Time for a liver detox

It is the subject of much debate — is it the heart or the liver that is the most hard-working organ of the body? Most people might answer the heart. And yet others will say it’s the liver. While experts maintain that it is the brain. Be that as it may, it is high time we pay attention to these super organs.

Since one of the most-often asked questions pertains to the liver, let’s start with this cone-shaped, three-pounder of an organ the size of a football.

The liver is a cone-shaped, three-pound organ the size of a football.

Primary roles

  • Metabolism of protein, fat and enzymes
  • Storage of minerals, vitamins and glycogen
  • Activation of enzymes
  • Bile production and excretion
  • Excretion of drugs, cholesterol, hormones, bilirubin
  • Synthesis of plasma proteins like albumin and clotting factors

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    Lemon water.

Liver cleanse

  • Water. One of the most effective of beverages is plain H2O. Drink 12 to 15 glasses
  • Lemon water. Squeeze one-fourth of a lemon in an eight oz glass of lukewarm water. Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Ginger tea or ginger water. Boil ginger slices in water for five minutes and drink the natural tea. Or place ginger slices in a pitcher of water and drink it as your infused water all day.
  • Green tea. A cup or two of green tea after meals supports digestion and breakdown of fats.
  • Turmeric tea. A well-known anti-inflammatory, this tea is an effective cleanser.
  • Grapefruit juice. This citrus fruit is a popular choice of dieters.

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    Green tea.

Give the following items a rest by not consuming them for two weeks minimum:

  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Animal proteins
  • Nuts
  • Sugar
  • Oily and fried foods
  • Alcohol

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    Support regimens include meditation.

Support regimens

  • Daily Exercise
  • Breathing exercises
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation

Affirmation: “If I can believe it, I can become it.”

Love and light!

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