Sunday, January 9, 2011

Natural ways to Detoxify your Liver

Under normal circumstances, the human body can easily detoxify itself. Within the body, your Kidneys & Liver are the powerhouse for such detoxifying activities. However, living in polluted conditions, having bad habits such as smoking tobacco and drinking large amounts of alcohol (for example), eating a poor diet, and not getting enough rest, can all factor in and overload your system which allows toxic substances & chemicals to build up in your body and organs.

Now, here's where the marketers come into play and try to sell a bunch of asinine products that, well, simply do not work. Surely most of you have heard from one time or another, about some super "detox" product or miracle pill or bogus plan. ...Yes, I'm talking about those things that some people are willing to lose dignity over so they can advertise you baloney products, just to make a profit off of your ignorance, desperation and/or gullibility therein. ...But seriously, unless there is a major medical problem involved, there are many natural ways to detoxify your liver and/or your body, for that matter.

I keep mentioning the liver because, without a doubt, it is your primary filter and processor for such things, and it also carries out numerous amounts of other functions, protein synthesis, and so on. In fact, the Liver is the second largest organ in your body, being that your skin is the largest, since it is technically considered an organ.

Anyway, you don't need to purchase some big "liver detox" products and, once again, under normal circumstances, you typically won't have to do anything at all outside of eating reasonably healthy forms of food and breathing semi-clean air. Enough about that, lets get on with some of the natural methods that you can use, if you are really living a taxed lifestyle.

One easy way to help detoxify your body, is to simply pick a day or two a month, and fast (diet/abstain from food). Just drink plenty of fluids and only eat fruits and maybe a few vegetables, but in general, do not consume much of anything that requires very much digestion. Now this works, but if you're like me and have a fast metabolism, we don't have the pounds or fat reserve to shed just to "detoxify" for a few days. What little extra poundage I have, I need to keep for the days I'm stressed or sick and/or don't feel like eating much. If you're rather plump or of a medium to medium-heavy weight, this may be the perfect method for you.

Okay, if you're looking for foods that are naturally great for detoxifying your liver, try eating more of these sulfur-based consumables:

Egg Yolks, Cabbage, Broccoli, Onions, Garlic, Artichoke, Asparagus, Spinach, and Radishes. Of course, there are others, but these are what I consider to be the "heart of the list."

Beverages such as Coffee, are also known to protect the liver from damage cause by excessive drinking. ...Throw in some Green tea and Chocolate, and you are even more protected from the free radical damage caused by some of these toxic substances.

Vitamin C plays a big role in the initial phases of detoxification. Obviously, anything natural and involves things such as fruits and vegetables, is bound to be good for you, duh! A simple juice diet, works well for many, when trying to purify and/or purge the body from built-up toxic chemicals.

If you're seeking natural herbal supplements, I'd recommend Ginseng, Taurine (non-herbal), and Milk Thistle. If you're interested in reading more about Milk Thistle capsules, and especially if you drink alcohol on a regular basis and smoke tobacco daily, you may want to visit:

Eat, drink, and be merry... Cheers!
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