A liver detox or cleanse is one of the most important things you can do for your body. The liver is one of the body’s most important organs of detoxification and although it has a very sophisticated and complex detoxification system there is no doubt that its capacity can become overwhelmed by the amount of toxins it has to deal with from today’s toxic environment. Cleansing the liver of gallstones dramatically improves digestion, which is the basis of your whole health. You can expect your allergies to disappear, too, more with each cleanse you do! Incredibly, it also eliminates shoulder, upper arm, and upper back pain. You have more energy and increased sense of well being.
It is the job of the liver to make bile, 1 to 1½ quarts in a day! The liver is full of tubes (biliary tubing) that deliver the bile to one large tube (the common bile duct). The gallbladder is attached to the common bile duct and acts as a storage reservoir (see page). Eating fat, protein, or citric acid triggers the gallbladder to squeeze itself empty after about 20 minutes, so the stored bile finishes its trip down the common bile duct to the intestine.
A liver detox aims to cleanse the liver of toxins by increasing bile flow or supporting the two major detox pathways with specific nutrients from food and supplements. Before you do any liver detox it is vital that your bowels are working well as one of the routes for getting rid of toxins is via the bile which carries the poisons out of the body in the feces. If you are in any doubt then you cannot go wrong by doing a bowel cleanse before you start a liver detox.
There are various versions of this and it is a matter of picking one you like the look of. It involves drinking a lemon juice and oil drink every morning on an empty stomach for 5 days. It can be repeated several times.
Some versions recommend drinking a glass of room temperature pure water first thing in the morning then follow an hour later with the lemon drink. You can start with the lemon and olive oil drink if you prefer or cannot wait the hour.