Foods For Liver Health With Rossco
Dr Sandra Cabot talks with Rossco on the radio about certain foods that are good for liver health. Having a healthy liver and gut are imperative to having healthy immune function. Also learn about supplements that can help your adrenal glands to function better.
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ROSSCO: Alright! Here it is! Dr Sandra Cabot, hello!
DR CABOT: Hello, Rossco. And hello, all you incredibly healthy listeners out there.
ROSSCO: Well, they’re healthy because they listen to you.
DR CABOT: Yeah. And you too. You’re a healer.
ROSSCO: Oh yes!
DR CABOT: And we were just talking about, it’s important to be round healer as well. And to think, “Well, what can I do not only to live longer, but to enjoy my life more?” Have more energy, be more robust, more resistant to infection, more resistant to depression. You know, have a more positive attitude. It’s very important. And our immune system is working 24/7, along with our liver, to protect us.
So, the liver is a filter and cleanser of the bloodstream and it removes unwanted microbes. The liver has special cells that can actually engulf and destroy microorganisms. It’s a really important protective barrier against infection. And so is your gut lining. And so is all your mucus membranes, because that’s what stopped these microbes from getting deeper into our body.
So, our liver and gut health is important. And you were just saying to me before Rossco, “Well, what kind of foods can we have regularly to help fortify our liver, our gut and all the mucus membranes in our bodies, to keep those protective barriers stronger?” So, I have to say, lemon is probably the most important one. My mother, she doesn’t like lemons, it’s sour. Look, it’s worth it. Have some freshly squeezed lemon. Even one lemon a day. That’s a really good antibiotic. It’s also very good for your adrenals. So, I think people don’t eat enough citrus. Have you noticed that, Rossco?
ROSSCO: And sometimes too, Doctor. I’m not surprised because the citrus that I would have known, like last century when I was a bit younger, but it is of a different standard now. I can understand why kids don’t want to eat it.
DR CABOT: Yeah, well… Actually, no! You can get pretty good citrus in Australia.
ROSSCO: We grow the best, but we don’t get it.
DR CABOT: Well, yeah, you can at the supermarket. If you can get it in season, it’s very good. There’s lots of other fruits that are high in vitamin C. Anything that’s a bit tart, like passionfruit, kiwi fruits. They are high in vitamin C. Fresh berries rather than frozen. So, all these fruits are good for our immune system.
The other thing that helps our liver a lot is selenium. And that’s a mineral that really helps your immune system to fight infections of all form, whether it’s fungus, a bacteria or a virus or parasite. You need the selenium in your body to do that. So, you can either take a selenium supplement or you can take the Livatone Plus.
DR CABOT: The other thing that’s very important for your immune system is sleep. That is because when you go into a deep sleep, your whole endocrine system reboots itself and that reduces inflammation. So, your immune system doesn’t have to work so hard. You get a lot of repair during deep sleep. So, if you have trouble falling asleep, you can take melatonin, the sleep hormone, which is a natural hormone.
DR CABOT: Melatonin.
DR CABOT: It puts you to sleep within 10 minutes.
DR CABOT: Much better than using alcohol to go to sleep. Magnesium, of course, helps you sleep.
DR CABOT: And try and do some deep breathing. Some people have trouble falling asleep because they can’t turn their mind off. So, they’re just concentrating on the breath, meditating on the breath. That’s very important. And turning the phone off. Put it on “Do not disturb”. That’s very important.
So, all these little daily habits that we have, they accumulate over the years. And if we’re doing it regularly, we’re actually slowing down the aging process. Now, that’s a good thing, isn’t it?
ROSSCO: Oh mate! They’re all positives. Everything you’ve just mentioned.
DR CABOT: And also, if your adrenals are ready down, we always talk about vitamin C. Very important for the adrenals. And citrus fruits and the fresh fruits will give you vitamin C, but take an extra supplement of vitamin C. Can’t go wrong with that. It’s an antihistamine. It’s also a natural infection-fighting substance. But as we get older, our adrenals are not as good. Like most things, it’s slower to respond. So, there’s something called DHEA. Have you heard of that?
DR CABOT: D for delta. H for hotel. E for echo. A for alpha. DHEA. That stands for dehydroepiandrosterone. Now, say that again, Rossco.
ROSSCO: Yeah. Fred Smith.
DR CABOT: Dehydroepiandrosterone.
ROSSCO: Yes. It’s easy for you to say.
DR CABOT: DHEA. Well, it’s an antiaging hormone.
ROSSCO: Right. And where do we find that?
DR CABOT: You need a prescription in Australia or you can buy it off the internet.
DR CABOT: It’s quite good to know about it. I write about it in my book. And you just take one capsule in the morning and some people find that that helps their adrenals.
ROSSCO: Right! Good!
DR CABOT: So, all these things you can do. Of course, exercise. Very important, isn’t it? Because that’s going to boost your white blood cells and that’s going to help you fight infections.
So, there’s all the tips to keep your immune system strong. Because now people are going out and they’re getting vaccinated and they think they’re protected. Okay. That’s only part of your immune response and that gives you antibodies. But it doesn’t strengthen your innate immunity, which is inherent in you and is very strong, if you look after it. So, your liver, your gut, your mucus membranes. And what we’re talking about today is helping your own immunity to be stronger, even if you are vaccinated.
ROSSCO: Yeah, that’s wonderful! Doctor, I’m glad we turned to you for our advice. You’re very stimulating, informative, research doctor. And we love you. Thank you! Dr Sandra Cabot!
DR CABOT: Bye!
ROSSCO: Bye now.
DR CABOT: Bye, everyone!
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