Monday, March 10, 2008

Herbs that Boost Metabolism

Our modern lifestyles wreak havoc on the metabolism. Not enough exercise. Too much fast food. Chronic stress. Excess sugar and alcohol... all of these things can cause your body systems to not function at their best.

I like to use herbs to get the body back in balance. There are two parts of the body that I target the most - the adrenal glands and the liver, but most especially the liver. If your liver is strong, your body will be able to get rid of waste and process fat - two things that are essential for keeping the weight down and help you lose. Herbs for the liver include:
  • dandelion root
  • milk thistle
  • yellow dock
  • burdock
I target the adrenal glands because of stress. Excess stress can cause the adrenal glands to perform at a suboptimal level. If your adrenals are exhausted it could upset your body's hormone balance and affect your energy levels, among other things.

Some herbs for the adrenals include:
  • stinging nettle
  • astralagus
  • fo-ti
  • triphala (an ayurvedic herbal blend)
For more information on herbs to boost metabolism, check out my article at ehow.com called How to Boost Metabolism with Herbs.

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