No we didn’t misspell the moto-mantra so many riders use daily, we wanted to talk a little about how important it is to take care of your body in order to enjoy those days out riding. One of the most important organs in our body is our liver.
The liver is essential for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, and it stores glycogen, vitamins, iron and blood. Responsible for secreting bile that aids digestive enzymes, it also enhances the absorption of fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. The internal lining of the liver’s vascular channels contain specialized cells that remove toxins from the blood. Acting as a blood filter, it removes damaged red blood cells and foreign invaders.
When you experience toxic overload and the detoxification function of the liver is on overdrive, the other essential functions of the liver, such as metabolism, storage and bile secretion, are compromised. Toxic overload can subsequently impact every aspect of your life.
Take care of your liver and it will take care of you! For a healthy liver, The Tao of Wellness recommend taking these steps:
Eat well. Nourish your body with an organic, balanced, nutritious diet.
Incorporate herbs and acupuncture into your life to optimize the self-healing mechanism of your mind and body.
Exercise regularly to keep chi and blood well circulated.
Keep a healthy mind by letting your breath align you to the current moment.
Avoid attachments to people and things that keep you stuck in stressful thought patterns.
Minimize toxic relationships.
Enjoy a sense of humor.
Beware of environmental toxins to avoid toxic overload.
Avoid substance abuse.
For more info on maintaining a healthy liver visit the Tao of Wellness.