In order to care for your pancreas, not only do you need to eat a healthy diet, but it’s also important that you are physically active and that you dedicate a few minutes a day to relax and meditate.
A lot of times we don’t pay very much attention to this vital organ. We don’t even know where it is!
This forgotten organ does a lot of things for the body, and it deserves to be reimbursed some how.
How? Keep reading this article to learn better advice on how to cleanse and revitalize your pancreas.
Important info about the pancreas (that you perhaps didn’t know)
This organ is located behind the stomach. More specifically, it’s on the left side of the abdomen. It’s a light brown color and is in charge of producing insulin. This hormone is very important because it regulates the storage of nutrients. The pancreas has two functions:
- Endocrine: regulating blood sugar and glucagon levels.
- Exocrine: by producing pancreatic juices, it helps to digest foods.
If the pancreas is not well, if it is functioning poorly or is weakened, it cannot perform its job normally. This could be caused by pancreatitis or diabetes, or in more severe cases, pancreas cancer.
The worst things for this organ include:
- Animal fat: especially milk and red meat.
- Fried foods: potato chips, hamburgers, pizza, etc.
- Refined foods: refined flour and sugar.
- Processed foods: Chemical additives, preservatives, coloring, etc.
- Alcoholic beverages
How to care for your pancreas
I’m sure you already see how important this organ is in your life. That’s why you need to take care of, cleanse and revitalize your pancreas. Here’s some advice for protecting your pancreas:
Eat a healthy diet
You have previously read which foods are damaging to health, so you already know what we mean by “eat a healthy diet”. Your diet definitely cannot be lacking in:
- Whole grains
- Fresh juices
- Herbal teas
Eat cleansing foods
- Brewer’s yeast
- Aloe vera
Use olive oil
One teaspoon of olive oil before breakfast will work wonders for cleansing the pancreas. Immediately afterwards, drink a glass of warm water with lemon juice.
Be physically active
Yoga and tai chi are great for maintaining good blood and oxygen circulation throughout the body. But they also help strengthen pancreatic function, as well as that of other important organs.
It’s a good idea to do aerobic exercise as well, like bicycling, running, swimming or walking. Leave your sedentary life behind.
Cleansing diet for the pancreas
Once you follow this cleansing diet plan (it lasts for 11 days) you will have to give up all foods that intoxicate the pancreas. If you do this, you will no longer have any problems.
- Eat citrus fruit in the morning
- Eat a raw salad for lunch with a vegetable soup
- Eat a plate of steamed vegetables for dinner, sprinkled with lemon juice and olive oil.
This day you can only eat fruits and vegetables, and they must be raw.
- In the morning, citrus fruit once again.
- Noon, a salad.
- Evening, an apple.
Days 3, 4, and 5
Eat only vegetables. This is best if you eat them in salads (raw), but you could also eat steamed or grilled vegetables. Never boil or fry your vegetables. Dress them with lemon juice and olive oil. Between meals you can eat a celery, a carrot, or a tomato.
Day 6 through 11
- Fruit juice for breakfast
- Steamed vegetables for lunch
- Vegetable soup and a salad for dinner
- Fruit juice before bed
Purifying diet for the pancreas
This diet is followed for a week. Not only does it include a food plan, but it also includes other activities. It is based in the following biological cycles within the body:
- From 4am to 12 noon: Cleansing
- From 12 noon to 8pm: Breaking down
- From 8pm to 4am: Metabolic analysis
Your daily exercise will include:
A 15 minute walk at a moderate pace with deep breathing. If possible, do this during the first few hours of the morning.
Practice meditation, praying or contemplation for at least 5 minutes. We advise that you do this twice a day: first, when you wake, and second when you go to bed.
Below is the purifying diet:
Prepare this early so that it is ready at breakfast time (after exercising).
- 1 c. rice or oatmeal
- 1/2 c. toasted grains
- 1 handful of kombu seaweed
Place everything in a pot with a pinch of salt and boil for 5 minutes. Wait for 2 hours before straining, then eat.
Lunch is taken after noon and it will provide you with the energy to continue with the day.
- 1 c. toasted grains (this could be rice, quinoa, millet)
- 1 Tbsp. low-salt gomashio (or pumpkin seeds)
- 3 servings of vegetables (onion, leeks, carrots, turnips, pumpkin…)
Prepare a stew with water, making it thick. Eat up to two large bowls.
Just like lunch, but only eat 1 bowl.
Drink water throughout the day. You could also drink natural herbal infusions.
Don’t forget that a bad diet, lack of exercise, stress and being sedentary are the largest obstacles to health in general, and to your pancreas in particular.
Try to live a more peaceful and healthy life, and enjoy what this brings you.