Serious Weight Loss Begins With This
Five Reasons Your Liver Is Begging You To Detox by J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com (3/13)
Years of poor dietary habits and an influx in the use and ingestion of an
increasing amount of harmful chemicals have left tens of millions of people
with far too many toxins in their body, a phenomenon which can be especially
harmful to the liver. The good news is there are ways to essentially "detoxify"
your liver, and in doing so, greatly enhance your overall health, as well as
the functioning capacity of the liver itself.
According to Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, "the
liver regulates most chemical levels in the blood and excretes a product called
bile, which helps to break down fats, preparing them for further digestion and
absorption." But when your body is consistently exposed to harmful chemicals
and substances, the liver takes a beating and, quite frankly, is unable to
perform at peak capacity.
A liver cleanse is one of the best ways to lose weight. Cosmetic and physical
reasons aside, slimming down to your body's peak weight is always a good thing,
in terms of health, and a liver detox is a great way to cut the extra pounds.
"Many people are unaware that the liver is highly instrumental in the breakdown
of fat. In every respect, the liver is just as essential to weight loss as are
the intestines and the stomach," says the Global Healing Center. "The liver
produces bile, which is used by the digestive system in the breakdown of fat.
When you cleanse your liver, you help it promote the production of bile, which
will in turn assist your body in metabolizing fats. If you are serious about
losing weight, then a liver cleanse should definitely be placed at the top of
your priority list."
Liver stones - keep them at bay. These appear in your liver where there is too
much cholesterol in the body. The cholesterol then causes bile to harden into
crystalline stones that can then create blockages, thus inhibiting the liver's
ability to rid the body itself of toxins and return nutrients to the body.
Liver detoxification can rid your body of up to 300 of these "stones" at one
As the liver goes, so goes your body. Detoxifying your liver will essentially
detoxify your entire body, so it makes sense that in order to detoxify your
body, it is best to begin with the organ that is actually responsible for body
detoxification. "The liver is the gateway to the body and in this chemical age
its detoxification systems are easily overloaded," says LiverDoctor.com.
Liver detox will give you an energy boost. Purifying your liver will do for you
what other people drink coffee or other unhealthy "energy" drinks for - give
you a boost of vigor to make you more mentally alert and productive throughout
your day. "The liver is an organ of transmutation. By this, we mean that it
changes one substance into another," says Global Healing Center. "Liver
cleansing will restore this proper supply of nutrients to the body and
noticeably increase your energy for exercise and daily activities."
Do you want to look - and feel - younger? Removing toxins from the body's
ultimate toxin filter will cause your skin to look brighter, healthier and more
resilient, as the liver's renewed ability to break down fat will assist you in
toning up and feeling better than you have in years.
Okay, so, liver detox: How to do it? Here's one way, using unsweetened cranberry
juice, orange juice, water and a few other ingredients:
-- Combine one cup of unsweetened cranberry juice with seven cups of water,
bring to a gentle boil, then remove from heat.
-- In a tea ball (or tied-off coffee filter) add 1/2 tsp of ginger, 1/2 tsp of
nutmeg and one tsp of cinnamon in the cranberry/water mixture for 15 minutes,
-- Add 3/4 cup of orange juice and 1/4 cup of lemon juice to mixture and stir,
then stick it in the refrigerator.
-- Make sure you weigh yourself before and after your detox.
-- When you wake up, drink one cup of the cranberry mixture. Then alternate the
next hour with a full cup of water. Then drink a cup of the cranberry mixture
the next hour and water the next hour and so on until you finish the mixture.