I have been working on having a healthy liver, because I realized it was a reason for me having trouble sleeping. I kept waking too early, and traditionally waking between 1 am and 3 am is related to the liver ( while waking between 11 pm and 1 am is related to the gallbladder).
I also started realizing that I might be reacting to histamines. Reactions to histamines can include rapid heartbeat, nausea, bloating, tingling in extremeties, and insomnia. I have had reactions like that for a while, and have never known for sure what caused them. So, I wanted to work on liver health and eat low histamine at the same time. I came up with this list after researching foods that help the liver and are also low histamine.
Low Histamine Liver Supporting Foods List
I will also be including healthy meats including grass fed beef, antibiotic free chicken (haven’t been able to afford free range chicken yet.), eggs, and occasionally canned salmon. I have cut back on my salmon though because it can be high histamine. I also eat white rice because it gives me energy. I actually feel white rice is healthy- check out perfecthealthdiet.com. Having enough carbs is also very supportive to the adrenals and thyroid. I also eat cauliflower and green beans. They are healthy too just not quite as wonderful for the liver as the list above.
I have been doing a few other things to support my liver.
- I have been doing castor oil packs (flannel soaked in castor oil on my abdomen with a heat source on top). You can google castor oil packs for exact instructions. Castor oil will stain everything it touches so it is good to get good directions. I never use the plastic wrap that many websites advocate because plastic is especially toxic when heated. I use a rag on top of the flannel and I throw away the rag when I am done.
- I have been drinking warm lemon water about 30 minutes before eating in the morning.
- I also try to eat supper early, and have at least a 12 hour break from eating overnight.
Something must be helping because I have already been sleeping better!
Have you had any success in curing insomnia? I would love to hear any thoughts or questions you have! Please comment below.
Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice. You should consult your health practitioner before making changes in your diet or supplements. I am not a doctor or medical professional.
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