What self-care and wellness actions can you take to improve the health of your liver and live longer?
CLEANSE YOUR POOR LIVER THAT HAS TO FILTER ALL THE PRODUCTS YOU PUT IN OR ON YOUR BODY
1. If you have liver problems, chances are you need to cleanse your liver.
You may smoke, live in a toxic environment, take drugs that can tax your liver, eat wrong, and/or drink alcohol. To cleanse
your liver, drink a flush drink for liver cleansing: juice of 1-2 grapefruit or 2 oranges, l clove of garlic and l tablespoon
of olive oil and the juice of two fresh lemons. A sprinkle of cayenne pepper is optional. Drink the mixture for breakfast.
Follow with two glasses of warm water or herbal tea (dandelion leaf or root, oatstraw, peppermint, yarrow,
chickweed or red clover). Eat nothing solid until lunch.
FOODS TO EAT
2. Eat the following foods to cleanse your liver: artichokes, watercress, fresh lemon juice, celery,
3. Take milk thistle (silymarin).
Alternative Medical Review summarized the use of milk thistle and its use in the treatment of hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis
and viral hepatitis.
CHANGE YOUR PAIN MEDS TO PROTECT YOUR LIVER
Take SAMe for pain. This popular supplement works as well as ibuprofen and other pain killers, but
has fewer adverse effects, according to Clinician Reviews. It may also help relieve liver condition symptoms White willow,
a herb, is also very good and can also help your circulation.
CHANGE WHAT YOU EAT
TO PROTECT YOUR LIVER
Avoid all meats ad chicken, unless free range. Avoid fish unless arctic salmon. No sugar, alcohol, coffee or
tea (except herbal), fried foods, processed foods or flours, salt, strong spices, preservatives, additives or synthetic vitamins.
Eat pickles, sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables to stimulate the healthy function of your liver. Other cleansing foods
include pineapple, celery, parsley, watercress and fresh grapes. Eat a lot of steamed vegetable and tofu
meals, concentrating on green vegetables. With lunch and dinner have 2 tablespoons of grated beets with
1 tablespoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Eat bland, avoiding onion, garlic (except in the liver flush
drink), radishes and spices. Avocados are good.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE INFECFTIOUS
infectious hepatitis, take 1,000 mg. of vitamin C every 2-4 hours with a full glass of water; and a calcium citrate-magnesium
capsule; take a B complex capsule, vitamin E, and lecithin (Vegetarian Times/Well-Being).
7. If you
have cirrhosis, try taking zinc as a supplement. In a study reported in the Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, patients
who were given zinc considerably improved after 30 days.
Avoid taking acetaminophen (Tylenol). A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
found that Tylenol was associated with liver toxicity. Use SAMe or white willow instead (see # 4 above).
9. Lose weight if overweight. Every pound you're
overweight puts more strain on your liver and reduces your lifespan.
10.Here's a refreshing and cleansing drink to have first thing
every morning before eating:
1. 1 tablespoon molasses
2. 2 tablespoons aloe vera juice *choose versions
supplied in glass bottles OR 1/4 cup of the whey you get from straining organic plain yogurt + 1 teaspoon sea salt and no
3. 2 thin sliced beets ground up; can use canned beets, but fresh is better
4. Follow with
a shot glass of apple cider vinegar (most critters and cysts and other non-wanteds don't like an acidic environment.)