Your liver is seven times the size you need and is the only organ in your body that if six-sevenths of it were surgically removed, you will still live and your liver will re-grow to its original size. Every piece of food you eat is processed through your liver as well as 11 pounds of non food chemicals you ingest every year.
Besides genetic defects, your liver can be damaged by Toxicity that occurs from consuming alcohol and storing substances in the liver that cannot be detoxified. Liver damage can also be caused by infection as a result of conditions such as mononucleosis, hepatitis and parasites.
We live in a world of environmental pollutions and infectious diseases, some untreatable. It is vital that you protect your liver; once the liver is damaged it begins to affect every other function and system of your body. For your liver to have optimal health you must allow it to detoxify.
Detox liver with a seven day cleanse regimen to rid your liver and system of impurities. Start by avoiding those foods you shouldn’t eat when on a detox regimen such as red meats, refined sugars, fats. refined carbohydrates and beverages such as coffee, tea and soda. Eat meat in a four-to-one ratio ( four portions of white meat, fish or tofu,) to one portion of red meat and cruciferous vegetables to include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, tomatoes, leeks, chives and collards.
Green leafy vegetables: have chlorophyll that help us in detoxifying the liver and can be had Fruits: full of vitamin C, fiber, nutritious fluids, and all kinds of antioxidants. Besides,
Lemons: Lemons has vitamin C has the ability to convert toxins into a water-soluble form that's easily flushed away.
Green tea: Green tea has great detoxifying effect, it is an antioxidant known for washing out toxin concentration.
Garlic: extremely beneficial for the heart and also flush out wastes from liver by stimulating its enzymes.
Sesame seeds: Protects liver cells from the damaging effects of alcohol and other chemicals.
Cabbage: activates the two main types of detoxifying enzymes in the liver.
Beetroot: contains methonine, one of the main detox enzymes. Beetroot also absorbs water borne pollutants.
Acai Berry: Acai Berry is a purple fruit from jungles of Brazil and Peru. It has high quantity of unsaturated fat and healthy pulp which makes detoxification very easy for the body.
Avocado: contains an antioxidant, glutathione, which binds with fat soluble toxins such as alcohol.
Seaweed: contains ingredients called alginates that prevent the body from absorbing heavy metals.
Seven Day Liver Detox Regimen
Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water and 1 quart of apple juice
Follow this regimen everyday for 7 days to include drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water and 1 quart of apple juice. If you find that you are having sugar withdrawal, snack on raisins, cranberries, cashews, Brazil nuts or pecans
Daily Breakfast: Good old fashion oatmeal with fresh fruits
Daily Classic salad: sliced onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, garlic, chives, tomatoes and leeks. Serve with lemon and Olive Oil dressing.
Daily: Brown rice and four servings of white meat, fish or Tofu
Weekly Regimen: served with meats, fish or Tofu brown rice.
- Monday: Roasted Brussels sprouts.
- Tuesday: steamed broccoli and cauliflower with chopped onions and garlic
- Wednesday:Steam collard greens, serve with black-eyed peas
- Thursday: Sauteed kale in Olive oil with garlic and lemon juice.
- Friday: steamed cabbage with onions and green peppers
- Saturday: Barley and lentils with sauteed mushrooms
Starting Saturday morning and for every 12 hours take one half cup of Olive oil followed by 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts dissolved in citrus juice.
One tablespoon of cod liver oil, 2 cups collard green juice mixed with 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses.
By Sunday morning you will be feeling rather well, energetic and light. You might want to say close to home for this one.
As always consult your health care provider before beginning this regimen.