

The Eat Burn Sleep program starts with a beautiful, safe reset for the body that detoxifies and unburdens the liver so it can do its job. Our thousands of members have tried and tested the powerful protocol to kickstart excellent health. By week 2, you will feel incredible. By week 6, you feel ready to take on the world!

There are 300+ globally inspired recipes to choose from, plus meal plans, food lists, movement videos, and guided meditations to support healthy relaxation and restorative sleep.

Want to know more? Find out more about our membership options here.

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Yours in good health,

Yalda x

 

Yalda Alaoui is a qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist (with a foundation in Biomedicine) who studied with the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. She has spent over a decade performing groundbreaking research in chronic inflammation and gut health.

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May 24, 2024

Food For Thought: Does What We Eat Matter?

ClientEarth, Little House of Science and Parenting with Purpose, invite you on a journey from farm to fork. Our panel of expert speakers will explore the hidden impact of our global food system on the health of us and our planet and ask: Does what we eat matter?

Join us for a morning of impactful discussion and learn more about how ClientEarth uses the power of the law to bring about critical change in the fight to protect people and nature.

ClientEarth are one of the world’s most ambitious environmental organizations. Their lawyers and policy experts are dedicated to protecting life on Earth. They focus on the most pressing environmental challenges and use the law to create systemic change and build a future in which people and the planet thrive together.

Date: Wednesday 19th June 2024
Timings: 9am – 11am with talks beginning at 9:30am
Venue: The Royal Geographical Society, London, SW7 2AR

Guest Speakers

    • Guy Singh-Watson, CEO, Riverford
    • Jody Quirke, Lawyer, ClientEarth
    • Yalda Alaoui, Founder and CEO of Eat Burn Sleep

 

Yalda is a qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist with a foundation in Biomedicine. She has spent over a decade researching chronic inflammation and gut health and supports thousands of people worldwide through her health education platform Eat Burn Sleep.

 

Buy Tickets for Food for Thought: Does What We Eat Matter?

Tickets are available via clientearth.org.

 

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Financial Wellness with The Dura Society

My interview with The Dura Society: Financial Wellness and the Power of a Positive Mindset

Hi Everyone,

I hope you enjoy this interview I did with The Dura Society.  In it, I share details about my career, my mindset, my daily routine, and my thoughts on financial wellness and the power of having a positive mindset.

Here is a little taste of what we covered. You can read the full interview on The Dura Society website.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your life.

I am half-Moroccan and half-Persian (Iranian), and I grew up in Morocco until when aged 12 I moved to France. I received a Master’s degree from EDHEC Business School in France before moving to London to do a postgraduate in accounting and finance at the London School of Economics. My personal health journey led to my groundbreaking research into chronic inflammation and gut health. My passion is to inspire and educate others so that we all live our best lives, with more autonomy over our diet and lifestyle choices, for long-term physical and psychological benefits. I love visiting new places with my two boys, eating out with friends, and taking my Dachshund, Daphne, for walks around Hyde Park.

 

Your background is in finance, how did this help you in building your business? 

I like numbers, and having a finance background, although mine was not corporate finance but the capital markets, helped me keep on top of my costs and make sure that I was profitable early on. I have managed to develop my business without raising funds, and whilst keeping a strong identity without compromising my values.

 

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The best part about my work is helping others. After going through such a difficult time in my life, I felt that I had been robbed of those precious years when my children were young. When I started helping people or whenever I saw somebody feel better, I kept thinking that was my return on investment or, rather, my return on suffering and that the suffering that I had been through was not in vain if I was able to help others.

 

Can you tell us about the anti-inflammatory approach you have to skincare?

Skin is our biggest organ, I can see that when I stick to the Eat Burn Sleep lifestyle and to the green food lists 80% of the time, people tell me I’m glowing. I notice I have fewer fine lines and bouncier, fresher skin. I am someone who suffers from melasma, which flares up when I’m eating inflammatory foods, have a lack of sleep, or if I’m stressed. It fades when I’m being good. I like to have a natural approach to skincare. I like using a lot of oils and massage my face, but what I put in my body is more impactful than what I put on my skin.

 

Describe your relationship with money and personal finance in three words.

Money is freedom.

 

What does Wealth mean to you?

Being healthy.

 

How do you manage your day-to-day money?

I like to be cautious. I enjoy myself, and I treat myself to nice things, but I’m always on the cautious side.

 

What have been your main resources for developing your confidence with money? 

Not making a big deal out of it. Money flows. Be generous, know to give, and it comes back to you. Money is like energy. You need to give and be able to receive.

 

What was your first investment, and where is it now?

Art. My family is very much into art and I’ve always bought art from a young age and it has done well, though when I bought my first art I didn’t think of it as an investment. I bought it because I loved it.

 

What long-term investments have you made?

Property and some early-stage investing in various companies.

 

What is your number one financial priority?

I have two things. On the one side, there is wealth preservation with my capital, and on the other side, there is growth and risk through my businesses.

 

What was your first job?

I worked as a sales assistant in a clothes shop in France when I was in my 20s, and that is the best thing that’s happened to me from a career standpoint. I was treated quite badly by the shop manager and the clients. It made me realize how lucky I was that my parents could afford to send me to good schools and how lucky I was to study where I was studying. It made me so grateful for my first job when I enrolled in the graduate program at Deutsche Bank.

 

What is the most important life lesson you have learned?

The most important life lesson I’ve learned from my story of struggle is that no matter what I’m faced with in life, I have to come with a positive mindset. I always tell myself: “I can handle this, I will be fine”. It’s a positive warrior state of mind.

 

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