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15 ways to love your liver


Originally published in November 2002 icon

Your life depends on the health of your liver. Yet for the cancer sufferer it is likely to be in an extremely unhealthy state.

But you can do a lot of things to help it. If you look after your liver it will strengthen, even rejuvinate and most certainly it will look after you.


1: Ways to Love Your Liver
Drink clean water

Two litres of glass-bottled fresh water per day.

Check for parasites

Take a herbal purge; dead pieces of parasites can act as the centre for cholesterol to form gallstones. Groups of bacteria have the same effect. (Garlic helps).

Cut out red meat

It will increase your cholesterol level and strain your liver.

Cut out oils and fats

Especially fried food junk food, dairy, hydrogenated fats & oils, e.g. crisps, take-away chips (olive oil is good).

De-fat your system

Take soya isoflavines, which contain inositol and choline and help de-fat the liver. Turmeric is good too.

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Cut out all alcohol and caffeine

They poison your liver and cause it further stress. Try herb teas instead.

Take natural herbs

Milk Thistle (contains the antioxidant silymarin) an excellent strengthener Boldo Leaf - helps treat gallstones. Try a herbal detox - many proprietary detoxes contain these herbs and more.

Juice vegetables and fruit

Juice diets are rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes, easy to clean out toxins. They also reduce craving for sweet things and alcohol.

Think green

Green salads, green vegetables, chlorophyll rich spirulina, chlorella and barley grass help correct the alkalinity and boost metabolism and the immune system.

Eat sea vegetables; a wonderful source of easily absorbed minerals, they balance the body´s acidity, reduce excess stores of fat and fluid, and help eliminate toxins.

Take coral calcium for its balancing minerals


Sleep helps, it increases melatonin,a natural that neutralises free radicals and regenerates your system. If detoxing, take orthinine - as temporary increased levels of toxins will disturb sleep patterns.


De-stone your liver

A potent mixture of Epsom Salts, olive oil and grapefruit can clear out the stones and free the bile flow. Click here  for the "recipe".

BE CAREFUL. Retire immediately.

Promote bile flow

Globe artichoke (Cynara Scolymus) increases bile flow and toxin removal. Beets, dandelions and radishes also get the juices flowing.


Oxygenate your blood and liver with gentle yoga, deep breathing and brisk walks.

Avoid drugs

Avoid all medicines, antibiotics, anti-inflamatories, pain killers, the pill, HRT - but only if your doctor says you can!

Go organic

Keep pesticides and toxic residues out of your system. Check your toiletries and perfumes too.

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