Many people do not pay much attention to their liver because they do not realize how important it is. The father of medicine, Hippocrates, told us that good health begins in the liver and the digestive tract. He was right and we now know that many chronic diseases occur because we do not take care of our liver and digestive tract.
Everybody’s liver needs a cleansing. Everyone over the age of 30 years, is completely toxic like the oil filter in your car that is completely clogged up, mostly because medical doctors don’t tell us that we need to keep our insides clean, which is the ultimate secret to health. We have so many toxins and chemicals that we’re exposed to these days through the food that we eat, the water that we drink, the beverages, the parasites, the electromagnetic radiation we’re exposed to, the list goes on and on. And we only have one tiny little organ that is supposed to detoxify that stuff. If we don’t do liver cleanses a few times a year, your chances of disease are going up tremendously. The secret to health and preventing disease is to keep the inside of your body clean.
The top 5 reasons one needs a liver cleanse:
1. Weight loss!
One of the reasons people are overweight and have such a hard time losing weight, is because their liver is congested. And the liver is what processes and breaks down fat. How can the liver work properly if it’s congested? Some people lose 7-10 lbs within 7 days of doing a liver cleanse.
2. Eliminate Liver Stones:
Most people have no idea they even have liver stones, because most just think of gall bladder stones. A liver cleanse can remove 300-500 stones, and that frees up the liver to do what it’s supposed to do.
3. Detox Your Body:
If your liver is clean, all toxins your body is exposed to will be able to be processed easier in the liver which has a phase 1 detox system and phase 2 detox system, therefore be able to neutralize those chemicals and eliminate them properly from the body.
4. Increase Your Energy
Who doesn’t want to increase their energy by 25-50%? Kids have the energy to run and play around all day because they have brand new clean organs, as opposed to adults where you see their energy levels going down around 3 o’clock. And what do they do? They reach for another cup of coffee instead of addressing the root cause of why they have low energy levels in the first place: a toxic body and toxic liver.
5. Look and Feel 5 Years Younger
People spend thousands of dollars on plastic surgeries, lasers, botox, when they can just spend around $50 and do a simple liver cleanse and get the same results. Your skin and your appearance is an exact mirror of what your body is on the inside. If your body is clean on the inside, you will look clean and young on the outside.
How to Cleanse Liver?
There are various methods of naturally cleaning your liver.
1. Through Juicing:
Juicing has a lot of benefits. For one, it helps eliminate toxins that accumulate in the body from consumption of foods rich in preservatives, additives, artificial sugar, hormones and various chemicals. raw juice of ALL kinds will promote healing of the liver at some level. These include: Beets, Carrots, Red Cabbage, Apples, Citrus Fruits, Dark green leafs of all sorts. The best way to get significant results from this is to make raw juice your meals, and if you’re not familiar with this lifestyle this may sound excessive as well as crazy, but I assure you it’s neither. Make time for snacks in between your juiced meals, but make sure those snacks are raw or whole foods and whole grains because a diseased liver is a liver that will benefit best from superior foods only.
2. Master Cleanse
This involves a 10 day process in which a dieter is required to drink a combination of the following ingredients: purified water, cayenne pepper, pure maple syrup and fresh lemon juice. To make this cleanse plan work, the dieter should avoid consuming alcohol, processed foods, animal products, sugar, caffeine, wheat and smoking cigarettes days before the cleansing. About four to eight cups of juice a day is recommended on top of the regular consumption of water.
3. Water, Lemon Juice, Cayenne , Honey: Another home remedy mixture features a combination of warm water, lemon juice, a pinch of cayenne pepper and one teaspoon of honey. It should be taken first thing in the morning without a meal. After drinking the mixture, the dieter should drink juice measured at eight ounce. This combination should be enough for breakfast. The same amount of the juice mixture should be consumed for lunch.
4. Grapefruit & Epsom Salts. Andreas Moritz’s seven-day liver cleanse is made up of olive oil, apple juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and Epsom salts. According to his instructions, you should drink 24 oz. of apple juice each day for the first six days of the program, as the malic acid within the apple juice will soften your gallstones. On the sixth day of the cleanse, drink grapefruit juice mixed with Epsom salts. On day seven, drink a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice several times throughout the day. This week-long process should be repeated every three months. The cleanse is considered successful when your stool contains greenish balls that are purported to be the gallstones you have flushed out of your liver.
Also, you can eat the following foods regularly to maintain the liver clean:
Garlic contains numerous sulfur-containing compounds that activate the liver enzymes responsible for flushing out toxins from the body. This bulbous relative of the onion also contains allicin and selenium, two powerful nutrients proven to help protect the liver from toxic damage, and aid it in the detoxification process.
Grapefruit is rich in natural vitamin C and antioxidants, two powerful liver cleansers. Like garlic, grapefruit contains compounds that boost the production of liver detoxification enzymes. It also contains a flavonoid compound known as naringenin that causes the liver to burn fat rather than store it.
Green tea is loaded with catechins, a type of plant antioxidant that has been shown in studies to eliminate liver fat accumulation and promote proper liver function (http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v26/n11/abs/0802141a.html). This powerful herbal beverage also protects the liver against toxins that would otherwise accumulate and cause serious damage.
Leafy green vegetables such as arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, and mustard greens, also contain numerous cleansing compounds that neutralize heavy metals, which can bear heavily on the liver. Leafy greens also eliminate pesticides and herbicides from the body, and spur the creation and flow of cleansing bile.
Avocados: Rich in glutathione-producing compounds, avocados actively promote liver health by protecting it against toxic overload, and boosting its cleansing power (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001219074822.htm). Some research has shown that eating one or two avocados a week for as little as 30 days can repair a damaged liver.
Walnuts, which contain high levels of l-arginine, an amino acid, glutathione, and omega-3 fatty acids, also help detoxify the liver of disease-causing ammonia. Walnuts also help oxygenate the blood, and extracts from their hulls are often used in liver-cleansing formulas.
Turmeric, one of the most powerful foods for maintaining a healthy liver, has been shown to actively protect the liver against toxic damage, and even regenerate damaged liver cells. Turmeric also boosts the natural production of bile, shrinks engorged hepatic ducts, and improves overall function of the gallbladder, another body-purifying organ.
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Practicing this lifestyle will bring more life and vigor to your body and less health complications from liver disorders. You’ll be happy to have followed this path. For some, it may be tedious and take more time than they’d like, but it will be very worth the trouble. Eat well, live well, enjoy!!