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Discovering Seven Foods That Cleanse The Liver Daily

From the good people over at Natural News, I was able to find a list of seven foods you want to add to your diet that will cleanse the liver on a regular basis. Now here’s the thing – if all you do is add these foods, and you continue to eat fast food every day, take a ton of drugs, drink hard liquor several times a week, and you never exercise, then guess what? You will become diseased at some point in time – plain and simple.

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The Best Foods That Cleanse The Liver

You cannot just “add” these foods, without adding other key components as well. With health, as it is with life, the more you can add to the pot over time, the better it’s going to be – it’s called progress. If all you can do is eat a salad from McDonalds without puking, then start with the McDonalds salad.

In time, you’ll develop the taste buds to add vegetables to that salad that Mickey Dees doesn’t offer. Soon thereafter you’re going to try a real salad, and realize the McDonald salad was a joke next to a real one. Not too long after that you’re going to be eating greens you once thought were disgusting, like kale.

It’s a progression over time. However, if all you do is add these foods, and you do not add other key components, like drinking water on a regular basis, creating a daily movement program, and taking time to breathe the stress out of your life, then you will be wasting your time.

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The first up is Garlic, and garlic is made up of compounds that contain sulfur, which activate enzymes that help to flush toxins from the body. It also contains allicin and selenium, two phytonutrients proven to protect the liver from damage, while also aiding in the liver’s normal detox process as well.

Next are grapefruits. I’ve always loved grapefruits, and really never knew they were great for helping the liver burn fat, and not just store it. Grapefruits make your face do all kind of stupid faces when you bite into them because they’re so tart, but then we do it all over again – what’s wrong with us?!

Green tea is brimming with catechins, a kind of plant antioxidant that studies have shown helps eliminate fat accumulation that occurs over time, which can lead to liver malfunction. In addition, green tea helps with protecting the liver as well.

Leafy green vegetables like spinach, arugula, dandelion greens, chicory, mustard greens, and bitter gourd contain a number of compounds that help stop damaging toxins in their place. Leafy greens also help to eliminate herbicides and pesticides from the body, while also helping with the production of bile.

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Another one of my favorite veggie-fruits is avocado. I call them a veggie-fruit because I only ever eat these things with a salad – never by themselves. I can eat a mango all by itself. I can eat a watermelon all by itself. Avocado goes in a salad, with other vegetables – hence the name, veggie-fruit.

But these bad boys are loaded with compounds that help to produce glutathione, which helps protect the liver from a toxic overload. Some researchers have science that shows eating one or two avocados a day, for 30 days, can help repair a damaged liver.

Walnuts also contain glutathione, but they also are filled with amino acid called l-arginine, and omega-3 fatty acids; which helps detoxify the liver of ammonia. Surprisingly, a nut, like a walnut, helps to oxygenate the blood, and even their hard shells contain elements that can be used in liver-cleansing formulas.

The last food is Turmeric, which looks more like a powder, or spice, than an herb.  This one food can actually help to regenerate damaged liver cells, boosts the production of bile, and helps to improve gallbladder function.

All these foods, when added to your daily diet, and in conjunction with water, the right amount of sleep, a movement program, and all the rest, will help you detox your liver almost on a daily basis. Can you handle that? Truth is most people won’t.

It doesn’t mean they aren’t able to, it just means they have decided not to become focused on what they want. If you’re more worried about a big screen TV, than you are your liver – guess what? You’re buying that big screen TV, no matter what’s going on with the lver. It’s all about focus and priorities.

When your health becomes apriority in your life, then all the stuff we talk about here on this site becomes a breeze. Until then, it’s all “hard” and “uncomfortable.” The day I decided to get real with myself, and get serious about my health, all the stuff that held me back just seemed to dis appear.

The same will happen for you. You just need to get serious. When you do, watch how much your body can deliver when you feed it the fuel it needs to burn at levels you once thought were impossible.

A Liver And Kidney Cleanse Product Should Be A Second Option

If you come across a website that lists the symptoms you should be on the lookout for if your liver is failing, and it looks like this:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Fatigue
  • Bad breath
  • Digestive problems
  • Memory problems
  • Bloating
  • Mood swings
  • Rashes, acne or itchy skin
  • Coated film on your tongue
  • Weight gain
  • Circles under your eyes
  • Redness on feet or hands
  • Occasional headaches
  • Occasional constipation
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Excess gas
  • Frequent urination

Do you ever stop and think to yourself, “Wow, I’ve got like four of those things!” It was designed to get you to think that thought. It’s a mix of real science, and excellent marketing – and it’s meant to get you to spend a few buck s to pick up the product being sold.

Honestly, I’m not mad at all. I think it’s brilliant, because it’s truly a win-win. The marketer gets to sell their product, and you get to rid yourself of these symptoms – or do you? See, here’s the challenge I have with this kind of marketing – it’s not meant to educate, motivate, and inspire you to new heights once you start the detox.

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Many of these companies will sell you a kit; and maybe get you on an autoship program, but hardly any of them are interested in making sure you fully understand what’s needed to create real health in your life.

I think, and maybe it’s just the cynic in me, it’s because, they are more interested in having you buy their products on an ongoing basis, than showing you how to be healthy long-term. I’d hate to think that’s it, but I’ve bought kits, pills, and all the rest, from a bunch of different companies, and only a handful ever provide any kind of education that really helps.

What you tend to get instead, is a salesletter disguised as an educational piece. It goes on and on about how a certain part of the body works, and then – BAM! An offer to buy a pill or vitamin that helps hat area.

What’s crazy is that I totally get it. I’m a marketer as well. I have stuff I sell online too, but does it always have to be about selling me something? Is it possible you can show me how to think “healthy,” so I can go about it on my own; and if I want to supplement my diet with stuff that your products provide, I’ll visit your store first before going to anyone else?

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Cleansing the kidney and liver is vital to long term vibrancy. I’m not going to say it’s vital to long-term health, because I’ve seen people absolutely abuse their bodies, and they died at 95 – how do you explain that?

On the other hand, that same person spent the last ten years of their life existing – not living. You can be alive, and not be living anymore. See, when I die I want to make sure that I fired every bullet I had in my gun. I want my tank on empty – can I throw anymore horrible metaphors into this paragraph?

In other words, I want to be that old guy you see still showing up to the gym, or the adult monkey bars, and getting a full workout – even in my 90s. That to me is living healthy and vibrant. If you want to live that way, I think it’s critical that you take the time to take extra care of what’s underneath the hood – your internal organs.

If you want to start this process without using a cleansing product, kit, or pills it’s really quite simple. Decide to start eating a detox diet on a regular basis. What’s a detox diet? It’s, essentially, a water-based diet. Foods that contain more water than anything else. Foods like fruits and vegetables if you were trying to figure out what the heck I was talking about.

When you eat more of these foods, and less of the concentrated crap we throw into our systems on a daily basis, you take pressure off the systems of elimination we each have working within us. When these systems can work the way they were designed to, the gaining process follows it’s natural timeline.

Did you know there were warrior kings that ruled in days past? A warrior king was a guy who was in his forties and fifties, sometimes it was even into their sixties, and in those days that was considered old; and this guy would lead his army in battles.

Get a guy in his sixties to participate in a game of tag football, or even something more laid back like baseball – forget it, it’s not happening. Why? Because by the time most of us get to forty years old, we’re broken down, due to all the pressure we put on our bodies, both internally and externally.

Working on both is well beyond the scope of this article, but if you can just start on what you eat, and think about how much of your diet is made up of these water-based foods, you’ll be on your way. Once you have that firmly in place, and you’re eating a diet made up of about 60-70% water-based foods on a regular basis, you can start thinking about supplementing that with all the other products available online today.

Liver Cleanse Side Effects Are Worth All The Hassle

When you start a liver detox, and you have no idea what to really expect, the tendency is to believe that things are going to experience some liver cleanse side effects; but at the end of the program, it will be worth it. Well here’s the truth – it absolutely sucks.

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Liver Cleanse Side Effects

How about that? Didn’t expect that from a detox cleansing guru, huh? I’m glad you are taken aback, because one – I’m not a guru, expert, or doctor; so when I dish out my perspective, it’s coming from a real person’s point of view. Number two – even though I sell products online, I’m not the least bit interested in sugar-coating facts in order to get you to buy.

Think about it for a second. When you land on one of the many websites out there that focuses on health and fitness, you’re basically fed two voices. The all-knowing doctor voice that spews out facts about what you’re interested in; or the sleazy salesman – doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman, I’m talking about the persona.

You know what I mean, don’t you? From the minute you land on the page, they’ve designed the site in such a way that they’re selling you something from every angle. So those are the two choices we always have? Isn’t that a little depressing? Is there any wonder we aren’t able to get ourselves on track with our health in this country?

So when I say your detox is going to a pretty crappy experience, guess what? There’s a very good chance you’re not going to be happy while you’re on it. However, the point about it being worth once you get to the end is spot on.

Dealing With Liver Cleanse Side Effects

When you’re done, you’ve reset your system for the next 90 or so days. You can get proactive, and decide to adopt a diet that’s more in line with what a detox entails, or you can go back to the crappy foods you ate beforehand.

Just know that if you decide to go back to your old habits, you are probably going to experience the same stuff you felt during your first detox. Things like headaches, constantly going to the bathroom, constantly passing gas, felling like crap throughout most of the program, bad breath and/or a coated tongue, and last but not least – feeling hungry all the damn time!!

Now if you’re a newbie, and you’re doing this for the first time, like my main man Scar sang in, “The Lion King,” – be prepared. If you don’t experience any of this going through your first cleansing, you are already consuming a detox-like diet, so you’ve created a healthy terrain to begin with; or you are the luckiest SOB on the planet . . . and I salute you.

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How do you minimize this stuff? My question is, “why would you?” It’s your body trying to get rid of all the crap you have allowed into your body – why would you try to stop any of it from coming out? That’s why you’re doing this detox crap in the first place!

If you’re experiencing headaches, drink more water. If you find yourself going to the bathroom more often – good; drink more water. Passing gas a little more than you would like? Excellent – drink some water, and continue to let it rip.

Bad breath? Drink water – think I’m playing? Check it out before you talk bad about it. If that’s not enough, consider coconut oil pulling. Just search it online, there’s more than enough information out there to drive you nuts about it.

Got a coated tongue? Great, means that that the detox is working. Go out and buy a tongue scraper, and wipe all that nastiness off a few times throughout the day. And if you’re hungry, then consume more of the stuff you are allowed to consume during a cleanse – salads made up of nothing but green vegetables, herbal teas, fresh juices, delicious vegetable soups, and green smoothies.

I know it’s not the perfect menu, but honestly – that’s more than enough to get you through a 3 day, 7 day, or even the pimp daddy of them all – the 21 day cleanse. Remember one thing, a cleanse is not meant to be a “pleasurable experience.”

Whoever sold you on that hustled you lovely. It’s a detox because you’ve been polluted. If you can hear me now, I would’ve said that last sentence with my best Tony Montana voice, because it’s true. For your body to function at a high level until the day you meet your maker, you need to make sure you’re doing all the maintenance work under that hood to keep that engine fired up.

The reality is that most people will never get on a detox at all throughout the span of their life – that’s sad. Sure, you may be able to swim through unharmed, like say a George Burns, who smoked cigars every day until he passed away. That guy was incredibly lucky – most of us aren’t.

On a side note, George also said he worked out daily, by getting down on the floor and doing pushups. We have seven major systems of elimination in our body – the colon, liver, kidneys, lymphatics, lungs, skin, and blood.

When you cleanse one, you help them all. If you focus on eating foods that help to strengthen them all, then you give yourself the best chance to function at a really high level – who wouldn’t want to be able to say they experienced that feeling at some point in their life?

Yes, a liver cleanse, or any cleanse for that matter stinks – but you’re going to be thrilled with the results and once you start doing them on a regular basis, they don’t bother you much at all. Like anything else, in the beginning, it’s bad – but if you can persevere through all the discomfort, it gets better, and will you.

How To Cleanse Liver Issues Away With Three Simple Steps

One of the best lines I ever heard was from a movie titled, “Usual Suspects.” In it a character by the name of Kaizer Soze, who is played by Kevin Spacey, says “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.”

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How To Cleanse Liver Today

Well, the greatest trick the marketing world ever did was make the American public believe it needed supplements, cleansing kits, medication, exercise equipment, and a million other things, to be healthy and fit.

When it comes to cleansing the liver, of course you can buy products that help with the process; and I’m not here saying they don’t work, but they should only be used after all other natural options have been exhausted first.

Once again, this is my personal philosophy, and it’s how I believe people should go about doing a detox cleanse of any kind. Once you have followed through on all those options, then you can bring in additional products to help make sure the job is really getting done.

So what are some of the natural ways to cleanse liver issues away? First things first – get rid of crap that does more harm to the liver than good. For example, caffeine and alcohol depot toxins in your liver when consumed in large quantities.

I never drank coffee, and I’m never going to start. I don’t like the way it tastes, so it’s not my cup of tea (pun intended.) However, my mother, and brother, drink the stuff like it’s going out of style, so I understand where a coffee-lover is coming from.

How To Cleanse The Liver

There are some steps you can take to reduce the damage coffee does to the liver. First off, stop drinking the stuff from high-traffic commercial places like Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks. And I say this for one reason, and one reason only – you don’t know how the coffee was made.

See, my brother is a java junkie, so he found a way to minimize the damage so he could keep drinking it. First of all you want to get the highest grade bean possible. That means if you can get it organic – you should.

Next, you want to ground the beans up with a coffee grinder, and brew the coffee within fifteen minutes of grinding the beans. This is coffee at it’s freshest. You want to avoid using commercial sugar, and stick organic alternatives; and avoid adding commercial milk, or creamers, as well.

When you drink fresh coffee like this, you reduce the amount of damage it does on the liver – but do not be mistaken; caffeine does not do a body “good.” Do your best to start reducing the amount of caffeine you take into your system on a regular basis.

The next culprit you want to avoid is alcohol; and there has been so much research done on it, with so much information available about it, it would be a waste of my time even trying to compete with the doctors and experts. Find your favorite search engine, and just search the term “alcohol effect on the liver,” and watch the show begin. You want to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, but realistically – you want to work on getting it out of your life for the rest of your natural life.

After you get rid of those two jokers, you want to start flooding your system with clean water. Something that is readily available for us to drink, is hardly consumed by the majority of folks here in the U.S. I was watching a podcast with one of my favorite comedians interviewing someone, and the lady being interviewed is talking about her problems with diabetes as she pounds down a liter of Coca-Cola.

See, that to me is insane; but she doesn’t see it – so to her it’s fine. If she really knew had bad that was to her system, in general, never mind the fact that she already has diabetes, I believe she would never touch the stuff.

The amount of water you want to drink is entirely up to you. I’ll tell you what I do. I’m 165 lbs. on a regular basis. Sometimes I go up when I start lifting heavy, other times I fall down into 50s when I start playing basketball on a regular basis – but on the whole, you can catch at 165 for the most part. I drink half that amount in ounces, which would be about 80 ounces of water a day. In other words, a little more than half a gallon of water a day.

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And because our water pipes have been around for 100 years, and longer, at certain places in the city I live in, I need to make sure that water is filtered. I believe everyone drinking from the tap should do the same. Whether you drink well water, or your water is tapped into a city line – throw on a filter, and get to drinking.

Next you want to add lemon to your water and tea. Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you – start drinking tea instead of coffee if you can. In fact, you probably want to make it green tea, without sugar, which has antioxidants in it that help increase the liver’s ability to function properly. The reason you want to use lemon in this tea, and in your water is because it has agents that help the liver produce bile, and prevent the buildup of gallstones.

Lastly, you want to begin adopting a detox diet on a normal basis. Once or twice a week, you may want to substitute a meal for a green smoothie. You want to make sure that 60% of your overall diet is water-based, meaning is made up of fruits and vegetables. You want to eat in a way that resembles the diet of our cousins, the primates.

I know, sounds nutty. I understand, but when you realize that our genetic makeup is almost identical to them – you start to notice how we’re different, and yet, how we are exactly the same. They do not have our ability to think, and reason – but we don’t have their muscle density, bone structure, and strength. Everything else is basically the same.

They have a chain of command that looks the same as we find in our world. Every pack is dominated by an alpha, pretty much the same way we live in our own society. And it’s the same with both men and women – there is one person that dominates, while the rest just follow his or her lead.

However, the way they eat is something we almost never take a look at; and align with our own eating behavior. Primates eat a diet made up mostly of water-based foods, but every now and again they eat meat – and that’s pretty much the same way I believe we should eat as well.

Eat fruits and veggies for the most part, with veggies making up the largest part of your water-based foods; which means making fish, fowl, or meat a smaller part of your plate – with carbs being the smallest.

When you can adopt these simple steps into your life, you help your liver function at a high level, and you give yourself the best chance to live a much healthier and, I believe, happier life.