Women do more than hold up half the sky. We are the primary support for our family, friends, and fur babies. As such we need to be healthy to provide that support. What do you do each day to stay strong and energetic? We know that a good diet gives us the fuel we need to keep going, but what is a good diet? Nature provides the answer. Spring is a time for growth and green vegetables are sprouting up with the longer days and warmer temperatures. Spring is the natural season to support the liver. We need the liver to live. These days we need the liver to deal with hormones and the multitude of toxins we encounter everywhere.

Dark green leafy vegetables (kale and collards), sour fruits (lemons and limes) and bitter foods (arugula and dandelion) support the liver and keep it healthy. Remember to drink pure water to help your liver cleanse your blood. The solution to pollution is dilution. Feelings of irritability and frustration are often signs of a stagnant liver. If you are feeling grumpy you may want to try more green, sour and bitter foods. Start the day with liver-supporting hydration by drinking 8 ounces of warm water with a squeeze of lemon. Check out the recipe for Laura's Fantastic Greens. Your liver (and your family and friends) will thank you.

To find out more about your individualized path to health contact Laura Knoff.

Collard greens ready to sauté with onion and mushrooms. YUM!