It is immensely important to maintain your liver properly. Your liver is the main tool for excreting toxins out of your body. The liver filters the blood of poisons that get inside us through our skin, respiratory system or digestive tract. The liver is highly instrumental in the breakdown of fat. It also produces bile, which is metabolically necessary for the breakdown and assimilation of fats and proteins from your food. The liver produces hundreds of vital enzymes needed for digestion and other functions. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to “detoxify” your liver and maintain your overall well being.
5 Effective Tips For a Spring Detox to Rejuvenate Your Liver
The most effective way to cleanse your liver is with a coffee enema. For thousands of years, people have been using enemas to cleanse their colons and liver. According to a 1982 study by the National Research Council (NRC), coffee enemas are able to reduce toxicity by up to 700 percent. This is due to the powerful combination of caffeine and other beneficial compounds found in coffee. These substances work together to stimulate the liver to produce more glutathione S-transferase (GST). Glutathione S-transferasea is very powerful detoxifying enzyme that flushes out toxins in the body. One of the important benefits of the coffee enema is better distribution of oxygen throughout the body. How to give a coffee enema.
This technique is performed to help remove toxins in the gallbladder and liver in order to help them stay healthy. A liver flush is often done with a combination of various ingredients including Epsom salts, apple juice and olive oil. The specific ingredients for a liver flush are important because it has to be high in malic acid. The malic acid dissolves and softens gallstones, which makes for a successful liver flush.
When you wake up, drink the juice of 2-3 fresh squeezed oranges and 1/2 lemon mixed with one clove garlic, 1 Tbsp olive oil and a dash of cayenne.
Follow that with a cleansing tea of flax, fenugreek, fennel, comfrey or nettles and mint. You can do this several times a day.
For lunch and dinner have fresh fruit or a vegetable salad.
For centuries beets have been used to eliminate liver toxins and to increase overall health. Beets are beneficial by detoxing the liver as they are high in antioxidants such as; betaine, betalains, fiber, iron, betacyanin, folate, and betanin. Pectin, found in beets, helps flush out toxins from the body. Betaine, contained in beets, promotes the regeneration of liver cells and the flow of bile. It also has a beneficial effect on fat metabolism. In addition, it reduces inflammation in the body, helping all the organs to work properly. Make sure to drink a fresh glass of beet juice 3 times a day.
Milk thistle (here) is among the most popular herbs used for liver detoxification. Milk thistle contains a very powerful liver protectant known as silymarin. Silymarin protects the liver by strengthening the structure of the outer membrane of a liver cell thus preventing toxins from entering the cell. One of the most important properties of milk thistle is it speeds liver regeneration.
Additionally, milk thistle contains antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals. Milk thistle also lowers your levels of enzymes, promotes blood circulation and reduces inflammation. It can be purchased in tea bags, capsules, extracts or tinctures.
Dandelion roots (here) and leaves have been used since ancient times to detoxify the liver and gall bladder. Dandelion contains laxative, liver supportive and diuretic properties. Dandelion leaves have high levels of vitamin A which acts as an effective diuretic. Dandelion leaves also contain vitamin C, vitamin K and are good sources of calcium, potassium, iron, and manganese.One effective way to use dandelion to naturally detoxify the liver is to make dandelion tea. This promotes a gentler liver cleansing process. For dandelion tea, boil 1 part of dried dandelion root with 10 parts of filtered water for about 20 minutes. Let it cool off for another 10 minutes. Strain and drink 1 cup 2 – 5 times a day.
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