Raw Meat: The New Liver Cleanse!
I often imagine my life as it was 10 years ago and I giggle today with my current mission of shifting the paradigm about eating raw meat.
Here I am helping to release the fear and remove psychological blocks about eating raw meat.
Personally I have no fear of eating raw grass-fed red meat, raw pasture-raised chicken, or raw wild caught fish! We can dive deeper into that if you like.
Can everyone interested please comment and let me know if you would like a blog on bacteria and parasite information?
Let’s talk about eating raw meat as a liver cleanse for now.
Raw animal products may just be the next best cleanse you’re looking for!
Yep, I know it sounds crazy, but raw meat builds muscles and repairs cells along with being a wonderful liver detox.
You see, the beauty of eating raw meat is that it sculpts and detoxes at the same time!
Raw meat detoxes the body in many ways due to its high amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, and natural bacteria found on it but today I want to point out the nutrients in the raw meat specifically for the liver.
I like to focus more on nourishing and supporting organs rather than cleansing them and possibly creating nutritional deficiencies.
Our liver is our body’s largest filter and as we age we have years and years of toxins to be filtered out. It’s working hard, let’s nourish it with raw meat meals.
Nutrients found in raw meat for detoxifying the liver
There are two stages for cleansing the liver known as phase one and phase two. High quality protein is necessary for both phases. The complete amino acid profile in raw meat supports phase one and phase two liver detoxification.
Raw meat contains B-complex vitamins which are necessary co-factors for phase 1 detoxification. The B complex vitamins found in raw meat are B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12. B vitamins play a role in neutralizing toxic material in the liver.
Due to the presence of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine raw meat helps the body to manufacture a very important amino acid glutathione. This amino acid is one of the most powerful antioxidants made by the body. Glutathione helps the liver to neutralize toxins and remove free radicals from the body. Raw meat also produces glutathione through alpha-lipoic acid found in raw meat.
*Please note that glutathione supplements cannot compare to raw meat in terms of efficacy in the body. Supplement isolates do not contain the essential synergistic co-nutrients that are found in whole raw foods.
Zinc found in raw meat is required for over 200 enzymatic processes throughout the body including liver detoxification.
Selenium aids in the production of glutathione and works to restore elasticity in hardened liver tissues.
Methionine and Cysteine are sulfur-containing amino acids found in meat which help create antioxidants in the body that help repair a damaged liver. Research shows that chronic liver disease is marked by a deficiency of sulfur-containing amino acids in people suffering from liver cirrhosis. A deficiency of methionine can also lead to inflammation of the liver. The greatest bioavailability of methionine is from animal foods.
Vitamin B12 helps improve liver health and is heat sensitive. So eating meat and animal derived foods in their raw form is important to provide quality vitamin B12.
Raw meat contains natural bacteria as do many other raw foods. The liver is an organ that is dependent on a healthy gut. Many of the livers’ metabolic functions are enhanced by the presence of good bacteria in the gut.
Antioxidants found in raw meat include CoQ10, glutathione, carnosine, conjugated linoleic acid, selenium, zinc, and iron.
Note: Some amino acids are sensitive to heat which means that cooking will alter and/or destroy some of these valuable amino acids.
And last but not least- You can always eat raw liver! (I have a raw liver pate recipe in my book that’s delicious). Traditional Chinese Medicine and homeopathic principles believe “like cures like.” Eating raw liver would have the nutrients to support and heal your liver.
“By similar things a disease is produced and through the application of the like is cured” Hippocrates (460-377BC)
Have a blessed, motivated, happy, healthy, and awesome day!
Your health coach,