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Liver Cleansing

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. All nutrients pass through the liver. While doing its job of protecting your body from toxins, many of these filtered poisons end up in the liver. As the liver becomes overloaded with toxic substances, it can develop a variety of minor to serious problems and a liver cleanse may become necessary.

Results of Liver Toxicity

A liver overloaded with toxins may cause difficulty with waste elimination, digestion, libido, and energy levels.

Other symptoms of an unhealthy liver include:

  • Weakened immune system
  • Allergies
  • Malnutrition
  • Hepatitis
  • Gallstones

Eventually, an overloaded liver may lead to a buildup of toxins in other vital organs as these substances spill into the circulatory and digestive systems. Thus, liver cleansing can protect other organs within the body besides its primary benefactor.

Effects of Medication on the Liver

If you use medication, even something as simple as antibiotics, your liver is being taxed by these non-natural compounds. The same fact applies if your diet contains artificial additives and junk foods. Hormone therapy especially debilitates the liver and can cause additional complications. An overloaded liver is unable to regulate hormone levels in the blood and hormone overload can result. Alcohol and drugs also strain an otherwise healthy liver.

Maintaining a Healthy Liver

For optimum health, it’s essential to maintain a healthy liver. Liver cleansing helps rid it of excess toxins so it can function with maximum efficiency. A clean liver helps every organ in your body perform its best.

Many methods and formulas for liver cleansing are available, with the simplest being to maintain a healthy diet. Try to eat a high percentage of whole, fresh foods. Your meals should be natural and high in fiber content. Fiber speeds up the passage of toxin-laden waste from the bowels and thereby decreases the likelihood these substances will reenter the bloodstream. Fresh fruits and vegetables, dark leafy greens, whole grains, and legumes do not hinder the liver’s job besides being beneficial for your whole body.

Nutrients protecting the liver include vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and selenium. Try to obtain these nutrients from whole foods rather than synthetic sources whenever possible.

Foods to avoid or eliminate altogether include:

  • Refined sugars
  • Flours
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Margarine
  • Soft drinks
  • Caffeinated drinks
  • Fried foods
  • Salty snacks
  • Any processed foods

Red meat, poultry (unless organic/free range), and dairy should be limited as well; but your liver will welcome fresh fish twice a week or more.

Herbs for Cleansing the Liver

To supplement a good liver cleansing diet, some herbal remedies act as excellent tonics. Many formulas are available, and important ingredients include Milk Thistle and Silymarin. MSM (Methyl-Sulphonyl-Methane), an organic form of sulfur, combined with vitamin C also helps cleanse the liver and promotes optimal health.

Cleansing the Liver with Enemas and Flushes

Another method of liver cleansing involves coffee enemas. Caffeine causes the liver ducts to empty into the sigmoid colon so the toxins can be eliminated. During this procedure, the alkaloids in the caffeine also stimulate the production of a special enzyme (glutathione-S-transferase) further aiding in the detoxification process.

A liver flush takes a different approach than liver cleansing. One popular formula begins with an apple juice fast (with a little fruit and vegetable consumption allowed) for 2 or 3 days. Apple juice contains malic acid which dissolves and softens gallstones. After this, a no-fat breakfast and lunch are recommended. This allows bile to build up and create pressure within the liver. No food is eaten after 2:00 PM. Thereafter, olive oil, fresh pressed grapefruit juice, Epsom salts, and water are consumed in precise amounts at specific times throughout the evening. After visiting the bathroom to eliminate, you consume one last serving of the mixture and go to sleep as usual. Early in the morning, and again 2 hours later, you consume more Epsom salts. Finally, after 2 additional hours, you can resume with light meals.

Liver Cleansing with Organic Supplements

A very safe, simple, and effective way to perform liver cleansing is by taking advantage of specialized organic supplements. Livatrex® helps the body naturally flush out and detoxify the liver. It contains a variety of natural and organic substances which aid in the removal of body toxins to promote a natural liver cleanse.

Two fluid ounces (the contents of 1 bottle) is mixed with a gallon of purified water and the formula is consumed between meals (in four 8-ounce servings) for 4 days. On each of these evenings before going to bed, 4 to 6 capsules of Oxy-Powder® should be taken to complement the cleansing process and help detoxify the colon as well. This gentle and healthful method works without the need for fasting or enemas, so it’s not harsh on your digestive system either. Your liver is one of the main toxin filters for your body, so it doesn’t help if you consume large quantities of colas, sugary drinks, and especially alcohol, which is itself a cellular denaturant and poison. Take good care of your liver and help it to protect you from these harmful substances!

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