5 Step Liver Detox and Cleanse

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Our health and personal well-being depends on well how our bodies remove and eliminate toxins that accumulate in our organs like the liver. Exposure to chemicals from our air, water, food and body care products is a big threat and most of us are in desperate need of a serious detox! A liver flush and cleanse is an excellent way to do this.

One of the biggest and best ways our bodies eliminate toxins is through the liver. The liver is one of the most crucial and overlooked organs in the body. It works to detoxify our blood, to produce bile for digestion and to store essential vitamins and minerals, like iron. If the liver is not functioning correctly, we can't digest and absorb our foods properly.

Here's some of the liver's important functions: (1)

  • Cleansing toxins from the bloodstream.

  • Creating essential chemicals to help aid blood clotting

  • Creates vital proteins and cholesterol

  • Stores essential vitamins and minerals, like vitamin A and iron

  • Processes nutrients absorbed by the intestines to make them more efficiently available

  • Manages blood structure to balance protein, sugar and fat

  • Dissolves and breaks down alcohol and medications

  • Eliminates old blood cells

In order for the liver to do it's job and take care of the body, it has to perform at it's best. When most of us think about liver disease, we often think about life threatening conditions like cirrhosis, or liver cancer. Many also associate these diseases with alcoholism or alcohol-induced, but alcoholism is not the only cause. Here's a list of other things that can may lead to additional liver damage. (2, 3, 4)

  • Obesity

  • Tattoos or body piercings

  • Exposure to certain chemicals or toxins

  • Malnutrition

  • Hepatitis B & C

  • Hemochromatosis (a disorder that causes the body to absorb and store an excess of iron)

  • Ingestion of poisonous wild mushrooms

  • Some medications

Remove Toxins By Cleansing The Liver

Unfortunately in today's world, we are faced with a number of environmental toxins that are all around us. Toxins are hiding in our food, water, places of work and even at home. It's more important than ever to our overall health and well-being that we educate ourselves about the real dangers that can lead to risks associated with impaired liver function.

  • Alcohol abuse

  • Blood transfusions (before 1992)

  • Viruses

  • Unprotected sex

  • Obesity

  • Low potassium levels (5)

  • Prescription drugs

  • Tattoos

  • Autoimmune diseases

Signs Your Liver Isn't Running Like It Should

If you are suffering from any of the signs listed below, you may be suffering from impaired liver function. These symptoms may directly be connected with the risk factors we discussed earlier.

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Dark Urine

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Constipation

  • Bloating or gas

  • Heartburn

  • Jaundice (skin or eyes with a yellowish tint)

  • Trouble losing weight

  • Depression, or anxiety

  • Rosacea

  • Bruise easily

The good news is, you can improve your liver's functioning by cleansing it, so you can start feeling better.

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5-Step Liver Detox & Cleanse

Use these five steps to supercharge your health:

  1. Eliminate toxic foods from your diet.

  2. Eat more potassium-rich foods.

  3. Take a beef liver supplement.

  4. Take cleansing herbs and superfoods to detox and heal naturally.

  5. Drink lots of raw organic vegetable juice

1. Eliminate Toxic Foods from Your Diet

Most of us do not realize that a diet high in fast, processed foods are taxing your liver and putting you at risk of potential health problems. Fruit juices, hydrogenated oils, sweets and snacks with refined sugars, and lunch meats are all considered to be tragically toxic to your wellness.

2. Eat More Potassium-Rich Foods

Are you consuming enough potassium per day? The recommended daily value is 4,700 milligrams per day and chances are, you're not getting enough each day. Eating potassium-rich foods will help you detox and cleanse your liver but they don't stop there. They can also even help lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and support a healthy cardiovascular system. Add these potassium-rich foods to your diet to heal naturally.

Dried Apricots

Dried apricots are an excellent source of potassium as well as antioxidants, easily absorbable (bioavailable) iron, and fiber. A half-cup serving of dried apricots supplies over 21 percent of the daily recommended intake for potassium

Avocados

One avocado a day on average will give you about 20% of your daily recommended amount of potassium. Avocados are not only rich in potassium but they also contain vitamins, minerals, monounsaturated fatty acids (healthy fats), fiber, and antioxidants for optimal, vibrant health.

Bananas

Add a banana to your morning smoothie or just eat it raw on the way to work. Banana's have approximately 450 milligrams of potassium and also contain nutrients that help detox toxins and heavy metals from the body.

Beans

Bean are known to be extremely rich in potassium, fiber and protein. Kidney beans, lima beans and lentil beans are all excellent sources of potassium.

Spinach

Fresh, organic spinach is an amazing source of potassium, vitamins, minerals and plant protein. Add raw baby spinach to salads, smoothies, or vegetable juices to increase nutrient intake and to cleanse the body from toxins.

3. Take a Grass-Fed Beef Liver Supplement

Liver is considered to be a superfood because it's super nutrient-dense. Liver from healthy grass-fed cattle is rich in vitamins, minerals, folic acid and CoQ10.

Unfortunately for most of us, gaining access to quality grass-fed cattle liver is rare and plus it's not the tastiest choice. If you can't stomach eating liver, consider taking grass-fed beef liver capsules. Make sure the liver supplement doesn't contain beef treated with hormones, or fed antibiotics.

4. Take Cleansing, Healing Herbs and Superfoods

Medicinal herbs and superfoods can help heal the body by eliminating toxins and cleansing it from heavy metals. Some of the best herbs to use are dandelion root, milk thistle, and chlorella.

Dandelion Root

Most people are unaware that the common dandelion flower and it's root can actually help your body detox. Dandelion root is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals needed to detox safely.

Dandelion root is a natural diuretic, which means it increases the production of water excretion in the body. Urine is one of the major ways our bodies detox and cleanse themselves, allowing the liver to eliminate toxins more efficiently. It even helps boost the immune system, ease heartburn, balance blood sugar levels, and soothe an upset stomach.

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is known for it's amazing detoxifying properties. It's considered by many to be the "king" of detoxifying herbs making it great for eliminating heavy metals, prescription medications, chemicals and alcohol in the liver.

Milk thistle has also been shown to reduce the negative side effects on the liver after chemotherapy radiation treatments. (6)

Milk thistle can be taken and used in many ways, including teas, capsules and powders.

Chlorella

If you're looking for an all-natural superfood that will supercharge energy levels and help to remove heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from your body fast, then look no further than chlorella. Chlorella is a freshwater algae that's native to Japan and Taiwan. It's rich with phytonutrients including amino acids, beta-carotene and numerous other vitamins and minerals needed to detox and heal the body. Chlorella also contains a high concentration of chlorophyll, which improves liver detoxification by increasing the production of enzymes.

It can be difficult to get the 5-7 servings of vegetables a day recommended by nutritionists and health experts, but by adding chlorella powder to a smoothie or taking it in capsule form, we can easily increase our daily servings of green leafy vegetables and receive the health benefits they provide.

5. Drink Lots of Organic Fresh Pressed Vegetable Juice

To detox the liver effectively, you need to consume a lot of raw vegetables each day. With our busy schedules and modern lifestyles it can be very difficult to eat enough raw vegetables in our diets each day. That's why juicing a variety of raw vegetables can help you easily get all the servings you need. Even the vegetables that aren't your favorites can be quickly disguised and enjoyed by mixing and juicing it with other fresh vegetables!

Juicing is an excellent way to not only get all the green leafy vegetables we need into our bodies fast, but also makes it easier for us to digest and absorb nutrients.

Some of the best vegetables for cleansing the liver include, cabbage, kale and Brussel sprouts. These vegetables can be mixed with a combination of others like carrot, beets, celery, and cucumbers to make a juice that is a powerful cleanser but also tastes good. Try adding in herbs like ginger, parsley or mint to make the juices more enjoyable.

Try our Secret Detox Juice which tastes amazing while helping eliminate toxins and cleanse the liver. The beta carotene in carrots has been shown to help flush out toxins in the body and reduce fat in the liver. (8)

Liver Detox & Cleanse Keys

  • Detoxifying and cleansing the liver helps to clear heavy metals, chemicals, and medications, resulting in optimal liver function and health.

  • To maintain good liver health, its best to practice the 5 steps listed above everyday by eating a healthy diet, rich in fresh organic vegetables.

The 5-Step Liver Detox and Cleanse

  1. Eliminate toxic foods from your diet.

  2. Eat more potassium-rich foods

  3. Take a grass-fed beef liver supplement.

  4. Take cleansing herbs and superfoods.

  5. Drink lots of organic vegetable juice.

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