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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 2 Day Juice Cleanse Can Do Wonders For You

I’ve expressed several times on this site, the value of cleansing out your digestive system to help regulate your inner environment, and maintain some sense of normalcy in a world that is bombarded by toxins – toxins that constantly find their way into your body.

The best way to accomplish is either through what we at DetoxCleansingDiet.org call detox fasting or detox cleansing. Although this may seem like semantics, we find that after we go over the differences between the two, our clients find it easy to understand, and even more important – easy to implement; so let’s get into it.

A detox fast consists of drinking liquid, and liquid only. Sure other fasts out there, are built around not eating at certain points in the day, and eating at others – and this is why we make sure our clients know that our way is just that – our way. It is not the definitive way, and if you want to go out and do your own thing; that’s your choice. But here at DetoxCleansingDiet.org a detox fast is drinking filtered, or distilled, water with a pinch of Himalayan sea salt, and a squirt of fresh lemon juice, to structure the water of for maximum benefits.

Himalayan sea salt is supposed to contain 84 minerals and elements, although I haven’t been able to find an actual study that outlines these elements; so it might be more hype than anything else. However, Dr. Barbara Hendel’s published work, titled, “Water and Salt, The Essence of Life” states that this kind of sea salt is important maintaining a healthy balance of electrolytes (the stuff you have no idea what they’re talking about in Gatorade commercials), helping the kidney get rid of excess acidity, and regulating blood sugar.

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The lemon juice helps you maintain a healthy amount of alkalinity in the body, balancing your pH levels. It helps reduce inflammation in the joints, helps flush out toxins, aids digestion and helps with the production of bile, and a whole host of benefits. So we take these two elements and add them together, and we stress that this structured water be consumed at room temperature – never cold. Cold water causes veins to constrict, which makes it harder for the trace elements to reach your blood stream.

Other drinks that are allowed are mixed greens that have been broken down into a fine powder you can mix with water. The producers of these greens claim that the greens “come to life” at the cellular level when they are mixed with water. Who’s to say if this is really true or just clever marketing, but one thing it doesn’t do is hurt you – that’s for sure. If you are going to buy greens, make sure to get a product with only the best quality of greens – organic.

The last liquid are fresh green juices, and these are juices with nothing else but green vegetables; which have a high level of chlorophyll in them. Chlorophyll helps the digestive process, helps formulate hemoglobin and red blood cells, and detoxifies toxins that can lead to cancer just to name a few of the benefits.

These three kinds of liquids are used during a fast, which can last as long as three days.  We don’t advocate going longer than three days on a fast because the metabolism actually slows down, as the body goes into self-preservation, believing it is in the beginning stages of a starvation. This process then releases the stress hormone known as cortisol, which causes a whole host of problems – most importantly, storing the belly fat known as “visceral fat.” Fasting can also damage muscles, which occurs because there are such high levels of cortisol in the system. All this cortisol releases amino acids from your muscles, and converts them into sugar. In other words, your muscles are being jacked for their amino acids – which then helps to break down your muscles.

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There are even more reasons why we don’t advocate fasting past a few days, but this is more than enough reason for most clients before they agree. If you want to do more, once again, that is your business; and we wish you good luck on your journey.

A cleanse is made up of everything found in a fast, but green smoothies are allowed, which is a blend of green foods. Salads can be consumed as well, and in some instances where some of our clients are not able to handle a full “green” cleanse, we give them the option of adding fruits to the mix as well. With a cleanse, because you can eat, and because a smoothie is, essentially, still a whole food that has not been stripped of important fiber, we focus on seven to ten day cleanses. Although it is possible to stay on a cleanse for as long as 30 days, we don’t advocate it; just because it isn’t very practical in the world we live today.

A very easy cleanse to do is a 2 day cleanse, which is just applying everything we talked about, spread out over the course of two days. I believe, anyone can do a 2 day cleanse, even children, although it’s probably not a good idea if they have not been brought up with cleansing as a part of their experience – better to let them grow into pre-teens before introducing the concept to them; and even then it’s going to be hard – believe me, I know from personal experience. My son looks at like I have two heads when I ask him to do a cleanse; but I’m determined, and I know I’ll get him to submit at some point in time!

So there you have it, a cleanse anyone can do. The question is, are you going to read this and say, “Wow, sounds like a good idea,” as you go about your day; or are you going to take the next step and actually implement it in your life? This stuff only works when you work it. Check it out, the worst that can happen is that you last one day – that’s one day more of rest than they are getting now, which only helps.

How To Cleanse Your Liver Of Toxins For A Healthier Life

Did you know your liver was the second largest organ in your body? I didn’t either until I started doing research for these articles. Hey, if you know me, you know I don’t fake the funk. I’m a health enthusiast, not a health expert; and the more I learn about how the body works, the more I’m amazed at how awesome it is.

The liver is designed to filter out toxins from the blood stream – when it is working properly. These toxins are neutralized through a series of processes. Interestingly enough, some of the chemicals used to break down these pollutants are recycled, and the rest is shipped off to your digestive system through a substance known as bile.

If that was al it did, it will still be a valuable piece of hardware in our complex system; but that’s just the beginning. It also helps to store glycogen and regulate blood sugar levels. It regulates molecules and enzymes involved with protein metabolism.  It breaks down fat and produces cholesterol. It stores iron, copper, and a range of vitamins. It helps to regulate hormones. It neutralizes free radicals with antioxidants – and the most important piece, produces bile.

Bile, which is made up of salts, cholesterol, bilirubin, water, and other compounds, serves two purposes. It helps with carrying away all the crap that was produced during the liver detox process; and dumps it into the small intestine. Obviously that’s an over-simplification, but I like keeping things as simple as possible. Next, the bile, while sitting in the small intestine, also helps the body digest, as well as absorb, fatty foods that aren’t fully dissolved by the stomach and digestive enzymes.

How To Cleanse Liver

If you don’t find that amazing, you’re a little weird in my book. That’s absolutely fascinating to me; and yet, I can understand why so many people are sick, overweight, tired, and getting bigger as each day passes. If somebody like myself, who prides himself in staying in shape, and studies health, had no idea what was going on in my liver, how can we expect everyday working people to know about this too. And when you consider that the majority of doctors do not look at the liver’s health, until it is severely compromised, you can see how most people are in the dark about their bodies.

I believe when people know what’s at stake, they are more akin to making the “safer” decision. But the flip side to that argument are the smoking statistics here in our country alone, never mind the rest of the world where cigarette smoking is exploding. There are more people smoking than ever before, even with all the information we have on smoking – so who knows what people would really do that with that information I guess.

Anyway, detoxing the liver is a good idea to make sure it keeps functioning so that it can help detox your body on a regular basis, ya dig? So let’s find out how to do that.

First up are commercial products that claim their industrial-strength, warehouse-chemical produced pill is going to help detox your body’s organs. Sadly, most people still buy into the marketing hype, and forget to look at the product itself. When you use a bunch of man-made chemical-compounds, and introduce that into the body, it usually causes more harm than good. With that being said, there are still some products being made out there, that keep the body in mind when they are being produced, and they are absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately, they are few and far between; and because there is more care going into their production, they are more expensive than the garbage being peddled through normal media channels, like TV, magazines, and radio.

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So how to cleanse your liver in the best way possible is to take proactive steps to create a healthy environment for it to thrive in.

  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and cigarette consumption as much as possible.
  • Avoid consuming non-foods – crackers, chips, TV/micro-waveable meals, syrups, dressings, etc.
  • Avoid ‘white’ foods e.g. white bread, rice, sugar, cakes, pasta, etc.
  • Avoid fried foods and the use of butter, margarine and processed vegetable oils
  • Avoid toxic pest control in your home and on your lawn, garden or fruit trees.
  • Be wary of the personal care products you use. For example: deodorant, shampoo, lotion, etc. If you see a long list of ingredients you have a hard time trying to say out loud – that’s a clear indication of how potentially dangerous those chemicals can be to your inner environment. There are alternatives, but like anything else – because they are being produced with more care, they require more money to produce; which then gets reflected in the price you end up paying.
  • Ease up on the use of air fresheners, and “industrial-strength” household products.
  • Use plastics the way they were meant to be used. Do not microwave food in plastic containers. Do not store soups, stews, or other liquids in plastic. Instead use glass. Even baby bottles should be glass.
  • When using Teflon, make sure to avoid the pan smoking, which means the release of toxins found within the Teflon.
  • Open your window and ventilate often. If you keep plants around the home, that helps too; because plants are natural air detoxifiers.
  • Get a shower filter and a drinking water filter to clean out your water.
  • Unplug electronics or devices from the wall that are being used on a daily basis – they produce electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) that do have an effect on your body.
  • Adapt a green water-based diet
  • Find out what your body is allergic too, and avoid those foods – eating them puts more of a stress on the body.
  • Go organic when possible
  • Drink at least 100 ounces of water a day
  • Take an appropriate multivitamin and mineral formula
  • Consider adding lecithin to your cereal at breakfast
  • Consider taking the herbal supplement ‘milk thistle’

Now do I expect you to do all of this? Heck no! It took me a few years to be able to adopt this whole list, and there are still times when I have to remind myself to take some proactive steps. This is a process. The idea is to just get started. The faster you begin making a healthy environment for your liver, the healthier you become as well.