What is a liver Detox?
How and when should we do a liver detoxification? Liver detox cleanse is a process or detox protocol of cleansing all toxins from the liver to help the liver function optimally. Consider the liver as a filtration system that helps to filter all toxins accumulated from the air we breathe, the water we drink or the food we eat.
These toxins go into the bloodstream causing a variety of health hazards and adverse effects in the way the body functions. In order for the liver to optimize its functionalities, the liver needs to be cleansed and flushed out on a regular bases to avoid stagnation or left over toxins . A clean liver means a better you and helps you to eliminate more toxic materials from the body.
Before we do a liver cleanse it is often recommended to first detox our colon and kidneys before doing a liver detox to avoid the symptoms of detox, and to avoid the toxins from shifting to other parts of our body. We recommend a full body detox to get rid of all the toxins from all the internal organs at once. A full body detox is a protocol whereby all the internal organs are cleansed out at the same time to avert any symptoms of negative side effects such as rash, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, etc.
Some of the detox tips recommended by Dr. Janine Bowring, ND is to squeeze a fresh lemon in a glass of water first thing in the morning. Secondly, is to use a castor oil pack. The way to do castor oil pack is to put the castor oil on a soft cloth, and hold it over the liver for about 45 minutes, covered with a hot water bottle. The third tip is to increase the number of green leafy vegetables in the diet, these greens are usually bitter and help to get rid of toxins from the body.
Some examples of bitter greens are Dandelion greens, Bok choy, and swiss chard which help to detoxify the liver. Number four on the list is the use of herbs that helps the body to eliminate all kinds of toxins from the body. Milk thistle found in the Vita Detox formula help to eradicate most of these toxins from the body and we highly recommend VitaDetox for everyone who wants to look and feel their best. You only have one body, so please do your best to take care of it, full body detox is a great place to start.