Liver Cleanse and Detoxification

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How important is diet? You all remember ‘Supersize Me’ and the shocking or perhaps not so shocking results of eating a fast-food, high fat diet for a month. Spurlock gained almost 25 lb., suffered depression, heart damage and liver damage. Much of the damage occurring long before the 30 days was completed. There are some very easy ways to change our diets and increase the health of our organs.

Drink a glass of warm water with the juice of a 1/2 squeezed lemon first thing in the morning. The lemon will gently stimulate the liver and gall bladder to secrete bile and start the cleansing process. And no, commercially made lemonade is not a good substitute. No sugar, honey, molasses etc.

Apples, artichokes, beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, figs, nuts and seeds, papaya, spinach, tomatoes and watermelon...  Combine these with a salad of bitter leafy greens and you have fiber and nutrients all in one. Add lean protein (a must have for our hard working liver) and brown rice or other whole grains and you have a meal that will provide great energy, is complete and will also be kind to your liver. The information given here is not meant to be medical advice. If you have existing liver conditions or are pregnant or breast feeding please consult your M.D. and or a certified herbalist before embarking on diet/life style changes.

Those pesky garden weeds may be useful; Asha Mayan-Lenox a certified herbalist at Finlandia Natural Pharmacy suggested dandelion root tea as a liver and kidney detoxifier and blood cleanser. It is fairly gentle and can be used as a coffee substitute.  Add 1 teaspoon of root to 1 cup of water and bring to a boil, let steep for 5 minutes before drinking. Use up to 3 times daily for 1 week.

""" The information given here is not meant to be medical advice. If you have existing liver conditions or are pregnant or breast feeding please consult your M.D. and or a certified herbalist before embarking on diet/life style changes. """