A liver cleanse is specifically aimed at cleansing this organ and is something that can be done at any time of the year. It simply involves swapping your normal breakfast for a liver drink for one morning (or for three consecutive mornings, as above). This cleanse can give one a really springlike lift, whatever the time of year. Everything associated with spring can be regenerated with this cleanse (after the possible healing crisis): renewed energy levels, a greater feeling of joy, the desire to sing like spring birds, and even the emergence of new creative ideas as sloth and slowness ebb away. If you are feeling sluggish or out of sorts, this method of cleansing is paramount.
People with liver and gallbladder dysfunction will definitely benefit from it. According to iridologists, those people who have brown or yellowish eye colors will particularly find relief with this gentle flushing process. It can also help those people with a history of either prescribed or recreational drug-taking. Cleansing your liver should lead to an improved sense of well-being.
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It is especially effective in breaking down cholesterol in the bloodstream by preventing the formation of fatty deposits along the walls of the arteries. Herbal cleansing once or twice a year will significantly help those people with an above-normal cholesterol level. Start by cutting out all coffee, tea, and alcohol for three days. This will prepare you for cleansing, and already the body will begin releasing toxins, so do drink plenty of water to help flush them through. Four foods are essential to the treatment: olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and ginger.
Virgin olive oil
Helps to oxygenate your body internally; in its unrefined, uncooked state it is a prime antioxidant. Olive oil is monounsaturated fat, which means that it does not clog your arteries with fatty deposits. It also increases the body’s levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) or “good cholesterol”; this allows the blood to absorb more cholesterol so that it may be eliminated by the liver. Therefore it is important to choose the best-quality oil, that is, organic, virgin (first-pressing) olive oil.
Is rich in sulfur and will help the liver perform and clear out better, as well as aid in keeping cholesterol and other levels in check.
Is a wonderful blood cleanser and helps clear out excess acids.
Will help eases any nausea associated with the cleansing and helps to warm the whole body. Leave it out if your liver feels hot or inflamed. To carry out a gentle flush of the liver, you will need to make up a drink to be consumed each morning on an empty stomach.
For one person you will
- 1 cup organic apple juice
- Freshly squeezed juice of 2 or 3 lemons
- 1 cup spring water, distilled water, or
- clove fresh garlic 1
- 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
- 1 ⁄4 inch fresh gingerroot
Lemon juice is a citrus acid that becomes alkaline in the stomach, thereby aiding the cleansing of the digestive tract; it will also emulsify the olive oil. Should you be unable to consume any citrus at the time, use a teaspoon of turmeric instead. The garlic is best crushed before it is put into the blender. Blend all the cleanse ingredients until they form a smooth liquid. Transfer this into a glass and drink it slowly; you can drink some organic apple juice afterward if desired.
Fifteen minutes later, drink a cup of hot peppermint tea (using fresh leaves from the garden if they are available) or dandelion coffee with cinnamon sticks, cardamom, grated ginger, a little licorice, or any other flavoring that you have readily available. If you feel a little headache, it is because you are flushing your system. It will help if you drink plenty of fluids, especially water, and take some exercise. If you are unable to exercise, try hot and cold showers or massage.
Some emotions may also come to the surface — sadness and anger are associated with the liver — but their opposite emotion, joy, often replace these feelings once the cleanse is over. This is a gentle liver cleanse, and it’s important to realize that toxins have been slowly building up in the liver for years. Therefore small steps are probably better in the first instance.
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