Improve your liver function
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: Drink clean water
Two litres of glass-bottled fresh water per day.
2:Check for parasites
Some parasites (for example, Shigella) can damage the liver, laying their eggs their. You can take herbal purges.
3:Reduce your red meat and saturated fat consumption
These fats increase your cholesterol levels and strain your liver. Beware junk food, trans fats, hydrogenated fats and oils.
4:Consume good oils and fats
Extra Virgin olive oil, fish oils, nut and seed oils, avocados, coconut oil. All improve your ´good´ HDL levels at the expense of bad fats.
5:Strengthen your liver
Isoflavones, inositol and choline, milk thistle, dandelion, turmeric, boldo tea, magnesium and vitamin K are all know to help clean and/or strengthen the liver.
Keep pesticides and toxic residues out of your system.
6:Reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption
They can poison your liver and cause it further stress. Try herb teas instead.
7:Detox your liver
Good old fashioned Epsom Salts can help clean up your liver. A tablespoon of the type you can consume, should be dissolved in water and taken 30 minutes before bed time. Once a month is sufficient.
8: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.
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.
11:De-stone your liver
A potent mixture of Epsom Salts, olive oil and grapefruit can clear out the gallstones and free the bile flow. Click here for the "recipe".
12: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 all medicines, antibiotics, anti-inflamatories, pain killers, the pill, HRT - but only if your doctor says you can!
Keep pesticides and toxic residues out of your system. Check your toiletries and perfumes too.
Originally published in November 2002 icon