The Significant Role a Clean Liver Plays in the Immune System
by Dona Parker
Keeping Our Immune System Strong
One positive outcome from the pandemic is that thousands of individuals are realizing the importance of a strong immune system. To protect ourselves from viruses or infection, we must have a healthy lifestyle, the foundation of a healthy immune system. Keeping the immune system strong requires eating nutritious, healthy food, getting an adequate amount of sleep, regular exercise and supplementation. Practicing some form of mindfulness such as yoga, meditation, and journaling helps as well. Nutrients can boost the immune system, but if the liver is clogged and sluggish, it’s slow responding to bacteria and viruses. That’s why it’s so important to detox your liver! Our bodies are subject to chemicals in food, air, clothing, furniture and personal care products, such as lotions and shampoos. According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency inventory, there are around 84,000 chemical substances used in commerce today. Pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, airborne allergens, free radicals and pharmaceuticals, constitute many of them, as well as electromagnetic radiation.
The Role Our Liver Plays in Our Immune System and Health
The liver performs 500 vital functions; two of which are blood detoxification and maintaining healthy levels of fats in the bloodstream. The liver is also involved in the production of enzymes, hormones, and special proteins necessary for blood clotting. Loaded with immune cells like macrophages, T-cells and more, a clean liver is a major contributor to a strong immune system. One of the best ways to unclog the liver and keep it healthy is with infrared light therapy.
Detoxing Our Livers Using Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared light saunas, referred to in Finland as “the poor man’s pharmacy”, are a natural way to keep the body healthy. Infrared saunas are most effective when used regularly for detoxifying, especially for individuals that are taking several medications. In addition, photobiomodulation involving the release of light waves in different nanometer wavelengths, alters the way the cells produce energy and antioxidants. In turn, this improved efficiency may help heal bones, nerves, skin, tendons and ligaments, lessening the pain. Although it may seem like science fiction, infrared light therapy is a valuable treatment growing steadily in popularity.
According to Michael Hamlin, Ph.D., a principal investor at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, and associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, the number of conditions that light therapy can treat is continuously expanding.