Liver Cleanse Juice

The liver is the largest organ in the body and has over 700 known functions. Its most important role is the regulation of the body’s metabolism which is partly accomplished by toxin collection and removal. The liver can become overworked by exposure to an excessive amount of toxins. Some examples of toxins are pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals in the air and water, environmental toxins, and over-processed foods containing many unnatural chemicals. An overloaded liver becomes congested and sluggish, and rather than removing toxins from the body, they now become trapped in the liver and eventually spill over into the bloodstream causing other organs to malfunction and eventually liver failure. A person cannot live without a functioning liver and the level at which the liver is operating is an indication of the quality of life of the individual. Therefore it is important to keep the liver operating at as high a level as possible.

An effective way to keep the liver operating at optimum capacity is to combine a daily liver cleanse with a healthy diet. A liver cleanse will clean and detoxify the liver and increase its capacity to remove toxins. A simple and effective liver cleanse is to take 1 drop each of certified therapeutic grade (CPTG) essential oils of lemon and peppermint in 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. This cleanse should be taken daily first thing in the morning followed by a 30 minute wait before eating for maximum effectiveness. This is followed throughout the day by drinking water spiked with CPTG lemon essential oil (3-4drops/qt). The lemon water should be in a glass or SS container instead of plastic because citrus oils dissolve petroleum products and stick to the sides of plastic containers. The liver cleanse binds the toxins in the liver for removal and the lemon water flushes them from the body. As the liver is cleansed, energy, lifespan, and the ability to fight infections increases, excess fat is burned, and overall body metabolism, digestion, and health improve.

While doing a liver cleanse your body may feel very tired. This is a sign that the cleanse is working. Generally, the more sluggish the liver, the more tired you will feel. If your energy level drops too low, cut the cleanse back to every other or every 3 days until you can function as needed during the day. As your liver becomes cleaner, your energy level will gradually increase, eventually leveling out at a higher point than which you began the cleanse. As your energy level increases, if you are not doing the cleanse daily, decrease the days between cleanses until you are doing the cleanse daily.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural liver cleanse that you have tried and would suggest?
    I’ve read about a lot of liver cleanses–juice fasts, lemon juice and cayenne, olive oil, epsom salts, herbal mixes, radish juice etc. Is there a natural (not packaged) liver cleanse that you’ve tried and would suggest?

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  2. QUESTION:
    I was recommended to try a liver cleanse using grapefruit juice, epsom salt, and olive oil.?
    I have had my gall bladder removed. Is it safe to try this cleanse without a gall bladder?

    • ANSWER:
      A cleanse does nothing. It is a myth.

      The human body is an amazing piece of equipment that is self cleaning. You have several organs that get rid of waste products, such as the liver, the kidneys and the intestines.

      Grapefruit juice has vitamin C, which in excessive doses is just passed out via urine. A normal healthy diet will give you the required daily intake of vitamin C.

      Epsom salts will give you diarrhea, which puts you at risk of dehydration and loss of vital nutrients.

      I have no idea what the use of drinking olive oil is. It is a monounsaturated oil, which is considered a healthy oil. Having said that, it is still oil, which is 100% fat.

      All the gallbladder is, is a sac that stores bile. Bile is made by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and released from there into the intestines to aid with digestion, especially fats. After having a gallbladder removed, less bile is secreted, which means food is not as easily digested and this causes diarrhea in about 10% of people.

      Having a diet high in fat (including drinking olive oil!!!) can have adverse effects, such as abdominal pain and diarrhea.

      A liver does not need cleansing.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does juice fasting cleanse the liver as well as the colon?
    will it get rid of any stones in the gallbladder? anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      neither, and no it won’t get rid of gallstones either. The only proven treatment for gallstones is to remove the gallbladder. If any medicine or non-surgical treatment actually worked, doctors would be prescribing it rather than sending patients to the surgeon.

      “cleansing” and “detoxifying” are bogus AltMed concepts that have no scientific basis. They are only linguistically related to the actual medical procedure of chelation therapy…used to treat heavy metal poisoning…which is not to be confused with Alt Med chelation therapy…which does nothing. But you see how people could get confused

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone HERE ever done the Liver Cleanse & Does it really work?
    Hi,

    Has anyone here ever done a Liver Cleanse(by ingesting olive oil & lemon juice)? If so. What happened & did you benefit from it?

    Also can you guide me to a safe guidelines on the net for doing this?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I did the liver cleanse 5 times in 4 years. I have a very “lazy” gallbladder. I used to have migraines every other day, or one week in a row, tinnitus, and not to mention I was scheduled for surgery(gallbladder).After the first cleanse I felt awesome, and I got rid all of those symptoms. Make sure you take acidophilus for at least one week after this procedure. It balance the friendly bacteria, and make your digestive tract function better.

      http://home.bluegrass.net/~jclark/liver_cleanse.htm

  5. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse?
    Olive oil, lemon juice, water, apple juice, garlic. Does anyone know if the garlic is essential as I hate the smell, taste and the way it repeats on me. This cleanse is supported by a herbal solution also.

    • ANSWER:
      Because we can all be sensitive to anything even herbs. I know lots of people who get reflux from Garlic and avoid it because of this. If you find that the Garlic is causing issues with you, try taking it with a larger meal as opposed to away from food and if it still is causing issues stop taking it.

      As beneficial as something like Garlic can be, like any other herbal supplement. If you find you feel sick or ill from any kind of food or herb the safest move is always to just stop eating or taking it and try something else. If your body is overreacting to it than odds are it will be poorly utilized by your body as well.

      If your herbal solution has Dandelion and Milk Thistle than that is enough to begin effectively regenerating and flushing the liver. Just stick with that.

      Liver flushes are great but there are lots of variations of them out there. Dandelion and Milk Thistle Combos are always a good start and have the best track record I’ve seen of any other liver detox program.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does drinking a lot of apple juice negatively affect your liver?
    Does drinking a lot of apple juice negatively affect your liver? My liver feels uncomfortable after I drank a couple glasses of apple juice in the last few days. I researched it and it seems like this is called “liver cleansing”. I am not sure if I should get this checked out or not since it is somewhat uncomfortable. I have been using the bathroom plenty in the last few days as well. Which makes me think that it is “liver cleansing”.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think so as it wouldn’t be recommended to drink if so (e.g. would have the same reputation as alcohol), however it can cause acid erosion if you drink a lot! x

  7. QUESTION:
    How do you use epsom salts on its own as a cleanse for the bowel , liver etc,?
    i have seen the liver cleanse diet using epson salts and olive oil and grapefruite juice , but i don’t want to do all that .

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately the whole concept of detox is an urban myth. It is based solely on the irrational rants of constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as the considered them food only fit for the lower classes to consume. As a result they had little option but to spend their time taking laxatives and purgatives and giving themselves enemas. Provided you have not already done too much damage to your body, your liver and kidneys will deal with problem of removing toxins from your body, as that was what they were designed to do. After that, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start afresh.

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried liver cleansing with epsom salt, olive oil, grapefruit juice?
    Liver cleanse supposedly get rid of gall stone, cures fatigue, improves brain function, is it true, does it work? Is it safe?

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t drink epsom salts. Read the label for warnings. The olive oil and grapefruit juice won’t hurt you unless you have an allergy or are taking medication that is incompatible with grapefruit juice (some meds should not be taken with grapefruit juice.)

  9. QUESTION:
    Do Liver Cleanse’s work?
    I think my liver energy is stagnated and am considering doing a liver cleanse that involves apple juice, epsom salt and olive oil.

    Does anyone know if they work?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing is unhealthy and doesn’t do anything for you.

  10. QUESTION:
    Do Liver Cleanse’s work?
    I think my liver energy is stagnated and am considering doing a liver cleanse that involves apple juice, epsom salt and olive oil.

    Does anyone know if they work?

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  11. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a lemon and a lime-in a liver cleanse it is advised to drink warm water with?
    fresh lemon juice squeezed in-would using juice from a lime serve the same purpose or is there a difference and what would that be?

    • ANSWER:
      I apologize for my previous reply. Thank you for the clarification.

      As you requested, I did some further research upon the topic and found that both lemons and limes seem to work the same way for this purpose.

      The use of lemon or lime varies depending on the area. For example, in some Latin America countries, what we call “Lemon” is called “Limon Amarillo” (Literally “Yellow Lemon”), and they call limes “Limones” (“Lemons”)

      Depending on where did the recipe originated, you may find that they either use one or the other. Some will exclusively say “Lemon Juice”, while others will say “Lime Juice”

      Several recipes call for either one or the other saying “lemon or lime juice”

      Since both are highly acidic the results seem to be pretty much the same.

      In conclusion, the only difference you will notice will be in the taste.

  12. QUESTION:
    liver cleanse / detox without a gallbladder?
    I want to do a liver cleanse / detox (the one with epsom salt, then olive oil, apple juice every 2 hours etc), but had my gallbladder removed. Is this something I can still do without a gallbladder? It sounds like this process helps get rid of gallstones, but I thought there were only gallstones in the gallbladder, not in the liver too? please advise nurses or doctors!
    thanks :)
    alice – nothing about livers on the site.

    • ANSWER:
      ‘Liver cleanses’ and ‘gallbladder flushes’ are not advisable. Firstly, it’s impossible to ‘cleanse’ or ‘flush’ the liver or the gallbladder with anything. Nothing that you swallow enters your gallbladder at any point in the digestive process, and by the time any nutrients from your drink reach your liver, they will not be in a form that have any cleansing effect. The process does not get rid of gallstones, and drinking oil is very, VERY stupid for someone who has gallstones as fatty foods aggravate the problem and can cause a lot of pain and inflammation.

      Also, no, gallstones are not present in the liver. They can pass from the gallbladder into the stomach (which tends to be very painful – trust me, I’ve experienced it) but not into the liver. There are no stones in your liver. If you want a healthy liver, drinking epsom salts, olive oil and apple juice is not going to help you in the slightest, and will simply make you feel ill and cause you to pass lumps of undigested solidified oil in your excrement (which people often mistake for ‘stones’ – hence the myth that this ‘detox’ flushes out gallstones).

      If you want a healthy liver, then eat healthily, don’t consume too much saturated fat and only drink alcohol in moderation. It really is that simple. ‘Liver cleansing’ is a quack remedy that achieves nothing, and will likely make you feel nauseous and do you more harm than good.

      Think about it: if it was possible to cleanse the liver in this way, doctors would recommend it and health insurance companies would make do this cheap process rather than paying out for them to have bona fide medical treatment.

  13. QUESTION:
    somebody advise me to flush and cleanse my liver?
    A friend advise me to take a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice in equal proportion in the morning before breakfast to cleanse the liver. Is it wise.

    • ANSWER:
      THIS IS THE RECIPE AND HOW IT WORKS. JUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
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      1 gallon apple juice (freshly pressed)
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      2 ounces orthophosphoric acid (Phosfood from Standard Process or Ortho phos from Nutra-Dyn)
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      Enema bag and colon tube
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      Coffee
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      Epsom Salts
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      Whipping cream and berries
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      Olive oil

      Protocol:

      1.

      Add one bottle (2 ounces) of orthophosphoric acid to the gallon of apple juice. Shake and refrigerate. Over the next three to five days, drink the gallon of juice (3 to 4 8-ounce glasses a day) between meals. Be sure to rinse your mouth out with baking soda and/or brush your teeth after drinking the juice to prevent the acid from damaging the teeth. Eat normally during the liver flush.
      2.

      On the day following whatever day you finish the gallon of juice, eat your normal breakfast and lunch.
      3.

      Two hours after lunch, drink 1–2 tablespoons of Epsom Salts dissolved in warm water.
      4.

      Four hours after lunch, do a one pint coffee enema.
      5.

      Five hours after lunch, drink 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salts dissolved in warm water.
      6.

      Six or seven hours after lunch, eat a dinner of heavy whipping cream and frozen or fresh berries – as much as desired.
      7.

      At bedtime, drink 1/2 cup of olive oil. A small amount of orange, grapefruit, or lemon juice may be added if desired. Immediately after drinking the oil, go to bed and lie on your right side with knees drawn up for 30 minutes. You may feel nauseated during the night. This is due to the release of stored toxins from the gallbladder and liver. This is normal and a sign that the protocol is working.
      8.

      Upon arising in the morning, do a coffee enema.

      The orthophosphoric acids helps remove calcium and lipids (fats) from the arteries and normalizes cholesterol metabolism. The phosphoric acid working with the malic acid found in apple juice dissolves and softens gallstones. The magnesium in the Epsom Salts relaxes the sphincter of the gallbladder and bile ducts, allowing for the easy passage of the softened, shrunken stones. Finally, the cream and oil cause a strong contraction of the gallbladder and liver, forcing out stored wastes, bile, and stones which easily pass into the small intestine. These wastes and stones are then excreted.

  14. QUESTION:
    I want to fast to cleanse my colon and liver. What do i do? Do I just drink juice and water? And for how long?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your doctor & he’ll give you a big jug with powder in it & you fill it with water prior to your cleansing & drink it all at certain intervals & it sure does clean you out, but it’s an ALL DAY thing & it sure ain’t fun….good luck pal !!!

  15. QUESTION:
    Smoothies or juices to cleanse the liver?
    To prevent bad breath in the mornings

    • ANSWER:
      Sugars cause bad breath. I would drink mint tea for bad breath. Green tea has properties that prevent to growth of bacteria in the mouth.

  16. QUESTION:
    How long before a cholesterol test should you do a Liver Cleanse?
    I did the Liver Cleanse (the one that involves Apple Juice, Epsom Salts, Olive oil and Grapefruit) a week ago, and it was amazing! But I’m having a cholesterol test on Monday morning and was wondering if I’ve got enough time to do another test before then, and whether I should do it on Friday or on Saturday night. How long do you think it would take for the next load of Gallstones to be fully excreted and the cholesterol in the blood to be affected by this second cleanse. Any ideas?
    Actually, that was not a very helpful response. I’ve read the primary sources (I have a PhD so I do that kind of thing :) and know of examples where gallbladder surgery was cancelled because of the success of this non-invasive this treatment. I short, it does work, but appears to be case-dependent. So thanks for the sceptical weblink, but does anyone have a definitive chronology that answers the question? Cheers.

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/flushes.html

      Need I say more?

  17. QUESTION:
    Goji berry juice for liver failure?
    My father has been in the hospital for almost two weeks because his liver has failed due to alcohol (alcoholic hepatitis). The doctors say there is not much they can do so we’ve been giving him alternative medicines like Goji berry juice and lemonade cleanse (lemon juice, maple syrup and Cayenne pepper). Does anyone know if these things could have an adverse effect on his health?
    Thank you for your opinion Gary, the doctor told us he can’t give us his professional opinion on these things because he has no training on them, though he did say it’s okay to try them. So I guess we’re just reaching for the stars.

    • ANSWER:
      He should always ask his doctor before taking anything that could have an effect on his liver. The doctors usually allow you to take it if it won’t hurt you. I had cirrhosis and needed a transplant. They let me take Milk Thistle telling me it was OK because it wouldn’t hurt me, but they didn’t want me taking anything else in line of herbs, and other so called miracle cures that seem to be everywhere. The Milk Thistle never did anything good for me either even though I took it. All you are doing is wasting your money.

      If his liver is failing from alcohol, the best thing he can do for himself is to stay away from all alcohol and see if there is any improvement from that. I’m hoping he has already done that. If his damage is severe enough, he will need a transplant. Transplant centers require 6 months of proven sobriety before they will be considered to get a transplant. After that, they will evaluate to determine if he could be a candidate. The problem is that many alcoholics either do not have 6 months left to live, or they cannot remain sober and give up the alcohol.

  18. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse. How does it work? Which one is best?
    I had my gallbladder removed a couple months ago, but I am still having attacks and my doctor said my liver is being over worked and I have to start a diet and eat healthier. I want to do a liver cleanse to get a “fresh start”, but not sure which one to do. I have read about lime juice, olive oil (etc.) but want to see if anyone has tried it. I do not want to take any pills or anything, just want to do something natural. I have also heard about Mild Thistle. So I guess my question is, has anyone ever done this? Does it work? Will I lose weight? Do I need to be close to a bathroom when I am doing this lol?

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Pain after liver/gallbladder cleanse- what’s going on?
    I recently followed Dr. Hulda Clark’s protocol for Liver/Gallbladder cleanse, which involves a ton of apple juice, epson salt, olive oil, and grapefruit. I followed the protocol, but experienced moderate pain in my side, back, and joints afterward. I repeated the cleanse, thinking maybe I had clogged a bile duct. The pain still remains. I have been drinking alot of water, and made myself a green drink today. I am in pain, what is going on? I can’t afford to visit the doc right now- please only answer if you have experienced/overseen this sort of cleanse, and can suggest something other than going to the doctor. Thanks.
    Update: While the pain was lessening during the last few days, I was still experiencing moderate pain laying in bed each night. I finally went to the ER last night, to find out if I was truly ok. After a CT scan, blood work, and urine analysis, it was determined that the amount of epson salt I took was too much for my kidneys, and I have been experiencing mild toxicity. It has lessened each day, since I had been flushing with green drink and water. My organ enzyme levels and sizes showed completely normal in size, and without infection. After receiving effective pain medication, I was finally able to feel the spasm in my lower back that was keeping me in pain each time I lay down. Doc said more than likely this was suddenly brought on by magnesium toxicity. This was all determined by medical testing, and a day-by-day symptom recall. BUT…

    I made an embarrassing discovery while reporting the amount of epson salt I took for the cleanse: The protocol had called for a certain amount of

    • ANSWER:
      Please don’t listen to people without experience with this cleanse. You don’t say why you did this cleanse or if you were having liver/gallbladder/pancreas sympptoms prior to the cleanse. Yes, you can cause a bile duct obstruction. You would expect to see yellowing of the whites of yer eyes, palms, and eventually your whole skin. You sound like you have flu type symptoms. This may mean you have created more problems in your liver than you have relieved. I have seen many good results with this flush and have had people collect greenish sand and stones that passed with their feces. Most stones are fairly soft and can pass through the duct. You may have inflammation of the gallbladder, liver pathology or something unrelated like the flu. If your symptoms pass quickly don’t worry. Other wise, too bad, so sad. get evaluated and have blood work done. So I hope you arn’t a stoopid person. take my advice by having lab work and ultrasound of the gallbladder etc!!

  20. QUESTION:
    what kind of juices makes your liver best?
    i need to know what kind of juices makes your stomach work properly and helps digestion and improve your liver functionality….e.g liver cleanses,remove hotness of liver.

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry, alavera

  21. QUESTION:
    What kind of herbs for natural liver cleansing treatment & vegetable juicing?
    I want to start a natural herbal liver cleansing treatment so I need help with what kinds of herbs to get. I was told I had a liver disease about 5 years ago so maybe this will be good for my liver. And I want to try a raw food diet but im having trouble with making vegetable juice that actually doesnt taste bad I made this spinach and apple with lemon juice but it looked and smell horrible I just couldnt get myself to drink it any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr Sandra Cabot has written a couple of books on Liver Cleansing and they include tons of recipes. One of her juice recipes is fantastic – we have it every morning minus the garlic. However, you need to make sure you have a heavy duty juicer for the beetroot.

      - 1 x beetroot
      - 2 x sticks celery
      - 1 x apple
      - 2 x carrots
      - 1 x lemon (including skin)
      - bunch of parsley
      - 4 x spinach leaves
      - 1 x clove of garlic

      This juice is actually sweet.

      From other people in this forum, I understand that milk thistle is very good for your liver.

      From the metaphysical realm, the liver is the seat of anger. If you are into that sided of things, then you could consider counselling to help with your liver problems.

      Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    doing a colon/liver detox cleanse SURELY HELP TO LOSE WEIGHT?
    honestly speaking..i missed my menstruation for one year, a woman’s period is rlly impt cos it helps to remove toxins n all,once i started my periods again,i think my hormones created havoc… and also started gaining weight like hell.
    so i thought of doing a liver/colon cleanse to lose some weight and ‘recorrect’ my hormonal problems(if any)

    You guys think i can lose at least 10 pounds if i do this for 5 days? just eat the detox pills,drink tea,water,organic juice through out the detox?

    • ANSWER:
      The notion that your colon needs cleansing is a triumph of marketing. There have been clinical studies, but none produced results backing the claims of colon cleansing products, including that your cravings are reduced.

      Fecal material does not collect, impacted on the colon walls. Fecal material in the colon is not toxic and cannot poison. (Or constipated people would be found dead on the street. “Look, Jerry, there’s another one. Poor bastard didn’t eat enough fiber.”)

      Colon cleansing is quackery, designed to sell you a product you don’t need.

      There is no legitimate reason to cleanse your colon unless you’re getting a colonoscopy. (And the various colon cleansing products marketed on TV and in magazines are not what gastroenterologists want patients to use.)

      Flushing everything out of the colon is not the secret to weight loss or better health. It results in weight loss not because it’s healthy but because poop and future poop weighs something. You’ll feel better because you *believe* you’ve done something healthy, not because you *have* done something healthy.

      More beneficial than a colon cleansing is consistently eating whole grains, plenty of fruit and vegetables, and drinking enough to be properly hydrated all the time. Spend your health care dollars and time on something that’s actually beneficial.

  23. QUESTION:
    does having lemon juice first thing in the morning kills sperms ?
    hi i am pretty much concerned after hearing that having lemon juice daily in the mornning with hot water kills sperms.
    as i was doing this for liver cleansing.

    is it true?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think so… unless you put the lemon juice down your pee hole

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of a liver cleansing that you can do at home?
    Did you try it, and do you think it really worked?

    I was reading about this, and you’re supposed to drink a lot of apple juice for 6 days and then drink water mixed with epsom salts and then another drink with grapefruit right before you sleep, then one more drink with epsom salt in the morning. Anyone heard of this? Anyone do it and can you tell me what you thought?
    This supposedly releases all of the gall stones that have accumulated in the liver. You poop them out after drinking all of this stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, yes, yes…I have done approx. 10

      A great place to talk to others and learn about it and post questions during your liver/gallbladder cleanse is the Liver Flush Forum at www.curezone.com. You’re never alone in what you are experiencing…

      Good docs support this. The ones who would prefer to have your $$$$ for surgery to cut the BG out, NEVER will encourage you! Another example…loads of people take the stones to their docs/have analyzed by labs…the docs who are against anything that takes money out of their pockets will deny they are gallstones…but ER docs and those who see these stones all the time KNOW they are gallstones.

      I am getting ready to start them again this weekend actually…I prefer the Coke Flush (look under recipes at the top of CZ Liver Flush Support page)…get loads more out with that one and it’s not as nasty to choke down.

      The goal is to get stones….if you are really congested, you will get what we call ‘sand’ or ‘chaff’ and it looks like cornmeal (broken stones)….if you are MASSIVELY congested… you will only get colored water for a flush or two.

      GOOD LUCK!! :)

  25. QUESTION:
    Should I do a liver cleanse? What is the right way to do it?

    I have been researching this online, and my mother was telling me about it. People have tons of gullstones in them and it flushes them out. I don’t know too much about what gullstones are or why they are bad, I have read that they are full of toxins. Which I imagine cannot be a good thing to be sitting in your body.
    I read a recipe for this containing epsom salt, grapefruit juice and olive oil. Am I on the right track to do this with a recipe like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Online research is difficult as there is far more bad, wrong and even dangerous “information” out there than facts. It is difficult for the average person to separate the wheat from the chaff. (This board is part of the “bad wrong and dangerous” advice problem)

      “liver cleansing” or “detoxifying” is a common practice in AltMed, especially recommended by Naturopaths. The practice is not supported by scientific evidence. There is no diet/cleanse/purge that will “flush out your gullstones (sic)”. Medical science has looked at those approaches many times and none of them work. I would be grateful if they did, and recommend them to patients, but the fact is they simply don’t work. You don’t mention if you even know that you have gallstones…recurrent right upper abdominal pain after eating a greasy meal is the classic symptom, but an ultrasound is the gold standard test. It’s quite easy for someone to tell you they’ve cured your gallstones if you never had them in the first place.

      Your liver and kidneys are the two organs in your body primarily responsible for removing waste products and acquired toxins. They have evolved fairly efficient and well understood ways of doing this. (Understood by science at least, if not by Alties)
      They don’t need any help from potions like you describe, though that will give you the runs and empty out your digestive tract.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a liver cleansing regime that does not involve epsom salt, something gentle as my?
    system is very sensitive- I once tried grapefruit juice and olive oil and it was a little rough, I was up all night with bad anxiety- I”m tyring to cure my anxiety, so I need something that works gently! thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle benefits are numerous, and it has been used to treat a variety of health conditions. Most important is its role in strengthening and detoxifying the liver.

      A member of the sunflower flower, its black seeds are harvested for medicinal use. The active ingredient within these seeds is called silymarin, which is where the therapeutic benefits lie.

      One of the main benefits is its antioxidant ability, which is more potent than most vitamins. Antioxidants are able to remove toxic chemicals called free radicals from the body. These free radicals cause ceel damage which is the root of disease and premature aging.

      Perhaps the most important milk thistle benefits are its effects on the liver. The liver is one of the most important organs in the body, breaking down nutrients and cleaning the body out. Milk thistle detoxifies the liver as well as protects it against damage from toxins, alcohol and other negative effects.

      Milk thistle benefits the liver in other ways as well: it promotes regeneration and repair of liver cells, reverses liver damage and is very helpful in the treatment of hepatitis and cirrhosis.

      Some milk thistle clinical trials show that milk thistle benefits may include reducing inflammation, decreasing excessive skin cell growth and helping treat endometriosis.

      There are very few known side effects of milk thistle so you probably don’t have to worry about milk thistle dangers if you take recommended dosages.

      It is available online from the store below.

      Good luck & healthy regards,
      Brian

  27. QUESTION:
    Can I pass my drug test in 6 days if I smoke weed once and take a bunch of cleansing herbs? HELP! Suggestions?
    I haven’t smoked in a year so like two hits will get me high. It’s a home drug test. Can I pass it if I take liver cleanse, burdock root, cranberry juice, water, exercise intensely and put bleach in the sample? Will it show up?

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to pass a drug test IS TO NOT USE DRUGS!!!!!!!!

  28. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Dr Hulda Clark liver flush/cleanse tonight or wait until Monday?
    I’ve had about 4 tablespoons a day of apple cider vinegar for a week or 2 plus eaten regular apples and also beetroot, and tried a teaspoon of Epsom salts 2 nights ago in water and a tablespoon last night with no noticeable negative reaction. I have everything I need including spare salts and olive oil just in case a stone gets stuck. I have very mild symptoms, no real obvious signs of STONES necessarily but who knows, I’m only 25.

    The alternative is to wait until Monday, drink about a litre of unfiltered apple juice with acv a day and do another test with 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts on maybe Friday.

    What do you think? I wanna do the cleanse asap and then repeat it fortnightly for a while, but I don’t want to do it if people think I should wait a bit!

    Thanks everyone! :)

    • ANSWER:
      She recommended that you do it on the weekend just in case you have an overwhelming urge to use the bathroom in an inconvenient place/time.
      You don’t have to repeat this too often, and every 2 weeks is really excessive, especially if you don’t have a known problem. This can be very stressful on your system.

  29. QUESTION:
    wat type of juices for liver?
    i need to know what kind of juices makes your stomach work properly and helps digestion and improve your liver functionality….e.g liver cleanses,remove hotness of liver.

    • ANSWER:
      Gastroenterologists–doctors whose specialty includes liver function and disease–insist that no diet cleanses or detoxifies the liver, the colon, or any other part of the body, because our waste products are not toxic.

      Eat a sensible, balanced diet with plenty of fiber. Drink enough water.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to do a full body cleanse for colon, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, candida?
    I was wondering how to do a full body cleanse. I bought some Oxy Powder for my colon; a dry skin brush and some Aztec clay and apple cider vinegar for a full body clay mask for my skin; and some detox foot pads to wear at night. I’m going to eat only fruit and veggies for about 2 weeks and than 2 weeks on juice followed by 1 week of pure water. What other products should I use to cleanse?

    But what about cleansing for other things such as my kidneys, liver/gallbladder, and for candida, and parasites? Should I do this during my fasting/ colon detox or wait a few weeks in between. And what products to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Learn everything you need to know about detox diets, juice fasting, colon health, liver cleansing, and much more at Jon Barron’s web site. He offers the world’s most comprehensive detox program.

      Phase One: The Natural Colon Cleanse
      There is an old saying, “Death Begins In The Colon.” Although an oversimplification, the road to health begins with intestinal cleansing and detoxification–no matter what the disease or problem. And, you miss the big picture when you think it is just about drawing out old fecal matter. We are talking about enhancing each function from your mouth to your anus: digestion, nutrient transfer, waste processing, metabolic functions, toxic drainage, and boosting your immune system. For this program, you MUST do a colon detox before a liver detox or you risk having major toxins push back into the blood stream (since your drain pipe is plugged). Learn More…
      Include A Heavy Metal Cleanse
      Many health ailments–headaches, exhaustion, and muscle cramps–are coming from heavy metal toxicity. It has been implicated in everything from increased risk of Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease to mental retardation and cancer. And, with today’s environmental pollutants, everyone around the globe is at risk. Learn More…

      Phase Two: The Kidney & Gallbladder Cleans
      he National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse estimates that each year, nearly 100,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with kidney failure. More than 100,000 currently have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) due to diabetes, and an astounding 7.7 million have physiological evidence of chronic kidney disease. Yikes! Paramount to good care of the kidneys is reducing the toxic load they have to deal with, especially proteins and chemical contaminants which can build up in the kidneys, slowing their function, increasing acidity and raising blood pressure. However, the more important reason for doing a kidney cleanse in this program is that it softens gallstones, making the Liver Detox much easier. Learn More…

      Phase Three: The Liver Detox
      The liver is so important to our well-being that many healers maintain that most diseases cannot develop in the body (that, in fact, no form of cell degeneration can occur) if the liver is functioning in an efficient, healthy manner. Things that harm the liver: protein in the diet, simple carbohydrates, overeating, drug residues, alcohol, toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, lack of exercise, and more. Liver problems can result in digestive issues, constipation, low energy, allergies, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and infertility. Learn More…

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  31. QUESTION:
    Please share your experiences with liver flush?
    I was recommended liver flush, the one where you take Epsom salts, and then olive oil mixed with grapefruit juice. You are supossed to induce bile flow and thus cleanse the liver. Has anyone done it? How does it feel? How nauseous do you get during the process? Is it painful? How long do you stay ill?

    • ANSWER:
      Gooood grief but that sounds awful! I’ve not heard of it but am curious for any and all answers anyone might have for you on this subject.

  32. QUESTION:
    where to buy carrot juice in NY?
    I want to cleanse my liver and i want to buy carrot juice.
    Where can i find a store that has carrot juice?
    I live in brooklyn.
    please dont’ suggest costco!
    thanks in advance =)

    • ANSWER:
      to to organic guru on kingsbridge I mean they don’t even have this stuff in manhattan And i know this is really far from were you live, but that’s the only place i know of, kingsbridge in located in the bronx, it’s at 2780 university ave

  33. QUESTION:
    Foods that help detoxify your liver?
    Lately I have been drinking a bit more then I should. ( 19 year old College girl on break, partying happens). However I know I have been over doing, so besides the decision to stop drinking for a while, I was Curious to see if anyone knew of any foods/drinks that can help cleanse my liver and kidneys. ( For example I have heard pure cranberry juice can be beneficial. )

    • ANSWER:
      pre cranberry is good for the kidneys.
      liver is water and time.
      I heard german balonia helps the liver.
      vitamin c will detox the body.
      you need to take a liver support pill.
      exercise regularly and drink water and rest.
      Also cut back on whatever is harming your liver.
      switch to beer and wine and get off the liquor.
      Do not go cold turkey on the alcoholism or you could get dt. (delirium tremens)
      yeah also vegies and fruits are natural detoxers.

  34. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried a “liver flush”?
    I was just reading about it online – where you use apple juice, epson salt, and olive oil to “cleanse” your liver. Has anyone tried it and did it make any difference in how you felt?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Liver Enlargement, Hypertrophy, Jaundice, Hepatitis, Gall Stones :-

      #Bryonia. [Bry]
      When there are stitching pains in the right hypochondriac region, Bryonia is the first remedy to be thought of, though for these pains we have other remedies, such as Chelidonium and Kali carbonicum. Under Bryonia the liver is swollen, congested and inflamed; the pains in the hypochondriac region are worse from any motion, and better from lying on the right side, which lessens the motion of the parts when breathing . It is one of the chief remedies for jaundice brought on by a fit of anger. Chamomilla has this symptom, but the Chamomilla patient gets hot and sweats, while the Bryonia patient is apt to be chilly, though he appears hot. There is a bitter in the mouth and the stools are hard and dry, or , if loose, papescent and profuse and associated with a colic. Berberis has stitching pains from the liver to the umbilicus. Chelidonium is distinguished by the character of the stools. Bryonia is pre-eminently a gastro-hepatic remedy, and has pain in right shoulder,giddiness, skin and eyes slightly yellow. Hughes says it hardly reaches true hepatitis.

      #Mercurius. [Merc]
      This remedy has much sensitiveness and dull pain in the region of the liver; the patient cannot lie on the right side. The liver is enlarged. The skin and conjunctiva are jaundiced. The stools are either clay-colored from absence of bile, or yellowish-green bilious stools passed with a great deal of tenesmus. There is a yellowish white coated tongue which takes the imprint of the teeth and there is a foetid breath, loss of appetite and depression of spirits. Leptandra has aching and soreness in the region of the liver and is especially indicated in the lazy livers of city men; but is distinguished from Mercurius in the stools, which are pitchlike and black, accompanied with no tenesmus, but rather a griping and the pains of Leptandra are dull, aching and burning in the posterior part of the liver. The character of the diarrhoea will also distinguish Mercurius from Magnesia muriatica, which is useful in the enlarged livers of puny and rachitic children. Mercurius is the remedy for jaundice arising from abuse of quinine when fever is present. It is a splendid remedy for “torpid liver.” It suits well simple jaundice in children. Cowperthwaite believes that, as a rule, Mercurius dulcis 2X is the most effective preparation of mercury in catarrhal jaundice.

      #Podophyllum. [Podo]
      The principal use of Podophyllum is in liver affections. Primarily, it induces a large flow of bile, and, secondarily, great torpidity, followed by jaundice. It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested liver, when diarrhoea is present. The liver is swollen and sensitive, the face and eyes are yellow and there is a bad taste in the mouth. The tongue is coated white or yellow and the bile may form gall stones. There is a loose watery diarrhoea, or if constipation be present the stools are clay-called. It somewhat resembles Mercurius; it is sometimes called “vegetable mercury.” There are a number of drugs having the symptom that the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth, namely; Mercurius, Podophyllum, Yucca, Stramonium, Rhus and Arsenic. Another symptom of Podophyllum is that the patient constantly rubs the region of the liver with the hand. Functional torpor of the portal system and the organs connected there with indicates Podophyllum. There is constipation, clay-colored stool, jaundice and langour.

      #Chelidonium. [Chel]
      The liver symptoms of Chelidonium are very prominent. There is soreness and stitching pains in the region of the liver, but the keynote for this drug in hepatic diseases is a pain under the angle of the right shoulder blade, which may extend to the chest, stomach, or hypochondrium; there is swelling of the liver, chilliness, fever, jaundice, yellow coated tongue, bitter taste and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar. The stools are profuse, bright yellow and diarrhoea; they may be clayey in color. It is remedy to be used in simple biliousness and jaundice, and in hepatic congestion or inflammation the character of the stools will distinguish Bryonia. Taken altogether, Chelidonium is perhaps our greatest liver remedy; it causes the liver to secrete thinner and more profuse bile than any remedy; it is a useful remedy to promote the expulsion of gall stones, and to prevent their formation. It was Rademacher’s great remedy for gall stones, and Cowperthwaite finds it his best remedy. In simple catarrhal jaundice it is often all sufficient. It affects the left lobe of the liver much less than does Carduus marianus.

      #Digitalis. [Dig]
      When jaundice arises from cardiac diseases, Digitalis may be the remedy. There is no retention of bile, nor obstruction of the ducts, but the jaundice is due to the fact that the liver does not take from the blood the elements which go to form bile. There is present drowsiness, bitter taste, soreness , enlargement and bruised feeling in the region of the liver. Sepia has the yellow sallow face with the yellow saddle across the nose, with stools of bright yellow or ashy color. Digitalis is useful in the worst forms of jaundice if the pulse be irregular and intermittent, and if there be rapid prostration of the strength.

      #Myrica cerifera. [Myric]
      Myrica is an important liver remedy. There is first despondency and also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction, comparing here with Digitalis. There is dull headache, worse in the morning, the eyes have a dingy, dirty, yellowish hue, the tongue is coated yellow. The headache is worse in the morning. The patient is weak and complains of muscular soreness and aching in the limbs; there is slow pulse and dark urine. It is more superficial in action than Digitalis. The jaundice calling for its use is catarrhal and this is the form produced by the drug. The throat and nasal organs are filled with an offensive, tenacious mucus. Dull pain in right side below the ribs no appetite, and desire for acids; unrefreshing sleep.

      #Nux vomica. [Nux-m]
      In liver affections occurring in those who have indulged to excess in alcoholic liquors, highly seasoned food, quinine, or in those who have abused themselves with purgatives, Nux is the first remedy to be thought of. The liver is swollen hard and sensitive to the touch and pressure of clothing is uncomfortable. The first remedy in cirrhosis of the liver. Colic may be present. Jaundice induced by anger also calls for Nux, also jaundice from abuse of quinine, in the former cases reminding of Chamomilla , which is an excellent remedy for biliousness of nervous, irritable women. In the enlarged liver of drunkards, Sulphur, Lachesis, Fluoric acid, Arsenic and Ammonium muriaticum must also be borne in mind, together with Nux. Juglans cinerea causes a jaundice like Nux vomica, with stitching pains about the liver and under the right scapula, bilious stools and occipital headache. Nux must be compared with China, Pulsatilla in liver affections from over-eating. Iris seems to have a solvent action upon the bile, it is especially useful in torpid liver and when gastric disorders result from perversion of hepatic and intestinal functions. Jaundice and constipation. Aloes has biliousness from torpor of the portal system, distension of the liver, bitter taste and jaundice.

      #Lycopodium. [Lyc]
      Lycopodium acts powerfully on the liver. The region of the liver is sensitive to the touch, and there is a feeling of tension in it, a feeling as if a cord were tied about the waist. Cirrhosis. The pains are dull and aching instead of sharp and lancinating, as under Chelidonium. Fulness in the stomach after eating a small quantity. There are no real icteric symptoms, but there is a peculiar sallow complexion. Natrum sulphuricum is useful when the patient has a bad, slimy taste in the mouth and “thinks he is bilious.” There is apt to be weight and aching in the liver; he can lie on that side, but on turning to the left side the liver seems to pull and draw. Natrum sulphuricum is the greatest Schuessler specific for liver affections, and clinically it has often worked well. Dr. Alfred Pope claims that Lycopodium is more useful than any other remedy in old hepatic congestions. Pain in back and right side from congestion will often yield to the remedy.

      #Carduus marianus. [Card-m]
      This remedy is indicated in jaundice with dull headache, bitter taste, white tongue with red edges, nausea and vomiting of a greenish fluid. There is an uncomfortable fullness in the region of the liver, the stools are bilious and the urine golden yellow; there is sensitiveness in the epigastrium and right hypochondrium. Burnett regards a dark brownish patch over the lower part of the sternum as a useful hint for Carduus, and in such cases he observes that both the liver and heart are at fault. The presence of “liver spots seems to be a special indication for the remedy. Biliousness following la grippe has been cured with Carduus. Hydrastis has a bitter taste and chronic torpor of the bowels, lack of appetite, coated tongue and yellow urine. Carduus resembles Aloes. Hale says that it stands between Aloes and Hamamelis in its action on the veins. It has been used in gall stone colic successfully in the tincture, and it deserves a trial before resorting to opiates.

      #Sulphur. [Sulph]
      Sulphur is suitable to chronic affections of the liver; it increases the flow of bile and there is much pain and soreness in the liver. Sulphur often completes the cure commenced by Nux. Liver complaints from abuse of mercury will oftentimes call for Sulphur. If the stools are colorless and if much jaundice or ascites be present Sulphur is contra-indicated. Lachesis, however, has jaundice, as do all snake poisons, and is useful in the enlarged livers of drunkards, with tenderness on pressure and throbbing in the right side. Jaundice from sexual excesses call for Cinchona. Dr. Thayer, of Boston, recommended Cinchona in biliary calculi,and Dr. Williams,of Augusta, Me., has had success with Ipecac in this connection. Burnett claims that Hydrastis is the best remedy in gall-stone colic. Berberis vulgaris is also an important remedy in gall-stone affections.

      #Phosphorus. [Phos]
      Phosphorus is homoeopathic to fatty degeneration of the liver, with well marked soreness and jaundice. The stools are grayish white. Cirrhosis and atrophy may also call for Phosphorus. The jaundice is indicative of organic diseases, and the remedy is a useful one in malignant diseases of the liver. Digitalis has also been recommended in acute yellow atrophy. Jaundice accompanying pneumonia may also call for Phosphorus.

      #Taraxacum [Tarax]
      This is a decided liver remedy, and the indications are a mapped tongue and a bitter taste in the mouth, chilliness after eating, pain and soreness in the region of the liver and bilious diarrhoea. Kali bichromicum also has a mapped tongue. Yucca filamentosa has a pain going from the upper region of the liver to the back and a bad taste in the mouth. The stools are loose and bilious, accompanied with much flatus. The face is yellow and sallow and the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth. Another remedy used in bilious troubles is Euonymus; it has intense heavy, wearing, occipital headache, the stools are deficient in bile, and it is useful in cardiac disturbance from inaction of the liver. Euonymus 2X is an admirable remedy in hepatic congestion. Dr. Wm. E. Leonard says: ” In the case of torpid livers with tendency to attacks of biliary colic, it anticipates and prevents the colic.” Chionanthus has biliousness, sick headache, coated tongue, nausea and complete anorexia. It is remedy highly recommended for biliary calculi. Jaundice and hepatic pain are its indications. It overcomes catarrh, liquifies the bile, prevents the formation of calculi and promotes the discharge of those already formed. Sluggish circulation in the liver with the long train of symptoms resulting therefrom are indications. Ptelea has sharp pains in right hypochondria, distress in liver and constipation.

      Taken from :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/liver-sym…

      Take the remedy which is the most similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless You

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the max amount of fresh barley juice I can give my wife per day. I plan on doing this before eachmeal
    My wife has breast cancer in her spine, hip, shoulder, and liver. She is experiencing tumor fever. I have been giving her 4 ounces of fresh Barley grass juice each morning. She just started drinking 4 ounces before each meal, 12 ounces per day. Can we add more juice between meals? How will we know we have reached her limit? We have been told that wheatgrass would be to cleansing but that Barley grass was strengthing. I have not been able to find much information on the web about the benifits of one jiuce over the other. All references to information specifically reguarding direct comparisons of these two juices would be appreciated. We accept full responaceability for the actions we take.

    • ANSWER:
      I guess thats fine! But if she doesnt want it than dont nag her to do it! :-P

  36. QUESTION:
    Information on vinegar, lemon & lime juice, honey, maple syrup?
    Okay so much is going on now-a-days with Bragg’s vinegar, lemon, lime juice, unfiltered raw natural honey, and maple syrup? How are all of these suppose to support the body? Does anyone have any suggestions on these remedies that are suppose to clean the gallbladder, liver, the body etc.? I’m just trying to see if any of you have done these cleanses & what were your results? Were you happy? Do you still conduct the cleanses periodically? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      These are all great whole food products. You can attain recipes that mix them in various ways. A pure, organic, aged vinegar (I prefer Italian white wine vinegar) contains natural acetic acid and acetobacteria – naturally occurring beneficial vinegar probiotics. Lemon/lime is acid to taste and highly beneficially alkaline in the body. It is know to assist in detoxification, targeting the kidneys as well as helping to balance pH. True, unheated, raw honey is an amazing food. It has legendary immune health benefits to support healthy digestion, skin, energy levels and to soothe sore throats. It is full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Maple syrup, as an excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc. Hope this helps. Best of health to you.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there such a thing as an overactive liver?
    Any time I eat anything that is cleansing- garlic, onions, vegetable juice, etc, my liver or intestines get so cleaned out that I get tired for days and all of my serotonin- which is in abundance since I use estrogen patches and my thyroid medicine, which has no additivies and is compounded from a pharmacy, get washed out.

    We have been slowly building up the amount of T3 and T4 in my compounded slow release thyroid medicine to improve my metabolism and digestion and my saliva is running like wild and stomach juices are majorly increasing every time we up the dose.

    For 10 months, and I am not exagerrating, I have only eaten chicken, eggs, lamb, hamburger, zuccini without skins, avocado, boiled spinach because if I eat anything else the fiber in the food “:washes” out the serotonin and thyroid medicine in me and I am back to feeling exhausted all the time. I have many doctors, psychiatrist who is happy that I do not need antidepressants after switching to estrogen patches in January, an endocrinologist who tried every kind of thyroid medicine with me before we found success with the compounded thyroid, and my general practioner has tested me for all sorts of things. My exhaustion is going away unless I try a food with fiber (asparagus, for example) or get diarrhea or try a supplement.

    So I do not use spices, fresh fruit or veggies, supplements in my stomach, or take shots.

    When I got a tb test last fall I had the same reaction I have had to organic unsalted almonds, boiled asparagus, acidophilus capsules- there was a “washout” of my brain chemicals- serotonin and I was sad and depressed and needed to sleep a lot.

    Adding the compounded thyroid medicine allowed me to stay up until 11 at night for the first time in 4 years so we know we have the right medicine.

    The only remaining issue is the digestion. Has anyone heard of anything like this? Have you heard of a liver or intestines that get too cleaned and cause this?

    I do not have any odd bathroom behavior, I do not do anything cleansing like enemas on purpose, I do not take anything other than the foods I listed and I eat them prepared at home by me.

    I am planning to introduced cultured sauerkraut juice if I can get to the point where my body takes it without putting me to sleep.

    Any idea of a liver specialist or someone who might get this? I have been on less than the restrictive diet of Dr. Campbell McBride of the Gut and Psychology Syndrome book-she works with autistic children- and I am still too restricted to try what she suggests. No one gets this or has an idea so don’t feel bad if you can’t.

    thanks for any suggestions or any liver specialist suggestions.

    Kathy

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the max amount of fresh barley juice I can give my wife per day. I plan on doing this before each meal
    My wife has breast cancer in her spine, hip, shoulder, and liver. She is experiencing tumor fever. I have been giving her 4 ounces of fresh Barley grass juice each morning. She just started drinking 4 ounces before each meal, 12 ounces per day. Can we add more juice between meals? How will we know we have reached her limit? We have been told that wheatgrass would be to cleansing but that Barley grass was strengthing. I have not been able to find much information on the web about the benifits of one jiuce over the other. All references to information specifically reguarding direct comparisons of these two juices would be appreciated. We accept full responaceability for the actions we take.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no amount that has been established as a safe dose of that stuff. Someone gave me about a half glass of that stuff years ago and I felt a lot worse straight off. The saving grace was that I felt a lot better when I had a violent vomitting bout and was able to throw it up several hours later.
      I personally wouldn’t do either. If you want to find out a place that has done some research on this stuff, have a look at the site listed.

  39. QUESTION:
    If you’ve ever done a gall bladder/liver flush,is it painful/uncomfortable?
    u know those w/recipes of lemon juice, olive oil,ect
    u take a weekend off to drink weird stuff all day, follow instructions and then later all these gall bladder sones pass through?
    well answer ONLY if you’ve done this AND
    did you experience pains where ur gall bladder is located at all during any time of the “flush”

    I mean if it really is safe, why not do a “cleanse”

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve done it and there was really no pain at all considering I’m a veggie person. The only agonizing thing was the sticking to the routine with the flushing recipe, the trips to the toilet, and finally relieving yourself of the stones which were a plenty if it is the first time you’re doing it. The funny thing is you hear funny sounds on the gallbladder side after you drink the olive oil stuff. Drinking the olive oil stuff was actually the worst part unless you temper it with lemon juice.

      On the other hand, my friend who was into eating a lot of meat had so much discomfort and pain that he did not push through with the flush. There is a 7-9 day flush recipe for meat eaters that starts with vegetarian meals for at least 3 days that should soften the bile to loosen the stones.

  40. QUESTION:
    Liver Gallbladder Cleansing Hemmroids cannot cure… how to?
    I just did liver flush for the 2nd time in 3 weeks. Why? The first time I did… [using Walmut oil, apple juice and lemon to flush] I got a lot of green small ball like thing. Are those GallStones seriously…. also came out a lot of oil from the walnut oil…. I would assume. I was hoping that doing this would help to make my intestine stronger, cleaner. I have some hemmroids just like 1 inch above my anus. It is similar to a small cut like thing.. maybe 1-3 cm or so… It started to get more painful about 6mths ago. I also took some parasite cleansing… The I started eating more healthy like oatmeal, lots of fiber foods, etc. Still the problem is there. I put aloe vera and Preparation H… it help relieve but did not cure… but now less pain after 5 days. What else can I do seriously? Suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Mine went away decades ago when I began eating a whole foods diet high in natural foods with soluble (apples/oatmeal) and insoluble fiber (whole grains).

      This link should have a lot of help for you

      He mentions foods that leech calcium from the system and a big one that does this is cheese so I would get your calcium form green leafy veggies etc.

      Too much protein also does this

      When using any of the herbs he recommends be sure they are organic or wildcrafted (tinctures are superior to capsules)

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Hemorrhoids.html specific info

      For further info on formula proportions see his book the school of natural healing

      http://www.herballegacy.com/search.php?zoom_query=+hemorrhoids general info

      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=school+of+natural+healing&x=0&y=0 book

      also some info here

      http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&client=pub-6092225994159274&cof=FORID:1%3BGL:1%3BLBGC:336699%3BVLC:%23663399%3BALC:%230000ff%3BGFNT:%230000ff%3BGIMP:%230000ff%3BDIV:%23336699%3B&domains=holisticonline.com%3B1stholistic.com%3B+ecomhelp.com&sitesearch=holisticonline.com&oe=ISO-8859-1&sa=X&ei=w6OZTbm4GJDfgQfe8uC7CA&ved=0CAQQBSgA&q=hemorrhoids&spell=1

      for itching apple cider vinegar may help. Use cautiously at first

      Witch hazel as well and this is good or hemorrhoids and being astringent it can tighten the hemorrhoid some

      http://www.holisticonline.com/herbal-med/_Herbs/h310.htm

      if you are looking to make the colon stronger and cleaner, I recommend instead a colon cleanse. The Anthraquinones in the herbs increases peristalsis (rhythmic movement of the colon) Dr Schulze talks of med students putting the laxative herbs on the colon of a dead person and the peristaltic movement of the colon happened. And this exercises the colon.

      It will also clean. The one I recommend is Dr Richard Schulze’s intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 formulas taken as directed. This formula makes the bowel movements softer and easier to eliminate thus reducing straining which can cause/exacerbate hemorrhoids. May even get rid of them

      These are sold at herbdoc.com

      https://web2.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_oscommerce&osMod=category_info&cid=5&Itemid=42

      Similar products using the same formulas are also sold at

      http://www.healmarketplace.com/cartstuff/foundational.html (here called lower bowel formula #1 and #2

      http://healthfree.com/cleanse_detox.html

      Hope this helps

      oh and one of the herbs mentioned at the hemorrhoid page at herballegacy mentions plantain which grows everywhere in certain areas of us. It is often right outside your door in the lawn..grows in lawns and parks. If you get this you can get it free. (try to pick away from traffic areas)

      http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oG7l9Tp5lNLHwAk_VXNyoA?ei=UTF-8&p=plantain&fr2=tab-web&fr=moz2-ytff- the green weed not the banana

      The book healthy healing has a number of suggestions as well (sometimes health food stores keep this as a customer reference book)

  41. QUESTION:
    Does water really help?
    Can drinking more water really help you flush fat from your body, and does lemon juice really cleanse you liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Water is ESSENTIAL in overall body function. It serves as a suppressant, it hydrates which provides soft skin, lips, hair, etc., it help with the assimilation of fat, it stabilizes neurons, it CLEANSES the colon and DETOXES and much much more.

      Forget the lemon juice, cranberry juice, detox, cleansing kit gimmicks because that’s all they are…gimmicks. Plenty of water is all the body needs to assist the liver and digestive system to clean and detox.

      I suggest you search Google for “WATER” and discover the many benefits it offers. Water is your best friend for a healthy body.

  42. QUESTION:
    How can I replace the words beneficial, intoxication and consumption in the following sentences?
    Bitter Gourd juice may be beneficial in the treatment of a hangover for its alcohol intoxication properties. It also help cleanse and repair and nourish liver problems due to alcohol consumption.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi dalida,
      Bitter Gourd juice may aid the treatment of a hangover due to it’s alcohol absorption properties. It also helps cleanse and assists in the repair of liver damage due to excessive alcohol intake.

  43. QUESTION:
    what supplements, products, are safe for detoxifying and cleansing the body, i.e. colon, liver, and organs?
    from the natural cures book..i dont suggest buying it, go to the bookstore, browse through it and take notes..i did it, but there are ways to detox your body and cleanse the body but which ones are recommended.besides juice diets, and taking laxatives.which are healthier and more beneficial?
    you guys are hilarious..no its not constipation, its just cleansing my body of toxins, to see if i feel different. i poo fine..and thank you tissa, lol.

    • ANSWER:
      The best antioxident known to date is grape seed extract. It even crosses the blood brain barrier. It is 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E

  44. QUESTION:
    Acne gets worse before it gets better?
    I have often heard that acne gets worse before it gets better and that this is a sign that your body is releasing harmful toxins and working to make your skin better. I am drinking apple cider vinegar and lemon juice 2 times daily and also cleansing my face 3 times daily with a mild cleanser and moisturizer after. I was told that drinking apple cider vinegar and lemon juice will cleanse my liver and kidneys thus flushing out acne causing toxins through the skin. I am currently having a massive breakout (worse than ever) will my skin get better? Is there light at the other end of the tunnel? *also i’m not allergic to any of the products I am drinking or applying* your answers will be greatly appreciated…thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      well you are washing your face to much. Washing your face to much can cause acne. Try using a good face wash.

  45. QUESTION:
    Sluggish Liver, foods that help clense it.?
    So I have a horrible acne problem and it only seems to be getting worse! nothing my dermatologist gives me is helping, even birth control has only made the matter worsen. I can’t wear any of my clothes and I only feel the need to hide… I don’t have a desire to show up for school either. So with all this extra time I had on my hands I did some Research and I noticed that I had a lot of symptoms of a sluggish liver, acne was one of them. So now I am trying everything in my power to eat right and healthy. No more Fast foods and chocolate for me. I have been drinking hot teas, cold teas and cranberry/pomegranate juice on a daily basis because I hear that is a good liver cleanser. What I am most interested in is a list of foods that strongly effect the cleansing of the liver. I want to change my whole diet around just so maybe I can be a normal teenager.

    • ANSWER:
      I highly recommend a low carb way of eating to balance hormones & bring the body to a state of optimal health.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I do this?
    All right….
    so I got Aloe Vera juice to be used as a colon cleanser.
    I got milk thistle for liver cleansing.

    How much aloe should I be drinking and for how long before I switch to milk thistle? Then how long for that?

    • ANSWER:
      Whoa… What?

      Side effects can occur and consulting a doctor before ingesting any form of aloe vera, including aloe vera juice, is highly recommended. Drinking two to four ounces a day is all that is required to gain the many benefits of aloe vera juice.

  47. QUESTION:
    do gallstones float or sink in water?
    i’m just curious about liver/gallbladder cleanses. they claim that once you finish the cleanse of 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup lemon juice and drink 4T of water and epsom salt. that ur next bm will have “stones” that float in the toilet. does any one know if the sink or swim?

    • ANSWER:
      Your remedy is incomplete. This works better:

      Day 1-5
      For the first 5 days, take 4 glasses of apple juice everyday or eat 4 or 5 apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the 5 days, eat normally.

      Day 6
      Do not eat after 2pm
      At 6pm take a teaspoon of Epson Salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water.
      At 8 pm, repeat the same. Magnesium Sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts.
      At 10 pm, take ½ cup olive oil with ½ cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it slowly. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage.

      Day 7
      In the next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. They usually they float and easy to see in the toilet, since your stool is quite runny.

  48. QUESTION:
    cleansing kidneys and liver detox?
    my girls urinating blood last time i got her to drink cranberry juice and water it stopped after a couple of days but now shes away and its starting again i think she just needs to clean her system becasue her kidneys are trying to detox her body but having some trouble due to lack of fluids.1 am i wrong i think i most likely am.but i wanna ask ne ways. and how can you help ur system detox it self
    not daughter my g/f…
    yeah like i said im not in the same city with her right now and im trying to convince her to go to a doctor.but shes stubborn

    • ANSWER:
      It is never normal to have blood in the urine. Ever. Commonly a bladder infection can cause it or problems with the kidneys. She MUST see a doctor for proper diagnoses and treatment. Don’t treat at home, if an infection is severe enough to cause visible blood it is pretty bad. Cleaning out the system theory is totally incorrect; send her to the doctor, if the problem is with her kidneys you need to know sooner, not later or the problem can get worse and serious.

  49. QUESTION:
    INFO ON THE MASTER CLEANSE lose 20 lbs in 10 days?
    So i found this information that has been used by Beyonce and other actors. Its suppose to clean out your body and turn it into the best feeling you could ever have. You can lose 20 lbs in 10 days. Its suppose to clean out everything down to your liver and kidneys. I want to lose weight but I am nervous to try it. I think you cant eat on it too.

    It says
    2 tablespoons of Organic lemon juice
    2 tablespoons of Organic grade B maple syrup
    1/10 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper
    10 oz of filtered water…. it states that belive it or not it taste great and you have to drink 6-12 servings a day of this and you will rejuvinate your body and that the waste you pass throughout the first couple of days is proof it works that the waste it not normal you can see gallstones of cholesterol and black tar in your fecies from it truly cleansing your body.

    I think that just drinking these 4 things to lose 20 lbs in 10 days is worth it what does everyone else think…SHOULD I TRY IT?
    The web site is

    http://mastercleansesecrets.com/book.php?hop=soulfood03

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry…I hate to disappoint you, but anything that promises those types of results so quickly is surely a bad idea. Its not healthy for your body to lose that much weight so quickly.

      If you want to get some better ideas for healthy, quick weight loss (and I mean quick as in as quickly as you can do it safely) then check this site and read through some of the articles: http://www.nowloss.com/quick-weight-loss-tips.htm

      Did you know that after drinking 17 ounces of water in a day that your metabolism naturally increases by 30% within 10 minutes of drinking the water??? The site offers some truly fascinating tips!! Here’s the link to that page if you want to read about it yourself:

      http://www.nowloss.com/ways-to-speed-up-metabolism-naturally-to-burn-fat-faster.htm

  50. QUESTION:
    HELP? stomach problems?
    hi im 18 i dont eat breakfast, i eat late at night, i dont eat nothing till like 10:00 or 9:00. I eat junk food alot, i eat whole wheat bread alot but lately i’ve ate white bread alot, and it been giving me stomaxch problems i dont eat good at all like i dont have a meal course at all, i sleep late due to computer, im a virgin, on Nov i bought meatball marinara with italian bread footlong in subway, and slept after that and woke up with left side pain in stomach and it stop and came back this year like jan 3 or 4 . i dont drink water like i should only minute maid, those corn syrup drinks like Ssips, which is bad for me, one time i bought a plate of cooked porked chicken and drank a glass of C&C grape soda and next day my stomach was like war gas GAS GAS GAS ALL OVER INTESTINES, it was so loud like whoa, my mom said eat healthy eat vegetables i do but not anymore, i know it bad today i bought pomegranate juice pure in health food store, and im a female my period finished on saturday. and like 2 days ago my left side hurts with gas and i hear it radiated to the right side upper right side, and like the side hurts it never happen before so my mom bought a colon cleanse and liver cleanse and i took it today and yesterday and well t takes time to go into effect, my back hurts also it like a bacteria infection, i only ate yogurt today. i need like a nutrionists who can guide me in eating good food, likw what should i buy? what should i eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner please tell me, my mom has stomach problems it runs in the family and it’s bothering me like burning sensation, gassy, bloated, and i never had that problem it not so severe i give it an 8 , a friend whose a herbal practioner said my alkaline balance is i guess way to high get it back it normal size by eating right but how should i start? like the left pain in my stomach went to the right side with back pain and like why??? what should i do?

    • ANSWER:

      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/diverticulosis/

      check out this link, there have been many studies done on processed foods and the link to all your symptoms. It also shows that you are at a key age for this – diverticulitis


Liver Cleanse Hurt You

Most people wonder where they should start when they are ready to start improving their health. There is so much information on getting healthy and every practitioner or health guru wants you to start with their program. So what do you need to do and where do you go for that information/

If you go back and read many of the books written during the 50′ to 80′s you will find that most of the natural health healers always recommended you start with the colon.

If you go to your health food store you will find numerous colon cleansing products and in health magazine you will finds many advertisements on colonics.

If you first concentration on improving your colon health, you will do your whole body a favor and you will start to feel and be healthier. Because your colon serves your whole body with nutrients and information, you can make a big impact on becoming healthier.

Every part of your body is reflected in the colon. This means that every spot on the colon corresponds to some part of the body. It is through this spot that nutrients and information is sent to that part of the body. Can you imagine if that spot that represents your brain is filled with toxic matter and filled with layer after layer of toxic material that has built up over the years.

When the brain spot on your colon is corrupted, then toxins move readily into your brain and in addition traumatic life incident can readily move into the brain and settle there forever. The toxins in the brain make you senile in old age and the traumatic feeling can activate a heart attack when your heart immune system weakens.

Can you then imagine all parts of your colon walls being covered with toxic matter or being constantly exposed to toxic matter that stays there for 3-5 days because you were constipated? You could expect toxins to be flooding all parts of your body and weaken those parts to the point of failure when you get older.

It is my opinion that if you do anything for your health that you concentrate colon cleansing. This can be done by always eating and living a lifestyle that gives you a natural colon cleanse. Here are three things that you can do as a natural colon cleansing.

1. Change the way that you eat and not what you eat by helping your body during its normal body cycles. The body detoxifies from 8 am to noon, so don’t eat any heavy food during this period. Eat only fruits and vegetables and their juices. This helps to detoxify your colon and other areas of your body.

2. Eat more fiber since this helps to keep your colon clean and free of constipation and of other disease. Get your fiber from fruits and vegetables. For those of you that are over 60, since you may have diverticulosis, avoid these foods, seeds, nuts, black berries, cucumber, tomatoes, wheat, and rye. Avoid those foods with seeds since they my get lodged in the diverticula pockets and cause inflammation.

3. Use a colon cleanse once a year that helps to dissolve built up toxins along the colon walls. Once such product is Oxypowder.

Keeping your colon in good health is your key to your overall health. Plan to remove toxic matter from your colon. Eat a diet high in fiber to keep your colon strong and healthy. And, assist your body to detoxify by eating foods and liquids that digest quickly from 8 am to noon.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anybody ever tried a liver cleanse?
    I’ve done a few liver cleanses.

    Before I did the liver cleanses, all my medications worked normally.

    But AFTER I did these liver cleanses, virtually all drugs (specifically psychiatric drugs) have STOPPED WORKING COMPLETELY! I have very severe depression & severe insomnia. I take very strong sleeping drugs. I take 400 mg Seroquel, 12.5 ambien CR, Klonopin 1mg, 1000 mg Tryptophan, 300 mg Neurontin, and I STILL CANNOT SLEEP!!! My severe depression is killing me because none of my medications work for it.

    All these drugs stopped working EXACTLY after I did the liver cleanses. What could possibly have happened? How could these seemingly benign liver cleanses hurt my body like this? Why on earth did my psych drugs stop working because of a liver cleanse?

    Has anyone else had a similar experience with liver cleansing? I want to hear EVERYBODY’S opinion and input about any experience with liver cleansing.

    Thank you so much!!!
    These liver cleanses were in powder form, called Xymogen Opticleanse GHI.
    The other liver cleanse was epsom salts, grapefruit juice and Olive oil – the second concoction supposedly cleans the gall bladder.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t like to mess with my body’s internal operations except when directed by my doctor such as having a Colonoscopy. It would be a good idea to see your PCP as well as the doctor that prescribed your psych. meds. Let them know about the Liver Cleansing. Hopefully your doctor will help you find medication that will start working for you. Good Luck.

  2. QUESTION:
    how do i heal my body after torturing it so much?
    I got drunk yesterday on a 500ml. of a green Listerine mouthwash product
    it contained regular drinking alcohol together with isopropyl alcohol thymol methyl salicylate and other chemicals which are damn bad for you (I am aware that this was a bad idea; don’t start nagging me now again; it’s just that all the stores we’re closed and I couldn’t get my hands on anything else)
    I was nauseous; puked; had a diarrhea; my liver started hurting really bad for no less than a hour even before I got sober; when I did start getting sober I had a hangover and I had a bad headache
    my feces are still not normal enough
    I’ve just had a meal and I got nauseous again because it contained a lot of sweet food like dates and soy milk
    also I feel a very mild discomfort in my tummy right now (I’m completely sober)
    how bad have I hurt my inner organs and how to make them heal/cleanse them/make them regenerate?
    also – when will my liver and kidneys will be healed enough to accept an 720mg. dosage of dextromethorphan? I wanted to get myself two cough syrup bottles today but I though that I shall wait a little bit to give a chance to my body to get better
    so can you help me out here guys? thanks very much to anyone who shall be kind enough to answer my questions
    PS – Invader Zim cartoons are very entertaining and fun to watch! =D
    have a good day guys
    btw – I’m also planing to try and smoke an acacia tree bark which I suspect to contain DMT
    brandeasy – where do I get some of that stuff dude?
    Jeannette W – I just want to heal my body back to normal
    I don’t really need a rehab
    I’m not addicted
    I don’t drink alcohol too much
    I prefer hallucinogens anyway
    they are much more healthy facinating and spiritual in their nature :p
    so WILL you tell me how to cleanse my liver and stomach now?
    Jeannette W – I already asked not to nag me for that
    I got drunk on Listerine before
    but it was a slightly smaller dose
    and it was a blue listerine and not the green one
    appeareantly the green one contains other more harmibng chemicals then the blue one
    not worth the money
    it’s pretty expensive at where I live at
    Jeannette W – I’ve drinked 3 bottles at ones in previous expiriences and I’m still a live you know
    but thancks a lot man for all those suggestions of how to help myself with the healing process
    so – how’s going? anything interesting lately? do you like pizza =D do you like South Park? what kind of music do you like?
    Jeannette W – c’mon man
    you just worry about stuff too much
    try to relax
    I have a lot of stuff to worry about and I’ve gone through a LOT of sh!t in my life which is even hard to imagine to some certain people
    but I stil try to be cool about stuff y’know

    • ANSWER:
      Get yourself into a detox and rehab center. Seriously. If you keep doing things like this, you will kill yourself, and then you will either have totally blown your one shot or you’ll have to come back and go through everything all over in your next life. Not worth it. Wrecking your liver won’t get you anywhere.

      I’m not going to give you information to enable you to keep doing this to yourself.

      You indicate that you are getting ready to drink two bottles of cough syrup. Bad idea. But you want me to tell you how to be able to do it sooner? Fine. Take loads of milk thistle. Eat lycii fruit (goji berries). It will help the liver. But you may have damaged your organs sufficiently that you need medical attention. Really. The nausea might not be from stomach damage, but from liver damage. You need to get medical attention, and a detox center would be the place most likely to know how to deal with this kind of poisoning.

      Epsom salt is just magnesium sulfate. You can usually find it in a drugstore in the aisle with the laxatives (it is used internally as a saline laxative) or in the first aid aisle, since it is used as a bath or soaking solution for sprains and other soft tissue injuries (it relaxes the muscles). You can also find ti in larger quantities in a lot of garden shops, as it is used as a soil amendment.

      I hope you get through this reasonably intact.

      I’m really not interested in having extended conversations with someone who is so clearly self-destructive. No point. I hope you get the help you need. The entheogens can be potent allies, but they really don’t appreciate players. Be careful.

  3. QUESTION:
    how long will it take for my body to regenerate after this and how can I help it heal faster?
    I got drunk yesterday on a 500ml. of a green Listerine mouthwash product
    it contained regular drinking alcohol together with isopropyl alcohol thymol methyl salicylate and other chemicals which are damn bad for you (I am aware that this was a bad idea; don’t start nagging me now again; it’s just that all the stores we’re closed and I couldn’t get my hands on anything else)
    I was nauseous; puked; had a diarrhea; my liver started hurting really bad for no less than a hour even before I got sober; when I did start getting sober I had a hangover and I had a bad headache
    my feces are still not normal enough
    I’ve just had a meal and I got nauseous again because it contained a lot of sweet food like dates and soy milk
    also I feel a very mild discomfort in my tummy right now (I’m completely sober)
    how bad have I hurt my inner organs and how to make them heal/cleanse them/make them regenerate?
    also – when will my liver and kidneys will be healed enough to accept an 720mg. dosage of dextromethorphan? I wanted to get myself two cough syrup bottles today but I though that I shall wait a little bit to give a chance to my body to get better
    so can you help me out here guys? thanks very much to anyone who shall be kind enough to answer my questions
    PS – Invader Zim cartoons are very entertaining and fun to watch! =D
    have a good day guys
    earwaxyness – no seriously – I’m not an addict
    I don’t drink often enough to have actual withdrawls
    btw – I guess that smoking some DMT now won’t really hurt anyway
    right?
    JLM – no
    I drinked Listerine before
    and I knew that I surely won’t die from just a 500mg. bottle of Listerine
    but it’s true that the time that I’ve drinked Listerine before it was only 2/3 of a bottle and not a full bottle (I didn’t have more at that moment)
    and it was a different Listerine
    the blue one I think (or maybe the green one)
    but this time I drinked a different Listerine which I believe that probably contained some more dagereous chemicals then the previous one
    that sucks really hard man

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a Doctor.. Go Dry.. No not drink…any type of Liquids with
      Alcoholic contents. Drink plenty of water.

      How to get rid of a Hangover When drunk ( which you know how to do)

      http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-a-Hangover

      The liver has some capacity to repair itself. Stopping drinking will always be helpful.

      Try These

      http://www.sensiblehealth.com/

      http://www.puristat.com/livercleansing/default.aspx

      Liver Detox Tea
      Soothing Taste. No Caffeine. Reduce Constipation. Jumpstart Weight Loss

      http://www.drnatura.com/kleritea.php?gclid=CMWSgaK41JoCFRKLxwodE1cFGw

  4. QUESTION:
    Are you risking death by colon ‘cleansing’ ?
    I was quite interested to read a new report that has found no benefit to the practice of ‘colon cleansing’:

    “A search of the literature using the terms ‘colon cleansing,’ ‘herbal colon cleanse,’ ‘colon detoxification,’ and ‘colon irrigation,’ yielded no scientifically robust studies in support of this practice,” wrote Ranit Mishori, MD, of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and colleagues, in the August Journal of Family Practice.”

    I was then shocked to discover the extent to which the activity actually hurts and kills people:

    “Most reports in the literature note a variety of adverse effects of colon cleansing that range from mild (eg, cramping, abdominal pain, fullness, bloating, nausea, vomiting, perianal irritation, and soreness) to severe (eg, electrolyte imbalance and renal failure). Some herbal preparations have also been associated with aplastic anemia and liver toxicity.
    Case reports also have noted back and pelvic abscesses after colonic hydrotherapy, fatal aeroportia (gas accumulation in the mesenteric veins) with air emboli, rectal perforations, perineal gangrene, acute water intoxication, coffee enema-associated colitis and septicemia, and deaths due to amebiasis.”

    The report mentioned that under educated ‘practitioners’ are a likely factor in many of these incidences (probably not that surprising if you can imagine someone without any medical training trying to ram several inches of PVC tubing up yer arris).

    With zero benefits and such a long list of possible hazards, I’m wondering why anyone would subject themselves to such a procedure?
    Hi ladies! Yep, weather is glorious, a bit of a breeze wouldn’t go amiss though. They’re harvesting mint behind my house so everywhere smells of minty summeryness :)
    That’s your justification Marc? You’ve sunk to a new low, an absolutely legendary post!
    Lmao! Appeal to Authority comprehension FAIL!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I saw the article too.

      It’s been well known for some time that there are NO health benefits to colon cleansing – your colon is self cleaning except in the case of disease or mechanical blockage. Adverse effects have been postulated in the past, its good to see some research in this area. Certainly the quacks who sell and promote this treatment have no intention of ever researching the safety aspect – they never do and even if they did, it would be filed away never to be seen.

      Thanks Dave.

      @Marc – you are making an argument from (false) authority. It does not mean colon cleansing works. Furthermore – your Dr Barrett analogy is false AND it doesn’t mean colon cleaning works. If you have any proper evidence that colon hydrotherapy works and as claimed and Dave’s article is wrong, post it.


Liver Cleanse Epson Salts

Liver cleansing is important to minimize all sorts of digestive disorders and keep the body healthy and fit. Liver aliments are quite common feature with many, which sometimes lead to disastrous consequences. Faulty eating habits, like eating too much of junk and spicy foods have become a part our daily life exerting excess pressure on the liver. Retardation of liver functions is observed with aging. Few are aware of this fact and go on taking unhealthy foods leading to liver congestion. The liver has to work more to detoxify and reduce the toxin build up.

Cause of Liver Congestion

Liver congestion is caused due to

1. Faulty eating habits
2. Overeating
3. Obesity
4. Drinking
5. Use of certain drugs
6. Abnormal secretion of growth hormones.

Importance of Liver Cleansing

Cleansing of liver means to flush out harmful toxins from the liver or detoxify the liver. Liver cleansing should be given due importance to stay healthy for longer time. Using Epsom salts and grape fruit juice, liver cleansing process can be safely carried out from home.
Select a particular day for liver cleansing and have a fat less or fruit diet on that day. Strictly avoid taking any medicine on that day. Don’t take any food 3-4 hours before the first course of liver cleansing. Make four servings mixing 4 tablespoons of Epsom salt with 3 cups of fresh grapefruit juice. Drink the first serving in the afternoon and the next serving after two hours.

Squeeze out half cup of fresh grapefruit juice and remove the pulp. Take at least half cup of the juice and add a cup of olive oil to it. Mix it properly and drink the mixture. Go to bed immediately.

Take the third serving of the Epsom salt mixture next morning and the fourth serving after 2 hours. You can get back to your normal diet with fruits after 2 hours.

This cleansing process may result in diarrhea, which also helps in flushing out the gall stones. There are many other ways of liver cleansing using fruit juices, essential oils and herbs. Liver cleansing can be carried out twice a year, but not during the winter season. You can seek the help of a natural health practitioner before taking up this process.

Herbal supplements such as Livoxil capsules are highly beneficial in natural cleaning of liver and maintaining healthy liver functions. Livoxil capsule is uniquely formulated herbal supplement made of potent herbal ingredients that can effectively detoxify and reduce the toxin build up.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you use epsom salts on its own as a cleanse for the bowel , liver etc,?
    i have seen the liver cleanse diet using epson salts and olive oil and grapefruite juice , but i don’t want to do all that .

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately the whole concept of detox is an urban myth. It is based solely on the irrational rants of constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as the considered them food only fit for the lower classes to consume. As a result they had little option but to spend their time taking laxatives and purgatives and giving themselves enemas. Provided you have not already done too much damage to your body, your liver and kidneys will deal with problem of removing toxins from your body, as that was what they were designed to do. After that, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start afresh.

  2. QUESTION:
    parasite and liver cleasnse?
    hi everyone
    want to do the liver cleanse with the epson salt and olive oil but have heard that you need to the parasite cleans before hand.
    Do you really need to do the parasite cleanse????? what wil happen????.
    or can i just do the liver cleanse

    • ANSWER:
      The whole concept sounds misguided to me.
      What parasites? Those caused by the fictional mucoid plaque?
      Don’t abuse your liver – ie with alcohol – and even if you do, withdraw the abuse and the liver is capable of repairing itself.
      Most natural liver detox diets have little science supporting them. Additionally, detox diets are very restrictive and can cause harm if.

  3. QUESTION:
    is it epson salt or epsom salt that is one of the ingredients used in liver cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      i think its epsom salt.

      i found a website that might help.

      i always suggest you talk to a dr.

  4. QUESTION:
    Pain after liver/gallbladder cleanse- what’s going on?
    I recently followed Dr. Hulda Clark’s protocol for Liver/Gallbladder cleanse, which involves a ton of apple juice, epson salt, olive oil, and grapefruit. I followed the protocol, but experienced moderate pain in my side, back, and joints afterward. I repeated the cleanse, thinking maybe I had clogged a bile duct. The pain still remains. I have been drinking alot of water, and made myself a green drink today. I am in pain, what is going on? I can’t afford to visit the doc right now- please only answer if you have experienced/overseen this sort of cleanse, and can suggest something other than going to the doctor. Thanks.
    Update: While the pain was lessening during the last few days, I was still experiencing moderate pain laying in bed each night. I finally went to the ER last night, to find out if I was truly ok. After a CT scan, blood work, and urine analysis, it was determined that the amount of epson salt I took was too much for my kidneys, and I have been experiencing mild toxicity. It has lessened each day, since I had been flushing with green drink and water. My organ enzyme levels and sizes showed completely normal in size, and without infection. After receiving effective pain medication, I was finally able to feel the spasm in my lower back that was keeping me in pain each time I lay down. Doc said more than likely this was suddenly brought on by magnesium toxicity. This was all determined by medical testing, and a day-by-day symptom recall. BUT…

    I made an embarrassing discovery while reporting the amount of epson salt I took for the cleanse: The protocol had called for a certain amount of

    • ANSWER:
      Please don’t listen to people without experience with this cleanse. You don’t say why you did this cleanse or if you were having liver/gallbladder/pancreas sympptoms prior to the cleanse. Yes, you can cause a bile duct obstruction. You would expect to see yellowing of the whites of yer eyes, palms, and eventually your whole skin. You sound like you have flu type symptoms. This may mean you have created more problems in your liver than you have relieved. I have seen many good results with this flush and have had people collect greenish sand and stones that passed with their feces. Most stones are fairly soft and can pass through the duct. You may have inflammation of the gallbladder, liver pathology or something unrelated like the flu. If your symptoms pass quickly don’t worry. Other wise, too bad, so sad. get evaluated and have blood work done. So I hope you arn’t a stoopid person. take my advice by having lab work and ultrasound of the gallbladder etc!!

  5. QUESTION:
    If you’ve done a gall bladder liver cleanse, which recipe did you use 4ur cleanse? I’m serious?
    did you feel seriously ILL
    right b4 all the nasty gunk poured out of the bowels?

    some woman on youtube made a vid advising ppl not even to think abt trying gall bladder liver cleanses.

    but she used strange combos of ingredients i had never heard of b4 …… {epson salt and olive oil???} {SALT?!?!} no wonder she felt sick
    never heard of anyone drinking down a bunch of salt, hmmm

    • ANSWER:
      Lots of good, clean, ph balanced water. If you can get it oxygenated that’s even better.

      Also, I like artichoke and sarsaprilla. It is really a liver cleanse, but by cleansing the liver, you pretty much cleanse everything else…especially the gall bladder.

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried a “liver flush”?
    I was just reading about it online – where you use apple juice, epson salt, and olive oil to “cleanse” your liver. Has anyone tried it and did it make any difference in how you felt?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Liver Enlargement, Hypertrophy, Jaundice, Hepatitis, Gall Stones :-

      #Bryonia. [Bry]
      When there are stitching pains in the right hypochondriac region, Bryonia is the first remedy to be thought of, though for these pains we have other remedies, such as Chelidonium and Kali carbonicum. Under Bryonia the liver is swollen, congested and inflamed; the pains in the hypochondriac region are worse from any motion, and better from lying on the right side, which lessens the motion of the parts when breathing . It is one of the chief remedies for jaundice brought on by a fit of anger. Chamomilla has this symptom, but the Chamomilla patient gets hot and sweats, while the Bryonia patient is apt to be chilly, though he appears hot. There is a bitter in the mouth and the stools are hard and dry, or , if loose, papescent and profuse and associated with a colic. Berberis has stitching pains from the liver to the umbilicus. Chelidonium is distinguished by the character of the stools. Bryonia is pre-eminently a gastro-hepatic remedy, and has pain in right shoulder,giddiness, skin and eyes slightly yellow. Hughes says it hardly reaches true hepatitis.

      #Mercurius. [Merc]
      This remedy has much sensitiveness and dull pain in the region of the liver; the patient cannot lie on the right side. The liver is enlarged. The skin and conjunctiva are jaundiced. The stools are either clay-colored from absence of bile, or yellowish-green bilious stools passed with a great deal of tenesmus. There is a yellowish white coated tongue which takes the imprint of the teeth and there is a foetid breath, loss of appetite and depression of spirits. Leptandra has aching and soreness in the region of the liver and is especially indicated in the lazy livers of city men; but is distinguished from Mercurius in the stools, which are pitchlike and black, accompanied with no tenesmus, but rather a griping and the pains of Leptandra are dull, aching and burning in the posterior part of the liver. The character of the diarrhoea will also distinguish Mercurius from Magnesia muriatica, which is useful in the enlarged livers of puny and rachitic children. Mercurius is the remedy for jaundice arising from abuse of quinine when fever is present. It is a splendid remedy for “torpid liver.” It suits well simple jaundice in children. Cowperthwaite believes that, as a rule, Mercurius dulcis 2X is the most effective preparation of mercury in catarrhal jaundice.

      #Podophyllum. [Podo]
      The principal use of Podophyllum is in liver affections. Primarily, it induces a large flow of bile, and, secondarily, great torpidity, followed by jaundice. It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested liver, when diarrhoea is present. The liver is swollen and sensitive, the face and eyes are yellow and there is a bad taste in the mouth. The tongue is coated white or yellow and the bile may form gall stones. There is a loose watery diarrhoea, or if constipation be present the stools are clay-called. It somewhat resembles Mercurius; it is sometimes called “vegetable mercury.” There are a number of drugs having the symptom that the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth, namely; Mercurius, Podophyllum, Yucca, Stramonium, Rhus and Arsenic. Another symptom of Podophyllum is that the patient constantly rubs the region of the liver with the hand. Functional torpor of the portal system and the organs connected there with indicates Podophyllum. There is constipation, clay-colored stool, jaundice and langour.

      #Chelidonium. [Chel]
      The liver symptoms of Chelidonium are very prominent. There is soreness and stitching pains in the region of the liver, but the keynote for this drug in hepatic diseases is a pain under the angle of the right shoulder blade, which may extend to the chest, stomach, or hypochondrium; there is swelling of the liver, chilliness, fever, jaundice, yellow coated tongue, bitter taste and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar. The stools are profuse, bright yellow and diarrhoea; they may be clayey in color. It is remedy to be used in simple biliousness and jaundice, and in hepatic congestion or inflammation the character of the stools will distinguish Bryonia. Taken altogether, Chelidonium is perhaps our greatest liver remedy; it causes the liver to secrete thinner and more profuse bile than any remedy; it is a useful remedy to promote the expulsion of gall stones, and to prevent their formation. It was Rademacher’s great remedy for gall stones, and Cowperthwaite finds it his best remedy. In simple catarrhal jaundice it is often all sufficient. It affects the left lobe of the liver much less than does Carduus marianus.

      #Digitalis. [Dig]
      When jaundice arises from cardiac diseases, Digitalis may be the remedy. There is no retention of bile, nor obstruction of the ducts, but the jaundice is due to the fact that the liver does not take from the blood the elements which go to form bile. There is present drowsiness, bitter taste, soreness , enlargement and bruised feeling in the region of the liver. Sepia has the yellow sallow face with the yellow saddle across the nose, with stools of bright yellow or ashy color. Digitalis is useful in the worst forms of jaundice if the pulse be irregular and intermittent, and if there be rapid prostration of the strength.

      #Myrica cerifera. [Myric]
      Myrica is an important liver remedy. There is first despondency and also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction, comparing here with Digitalis. There is dull headache, worse in the morning, the eyes have a dingy, dirty, yellowish hue, the tongue is coated yellow. The headache is worse in the morning. The patient is weak and complains of muscular soreness and aching in the limbs; there is slow pulse and dark urine. It is more superficial in action than Digitalis. The jaundice calling for its use is catarrhal and this is the form produced by the drug. The throat and nasal organs are filled with an offensive, tenacious mucus. Dull pain in right side below the ribs no appetite, and desire for acids; unrefreshing sleep.

      #Nux vomica. [Nux-m]
      In liver affections occurring in those who have indulged to excess in alcoholic liquors, highly seasoned food, quinine, or in those who have abused themselves with purgatives, Nux is the first remedy to be thought of. The liver is swollen hard and sensitive to the touch and pressure of clothing is uncomfortable. The first remedy in cirrhosis of the liver. Colic may be present. Jaundice induced by anger also calls for Nux, also jaundice from abuse of quinine, in the former cases reminding of Chamomilla , which is an excellent remedy for biliousness of nervous, irritable women. In the enlarged liver of drunkards, Sulphur, Lachesis, Fluoric acid, Arsenic and Ammonium muriaticum must also be borne in mind, together with Nux. Juglans cinerea causes a jaundice like Nux vomica, with stitching pains about the liver and under the right scapula, bilious stools and occipital headache. Nux must be compared with China, Pulsatilla in liver affections from over-eating. Iris seems to have a solvent action upon the bile, it is especially useful in torpid liver and when gastric disorders result from perversion of hepatic and intestinal functions. Jaundice and constipation. Aloes has biliousness from torpor of the portal system, distension of the liver, bitter taste and jaundice.

      #Lycopodium. [Lyc]
      Lycopodium acts powerfully on the liver. The region of the liver is sensitive to the touch, and there is a feeling of tension in it, a feeling as if a cord were tied about the waist. Cirrhosis. The pains are dull and aching instead of sharp and lancinating, as under Chelidonium. Fulness in the stomach after eating a small quantity. There are no real icteric symptoms, but there is a peculiar sallow complexion. Natrum sulphuricum is useful when the patient has a bad, slimy taste in the mouth and “thinks he is bilious.” There is apt to be weight and aching in the liver; he can lie on that side, but on turning to the left side the liver seems to pull and draw. Natrum sulphuricum is the greatest Schuessler specific for liver affections, and clinically it has often worked well. Dr. Alfred Pope claims that Lycopodium is more useful than any other remedy in old hepatic congestions. Pain in back and right side from congestion will often yield to the remedy.

      #Carduus marianus. [Card-m]
      This remedy is indicated in jaundice with dull headache, bitter taste, white tongue with red edges, nausea and vomiting of a greenish fluid. There is an uncomfortable fullness in the region of the liver, the stools are bilious and the urine golden yellow; there is sensitiveness in the epigastrium and right hypochondrium. Burnett regards a dark brownish patch over the lower part of the sternum as a useful hint for Carduus, and in such cases he observes that both the liver and heart are at fault. The presence of “liver spots seems to be a special indication for the remedy. Biliousness following la grippe has been cured with Carduus. Hydrastis has a bitter taste and chronic torpor of the bowels, lack of appetite, coated tongue and yellow urine. Carduus resembles Aloes. Hale says that it stands between Aloes and Hamamelis in its action on the veins. It has been used in gall stone colic successfully in the tincture, and it deserves a trial before resorting to opiates.

      #Sulphur. [Sulph]
      Sulphur is suitable to chronic affections of the liver; it increases the flow of bile and there is much pain and soreness in the liver. Sulphur often completes the cure commenced by Nux. Liver complaints from abuse of mercury will oftentimes call for Sulphur. If the stools are colorless and if much jaundice or ascites be present Sulphur is contra-indicated. Lachesis, however, has jaundice, as do all snake poisons, and is useful in the enlarged livers of drunkards, with tenderness on pressure and throbbing in the right side. Jaundice from sexual excesses call for Cinchona. Dr. Thayer, of Boston, recommended Cinchona in biliary calculi,and Dr. Williams,of Augusta, Me., has had success with Ipecac in this connection. Burnett claims that Hydrastis is the best remedy in gall-stone colic. Berberis vulgaris is also an important remedy in gall-stone affections.

      #Phosphorus. [Phos]
      Phosphorus is homoeopathic to fatty degeneration of the liver, with well marked soreness and jaundice. The stools are grayish white. Cirrhosis and atrophy may also call for Phosphorus. The jaundice is indicative of organic diseases, and the remedy is a useful one in malignant diseases of the liver. Digitalis has also been recommended in acute yellow atrophy. Jaundice accompanying pneumonia may also call for Phosphorus.

      #Taraxacum [Tarax]
      This is a decided liver remedy, and the indications are a mapped tongue and a bitter taste in the mouth, chilliness after eating, pain and soreness in the region of the liver and bilious diarrhoea. Kali bichromicum also has a mapped tongue. Yucca filamentosa has a pain going from the upper region of the liver to the back and a bad taste in the mouth. The stools are loose and bilious, accompanied with much flatus. The face is yellow and sallow and the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth. Another remedy used in bilious troubles is Euonymus; it has intense heavy, wearing, occipital headache, the stools are deficient in bile, and it is useful in cardiac disturbance from inaction of the liver. Euonymus 2X is an admirable remedy in hepatic congestion. Dr. Wm. E. Leonard says: ” In the case of torpid livers with tendency to attacks of biliary colic, it anticipates and prevents the colic.” Chionanthus has biliousness, sick headache, coated tongue, nausea and complete anorexia. It is remedy highly recommended for biliary calculi. Jaundice and hepatic pain are its indications. It overcomes catarrh, liquifies the bile, prevents the formation of calculi and promotes the discharge of those already formed. Sluggish circulation in the liver with the long train of symptoms resulting therefrom are indications. Ptelea has sharp pains in right hypochondria, distress in liver and constipation.

      Taken from :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/liver-sym…

      Take the remedy which is the most similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless You


Liver Cleanse Diet

Dandelion root is an excellent liver tonic, clearing obstructions, reducing congestion, and stimulating the liver to eliminate toxins through the blood. It promotes bile flow, supporting digestion and it also has a laxative effect. Dandelion root has been used for ages and is still used today, and as studies continue, more benefits of the root are being found. For instance Dandelion root is easily made into a tincture to treat gout, acne, and eczema.

Dandelion root is actually healthy for the entire digestive system and is a really good herb even for those who don’t have serious liver problems like cirrhosis. It is a natural source of protein. It is rich in vitamin A and is an excellent source of vitamin B, C and E. It is also a mild chloretic, that is, an agent for stimulating the release of bile from the liver into the gallbladder. The herb is used to support treatment of a variety of liver and gallbladder disorders, especially the incomplete digestion of fats.
Dandelion root is also known to be an excellent blood cleanser, specifically for the liver, as well as a mild laxative. Inulin, one of the major chemicals in Dandelion, is currently being studied extensively for its immunostimulatory function.

Dandelion root is even used to treat jaundice and hepatitis as well as gall bladder problems. It is an antiviral agent and is used as an appetite stimulant, a digestive aid and may improve the health and function of natural bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Studies have also reported it may help to improve liver and gallbladder function.

Dandelion is also a natural diuretic that is naturally high in potassium. Potassium is often depleted from the body with pharmaceutical diuretics, but dandelion root replenishes the potassium lost from the body.

Dandelion root is also commonly available as capsules and as a hydroalcoholic tincture in addition to being the principle ingredient in numerous brands of coffee substitutes. The practice of ‘juicing’ Dandelion root is also becoming popular.

A leaf decoction can be drunk to “purify the blood”, for the treatment of anemia, jaundice, and also for nervousness. Dandelion root is one of the safest and most popular herbal remedies on the market and is widely used today.

Dandelion root is contraindicated in cases of bile duct blockage, gall bladder empyrema, ileus or bowel obstruction of any kind. In cases of gall stones, seek the advice of a qualified physician.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Should a skinny person go on a fast or liver cleanse diet?
    I’m currently on a liver cleanse diet to hopefully remove toxins from my body but the problem is I am skinny. I lose weight easily and by removing many foods from my diet, I feel like I will lose a lot of weight. Should I even be on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no “build up” of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn’t absorb nutrients.
      Since we reabsorb most of the water in our food and drink through the large intestine, If it was coated with “mucoid plaque”, we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      We “cleanse and detox” 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      A high fiber diet works every time.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.

  2. QUESTION:
    question about a liver cleanse diet?
    is a liver cleanse diet good? what is a good liver cleanse? will it help me lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      they are not healthy for you, if you want a good cleanse eat foods that have lots of fiber in them

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you use epsom salts on its own as a cleanse for the bowel , liver etc,?
    i have seen the liver cleanse diet using epson salts and olive oil and grapefruite juice , but i don’t want to do all that .

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately the whole concept of detox is an urban myth. It is based solely on the irrational rants of constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as the considered them food only fit for the lower classes to consume. As a result they had little option but to spend their time taking laxatives and purgatives and giving themselves enemas. Provided you have not already done too much damage to your body, your liver and kidneys will deal with problem of removing toxins from your body, as that was what they were designed to do. After that, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start afresh.

  4. QUESTION:
    what foods can be eaten on the liver cleanse diet? should this diet go in conjunction with a liver cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      I did a liver/colon/kidney cleanse using pills that I got from a health food store.

      There are ‘diets’ online that you can find and I think they have to do with olive oil, epsom salts, fresh apple juice and water (or something like that). Try using Google. :)

  5. QUESTION:
    When you take liver cleanse pills, do you also need to limit your diet to vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc?
    I currently purchased Enzymatic Therapy Complete Liver Cleanse. It is a 2 week program (you take 3 pills in the morning and 3 before bedtime). I know that I should not be consuming alcohol while taking the pills, but I am not sure if I should also be on a special diet. I am a vegetarian so I don’t consume meat or dairy, but should I also stay away from soy products?

    • ANSWER:
      I know that the pamphlet that comes with that kit mentions a “clean” diet while you are taking the cleanse. Basically-lots & lots of water, low sugar, whole grains, lean protein(including greens & legumes if you don’t eat meat), fruits & vegetables. The less processed the better. Generally speaking, unless you’re eating edamame, soy is processed to make it into tofu or “meat” etc. So I would definitely limit if not completely eliminate the soy while you’re doing the cleanse. Hope that helps!

  6. QUESTION:
    Liver cleansing diet – can anyone recommend a good one?
    My partner and I are looking to do a liver cleansing diet and I would like to find a good one… can anyone recommend one they have already done, and also are there any that are available to view online rather than books?

    • ANSWER:
      Have a quick read of this..tells you what to do andhas an online store for the things ou`l need. Or an easy at-http://www.the-natural-path.com/liver-cleanse.htmlhome one with things you can get from the shops :)

  7. QUESTION:
    I am interested in liver cleansing diet by dr george?
    and I would like to know if it’s the same as the gallstone flush diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know why a doctor would make such a sweeping statement about all homeopathic remedies which have surely been helping people for thousands of years and which have been researched and studied for about as long. Sure there are quacks and scams. But this is not one and I recommend it to you. Watch the 5 short videos (link on the first page) which make more sense and are more simple and logical than most any modern doctor. (Not that all modern doctors or technology is bad). http://onlinehealthjewels.com

  8. QUESTION:
    Who has tried the liver cleansing diet and did it work for you?

    • ANSWER:
      My hubby and I tried the liver cleansing diet a couple of years back now.

      It was fantastic!!

      The food was delicious and easy to prepare and we both lost weight while we were on it.

      Both of us definately felt the benefit of going on it. We stayed on it for about 3 months I think it was and although we are not on it at the moment, we do go back on it every year for about 3 months at a time.

  9. QUESTION:
    The liver cleansing diet: please tell me what you know about it.?
    Did anyone read the Liver Cleansing Diet by Dr Sandra Cabot? Did anyone try it? Is it safe? Did you get real benefits out of it? Was it hard to follow. I need all your feedback, please.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s another one of the many scam diets out there.

      You can’t ‘cleanse’ your liver, all you can do is eat a healthy diet. Don’t listen to me though, listen to a medical doctor: http://www.skeptics.com.au/publications/articles/the-liver-cleansing-diet/

      Edit: ‘Testimonials’ are not proof, unless you are particularly gullible.

  10. QUESTION:
    what consists of a liver cleansing diet?
    i would like to know what to eat on a 7 day liver cleanse

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  11. QUESTION:
    anyone know what the liver cleansing diet is?
    I had quick look online but all results seemed to be books for sale or sign up online to view the diet. If anyone knows what it is could u please let me know. cheers

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid alcohol, drink lots of water and take milk thistle tablets.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does the Liver cleansing diet really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Never do any type of fad diet like these without first seeking the advice of your doctor. You can harm yourself if you don’t.

  13. QUESTION:
    Liver cleansing diet?
    As part of glandular fever I had an elarged liver, I can’t remember the exact stats but I know my liver was producing over three times the amount of products it was supposed to. My doctor told me I would need to go on a “liver cleansing diet”, does anyone know what kind of foods this might involve?
    If you have any idea that would be helpful, thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good cleansing diet for a fatty liver?
    My daughter was diagnosed with a fatty liver. She is overweight and we are working on that with diet and exercise but I have read that cleansing diets are very helpful but would like to find one that doesn’t require me forking out lots of money for supplements that I have no idea what they actually contain.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a fatty liver too
      well all of me is fatty actually

  15. QUESTION:
    What’s the Liver cleansing diet?
    i heard about this old diet (by Dr. Cabbot) that claimed to help u lose weight by increasing your livers functioning…What nutrients or minerals are defficient from this? what are the ones given…help?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don’t want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      You really can’t cleanse the liver and you can’t flush fat from it. Where does this stuff come from? Isn’t this the 21st century? Shouldn’t folks be better informed than to believe this nonsense?

  17. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleansing Diet? Do you recommend it?
    I think I can last 1 or 2 days on just crips fruits/veggies and water, and maybe a week or so without eating fatty fried foods..

    Is it worth it to try?

    Is it worth it to start the diet if I’m going to revert to ‘regular’ foods after a week or so?
    It’s hard to stay away from fried foods and red meat for too long since that’s how my cafeteria prepares most of it’s food.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Whats the BEST diet pill out ?? Also is doing a liver cleanse good for you ?
    Had a baby almost 2 yrs ago and still don’t have the confidence I used to !! I’m a very bubbly/outgoing girl and I find my weight holding me back !! Thanks !!! :)

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  19. QUESTION:
    how to cleanse your liver without pills?
    I want to try a nice liver cleanse, but I’d really like to avoid taking any pills… is there something else I can do? A one-week diet where I eat–this will sound stupid–liver-cleansing foods? :D I’m willing to do anything that doesn’t include taking more pills or anything artificial.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Heather –
      We “cleanse” 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, raw nuts, vegetables,lean meats, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Lots of water ,green tea (antioxidant), and diluted fruit juices.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda. Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body. Some cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Spend your money in the produce department and your body will cleanse itself..
      Good luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    Liver problem diet?
    Hi All

    I am having some kind of problem in my liver. I will know the exact result by next week. Is there any diet I can eat for liver cleanse or good liver functioning. Can I eat Lamb liver. Thanks All

    • ANSWER:
      Concentrate on overall fitness and maintaining a healthy heart.
      Nothing beats healthy eating.
      Eat a combination of lean protein and healthy carbohydrates every few hours throughout the day to speed up fat loss and maintain stable energy levels. For best results, eat six times a day. Weight train intensely, three times per week on alternating days with aerobic exercise three times per week.

      Eat your
      Protein from (lean chicken, fish, egg-whites and beans)
      Carbs from fruits and vegetables
      Drink 10 to 20 glasses water per day NO SODA

  21. QUESTION:
    are there any foods u can eat to help your liver or pancreas?
    im on the waiting list for a liver and pancreas.. but in the meanwhile i want to try and be as healthy as possible. Besides taking pills or hard core diets and liver cleanse diet type things..are theyre any foods that could help me feel better i have cirrosis of the liver due to all the medicines i take for my cystic fibrosis..which also ruined my pancreas and now i have diabetes.. but yea im on a high fat diet soo any answers would help even if your not sure i can atleast try somthing =P thanks! :))

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    serious problems with my liver?
    my liver nction test came back at 476. (normal 35). doc says it may be due to a medication I was on and to stop it and see him in 3 weeks. im worried. who has had liver problems and did you take a liver tonic, liver cleansing diet or anything else?
    thanks any info appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      It could def be due to a medication you were on. Do not worry until there is something to worry about. DO NOT take any liver cleansing pills or anything related. Anything you take should be checked by your Dr first.

  23. QUESTION:
    In Liver Cleansing diets…for Canines?
    In liver Cleanseing/repair diets, One of the ingrediants is Milk thistle.
    Various Recipes use it, My question is if the recipe calls for it. Do i mix it with the main batch of food, or do i give the doses out per feeding or once a day, along with the Multi-vitamin ( infants ) do i put it with each feeding or just in the main batch after the food has been prepared?????
    This is a regiment I am trying for a 7yr old Chiuhauha in mid to late stage Liver Failure, I am trying to extend is quality of life, and hope for some liver healing by lowering the toxins that are present atm.

    • ANSWER:
      Add any supplements just before you are about to give the dog the food.

      Mix it in well and try to feed you dog the very best you can to try and help the quality of life.

      Take a look at the www.barfworld.com website for more information about feeding a naturally healthy raw food diet which is the easiest food for a dog to process. processed dog foods are the cause of a lot of the illnesses found in dogs today and you can help by giving him/her only the best. (always use human grade and not pet food)

      Info on the evils of processed dog food can be found at :

      http://www.thedogbowl.com/PPF/category_ID/37/dogbowl.asp

      I wish you all the best and I hope that your efforts will be rewarded with a happy healthy dog that will continue to bring you love and happiness for many years to come.

      If you have any questions about feedin a BARF diet please message me and I will help you in any way I can.

      ADD:

      A quick comment to the looser below Renz Lopera – You are a twit! Why would you copy my answer and post it Verbatim? Can’t you manage to come up with anything original.. Obviously you have nothing to add so stop being an arse!

  24. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse. How does it work? Which one is best?
    I had my gallbladder removed a couple months ago, but I am still having attacks and my doctor said my liver is being over worked and I have to start a diet and eat healthier. I want to do a liver cleanse to get a “fresh start”, but not sure which one to do. I have read about lime juice, olive oil (etc.) but want to see if anyone has tried it. I do not want to take any pills or anything, just want to do something natural. I have also heard about Mild Thistle. So I guess my question is, has anyone ever done this? Does it work? Will I lose weight? Do I need to be close to a bathroom when I am doing this lol?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    What is diet plan to detoxify liver?
    Which food items should be avoided to cleanse the liver

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Can you combine the Master Cleanse detox diet with…?

    a liver and gall bladder stone flush? I am currently on the Master Cleanse and want to know if it is a good idea to do the liver and gall bladder flush/detox to get rid of the stones I may have. Thanks much.

    • ANSWER:
      That would be too much stress on your organs. Wait a month be four you do the gallbladder cleanse. In most of the protocols after you’ve done such a regime, you should wait min. of two weeks anyway.

  27. QUESTION:
    Why would a liver/colon cleanse help lose weight?
    Doing a presentation on diet pills de tomorrow. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn’t

  28. QUESTION:
    colon, liver, and Candida yeast cleanse?
    hello,

    i am almost 19 years old and i am thinking of doing a colon, liver and candida yeast cleanse. does anyone know if there is a minimal/suitable age you should be to do all of these cleanses? is it a good idea to do even if i don’t show the symptoms of someone who needs the cleanse and i adhere to a diet rich in fibre?

    • ANSWER:
      why?

      I answer this question nearly every day. There is no reason at all to “cleanse” you colon or liver. They take care of themselves very efficiently if you eat a healthy balanced diet.

      While there is a yeast infection caused by Candida (thrush, vaginal yeast, or some skin folds) there is no such thing as the systemic yeast infection that naturopaths and others claim is one of the causes of most illness. It was a fake disease invented in the 1980′s, ironically at a time when many new real diseases were being discovered (Herpes, HIV)

      Keep eating healthy, exercise. You’ll be fine.

  29. QUESTION:
    which diet is better? both are harmless!?
    i’m planning to do a diet nx wk,preferably sth to cleanse my body and fix my hormonal problems. it can be up to 7 days and on the other hand,it would be sth good to do before the start of a new school term.
    thought of two diets,1)the GM diet and 2)liver cleanse
    most importantly the diet must be effective in losing at least 10 pounds and helps my face(skin) condition. (help me get rid of those ugly red spots on my face! ): mb its due to blocked pores..SIGH )

    • ANSWER:
      fruits and veggies

  30. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the Dieters Cleanse by Nature’s Sunshine?
    I want a good cleanse for the colon and liver that will kick start my weight loss. I’ve heard of people losing weight on the isogenix cleanse but it’s too expensive. Anyone have success on this one? After the cleanse I plan on following a healthy diet plan.
    And did you go 1 week or the whole 2 weeks?

    • ANSWER:
      I TOOK IT A LONG TIME AGO AND LOST A FEW POUNDS BUT NOTHING MONUMENTAL

  31. QUESTION:
    Do you have any daily diet-menu-recipes examples for gallbladder problems?
    I need to find out what to eat for gallbladder problems.
    I have researched this online and what I usually find is: what NOT to eat, liver cleanses, etc.

    I need to find out recipes or menus on what to have on a daily basis.

    Thank you!!!

    • ANSWER:
      https://earthclinic.com/CURES/kidney_stones10.html maybee a home remedy ?

  32. QUESTION:
    What is a good online health store that sells detox products and health foods?
    I’m trying to buy the candida cleanse, colon cleanse and liver cleanse……… but i also want to find diet foods like the bars and things like that….

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest trying cleansing your body. I found cleansing to be the best weight loss program. I have ever tried. I lost 12 pounds in a week and 29 pounds in a month. I feel better since I removed the toxins from my body and shed some unwanted pounds. I did weight watchers, Jenny Craig and Medifast. I found that cleansing was the best since I saw results quickly and that kept me motivated to stick on the program. You can get info toll free at 1-877-587-4647 or online at http://diet4cleansing.tripod.com

  33. QUESTION:
    I have fatty liver , and i cant loss wight?
    I have fatty liver and i cant loss wight, and i am worry about my health , i want a good doctor who can give me cleansing diet , in london or brighton ,, ur recommendations pleas

    excuse my english

    • ANSWER:
      All you have to do is excercise and eat healthy foods. Lean meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish….

      No pies, candy, sweets, gravies, pudding…no pancakes or soda pop.

      You will feel great and be healthy if you do the right thing

  34. QUESTION:
    The only cure for the Psoriasis?
    Hi All,

    OK this is how I cured my Psoriasis. But please read my suggested book titles aswell as i think it is essential that you are also self educated about your particular case of Psoriasis as everybody is different and often respond differently to treatments (as mentioned in my previous posts).

    Let me first describe what was my particular case of Psoriasis and symptoms: Chronic Scalp Psoriasis was my main symptom, also small patches on nose folds, ears and eyebrows (mainly during flareups). Also infrequent small patches on my lower legs and groin area. I also had a minor form of Gastritis/IBS which gave me constant stomach bloating. I also was increasingly becoming more intolerant to different foods (a sure sign of an intestinal imbalance and an unhappy Liver).

    I cured my Psoriasis by working both from the outside aswell as the inside as follows-:

    Outside (external treatment): Regular application of healing cream to Psoriasis spots (2 or 3 times a day). Also use only Natural shower gels and shampoos that do not contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (most good health shops stock this). SLS is a harsh detergent that will only slow your healing process.

    Ingredients: 2 Parts pure Aloe Vera Gel, 1 part Jojoba Oil, enough to fill a small 50ml/50g jar. Then add the contents of a punctured capsule that contains either liquid Vitamin A as Retynil Acetate or Palmitate (ask your pharmacy), or simply fish liver oil as this also contains pure Vitamin A&D (the smelly option). Also add a few drops of pure tea tree oil to the preparation. Keep a jar handy for regular use. Once your patches disappear you can use the same cream but without the Vitamin A as a maintenance cream. Or the Body Shop Aloe Vera daily soothing moisture cream is a surprisingly good maintenance cream aswell. A Great face cream too!

    Scalp Psoriasis: You should apply this preparation once to your scalp and wash it out in the evening. It is a very light gel cream that is easy to apply even to the scalp and simply looks like you have used a wet look hair gel. Wash it out with an organic Apple Cider Vinegar before using an all natural shampoo that does not contain SLS (most health shops stock these types of shampoos. Avalon is a good choice). Apple Cider Vinegar is great for killing the yeast fungus on your scalp and restoring your natural acid mantle. It is also incredibly effective against dandruff and much better then any commercial product like Head & Shoulders. The first week you should use it every other day and then just once a week after that or when your scalp feels itchy or flaky. Directions: Apply about a cup full of Apple Cider Vinegar to your scalp (use an empty water bottle and make a hole in the cap) and gently massage it in to your scalp (you can add some clove oil and/or tea tree oil to cover up the smell on your hair). Then cover it up with a towel or plastic hair cap and let it sit on your scalp for between 1/2 to 1 hour. The longer the better depending on your time available before rinsing out.

    Inside (Internal Treatment):

    1.Liver Cleansing Diet
    2.Anti-Bacterial, Fungus & protozoa course
    3.Juice Fast Weekend
    4.Immune restoring diet course

    Using Liver Tonic and natural organic multi-vitamin tonic

    All with regular exercise and massage to help toxin elimination

    Week 1&2: Liver/Blood cleansing and elimination diet:

    Wake up: Two glasses of warm water (not too hot) with a squeeze of lime or lemon juice in the second glass.

    Then 2 capsules of Evening Primrose oil

    Breakfast: Fruit only- Apple compote (or stewed apple without sugar), Bananas, Kiwi fruit, Papaya, Pineapple, (no citrus fruits).
    => If you are prone to a sensitive stomach or some form of IBS then stew your fruit first by simply cooking on low heat in a saucepan with a cover for about 10mins with a little water (this will avoid the raw Cellulose and starches irritating your system)

    Teas: Lots of Camomile, Peppermint with honey teas during the day

    Lunch: Liver green salads (which include: Cress, Lambs lettuce, Parley, Raw Garlic) or cold cooked vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables (cooked the night before) with a lemon and virgin olive oil dressing (must be home made).
    => IF you have a sensitive stomach avoid raw salads and opt for the cooked vegetables.

    Teas: Lots of Camomile, Peppermint teas with honey during the day

    Early evening Liver/Skin health drink- Home juiced: Carrot,Beet and Celery juice.You can add some fruit juice to taste if you like.

    Dinner: Fish or organic farm chicken (cooked in lemon, olive oil and garlic sauce) with fresh ginger or fresh herbs (choice of: Dill, oregano, basil, rosmary) and steamed cruciferous vegetables (choice of: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage)

    Snacks(between meals): Apple Compote (or sugar free Stewed Apples), fruits, Rice cakes dipped in olive oil.

    Also use a good liver tonic to speed the process up like: Swedish Bitters (a world renown natura

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      This sounds much easier to do, and less expensive too, only about a day.

      This is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. It is not used in Hospitals all over the world yet – but as more people get this water then they will all see that Eczema is curable.

      You can try to get free alkaline water – place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com Place a add to ask for 8.5 PH drinking water, and hope that the person can also make 2.5 PH water. Drinking the alkaline water will help, even if you can not spray the 2.5 PH water on your skin and hair.

      I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.

      He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.

      Good Luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Is this diet a sensible one?
    I found this diet plan for a quick way to slim down.

    Is it legit…? Would it work? I would like to get into pilates/yoga and change my diet, so let me know what you think of this diet I found on a site:

    “Step 1
    Detox is the way to go. Cleanse the colon and help your liver. Your liver is your filter, you have to take care of this thing or your body will get stuck with fattening toxins

    Step 2
    To take care of your liver, I am going to list the foods you will only eat for one week. Mix them up, find recipes and get creative. But remember to stick to just these foods and remember to portion correctly

    - cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli
    - parsley, kale, watercress, chard, cliantro, collards
    - orange or lemon, lime juice (no grapefruit!)
    - garlic, onions, eggs
    - artichoke, asparagus, beets, celery, whey
    - 1 time a day eat a serving (the size of the palm of your hand)of protein
    - olive oil or flaxseed oil

    Step 3
    For your Colon eat and use the following:

    - carrot, apple, pear, berries
    - powdered psyllium husks, milled or ground flaxseeds

    Step 4
    Drink Filtered water cut with Organic Cranberry juice

    Only drink that through out the day. And drink as much of it as you can to flush out the toxins (the more you drink the more you help get rid of cellulite)

    Step 5
    NO SUGAR, NO WHITES, NO ALCOHOL, NO CAFFEINE

    STICK TO ORGANIC AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

    Step 6
    Stick to this diet and I promise the inches will start to melt off. Weight will follow. Your clothes will start to get big on you and you are going to feel AWESOME.

    You should do the cleansing diet once every month. I personally just try to eat these foods no matter what and all I drink is water and organic cranberry”

    I am not fat or overweight. I am wanting to get like…really slim though, so would this be a good diet for that? Or is it junk?

    • ANSWER:
      If you just want to get slim sure. However eating more protein will help you feel fuller for longer. When I needed to drop about 20 lbs I did this:
      Breakfast : Carb and protein breakfast. Quesh, Omelet and wheat toast, or a BLT on wheat toast were my favorites.
      Lunch: Salad with lots of veggies and some sun flower seeds or a small can of chicken with a vinaigrette or a reduced calorie dressing like Catalina was always good.
      Dinner: Eat light. A can of soup will do wonders.
      Snacks: celery with chunky peanut butter. (it has fewer calories then the smooth does.) Yogurt and Graham crackers, or one of the right bite packages of gold fish crackers, and of course fruit.
      Drink lots or water no matter what diet you chose. Also remember it’s not the end of the world if you eat something not on your diet. Allowing your self to cheat a little helps you stay on track.
      Trust me I went from a size 18 to a size 12 this way. I’m going back on it too since I gained more weight recently so I can get down to a size 8-10. (I’m 5’10″ so that’s actually a fairly healthy size for me)

  36. QUESTION:
    Dog’s back legs are weak after giving Potassium Bromide?
    He is on Phenobarbital sense four years. The vet wants to take him off the Phenobarbital, if the potassium bromide works.He has been on bromide for 11 days. His hind legs are weak, and seem s like he sprained one, because does not want to walk on it. I was told to give the bromide at night instead of the morning. I will be checking levels in four weeks. The liver and pancreas levels are a bit high. I have him on a liver cleansing diet and milk thrisle. Will his hind legs get any better? Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Do tanning beds really help with PUPPP?
    Does anyone have any personal experience with the tanning beds helping with PUPPP?

    Lucky, lucky me— I’m 33 weeks pregnant with my second and it looks like I’m developing PUPPP again. I had it with my first son and it was the worst 6 weeks of my life, and I’m not usually a complainer.

    This time My rash is still pretty light (the beginning stages), and I am trying to keep it that way so I don’t do the weeks-without-sleep thing again. So long as it’s not harmful, I am willing to try any and all remedies. I am washing with the Pine Tar soap and starting Dandelion Root. I’ve changed my diet to a liver cleansing diet. I’m considering milk thistle and I’m considering the tanning beds. If anyone has advice, I’d love to hear it.

    • ANSWER:
      when my friend was pregnant she was told it’s very dangerous to go into a tanning bed. Even the people at the tanning place wouldn’t let her sit in the room with me while i tanned.

  38. QUESTION:
    Explain my stinky farts!!!?
    I am half way through the Susan Cabott liver cleansing diet, and have been feeling great…however have recently started delivering the worst smelling farts ever, I mean the most silent and deadly ever …they are the James Bond of all farts…..WHY??? When I am so healthy!! And HOW CAN I STOP???? this is affecting my daily interaction with people…sheesh, I have to disappear mid conversation, making dodgy excuses why I am nipping off for about 2 minutes…HELP!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The answer here is simple. You have stored a life time of pungent smells that because of your new cleansing diet are being flushed from the caves. So if I was you I would run for the hills and hold on tight. lol good luck

  39. QUESTION:
    Can you detoxify your body by just eating the right stuff?
    I’ve been reading all these articles about liver cleanse and colon cleanse programs. I’ve been eating tons of trans fats, fast food, preservatives and other crap.
    Now my question is: do you really have to do that kind of stuff, or will keeping a healthy diet make the body detoxify by itself eventually? By healthy diet i mean mostly raw food (including meat).

    • ANSWER:
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, gain weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk, heart disease and stroke risk, and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you’ve heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take a basic daily multivitamin. Don’t look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients. If you are a woman, you may want a plus iron formula.
      Last, you HAVE to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the toxins it contains.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.
      You will get motivated when the changes start happening, I promise.
      Good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is Hydroxycut Advanced better than Hydroxycut for your liver?
    my liver isn’t the greatest. And It’s difficult to lose weight for that reason. I cleanse, diet, run, weight-lift, but I’m having trouble losing my last 10 lbs. I’m in my early 20s, still young enough to have a decant metabolism, but as I said, my liver is sh*ty. I used to take hydroxycut, lost at least 20 pounds (and, no that’s not the reason for my less-than-proper liver). But now its back on the shelves, is it less likely to cause damage?

    And in case you need my medical history, I had 2 gallstones go into my liver, they could remove one, but had to place stints in to loosen the other (for fear it my do further damage) and it has been removed. When I drink alcohol, I can feel my liver swell the next day (which obviously isn’t good when you are aware of an organ). But I have taken the road to a healthier life by fasting once and awhile.

    And please, be kind. I know how everyone want a sarcastic word in now days, including myself ;D.

    • ANSWER:
      You really need to do some things to give your liver a chance. None of the hydroxycut things are good for your liver or even necessary to control your weight. Alcohol is toxic and does a lot of damage to your liver but even your central nervous system and kidneys. You do not need that either. Please consider a sensible diet and at least a moderate cardiovascular training program.

  41. QUESTION:
    Blood Type Diet For ACNE. . Anyone Heard Of It?
    Ive been going to a dermatologists for the past 8 months for my acne. All she does is prescribe different antibiotics. I feel like she doesn’t really care about my condition and just keeps throwing meds at me.. Yesterday i went to a Naturopath, which is a Homeopathic Dr. She told me to stop taking the antibiotics immediately and talked to me about food. She put me on a blood type diet plan. I have AB blood, which is rare. She gave me a list of the food I should eat and wat I should not eat. She also gave me pills to help cleanse my liver. So i’m doing a liver cleansing aswell. Im SOOOO NERVOUS about what my face is going to look like in a week, because i have stopped the antibiotics.

    IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME OR GIVE ME ADVICE IT’LL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

    • ANSWER:
      wait for the results and let us know.

      your acne problem also may be hormonal.

      but to give some rest to your liver may be good thing, too. however, not only liver needs cleansing or rest from hard work. also kidneys, bowels, lymph …
      i do not know what medication you have got for cleansing the liver, some herbs may help with this, but i think that some cleansing teas (liquid intake) may help better to wash the toxins away from the body. forget about alcohol, sweets, fries and fatty food, try to avoid meat for some time and switch to pea-nuts, soya and other non-meaty sources of proteins.
      just take care that these sources are free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals.

      try to eat more natural instead of processed foods, which are actually dead and only contribute to the “civilisation diseases”.

  42. QUESTION:
    Detox body just by changing diet to get rid off acne?
    I read about liver flushes somewhere on the internet. By doing a step by step procedure with items like epsom salt, grape fruit, olive oil, etc, you can cleanse your body. I am very active in sports, so I can’t fast. Can you cleanse your body just by eating clean foods (natural unrefined foods) ?

    • ANSWER:
      Those detox flushes will not cure acne, nor will changing your diet. Diet has been shown to have little or no effect on acne.

      Beware of using any products for acne unless they have been prescribed or recommended by your doctor. People make all kinds of suggestions about the best thing to do to cure acne. Some cures I’ve heard include putting oatmeal, honey, lemon juice, tea tree oil, cucumber, vinegar, milk of magnesia or toothpaste on your face. Practically every cosmetics company and company that makes personal care products makes something that is a “sure cure” for acne. If we think about this, and use some common sense, we have to come to the conclusion that there is no quick or easy cure for acne, because if there was it would be well known and doctors would be telling everyone about it.

      Numerous companies make a lot of money persuading people to buy products that at worst will make the acne worse, and at best may help some people a little. Often fewer products are better. People often make their acne much worse by using too many products. There really is no quick fix for acne. Don’t spend a lot of money on products just because their ads say that they will cure acne. Your doctor is the best person to ask for help, and he or she may recommend some prescription medication or non-prescription treatment that may be suitable for you..

      There are some very simple and basic things you can do that cost nothing. Keep your face or any other area affected by acne very clean. Any mild antibacterial soap will help with that. Rinse the area well to remove all soap residue. Drink plenty of water – it really does help to clear up acne. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. A healthy life style will make a difference. Try to reduce the stress in your life – stress contributes to acne, so also probably the more you worry about the acne and focus on it, the worse it will be.

      Probably the most useful and effective things you can do are to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts and never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean you are, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer.

      Here are a few informative links with additional ideas about preventing and treating acne.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm

      http://www.acne.com/cause_effects/causes_acne.php

      http://www.acnerecovery.com/acne-information/causes-of-acne.html

  43. QUESTION:
    how to do the lemon and water diet?
    i herd this was supposed to also cleanse the liver and im wondering if i can just mix the the lemon into the water and just drink that instead of adding the honey/syrup and that other stuff…
    cleansing the liver will hopefully help me get rid of my acne .. or atleast some of it

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    What kind of herbs for natural liver cleansing treatment & vegetable juicing?
    I want to start a natural herbal liver cleansing treatment so I need help with what kinds of herbs to get. I was told I had a liver disease about 5 years ago so maybe this will be good for my liver. And I want to try a raw food diet but im having trouble with making vegetable juice that actually doesnt taste bad I made this spinach and apple with lemon juice but it looked and smell horrible I just couldnt get myself to drink it any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr Sandra Cabot has written a couple of books on Liver Cleansing and they include tons of recipes. One of her juice recipes is fantastic – we have it every morning minus the garlic. However, you need to make sure you have a heavy duty juicer for the beetroot.

      - 1 x beetroot
      - 2 x sticks celery
      - 1 x apple
      - 2 x carrots
      - 1 x lemon (including skin)
      - bunch of parsley
      - 4 x spinach leaves
      - 1 x clove of garlic

      This juice is actually sweet.

      From other people in this forum, I understand that milk thistle is very good for your liver.

      From the metaphysical realm, the liver is the seat of anger. If you are into that sided of things, then you could consider counselling to help with your liver problems.

      Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    Do you think i should or shouldn’t go on a lemon drink cleanse?
    Im not fat or anything but i have cellulite on my butt and i don’t like it. I guess this drink diet thing will make me drop some pounds and also will clean out liver and stuff. its for ten days just drinking these all organic drinks. should i do it? if not what should i do?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Anybody ever done a total body cleanse?
    I’ve been checking out health supplement stores and i’ve talked to some people about them. I’ve thought about doing it myself…just to detoxify my body.
    So please, i’d prefer someone who’s actually done one or does them, or if you’re close to someone who’s done a total body cleanse kit, to give my your thoughts, advice, comments…
    Word of mouth is always the best :)
    Thank you in advance

    Oh and if anyone is unclear on what a total body cleanse, it’s a kit of different supplements, herbs or teas you take along with a modified diet or fasting for a certain amount of time to detoxify your lymphatic system, liver, colon, skin…etc

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve never done a total body cleanse at one time. I’ve done several at different times. I use the Dr. Natura products. The Colon Cleanse involves parasite killing pills, an herbal tea, and powdered fiber. It is quite effective and if you drink plenty of water you will notice the energy and rid yourself of the “gunk” built up in your colon. This is a 30 day program.
      The toxin program for your liver is different, and you can do it with the Colonix but it’s so expensive I do one at a time.
      Look at www.drnatura.com for more details.

  47. QUESTION:
    I am writing a book on dieting… What are some quirky/off-beat weight loss strategies I can try?
    I am a published author, working on a book on dieting. As part of it, I am looking to test various weight loss methods. I obviously will give the typical strategies a go (the Atkins, the Liver Cleansing, Jenny Craig etc). What are some other ways to lose weight that I can try?

    Any tested possibilities will get credited in the book… I will pay particular attention to any that you yourself have tried (regardless of if they have worked or not!)

    Cheers!

    • ANSWER:
      Diets don’t work. Lifestyle changes do work.

      I’d love to contribute information and experience if you are providing sound guidance to your readers. Make sure to read books by Dr. Dean Ornish for some excellent scientific research on diet. Often, money-making diets are based on speculation rather than scientific research. We are in a profit-driven culture.

      There are many wacky diets out there including some that work (like food combining). This works because you are forced to choose your foods carefully. Read the book “Fit for Life” by the Diamond for information about his less conventional approach.

      The most boring approach is probably the most effective. It’s is a low fat vegetarian diet as recommended by Dr. Dean Ornish (a heart specialist). His diet helps prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, some cancers, and Type II diabetes.

      I’ve had remarkable luck with the following which is my own adaptation:

      + Eat whole grains, brown rice, beans, vegetables, and fruit. Make sure to get a little oil through some vegetarian source like nuts or avocado. Otherwise, minimize fats/oils.

      + Control portion sizes by keeping track of calories. I just keep track in my head. This is a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. If you eat too few calories or too many calories, this will hurt your diet. Remember that humans evolved through periods of feast and famine. Those who retained body fat during feasts survived. Today, we are in perpetual feast mode and our genetics have not adapted to this.

      + For health, get 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. Look up “aerobic exercise” and “heart rate.”

      + For body shape, free weights are great. “Body for Life” is very helpful for body toning exercises. I’d ignore the diet part of this book.

      + Avoid excitotoxins like MSG or aspartame. MSG is fed to laboratory rats to make them fat. These substances have caused neurological damage to laboratory animals. Monsanto is evil (but you cannot publish that fact).

      + Minimize fats (vegetable and animal sources), sugars, refined carbs, milk, meat, and processed foods. Small quantities occasionally are OK. Milk in US usually contains genetically modified bovine growth hormone. Milk is not the best source of calcium, in fact, the proteins can deplete calcium from bones in adult humans. Milk has been linked to childhood diabetes as well. Milk is totally unnecessary for a healthy diet and many people believe dairy is unhealthy (allergies, calories, and intolerance, fats, and proteins).

      The problem is that the most profit can be found by selling the cheapest product that tastes the best. The short-cut are “natural flavors” which are toxic (excitotoxins), refined carbs, and also fats and salt. These make cheap food products that are very tasty and very profitable.

      The truth about food is obscured by heavy handed industry money machines. That includes wackos like the Atkins money machine.

  48. QUESTION:
    Hurts to breathe in, have high blood pressure am I getting a heart attack?
    Im 21 weight 340 with high blood pressure and a bit of diabettes and a liver problem. I ate 3 bowls of soup with pork meat and hominy. And a big cup of soda. I also suffer from panic attacks. I’m scared I’m dying right now or is it my panic attack also. I know I’m overweight and planning to start the new year with The Master Cleanse and change my diet and exercise. Hurts to breathe in, and heart palpitates and shortness of breathe.

    • ANSWER:
      Normally it wouldn’t hurt to breathe in with a heart attack–that’s more the symptom of respiratory disorder, such as plerisy or a blood clot. What you’ve eaten certainly could give you pretty severe indigestion as well, which can make pains that mimic a heart attack. Being heavy of course puts extra pressure at the top of the stomach, leading to painful upper digestive problems. However, with your weight and other medical conditions, it might be wisest to get to ER just in case.

  49. QUESTION:
    whats the best detox diet?
    If i want to fully detox my body what kind of diet should i go for? Theres liver detox diets, lemon detox, raw food/ liquid etc.. which is more effective? and how long until the body is fully cleansed??

    • ANSWER:
      My sister did a mix of the lemonade detox and raw vegetable diet for a week or so and lost some weight.

  50. QUESTION:
    Have you ever done a colon or any other kind of cleanse?
    Lol…gruesome question, I know… I am asking because I’m about to go on this diet and it’s highly suggestive that I do a full body (liver, Candida, colon, heavy metal) cleanse but I’m reeeeeeeeeeeeally apprehensive about it. If anyone out there has done any of these please share your experience!

    • ANSWER:
      I did the liquid detox, but only for 5-7 days; more than that can be deadly. Even that is a stretch but you can make it happen.

      I was a straight up “B” after the 1st day, but I prayed and continued my fast. I lost like 20 pounds in a month and it was a great kick start to my new lifestyle


Liver Cleanse Foods

What you put into your body means everything to your entire health. This is especially so when it comes to the health of your liver. The liver is the organ that your body depends on for getting rid of the unwanted toxins that are in the food you eat and in those beverages that you drink. Your liver is one of the most vital organs you have. You may not even be aware of your dependence on it and how much your good health depends on it as well. If your liver stopped working right now, do you know what would actually happen inside your body?

help detoxify the liver and the main filter is a natural cleaner. Society today, we are toxins and chemicals, and excessive friction and the liver was damaged. Using herbs to clean and detoxify the liver, and then help pay for the repairs needed.

Inappropriate administration product can be one of the factors that contribute to liver cancer. We just dont take prescription drugs at a time. We must make sure that this medicine.

Candida infection also feeds on the nutrients and energy from the food you eat, and steal one of them. As the fungal infection candida feeds on your diet, also produces toxic waste to his body, causing some problems. Colon cleansing to treat yeast infections of yeast, or preventing, can be done easily by using colon cleansing herbal. Colon cleansing will help remove the excess yeast and keep your system clean again.

If the kidney stone is large enough, it blocks the flow of urine, thus saving it in the urine. kidney cleanser helps dissolve kidney stones, allowing them to be easily transferred to urinate. He drinks every night is a simple formula for only two weeks to dissolve kidney stones, and improve the health of the kidneys.
after the completion of the recipe, you might get diarrhea. If this happens, gallstones are flushed from the gut.

start a healthy liver with a healthy lifestyle after a detox program. An effective program should help in cleansing of liver toxins introduced by excessive exposure to our environment and disorderly wrong choice of foods.

This may be the liver cleansing detox Because one of the principal organs of the body, most obviously, our hearts the most important role in ensuring that we have a healthy body and energetic. This body is the body of a natural filter that absorbs harmful substances into the environment every day and the food that they eat a healthy liver can cause health problems, including high levels of blood sugar, cholesterol and uric acid, nausea or vomiting, problems bowel, depression, mental and bodily fatigue, reaction, allergies and body aches. All these problems can cause even more complicated and worse cases this can even lead to death. Horrible poisons and dangerous that are naturally eradicated by our hearts with the support of the kidneys and intestines. liver cleanser.

cleaning or to get rid of harmful substances in the liver is usually very important to re-open the bile duct, and restore the lost energy in the body. Moreover, if the liver is clean, that will ensure the healing of the body after the poison, which led to toxic substances in the body. Liver cleansing can have a variety of options available, as well as other liver cleansing supplements. The interesting part is that most of these supplements do not work in cleansing the liver, where it is expected of them.

a good time to clean the liver includes eating the right kind of food. What kind of food is always important a proper diet, cleansing the liver is efficiently and effectively is important to know the results. Before cleaning, including diet foods, diet foods for healthy function and benefits of this approach should be a problem. Detoxification most common food and other pesticides fresh fruit and vegetables are free from toxic chemicals.

Palmitic acid caffeine increasing the activity of glutathione S-transferase (GST) in liver and 600% to 700% increase in detoxification in the intestine. GST (glutathion S-transferase) is a free soluble in water is easier to eliminate the body’s cells and radicals and detoxify carcinogens, and block.

This is truly a wonderful herb. But why liver cleansing? There are many signs that the epidemic, many of which can be cured easily cleanse the liver. Bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, unexplained belly fat, and bad breath is due in May is also involved in the case of alcohol regularly are at risk of liver damage, and milk thistle may help repair May also little known fact is we can help you identify the functions of liver.

The first five herbs listed below the herbal big heart. Other plants is to rid the body of parasites. Parasites can live in the liver and other organs including the brain and intestine.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how to cleanse your liver without pills?
    I want to try a nice liver cleanse, but I’d really like to avoid taking any pills… is there something else I can do? A one-week diet where I eat–this will sound stupid–liver-cleansing foods? :D I’m willing to do anything that doesn’t include taking more pills or anything artificial.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Heather –
      We “cleanse” 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, raw nuts, vegetables,lean meats, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Lots of water ,green tea (antioxidant), and diluted fruit juices.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda. Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body. Some cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Spend your money in the produce department and your body will cleanse itself..
      Good luck.

  2. QUESTION:
    Im doing a liver cleanse and would like to know foods that don’t contain fat?
    Well i know to look at the Nutrition Facts but i have seen like carrots they contain some fat which they don’t list on the Nutrition Facts cause i guess is under 1 gram, and I’m not suppose to eat fat at all. So what foods or fruits or veggies contain no fat at all?

    • ANSWER:
      This really doesn’t make any sense. Almost all foods contain some sort of fat, even if it’s minor. Ever wonder where they get vegetable oil from? Crushed vegetables have fat (oil).

      I’m not sure about this, but the only vegetable I can think of that might be fat-free is celery? Check out the nutrition facts for celery…

      But the other person is right, you can’t do that… these “cleansing” things are dumb as hell, they’re meant for gullible people. You aren’t gullible, come on, smarten up.

  3. QUESTION:
    Should a skinny person go on a fast or liver cleanse diet?
    I’m currently on a liver cleanse diet to hopefully remove toxins from my body but the problem is I am skinny. I lose weight easily and by removing many foods from my diet, I feel like I will lose a lot of weight. Should I even be on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no “build up” of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn’t absorb nutrients.
      Since we reabsorb most of the water in our food and drink through the large intestine, If it was coated with “mucoid plaque”, we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      We “cleanse and detox” 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      A high fiber diet works every time.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.

  4. QUESTION:
    what foods can be eaten on the liver cleanse diet? should this diet go in conjunction with a liver cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      I did a liver/colon/kidney cleanse using pills that I got from a health food store.

      There are ‘diets’ online that you can find and I think they have to do with olive oil, epsom salts, fresh apple juice and water (or something like that). Try using Google. :)

  5. QUESTION:
    is there any food you can eat to cleanse your liver?
    I am on several meds, and would like to eat some foods that will help my liver detox naturally…Any suggestions?
    I wanted to stay away from herbs if possible. Any WHOLE FOODS I can add to my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle herb..www.healingfoodreference.com and supplementreference.com look up www.wellnessresources.com they have some great stuff…

  6. QUESTION:
    What foods/vitamins/herbs are good for liver cleansing/general health?
    My buddy’s bachelor party is coming up this weekend and I want to be prepared in advance for the aftermath.

    • ANSWER:
      “Liver cleansing” and “detox” products are a scam. Don’t waste your money on them.

      The only thing that will remove toxins from your body (be specific, which one? Alcohol? THC?) is time. If you’re really concerned about a bachelor party, then avoid all illegal substances, and plan to have a bad hangover for the next few days.

      Enjoy the party!

  7. QUESTION:
    What foods will cleanse and restore my liver? (not just ‘drink water’)?

    • ANSWER:
      People say milkthistle which you can get at GNC. Here is a link to webmd:

      http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/Milk-Thistle-Topic-Overview

      Topic Overview
      What is milk thistle?
      Milk thistle is a plant that contains silymarin, a substance that improves liver function. Originally from Europe, milk thistle now also grows in the United States.

      You can take milk thistle in capsules or as a tincture (combined with alcohol). It has been widely used in Europe and Germany, where it is a common complementary treatment for liver problems such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. In the United States, it is sold as a dietary supplement.

      What is milk thistle used for?
      People use milk thistle as a complementary treatment for liver problems, particularly hepatitis and cirrhosis and inflammation of the bile ducts (cholangitis). Research on silymarin suggests that it may protect the liver from inflammation. However, it does not have a direct effect on viruses that cause hepatitis, such as the hepatitis C virus.1

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the best foods for cleansing the liver, and improving it’s overall performance?

    • ANSWER:
      Polyenylphosphatidylcholine supplement. But ask your doctor first.

      Natural foods:

      Beets
      Broccoli
      Brown Rice
      Carrots
      Eggs
      Garlic
      Spinach
      Tomatoes
      Wheatgerm
      Melons and peppers
      Tomatillos, papaya, plantains, carambola and guava
      Broccoli
      Lemon, etc

      A lot of fresh vegetables and fruit.

      ^_^ good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you cleanse you liver and keep it clean?
    I read that consuming certain foods can cause a buildup called “fatty liver” and that when you have this is slows down you fat burning metabolism. So I want to know how to make sure your liver is clean, which foods to eat and which to avoid etc.
    I do work out daily, and I eat healthy most of the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Going to quote you real fast:

      “I read that consuming certain foods can cause a buildup called “fatty liver” and that when you have this is slows down you fat burning metabolism.”

      It’s actually far more complicated than that. I’m not going to go into everything here, but there are plenty of ways people burden their livers and destroy their organs — much of the time willingly.

      To “cleanse the liver,” there’s only two things you can do:

      1: Stop burdening the liver.
      — Typically this step involves doing >less.< Eat less, for example. Suck in less car exhaust, drink less cola, wash your hands less, shower less, etc. There are too many things to talk about here, so I'll just leave you with that and move on.

      2: Resupply your liver with what it needs.
      --- This step can be a huge problem for people, because there's so much misleading information out there. In fact, most of that misleading information has "clinical trial" stamped to it and is therefor approved by the government and the masses.
      --- But whatever -- they'll do what they want. I'll tell you the truth: In some way, you need to get just about every basal element into your body, all in different amounts. Magnesium, for example -- or zinc, or molybdenum, or hydrogen, or strontium.
      --- The liver needs many different materials to make tools with. If it can't make its tools, it can't repair itself or deal with the load its obligated to take on. You can cleanse you heart out with herbs and water and all sorts of things, but your liver will never be healthy without the elements it needs. This goes for the entire body.

      So, start researching, but lookout for the liars. Apparently you want to lose weight, which is fine, but be more concerned about your body as an organism. Go on a fast using pure, filtered water or deep-ground well water (get it analyzed), and remineralize it with dark sea salt ("dark" meaning the darkest in color you can find), sea water, or concentrated sea water (w/ or w/o sodium removed). Doing just that, you can expect to healthily lose five to twenty pounds a week, depending of course on how much weight there is to lose and what your body's condition is at the time.

      Hope this helped.

      EDIT: "Cleanse your heart out" was meant figuratively.

  10. QUESTION:
    Just got diagnosed with a ton of food allergies. Would a liver cleanse help? If not, what could?
    I was just made aware that I am allergic to: all wheat products, cow’s milk, all gluten products, all corn products, whole eggs (whites and yellow), and all rye products

    It is like these food allergies came out of no where, because I don’t think that I was allergic to all of these things before—maybe some, but not all of them. These are all of the foods that I have eaten everyday.

    So it is possible it could be my liver? Would a cleanse get rid of food allergies?

    What causes food allergies? How do you manage with them?

    Help!

    I have already purchased some lovely alternatives that I am enjoying (as long as I don’t go out to eat it’s not that awful) but I would love to hear from others to see if there’s a cause and if there’s a way to get rid of them.

    Thank you :)
    Blood test from my primary MD. Quest Diagnostics provided the lab results.

    Rye 8.0 (range s/b below 5.7)
    Egg Yolk 4.3 (range s/b below 2)
    Egg White 5.2 (range s/b below 2)
    Corn/Maize 7.9 (range should be below 2)
    Wheat 10.4 (range s/b less than 2)
    Casein/Cow Milk 14.3 (range s/b less than 2)
    Gluten 9.6 (range s/b less than 7.5)

    I’d like to get a wider panel tested because although I am definitely feeling some relief, I still think that there are other things that I am allergic to all of a sudden because I still have headaches and other symptoms.
    Ugh, I am going to see a nutritionist on Tuesday lol. Why a dietitian and not a nutritionist? What makes you say that?

    • ANSWER:
      Who daignosed these allergies?
      If it was someone with a device you hold I’d take it with a pinch of salt. If it was from clinical testing you may actually have these Allergies.
      Can you give more information please?

      Edit:
      Thanks for giving more information.
      A clense won’t stop the allergies but there are schools of thought suggesting Adipose tissue and the Liver are a store for chemicals which are toxic to your body. If this is correct and you have allergies a liver clensing program may be appropriate.
      I’m not sold on fasting. if your Liver is working properly it should detox anyway. if it isn’t a fast won’t be so helpful unless the liver has nutrients to support it.
      I suggest reading “The Liver and Bowel Book” By Sandra Cabbot. It explains how your Liver works, how it interacts with the rest of your bowel and your body and has some sensible eating programs which will help support your Liver while it is cleansing.
      It makes medical sense and common sense. Quite an unusual combination.

  11. QUESTION:
    What can I do to cleanse my liver?
    I’ve done a lot of heavy drinking over the past few years but I want to start fresh now and rejuvenate my body. Is there a cleanse or detox on I can drink that will help improve my liver? I don’t care if its an over the counter product or a concoction I can make. Also, are there any foods or drinks that improve the liver? Please give as much info and suggestions that you can. THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to “detox” is to remove poor food and beverage choices from your diet, not introduce odd things into it.

      Of course you can eat on a “detox”. The detox craze is rubbish, your kidneys, liver and colon remove all the toxins from your body. Health is achieved by avoiding poor food choices like trans fat and excessive simple sugars and alcohol.

      Keep hydrated and consume lean meats (unless vegetarian), nuts, vegetables and limited fruits (one or two pieces a day).

      Improving your overall diet will improve your liver health. Vitamin C and B help with liver health as well as proper amounts of Fiber.

      Exercise is also very important. The liver is a large organ and prone to visceral fat in sedentary (even thin) individuals.

  12. QUESTION:
    Would a liver cleanse as well as a colon cleanse take away any cravings for sugar?
    I was wondering with any cleanse would it take away any cravings for junk food.

    If so I was going to do one this weekend but I would like to know health perspectives of others!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no therapeutic effect to any colon cleanse or liver cleanse regimen. This is all a marketing ploy. I am a nurse and I work in the Gastroenterology Field. Any Gastro doctor will tell you it’s a waste of time and money.

  13. QUESTION:
    Foods that help detoxify your liver?
    Lately I have been drinking a bit more then I should. ( 19 year old College girl on break, partying happens). However I know I have been over doing, so besides the decision to stop drinking for a while, I was Curious to see if anyone knew of any foods/drinks that can help cleanse my liver and kidneys. ( For example I have heard pure cranberry juice can be beneficial. )

    • ANSWER:
      pre cranberry is good for the kidneys.
      liver is water and time.
      I heard german balonia helps the liver.
      vitamin c will detox the body.
      you need to take a liver support pill.
      exercise regularly and drink water and rest.
      Also cut back on whatever is harming your liver.
      switch to beer and wine and get off the liquor.
      Do not go cold turkey on the alcoholism or you could get dt. (delirium tremens)
      yeah also vegies and fruits are natural detoxers.

  14. QUESTION:
    Sluggish Liver, foods that help clense it.?
    So I have a horrible acne problem and it only seems to be getting worse! nothing my dermatologist gives me is helping, even birth control has only made the matter worsen. I can’t wear any of my clothes and I only feel the need to hide… I don’t have a desire to show up for school either. So with all this extra time I had on my hands I did some Research and I noticed that I had a lot of symptoms of a sluggish liver, acne was one of them. So now I am trying everything in my power to eat right and healthy. No more Fast foods and chocolate for me. I have been drinking hot teas, cold teas and cranberry/pomegranate juice on a daily basis because I hear that is a good liver cleanser. What I am most interested in is a list of foods that strongly effect the cleansing of the liver. I want to change my whole diet around just so maybe I can be a normal teenager.

    • ANSWER:
      I highly recommend a low carb way of eating to balance hormones & bring the body to a state of optimal health.

  15. QUESTION:
    are there any foods u can eat to help your liver or pancreas?
    im on the waiting list for a liver and pancreas.. but in the meanwhile i want to try and be as healthy as possible. Besides taking pills or hard core diets and liver cleanse diet type things..are theyre any foods that could help me feel better i have cirrosis of the liver due to all the medicines i take for my cystic fibrosis..which also ruined my pancreas and now i have diabetes.. but yea im on a high fat diet soo any answers would help even if your not sure i can atleast try somthing =P thanks! :))

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a good online health store that sells detox products and health foods?
    I’m trying to buy the candida cleanse, colon cleanse and liver cleanse……… but i also want to find diet foods like the bars and things like that….

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest trying cleansing your body. I found cleansing to be the best weight loss program. I have ever tried. I lost 12 pounds in a week and 29 pounds in a month. I feel better since I removed the toxins from my body and shed some unwanted pounds. I did weight watchers, Jenny Craig and Medifast. I found that cleansing was the best since I saw results quickly and that kept me motivated to stick on the program. You can get info toll free at 1-877-587-4647 or online at http://diet4cleansing.tripod.com

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a simple way to cleanse ones liver / kidneys / colon etc?
    No fancy medication. I just feel clogged up due to a bit to much rich food etc

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Marty, I was actually looking into this a while back. I know eating lots of processed foods when you’re busy and don’t have time to go shopping for fresh stuff can let you feel a bit stuffed. This is why many people have turned to colon cleansing. Well, it’s because they want to feel better and a lot of them also want to lose weight in the process with is a great ambition as this will certainly help with their well-being too.

      Now, the first thing you can do to immediately feel better is simply to drink a lot of water. Yes, I know it sounds too easy but this will make sure your digestion and kidneys will be able to work in the most effective way and eliminate any toxins from your body.

      From my own research I have also found a very helpful site that explains colon cleansing in more detail and I have posted a link below. All the best and well done for looking after your health!

  18. QUESTION:
    teas that are good for the liver ?
    hi all i just want to no what teas are good for the liver and if any one has had experiences with liver cleanse teas or whole body cleansing teas not supplements or pills or any thing else just teas i want a good functioning liver also specific liver foods

    • ANSWER:
      Licorice Root, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root….

      Dandelion Greens are good for the liver, celery, carrot juice is a good cleanser, parsely leaf is a cleanser….

      milk thistle is great for protecting the liver cells from toxins, really good in smoothies I must say…

      mainly eating veggies and fruits for a bit naturally cleans your system out some :)

  19. QUESTION:
    which types of food can help cleanse the spleen, liver and gallbladder?
    i have pain on my left side under my ribcage, and i can’t sleep. I don’t have insurance and i’m scared

    • ANSWER:
      You should be seen by a professional.
      There are free clinics if you are in the USA:

      http://www.freeclinics.us/freeclinic.php

      http://www.researchacrossamerica.com/index.html

      Pain on the left side of the body could be the
      intestines or the spleen. The liver and gallbladder
      is on the right upper side of the body, just under the
      rib cage.

      I would get in touch with the hospital, many times
      they take patients who cannot pay, if they are
      government funded to do so. They may see you
      in the ER. Pain should never be ignored….you
      should seek immediate care whether or not you
      can pay…it could mean your life.

      Cleanses are for those to help prevent a disease,
      not one who is in pain and already has a medical
      problem. Please get the care you need.
      Best wishes.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can any one advise me on a good vitamin, herb or food for detoxing your liver?
    There are so many different kinds of supplements out there but what brand is the best? What should you look for on the label? Is there any kind of food that cleanses your liver, colon, arteries?

    • ANSWER:
      The best herb for the liver is milk thistle. It’s absolutely amazing. It is the only known antidote for amanita mushroom poisoning (the poison basically liquefies your liver.) Many herbalists recommend taking it along with turmeric, which also has hepatic (liver) protecting qualities.

      As far as food to clean various parts of your body, artichoke shows promise in the liver, a high-fiber diet (with whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables) is best for the colon and arteries.

      If you get a milk thistle or milk thistle/turmeric herbal supplement, make sure the label says the capsules are standardized. This means that each capsule has the same amount of the active ingredients, as opposed to the average of the capsules in the bottle being at the recomended dosage.

      You should avoid acetaminophen (tylenol) and alcohol when detoxifying your liver, as well.

      Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    What foods are good to my liver.?
    Also I have been abusing it a bit lately so what can I do to improve/repair it. I know greens and water is good. Should I do a cleanse

    • ANSWER:
      High antioxidant fruits such as strawberries,prunes, raisons, blueberries, blackberries, apples..
      Vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage.
      Onions and garlic. Also freshly squeezed lemon in hot water is great for detox.

  22. QUESTION:
    Ways to cleanse my liver?
    I had surgery a month ago and was on pain meds until recently, I would like to give my liver a break and was wondering what helpfull foods, liquids, supplements I could take that will help.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink water. You liver is self-cleaning.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to clear fat from the liver?
    My doctor says my live is packed with fat which is due to a medication I was taking for many years. She put me on Milk Thistle to help cleanse it but I am wondering what else I can do to clear the fat from my liver. Are their certain foods or vitamines i can take with what I am taking that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      Ways to Clean your Liver
      Turmeric, an antioxidant, and choline and inositol (both in soya lecithin) added to the diet can aid fat metabolism. Boldo tea strengthens the gallbladder, silymarin strengthens the liver along with other herbs like dandelion. The most important mineral is magnesium – and 40 per cent of Americans were found, in research, to be deficient in magnesium. You can find out more in our nutritionals section. Magnesium is found in a variety of whole foods from nuts to grains. It is also the mineral in Epsom Salts.

  24. QUESTION:
    How long does it take your liver to detox?
    I’ve been unhealthy for a while now. I eat fast food, take sleep aids, and drink alcohol on a regular basis.
    Bottom line, my liver isn’t in peak condition.

    My question is how long does it take the liver to naturally cleanse itself? Does the length of an unhealthy lifestyle complicate the process?

    • ANSWER:
      You’ve been sucked into a bunch of garbage pseudoscience. Your liver is constantly detoxifying the substances you put into it. Within a few hours of consuming alcohol, your liver has broken it down to harmless compounds and prepared it for excretion from the body.
      Stop thinking in terms of “cleansing” the body. You’ve been abusing your body with this disgusting lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that you’re “dirty,” only that your body is overworked and run-down.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any foods or drinks that aid in the cleansing and healthy maintenance of liver and kidney?

    • ANSWER:
      when i was sick from my kidneys my doctor recomended that i drink 100% cranberry juice.

  26. QUESTION:
    Fast and drink only water for two days help cleanse my body?
    I have been doing a lot of drinking recently and a lot of crappy food (normally I eat healthy foods). Would drinking only water and fasting for two days help cleanse some of the toxins and reduce the damage on my liver from all the drinking?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Do you REALLY need a Whole Body Cleanse?
    Doesn’t your body cleanse itself of environmental toxins (pesticides, food additives, excess minerals and vitamins) itself? Is a store-bought cleanse—colon, kidney, liver, lungs, vascular, bowel, etc. cleanse—-really necessary?
    Advocates of these type(s) of cleanses claim that excess toxins in the body cause weight gain, skin problems such as acne, depression, memory loss, and all sorts of other ailments.

    Can someone with knowledge and experience (only people with true insight please–no uninformed responders) please help me find an answer to this?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a very insightful question. You are correct in your assumption that the body cleans itself. But there are limitations as to how much the body can do. Each of us has a certain amount of heavy metals, and organic pesticide residues in our bones and soft tissues that will never go away no matter what. These can actually be measured by taking tissue samples and analyzing them in a lab. The true organs that work to remove metabolic wastes and drug metabolites are the liver first and the kidneys. The liver makes many substances water soluble for excretion in the urine. Other substances are removed in the feces. If you take these so called dedetoxifying products that contain herbs, then it is up to your liver and kidneys to remove the residues of these. So in essence you are actually toxifying not detoxifying your body. The only time that toxic substances can affect memory is during an acute poisoning event, like acute lead poisoning from sanding leaded paint, or something like that. All these colon cleansing products are based on one idea, soluble fiber. Taking fiber is a good idea for bowel health, Metamucil is fine and cheap. I could go on about this but my fingers are getting tired. Save your money, take soluble fiber from foods and Metamucil and stay away from leaded paints.

  28. QUESTION:
    Liver cleansing diet?
    As part of glandular fever I had an elarged liver, I can’t remember the exact stats but I know my liver was producing over three times the amount of products it was supposed to. My doctor told me I would need to go on a “liver cleansing diet”, does anyone know what kind of foods this might involve?
    If you have any idea that would be helpful, thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    How to end my craving for junk food?
    I’m 14 years old and 110 pounds. How do I say no to cookies, chips, and fries?? I’m always wanting sugary and fatty foods. Dr. Oz said you need to cleanse your liver? How do I do that? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      drink water and eat fruits, fruits always satsify a sweet tooth

  30. QUESTION:
    What is diet plan to detoxify liver?
    Which food items should be avoided to cleanse the liver

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Can you detoxify your body by just eating the right stuff?
    I’ve been reading all these articles about liver cleanse and colon cleanse programs. I’ve been eating tons of trans fats, fast food, preservatives and other crap.
    Now my question is: do you really have to do that kind of stuff, or will keeping a healthy diet make the body detoxify by itself eventually? By healthy diet i mean mostly raw food (including meat).

    • ANSWER:
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, gain weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk, heart disease and stroke risk, and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you’ve heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take a basic daily multivitamin. Don’t look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients. If you are a woman, you may want a plus iron formula.
      Last, you HAVE to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the toxins it contains.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.
      You will get motivated when the changes start happening, I promise.
      Good luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleansing Diet? Do you recommend it?
    I think I can last 1 or 2 days on just crips fruits/veggies and water, and maybe a week or so without eating fatty fried foods..

    Is it worth it to try?

    Is it worth it to start the diet if I’m going to revert to ‘regular’ foods after a week or so?
    It’s hard to stay away from fried foods and red meat for too long since that’s how my cafeteria prepares most of it’s food.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    What can I do about the gallstones I just found out I have?
    I went to the hospital because I had a painful gallstone attack. They say its on the neck of the gallbladder. I would like to know what foods I should eat and what I shouldn’t eat? And how do I do a liver and gallbladder cleanse? Is it possible to dissolve the stones?

    • ANSWER:
      80% of gall stones are comprised of cholesterol. Reduce cholesterol intake, things like eggs, milk, beef, pork, poultry and shrimp. don’t eliminate these things from your diet, just cut back on them. also, alcohol tends to upset the situation, so if you drink, quit.

      fiber helps cleanse the system, so eating more fruits and vegetables, while it might not completely fix the problem, will certainly help keep you from getting worse. prunes, grapes, strawberries, apricots, blueberries, oranges, broccoli, peas, beans (kidney, lima, green, whatever), and corn should all be a substantial portion of your diet. this will also make your bowel movements easier. also look for whole grain breads and pastas, brown rice, bran, cheerios, and anything else rich in fiber.

      *you should be careful of anything you read on the internet and consult your doctor, a nutritionist, or other qualified health care professional before changing your diet or taking any treatment*
      *IMPORTANT* call your doctor immediately if you notice yellowing of the skin, gums, or eyes, as this may be a sign of liver failure

  34. QUESTION:
    What kind of herbs for natural liver cleansing treatment & vegetable juicing?
    I want to start a natural herbal liver cleansing treatment so I need help with what kinds of herbs to get. I was told I had a liver disease about 5 years ago so maybe this will be good for my liver. And I want to try a raw food diet but im having trouble with making vegetable juice that actually doesnt taste bad I made this spinach and apple with lemon juice but it looked and smell horrible I just couldnt get myself to drink it any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr Sandra Cabot has written a couple of books on Liver Cleansing and they include tons of recipes. One of her juice recipes is fantastic – we have it every morning minus the garlic. However, you need to make sure you have a heavy duty juicer for the beetroot.

      - 1 x beetroot
      - 2 x sticks celery
      - 1 x apple
      - 2 x carrots
      - 1 x lemon (including skin)
      - bunch of parsley
      - 4 x spinach leaves
      - 1 x clove of garlic

      This juice is actually sweet.

      From other people in this forum, I understand that milk thistle is very good for your liver.

      From the metaphysical realm, the liver is the seat of anger. If you are into that sided of things, then you could consider counselling to help with your liver problems.

      Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to reverse receding gums?
    Yes, it is! Here’s how you do it (keeping in mind that this cannot, legally, be taken as medical advice since only a medical doctor can prescribe such a thing):

    Natural, organic raw foods. Make sure the meat you eat is free range, organic, and without any preservatives.

    Astaxanthin. 16-20mg per day, or to bowel tolerance.

    High amounts of calcium, potassium, boron, and magnesium. Coral calcium is good for this.

    Vitamin C to bowel tolerance.

    Do all the cleanses (kidney, liver, colon, parasites, candida, heavy metal, full body fat cleanse)

    There you have it. If you have receding gums, you can now shock your dentist in just a few months or even weeks.
    Keep in mind that the body has the ability to repair itself. It can reverse any degenerative disease if we just give it the nutrients it needs and get rid of the stuff it doesn’t like (toxins). You’d be amazed at how powerful the body is at repairing itself.
    And yes, I meant reverse. Gum tissue can grow back.

    • ANSWER:
      ACTUALLY IT DOES NOT REALLY WORK. IN ORDER FOR A RECEDED GUM TO BE REATTACHED AT AHIGHER LEVEL, AND THE OPERATIVE WORD IS REATTACHED, IT HAS TO BE A MECHANICAL METHOD. THIS MEANS THAT ADDITIONAL TISSUE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN FROM PALATE AND THEN PLACED OVER THE AREA WHERE THE GUM HAS RECEDED AND THEN IT MUST REATTACH AT A HIGHER LEVEL. UNLESS THERE IS AMEDICAL UNDERLYING CAUSE FOR GUM RECESSION THEN MEDICATION MAY HELP.

  36. QUESTION:
    Liver Gallbladder Cleansing Hemmroids cannot cure… how to?
    I just did liver flush for the 2nd time in 3 weeks. Why? The first time I did… [using Walmut oil, apple juice and lemon to flush] I got a lot of green small ball like thing. Are those GallStones seriously…. also came out a lot of oil from the walnut oil…. I would assume. I was hoping that doing this would help to make my intestine stronger, cleaner. I have some hemmroids just like 1 inch above my anus. It is similar to a small cut like thing.. maybe 1-3 cm or so… It started to get more painful about 6mths ago. I also took some parasite cleansing… The I started eating more healthy like oatmeal, lots of fiber foods, etc. Still the problem is there. I put aloe vera and Preparation H… it help relieve but did not cure… but now less pain after 5 days. What else can I do seriously? Suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Mine went away decades ago when I began eating a whole foods diet high in natural foods with soluble (apples/oatmeal) and insoluble fiber (whole grains).

      This link should have a lot of help for you

      He mentions foods that leech calcium from the system and a big one that does this is cheese so I would get your calcium form green leafy veggies etc.

      Too much protein also does this

      When using any of the herbs he recommends be sure they are organic or wildcrafted (tinctures are superior to capsules)

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Hemorrhoids.html specific info

      For further info on formula proportions see his book the school of natural healing

      http://www.herballegacy.com/search.php?zoom_query=+hemorrhoids general info

      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=school+of+natural+healing&x=0&y=0 book

      also some info here

      http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&client=pub-6092225994159274&cof=FORID:1%3BGL:1%3BLBGC:336699%3BVLC:%23663399%3BALC:%230000ff%3BGFNT:%230000ff%3BGIMP:%230000ff%3BDIV:%23336699%3B&domains=holisticonline.com%3B1stholistic.com%3B+ecomhelp.com&sitesearch=holisticonline.com&oe=ISO-8859-1&sa=X&ei=w6OZTbm4GJDfgQfe8uC7CA&ved=0CAQQBSgA&q=hemorrhoids&spell=1

      for itching apple cider vinegar may help. Use cautiously at first

      Witch hazel as well and this is good or hemorrhoids and being astringent it can tighten the hemorrhoid some

      http://www.holisticonline.com/herbal-med/_Herbs/h310.htm

      if you are looking to make the colon stronger and cleaner, I recommend instead a colon cleanse. The Anthraquinones in the herbs increases peristalsis (rhythmic movement of the colon) Dr Schulze talks of med students putting the laxative herbs on the colon of a dead person and the peristaltic movement of the colon happened. And this exercises the colon.

      It will also clean. The one I recommend is Dr Richard Schulze’s intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 formulas taken as directed. This formula makes the bowel movements softer and easier to eliminate thus reducing straining which can cause/exacerbate hemorrhoids. May even get rid of them

      These are sold at herbdoc.com

      https://web2.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_oscommerce&osMod=category_info&cid=5&Itemid=42

      Similar products using the same formulas are also sold at

      http://www.healmarketplace.com/cartstuff/foundational.html (here called lower bowel formula #1 and #2

      http://healthfree.com/cleanse_detox.html

      Hope this helps

      oh and one of the herbs mentioned at the hemorrhoid page at herballegacy mentions plantain which grows everywhere in certain areas of us. It is often right outside your door in the lawn..grows in lawns and parks. If you get this you can get it free. (try to pick away from traffic areas)

      http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oG7l9Tp5lNLHwAk_VXNyoA?ei=UTF-8&p=plantain&fr2=tab-web&fr=moz2-ytff- the green weed not the banana

      The book healthy healing has a number of suggestions as well (sometimes health food stores keep this as a customer reference book)

  37. QUESTION:
    Where do artificial colors go inside the body?
    I know the liver cleanses the blood but why don’t artificial colors come out in the urine? If I eat a lot of blue food coloring why isn’t my pee blue?

    • ANSWER:
      liver converts chemicals to other forms, altering colour. However it isnt always effective eg beetroot

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take liver cleansing supplements and colon cleansing supplements?
    (Doctors’ answers prefered.)
    Is it safe to take liver cleansing supplements and colon cleansing supplements? If so, is there a certain brand you recommend? What exactly is in the supplement that is effective? Is it possible to overdose? I am a 20 yr old female with irregular bowel movements and occational nausea. My stomach is often uncomfortable and bloated (even when I’m not on my period), and I’m wondering if it would help to take colon cleansing supplements. Every now and then, maybe every 2-3 months, I get so nauseous for an hour or so and then I vomit. After I vomit I feel better but I still feel exhausted so I usually go to sleep afterwards. I already exercise, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy, but nothing I do seems to work. My doctor says there is nothing she can do because there is no consistency and there doesn’t seem to be a certain food that triggers it so she can’t diagnose anything. Also, I don’t know if this is relevant but sometimes if I’m hungry I get dizzy. If I dont eat enough I get very fatigued and sometimes dizzy. I’m 5’4″ and about 108 lbs. That is a healthy weight for my body type. Just to clarify, I don’t starve myself, I always try to make sure I’ve eaten enough. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You’ve got 20 questions wrapped in there…
      Yes, you can take them together – th colon cleanser will get rid of the liver waste through the stool, so its fine. Colon cleansers are either irritant/stimulant laxatives like senna or cascara sagrada, or physical laxatives such as psyillium, flax or oatbran. Some include clays such as bentonite. It is possible to overdose, but that would take some serious effort – what is far more likely is that you wont drink enough water and end up very constipated – so drink lots of water…

      When you say that you have stomach bloating – you mean like it feels that you ate too much? That sounds more like something that would benefit from digestive enzymes, rather than a laxative.

      And for goodness sakes, everyone gets tired and dizzy if they are hungry enough – everyone. Dont write that off as some odd symptom. And “irregular bowel movements” are more normal than not. That bit about having one every day – I have no idea where that comes from. Most of your stool is dead blood cells (thats why its pretty much the same color day in and day out) – and some people simply go through them faster than others. If you are having to strain to exprell them, increase your fiber intake DAILY. Being sporadic with your fiber intake can make your intestines sporadic. Fiber is what your body uses to literally sweep everything out.

      I dont know where you are – but most of these products are very similar If you see them, I like renew life brand – and in that case, you dont need a seperate product for each system, just get the one for beginners and it covers all of your organ systems.

  39. QUESTION:
    In Liver Cleansing diets…for Canines?
    In liver Cleanseing/repair diets, One of the ingrediants is Milk thistle.
    Various Recipes use it, My question is if the recipe calls for it. Do i mix it with the main batch of food, or do i give the doses out per feeding or once a day, along with the Multi-vitamin ( infants ) do i put it with each feeding or just in the main batch after the food has been prepared?????
    This is a regiment I am trying for a 7yr old Chiuhauha in mid to late stage Liver Failure, I am trying to extend is quality of life, and hope for some liver healing by lowering the toxins that are present atm.

    • ANSWER:
      Add any supplements just before you are about to give the dog the food.

      Mix it in well and try to feed you dog the very best you can to try and help the quality of life.

      Take a look at the www.barfworld.com website for more information about feeding a naturally healthy raw food diet which is the easiest food for a dog to process. processed dog foods are the cause of a lot of the illnesses found in dogs today and you can help by giving him/her only the best. (always use human grade and not pet food)

      Info on the evils of processed dog food can be found at :

      http://www.thedogbowl.com/PPF/category_ID/37/dogbowl.asp

      I wish you all the best and I hope that your efforts will be rewarded with a happy healthy dog that will continue to bring you love and happiness for many years to come.

      If you have any questions about feedin a BARF diet please message me and I will help you in any way I can.

      ADD:

      A quick comment to the looser below Renz Lopera – You are a twit! Why would you copy my answer and post it Verbatim? Can’t you manage to come up with anything original.. Obviously you have nothing to add so stop being an arse!

  40. QUESTION:
    Graves Disease/Hyperthyroidism/Celiac Disease?
    Help my nephew (13) was diagnosed with these 3 diseases. My sister-in-law hates modern medicine and refuses to seek treatment. She took him to a Naturopathic MD that recommend she take him to a specialist (MD). She chose to do a liver/kidney cleanse, adjust his foods and see what happens a month from now by taking another blood test. She took him to some homeopathic lady that did a test by pressing herbs against his chest and pressing on his arm to see if he reacted to the pills. She pumps him full of like7-10 pills/herbs 3-4x daily on a daily basis vs feeding him healthy foods. She does routine colon cleanses and colloidal silver as a cure all. HELP I feel like my SIL is going to kill her son! I don’t know enough about the diseases or treatments to know if I am just overreacting.
    I should add she uses Natures Sunshine goes to all these conferences to “learn” homeopathic ways. So she is not completely “blind” about what she is using/dispensing. But can herbs/diet treat/cure these disesases. I have researched some information but there is alot out there.
    Apparently the blood test also showed he has allergies/sensitivities to citrus and garlic as well. Liver enzymes were over 400?
    Thank you all for your opinions and assistance. And thank you to those who shared personal experience, it helped. Sadly I do not have any say in this matter. But I can research, work on trying to get my SIL and BIL to at least talk to an endocrinologist. And my MIL is willing to take legal action if they refuse to get him proper medical attention. Thank you again to all

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not a medical doctor, but from what little I do know about hyperthyroidism I wouldn’t say you’re over-reacting at all. Untreated graves disease can rarely follow a relatively benign course, but if it gets out of control the potential effects are heart disease, muscle wasting, osteoporosis, blindness and a whole host of other things – including death. I’m particularly worried about the effects of him being so young – it is a rare disease in children (so you have to consider misdiagnosis) but thyroid hormone is very important in growth and Development. I direct you to this article

      http://www.emedicine.com/PED/topic899.htm

      particularly where it says:
      Graves disease is potentially life threatening. The most severe manifestation of Graves disease is thyroid storm, which carries a mortality risk approaching 100% in untreated adults. Recent series with newer treatments, including the use of beta-adrenergic blocking agents, show a reduced risk of death near 20%. This is such a rare disorder in children that no comparable figures are available. Even children and adolescents with less severe manifestations of Graves disease can display long-term consequences of this disorder, including problems with schooling and chronic loss of bone mineral.

      I don’t want to alarm you! That ‘thyroid storm’ thing only occurs in about 1-2% of people with long standing hyperthyroidism. (http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic269.htm) My mother had graves disease for a long, long time before she sought help and she turned out just fine. But i think a doctor *absolutely* needs to be involved – they are all potentially serious illnesses. Is it possible that your brother could be persuaded to take him to a specialist? I don’t know how easy it is for you to get involved.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is it important to detox the colon first before the liver and others ? read:?
    I have never detoxed before, but I was told, and can’t remember the order. I was told, I THINK, to cleanse the colon first so that when the residue come out of the liver, etc, then it goes into a cleaner colon that can more easily get rid of those residues ? And what is good for colon cleanse in the way of foods, tinctures, and maybe coffee enemas ? I don’t need site unless they are informative, I do not want sites about where to buy them, I like to hear real life experiences if possible. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      yes, and you can also flush the colon whilst doing the liver cleanse to move all the debris and other stuff that comes from the liver. gives you a good, light feeling – that liver cleanse. good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    Detox body just by changing diet to get rid off acne?
    I read about liver flushes somewhere on the internet. By doing a step by step procedure with items like epsom salt, grape fruit, olive oil, etc, you can cleanse your body. I am very active in sports, so I can’t fast. Can you cleanse your body just by eating clean foods (natural unrefined foods) ?

    • ANSWER:
      Those detox flushes will not cure acne, nor will changing your diet. Diet has been shown to have little or no effect on acne.

      Beware of using any products for acne unless they have been prescribed or recommended by your doctor. People make all kinds of suggestions about the best thing to do to cure acne. Some cures I’ve heard include putting oatmeal, honey, lemon juice, tea tree oil, cucumber, vinegar, milk of magnesia or toothpaste on your face. Practically every cosmetics company and company that makes personal care products makes something that is a “sure cure” for acne. If we think about this, and use some common sense, we have to come to the conclusion that there is no quick or easy cure for acne, because if there was it would be well known and doctors would be telling everyone about it.

      Numerous companies make a lot of money persuading people to buy products that at worst will make the acne worse, and at best may help some people a little. Often fewer products are better. People often make their acne much worse by using too many products. There really is no quick fix for acne. Don’t spend a lot of money on products just because their ads say that they will cure acne. Your doctor is the best person to ask for help, and he or she may recommend some prescription medication or non-prescription treatment that may be suitable for you..

      There are some very simple and basic things you can do that cost nothing. Keep your face or any other area affected by acne very clean. Any mild antibacterial soap will help with that. Rinse the area well to remove all soap residue. Drink plenty of water – it really does help to clear up acne. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. A healthy life style will make a difference. Try to reduce the stress in your life – stress contributes to acne, so also probably the more you worry about the acne and focus on it, the worse it will be.

      Probably the most useful and effective things you can do are to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts and never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean you are, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer.

      Here are a few informative links with additional ideas about preventing and treating acne.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm

      http://www.acne.com/cause_effects/causes_acne.php

      http://www.acnerecovery.com/acne-information/causes-of-acne.html

  43. QUESTION:
    Is it safe or effective to use the Isagenix cleanse to help you when you are sick?
    I have been sick for a few days and I don’t know precisely what I have, but I suspect it’s from overloading my body with fast food and soda while being on a medication that is hard on my liver and kidneys. I also have pet rats and mice so I’ve been breathing in ammonia from their cages.

    Will the Isagenix cleanse help get rid of these toxins, or am I making it worse by straining my body with a cleanse? Also, how am I supposed to eat while I’m on the cleanse? I’m not doing it to lose weight and I don’t have the Isagenix snacks, so I would just be eating normal food. Will it go right through me and be a waste of food, or will it undo the cleansing?

    I’m avoiding greasy foods and sugar because I get incredibly nauseated after eating them, but at the same time I don’t really have fresh fruits or vegetables at the moment either… my current options for eating (I have many strong food allergies so my options are limited: gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant, food dyes bother me, and the list goes on) are rice pasta with spaghetti sauce, cheese, frozen broccoli with cheese, canned beets, and I think we have some canned spinach.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Andrea,
      YES Isagenix is safe, even when you aren’t feeling well. It can even help you recover a bit quicker. Isagenix is designed to help you eliminate the built up toxins in the body. The weight loss is really an incredible “bonus’ for most people. Isagenix will not cause you to lose weight if you are already at a healthy point. It’s simply pure nutrition. Isagenix is also not like other products as this is a Nutritional Cleanse that actually provides you with great stuff. When on the program you do eat normal food.

      I would recommend that you speak with an Isagenix coach that has experience with some of the additional challenges you have. I’d be happy to introduce you to my coach, while I’ve been coaching for some time, she has much more experience than I do for your situation.

      Please e-mail me direct and we can set up a call to get your questions answered.

      Good Luck and hope you feel better soon.

  44. QUESTION:
    Liver Detox – Do you know of a good one?
    Would anyone know of a good Liver Detox or Cleanse that you would recommend. I have been surfing the web and have gone to my Natural Food store and they have some but I really want to hear from someone that has actually completed a cleanse and how you felt during and afterwords.

    BTW – I have a bad liver due to a birth defect of my GI track and I keep getting Cholangitis which is a Liver infection in the Bile ducts. Oh and I have had a Whipple procedure done in ’01 which removed the function in my Common Bile duct to keep bacteria from entering from the small intestine.. gross huh.

    Anyway I am going all Natural, Organic, no perfumes, no drinking etc. and want to detox my liver at least twice a year.

    Any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      Milk Thistle is a great liver detox.

      Oral anabolic steroids are liver toxic and milk thistle is a great way to keep the liver in good order.

      This link is for 200mg tablets, but I use 1000mg tabs. No side effects at all.

      Liv.52 is another good option too.

  45. QUESTION:
    How should I take milk thistle for cleansing??
    I just bought some Solor Ray Milk thistle from my local health food store and I’m looking for some advice on how I should take it to cleanse my liver. Once a day? twice? For what duration – 1 month? 2 months? Should I supplement this w/ anything else?

    For the past six years I’ve drank almost every weekend, maybe sometimes 4 times a week, usually anywhere from 2-7 or8 drinks a night. I’ve planned to stop drinking for the next month just to see if my energy levels increase. It seems like my immune system has been week as I’ve been really fatigued and catch colds easily. I normally take a multi-vitamin and try to drink a lot of water, workout (lift weights) 2-3 times a week

    Any advice will be much appreciated
    The Solaray Milk thistle i bought contains 175 mg of Silymarin. Also I just started drinking about 3+ cups of green tea a day.
    sonofstar:
    You mentioned to add walking to my exercise, regimen to aid in removing toxins; I take it bicycling or light jogging will do the same? correct me if I am wrong.

    I forgot to add that I play basketball a couple times a week .

    Thanks all for your replies

    • ANSWER:
      You have already received some good advice. I take Milk Thistle for a month or two each year. I take a third of a daily dose of somewhere between 500 and 600mg with each major meal. Lemon helps to detoxify as does Turmeric. Milk Thistle seems to have become a standard treatment for liver detoxification and for the treatment of liver complaints.

  46. QUESTION:
    I have to eat a beet (or two or three) .. what’s a good ‘seasoning’ for the beet? or foods to mix it with?
    So, I think I blew out my gallbladder. I’ve been having occasional ‘gallbladder attacks’ since the birth of my son, 2 years ago!

    I don’t have any gallstones (just an inflamed bile duct according to the ultrasound) so any fried foods throw me into orbit. I get nauseous (and sometimes dizzy!) for 2 days straight after a greasy meal. Unfortunately, up until now, I’d eat the fried food (burgers, fries, tacos, nachos, pizza, etc.) and then deal with the pain. NOW, my anti-nausea pills don’t seem to be working and these ‘gallbladder attacks’ seem to be lasting longer and longer after the greasy meals.
    I love my burgers and fries (and pepperoni pizza! :) But I’m over it. I’ve given up fried foods (for a while :) and now I’m ready to ‘cleanse’ my gallbladder. I’m not going to do any ‘cleanses’, but I’m going to eat foods that are ‘healthy’ for my gallbladder and liver.
    Beets seem to be the number ONE ‘wondrous food’ when it comes to the gallbladder.
    My husband boiled me some beets last night and I’m gonna eat them in about an hour — anyone have any good recommendations for ‘seasonings’ to add to these beets?

    [also, if anyone can recommend any other foods that are 'good for the gallbladder', let me know! So far I got grapes and organic grape juice ..]

    Thanks ..

    • ANSWER:
      a little vinagrette dressing is nice over them. They are delicious roasted (Quarter them if small, or cut into large chunks), place in a bag with a little flour, salt and pepper, shake to lightly coat, Place in a roasting dish, drizzle lightly with a little olive oil, then roast in a 350 degree F oven along with other yummy veges like whole carrots and potatoes. When they’re roasted, the juices don’t go everywhere.

      Beets are also nice grated into a salad, although they do stain everything pink.

      If you’re looking for a good diet, try Sherry Brescia’s Great taste No Pain diet. It is online, and you get several free daily recipes to try. My mother’s trying it for diverticulitis.

  47. QUESTION:
    how to start a detox program?
    i want to start a detoxify my body, primarily the liver. I’ve heard that it is better to start with a colon and kidney cleanse, does anyone know how to go about doing this, any regimens to follow, suggested herbs, foods that are good for the liver, tips, suggestions, etc. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Hi 83

      You need to do a colon cleanse first because if the colon is not properly working then the toxins the liver will be releasing sit in the colon and wont exit the body. Ive done several of both and do highly recommend it to everybody who needs to detox for whatever illness or disease they have (or just general health).

      I would also get a good juicer ( Jack La lane) and start learning about nutrition with it. It’s easier to assimulate nutrition through juicing (gets in the blood quicker) then digesting fruits and vegetables for 7 days or so. Drink a gallon of distilled water a day also during the cleanse. Any questions please email me.

      Good programs on herbdoc.com or healmarketplace.com.

      Best of health to you

  48. QUESTION:
    How much weight can i lose on a detox?
    Im planning to start the wildrose d-tox system , the program is only 12 days .
    in the program you are not allowed to eat any sugars , flours , or anything with refined sugars.
    most of the food that you eat on this program are proteins and fruits/vegetables
    you can only drink water and teas (green , herbal teas )
    this program is supose to cleanse the colon , intestins ,and liver .

    how much weight should i be able to lose ?

    • ANSWER:
      i’d say at least 5 pounds. with exercise 6 or 7. it also depends on you rmetabolism and your weight and everything but i’d say no less than 4 and no more than 9. xx

  49. QUESTION:
    Body is not breaking down any foods, what to do?
    I am a 30 yr old female.

    Within the last 1.5yrs my body has gone haywire. I have no insurance or doctor so I need to help myself.

    This is gross but I find that my vaginal health has been affected most. I went to planned parenthood for tests and the nurse said everything was negative and I have no infections. Yet when I pee the smell is so bad, like ammonia and also my vagina is always, always so moist all the time. I never had that before, just normal discharge, but now it just stays moist and wet so much that it turns rank fast. It’s unbearable.

    Also, everything I eat turns into bad gas, but not normal gas, its gas with a strong smell, just like the food I ate. So if I eat chicken, it smells like that, If I eat a cookie it smells like that.

    I’m convinced because of my age changing to 30, my depression and my slight change in diet to heavy protein that my body went crazy.

    I tried probiotics but I don’t think they were strong enough or the right ones. I also tried a colon cleanse to clean out my body.
    Maybe my small intestines and liver isn’t working?

    What should I do. Please help.
    I’m going to whole foods to get the supplies, but what to buy?

    • ANSWER:
      Before you go haywire spending $$$ on vitamins, enzymes and herbals, let’s take a deep breath and look at your symptoms. Rushing to the health food store can actually make things worse unless you are CERTAIN what you’re dealing with. We know that the problem is not a gynecological one, because you’ve already had cultures done. You don’t complain of burning or itching, so we’re not looking at vaginitis. How are your stools? Do you have at least one daily? Are they firm? Or do you suffer from diarrhea & constipation? Do you have any abdominal pain beneathe the rib cage? Start keeping a journal to document all your symptoms (as well as your diet and activities).

      If you have been exercising or dieting a great deal lately, your body can often emit an ammonia odor.

      To get a PARTIAL idea of liver function, keep a clear empty water bottle next to the toilet. When you urinate first thing in the morning, pee in the bottle, and replace the cap. Hold the urine up to the light (it should be anywhere from a pale yellow to a deep golden color… and clear). Now shake the bottle vigorously for about 5 seconds. Foam will settle on top of the urine. This foam should be clear or white. If it looks yellow or brownish/tan, you have elevated bilirubin levels (which can cause strong odor in your urine). If your urine is dark brown, it may be a liver problem and you need to see a doctor asap.

      Are you on any medications? (you cited depression). Certain medications (including psychiatric drugs and acetaminophen) can cause liver and kidney problems. If meds are causing liver problems, simply stopping the medication will help you to regain normal function within about 1-2 months (the liver has remarkable healing powers).

      I am not a physician, but I do know that dieters and people who exercise heavily (myself included) often smell ammonia on their skin (which is from amino acids). I was able to resolve this by staying very hydrated and eating an apple or pear after workouts.

      If I were you, I would also stop exercising, and research any meds you are taking to see about side effects. You’ve been living with this for 1.5 years, so make some lifestyle changes and see if they help. If things don’t clear up, or if your urine becomes VERY dark, see a doctor immediately.

      Love & Blessings (check out weblink below for add’l info)

  50. QUESTION:
    what are ways to raise immune systems?
    i have had mono for many many months now and can’t seem to fight it off. i sleep about 14 hours a day and feel really foggy and weak.

    my liver is fine, but i need ways to raise my immune system, preferably through household items, because i feel like i’ve gone out and bought every item on the market for immune health!!

    is there any foods or some drink i should drink for a good body cleanse?

    or do you really recommend any vitamins that i should go out and get?

    any imput would be great, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If you live near a Jamba Juice, go get a fresh squeezed orange juice and ask them to add the immunity boost to your juice. I swear by this. Sorry you’re feeling so down and tired and I hope this helps. They have a site where you can find the nearest Jamba Juice near you. JambaJuice.Com


Liver Cleanse Extract Organic

The world is becoming more health conscious every day. From quitting smoking to dieting to taking up a new exercise routine, it is undeniable that personal health is becoming more of a concern than ever before. With the advent of the new health awareness, many different techniques and tactics for promoting overall health are coming out of the woodwork. A popular tool these days is a liver cleanse, and you may not be familiar with the concept. Here’s what you need to know:

  • A liver cleanse is a diet, supplement or other plan intended to rid the liver of built up toxins and harmful free radicals that accumulate in the digestive system.
  • A liver cleanse can be done at home, either with purchased products or by following a specific plan or recipe for a designated amount of time. Medical intervention is not necessary, but checking with a doctor is not ill advised.
  • These cleanse programs have been shown to promote overall health and energy levels, improve liver and immune system function, relieve aches and pains and often create an overall feeling of improved health and well being.
  • Many different liver cleanse programs, products and prescribed regimens are available for purchase online and in health food stores, and many reviews of available products are available for research purposes as well.

If you are considering trying a liver cleanse, you should know that the list of benefits offered by these programs is long and varied. Be sure to choose a product that has been proven to be safe and is backed by true medical research. Follow the instructions exactly as directed, and keep careful track of how you feel before, during and after the cleanse. If you find a product that you like, repeat the process regularly as directed to experience the full health benefits of a quality liver cleansing product.

For more information log onto : http://www.mylipocleanse.com


Liver Cleanse Acne

Are you frustrated with recurring acne on your forehead? For one thing, these blemishes are a surprisingly common problem, and many people find themselves looking for the best advice for pimples on the forehead. Unfortunately, they don’t always get good results.

That’s because there’s a lot of conflicting information out there, and because many treatments don’t do the job. They can even make things worse in some cases! This is why many people are turning to alternative treatment for their pimples. However, you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting something that will do the job. Too many treatments on the market today are simply a waste of money, and won’t cure your problems.

Try not to Overdo it – Use Common Sense

In order to find out the best advice for pimples on the forehead, you’ll need to understand why these blemishes occur. Pimples happen when our pores become clogged with dead skin, dirt and oil, so cleansing them is a good first step. However, it’s important not to do it too often. If you do, your skin will end up producing even more oil to compensate for the sudden dryness, and you’ll be stuck in your old situation again. This is the problem that many people have to deal with when they use conventional products.

A cleansing treatment every two weeks, using a deep cleansing mask can help. The best advice for pimples on the forehead is to alternate between deep cleansing treatments and hydrating treatments. This keeps your skin from becoming overly dry while still removing dirt and other irritants that can cause blemishes.

It doesn’t take long – a treatment of just a half hour is usually enough to result in fresh feeling, beautiful looking skin for men and women alike. Everyone deserves to have reduced blemishes, clear skin, and less pain. If you understand how your skin works, it can be surprisingly simple to do.

What Ingredients Should You Look For?

Kaolin clay is a common ingredient in this kind of mask. This substance is very absorbent, and pulls oil and dirt out of your skin. It’s only mildly drying, but is gently disinfectant, so it can help reduce bacterial populations, help heal existing blemishes, and keep you from developing new ones.

Of course, moisturizing ingredients, such as macadamia oil and shea butter are important as well. They keep the drying action of the kaolin from being damaging to your skin, and can help you have softer, younger feeling skin.

It’s remarkable how easy it is tocleanse your skin and prevent inflammation and blemishes! Of course, to find out for sure, all you need to do is try it. Then you’ll be able to tell if this is really the best treatment for you. You may be pleasantly surprised by the kind of results you get.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse & Acne ?.?..?.?.?.?.?
    How do you do a easy at home liver/kidney/bladder/organs cleanse without having to miss out on anything ( like school/work ) easy ways to do this like drinking allot of water ?

    I am going to do this for acne …. so to get rid of the toxins if you have any question about this ask …. cause i have read alot ..on it
    so how would i do a liver/all organs that clear out toxins cleanse but easily like at home without having to go through laziness’sesss, or like skipping work/school

    sorry for explanationtion i am bad at explaining…..=(

    • ANSWER:
      The liver cleanses itself. It’s the body’s built-in detox system. There’s no need to go on a liver cleanse detox unless you have sclerosis of the liver.

      Acne is mainly due to hormones / genetics. For example, many people have poor diets (eat a lot of junk and fast food) but still have clear skin.

      Eat healthy for your heart. Heart disease is one of the number one killers.

  2. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse?
    Can anyone recommend a good liver cleanse? I’m not looking for anything too extreme. However, if it is necessary then I will consider it. I keep reading that a poor working liver causes acne (which I am suffering from) so I’m hoping to find a cleanse. Any help would be great. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I brought the book “The Liver Cleansing Diet” by Sandra Cabot

      Here is her website with more information:

      WEBSITE: http://www.liverdoctor.com/

      BOOK: https://www.liverdoctor.com/index.php?page=shop&subpage=cat1&id=3

      I have done it. It is not extreme and very healthy.

      Yes, your acne should clear up. My unexplained rash did.

      Don’t buy advertised cleanse tonics over the net, as they can be dangerous.

      .

  3. QUESTION:
    Colon/ Parasite Cleanse, Liver and Kidney Flush and the CURE to Acne?
    I’m beginning a two month Colon/ Parasite and Toxic Cleanse tomorrow (Coloinix and ToxinOut sold Dr.Natura). Followed by a Liver Flush (recipe by : Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D. found in her book “The Cure for all Diseases” Copyright 1995) which I will repeat 10 to fifteen times in two week intervels. I want to know if any of you (especially girls/ woman) have completed these cleanses and have had results. There’s no doubt in me that I will see results, because of the information I have come across especially related to the liver flush and it’s relation to hormonal acne and other problems. I encourage all who are suffering from acne, especially around the jawline to look into this. I would love responses reguarding these subjects as well…

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Beatrice

      Glad to see someone talking and actually doing some cleanses to rid of the toxins out of the body on this website. This is healing at it’s finest! Awesome! I’m trying to educate people on programs like this to heal any illness or disease. I know you will have much success with these programs. I do 6 cleanses (especially colon) a year including a 30 day juice fast with herb formulas.

      I believe DAFFY (yahoo answer guru) has done the drnatura.com program, so she can give you a women’s feedback. Keep us updated on your progress.

      I noticed your new to the forum, so getting much (positive feedback) on this forum will be sketchy. We’re trying to educate though.

      Best of health to you

  4. QUESTION:
    How does your liver affect acne?
    I’ve heard that your liver is responsible for clearing out any toxins in your blood, and if your blood gets overloaded with toxins it can overwhelm your liver causing outbreaks. Can anyone shed some light on this topic on if thats true or how to cleanse your liver?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve heard similar things, and because of that some doctors will recommend liver cleanses, or similar cleanses (detoxes) to help clear up acne. Basically, at the heart of it, what’s going on inside your body surely has an effect on what comes out your body. When toxins need to be released they come out in a number of ways. One way is via your natural elimination system, another can be through sweat, and another (but not the only other way), is through your skin.

      Here is a link for some different liver cleanses that you can do from home:

      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/default.asp

      Curezone in general, has a lot of good cleansing ideas, so if you go to the homepage, just go through some of the forums and ask questions there. They’re really on top of things, so they’ll post back pretty quickly.

      Good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    Can liver Cleansing help my acne yes or no?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably better to try a blood cleanser, such as Burdock Root or Red Clover, along with an anti-inflammatory like Wild Oregano, which is also an anti-bacterial. I get capsules at the health food store, but they’re cheaper on-line at www.hcbl.com.

      Best of luck.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does liver detox really work for acne?
    I heard one way to cure acne is to cleanse your liver, since there are a lot of toxins in your body that your liver can’t get rid of due to hormonal imbalance. Because the liver can’t 100% clear the toxins, the body tries to get rid of them from different body parts such as your skin, hence causing acne.. Has anyone tried this? If so, did it work or did it not?

    thanks

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    how do u cleanse your liver?
    I heard dat cleaning your liver helps acne? is it true and how do u do it?

    • ANSWER:
      Your liver cleanses itself. That’s what it does. Liver cleanses are a total scam and liver function has nothing to do with acne.

  8. QUESTION:
    Colon cleanse before Liver cleanse?
    I’m looking to do some cleansing to help with acne problems. I’ve seen both info about colon cleansing and liver cleansing.
    What should I do first to get the maximum impact?

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    need help to Cleanse my liver…?
    due to earlier question regarding adult acne one reader suggested I cleanse my liver – ok so now how do I do that??? what is good to eat/drink (prefer not to take too many pills)
    they did suggest milk thistle (which probably isnt readily available in the grocery we have out here (I am in the country 1 hour from city) so what regular grocery store type stuff will help
    thanks
    please note I asked for “REGULAR GROCERY STORE” type stuff – not pills – meaning brocoli? eggs? what?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are going to rely on eating the cleansing agents, then you’d better be prepared for two to six months of consistent dietary changes before you’ll feel any effect.

      You can access a number of liver detoxification products through online health stores. This is probably the best and easiest route, since you live so far from town.

      I tell you from experience, it’s best to use high quality, guaranteed potency herbal extracts (which are a liquid form to be added to warm water – not pills), rather than solid food for liver cleanse. It’s much more convenient, and quicker.

      I suggest you do a bit of research first. Brand names of herbal extracts that I’ve used and recommend are, Gaia Herbs, Herbs Etc, and NOW products.

      You can purchase these brands from many online sites.

      Also, there are some online health assessment questionnaires that you can complete to help you get a better idea of what cleansing agents you should use.

      ***Online assessment is in no way a reliable substitution for a health evaluation from a certifed Naturopath or Dietician. But it is a good research tool to help point you in the right direction.

      One permanent, simple life change you can make to help keep your liver healthier is to always add dandelion greens to your salad. And, make sure to eat raw, fresh leafy green every day.

      Wishing you bountiful health!

      Edited}
      I understand your frustration about wanting a direct answer to your direct question. The answer is: You can only perform liver cleansing by the ‘JUST EATING REGULAR GROCERIES METHOD’ with a significant time commitment, and sustained dietary changes. Hence, the reason why the answers you’ve received reference some product or another.

      The quickest way to liver cleansing with only groceries is to buy loads of fresh, organic veggies – including: garlic, onions, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, beets (root and leaves), black radish, red peppers, cabbage, asparagus, wheat grass, leafy greens including dandelion, various sprouts and several small, fresh lemons. Commit to a weekend juice fast. Use a juicer (not a blender … a juicer gets much more of the nutrition close to the skin) to juice down all but the lemon. Spend Sat & Sun alternating between the fresh vegetable juice, and lemon water using fresh lemon.

      Depending on the state of your liver and its toxicity, you may need to repeat the juice cleansing several times. It’s alot of work to do it this way, that’s to say nothing of the expense. You really might find purchasing high potency liquid herbals from the internet far more convenient, and ulitmately less expensive. Good luck.

  10. QUESTION:
    cleanses to help with acne?
    I recently took myself off my birth control and my acne has gone crazy! On my birth control I never had a problem, but now I’m breaking out everywhere face, neck, chest, back, shoulders.
    I heard cleanses clear acne, like a liver and colon cleanse. Or should I just get back on my birth control?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive system. Old science from the late 1800′s when meat was the main food and people were constipated all the time. Not enough fruit and vegetables.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn’t absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system – liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly “detox”, you need to lose excess body fat as well to fully detox.
      Our liver and kidneys aren’t clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We “cleanse and detox” naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don’t tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

      Read the Terms and Conditions if you ignore the good advice you are getting.
      Often you are signing up for an “auto ship” program that can cost you hundreds of dollars if you buy online.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can body detoxing cure acne?
    I’ve had acne for around 5 years now and it doesn’t seem to want to go away any time soon. Recently I came across some information that said body cleansing (colon , kidney,and liver cleansing ) could possibly cure acne. Has anyone done this sucessfully and if so, how long and what did you use? Any help would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Tiktaalik is in fact wrong as a proper body cleansing as you suggested can in fact help get rid of acne problems very quickly. A proper, documented fast such as the master cleanse are great ways to get your body back into proper working order as we have eaten chemically processed garbage all of our lives. This food causes our cleansing organs to begin to get clogged up so to speak; they aren’t working in peak condition.

      I in fact cured my acne problems through a reputable natural acne cure website several years ago and haven’t had a single breakout since. I also want to add that there wasn’t any “mystery pills” or anything ludicrous like tiktaalik said.

      Tik, if you don’t know something, just keep quiet next time instead of talking nonsense and exposing your ignorance, K thanks!

      Acne has nothing to do with your skin and only addressing the real problems inside your body will cure acne. Nothing you put on your skin will ever take care of it.

  12. QUESTION:
    Do you REALLY need a Whole Body Cleanse?
    Doesn’t your body cleanse itself of environmental toxins (pesticides, food additives, excess minerals and vitamins) itself? Is a store-bought cleanse—colon, kidney, liver, lungs, vascular, bowel, etc. cleanse—-really necessary?
    Advocates of these type(s) of cleanses claim that excess toxins in the body cause weight gain, skin problems such as acne, depression, memory loss, and all sorts of other ailments.

    Can someone with knowledge and experience (only people with true insight please–no uninformed responders) please help me find an answer to this?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a very insightful question. You are correct in your assumption that the body cleans itself. But there are limitations as to how much the body can do. Each of us has a certain amount of heavy metals, and organic pesticide residues in our bones and soft tissues that will never go away no matter what. These can actually be measured by taking tissue samples and analyzing them in a lab. The true organs that work to remove metabolic wastes and drug metabolites are the liver first and the kidneys. The liver makes many substances water soluble for excretion in the urine. Other substances are removed in the feces. If you take these so called dedetoxifying products that contain herbs, then it is up to your liver and kidneys to remove the residues of these. So in essence you are actually toxifying not detoxifying your body. The only time that toxic substances can affect memory is during an acute poisoning event, like acute lead poisoning from sanding leaded paint, or something like that. All these colon cleansing products are based on one idea, soluble fiber. Taking fiber is a good idea for bowel health, Metamucil is fine and cheap. I could go on about this but my fingers are getting tired. Save your money, take soluble fiber from foods and Metamucil and stay away from leaded paints.

  13. QUESTION:
    Liver detox pills ridding acne?
    milk thistle, artichoke leaf extract, goldenseal root extract, red clover, dandelion..

    i have been reading thngs like this will regulate hormones and cleanse the toxins from your blood.

    has anybody ever used something like this

    • ANSWER:
      Yes–may I suggest Glutathione 250 mg. NAC 600 mg. and MSM all acne is is a buildup of toxins in liver…once I cleansed my liver my skin cleared and is so beautiful…this is the skin I was meant to have and all the harsh things we put in our bodies damages our skin and the liver is built up of too many foreign things…milk thistle is good too.
      You might not need all the things that you listed. Glutathione alone cleared my skin. I took it with Vitamin c tho.

  14. QUESTION:
    WHAT’S THE BEST CURE FOR ACNE?
    I’m 16 and I’ve been dealing with acne for a good 3 years now. It’s not so much that my acne is “Severe” Its just enough to bother me and it WON’T GO AWAY. It’s like a 3 year long breakout. I seem to have problem areas on my forehead and sides of my jaw. I’ve a tried a shiyat load of remedies.
    -Proactiv
    -Clean and Clear
    -Tee tree oil soap
    -Castor oil
    -20 min. steam sessions, before cleanse
    -Acne Free

    Pretty much every over the counter and natural remedy. I even started drinking alot of water and watching my diet. I considered a 3 day apple/water fast.

    My next experiment is gonna be “Murad” I guess…because those last resort pill prescriptions aren’t good for your liver.
    I can’t take acne anymore – I’m embarrassed to do daaamn near everything – It needs to end

    • ANSWER:
      Go see a dermatologist. There are better prescription treatments, and there are also different kinds of acne that require different approaches.

  15. QUESTION:
    Sluggish Liver, foods that help clense it.?
    So I have a horrible acne problem and it only seems to be getting worse! nothing my dermatologist gives me is helping, even birth control has only made the matter worsen. I can’t wear any of my clothes and I only feel the need to hide… I don’t have a desire to show up for school either. So with all this extra time I had on my hands I did some Research and I noticed that I had a lot of symptoms of a sluggish liver, acne was one of them. So now I am trying everything in my power to eat right and healthy. No more Fast foods and chocolate for me. I have been drinking hot teas, cold teas and cranberry/pomegranate juice on a daily basis because I hear that is a good liver cleanser. What I am most interested in is a list of foods that strongly effect the cleansing of the liver. I want to change my whole diet around just so maybe I can be a normal teenager.

    • ANSWER:
      I highly recommend a low carb way of eating to balance hormones & bring the body to a state of optimal health.

  16. QUESTION:
    What steps do I need to take for a healthy liver? Natural remedies only, please…?
    I am taking MSM capsules, and Milk Thistle capsules. I am not on any medication. I drink water, excercise, and eat VERY healthy (organic). Yet I still have a major problem with acne. I’m told this is because I have toxins in my liver. I have done full-body cleanses before. What the heck else should I do? I HAAAAAAAAATE acne. I’m 28 years old and have been dealing with it since I’m 12. Thanks for any ideas!
    I don’t drink or smoke. I don’t eat processed foods. I eat VERY healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not sure if it applies in your case, but used to have a huge problem with acne. When I stopped eating sugar, it went away completely.

  17. QUESTION:
    Acne – The Last Resort?
    Ive had acne ever since i hit puberty and at the age of 18 it still doesnt display any signs of disappearing. Ive done the medicated creams (benzymycin), antibiotics (tetracycline), nearly every cream my pharmacy sells, Proactiv (which i became immune to), blue light radiation (Tanda), a liver cleanse and am currently on my second candida cleanse (and yes i DO eat healthy otherwise – organic, etc. drink 1L of water a day and take vitamins!) Other than ANOTHER cream, Accutane (no thanks! women have to go on the pill even if they arent whoring around bc if they are raped and impregnated the baby will be terribly deformed. now imagine what thats doing to one’s organs and immune system!), or the pill, any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I lost my f acne at 17 after 3 years. For the first years I wahed my faced, got millions of creams until I finally said Fcuk it!

      After a month of not doing anything it went away.

  18. QUESTION:
    Blood Type Diet For ACNE. . Anyone Heard Of It?
    Ive been going to a dermatologists for the past 8 months for my acne. All she does is prescribe different antibiotics. I feel like she doesn’t really care about my condition and just keeps throwing meds at me.. Yesterday i went to a Naturopath, which is a Homeopathic Dr. She told me to stop taking the antibiotics immediately and talked to me about food. She put me on a blood type diet plan. I have AB blood, which is rare. She gave me a list of the food I should eat and wat I should not eat. She also gave me pills to help cleanse my liver. So i’m doing a liver cleansing aswell. Im SOOOO NERVOUS about what my face is going to look like in a week, because i have stopped the antibiotics.

    IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME OR GIVE ME ADVICE IT’LL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

    • ANSWER:
      wait for the results and let us know.

      your acne problem also may be hormonal.

      but to give some rest to your liver may be good thing, too. however, not only liver needs cleansing or rest from hard work. also kidneys, bowels, lymph …
      i do not know what medication you have got for cleansing the liver, some herbs may help with this, but i think that some cleansing teas (liquid intake) may help better to wash the toxins away from the body. forget about alcohol, sweets, fries and fatty food, try to avoid meat for some time and switch to pea-nuts, soya and other non-meaty sources of proteins.
      just take care that these sources are free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals.

      try to eat more natural instead of processed foods, which are actually dead and only contribute to the “civilisation diseases”.

  19. QUESTION:
    Detox body just by changing diet to get rid off acne?
    I read about liver flushes somewhere on the internet. By doing a step by step procedure with items like epsom salt, grape fruit, olive oil, etc, you can cleanse your body. I am very active in sports, so I can’t fast. Can you cleanse your body just by eating clean foods (natural unrefined foods) ?

    • ANSWER:
      Those detox flushes will not cure acne, nor will changing your diet. Diet has been shown to have little or no effect on acne.

      Beware of using any products for acne unless they have been prescribed or recommended by your doctor. People make all kinds of suggestions about the best thing to do to cure acne. Some cures I’ve heard include putting oatmeal, honey, lemon juice, tea tree oil, cucumber, vinegar, milk of magnesia or toothpaste on your face. Practically every cosmetics company and company that makes personal care products makes something that is a “sure cure” for acne. If we think about this, and use some common sense, we have to come to the conclusion that there is no quick or easy cure for acne, because if there was it would be well known and doctors would be telling everyone about it.

      Numerous companies make a lot of money persuading people to buy products that at worst will make the acne worse, and at best may help some people a little. Often fewer products are better. People often make their acne much worse by using too many products. There really is no quick fix for acne. Don’t spend a lot of money on products just because their ads say that they will cure acne. Your doctor is the best person to ask for help, and he or she may recommend some prescription medication or non-prescription treatment that may be suitable for you..

      There are some very simple and basic things you can do that cost nothing. Keep your face or any other area affected by acne very clean. Any mild antibacterial soap will help with that. Rinse the area well to remove all soap residue. Drink plenty of water – it really does help to clear up acne. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. A healthy life style will make a difference. Try to reduce the stress in your life – stress contributes to acne, so also probably the more you worry about the acne and focus on it, the worse it will be.

      Probably the most useful and effective things you can do are to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts and never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean you are, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer.

      Here are a few informative links with additional ideas about preventing and treating acne.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm

      http://www.acne.com/cause_effects/causes_acne.php

      http://www.acnerecovery.com/acne-information/causes-of-acne.html

  20. QUESTION:
    Acne gets worse before it gets better?
    I have often heard that acne gets worse before it gets better and that this is a sign that your body is releasing harmful toxins and working to make your skin better. I am drinking apple cider vinegar and lemon juice 2 times daily and also cleansing my face 3 times daily with a mild cleanser and moisturizer after. I was told that drinking apple cider vinegar and lemon juice will cleanse my liver and kidneys thus flushing out acne causing toxins through the skin. I am currently having a massive breakout (worse than ever) will my skin get better? Is there light at the other end of the tunnel? *also i’m not allergic to any of the products I am drinking or applying* your answers will be greatly appreciated…thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      well you are washing your face to much. Washing your face to much can cause acne. Try using a good face wash.

  21. QUESTION:
    what aisle do you get Epsom salt in, at walmart?
    i need to know!! for my liver cleanse that will cure my acne

    • ANSWER:
      It’s in the pharmacy….not sure exactly where, but I have gotten it in the pharmacy. maybe around the bandages or around the alcohol and peroxide.

  22. QUESTION:
    Will this help acne(more details this time)?
    I’m drinking a small glass of carrot juice and a small glass of cucumber juice two times a day. The carrot juice and cucumber juice are natural because I’m juicing them at home, not buying them. I’m also eating less sweets. There are these milk thistle pills i’m taking two times a day too(helps liver). Carrots and cucumbers and milk thistle help the liver. All hormonal problems that cause acne are from the liver. So in the end everything leads to the liver. So when you drink things that help your liver, you’re helping the hormonal problems that cause acne too. I steam my face at nigh and then cleanse with neutrogena “oil free acne wash grapefruit cleanser”. Then I exfoliate with sugar and water. Then I rinse with cold water. I’m not over cleansing it because i’m only cleansing and exfoliating once a day. Overall, will doing these things help acne.
    I’m drinking two SMALL glasses of carrot juice and two SMALL glasses of cucumber juice. One in the afternoon and one at night.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Hormonal imbalance – acne?
    I’m a 30 year old female who has suffered from acne since I was 12. The acne the past 2 years has been entirely DIFFERENT, though. It is along my jawline and on my chin. Most definitely hormonal. Very emotionally draining. I would like suggestions to help the root of this problem (which is my hormonal imbalance). Please don’t say wash your face, change your diet, or stop touching your face. Those things are not causing my acne. It is the hormonal imbalance. I have done a colon cleanse, kidney/urinary cleanse, parasite cleanse, and two liver flushes. I am currently on no medications, but take a myriad of vitamins and herbs every day. I will not take any prescription medications including gels/creams, or birth control pills. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hormonal imbalance is noted as the primary cause of both teenage acne and adult acne.

      If you’ve already tried liver cleanses, eliminating triggers like chocolate or dairy, keeping your skin clean, changing your diet, medicated creams and antibiotics with no permanent improvement, then it may be time to consider something different.

      Homeopathy views acne as a manifestation of a deeper chronic issue.

      Homepathic remedies for Acne Vulgaris.

      There is only one cause and that is chronic inflammation of blocked pilosebaceous follicles (mainly hormonal imbalance).

      Antimonium tartaricum: This remedy may be helpful for acne with large pustules that are tender to touch, with bluish-red marks that remain on the skin after active infection has passed. The person may be irritable, with low resistance to illness. Take 2-3 drops of Antimonium tart. 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Calcarea carbonica: If a person with frequent pimples and skin eruptions is chilly with clammy hands and feet, easily tired by exertion, and flabby or overweight, this remedy may help improve the skin’s resistance to infection. People who need this remedy are often very anxious when overworked, and have cravings for sweets and eggs. Take 2-3 drops of Calcarea carb. 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Hepar sulphuris calcareum: This remedy may be indicated when the skin is easily infected, slow to heal, and painful eruptions like boils appear. The pimples are very sensitive to touch and slow to come to a head; eventually, offensive-smelling pus may form. A person who needs Hepar sulph is usually chilly, sensitive to cold in any form, and feel irritable and touchy. Take 2-3 drops of Hepar sulph. 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Pulsatilla: This remedy can be helpful if acne is worse from eating rich or fatty foods, and aggravated by warmth or heat. It is indicated especially around the time of puberty, or when acne breaks out near menstrual periods. The person often has a fair complexion and is inclined toward soft emotions and moodiness, feeling worse in warm or stuffy rooms and better in fresh air. Take 2-3 drops of Pulsatilla 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Silicea (also called Silica): A person with deep-seated acne along with a general low immune resistance, swollen lymph nodes, and a tendency toward fatigue and nervousness may benefit from this remedy. Infected spots are slow to come to a head, and also slow to resolve, so may result in scarring. A person who needs this remedy is generally very chilly, but inclined to sweat at night. Take 2-3 drops of Silicea 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Sulphur: Itching, sore, inflamed eruptions with reddish or dirty-looking skin often indicate a need for Sulphur. Itching may be worse from scratching, and worse from any form of heat—especially bathing or washing. Individuals who need this remedy are often inclined toward convoluted mental notions and tend to give order and neatness a low priority. Take 2-3 drops of Sulphur 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, a lower potency (6X, 12X, 30X) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

      I suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

      If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

  24. QUESTION:
    Hormone imbalance – acne?
    I’m a 30 year old female who has suffered from acne since I was 12. The acne the past 2 years has been entirely DIFFERENT, though. It is along my jawline and on my chin. Most definitely hormonal. Very emotionally draining. I would like suggestions to help the root of this problem (which is my hormonal imbalance). Please don’t say wash your face, change your diet, or stop touching your face. Those things are not causing my acne. It is the hormonal imbalance. I have done a colon cleanse, kidney/urinary cleanse, parasite cleanse, and two liver flushes. I am currently on no medications, but take a myriad of vitamins and herbs every day. I will not take any prescription medications including gels/creams, or birth control pills. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest Vitex berry extract in a capsule. Takes about a month to see for sure if it’s going to work. If it helps some but not completely, try a supplement with a mix of Vitex and Dong Quai root. These are hormone balancers. The only side effect I’ve ever heard is that Vitex may increase your chances of conception somewhat. Not tested in pregnancy. My daughter takes it except when she’s pregnant; when she’s expecting her skin clears up anyway.

  25. QUESTION:
    Will this help with acne?
    I’m drinking a small glass of carrot juice and a small glass of cucumber juice two times a day. I’m also eating less sweets. There are these milk thistle pills i’m taking two times a day too(helps liver). I steam my face at nigh and then cleanse with neutrogena “oil free acne wash grapefruit cleanser”. Then I exfoliate with sugar and water. Then I rinse with cold water. Overall, will doing these things help acne.
    after reading some answers, i wanted to say that first of all, i’m not over cleansing it because i’m only cleasing and exfoiating once a day. The carrot juice and cucumber juice are natural because I’m juicing them at home, not buying them. Carrots and cucumbers and milk thistle help the liver. All hormonal problems that cause acne are from the liver. So in the end everything leads to the liver. So when you drink things that help your liver, you’re helping the hormonal problems that cause acne too.
    And replying to the person who says they are a makeup artist and esthetician, a family member of mine is too. They’re the one who recommemded the milk thistle. I just want to know if doing all these things will help or not.

    • ANSWER:
      To be honest I don’t really think much of those will help. Eating less sweets yes, and washing your face yes. I’ve never heard of taking carrot and cucumber juice to help with it, and it’s not all that beneficial for you unless you juice it yourself. Yes milk thistle will help with the liver, not acne. Using the exfoliator will help keep your skin smooth and polished. Won’t change your acne problem.

      What you can do, is use a face wash that has tea tree oil in it. Tea tree has been proven to help with acne and I’ve used it myself. Also try taking burdock root internally really helps. Also try drinking more water, it does wonders (:

      Good luck!! (:

  26. QUESTION:
    Has NAC 600 (N-Acetyl-L- cysteine) cleared anybody’s acne?
    i here claims of this in one of my other questions but i cant really find to much information other than it cleanses the liver and lymph glands

    has anybody tried this? do you need to cycle it like u would herbs?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven’t heard of it working specifically for acne, but I suppose it could. NAC is a very good antioxidant and it helps for liver health, you’ve got that exactly right. Now, theoretically, when the liver is healthier, it can filter out toxins more efficiently, so that could help fight against toxins that affect acne. Antioxidants help to defend cells from damage from free radicals, so that can help defend the skin in general. Also, there is a form of Cysteine in NAC and Cysteine helps with skin health overall… when the skin is healthier, you’ll be less apt to get acne.

      All that being said, I suppose it might help with acne… it makes sense that it could. I’d say give it a shot… worse case scenario is that your liver and skin get healthier. LOL! Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    how to do the lemon and water diet?
    i herd this was supposed to also cleanse the liver and im wondering if i can just mix the the lemon into the water and just drink that instead of adding the honey/syrup and that other stuff…
    cleansing the liver will hopefully help me get rid of my acne .. or atleast some of it

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    My acne! :( Please help?
    A few years ago I was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and was hospitalised. Before that I had been on many drugs, anti inflamatories, anti depressants all sorts.

    After going through virtually ALL of the OTC supplements and facial regimes, I decided to take a deeper look at my acne. I figured, since I had been on so many drugs, I may have a fungal overgrowth in my body. I had a ‘hair test’ done and the main stressor in my body, was indeed fungal in nature. Possibly candida. I went on a three month candida diet, excluding almost all sugar, the only sugar I ate were natural occuring sugars in vegetables like spinach, drank a hell of a lot of alkaline filtered water and took garlic and pau d’arco supplements.
    Result?
    NOTHING

    I think thought, I may naturally just have an excessively oily face. So I started taking vilantae B5 from evolution X. I must admit, this did clear my acne a small amount. At the same time I was using Acne Free skin care routine. This combination did not rid me of acne, but it cleared it up about 40%.

    I then decided I couldn’t afford this anymore. £30 per bottle of vilantae is far too expensive!
    I thought, maybe due to my colon and digestive problems in the past, I may have a toxic colon, or my liver my be struggling to get rid of toxins, thus it is excreting them via my skin.

    So I did a 5 day liver detox (very unpleasant) and then went on to do a three day apple cleanse, taking anti fungal enemas everyday (the same as acne free in 3 days routine). The result? I noticed ONE pimple dissapeared, the rest stayed and my face stayed the same.

    I then decided to do a colon cleanse, and purchased (cautiously) the colon cleansing kit from blessed herbs. I did the whole cleanse, and although it did work, nothing has changed with my face! Infact, today my face has broken out even more sad.gif.

    The colon cleanse involved a completely raw diet three days up to the cleanse, then five days of apple juice. I am now still eating a raw diet but my face looks terrible!

    I have been on accutane and all the others…I dont want to go back on medication for it. The accutane messed my liver up.

    I really don’t know what to do anymore, I am at my wits end. Someone please help sad.gif. I am so frustrated and lost so much self esteem.

    Help!?

    • ANSWER:
      i have severe acne too… the best face wash supplies i have found are the Clean and Clear Advantage line… its a 3 step program.. a wash, lotion and spot treatment… there is other parts you can buy like a toner, an exfoliating scrub, a scar treatment and a few others i recommend starting out with the 3 piece kit using that for a few weeks and then adding in what you feel your skin might need…

      when i started to use it my skin began to feel much better. it was softer and just looked better… within a week people were noticing that my face was clearing up

      you can find the products at a walmart or any pharmacy

      hope this helps

  29. QUESTION:
    Do the benefits of accutane outweigh the risks?
    I’m a 17 year old male with mild acne and some red marks. In high school my condition made it very difficult to meet girls due to my self confidence and my appearence. I would really like to make a change in this so I can pick up the pace and have women be more receptive to me and finally lose my virginity. This might seem a little selfish, but I’m being perfectly honest with my desires. I have tried literally everything for my condition (antibiotics, topicals, vitamins/supplements, liver flush, colon cleansing, you name it)_and it seems that accutane is my last resort. I am considering this mainly for the reason that it’s very awkward to explain why I haven’t had a girlfriend yet and I’d really like to function like a normal person in society for once in my life. Can anyone offer me any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Accutane is a newer drug. It just isn’t worth the risk to be a guinea pig to make the drug companies rich. I know you are only 17, and this seems like a “last hope’, but it really isn’t. You have a whole life ahead of you. You will mature and be able to grow that “shabby” bearded look that is so debonair in the near future. You know the “grunge” look of not shaving for about 12 hours. Girls love that! and they will flock to be your girlfriend.

      No matter how uncomfortable you feel about your skin today, tomorrow is another day. And when you are a little older you might choose to have your face lasered to completely remove the acne scaring. But you have to be alive to do that. Don’t let acne dictate your life. Look forward, make big goals and live to see them come to pass. The risks are not worth any potential benefits in choosing non lifesaving drugs.

  30. QUESTION:
    I am so sick of seeing acne on my face!?
    I’ve had acne since I was 11, I’m now 14. It wasn’t that bad at first, it was a little on my forehead. Then it got worse on my forehead. Then it was on my cheeks, then it was clearing up. It is now on my cheeks AGAIN and a little on my forehead. I’m so sick of it! I eat very healthy, organic foods, vegetables, and such. I drink 8 glasses of water a day. I take a tablespoon of cod liver oil every morning, and drink a cup of natural green tea in the morning as well. I cleanse with a natural neutrogena cleanser twice a day. After I cleanse each time, I use a non-medicated sensitive skin oil-free moisturizer. Then at night I put a 5% benzoyl peroxide solution on my blemishes which kinda helps. But my scars and blemishes make my skin look red >:(. Any tips? Thanks. I really just wanna get rid of it. Should I see a dermatologist? And yes, I know this is perfectly normal for my age.

    • ANSWER:
      Use black seed oil…its a very powerful anti inflammatory (ie it makes redness on skin go away) and even makes acne go away if u use it consistently.

      You can buy it at any health food store. All you need to do is apply it to the area and leave it there for at least half an hour and wash it off.

      You’ll be surprised at how well it works. I was.

      Cheers!

  31. QUESTION:
    Pimples/Acne?
    I don’t have bad acne or anything, I just have a couple pimples on my cheeks and two on my chin.
    At the moment everyday I:
    -cleanse my face with cetaphil
    -moisturise with nivea intensive moiturising creame
    -use benzacAC (benzoyl peroxide)

    I’ve started taking Blackmores skin support tablets, and two cod liver oil capsules daily.
    I want to know if this is good?
    lol, I’ve been doing this procedure for a month and my skin has cleared up, are there certain food I can eat which will help?

    And is there any feedback on Natio Young Cleanser (we have a bottle, but I haven’t gotten around to using it yet)
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Why do I have MORE acne if I’m detoxing?
    I did a few things to make myself healthier in the past 2 weeks… both emotionally and physically and also to clear acne. It feels like my acne is WORSE though!
    So…
    before I was binge drinking 1-2 days a week, smoking ciggarettes and occasionally doing drugs. Also, my diet was okay… but it did involve wheat, white breads, sugar, etc.
    I’ve been reading up on natural ways to cure acne (I want to avoid harsh chemicals I’ve used in the past) and they really emphasize how certain foods can aggrevate acne such as wheat, sugar etc. Also they discuss how its the skin removing toxins and also how acne is an indication of the liver being overloaded.

    In the past 14 days, I’ve eliminated alcohol, ciggarettes and drugs while also eliminating wheat (except for these whole wheat fruit muffins), have been drinking a ton of herbals teas, water with lemon, vegetables fruits, brown rice, tofu etc.
    In addition to this I’ve been taking cleansing pills to flush my system/colon of toxins.
    I expected this to improve my skin… it feels like its worse though! I’m getting cystic acne on my chin.
    Does anyone know why this is? Am I just detoxing and it will go away? Or what is going on?
    Also, I’m on my second month of ortho tricyclen birth control (I was on yasmin before)… which is intended for clearing skin.
    But new zits seem to appear every day! :( Cystic ones that are hard to get rid of.
    What are your opinions?
    I’ve also been doing hot yoga which I thought would detox me but maybe is clogging my pores (even though I thoroughly shower after)
    Any help is greatly appreciated!!
    I’m confused… a big lifestyle change with no improvement; maybe I’m impatient… because its only been 2 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      this is normal, with anything usually it gets ALOT worse before it gets better when it comes to acne
      for example I went on differin and the first month my skin got red, flaky, dry, and I broke out horribly it also took a while to see any sort of change with that.

      what is happening is the toxins are coming out of your body, and you should be giving this another 2 weeks to see any change making it a month this is how long it takes for your skin to get used to something, afterward keep up with what you are doing, wash your face twice a day (morning and night) with a facial cleanser you can use whatever you like but don’t use anything that’s harsh as it will irritate your skin and make things worse

      they say that you shouldnt pick or pop, i personally dont have a problem with it with scarring or anything like that you can hold a hot wash cloth over your face to soften(open) your pores, leave it there for about 15 minutes then you can get the gunk out of there a little more safely, they do this in some spas for facials. if you arent comfortable doing this then you dont have to, you can just let it heal on its own

      i know this sucks waiting, im severely impatient but giving up drugs ciggarettes and alcohol will improve yourself and you wont have to go to hospitals for alcohol poisoning, or overdoses.
      it sounds like your doing really great, keep it up! :]

  33. QUESTION:
    WIDOWMAKER54 this is for you.?
    I am having issues with acne. My friend is also an herbalist and has been at it for 27 years. She got me some Yellow Dock and Dandelion Root tablets. She also has me taking Chaste Tree Berry drops (2-3 per day) and I am using an oatmeal scrub on my face. I have been doing this about a week. Nothing new, am I just being impatient? How long does a blood cleanse take? I thought I’d be clean by now, geesh, I’ve done 2 candida cleanses, 2 colon cleanses, a liver cleanse, and a kidney cleanse- all in the past 8 months. I eat healthy MOST of the time (organic foods, good choices), excercise very regularly, and drink my water.

    My friend was highly concerned that my problem may be hormonal. I used to have some reign over the acne when I was on birth control pills. Then I learned how BAD the pills were for me, so I stopped. Now my blemishes are back! I get it along my jawline, on my chest, and up the length of my back. Does this sound hormonal to you? Androgen imbalance?

    Any help :) Thanks
    Opus> You aren’t widowmaker, so you aren’t an herbalist. HE will know exactly what I’m talking about when I say birth control pills are “bad for me”. Prescription drugs are horrible for the body, and yes I prefer herbal remedies! Most all of the ones I’ve tried have worked, I’m just stuggling with finding the right one for acne. I’d rather be drug-free and have healthy internal female organs than be on birth control pills for something like acne. Guess what? I think you’re rude. Your choice, your problem.

    • ANSWER:
      I know I am not widowmaker54, but I have the same problem. I get pimples on my chin and back about a week before my period starts. It is hormones and there is nothing really to do. It is not about the food you eat or about oily skin, though you do have to wash, obviously. But, I just deal with it and use Phisoderm. It works pretty well on my face and I don’t wear alot of backless shirts.

  34. QUESTION:
    I can’t get rid of my acne no matter what I do.?
    I’ve seen numerous dermatologists, I’ve done accutane twice, I did every antiobiotic and topical prior to that. I’ve even done a totally organic diet with liver flushes and bowel cleanses, to no prevail-all because I was that desperate. What can I do? I really don’t know what to do. Please help, I’m at the end of the tunnel.
    I’ve done facials as well and don’t include the things you said in my diet with the exception of oil. The only oil I take in is EVOO or canola oil.
    The accutane cleared up cystic acne which I never get anymore. But no matter what I do (benzoyl peroxide over night, salicylic acid, moisturize, don’t moisturize, etc) my acne won’t go away. I don’t even really have that oily of skin, that’s what I don’t understand. And yes, like I said, I’ve seen numerous derms, and everytime I ask if it’s something else and everytime I never get a clear answer, they just say it’s acne and want to prescribe Accutane. I think they just do it so they don’t have to think or do anything at all. I just really need to get this fixed b/c when i was a teenager it didn’t bother me so much b/c, well, I was a teenager and all teenagers are supposed to get acne. Now I’m about to turn 23 and look worse than teenagers that are in my college classes from the local high school.

    • ANSWER:
      personally getting at least 7 hours of sleep has helped me. this reduces much stress. make sure to sleep at a scheduled time and wake up at a scheduled time daily.

  35. QUESTION:
    Consumed too much omega 6, what now?
    Hello everybody, if anyone knows the answer I appreciated it.
    I used to eat a a lot of tilapia during summer, as you may know farm raised fish are high in omega 6 and promotes inflammation. For me, it made me break out cystic acne. I stopped eating several months ago. The acne is not as bad before but whenever I eat “inflamed food” I could feel one coming up somewhere in my face.
    By doing a small research, omega 6 fatty acid is fat soluble, meaning it stays in ones body for some time but not sure how long since I ate high amount of it. So basically I am prone and sensitive to “inflame” foods like pasta, potato, white rice, etc. These are foods that I used to eat without any side effects prior eating tilapia. I’m planning to a dietitian. I already went to my physician but he refer me to a dermatologist. I don’t know how the derm is going to help me though. Getting rid of them or decrease omega 6 is my concern, at the moment I don’t know how. Intake for omega 3? Liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      intake omega 3 to counter the omega 6 =]

  36. QUESTION:
    What do i do to get my skin perfect ?
    Im 19 and my skin isn’t bad i just have acne above and around my mouth and some on my forehead and i don’t know what to do to get near perfect skin. Im very self conscious about my skin seeing as all my friends have flawless skin. I use cleansing wipes and Aloe Vera moisturizer twice a day everyday and I have been taking two teaspoons of Cod Liver Oil for the last few weeks but it doesn’t seem to be working. Anyone have any idea what to do to help ? Or do i just go to the doctor ?

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Burdock Tea, Ticture for acne, Herbs for acne?
    I’ve been suffering from severe acne, both acne scars and actual bumps (cysts or whitehead). I’ve been told 2 things, it’s Internal and External. Externally, I wear heavy foundation 8 to 10 hours a day to cover my acne, which clogs my skin and causes acne. Internally, it’s either what i eat regularly, lack of certain vitamins or neutrient. I’ve read it could be toxins in my blood, poor liver or i need a colonic. Can any herbalist out there recommend an herbs i could be taking? I started taking Burdock ticture, milk thrist tea, cleansing Tea. I avoid eating processed food. I really need some input from a herbalist, please help! (BTW, I always get a clean bill of health from my doc’s during my yearly check up)

    • ANSWER:
      you should try chlorophyll. its a liver and blood cleanser and whenever I break out, I just take a tablespoon of it (mixed ith water), and my skin will clear up in no time. and try switiching to mineral makeup. (afterglowcosmetics.com)

  38. QUESTION:
    So I heard….?
    I heard that cleansing your liver can help cure acne. Is this true? And how fast will it work?….I am taking a herbal milk thistle thing 3 times a day.

    • ANSWER:
      never heard of that but proactive works great

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I Deoxificate mt body? Like Fasting ?
    I read that is I detoxificate my my body acne will clear right up and others things can benifit as well. So do I do this?
    Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Fasting is the world’s most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.
    Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification – Internal Cleansing

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing is great for the body. Ask your MD or Homeopathic doctor for an OK and get guidelines like what to do, for how long. If you have sugar problems you really need to consult your MD first as well as any other health issues you might have. Fasting is great, but for limited time. Health food stores have a nutritionist there usually who can assist in finding you a good formula to use. (You can call the store ahead of time and find out if they have a nutritionist and when he/she will be in the store)

  40. QUESTION:
    A question about red clover tea?? 10 pts?
    so i stared drinking red clover tea last and this woman told me that its gonna clear my whole face up and cleanse the liver and flush out all the toxins (because i have some acne) its would take about 3 whole months and i have been drinking it so i have noticed that my face has been worse like more inflamed and do you think thats beacuse its pushing out all the toxins this week so my face is gonna be worse now and more inflamed….tell me what u think ..? thanks so much

    • ANSWER:
      i think we don’t have red tea here never herd of it much less never seen it on the shelves yet, wished i had some of that tho, whatever it is I
      need to stay awake if it’ll do that much

  41. QUESTION:
    Really Embarrassing.. :/ Please help?
    I have to go swimming soon but I hate wearing swimming costumes because I have bacne (Back Acne), I find it horrible so what will my friends and other people think!?

    What can I do you help it? Its not so bad now I’ve been taking Cod Liver Oil and cleansing it with Clearasil Wipes its mostly just a few spots an scars, what can I do?
    I’m not wearing a bikini Im wearing a normal swim suit thingy..

    • ANSWER:
      Many people have “bacne” and if it’s not bad then you shouldn’t be self conscious about it. But if you really want to get rid of it ex foliate your back with a loofah and then use vitamin E pills. The pills are in gel form and when you pop them, ask your mom or dad to rub it on your back before you go to sleep. It will leave a light stain on your shirt but it will wash off. Your friends will not care about what you look like, if they’re really your friends, you should be able to talk to them about it. :)

  42. QUESTION:
    Would YOU Eat Dandelions Fresh From Your Yard …?
    … if you knew that by ingesting them they could:

    Prevent or cure liver diseases, such as hepatitis or undice;
    Act as a tonic and gentle diuretic to purify your blood, cleanse your system, dissolve kidney stones, and otherwise improve gastro-intestinal health;
    Assist in weight reduction; cleanse your skin and Eliminate acne;
    Improve your bowel function, working equally well to relieve both constipation and diarrhea;
    Prevent or lower high blood pressure;
    Prevent or cure anemia;
    Lower your serum cholesterol by as much as half;
    Eliminate or drastically reduce acid indigestion and gas buildup by cutting the heaviness of fatty foods;
    Prevent or cure various forms of cancer;
    Prevent or control diabetes mellitus;

    AND MOST PEOPLE GET RID OF THEM AND CALL THEM NASTY WEEDS!

    • ANSWER:
      yes, I have and also harvest red clover, plantain and violets right outside the door.

      And many herbs/plants/wild foods from the fields and woods too in my life.

      But they are pretty cheap to buy..the ones in my fridge from Kroger just cost 1.29 lb

      I always liked dandelions even as a little girls and never thought them weeds but pretty flowers that look cool in a field or lawn personally.

      As a child I loved flowers an picking them and this helped me later in life to identify them easier for wild foods or medicines. the more I learn about the astounding power of so many plants, the more in awe I am of this creation of ours and the creator who put all these healing chemicals in them.

      I never heard the helped diabetes though hmm

      the cool thing about herbs is that many cures many types of ills not just one (although some are specific to an organ like milk thistle for the liver, ginkgo for the brain or hawthorne for the heart)..this is cause herbs go tot he root cause and fix the problem causing various symptoms (which doctors call each a disease)…they also unlike drugs work organically with our body..

      The dandelion is a particularly mighty plant.

      would most people eat them..on this forum perhaps but in general no..the average person does not want to fix their own health but rather go to an doctor and say give me some pill to heal me (after I got sick with my crappy lifestyle)

      the more you study herbs the more amazing it is what a gift they are to man and beast

  43. QUESTION:
    how can I dilute an unpalatable teaspoon of sea mineral liquid? ?
    I have been prescribed by a natropath to take a teaspoon of sea mineral liquid daily to cleanse out toxins in my body, clear my acne and cure my apparently ‘dry’ liver. He said to take it diluted, meaning mixing with something else like water or a soft drink. He said apricot nectar is the most effective in taking away most of the taste. I have tried with the apricot nectar and also with a glass of Coca-Cola, but it has a nauseating, dreadful taste! I seriously can’t get through half a glass without dry reaching.
    here is a picture of a similar bottle of the liquid. it is an awful brown-purple colour:

    http://www.earthincommon.com/images/PAU_SupaBoost.jpg

    Because of it’s grossness, I am extremely reluctant to taking it anymore. If anyone else takes this or if anyone out there is a natropath or has heard of how to dilute this successfully, please tell me what drink to mix it with! When I used to take it, I could already see improvements with my health and skin. I want those results but not with that dreadful taste!

    • ANSWER:
      What you should do is dilute it in LESS liquid, not more. In other words, when a naturopath tells you to put something in with another liquid you should use about 100 ml of whatever you put it into. This way, by the time you’ve held your nose and taken a couple of gulps the stuff is finished. Then, as soon as you’ve finished drinking the mixture, have a drink of something nice tasting, such as apricot nectar or soda or whatever to wash the taste down with.

  44. QUESTION:
    Face has Patches after spot lightnening…?
    I went to the Dermo and she gave me this regime where I was to wash with Sulfur soap, then cleanse with astringent then use this moisturizer. At nights, I was to add a cream called Kligman plus a lactic cream. Then spot treat dark spots with Kligman. Thing is…now my ace is bleached where I spot treated the spots with the Kligman. It looks patchy like I have liver spots…What do I do? Will it come back to normal? don’t want my acne to return

    • ANSWER:
      I’d go back to the Dermotologist before I try anything else…
      make sure you are being compliant with your sunscreen between the lactic and the klingman lightener.
      Look into photo facials or a stronger one-tme peel.

  45. QUESTION:
    What’s your regular skincare routine?
    i asked a similar question on makeup if you’d like to check out the answers on that! Again, it’d be great if you can go into detail what you do day and night daily and if you have any special masks, treatments, exfoliators, tips and tricks that you do once a week, or two weeks and such. Let’s all share and get great skin!! oh and please leave your age, skin type and such! so we will know what type of acne, and you know stuff like that..haha

    Night:
    Remove makeup with desert essence jojoba oil
    Cleanse with Earth Science A-D-E creamy cleanser
    Tone with rose petal witch hazel with aloe vera (alcohal free)
    Moisturize with Mac Ultramoist Lightful moisturizer..thing ahah

    Morning:
    Tone and freshen with pure aloe vera (aubrey organics)
    and i’m in need with a good day moisturizer with spf! otherwise i use my mac again..but i’m on my search!

    At night, i always steam my face before cleansing and after i cleanse i splash my face with cold water to seal my pores.

    Weekly:
    As a mask/peel or such i use mychelle incredible pumpkin peel
    and i want to buy derma-e microdermabrasion scrub/juice beauty exfoliating cleanser..but i’m not sure what’s better! so what’s your take on those if you’ve tried it?
    i use green tea ice on my face once a week just to..i dunno get it’s benefits! :P and asprin mask every two weeks.
    i try to use all natural products and of course without parabens! i’ve tried natural oils but they’ve never suited me. I also would like to know if anyone takes cod liver oil in either soft gels or just as the liquid? I was about to buy the norwegien one at whole foods but they have it in soft gels and it’s cheaper..is it better? or.? i haven’t researched much on these so it’d be much appreciated if anyone had any information!

    The body shop has a great cleanser which cools and calms your skin and when you wash it off you get this beautiful glow! but it has parabens and alcohal..so..:( it’s the purifying seaweed one, the clear one! so that was sort of long..but yea!! i would love to read yours and i was also hoping if anyone knows a good lip treatment! i’ve tried carmex but i don’t like it that much

    ohh yeah, skin type ahah
    age: 14 just turned.
    skin: normal. my skin is never excessively oily or dry. except just my nose gets a small sheen of oil..just sometimes..so..i think normal is right..and probably the tiniest bit sensitive
    !
    oh yes! and i drink water regularly..maybe a bit too much..but oh well..and green tea once a day.flushes out toxins and stuff..oh yes and if anyone had any info on the clarisonic mia (cheapest one :P) tell me please!
    oh yeah..and i make sure i get a regular dosage of Vitamin A, B6, C, and D. I get this mainly through foods..like lean meats and fruits and vegetables. But i take this vitamin supplement B6

    • ANSWER:
      hahah wow, you take freakishly good care of your skin for a fourteen-year-old! well okay. i’m 16, and i have almost no acne… i actually rarely breakout, i only do when i let my face get too dirty for too long. i have normal to greasy, non-sensitive skin. and i just wash my face twice a day, i have three cleansers and i just rotate between them: l’oreal’s go 360 clean on a daily basis, neutrogena’s deep clean if my face is kind of greasy, and clean and clear advantage (medicated) if i have actual zits. something i do to exfoliate, i mix lemon juice and brown sugar… make sure you have almost no juice left you just want the sugar to be damp. then i gently scrub my face with it and let it sit until the juice is absorbed into my skin (the sugar gets crusty). after that, rinse with warm water and you’ll see, your skin will be sooo soft, no lie:) then if you want extra moisture, the next day mix oatmeal and a liiiiittle bit of milk! just enough milk to make the oatmeal a bit damp and sticky. then put in on your face until you have a nice layer and let it get crusty again… rinse with warm water and voila! your skin will be super fresh and moisturized!
      so there ya go, hope that helped:)

  46. QUESTION:
    pimples…?
    I don’t have bad acne or anything, I just have a couple pimples on my cheeks and two on my chin.
    At the moment everyday I:
    -cleanse my face with cetaphil
    -moisturise with nivea intensive moiturising creame
    -use benzacAC (benzoyl peroxide)

    I’ve started taking Blackmores skin support tablets, and two cod liver oil capsules daily.
    I want to know if this is good?
    lol, I’ve been doing this procedure for a month and my skin has cleared up, are there certain food I can eat which will help?

    And is there any feedback on Natio Young Cleanser (we have a bottle, but I haven’t gotten around to using it yet)
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      All that for a couple zits? Well, personally I use Neutrogena Acne On-The-Spot treatment. It works really well. Also drink lots of water and eat plenty of melon and cucumber. Stay away from oily foods like eggs, fried foods, frozen foods, butter…..you know.

  47. QUESTION:
    What steps do I need to take for a healthy liver? Natural remedies only, please…?
    I am taking MSM capsules, and Milk Thistle capsules. I am not on any medication. I drink water, excercise, and eat VERY healthy (organic). Yet I still have a major problem with acne. I’m told this is because I have toxins in my liver. I have done full-body cleanses before. What the heck else should I do? I HAAAAAAAAATE acne. I’m 28 years old and have been dealing with it since I’m 12. Thanks for any ideas!

    • ANSWER:
      See Dr. Richard Schulze..do his liver cleanse (a.m. drink/tincture/ and tea). His are the best products on the market but you can also make it yourself at 1/10th the cost but he uses 99.9% organic/wildcrafted herbs and they are hard to get all organic in the bulk herbs (online or at health food store/coop). Making tinctures is easy. Schulze free catolgue and newsletter available by calling 1-800-herbdoc.

  48. QUESTION:
    Hormonal imbalance – acne?
    I’m a 30 year old female who has suffered from acne since I was 12. The acne the past 2 years has been entirely DIFFERENT, though. It is along my jawline and on my chin. Most definitely hormonal. Very emotionally draining. I would like suggestions to help the root of this problem (which is my hormonal imbalance). Please don’t say wash your face, change your diet, or stop touching your face. Those things are not causing my acne. It is the hormonal imbalance. I have done a colon cleanse, kidney/urinary cleanse, parasite cleanse, and two liver flushes. I am currently on no medications, but take a myriad of vitamins and herbs every day. I will not take any prescription medications including gels/creams, or birth control pills. Thank you.
    MollyMac, I may have acne but I guarantee my body and internal organs are much healthier than yours. I will also live longer and less prone to disease. I would respectfully ask you not to believe everything the media, government, and doctors tell you is true. . .

    • ANSWER:
      Hormonal imbalance is noted as the primary cause of both teenage acne and adult acne.

      If you’ve already tried liver cleanses, eliminating triggers like chocolate or dairy, keeping your skin clean, changing your diet, medicated creams and antibiotics with no permanent improvement, then it may be time to consider something different.

      Homeopathy views acne as a manifestation of a deeper chronic issue.

      Homepathic remedies for Acne Vulgaris.

      There is only one cause and that is chronic inflammation of blocked pilosebaceous follicles (mainly hormonal imbalance).

      Antimonium tartaricum: This remedy may be helpful for acne with large pustules that are tender to touch, with bluish-red marks that remain on the skin after active infection has passed. The person may be irritable, with low resistance to illness. Take 2-3 drops of Antimonium tart. 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Calcarea carbonica: If a person with frequent pimples and skin eruptions is chilly with clammy hands and feet, easily tired by exertion, and flabby or overweight, this remedy may help improve the skin’s resistance to infection. People who need this remedy are often very anxious when overworked, and have cravings for sweets and eggs. Take 2-3 drops of Calcarea carb. 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Hepar sulphuris calcareum: This remedy may be indicated when the skin is easily infected, slow to heal, and painful eruptions like boils appear. The pimples are very sensitive to touch and slow to come to a head; eventually, offensive-smelling pus may form. A person who needs Hepar sulph is usually chilly, sensitive to cold in any form, and feel irritable and touchy. Take 2-3 drops of Hepar sulph. 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Pulsatilla: This remedy can be helpful if acne is worse from eating rich or fatty foods, and aggravated by warmth or heat. It is indicated especially around the time of puberty, or when acne breaks out near menstrual periods. The person often has a fair complexion and is inclined toward soft emotions and moodiness, feeling worse in warm or stuffy rooms and better in fresh air. Take 2-3 drops of Pulsatilla 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Silicea (also called Silica): A person with deep-seated acne along with a general low immune resistance, swollen lymph nodes, and a tendency toward fatigue and nervousness may benefit from this remedy. Infected spots are slow to come to a head, and also slow to resolve, so may result in scarring. A person who needs this remedy is generally very chilly, but inclined to sweat at night. Take 2-3 drops of Silicea 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Sulphur: Itching, sore, inflamed eruptions with reddish or dirty-looking skin often indicate a need for Sulphur. Itching may be worse from scratching, and worse from any form of heat—especially bathing or washing. Individuals who need this remedy are often inclined toward convoluted mental notions and tend to give order and neatness a low priority. Take 2-3 drops of Sulphur 30 in ¼ th glass of water; 8 hourly, preferably empty stomached.

      Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, a lower potency (6X, 12X, 30X) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

      I suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

      If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

  49. QUESTION:
    Hormone imbalance – acne?
    I’m a 30 year old female who has suffered from acne since I was 12. The acne the past 2 years has been entirely DIFFERENT, though. It is along my jawline and on my chin. Most definitely hormonal. Very emotionally draining. I would like suggestions to help the root of this problem (which is my hormonal imbalance). Please don’t say wash your face, change your diet, or stop touching your face. Those things are not causing my acne. It is the hormonal imbalance. I have done a colon cleanse, kidney/urinary cleanse, parasite cleanse, and two liver flushes. I am currently on no medications, but take a myriad of vitamins and herbs every day. I will not take any prescription medications including gels/creams, or birth control pills. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, it does sound like hormonal acne–I can empathize because i have been diagnosed with this. But sorry, i don’t know what advice to give you since you say you don’t want any prescription solutions. My derm put me on BCP and my face cleared up completely! Sorry i don’t have a natural alternative…maybe investigate soy, since that mimics estrogen in the body?

      Good luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    Hormonal imbalance – acne?
    I’m a 30 year old female who has suffered from acne since I was 12. The acne the past 2 years has been entirely DIFFERENT, though. It is along my jawline and on my chin. Most definitely hormonal. Very emotionally draining. I would like suggestions to help the root of this problem (which is my hormonal imbalance). Please don’t say wash your face, change your diet, or stop touching your face. Those things are not causing my acne. It is the hormonal imbalance. I have done a colon cleanse, kidney/urinary cleanse, parasite cleanse, and two liver flushes. I am currently on no medications, but take a myriad of vitamins and herbs every day.
    Thanks but I forgot to mention I do not wish to take any medications or birth control, internal or external. Only herbs or vitamins please :)

    • ANSWER:
      I would try Differin. It’s a presciption cream (or gel) that you put on the ‘infected’ areas of your skin. How it works is when you first start using it draws out acne in your skin, so temporally when you start using it you will notice more acne, but after that it leaves your skin clear and pretty.


Liver Cleanse Detox

As we head into what we hope will be a warm and pleasant summer, we all need to get into shape so that we can get out in the warm fresh air and reap the benefits. Lots of us are looking to loose a few kilos and are starting to use diets and reduce the fatty food intake. Addressing the “flab” on the outside is important, but we also need to look to how we can improve our general feeling of well-being.

We are becoming more than ever aware of the damage caused to our health by our environment and also by the processed food and drinks that we consume. Although natural detoxifying our bodies is a continuous process, toxins can build-up in our systems causing us to feel lacking energy and run down.

Many detox programs exist but one that has stood the test of time is “Herbal Detoxification” – the use of herbs to fortify the organs involved in the removal of these toxins. Herbal Detoxification assists in the release of waste products, expelling them from the body through the skin, intestines, liver, lungs, kidneys and the lymphatic system.

Many of the herbs used to assist in detox are grown here in Ireland and Irish Organic Herbsare the first company to have pioneered the organically certified field-scale cultivation of these medicinal herbs in Ireland.

From a traditional perspective there are good reasons for using certain herbs:-

Burdock is a blood tonic and aids liver function, Dandelion root increases bile production and flow and aids fat digestion and Barberry bark is a liver stimulant and a digestive tonic. These herbs, along with Astragalus root providing anti-viral, anti-microbial and immune support and also Milk thistle and Fennell seeds are all in “Liver Cleanse & Detox” – a blended tincture produced by Irish Organic Herbs.

This formulation is beneficial for use as part of a 14 day detox-programand provides a strong support for the digestive system in particular the gall bladder and liver. This support helps in particular with problems such as wind, bloating and flatulence.

Acne can be a problem for many of all ages. Traditionally, a herbal blend which cleanses and detoxifies the body has been used by herbalists in the treatment of skin problems. Used, preferably in combination with Echinacea, this herbal blend can also be helpful in addressing this condition.

The herbs used to produce Irish Organic Herbs’Liver Cleanse & Detox” are mainly grown locally on certified organic Irish farms and as with all detox programs you should consume plenty of water and reduce your intake of coffee, alcohol & bad stodgy foods.

With summer upon us, now is the time for each of us to take control of our systems so that we can fully enjoy the long walks and lazy days!

Liver Cleanse & Detox” is available online at www.irishorganicherbs.ie

Alec Florence

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the safest liver detox/cleanse I can buy?
    Can you please share with me your experiences with liver detox. Is it really safe and do you feel much better after the cleanse. If you have used a brand you like please let me know.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve read alot on fitness boards, guys that use oral roids use milk thistle to counter the negatives. Thats the only thing I’ve heard of.

  2. QUESTION:
    liver cleanse / detox without a gallbladder?
    I want to do a liver cleanse / detox (the one with epsom salt, then olive oil, apple juice every 2 hours etc), but had my gallbladder removed. Is this something I can still do without a gallbladder? It sounds like this process helps get rid of gallstones, but I thought there were only gallstones in the gallbladder, not in the liver too? please advise nurses or doctors!
    thanks :)
    alice – nothing about livers on the site.

    • ANSWER:
      ‘Liver cleanses’ and ‘gallbladder flushes’ are not advisable. Firstly, it’s impossible to ‘cleanse’ or ‘flush’ the liver or the gallbladder with anything. Nothing that you swallow enters your gallbladder at any point in the digestive process, and by the time any nutrients from your drink reach your liver, they will not be in a form that have any cleansing effect. The process does not get rid of gallstones, and drinking oil is very, VERY stupid for someone who has gallstones as fatty foods aggravate the problem and can cause a lot of pain and inflammation.

      Also, no, gallstones are not present in the liver. They can pass from the gallbladder into the stomach (which tends to be very painful – trust me, I’ve experienced it) but not into the liver. There are no stones in your liver. If you want a healthy liver, drinking epsom salts, olive oil and apple juice is not going to help you in the slightest, and will simply make you feel ill and cause you to pass lumps of undigested solidified oil in your excrement (which people often mistake for ‘stones’ – hence the myth that this ‘detox’ flushes out gallstones).

      If you want a healthy liver, then eat healthily, don’t consume too much saturated fat and only drink alcohol in moderation. It really is that simple. ‘Liver cleansing’ is a quack remedy that achieves nothing, and will likely make you feel nauseous and do you more harm than good.

      Think about it: if it was possible to cleanse the liver in this way, doctors would recommend it and health insurance companies would make do this cheap process rather than paying out for them to have bona fide medical treatment.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is recommended for a complete liver cleanse/detox?

    • ANSWER:
      People bash what they do not understand…bless their hearts. :) I used to be uneducated about it too and said the same things. I used to think a doctor was the only way to go to… That was before two doctors almost killed me with their GUESSES of what was WRONG!! But when you are faced with health issues that doctors can’t figure out because they are only taught to FIX SYMPTOMS with drugs and NOT FIX the actual problem…you start to learn for yourself and heal yourself…

      The things you ‘take’ for a liver cleanse are harmless again…a clear indication that some posters above don’t have a clue about what they are talking about.

      There is a FABULOUS liver flush forum on www.curezone.com…at the top of the forum, there is a recipe link with a bunch of types of flushes you can do. I prefer the Coke flush…cause I am a wimp. Another great site to learn about it..is www.sensiblehealth.com…lots to read but it’s interesting.

      Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i detox and cleanse my liver?
    What are some natural and low cost ways to detox and cleanse my liver?

    • ANSWER:
      The healthy way is to have a healthy lifestyle.
      Adopt a healthy balanced eating plan, with a variety of fruits, vegetables, wholegrain, lean protein, healthy fats & low-fat dairy.
      Drink adequate water, keep the not-so-healthy foods to small portion sizes & don’t over-indulge with alcohol.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to do a liver detox/ body cleanse if I’m on multiple prescription medications?
    I’m sure it’s a stupid question but I need to be sure before I start it (it’s tea). I don’t want it to flush all of my meds out
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No you can’t. Actually it needs to be medically supervised don’t attempt an at home job.

  6. QUESTION:
    doing a colon/liver detox cleanse SURELY HELP TO LOSE WEIGHT?
    honestly speaking..i missed my menstruation for one year, a woman’s period is rlly impt cos it helps to remove toxins n all,once i started my periods again,i think my hormones created havoc… and also started gaining weight like hell.
    so i thought of doing a liver/colon cleanse to lose some weight and ‘recorrect’ my hormonal problems(if any)

    You guys think i can lose at least 10 pounds if i do this for 5 days? just eat the detox pills,drink tea,water,organic juice through out the detox?

    • ANSWER:
      The notion that your colon needs cleansing is a triumph of marketing. There have been clinical studies, but none produced results backing the claims of colon cleansing products, including that your cravings are reduced.

      Fecal material does not collect, impacted on the colon walls. Fecal material in the colon is not toxic and cannot poison. (Or constipated people would be found dead on the street. “Look, Jerry, there’s another one. Poor bastard didn’t eat enough fiber.”)

      Colon cleansing is quackery, designed to sell you a product you don’t need.

      There is no legitimate reason to cleanse your colon unless you’re getting a colonoscopy. (And the various colon cleansing products marketed on TV and in magazines are not what gastroenterologists want patients to use.)

      Flushing everything out of the colon is not the secret to weight loss or better health. It results in weight loss not because it’s healthy but because poop and future poop weighs something. You’ll feel better because you *believe* you’ve done something healthy, not because you *have* done something healthy.

      More beneficial than a colon cleansing is consistently eating whole grains, plenty of fruit and vegetables, and drinking enough to be properly hydrated all the time. Spend your health care dollars and time on something that’s actually beneficial.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there a really good product for a thorough liver and blood detox/cleanse?
    I need a good liver flush. I just started taking Milk Thistle and would like to keep taking it as a protector, but I want to find a detoxification product that I can take for a few days that will really flush out the system.

    • ANSWER:
      No, there are no good products that is going to do anything to help your liver by “cleansing” it. People will believe anything anyone tells them and this stuff is just a bunch of nonsense. Milk Thistle research has shown it does have a good effect on the liver, but the cleansing stuff is wasting your money.

  8. QUESTION:
    Liver cleanse (detox))?
    I’m looking for ways to clean my liver….too much of the holidays and would like to start the new year a little more healthier, thx

    • ANSWER:
      Consume Plenty of:

      * Fish, dark green vegetables, beans and vegetable oils for omega-3 fatty acids.
      * Fresh fruits and vegetables for vitamins and minerals.
      * Small meals and snacks, if they are more appealing than large meals.
      * Protein from plant sources, such as a combination of legumes and grains (but keep overall protein intake low).

      Cut Down on:

      * Proteins from animal sources.

      Avoid:

      * Alcohol in all forms.
      * Saturated fats.

      Liver Dr. Natural Liver Remedy:
      A 100% natural, safe and proven herbal remedy for ongoing liver health. Liver Dr. contains herbs known for their ability to maintain healthy liver functioning. It also helps the liver resist damage from toxins and disease, thereby improving overall systemic health.
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  9. QUESTION:
    Best detox to cleanse the liver?
    I’ve heard it helps to detox your liver. Best product or home remedy to do this? Whats the worst one you’ve used so I know to avoid it? :-)
    Do you feel better afterwards?

    • ANSWER:
      The simplest one I’ve heard is a glass of warm water and lemon juice first thing in the morning. I’ve seen that suggested in lots of diet/health books.

      In the UK we have Andrews Liver Salts- put 1 tsp in luke warm water and it fizzes right up. Drink down while still fizzing. My mother used it as a remedy if I was feeling sick. She always said that if I was going to be sick- this would speed up the process and get it over with. She was right. Gold old Andrews also helped to cure queaziness.

  10. QUESTION:
    an easy liver cleanse or detox…any ideas?

    Give me a break…….
    I have estrogen dominance. Anyway, everybody should detox once in awhile….geeze!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try a general detox 1st. Instead of a liver cleanse improve the health of your liver. For estrogen dominance should be balanced because it can cause all type of health problems in men & women both.
      For the detox, use Bathdetox (1 bath for 30 minutes, once a week) 1 box of 5. This is very good for all toxins. To improve your liver health use Liver Chi (it comes in capsules or tea form). For estrogen use Myomin. This is more important then the detox. Hormonal balance is very important to people of every age.
      You can find these 3 products at (www.chi-health.com)

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to completley heal, detox, and cleanse your liver?

    • ANSWER:
      The liver will regenerate itself.

  12. QUESTION:
    is it possible to completley heal, detox, and cleanse your liver?
    ever? after damage has been done

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing you can do to detox your liver (it is a gradual process) is to eliminate toxins from your environment. Get rid of chemicals cleansers, shampoos, soaps, colognes, air “fresheners,” Febreeze, fabric softeners, and replace them with natural alternatives. (Almost everything can be cleaned with vinegar and baking soda, and Whole Foods sells natural health care products.)

      Eliminate processed, packaged foods from your diet and cook, using organic foods.

      Consume some form of raw produce daily, and drink lots of filtered water.

  13. QUESTION:
    how can someone detox and cleanse the liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Dandelion tea works wonders on a sluggish liver (the primary filtering organ of the body), gall bladder (which produces bile to assist the digestion of fatty foods) and spleen ( an organ producing new red blood cels), and it also encourages bowel action and reduces fluid retention. Drinking Dandelion tea is one of the most effective ways to detox your body, because it stimulates digestive enzymes and bile to allow the easier metabolism of fatty foods.

      Dandelion leaves, alfalfa, aspargus, celery and vitamin B6 can all work as natural diuretics.

      Dandelion tea is excellent for ridding the body of excess fluid because, as the tea leaves contain high amounts of potassium, the body is not depleted of this important mineral through the diuretic effect of the tea♥

      Ensure, for therapeutic purposes, that you buy organic Dandelion leaf as the commercial or teabag varieties have had so much of their essential oils pulverised from them. Another reason to use organic is one of the properties of the Dandelion plant is to absorb metal pollutants from the atmosphere ~ as such organic really is essential. Add honey to taste if you like as the taste can be quite bitter ….. or lemons or limes if you like the tartness♥;

      2 – 3 teaspoons per teapot would be sufficient♥By buying the organic variety, the essential oils are still so potent that the spent leaves could be reused 2 – 3 times ~ simply refill the pot with hot water and rebrew for 15 – 20 minutes.♥

      Limit your intake of Dandelion tea to a period of say 2 – 3 weeks at a time …….. have rest periods in between using it ♥

      Perhaps this link may be of use to you ~

      http://www.detoxaustralia.com.au/supplementing_your_diet.htm

      Water, water water …. Ensure that you also hydrate your body properly with at least 2 – 3 litres of water per day as nothing substitutes for pure fresh water♥

      Try to cut back on dehydrating drinks such as coffee, tea, sodas and soft drinks and alcohol (if you drink any of these) as they will not only dehydrate you terribly but also rob you of your essential B complex of vitamins.

      Take a multi B complex supplement also…. to support healthy immune, neural and digestive functioning. Get one including all the B’s ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 andB12 etc. as they all work best as a group. Don’t buy any of the B complex of vitamins individually but rather as a whole group, unless specifically told to do so buy a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath ♥

      Please also ensure that you consult with a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath or herbalist before using Dandelion herb if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and do not use on infants or young children ♥

      Try to cut out all junky and pre packaged foods and eat food as freshly and as close to its natural state as you possibly can…… pump your intake of leafy and green vegies, vegies, fresh fruits, wholegrain cereals and breads, cold water fishes and organic lean meats ♥

      hope this info helps you a bit♥

      Good health to you & yours♥

      CHEERS

  14. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a detox plan for kidney/liver?
    Last year my naturopathic doctor put me on a liver cleanse. But I’m having flank pain on both sides and I’m in the middle of a move so I really haven’t eaten healthy at all lately. If I do a kidney/liver detox, should this benefit me? Do you think I could rid the flank pain? If you thijnk it would work do you have a detox plan for me?
    Thanks!

    And yes, I’m seeing my doctor on Friday for the flank pain.

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like you have kidney troubles, having been there myself. Your kidneys will cause you to have flank pains and when they are really bad it is difficult to get out of bed or walk or work. You really need to take care of your kidneys in anyway you can. I saw a kineisiologist who offers acupuncture and that helped a great deal, but I also drank dandelion tea, uva ursi/corn silk tea, burdock root tea and anything else for the kidneys. I have seen great improvement and coupled with the elimination of foods from my diet like white potatoes, bananas, tomatoes, cheeses, white sugar/flour. Also I watch the meals I eat and try to further eliminate any food that may cause me pain and pretty much, I am feeling great, and my pain level has diminished drastically. I see you plan to visit your doc, thats good too. All the luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    is there any food you can eat to cleanse your liver?
    I am on several meds, and would like to eat some foods that will help my liver detox naturally…Any suggestions?
    I wanted to stay away from herbs if possible. Any WHOLE FOODS I can add to my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle herb..www.healingfoodreference.com and supplementreference.com look up www.wellnessresources.com they have some great stuff…

  16. QUESTION:
    “Milk Thistle Liver Cleanse” has an ingredient known to cause cancer…?
    …….and birth defects. I looked at the Cal. prop 65 list, and couldn’t put my finger on the ingredient that was responsible for the warning being on the bottle. here’s the product::

    http://www.puritan.com/cleansing-detox-090/milk-thistle-liver-cleanse-034242?scid=3763&cm_mmc=GoogleProducts-_-Cleansing/Detox-_-milk-thistle-liver-cleanse-_-034242

    Any idea what in this product causes cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm? Maybe I shouldn’t risk it? idk. Any factual input would be awesome. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There’s some toxicity associated with Barberry (Berberis vulgaris), which should be used with extreme caution during pregnancy (has uterine stimulant effects.) This herb is actually contraindicated in patients with liver disease.

      Glycerrhiza glabra (licorice root) also has some associated toxicity, specifically related to the glycerrhizin (which appears to be standardized to 10% in this product. But it’s part of the “proprietary blend” so the precise amount of glycerrhizin is not calculable.)

      Chelidonium majus (Celadine) also has some toxicities.

      None of the above are specifically noted for carcinogenicity. But I’m not familiar with the following herbs: Fringe Tree powder, Phyllanthus amarus, Picrorhiza (Picrorhiza kurrooa)

      I do note that the Phyllanthus is standardized for the sesquiterpenes… that’s significant, because sesquiterpenes as a class commonly have related potential toxicities.

      I’m not loving this product AT ALL for general use by the masses! Several of the herbs should be used only by skilled practitioners with in-depth knowledge of physiology and pharmacology.

  17. QUESTION:
    What can I do to cleanse my liver?
    I’ve done a lot of heavy drinking over the past few years but I want to start fresh now and rejuvenate my body. Is there a cleanse or detox on I can drink that will help improve my liver? I don’t care if its an over the counter product or a concoction I can make. Also, are there any foods or drinks that improve the liver? Please give as much info and suggestions that you can. THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to “detox” is to remove poor food and beverage choices from your diet, not introduce odd things into it.

      Of course you can eat on a “detox”. The detox craze is rubbish, your kidneys, liver and colon remove all the toxins from your body. Health is achieved by avoiding poor food choices like trans fat and excessive simple sugars and alcohol.

      Keep hydrated and consume lean meats (unless vegetarian), nuts, vegetables and limited fruits (one or two pieces a day).

      Improving your overall diet will improve your liver health. Vitamin C and B help with liver health as well as proper amounts of Fiber.

      Exercise is also very important. The liver is a large organ and prone to visceral fat in sedentary (even thin) individuals.

  18. QUESTION:
    How long does it take your liver to detox?
    I’ve been unhealthy for a while now. I eat fast food, take sleep aids, and drink alcohol on a regular basis.
    Bottom line, my liver isn’t in peak condition.

    My question is how long does it take the liver to naturally cleanse itself? Does the length of an unhealthy lifestyle complicate the process?

    • ANSWER:
      You’ve been sucked into a bunch of garbage pseudoscience. Your liver is constantly detoxifying the substances you put into it. Within a few hours of consuming alcohol, your liver has broken it down to harmless compounds and prepared it for excretion from the body.
      Stop thinking in terms of “cleansing” the body. You’ve been abusing your body with this disgusting lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that you’re “dirty,” only that your body is overworked and run-down.

  19. QUESTION:
    I’d like to start a body cleanse/detox and don’t know where to start?
    I am interested in starting a nutritional body cleansing or body detox sort of program. I’d like to mainly focus on the digestive track, liver, intestines, etc. Does anyone know of a good plan or some sort of kit that I could get started with?? If so, can you give me links so I can read more about them?

    • ANSWER:
      The BEST possible body clean/detox is the lemon fast.
      You take 12 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
      12 tablespoons grade B maple syrup
      1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      60oz. water.
      Mix them together and only drink it every day, dont eat or drink anything else for three days and it will definitly cleanse your whole body. You will feel so much better, and your body will thank you.

  20. QUESTION:
    Liver Detox – Do you know of a good one?
    Would anyone know of a good Liver Detox or Cleanse that you would recommend. I have been surfing the web and have gone to my Natural Food store and they have some but I really want to hear from someone that has actually completed a cleanse and how you felt during and afterwords.

    BTW – I have a bad liver due to a birth defect of my GI track and I keep getting Cholangitis which is a Liver infection in the Bile ducts. Oh and I have had a Whipple procedure done in ’01 which removed the function in my Common Bile duct to keep bacteria from entering from the small intestine.. gross huh.

    Anyway I am going all Natural, Organic, no perfumes, no drinking etc. and want to detox my liver at least twice a year.

    Any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      Milk Thistle is a great liver detox.

      Oral anabolic steroids are liver toxic and milk thistle is a great way to keep the liver in good order.

      This link is for 200mg tablets, but I use 1000mg tabs. No side effects at all.

      Liv.52 is another good option too.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does liver detox really work for acne?
    I heard one way to cure acne is to cleanse your liver, since there are a lot of toxins in your body that your liver can’t get rid of due to hormonal imbalance. Because the liver can’t 100% clear the toxins, the body tries to get rid of them from different body parts such as your skin, hence causing acne.. Has anyone tried this? If so, did it work or did it not?

    thanks

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    I need a good cleanse for the liver and overall body?
    I’ve been feeling sluggish and I know it’s due to weather change and me not working out as much. Everything I do eat bothers me to some extent as well. I was on a BCP called Yaz to regulate my cycles and it elevated my liver enzymes – now I’m trying to lower that back to normal. (i stopped taking Yaz- dangerous side -effects)

    I need a good liver cleanse and overall detox. Also, how old should a person be before considering a colon cleanse?
    I did not know that. so why are so many on the market FDA approved? shouldn’t they be illegal?

    LOL@ Ant. I love Mexican food! I was waiting on your wisdom too.
    I am feeling a little depressed. it’s the weather. I am more of a sun girl- that’s why I plan to move. problem solved I guess.
    whats up Z! thanks for the insight.

    Thanks to all of you! good info to know.

    • ANSWER:
      Mexican food.

      ya I’m just kidding. What everyone else is saying is correct Cocoa. Getting off the Yaz will get your liver enzymes back to normal and eating a healthy nutrient dense diet will elevate your mood and energy levels

  23. QUESTION:
    Can you combine the Master Cleanse detox diet with…?

    a liver and gall bladder stone flush? I am currently on the Master Cleanse and want to know if it is a good idea to do the liver and gall bladder flush/detox to get rid of the stones I may have. Thanks much.

    • ANSWER:
      That would be too much stress on your organs. Wait a month be four you do the gallbladder cleanse. In most of the protocols after you’ve done such a regime, you should wait min. of two weeks anyway.

  24. QUESTION:
    What’s the best way to do a liver cleanse?
    I keep hearing it’s important to detox. What have you tried that works?

    • ANSWER:
      Liver cleanses are not fun, but very important to your health. If you go to Curezone.com, they have a lot of different versions of the liver cleanse. I have done the Hulda Clarke version many times and yes I did get green stones the next day. So it does do something. Infact I am going to do one tonight.

      Hope that helps.

      Alex

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleansing/detox product out there on the market?
    best product to help cleanse the liver, kidney, colon & intestines?

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t buy any of those products that claim to do that. Water and eating right is the only way to cleanse stuff from your body that you put there in the first place.

      You need to take a drug test. That is the only reason people try these things. You still have to wait the 3 to 6 weeks for the drugs to pass from your system.

  26. QUESTION:
    cleansing kidneys and liver detox?
    my girls urinating blood last time i got her to drink cranberry juice and water it stopped after a couple of days but now shes away and its starting again i think she just needs to clean her system becasue her kidneys are trying to detox her body but having some trouble due to lack of fluids.1 am i wrong i think i most likely am.but i wanna ask ne ways. and how can you help ur system detox it self
    not daughter my g/f…
    yeah like i said im not in the same city with her right now and im trying to convince her to go to a doctor.but shes stubborn

    • ANSWER:
      It is never normal to have blood in the urine. Ever. Commonly a bladder infection can cause it or problems with the kidneys. She MUST see a doctor for proper diagnoses and treatment. Don’t treat at home, if an infection is severe enough to cause visible blood it is pretty bad. Cleaning out the system theory is totally incorrect; send her to the doctor, if the problem is with her kidneys you need to know sooner, not later or the problem can get worse and serious.

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I cleanse my liver?
    I had a really bad infection, which caused a lot of swelling. So, the doctors gave me painkillers for the pain. I haven’t taken any in 3 weeks because it has since cleared up. But, I don’t want that medicine sitting around in my liver for a long period of time. Is there a simple way to “detox”?

    • ANSWER:
      with fire, fire cleanses everything

  28. QUESTION:
    I need an effective, good, yet cheap detox kit to cleanse my body?
    I’m trying to get into healthier habits, like eating healthier, exercising more, etc. I hear that in the same sense that your car needs an oil change every few thousand miles, your body needs detoxed 2-4 times a year. I was wondering if anyone could help me with some websites or something, because I don’t have a TON of money to spare, but I can spend a bit. Plus my dad has a failing liver, and I’d like to get something to help with that, too.

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing or cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive system. Old science from the late 1800′s when meat was the main food and people were constipated all the time. Not enough fruit and vegetables.
      There is no build up of bad plaque or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn’t absorb nutrients.
      Since the majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system – liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly “detox”, you need to lose excess body fat as well to fully detox.
      We “cleanse and detox” naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      And if you do one of these cleanses, they never mention the gas and bloating as your body rebuilds the healthy bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can i detoxify/decongest my liver naturally for clearer skin and overall well being?
    I was told that if i detox/decongest my liver that i’ll have clearer skin because the skin is a major outlet of everything else that is going on in your body.Right now i’m doing a colon cleanse kit.I just started.Will this interfere with naturally cleansing my liver or can i continue to take them?So how can i naturally detoxify my liver for clearer skin and overall well being?

    • ANSWER:
      We have Top quality Health and fitness products that will meet your specific liver nutrient need. Since we use the products my skin is totally different! Please contact us and we will send you this information;

  30. QUESTION:
    how can i cleanse my liver?
    would like to know if there is any truth or even if you can detox your liver

    • ANSWER:
      lots of Budweiser!!

  31. QUESTION:
    Jillian Michaels triple process total body detox and cleanse plus probiotic replenishment?
    Has anyone tried, have advice or have any reason why i should not buy this product? Have good results, bad results? Please let me know. Thank you!
    Its suppose to help reduce body bloat.
    Reduce body waste build up
    support body colon and digestive systems
    Helps support the livers natural detoxification process
    Makes you feel lighter and more energised

    • ANSWER:
      I highly recommend Acai Berry Extreme / Vital Cleanse Colon Cleanse Set – Powerful Weight Loss Diet Pill Combination

      I used the Acai Berry Extreme by itself and definitely lost weight and felt much better. After a few months I wanted to see if I could get even more results, so I tried this combination pack with the Vital Cleanse. Wow! I have definitely seen even better results. I am much more “regular” and my bowel movements aren’t strained at all. I feel like I’m finally losing that stubborn little bit of extra stuff in my lower belly. It’s actually flattened out. I wish I was able to post some pics so you could see what I mean. I definitely recommend this product to anyone. My appetite is under control. I’m sleeping better at night and I can feel more energy throughout the day. I will use this product again and again. The only thing I wish they could add to the product is a fat blocker. Also, the company that makes the product has been very supportive in answering questions I’ve had from time to time (HH Nutritionals). I hope this was helpful for you.

      The best prices and free shipping sometime from the page I bookmark.

      http://astore.amazon.com/big-deals-20/detail/B0028DTA94

      Hope you find your favorite. Good Luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    i want to set up a detox retreat business venture…any ideas?
    i want to set up a detox retreat business venture…any ideas?
    a detox centre, liver cleanse, colonics, yoga etc. Ineedt create a business plan to try and raise the finance. can anyone help in where to begin such a project?

    • ANSWER:
      I currently help people detox and improve their health and my inital investment was lest than 00.00. what a great thing it is to help people and not have all the over head. I do this from my home.

      If you are interested then check out this link or email me directly at bignlild@msn.com

      http://diamondd.infoseekdirect.com/landing1

      Oh and John Gray has a retreat like you are talking about and he endorses what I do and has introduced it to his clients. He also wrote a book about cleansing and detoxing the body.

  33. QUESTION:
    Im looking to do a detox cleanse,what is best.?
    I’m looking at the Master cleanse or something like it to clean the colon liver kidneys…ect…

    • ANSWER:
      The master cleanse or lemon detox diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You WILL lose weight on this diet. But understand, the only weight you will lose is emptying the digestive system of several days worth of food. Depending on how healthy or unhealthy you are this can add up to 10 pounds or more. Little if any of it will be body fat weight. You will not change your size! Dump the soda out of a soda bottle and the shape doesn’t change right?
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel instead of the stored fat (metabolism). Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      When you start eating again the body immediately stores any food as fat because it doesn’t know when the next famine is coming. You really don’t detox since a large portion of the toxins in the body are stored in fat cells. So if you don’t lose the fat, you don’t lose the toxins.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn’t absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon. If our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system – liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly “detox”, you need to lose excess body fat as well. Our liver and kidneys aren’t clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      Our kidneys filter 50 gallons of fluids a day. And the liver filters 500 gallons a day! They are the detox superheroes. They send most of these toxins to your bladder.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We “cleanse and detox” naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don’t tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    Any LIVER EXPERTS HELP PLEASE! Detox Tea for the liver and kidney(NEED HELP! PLEASE)?
    I had high LFTs in a previous blood test and also pains in my lower right abdominal area. Ive gone on a diet and i just bought some detox tea that supposely helps the kidney and liver and cleanses the blood at Henrys Marketplace. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify these ingrediants and know if they do work:All Organic: Cinnamon Bark,Licorice Root,Ginger Root,Burdock Root,Dandelion Root, Cardamon Seed, Juniper Berry,Black Pepper,Clove Bud,Long Pepper Berry,Chinese Amur Cork Tree Bark,Japanese Honeysuckle Flower,Forsythia Fruit,Gardenia Flower,Skullcap Root, Black Cohosh Root,Chinese Goldenthread Root,Rhubarb Root,Wax Ground,Asian Psyllium Seed. I also bought fresh Danelion Root, i was wonder in if anyone know how i should go about consuming that? Raw? Brew it and drink the water and eat the Root? And does anyone know how many times i should drink that day per day? and also the Dandelion root? I really need all these questions answer and appreciate anyone who can help. =D

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathics can help you better with this answer. I have taken liver and kidney detox teas and what I noticed was frequent, more clear urine (I had no negative side effets) of which is a good sign of your body detoxing. The ingredients you have listed are also ingredients of the liver/kidney tea that I drink. Most herbal tea manufacturers have formulated their teas from certified and master herbalists and homeopathics.

      LFT’s don’t measure liver function but they do measure liver damage. It’s a test helpful with active damage such as hepatitis or a low bile flow such as cholestasis.

      I would strongly suggest that you continue seeing a Dr. for your liver problems. The herbal tea will not cure a damaged liver.

  35. QUESTION:
    How long can you take herbs for homeopathy/holistic use?
    I have heard certain herbs like Echinacea should only be taken a few months before cold/flu season starts and not everyday all year-round, or otherwise, they are not as effective, as you build up some sort of immunity to its effectiveness.

    Is this true for most herbs? Or are there other herbs that can be taken all the time – like Ginseng, Garlic, etc. as a daily supplement for overall health or Milk Thistle/Dandelion to cleanse/detox the liver?

    While I am familiar with all of the benefits of herbs, and know about shelf-life, expiration dates, know that the FDA does not approve certain herbs, etc., I am still unclear about long-term use/effects. Can someone please clarify any known long-term use adverse affects of any known herbs?

    Thank you in advance for your help/information.

    • ANSWER:
      as a trained chinese herbalist i can ell you that yes, there are absolutely some herbs that you should not take for extended periods of time.

      garlic is fine on a daily basis, and is nearly impossible to overdose on (unless you’re a vampire or planning on breathing on anyone ;)

      ginseng on the other hand is a tonic, and is designed for long term use IF (i stress if) you are of deficient constitution! it can have detrimental side effects if taken long term or in doses that are too large (insomnia, sweating, anxiety…). a trained chinese herbalist can tell you whether or not you are of a constitution to use/need ginseng.

      liver detox herbs such as milk thistle or dandelion also need to be dosed correctly, as too much at once can lead to nausea, headaches etc (especially if you aren’t used to cleanses.) as for use over time, cleansing herbs should be used seasonally, typically in the spring, and avoided at other times unless warranted by something like a surgery (anesthesia), food poisoning, etc. too much cleansing can over-stress the body and end up draining your energy instead of increasing it.

      there are a number of other herbs that are sold otc and each herb has different contraindications etc. my advice to you would be to consult with an herbalist before considering taking anything or if you have any questions/concerns.

      hope that helps!

  36. QUESTION:
    What is a good online health store that sells detox products and health foods?
    I’m trying to buy the candida cleanse, colon cleanse and liver cleanse……… but i also want to find diet foods like the bars and things like that….

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest trying cleansing your body. I found cleansing to be the best weight loss program. I have ever tried. I lost 12 pounds in a week and 29 pounds in a month. I feel better since I removed the toxins from my body and shed some unwanted pounds. I did weight watchers, Jenny Craig and Medifast. I found that cleansing was the best since I saw results quickly and that kept me motivated to stick on the program. You can get info toll free at 1-877-587-4647 or online at http://diet4cleansing.tripod.com

  37. QUESTION:
    Liver detox pills ridding acne?
    milk thistle, artichoke leaf extract, goldenseal root extract, red clover, dandelion..

    i have been reading thngs like this will regulate hormones and cleanse the toxins from your blood.

    has anybody ever used something like this

    • ANSWER:
      Yes–may I suggest Glutathione 250 mg. NAC 600 mg. and MSM all acne is is a buildup of toxins in liver…once I cleansed my liver my skin cleared and is so beautiful…this is the skin I was meant to have and all the harsh things we put in our bodies damages our skin and the liver is built up of too many foreign things…milk thistle is good too.
      You might not need all the things that you listed. Glutathione alone cleared my skin. I took it with Vitamin c tho.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it necessary to do a body cleanse?
    I have read a few articles on cleansing and have done a few cleanses in the past but I would like to know if it is necessary or helpful to even do a body cleanse?
    The cleanse am using is suppose to detox my kidney, liver, colon and circulatory system but some people have told me that your liver and kidneys etc don’t need cleansing.

    • ANSWER:
      These people have told you the truth. Each day, eat multi-grain bread, fresh or tinned fruit, keep your fluids up, and your organs know how to clean themselves!

  39. QUESTION:
    Does the following listing provide and efficient body cleansing or “detox”?
    Does the following listing provide and efficient body cleansing or “detox”?
    Buckthorn bark, triphala powder(amla, chebulic, myrobalan, belleric myrobalan) acidolphilus bifidus, fennel seed, foenugreek powder, papaya, ginger extract, barberry root, celery powder, peppermint, rose hips.

    The ingredients are combined in a pill, but I want to know if it will “detox” the liver, kidney, and muscles?

    • ANSWER:
      Thats a really strange and large combination.
      You didnt say specifically what your health concern is but in general it is best to avoid products that are heavily advertised over the net eg:products specifically saying things like Acaicleanse or detox formula etc.Some are ok but some arnt,so best to avoid things like you find at the first couple of entries of google(paid ads) or things which have free trials or credit card offers/autoship.
      Its best to see a N.d/Naturopath/Herbalist or at least purchase from companies that are health/herbal interested & have good quality standards & know about herbs and not just profit focused.

      Briefly-

      Buckthorn bark used as laxative.
      ↓Triphala=G.I disorders,liver disorders.
      amalaki
      haritaki
      bibhitaki
      Acidophilus bifidus is a probiotic for good bacteria.
      Fennel seed is used for gas,increasing breast milk.
      Fenugreek is used for lowering triglycerides amongst other things.
      Papaya is used for enzymes.
      Ginger for some types of nausea and rheumatoid arthritis.
      European Barberry is used for kidneys,antimicrobial etc.
      Celery powder for diuretic,arthritis,potassium,blood pressure.
      Peppermint is used for sore throat,headaches,IBS etc.
      Rose Hips i dont find much value in personally.

      They are also used for other things too.

      This tablet i dont find a well thought out formula with just different things thrown in together like a bad recipe.

  40. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried any of Dr. Groups detox/cleanses?
    There are a few different ones. Colon cleanse, liver/gallbladder, organism, heavy metal.

    http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/must-read-cleansing-instructions.html

    This seems so thorough, and i have been through so much this year health wise i feel an all over cleaning is needed. If youve tried this id love to hear about your experiences

    • ANSWER:
      “Detoxes” and “Cleanses” are naturopathic nonsense with no scientific basis. It’s all a scam, they are of no therapeutic value. What exactly are you hoping these “cleanses” will do? If you want to adopt a healthy lifestyle, eat healthily, exercise and keep hydrated. Don’t waste your money on this nonsense.

  41. QUESTION:
    how do I detox and internally cleasnse?
    I really need a detox and internal cleanse. I’m gaining weight, tired, and I look horrible. I found colon cleansers, liver cleansers, and detoxers at the drug store but they’re so expensive and I really can’t afford them. What are homemade recipes I can make?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way. All that detox and internally cleanse stuff is just pseudoscience combined with snake oil salesmen wanting your money. I swear some of the stuff they say is so laughable.
      The only time you need a detox, and I mean a true detox is if you’re an alcohol or drug abuser. And that’s done in a hospital with an IV or drugs under the supervision of a doctor.
      I don’t know what’s in liver cleansers but colon cleansers are just overpriced fiber and laxatives. The only time you need a clean colon is if you’re going in for a colonscopy and the hospital give syou instructions for that.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to do a full body cleanse for colon, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, candida?
    I was wondering how to do a full body cleanse. I bought some Oxy Powder for my colon; a dry skin brush and some Aztec clay and apple cider vinegar for a full body clay mask for my skin; and some detox foot pads to wear at night. I’m going to eat only fruit and veggies for about 2 weeks and than 2 weeks on juice followed by 1 week of pure water. What other products should I use to cleanse?

    But what about cleansing for other things such as my kidneys, liver/gallbladder, and for candida, and parasites? Should I do this during my fasting/ colon detox or wait a few weeks in between. And what products to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Learn everything you need to know about detox diets, juice fasting, colon health, liver cleansing, and much more at Jon Barron’s web site. He offers the world’s most comprehensive detox program.

      Phase One: The Natural Colon Cleanse
      There is an old saying, “Death Begins In The Colon.” Although an oversimplification, the road to health begins with intestinal cleansing and detoxification–no matter what the disease or problem. And, you miss the big picture when you think it is just about drawing out old fecal matter. We are talking about enhancing each function from your mouth to your anus: digestion, nutrient transfer, waste processing, metabolic functions, toxic drainage, and boosting your immune system. For this program, you MUST do a colon detox before a liver detox or you risk having major toxins push back into the blood stream (since your drain pipe is plugged). Learn More…
      Include A Heavy Metal Cleanse
      Many health ailments–headaches, exhaustion, and muscle cramps–are coming from heavy metal toxicity. It has been implicated in everything from increased risk of Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease to mental retardation and cancer. And, with today’s environmental pollutants, everyone around the globe is at risk. Learn More…

      Phase Two: The Kidney & Gallbladder Cleans
      he National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse estimates that each year, nearly 100,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with kidney failure. More than 100,000 currently have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) due to diabetes, and an astounding 7.7 million have physiological evidence of chronic kidney disease. Yikes! Paramount to good care of the kidneys is reducing the toxic load they have to deal with, especially proteins and chemical contaminants which can build up in the kidneys, slowing their function, increasing acidity and raising blood pressure. However, the more important reason for doing a kidney cleanse in this program is that it softens gallstones, making the Liver Detox much easier. Learn More…

      Phase Three: The Liver Detox
      The liver is so important to our well-being that many healers maintain that most diseases cannot develop in the body (that, in fact, no form of cell degeneration can occur) if the liver is functioning in an efficient, healthy manner. Things that harm the liver: protein in the diet, simple carbohydrates, overeating, drug residues, alcohol, toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, lack of exercise, and more. Liver problems can result in digestive issues, constipation, low energy, allergies, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and infertility. Learn More…

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  43. QUESTION:
    anybody used a detox supplement program?
    Im really into health and strenghtening my body, ive been researching about detox and wish to partake. I really want to cleanse my liver and every other major organs as well. Any good recommendations? Im looking for a products in between the 30-50$ range

    • ANSWER:
      I learned of one called WOW….it comes with fiber and everything. It is a fantastic cleanse!!

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse your body.?
    Through detox or other. And not just to pass a drug test or something, to really cleanse out my body, colon, kidneys, liver…etc.
    What about colon cleanses, or cholonix, or fasting?

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry juice!

      dont EVER buy the kind with no sugar added though. that stuff is DISGUSTING! that is the most vile sour thing ive ever tasted.

  45. QUESTION:
    How much weight can i lose on a detox?
    Im planning to start the wildrose d-tox system , the program is only 12 days .
    in the program you are not allowed to eat any sugars , flours , or anything with refined sugars.
    most of the food that you eat on this program are proteins and fruits/vegetables
    you can only drink water and teas (green , herbal teas )
    this program is supose to cleanse the colon , intestins ,and liver .

    how much weight should i be able to lose ?

    • ANSWER:
      i’d say at least 5 pounds. with exercise 6 or 7. it also depends on you rmetabolism and your weight and everything but i’d say no less than 4 and no more than 9. xx

  46. QUESTION:
    How much money should I be spending for body detox?
    Recently I just fell upon detoxing on the internet.

    I’m really looking to do a full body detox for all the health benefits, because I REALLY believe my body needs it considering all the symptoms that I have for just a parasite detox alone.

    I wanted to do this:
    Parasite Cleanse
    Kidney Cleanse
    Colon Cleanse
    Liver Cleanse

    I found a kit on ebay that is priced at for a full body detox, but I’m unsure if that is too much.

    Could you possibly give me some general prices that you have spent on your detoxes, whether it be just one or all of them, and a list of the ingredients you purchased.

    For the parasite detox, it’s generally black wallnut husk, wormwood, and cloves, but i want to see what you have purchased other detoxes.

    This would be my first time so I’m trying to go for a decent deal without having to hastle in purchasing all the sorts of capsuls & herbs if I can avoid it by buying a kit.
    I’m trying to do this to clean my body out, not just “diet” like many of you may think.

    I wouldn’t have asked this if I wanted to go on a diet.

    • ANSWER:
      You shouldn’t spend anything on detoxing. Its not a healthy way to cleanse the body. If you really want to do something good for yourself, eat healthy, balanced meals/snacks, and exercise 30 minutes per day.

  47. QUESTION:
    Detox Question?
    I bought a detox kit from Whole Foods. It is the Whole Foods Brand, 365, and it came with 3 bottles of pills. The product is called Complete Body Cleanse.

    It came with:
    Herbal Regularity Laxative Formula
    Cleansing Fiber Blend and
    Milk Thistle Liver Cleanse

    I was wondering what I was supposed to eat while on the detox. I wish to begin tomorrow. Is it okay to eat normal and just avoid high-processed foods or do I need to follow a specific plan. There was no where on the box indicating what to eat.

    Please help

    By the way its a 14 day plan.

    • ANSWER:
      You can boost the benefits of the detox by not burdening your digestive system with bad foods. Eat mostly veggies, fruit and whole grains like oatmeal, brown rice, wheat bread. Drink lots of fluids, especially water. Yougurt is good but stay away from meat and dairy as much as you can, they tend to gunk up your system.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it important to detox the colon first before the liver and others ? read:?
    I have never detoxed before, but I was told, and can’t remember the order. I was told, I THINK, to cleanse the colon first so that when the residue come out of the liver, etc, then it goes into a cleaner colon that can more easily get rid of those residues ? And what is good for colon cleanse in the way of foods, tinctures, and maybe coffee enemas ? I don’t need site unless they are informative, I do not want sites about where to buy them, I like to hear real life experiences if possible. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      yes, and you can also flush the colon whilst doing the liver cleanse to move all the debris and other stuff that comes from the liver. gives you a good, light feeling – that liver cleanse. good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    Detox body just by changing diet to get rid off acne?
    I read about liver flushes somewhere on the internet. By doing a step by step procedure with items like epsom salt, grape fruit, olive oil, etc, you can cleanse your body. I am very active in sports, so I can’t fast. Can you cleanse your body just by eating clean foods (natural unrefined foods) ?

    • ANSWER:
      Those detox flushes will not cure acne, nor will changing your diet. Diet has been shown to have little or no effect on acne.

      Beware of using any products for acne unless they have been prescribed or recommended by your doctor. People make all kinds of suggestions about the best thing to do to cure acne. Some cures I’ve heard include putting oatmeal, honey, lemon juice, tea tree oil, cucumber, vinegar, milk of magnesia or toothpaste on your face. Practically every cosmetics company and company that makes personal care products makes something that is a “sure cure” for acne. If we think about this, and use some common sense, we have to come to the conclusion that there is no quick or easy cure for acne, because if there was it would be well known and doctors would be telling everyone about it.

      Numerous companies make a lot of money persuading people to buy products that at worst will make the acne worse, and at best may help some people a little. Often fewer products are better. People often make their acne much worse by using too many products. There really is no quick fix for acne. Don’t spend a lot of money on products just because their ads say that they will cure acne. Your doctor is the best person to ask for help, and he or she may recommend some prescription medication or non-prescription treatment that may be suitable for you..

      There are some very simple and basic things you can do that cost nothing. Keep your face or any other area affected by acne very clean. Any mild antibacterial soap will help with that. Rinse the area well to remove all soap residue. Drink plenty of water – it really does help to clear up acne. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. A healthy life style will make a difference. Try to reduce the stress in your life – stress contributes to acne, so also probably the more you worry about the acne and focus on it, the worse it will be.

      Probably the most useful and effective things you can do are to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts and never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean you are, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer.

      Here are a few informative links with additional ideas about preventing and treating acne.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm

      http://www.acne.com/cause_effects/causes_acne.php

      http://www.acnerecovery.com/acne-information/causes-of-acne.html

  50. QUESTION:
    detox pills…………….question how it works?
    So I have some detox pills for cleansing the liver and so on but I dont really know how it works will they give me diahria or make me pee alot???

    • ANSWER:
      The best (and easiest and cheapest!) thing you can do is to eat a diet of at least 75% raw foods. (Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fresh juices, lots of filtered water.)

      Keep the colon clean to facilitate toxin elimination from the liver: Eating plenty of raw fibrous vegetables, like carrots, celery and cauliflower, will sweep out your colon nicely.

      Foods high in Vitamin K (leafy greens, alfalfa sprouts) are especially beneficial.

      Eat plenty of raw almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. These contain arginine, an amino acid which helps to detoxify ammonia, a by-product of protein digestion which accumulates in the liver.


Liver Cleanse

Liver is an important organ and helps to remove toxins from the blood. It is our primary concern to keep the liver functioning in full capacity to help clear harmful toxins from the blood stream.In modern times due to hectic schedule and haphazard living conditions one depends primarily on fast food diet and consumes alcohol to a great extent which is harmful for the body. Hence, it becomes necessary to cleanse the liver to remove small stone particles and crystals that create congestion in the liver walls and cause disease.

Few easy tips for natural liver cleanse makes life simpler. Incorporate lifestyle and dietary changes in the first place. Drinking apple juice helps provide lubrication in the walls of the liver which churns out the unhealthy stone debris from the liver. Use virgin olive oil which promotes contraction in the gall bladder and bile duct and forces the large particles to be pushed down. Epsom salt is very handy and can be mixed in water or fruit juices which help to soften the walls of the bile duct and lets the large harmful particles to move smoothly. Consume more grapes and lemons. The fruit juices blend in olive oil and help to push stones and small elements away from the liver. Drink tea and juices. Eat alkaline based food that helps in neutralizing the bile acids.

Gastro Esophageal Reflux disease “GERD” can be prevented using GERD natural remedies. You are the dictator of your body, so own full responsibility of your body balance and functioning. Start with exercises to keep your body muscles fit and your mind free of stress and tensions. Regular meditation or yoga and talking long walks in the heart of the nature frees your body and mind. Remember not to exercise and exert your body with full stomach. See that you sweat when you perform a task. Sweat glands help cleanse the toxins in your body. Eat healthy food with high nutrient value and rich in living enzymes to fight GERD. Consume food that is rich in Vitamin D that produces peptides and removes infection in the esophagus. Baking Soda is a natural antacid and is helpful to fight stomach upset. Aloe vera juice too acts as a natural cure for GERD.

GERD can lead to uncomfortable chest pains, ulceration, inflammation, hemorrhaging and prolonged negligence can lead to esophageal cancer. Treat yourself at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse?
    I just did the liver cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark. There were no complications, but the morning after I did the cleanse, I couldn’t identify any stones in the bowel movement. Could someone experienced tell me a possible problem scenario? Im not exactly sure WHY I didnt get any stones out.
    Janet,

    I spent over building the zapper which is suppossed to eliminate parasites before doing a liver cleanse. I also had dental work done before the cleanse. I understood that Hulda Clarks liver cleanse recipe was a “true cleanse”, and it was also recommended by one of my doctors. I attempted to cleanse to eliminate my shoulder pain, and to eliminate my allergies as well. I also work in a natural foods store, and I heard her cleanse is very effective. I’m not certain of the problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Several possibilities here. One is that you didn’t have any gallstones. Another is that they are too small to detect. (Pretty yucky business.) Here’s a link to read more about the cleanse, where she says you must remove all parasites before doing: http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/huldas_recipe.asp

      Why did you do this cleanse? Were you experiencing pain in the gall bladder region? Many people have reported pain relief from drinking a quart of apple juice daily. There is a gallstone cleanse recipe circulating that specifies drinking a quart of apple juice every day for 3 days before using the lemon juice & oil cleanse.

      This cleanse is specific for gall bladder/digestive problems. A true liver cleanse will contain milk thistle seed extract, buplurum, dandelion root and burdock root, or herbs with similar actions.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a liver cleanse that you have actually used?
    A doctor told me I need to do a liver cleanse. Is there one that you have actually used? How long did it take? Did you have to be close to a bathroom for more than 24 hours? I have a few weeks to figure out how to do this until I see him again.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Will doing a colon and liver cleanse reduce the effectiveness of the birth control pill?
    I’m thinking about doing a colon cleanse and then a liver cleanse, but I am taking oral contraceptives and need to know if doing either of these two things will make the pill ineffective for the time being. I don’t want to get pregnant!

    • ANSWER:
      ooo. that is a really good question. maybe contact the manufacturer or call your dr?

  4. QUESTION:
    Where will my liver gallstones come out of when i do a liver cleanse?
    I have done a colon cleanse, currently on a parasite kill, then i will jump to a liver cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark Ph.D., N.D.
    I have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

    • ANSWER:
      Gallbladder and liver excretion is through the intestines, not the bladder.

      Go ahead and do the flushes, they’re completely phony therapies anyway.

      Read up on Dr. Clark while you’re at it.

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/clark.html

  5. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don’t want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      You really can’t cleanse the liver and you can’t flush fat from it. Where does this stuff come from? Isn’t this the 21st century? Shouldn’t folks be better informed than to believe this nonsense?

  6. QUESTION:
    What form of malic acid could I take to replace the 5 green apples per day in a liver cleanse?
    I just finished a 6 day liver cleanse eating 5 green apples per day. I have hypoglycemia and it was too much sugar for me. The malic acid is supposed to soften the gall stones. Can I get the Malic acid in another form to achieve the same softening effect?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah you can get it is magnesium malate (magnesium + malic acid). Found as Ultra Muscleze by Bioceuticals. See a naturopath for it.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a good / safe cleanse for bowel and / or liver?
    I want to do a simple, safe bowel and / or liver cleanse but I need one that is safe to while on a beta-blocker for HBP. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Research the hundreds of products like that on the market at an unbiased source like NutritionalTree.com. They do not sell anything but do review many products. Also, read their Supplement Buying Guide. http://www.nutritionaltree.com/guide/buying_guide.aspx

  8. QUESTION:
    Should a skinny person go on a fast or liver cleanse diet?
    I’m currently on a liver cleanse diet to hopefully remove toxins from my body but the problem is I am skinny. I lose weight easily and by removing many foods from my diet, I feel like I will lose a lot of weight. Should I even be on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no “build up” of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn’t absorb nutrients.
      Since we reabsorb most of the water in our food and drink through the large intestine, If it was coated with “mucoid plaque”, we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      We “cleanse and detox” 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      A high fiber diet works every time.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.

  9. QUESTION:
    what kind of liver cleanse herb can i use if i’m allergic to ragweed?
    I know that some common herbs like burdock and milk thistle are used for a liver cleanse,but should not be used if you’re allergic to ragweed.Are there any alternatives?

    • ANSWER:
      In traditional Eastern European herbal medicine, nettle has been often used in liver cleansing mixtures. You can actually use nettle tea alone, or you can make a herbal mixture by using 20 parts of nettle leaves, 20 parts of taraxacum, 10 parts of horsetail, 5 parts of silver birch leaves and 5 parts of dog rose hips.

      I don’t know if all of these plants are available where you live, but you can always stick with nettle.

      Hope that helped, cheers!

  10. QUESTION:
    Would a liver cleanse help clear up skin psoriasis?
    I heard that sometimes if your liver isn’t functioning right you may develop skin psoriasis, and I think that’s what might have happened to my boyfriend. So i was just wondering if anyone knows if a liver cleanse would be a good way to clear up psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Its a possibility. The liver and kidneys to have a lot to do with other parts of the body and functions.Try it , there’s only one way to find out. Good Luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you use epsom salts on its own as a cleanse for the bowel , liver etc,?
    i have seen the liver cleanse diet using epson salts and olive oil and grapefruite juice , but i don’t want to do all that .

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately the whole concept of detox is an urban myth. It is based solely on the irrational rants of constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as the considered them food only fit for the lower classes to consume. As a result they had little option but to spend their time taking laxatives and purgatives and giving themselves enemas. Provided you have not already done too much damage to your body, your liver and kidneys will deal with problem of removing toxins from your body, as that was what they were designed to do. After that, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start afresh.

  12. QUESTION:
    When you take liver cleanse pills, do you also need to limit your diet to vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc?
    I currently purchased Enzymatic Therapy Complete Liver Cleanse. It is a 2 week program (you take 3 pills in the morning and 3 before bedtime). I know that I should not be consuming alcohol while taking the pills, but I am not sure if I should also be on a special diet. I am a vegetarian so I don’t consume meat or dairy, but should I also stay away from soy products?

    • ANSWER:
      I know that the pamphlet that comes with that kit mentions a “clean” diet while you are taking the cleanse. Basically-lots & lots of water, low sugar, whole grains, lean protein(including greens & legumes if you don’t eat meat), fruits & vegetables. The less processed the better. Generally speaking, unless you’re eating edamame, soy is processed to make it into tofu or “meat” etc. So I would definitely limit if not completely eliminate the soy while you’re doing the cleanse. Hope that helps!

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone HERE ever done the Liver Cleanse & Does it really work?
    Hi,

    Has anyone here ever done a Liver Cleanse(by ingesting olive oil & lemon juice)? If so. What happened & did you benefit from it?

    Also can you guide me to a safe guidelines on the net for doing this?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I did the liver cleanse 5 times in 4 years. I have a very “lazy” gallbladder. I used to have migraines every other day, or one week in a row, tinnitus, and not to mention I was scheduled for surgery(gallbladder).After the first cleanse I felt awesome, and I got rid all of those symptoms. Make sure you take acidophilus for at least one week after this procedure. It balance the friendly bacteria, and make your digestive tract function better.

      http://home.bluegrass.net/~jclark/liver_cleanse.htm

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural liver cleanse that you have tried and would suggest?
    I’ve read about a lot of liver cleanses–juice fasts, lemon juice and cayenne, olive oil, epsom salts, herbal mixes, radish juice etc. Is there a natural (not packaged) liver cleanse that you’ve tried and would suggest?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    How Long Should a Liver Cleanse Last?
    I’m taking a Milk Thistle blend but not sure how long to take it as the instructions don’t cite duration. I’m thinking 10 days at the most—has anyone else done a liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop now. There’s no need to cleanse your liver, your body does that naturally. Nothing you do can help your liver. You can instead keep it healthy by moderating your alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight and eating a balanced diet.

      I’m afraid you’ve wasted your money.

  16. QUESTION:
    Have any one ever use colon cleasne products and liver cleanse products?
    If you have did they work for you. After taking these supplements did you get more energy and feel better. Did it help you go to the bathroom more often.

    I am just wondering because I have just started taking a colon cleanse supplement, a liver cleanse supplement and a daily once a day woman vitamin and vitamin c. And it seems to be helping me. I feel better and not all sluggish, I have energy. I feel like my overall health is improving.

    • ANSWER:
      I have done both types of cleanses. i used oxy powder and livatrex. I started using the products three years ago and still continue using them today. by cleansing my liver i was able to help my metabolism and in turn lost allot of weight in the process along with changes in my diet and exercise. I also was able to get over the hump of depression with in turn gave me the motivation i needed to follow through with my new found lifestyle. a good book to read is health begins in the colon. in case you are wondering how much weight i lost i started at 265 and now am at 145.

  17. QUESTION:
    Would a liver cleanse as well as a colon cleanse take away any cravings for sugar?
    I was wondering with any cleanse would it take away any cravings for junk food.

    If so I was going to do one this weekend but I would like to know health perspectives of others!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no therapeutic effect to any colon cleanse or liver cleanse regimen. This is all a marketing ploy. I am a nurse and I work in the Gastroenterology Field. Any Gastro doctor will tell you it’s a waste of time and money.

  18. QUESTION:
    how to cleanse your liver without pills?
    I want to try a nice liver cleanse, but I’d really like to avoid taking any pills… is there something else I can do? A one-week diet where I eat–this will sound stupid–liver-cleansing foods? :D I’m willing to do anything that doesn’t include taking more pills or anything artificial.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Heather –
      We “cleanse” 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, raw nuts, vegetables,lean meats, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Lots of water ,green tea (antioxidant), and diluted fruit juices.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda. Read food labels. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your body. Some cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Spend your money in the produce department and your body will cleanse itself..
      Good luck.

  19. QUESTION:
    When is it bad to do a liver cleanse?
    I know a fellow that intends to quit drinking in the New Year.I think he should wait a month or two before doing the cleanse.He thinks the sooner the better.He has 18-20 beers nightly. I believe he should heal a little first. I welcome your opinions.Merry Christmas to all.

    • ANSWER:
      Baa-Baa is right regarding the liver cleanse… His liver will cleanse itself if he can just quit tormenting it.

      What is very important is, that he taper down a bit before going cold turkey. Going from 20 drinks a day to zero all at once is very dangerous if it isn’t done with medication. Benzo’s, Librium, Valium, Xanax etc will greatly reduce the trauma of quitting. Doctors are wary about prescribing these meds to someone who admits he is still drinking, but if you go with him to his doctor and promise you will only allow him to take these meds if he is sober, the doc may agree to give him some.

      Without Benzo’s, he must taper back for a period of about a week if he doesn’t want to risk seizures and possible death. Get some non-alcoholic beer and let him start on this during the day or early evening. Allow him only 12 light beers per night for 2 days or so; then 8, then 6. Once he’s down to 6 light beers per night for a few days, it’s probably safe to make the jump to sobriety.

      He should be taking vitamin B-Complex, before, during, and after his reduction/quitting. This can prevent some of the more dangerous effects of withdrawal. If he becomes very ill, or acts strangely during this process, he must be seen by a doctor at once.

      Good Luck & GodSpeed to you both!

  20. QUESTION:
    Can LIVER CLEANSE cure asthma and allergies?
    Can LIVER CLEANSE cure asthma and allergies?

    • ANSWER:
      no..

  21. QUESTION:
    are there any dangers to doing a gall bladder and liver cleanse?
    and is it essential to do a bowel (colon) cleanse first and if so for how long?

    • ANSWER:
      I have done this cleanse and I have to say the benefits are worth it.
      If you do one of the more radical over night cleanses just be aware that the toxins will be released through your system really fast and all those toxins going through your intestines at once for me any way it felt like flue symptoms.
      But by the middle of the next day I hadn’t felt that good in years.
      As a precaution I made sure somebody close knew what I was up to and I don’t think any lasting harm is likely to come from it but I think that is a good precaution.
      I still have my Gall bladder three years later and I feel great.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse the liver and/or Pancreas?
    Whats a good natural remedy to cleanse the liver and pancreas?

    • ANSWER:
      This page outlines the basic Liver Cleansing. This section contains eight pages of details related to the Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse. We hope you find this information useful.
      It is quite impossible to achieve complete health without having a clean body. If you want to build health and sustain it, the body must be made able to feed itself and remove its own wastes. This starts with a liver cleanse. When the liver is functioning it will clean the body at the cellular level provided that one eats good foods on a regular basis. At this point the food itself becomes a constant remedy. Eliminating the need for excessive supplementation.
      The Basic Ingredients needed for a successful Liver Gallbladder Cleanse or Flush:

      2-4 quarts of Organic Apple Juice
      6-12 fresh Organic Lemons
      A 16 ounce bottle of Extra virgin Olive oil, or Walnut oil which is much more palatable and just as effective.
      1 bottle of Digestorum or enough Paracelsus Elixir on hand to last for two or more weeks.

      http://www.amaluxherbal.com/liver%20cleanse.htm

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any idea how to do a liver cleanse ?
    I would like to know what herbs to take, how to do it at home and also how to do it chemically or through a doctor but I would really prefer to do it at home I want it to be very effective and it should last long.It should not be a mild cleanse but a strong one.Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon water and fish r great for u’r liver. !!

  24. QUESTION:
    How can i detox and cleanse my liver?
    What are some natural and low cost ways to detox and cleanse my liver?

    • ANSWER:
      The healthy way is to have a healthy lifestyle.
      Adopt a healthy balanced eating plan, with a variety of fruits, vegetables, wholegrain, lean protein, healthy fats & low-fat dairy.
      Drink adequate water, keep the not-so-healthy foods to small portion sizes & don’t over-indulge with alcohol.

  25. QUESTION:
    How much of Apple Cider Vinegar should I drink a day to cleanse my liver?
    I heard that Apple Cider Vinegar helps to cleanse the liver, so I was wondering, is there a limitation as tow how much of it I can intake into my system? Are there side affects? And I also heard that you can put ACV on the scalp to strengthen the hair, is that true? Please give me simple answers, I don’t wanna study about Apple Cider Vinegar, and I don’t wanna read 100 pages, so please make it as simple as possible! Thank you so much!
    One thing I wanted to add is that I WANT to you Apple Cider Vinegar. For all of you who thinks it’s not good for you, that’s not what I’m asking! My question was, how much of ACV can I mix with water and intake it a day? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      cider vinegar is very effective in detoxicating various organs in the body together with the blood stream. Hence it is a purifier, as it has a means of breaking down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. It therefore, promotes the health of the vital organs of the body e.g. kidneys, bladder, liver etc., by preventing an excessively alkaline urine. Cider vinegar also helps oxidate the blood which consequently prevents the blood from becorning too thick and gluey, which gives rise to a strained heart and blood vessels resulting in high blood pressure. Cider vinegar also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination and it neutralizes any toxic substance taken into the body.
      The dialy dosage is 2 Tablespoons in a glass of water before breakfast, and try fonding the highest quality ACV you can.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can you cleanse your liver?
    How can you naturally cleanse your liver.
    It’s part of a natural cholesterol treatment that i’m researching.

    • ANSWER:
      wish i new !!! my husband has sarcoidosis in his liver , also his lungs ,we been told nothing can be done

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a lemon and a lime-in a liver cleanse it is advised to drink warm water with?
    fresh lemon juice squeezed in-would using juice from a lime serve the same purpose or is there a difference and what would that be?

    • ANSWER:
      I apologize for my previous reply. Thank you for the clarification.

      As you requested, I did some further research upon the topic and found that both lemons and limes seem to work the same way for this purpose.

      The use of lemon or lime varies depending on the area. For example, in some Latin America countries, what we call “Lemon” is called “Limon Amarillo” (Literally “Yellow Lemon”), and they call limes “Limones” (“Lemons”)

      Depending on where did the recipe originated, you may find that they either use one or the other. Some will exclusively say “Lemon Juice”, while others will say “Lime Juice”

      Several recipes call for either one or the other saying “lemon or lime juice”

      Since both are highly acidic the results seem to be pretty much the same.

      In conclusion, the only difference you will notice will be in the taste.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is used by doctors to cleanse your liver?
    i have reoccuring boils, one right after another. i’m getting worried! someone told me to cleanse my liver. can someone give me some addvise, please?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    How to know if one could use a liver cleanse?
    How well do they work anyways? Any personal testimonials?

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend that you speak to a Holistic Nutritionist or Naturopath before you start cleansing. I would recommend that you do a GI and kidney cleanse first because these are the two organs that will be ‘excreting’ toxins from your system once you start a liver cleanse and you want them to be functioning at their optimum. It would be a waste of time and money if you didn’t have an optimally functioning GI tract or urinary tract when cleansing your liver.

  30. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried a liver cleanse/ gallstone flush instead of gallbladder surgery?
    I have read on more then one site that you can use this as a surgery alternative. You have to drink some epsom salt and then some olive oil and lemon. Please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Anatomically, there is no way to “flush” your gallbladder. By drinking the items they prompt you to, it will most likely cause your gallbladder to spasm. The spasm may work any sludge or stones that you have in it into the duct work that takes it to your digestive tract. I wouln’t suggest doing this untill you see your doctor. If you have any obstructions of your gallbladder, making it spasm may just make your situation worse. Try keeping a diet that is low in fat. That will help ease the contraction of your gb and thus decrease your pain. Keep in touch with your doctor. Waiting too long can also lead to you gallbladder becoming necrotic (dieing). The tissue that makes up your gb can get so irritated that it starts getting infected and could die. Good luck….talk to a doctor….

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what this liver cleanse is called?
    Its where you go on a cleanse for 11 days and all you eat is a drink for breakfast and a salad for lunch and dinner. And for snacks: half a apple and almonds with lemon water. My friends went on this cleanse but they don’t remember what its called.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like a DeTox treatment. DeTox is removing toxins from your body.

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an easy and safe liver cleanse?
    I have heard when you do this once a week for a month, it lowers cholesterol. Any advice and help on this would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      check this site for detox details it would help you

  33. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for bupleurum liver cleanse to remove marijuana from your system?

    • ANSWER:
      The same amount of time as the body takes to cleanse thc which depends on the frequency and for how long.

  34. QUESTION:
    liver cleanse / detox without a gallbladder?
    I want to do a liver cleanse / detox (the one with epsom salt, then olive oil, apple juice every 2 hours etc), but had my gallbladder removed. Is this something I can still do without a gallbladder? It sounds like this process helps get rid of gallstones, but I thought there were only gallstones in the gallbladder, not in the liver too? please advise nurses or doctors!
    thanks :)
    alice – nothing about livers on the site.

    • ANSWER:
      ‘Liver cleanses’ and ‘gallbladder flushes’ are not advisable. Firstly, it’s impossible to ‘cleanse’ or ‘flush’ the liver or the gallbladder with anything. Nothing that you swallow enters your gallbladder at any point in the digestive process, and by the time any nutrients from your drink reach your liver, they will not be in a form that have any cleansing effect. The process does not get rid of gallstones, and drinking oil is very, VERY stupid for someone who has gallstones as fatty foods aggravate the problem and can cause a lot of pain and inflammation.

      Also, no, gallstones are not present in the liver. They can pass from the gallbladder into the stomach (which tends to be very painful – trust me, I’ve experienced it) but not into the liver. There are no stones in your liver. If you want a healthy liver, drinking epsom salts, olive oil and apple juice is not going to help you in the slightest, and will simply make you feel ill and cause you to pass lumps of undigested solidified oil in your excrement (which people often mistake for ‘stones’ – hence the myth that this ‘detox’ flushes out gallstones).

      If you want a healthy liver, then eat healthily, don’t consume too much saturated fat and only drink alcohol in moderation. It really is that simple. ‘Liver cleansing’ is a quack remedy that achieves nothing, and will likely make you feel nauseous and do you more harm than good.

      Think about it: if it was possible to cleanse the liver in this way, doctors would recommend it and health insurance companies would make do this cheap process rather than paying out for them to have bona fide medical treatment.

  35. QUESTION:
    Have you ever done a liver cleanse?
    I saw all these liver cleansing products at the store. Is it just a lot of hype? Have you ever done one? I can’t afford to waste money but I have been feeling lethargic and looking now for a boost. What is the best product if you have done one? Tell me!

    • ANSWER:
      I found most liver detoxs too overwhelming to the body until I found out and used Metagenics Ultra Clear. Its done on a good gradient and you feel great. Its very healthy.

      I knew it was working when someone commented to me how great my skin looked.

      Definately a good choice.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the safest liver detox/cleanse I can buy?
    Can you please share with me your experiences with liver detox. Is it really safe and do you feel much better after the cleanse. If you have used a brand you like please let me know.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve read alot on fitness boards, guys that use oral roids use milk thistle to counter the negatives. Thats the only thing I’ve heard of.

  37. QUESTION:
    I have a bruised Liver. Will a Liver Cleanse help speed my recovery?
    I took a hard knee shot right to the liver in one of my MMA matches. I got a bruised liver as a result. The doctor told me no sprarring for about 6 months. Would a liver cleanse help flush out all the leaky blood and keep the swelling down?

    • ANSWER:
      you need to ask your doctor before you do anything…..
      i don’t know anything about a bruised liver, but i do know that detoxing can be strenous on the body even though it is good for it….
      if you really want to detox, don’t do really any intrusive detoxes as of yet, but drink lots of water with lemon and eat a ton of fruits and green vegetables…lay off carbs and sugars
      but definitly ask your doctor if you want to do more

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the proper, best and most effective way to do a liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle is a natural liver cleanser so you can drink tea with it or take supplements. A ton of water and if you really want to go crazy you can juice to help detox.

  39. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder liver cleanse versus gallbladder removal?
    My Uncle has lots of gallstones and is wondering how well the liver cleanse works and is it worth going through the pain? Is it better to try the liver cleanse first, before going through surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      (ANS) No.1 The fact that stones form inside the gall bladder is directly related to how the body handles fatty (rich) foods. The formation of gall stones is dietary related but also there is a genetic element to someone getting stones forming i.e. possibly a family history?

      No.2 Obviously it makes complete sense to try a liver cleansing first if this is what the GP or consultant has recommended. DON’T try this if it hasn’t actually been formally suggested.

      No.3 My dad had his gall bladder removed completely & the body can deal quite OK! once its been taken out. My best friend had the stones removed by surgery i.e. day surgery. because her stones were far too large to be passed from the body in the normal way. Passing stones can be excruciatingly painful I believe. Removal via surgery is far far the best option as I understand this.

      Best Regards Ivan.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to flush alcohol out of your liver and cleanse your system?
    I drank Friday night, and I have to take an ethanol alcohol test Tuesday. What is the best things I can do to flush out my liver just to make sure I pass?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing can get alcohol out of your system except time spent NOT DRINKING. Drinking lots of water isn’t a bad idea; alcohol dehydrates the body. I would also recommend eating rice or another form of carbo loading to replenish your strength.
      Side note: Shut up Jackie did you ever consider that the asker DIDN”T know he was taking the test on Tues, that maybe he got a message on his machine Friday night that the test was Tues or maybe his boss didn’t even tell him about the test that he may have gotten a head’s up from a co-worker? It’s self-righteous reactionary fools like Jackie that are ruining this country and Yahoo answers

  41. QUESTION:
    what is used by doctors to cleanse your liver ?
    i have reoccuring boils, one right after another. i’m getting worried! someone told me to cleanse my liver. can someone give me some addvise, please?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as “cleansing your liver.” Any product that claims to do that is a fraud and should be avoided. The “someone” who told you that does not know anything about human physiology.

      As another answer pointed out, boils have absolutely nothing to do with your liver.

  42. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse with Lemon and Hot water. How do I do it?
    What do I need? How much of it? When do I take it and how often? What do I eat and drink during that day? Will it make me use the bathroom frequently?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      This is what you need…

      http://liv52.com/?src=ggl&w=liv.52&gclid=CPPZ3Pfc_qICFRAN2godFQdAaA

  43. QUESTION:
    Colon cleanse,liver cleanse and other internal cleansers and detoxifiers..Do they really work?
    Do they do what the industry claims they do?Are they safe and affective?What are the pros and cons?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some of the benefits of colon cleansing

      http://www.coloncleansingguide.info/benefits_of_colon_cleansing.html

  44. QUESTION:
    Im doing a liver cleanse and would like to know foods that don’t contain fat?
    Well i know to look at the Nutrition Facts but i have seen like carrots they contain some fat which they don’t list on the Nutrition Facts cause i guess is under 1 gram, and I’m not suppose to eat fat at all. So what foods or fruits or veggies contain no fat at all?

    • ANSWER:
      This really doesn’t make any sense. Almost all foods contain some sort of fat, even if it’s minor. Ever wonder where they get vegetable oil from? Crushed vegetables have fat (oil).

      I’m not sure about this, but the only vegetable I can think of that might be fat-free is celery? Check out the nutrition facts for celery…

      But the other person is right, you can’t do that… these “cleansing” things are dumb as hell, they’re meant for gullible people. You aren’t gullible, come on, smarten up.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to do a liver cleanse?
    Only natural ways please, 10 for best answer. Also, please add where to get the cleanse ^^

    • ANSWER:
      drink LOTS of water —- best cleanser around and cheap as well

  46. QUESTION:
    Why do they tell you that you need a day to rest following a natural liver cleanse?
    Does it wear you out?

    • ANSWER:
      I would think it might make you feel weak for a day or so…..

  47. QUESTION:
    What’s the best way to do a liver cleanse?
    I keep hearing it’s important to detox. What have you tried that works?

    • ANSWER:
      Liver cleanses are not fun, but very important to your health. If you go to Curezone.com, they have a lot of different versions of the liver cleanse. I have done the Hulda Clarke version many times and yes I did get green stones the next day. So it does do something. Infact I am going to do one tonight.

      Hope that helps.

      Alex

  48. QUESTION:
    What can I do to cleanse my liver?
    I’ve done a lot of heavy drinking over the past few years but I want to start fresh now and rejuvenate my body. Is there a cleanse or detox on I can drink that will help improve my liver? I don’t care if its an over the counter product or a concoction I can make. Also, are there any foods or drinks that improve the liver? Please give as much info and suggestions that you can. THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to “detox” is to remove poor food and beverage choices from your diet, not introduce odd things into it.

      Of course you can eat on a “detox”. The detox craze is rubbish, your kidneys, liver and colon remove all the toxins from your body. Health is achieved by avoiding poor food choices like trans fat and excessive simple sugars and alcohol.

      Keep hydrated and consume lean meats (unless vegetarian), nuts, vegetables and limited fruits (one or two pieces a day).

      Improving your overall diet will improve your liver health. Vitamin C and B help with liver health as well as proper amounts of Fiber.

      Exercise is also very important. The liver is a large organ and prone to visceral fat in sedentary (even thin) individuals.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is a liver flush/cleanse a good idea after a couple of years of antibiotics/pharmaceutical drugs?

    Tiktaalik Yourmom, you have a point, But there is proof that several years of drugs/antibiotics can cause liver damage and toxicity.

    • ANSWER:
      No, not a good idea. You will just waste your money on nothing. The liver handles toxins as they come through. They don’t save them up or the liver gets dirty somehow. Doesn’t work like that at all. All that liver cleansing stuff is just a big scam to rid people of their money.

  50. QUESTION:
    How do you cleanse you liver and keep it clean?
    I read that consuming certain foods can cause a buildup called “fatty liver” and that when you have this is slows down you fat burning metabolism. So I want to know how to make sure your liver is clean, which foods to eat and which to avoid etc.
    I do work out daily, and I eat healthy most of the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Going to quote you real fast:

      “I read that consuming certain foods can cause a buildup called “fatty liver” and that when you have this is slows down you fat burning metabolism.”

      It’s actually far more complicated than that. I’m not going to go into everything here, but there are plenty of ways people burden their livers and destroy their organs — much of the time willingly.

      To “cleanse the liver,” there’s only two things you can do:

      1: Stop burdening the liver.
      — Typically this step involves doing >less.< Eat less, for example. Suck in less car exhaust, drink less cola, wash your hands less, shower less, etc. There are too many things to talk about here, so I'll just leave you with that and move on.

      2: Resupply your liver with what it needs.
      --- This step can be a huge problem for people, because there's so much misleading information out there. In fact, most of that misleading information has "clinical trial" stamped to it and is therefor approved by the government and the masses.
      --- But whatever -- they'll do what they want. I'll tell you the truth: In some way, you need to get just about every basal element into your body, all in different amounts. Magnesium, for example -- or zinc, or molybdenum, or hydrogen, or strontium.
      --- The liver needs many different materials to make tools with. If it can't make its tools, it can't repair itself or deal with the load its obligated to take on. You can cleanse you heart out with herbs and water and all sorts of things, but your liver will never be healthy without the elements it needs. This goes for the entire body.

      So, start researching, but lookout for the liars. Apparently you want to lose weight, which is fine, but be more concerned about your body as an organism. Go on a fast using pure, filtered water or deep-ground well water (get it analyzed), and remineralize it with dark sea salt ("dark" meaning the darkest in color you can find), sea water, or concentrated sea water (w/ or w/o sodium removed). Doing just that, you can expect to healthily lose five to twenty pounds a week, depending of course on how much weight there is to lose and what your body's condition is at the time.

      Hope this helped.

      EDIT: "Cleanse your heart out" was meant figuratively.


Liver Cleanse And Olive Oil

To help our bodies work at removing toxins as best it can, a gallbladder liver flush is really something you should consider.

Cleansing your body internally makes good sense. Why do we only cleanse ourselves on the outside and spend hundreds of dollars doing so. I’m sure all the big soap and shampoo companies are ecstatic.

Our body should be working well all on its own thank you very much. However, in today’s world with our penchant to consume sodas and fast food on a daily basis, our body systems have a hard time coping. That’s just the tip of the iceberg – think about the huge amounts of coffee we consume as well as a diet of usually too much fat and too little fiber. Many of us do not give our bodies enough roughage in the form of daily fresh fruit or vegetables.

A gallbladder liver flush can help to:
Improve liver function
Cleanses excess waste and toxins from both the liver and gallbladder
Helps to purify both the blood and the lymph
Rejuvenates your body
Here’s how it works:
First of all you will need time to do this. If you work Monday to Friday then the weekend is the perfect time for this. Give yourself the weekend to do this properly and in as much comfort as you can. You will need:
2 quarts of organic apple juice or six to eight organic apples
16 oz of first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil (probably the most expensive of olive oils but worth it)
4 large organic lemons
2 oranges
A hot water bottle for comfort
Somewhere to lie and relax
Pillows and blankets
Clock or timer

On Friday until Sunday evening eat only apples – organic if possible and peeled. Eating meat and dairy products will simply inhibit the effects of the gallbladder liver flush. Have as many apples as you like and drink as much fresh water as you desire.

On Saturday at 5pm take an Epsom salt drink. Simply mix teaspoon of Epsom sales into cup of purified water and add 1 to 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice. Do not eat anything after this, but you can continue to drink water. This drink will help loosen your stools.

Next is the Flush Drink:
Starting at 6pm take the first drink (open 2 capsules of Quantum Hyssop Complex and mix them with 3 or 4 tablespoons of the olive oil (Moroccan olive oil is best). Immediately afterwards chew and eat one or two slices of organic orange.
Repeat this every 15 minutes so that you consume 12 to 16 tablespoons of oil. After the first flush you can add one capsule of ParaStat to the mixture.
That is it! Do not eat anything until the next morning. If you don’t feel like eating, keep to the water. Then if you feel hungry, eat apples until Monday morning.
You can find that your stools have a greenish color, which is quite normal.
During this time, relax and pamper yourself – keep stress out of your life.

You can have an “After Flush Drink” which comprises of:
2 medium fresh organic tomatoes
2 stalks of organic celery
2 tablespoons of the Olive Oil
2 capsules (opened) of the Quantum Hyssop Complex
Simply blend them together and drink slowly. If you want to have food, then wait 15 minutes after the drink.

Start eating normally slowly. With the gallbladder/liver flush, you have given your body a thorough cleanse so now be careful what you ingest.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I was recommended to try a liver cleanse using grapefruit juice, epsom salt, and olive oil.?
    I have had my gall bladder removed. Is it safe to try this cleanse without a gall bladder?

    • ANSWER:
      A cleanse does nothing. It is a myth.

      The human body is an amazing piece of equipment that is self cleaning. You have several organs that get rid of waste products, such as the liver, the kidneys and the intestines.

      Grapefruit juice has vitamin C, which in excessive doses is just passed out via urine. A normal healthy diet will give you the required daily intake of vitamin C.

      Epsom salts will give you diarrhea, which puts you at risk of dehydration and loss of vital nutrients.

      I have no idea what the use of drinking olive oil is. It is a monounsaturated oil, which is considered a healthy oil. Having said that, it is still oil, which is 100% fat.

      All the gallbladder is, is a sac that stores bile. Bile is made by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and released from there into the intestines to aid with digestion, especially fats. After having a gallbladder removed, less bile is secreted, which means food is not as easily digested and this causes diarrhea in about 10% of people.

      Having a diet high in fat (including drinking olive oil!!!) can have adverse effects, such as abdominal pain and diarrhea.

      A liver does not need cleansing.

  2. QUESTION:
    liver cleanse without epsom salt and olive oil?
    i hate the taste of those things

    • ANSWER:
      take

      1- Milk Thistle Herb

      and/ or

      2- Dandelion herb

      you can use one or both. both excellent and safe liver cleansers

      but you should not drink alcohol during or after cleansing your liver

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you use epsom salts on its own as a cleanse for the bowel , liver etc,?
    i have seen the liver cleanse diet using epson salts and olive oil and grapefruite juice , but i don’t want to do all that .

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately the whole concept of detox is an urban myth. It is based solely on the irrational rants of constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as the considered them food only fit for the lower classes to consume. As a result they had little option but to spend their time taking laxatives and purgatives and giving themselves enemas. Provided you have not already done too much damage to your body, your liver and kidneys will deal with problem of removing toxins from your body, as that was what they were designed to do. After that, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start afresh.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural liver cleanse that you have tried and would suggest?
    I’ve read about a lot of liver cleanses–juice fasts, lemon juice and cayenne, olive oil, epsom salts, herbal mixes, radish juice etc. Is there a natural (not packaged) liver cleanse that you’ve tried and would suggest?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    All Natural Liver and gallbladder cleanse question?
    i did a cleanse with olive oil..garlic..and grapefruit… about 200 pea size, green things came out but nothing as large as the photos i found from the cleanse recipe online.. what are those pea size green things? and do these homemade remedies really work? does anyone have any first hand experience with this? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      No they don’t work, they don’t do anything. They are a scam.

      The green things are not stones. Here is the explanation -

      From Quackwatch:
      They are “bile-stained “soaps” produced by partial saponification (soap formation) of the oil. A recent demonstration found that mixing equal volumes of oleic acid (the major component of olive oil) and lemon juice produced several semi-solid white balls after a small volume of potassium hydroxide solution was added. After air-drying at room temperature, these balls became quite solid and hard. When formed in the intestine, these objects absorb bile and become green.”

      http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/flushes.html

      EDIT:
      Tony – your are attacking the person, not the argument. What exactly is scientifically wrong this explanation? And putting forward survey results from websites selling products is not a valid argument either. At best its anecdotal, at worse it’s either totally biased or completely made up.

      If you don’t like quackwatch, how about the Mayo Clinic?

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/gallbladder-cleanse/AN01283/METHOD=print

  6. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse?
    Olive oil, lemon juice, water, apple juice, garlic. Does anyone know if the garlic is essential as I hate the smell, taste and the way it repeats on me. This cleanse is supported by a herbal solution also.

    • ANSWER:
      Because we can all be sensitive to anything even herbs. I know lots of people who get reflux from Garlic and avoid it because of this. If you find that the Garlic is causing issues with you, try taking it with a larger meal as opposed to away from food and if it still is causing issues stop taking it.

      As beneficial as something like Garlic can be, like any other herbal supplement. If you find you feel sick or ill from any kind of food or herb the safest move is always to just stop eating or taking it and try something else. If your body is overreacting to it than odds are it will be poorly utilized by your body as well.

      If your herbal solution has Dandelion and Milk Thistle than that is enough to begin effectively regenerating and flushing the liver. Just stick with that.

      Liver flushes are great but there are lots of variations of them out there. Dandelion and Milk Thistle Combos are always a good start and have the best track record I’ve seen of any other liver detox program.

  7. QUESTION:
    “quick liver cleanse” using natural ingredients?
    a friend told me about a natural ingredient liver cleanse using Epsom salts and olive oil.
    anyone know the recipe?
    anyone had good results from using this?

    • ANSWER:
      I did it years ago and felt great. My allergies and cholesterol were much improved. I had gone to a registered herbalist, who recommended this.

      Sorry, I cannot find the recipe, but it includes grapefruit juice along with the Epsom salts and olive oil.

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried a liver cleanse/ gallstone flush instead of gallbladder surgery?
    I have read on more then one site that you can use this as a surgery alternative. You have to drink some epsom salt and then some olive oil and lemon. Please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Anatomically, there is no way to “flush” your gallbladder. By drinking the items they prompt you to, it will most likely cause your gallbladder to spasm. The spasm may work any sludge or stones that you have in it into the duct work that takes it to your digestive tract. I wouln’t suggest doing this untill you see your doctor. If you have any obstructions of your gallbladder, making it spasm may just make your situation worse. Try keeping a diet that is low in fat. That will help ease the contraction of your gb and thus decrease your pain. Keep in touch with your doctor. Waiting too long can also lead to you gallbladder becoming necrotic (dieing). The tissue that makes up your gb can get so irritated that it starts getting infected and could die. Good luck….talk to a doctor….

  9. QUESTION:
    somebody advise me to flush and cleanse my liver?
    A friend advise me to take a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice in equal proportion in the morning before breakfast to cleanse the liver. Is it wise.

    • ANSWER:
      THIS IS THE RECIPE AND HOW IT WORKS. JUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
      *

      1 gallon apple juice (freshly pressed)
      *

      2 ounces orthophosphoric acid (Phosfood from Standard Process or Ortho phos from Nutra-Dyn)
      *

      Enema bag and colon tube
      *

      Coffee
      *

      Epsom Salts
      *

      Whipping cream and berries
      *

      Olive oil

      Protocol:

      1.

      Add one bottle (2 ounces) of orthophosphoric acid to the gallon of apple juice. Shake and refrigerate. Over the next three to five days, drink the gallon of juice (3 to 4 8-ounce glasses a day) between meals. Be sure to rinse your mouth out with baking soda and/or brush your teeth after drinking the juice to prevent the acid from damaging the teeth. Eat normally during the liver flush.
      2.

      On the day following whatever day you finish the gallon of juice, eat your normal breakfast and lunch.
      3.

      Two hours after lunch, drink 1–2 tablespoons of Epsom Salts dissolved in warm water.
      4.

      Four hours after lunch, do a one pint coffee enema.
      5.

      Five hours after lunch, drink 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salts dissolved in warm water.
      6.

      Six or seven hours after lunch, eat a dinner of heavy whipping cream and frozen or fresh berries – as much as desired.
      7.

      At bedtime, drink 1/2 cup of olive oil. A small amount of orange, grapefruit, or lemon juice may be added if desired. Immediately after drinking the oil, go to bed and lie on your right side with knees drawn up for 30 minutes. You may feel nauseated during the night. This is due to the release of stored toxins from the gallbladder and liver. This is normal and a sign that the protocol is working.
      8.

      Upon arising in the morning, do a coffee enema.

      The orthophosphoric acids helps remove calcium and lipids (fats) from the arteries and normalizes cholesterol metabolism. The phosphoric acid working with the malic acid found in apple juice dissolves and softens gallstones. The magnesium in the Epsom Salts relaxes the sphincter of the gallbladder and bile ducts, allowing for the easy passage of the softened, shrunken stones. Finally, the cream and oil cause a strong contraction of the gallbladder and liver, forcing out stored wastes, bile, and stones which easily pass into the small intestine. These wastes and stones are then excreted.

  10. QUESTION:
    Do Liver Cleanse’s work?
    I think my liver energy is stagnated and am considering doing a liver cleanse that involves apple juice, epsom salt and olive oil.

    Does anyone know if they work?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing is unhealthy and doesn’t do anything for you.

  11. QUESTION:
    Do Liver Cleanse’s work?
    I think my liver energy is stagnated and am considering doing a liver cleanse that involves apple juice, epsom salt and olive oil.

    Does anyone know if they work?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    How long before a cholesterol test should you do a Liver Cleanse?
    I did the Liver Cleanse (the one that involves Apple Juice, Epsom Salts, Olive oil and Grapefruit) a week ago, and it was amazing! But I’m having a cholesterol test on Monday morning and was wondering if I’ve got enough time to do another test before then, and whether I should do it on Friday or on Saturday night. How long do you think it would take for the next load of Gallstones to be fully excreted and the cholesterol in the blood to be affected by this second cleanse. Any ideas?
    Actually, that was not a very helpful response. I’ve read the primary sources (I have a PhD so I do that kind of thing :) and know of examples where gallbladder surgery was cancelled because of the success of this non-invasive this treatment. I short, it does work, but appears to be case-dependent. So thanks for the sceptical weblink, but does anyone have a definitive chronology that answers the question? Cheers.

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/flushes.html

      Need I say more?

  13. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse. How does it work? Which one is best?
    I had my gallbladder removed a couple months ago, but I am still having attacks and my doctor said my liver is being over worked and I have to start a diet and eat healthier. I want to do a liver cleanse to get a “fresh start”, but not sure which one to do. I have read about lime juice, olive oil (etc.) but want to see if anyone has tried it. I do not want to take any pills or anything, just want to do something natural. I have also heard about Mild Thistle. So I guess my question is, has anyone ever done this? Does it work? Will I lose weight? Do I need to be close to a bathroom when I am doing this lol?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    If you’ve done a gall bladder liver cleanse, which recipe did you use 4ur cleanse? I’m serious?
    did you feel seriously ILL
    right b4 all the nasty gunk poured out of the bowels?

    some woman on youtube made a vid advising ppl not even to think abt trying gall bladder liver cleanses.

    but she used strange combos of ingredients i had never heard of b4 …… {epson salt and olive oil???} {SALT?!?!} no wonder she felt sick
    never heard of anyone drinking down a bunch of salt, hmmm

    • ANSWER:
      Lots of good, clean, ph balanced water. If you can get it oxygenated that’s even better.

      Also, I like artichoke and sarsaprilla. It is really a liver cleanse, but by cleansing the liver, you pretty much cleanse everything else…especially the gall bladder.

  15. QUESTION:
    Pain after liver/gallbladder cleanse- what’s going on?
    I recently followed Dr. Hulda Clark’s protocol for Liver/Gallbladder cleanse, which involves a ton of apple juice, epson salt, olive oil, and grapefruit. I followed the protocol, but experienced moderate pain in my side, back, and joints afterward. I repeated the cleanse, thinking maybe I had clogged a bile duct. The pain still remains. I have been drinking alot of water, and made myself a green drink today. I am in pain, what is going on? I can’t afford to visit the doc right now- please only answer if you have experienced/overseen this sort of cleanse, and can suggest something other than going to the doctor. Thanks.
    Update: While the pain was lessening during the last few days, I was still experiencing moderate pain laying in bed each night. I finally went to the ER last night, to find out if I was truly ok. After a CT scan, blood work, and urine analysis, it was determined that the amount of epson salt I took was too much for my kidneys, and I have been experiencing mild toxicity. It has lessened each day, since I had been flushing with green drink and water. My organ enzyme levels and sizes showed completely normal in size, and without infection. After receiving effective pain medication, I was finally able to feel the spasm in my lower back that was keeping me in pain each time I lay down. Doc said more than likely this was suddenly brought on by magnesium toxicity. This was all determined by medical testing, and a day-by-day symptom recall. BUT…

    I made an embarrassing discovery while reporting the amount of epson salt I took for the cleanse: The protocol had called for a certain amount of

    • ANSWER:
      Please don’t listen to people without experience with this cleanse. You don’t say why you did this cleanse or if you were having liver/gallbladder/pancreas sympptoms prior to the cleanse. Yes, you can cause a bile duct obstruction. You would expect to see yellowing of the whites of yer eyes, palms, and eventually your whole skin. You sound like you have flu type symptoms. This may mean you have created more problems in your liver than you have relieved. I have seen many good results with this flush and have had people collect greenish sand and stones that passed with their feces. Most stones are fairly soft and can pass through the duct. You may have inflammation of the gallbladder, liver pathology or something unrelated like the flu. If your symptoms pass quickly don’t worry. Other wise, too bad, so sad. get evaluated and have blood work done. So I hope you arn’t a stoopid person. take my advice by having lab work and ultrasound of the gallbladder etc!!

  16. QUESTION:
    I ate a big bowl of cooked broccoli with olve oil and lemon now I have a stomach ache, well kind of gas and a?
    feeling that I have to run to the bathroom but nothing comes out! I knwo olive oil can cleanse your liver, ugh what did I do!
    Thank you guys so much for caring and helping me out. It’s’ like never ending bloating and gas that just sits in my lower abdomen, and also aches in my upper right and left ( where the large intestine is) under my right rib and my left rib. Feels liek gas in there too, I dont; know if gas can sit in those portions of your large intestine. I forgot to add I not only ate a large bowl of broccoli but 2 large bowls of cabbage soup. Together they have caused digestion hell all night long!

    • ANSWER:
      maybe you just ate it a little too fast mate …….. have some water … you could also just be dehydrated … you need water to help you digest your food, transport nutrients, lubricate your joints, to think clearly, to breathe, to do anything really…….. drink water 20 mins before or after meals so as to aid in digestion rather than hinder it.

      ***edit***

      aww, hun, cabbage does a ripper job on my digestive tract too and will give me gas and bloating from merryhail….. ditch the cabbage, eat slower and stay hydrated….. ;0)

      ***
      peace baby

  17. QUESTION:
    Is a Liver Cleanse HEALTHY?
    im scared of doing the cleanse, but at the same time i want to do it. Can anyone tell me why its okay to do? (the one where you drink olive oil and salt)

    • ANSWER:
      I haven’t tried that one , only one purchased from a pharmacy. You feel great after the course

  18. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried a “liver flush”?
    I was just reading about it online – where you use apple juice, epson salt, and olive oil to “cleanse” your liver. Has anyone tried it and did it make any difference in how you felt?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicines & Treatment for Liver Enlargement, Hypertrophy, Jaundice, Hepatitis, Gall Stones :-

      #Bryonia. [Bry]
      When there are stitching pains in the right hypochondriac region, Bryonia is the first remedy to be thought of, though for these pains we have other remedies, such as Chelidonium and Kali carbonicum. Under Bryonia the liver is swollen, congested and inflamed; the pains in the hypochondriac region are worse from any motion, and better from lying on the right side, which lessens the motion of the parts when breathing . It is one of the chief remedies for jaundice brought on by a fit of anger. Chamomilla has this symptom, but the Chamomilla patient gets hot and sweats, while the Bryonia patient is apt to be chilly, though he appears hot. There is a bitter in the mouth and the stools are hard and dry, or , if loose, papescent and profuse and associated with a colic. Berberis has stitching pains from the liver to the umbilicus. Chelidonium is distinguished by the character of the stools. Bryonia is pre-eminently a gastro-hepatic remedy, and has pain in right shoulder,giddiness, skin and eyes slightly yellow. Hughes says it hardly reaches true hepatitis.

      #Mercurius. [Merc]
      This remedy has much sensitiveness and dull pain in the region of the liver; the patient cannot lie on the right side. The liver is enlarged. The skin and conjunctiva are jaundiced. The stools are either clay-colored from absence of bile, or yellowish-green bilious stools passed with a great deal of tenesmus. There is a yellowish white coated tongue which takes the imprint of the teeth and there is a foetid breath, loss of appetite and depression of spirits. Leptandra has aching and soreness in the region of the liver and is especially indicated in the lazy livers of city men; but is distinguished from Mercurius in the stools, which are pitchlike and black, accompanied with no tenesmus, but rather a griping and the pains of Leptandra are dull, aching and burning in the posterior part of the liver. The character of the diarrhoea will also distinguish Mercurius from Magnesia muriatica, which is useful in the enlarged livers of puny and rachitic children. Mercurius is the remedy for jaundice arising from abuse of quinine when fever is present. It is a splendid remedy for “torpid liver.” It suits well simple jaundice in children. Cowperthwaite believes that, as a rule, Mercurius dulcis 2X is the most effective preparation of mercury in catarrhal jaundice.

      #Podophyllum. [Podo]
      The principal use of Podophyllum is in liver affections. Primarily, it induces a large flow of bile, and, secondarily, great torpidity, followed by jaundice. It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested liver, when diarrhoea is present. The liver is swollen and sensitive, the face and eyes are yellow and there is a bad taste in the mouth. The tongue is coated white or yellow and the bile may form gall stones. There is a loose watery diarrhoea, or if constipation be present the stools are clay-called. It somewhat resembles Mercurius; it is sometimes called “vegetable mercury.” There are a number of drugs having the symptom that the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth, namely; Mercurius, Podophyllum, Yucca, Stramonium, Rhus and Arsenic. Another symptom of Podophyllum is that the patient constantly rubs the region of the liver with the hand. Functional torpor of the portal system and the organs connected there with indicates Podophyllum. There is constipation, clay-colored stool, jaundice and langour.

      #Chelidonium. [Chel]
      The liver symptoms of Chelidonium are very prominent. There is soreness and stitching pains in the region of the liver, but the keynote for this drug in hepatic diseases is a pain under the angle of the right shoulder blade, which may extend to the chest, stomach, or hypochondrium; there is swelling of the liver, chilliness, fever, jaundice, yellow coated tongue, bitter taste and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar. The stools are profuse, bright yellow and diarrhoea; they may be clayey in color. It is remedy to be used in simple biliousness and jaundice, and in hepatic congestion or inflammation the character of the stools will distinguish Bryonia. Taken altogether, Chelidonium is perhaps our greatest liver remedy; it causes the liver to secrete thinner and more profuse bile than any remedy; it is a useful remedy to promote the expulsion of gall stones, and to prevent their formation. It was Rademacher’s great remedy for gall stones, and Cowperthwaite finds it his best remedy. In simple catarrhal jaundice it is often all sufficient. It affects the left lobe of the liver much less than does Carduus marianus.

      #Digitalis. [Dig]
      When jaundice arises from cardiac diseases, Digitalis may be the remedy. There is no retention of bile, nor obstruction of the ducts, but the jaundice is due to the fact that the liver does not take from the blood the elements which go to form bile. There is present drowsiness, bitter taste, soreness , enlargement and bruised feeling in the region of the liver. Sepia has the yellow sallow face with the yellow saddle across the nose, with stools of bright yellow or ashy color. Digitalis is useful in the worst forms of jaundice if the pulse be irregular and intermittent, and if there be rapid prostration of the strength.

      #Myrica cerifera. [Myric]
      Myrica is an important liver remedy. There is first despondency and also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction, comparing here with Digitalis. There is dull headache, worse in the morning, the eyes have a dingy, dirty, yellowish hue, the tongue is coated yellow. The headache is worse in the morning. The patient is weak and complains of muscular soreness and aching in the limbs; there is slow pulse and dark urine. It is more superficial in action than Digitalis. The jaundice calling for its use is catarrhal and this is the form produced by the drug. The throat and nasal organs are filled with an offensive, tenacious mucus. Dull pain in right side below the ribs no appetite, and desire for acids; unrefreshing sleep.

      #Nux vomica. [Nux-m]
      In liver affections occurring in those who have indulged to excess in alcoholic liquors, highly seasoned food, quinine, or in those who have abused themselves with purgatives, Nux is the first remedy to be thought of. The liver is swollen hard and sensitive to the touch and pressure of clothing is uncomfortable. The first remedy in cirrhosis of the liver. Colic may be present. Jaundice induced by anger also calls for Nux, also jaundice from abuse of quinine, in the former cases reminding of Chamomilla , which is an excellent remedy for biliousness of nervous, irritable women. In the enlarged liver of drunkards, Sulphur, Lachesis, Fluoric acid, Arsenic and Ammonium muriaticum must also be borne in mind, together with Nux. Juglans cinerea causes a jaundice like Nux vomica, with stitching pains about the liver and under the right scapula, bilious stools and occipital headache. Nux must be compared with China, Pulsatilla in liver affections from over-eating. Iris seems to have a solvent action upon the bile, it is especially useful in torpid liver and when gastric disorders result from perversion of hepatic and intestinal functions. Jaundice and constipation. Aloes has biliousness from torpor of the portal system, distension of the liver, bitter taste and jaundice.

      #Lycopodium. [Lyc]
      Lycopodium acts powerfully on the liver. The region of the liver is sensitive to the touch, and there is a feeling of tension in it, a feeling as if a cord were tied about the waist. Cirrhosis. The pains are dull and aching instead of sharp and lancinating, as under Chelidonium. Fulness in the stomach after eating a small quantity. There are no real icteric symptoms, but there is a peculiar sallow complexion. Natrum sulphuricum is useful when the patient has a bad, slimy taste in the mouth and “thinks he is bilious.” There is apt to be weight and aching in the liver; he can lie on that side, but on turning to the left side the liver seems to pull and draw. Natrum sulphuricum is the greatest Schuessler specific for liver affections, and clinically it has often worked well. Dr. Alfred Pope claims that Lycopodium is more useful than any other remedy in old hepatic congestions. Pain in back and right side from congestion will often yield to the remedy.

      #Carduus marianus. [Card-m]
      This remedy is indicated in jaundice with dull headache, bitter taste, white tongue with red edges, nausea and vomiting of a greenish fluid. There is an uncomfortable fullness in the region of the liver, the stools are bilious and the urine golden yellow; there is sensitiveness in the epigastrium and right hypochondrium. Burnett regards a dark brownish patch over the lower part of the sternum as a useful hint for Carduus, and in such cases he observes that both the liver and heart are at fault. The presence of “liver spots seems to be a special indication for the remedy. Biliousness following la grippe has been cured with Carduus. Hydrastis has a bitter taste and chronic torpor of the bowels, lack of appetite, coated tongue and yellow urine. Carduus resembles Aloes. Hale says that it stands between Aloes and Hamamelis in its action on the veins. It has been used in gall stone colic successfully in the tincture, and it deserves a trial before resorting to opiates.

      #Sulphur. [Sulph]
      Sulphur is suitable to chronic affections of the liver; it increases the flow of bile and there is much pain and soreness in the liver. Sulphur often completes the cure commenced by Nux. Liver complaints from abuse of mercury will oftentimes call for Sulphur. If the stools are colorless and if much jaundice or ascites be present Sulphur is contra-indicated. Lachesis, however, has jaundice, as do all snake poisons, and is useful in the enlarged livers of drunkards, with tenderness on pressure and throbbing in the right side. Jaundice from sexual excesses call for Cinchona. Dr. Thayer, of Boston, recommended Cinchona in biliary calculi,and Dr. Williams,of Augusta, Me., has had success with Ipecac in this connection. Burnett claims that Hydrastis is the best remedy in gall-stone colic. Berberis vulgaris is also an important remedy in gall-stone affections.

      #Phosphorus. [Phos]
      Phosphorus is homoeopathic to fatty degeneration of the liver, with well marked soreness and jaundice. The stools are grayish white. Cirrhosis and atrophy may also call for Phosphorus. The jaundice is indicative of organic diseases, and the remedy is a useful one in malignant diseases of the liver. Digitalis has also been recommended in acute yellow atrophy. Jaundice accompanying pneumonia may also call for Phosphorus.

      #Taraxacum [Tarax]
      This is a decided liver remedy, and the indications are a mapped tongue and a bitter taste in the mouth, chilliness after eating, pain and soreness in the region of the liver and bilious diarrhoea. Kali bichromicum also has a mapped tongue. Yucca filamentosa has a pain going from the upper region of the liver to the back and a bad taste in the mouth. The stools are loose and bilious, accompanied with much flatus. The face is yellow and sallow and the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth. Another remedy used in bilious troubles is Euonymus; it has intense heavy, wearing, occipital headache, the stools are deficient in bile, and it is useful in cardiac disturbance from inaction of the liver. Euonymus 2X is an admirable remedy in hepatic congestion. Dr. Wm. E. Leonard says: ” In the case of torpid livers with tendency to attacks of biliary colic, it anticipates and prevents the colic.” Chionanthus has biliousness, sick headache, coated tongue, nausea and complete anorexia. It is remedy highly recommended for biliary calculi. Jaundice and hepatic pain are its indications. It overcomes catarrh, liquifies the bile, prevents the formation of calculi and promotes the discharge of those already formed. Sluggish circulation in the liver with the long train of symptoms resulting therefrom are indications. Ptelea has sharp pains in right hypochondria, distress in liver and constipation.

      Taken from :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/liver-sym…

      Take the remedy which is the most similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless You

  19. QUESTION:
    Should I do a liver cleanse? What is the right way to do it?

    I have been researching this online, and my mother was telling me about it. People have tons of gullstones in them and it flushes them out. I don’t know too much about what gullstones are or why they are bad, I have read that they are full of toxins. Which I imagine cannot be a good thing to be sitting in your body.
    I read a recipe for this containing epsom salt, grapefruit juice and olive oil. Am I on the right track to do this with a recipe like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Online research is difficult as there is far more bad, wrong and even dangerous “information” out there than facts. It is difficult for the average person to separate the wheat from the chaff. (This board is part of the “bad wrong and dangerous” advice problem)

      “liver cleansing” or “detoxifying” is a common practice in AltMed, especially recommended by Naturopaths. The practice is not supported by scientific evidence. There is no diet/cleanse/purge that will “flush out your gullstones (sic)”. Medical science has looked at those approaches many times and none of them work. I would be grateful if they did, and recommend them to patients, but the fact is they simply don’t work. You don’t mention if you even know that you have gallstones…recurrent right upper abdominal pain after eating a greasy meal is the classic symptom, but an ultrasound is the gold standard test. It’s quite easy for someone to tell you they’ve cured your gallstones if you never had them in the first place.

      Your liver and kidneys are the two organs in your body primarily responsible for removing waste products and acquired toxins. They have evolved fairly efficient and well understood ways of doing this. (Understood by science at least, if not by Alties)
      They don’t need any help from potions like you describe, though that will give you the runs and empty out your digestive tract.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a liver cleansing regime that does not involve epsom salt, something gentle as my?
    system is very sensitive- I once tried grapefruit juice and olive oil and it was a little rough, I was up all night with bad anxiety- I”m tyring to cure my anxiety, so I need something that works gently! thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle benefits are numerous, and it has been used to treat a variety of health conditions. Most important is its role in strengthening and detoxifying the liver.

      A member of the sunflower flower, its black seeds are harvested for medicinal use. The active ingredient within these seeds is called silymarin, which is where the therapeutic benefits lie.

      One of the main benefits is its antioxidant ability, which is more potent than most vitamins. Antioxidants are able to remove toxic chemicals called free radicals from the body. These free radicals cause ceel damage which is the root of disease and premature aging.

      Perhaps the most important milk thistle benefits are its effects on the liver. The liver is one of the most important organs in the body, breaking down nutrients and cleaning the body out. Milk thistle detoxifies the liver as well as protects it against damage from toxins, alcohol and other negative effects.

      Milk thistle benefits the liver in other ways as well: it promotes regeneration and repair of liver cells, reverses liver damage and is very helpful in the treatment of hepatitis and cirrhosis.

      Some milk thistle clinical trials show that milk thistle benefits may include reducing inflammation, decreasing excessive skin cell growth and helping treat endometriosis.

      There are very few known side effects of milk thistle so you probably don’t have to worry about milk thistle dangers if you take recommended dosages.

      It is available online from the store below.

      Good luck & healthy regards,
      Brian

  21. QUESTION:
    parasite and liver cleasnse?
    hi everyone
    want to do the liver cleanse with the epson salt and olive oil but have heard that you need to the parasite cleans before hand.
    Do you really need to do the parasite cleanse????? what wil happen????.
    or can i just do the liver cleanse

    • ANSWER:
      The whole concept sounds misguided to me.
      What parasites? Those caused by the fictional mucoid plaque?
      Don’t abuse your liver – ie with alcohol – and even if you do, withdraw the abuse and the liver is capable of repairing itself.
      Most natural liver detox diets have little science supporting them. Additionally, detox diets are very restrictive and can cause harm if.

  22. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Dr Hulda Clark liver flush/cleanse tonight or wait until Monday?
    I’ve had about 4 tablespoons a day of apple cider vinegar for a week or 2 plus eaten regular apples and also beetroot, and tried a teaspoon of Epsom salts 2 nights ago in water and a tablespoon last night with no noticeable negative reaction. I have everything I need including spare salts and olive oil just in case a stone gets stuck. I have very mild symptoms, no real obvious signs of STONES necessarily but who knows, I’m only 25.

    The alternative is to wait until Monday, drink about a litre of unfiltered apple juice with acv a day and do another test with 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts on maybe Friday.

    What do you think? I wanna do the cleanse asap and then repeat it fortnightly for a while, but I don’t want to do it if people think I should wait a bit!

    Thanks everyone! :)

    • ANSWER:
      She recommended that you do it on the weekend just in case you have an overwhelming urge to use the bathroom in an inconvenient place/time.
      You don’t have to repeat this too often, and every 2 weeks is really excessive, especially if you don’t have a known problem. This can be very stressful on your system.

  23. QUESTION:
    Please share your experiences with liver flush?
    I was recommended liver flush, the one where you take Epsom salts, and then olive oil mixed with grapefruit juice. You are supossed to induce bile flow and thus cleanse the liver. Has anyone done it? How does it feel? How nauseous do you get during the process? Is it painful? How long do you stay ill?

    • ANSWER:
      Gooood grief but that sounds awful! I’ve not heard of it but am curious for any and all answers anyone might have for you on this subject.

  24. QUESTION:
    If you’ve ever done a gall bladder/liver flush,is it painful/uncomfortable?
    u know those w/recipes of lemon juice, olive oil,ect
    u take a weekend off to drink weird stuff all day, follow instructions and then later all these gall bladder sones pass through?
    well answer ONLY if you’ve done this AND
    did you experience pains where ur gall bladder is located at all during any time of the “flush”

    I mean if it really is safe, why not do a “cleanse”

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve done it and there was really no pain at all considering I’m a veggie person. The only agonizing thing was the sticking to the routine with the flushing recipe, the trips to the toilet, and finally relieving yourself of the stones which were a plenty if it is the first time you’re doing it. The funny thing is you hear funny sounds on the gallbladder side after you drink the olive oil stuff. Drinking the olive oil stuff was actually the worst part unless you temper it with lemon juice.

      On the other hand, my friend who was into eating a lot of meat had so much discomfort and pain that he did not push through with the flush. There is a 7-9 day flush recipe for meat eaters that starts with vegetarian meals for at least 3 days that should soften the bile to loosen the stones.

  25. QUESTION:
    do gallstones float or sink in water?
    i’m just curious about liver/gallbladder cleanses. they claim that once you finish the cleanse of 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup lemon juice and drink 4T of water and epsom salt. that ur next bm will have “stones” that float in the toilet. does any one know if the sink or swim?

    • ANSWER:
      Your remedy is incomplete. This works better:

      Day 1-5
      For the first 5 days, take 4 glasses of apple juice everyday or eat 4 or 5 apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the 5 days, eat normally.

      Day 6
      Do not eat after 2pm
      At 6pm take a teaspoon of Epson Salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water.
      At 8 pm, repeat the same. Magnesium Sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts.
      At 10 pm, take ½ cup olive oil with ½ cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it slowly. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage.

      Day 7
      In the next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. They usually they float and easy to see in the toilet, since your stool is quite runny.

  26. QUESTION:
    Liver and colon cleansing question?
    started taking epsom salt, lemon and olive oil yesterday to flush out my system.. However, when I went to the bathroom this morning the only thing that came out was clear water and a few pieces of the lemon lol…. why is this? I was thinking i would have nasty old faecal matter.. what’s happening here?

    • ANSWER:
      The liver is the only internal human organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue; as little as 25% of a liver can regenerate into a whole liver.
      For a healthy liver
      # High sulphur containing foods like garlic, legumes, onions and eggs.
      # Good sources of water-soluble fibres such as pears, oat bran, apples, and legumes.
      # Cabbage family vegetables, especially broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbage.
      # Artichokes, beets, carrots, dandelion, turmeric and cinnamon.
      # On top of that, a wide variety of other vegetables and, of course, for general health we need to include protein foods such as fish, tofu or organic chicken.

      You don’t really need a colon cleanse, the colon is self cleansing. Just eat plenty of fibre fruit and vegetables.
      No wonder clear water and lemon came out, most formulae include laxative in one form or another.

  27. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to completely withdraw from opiates?
    My boyfriend hurt his back in football about five years ago. His disks are pushing on nerves t8 and t9. The only way to fix this is to collapse his lungs and do surgery through his chest. This is a risky operation, therefore is not the best option. The doctor has prescribed him every pain killer known to man even antidepressants at one point. My boyfriend went to the chiropractor, did acupuncture and epidurals. Nothing seemed to help so he just took his pain medicine for about two years. When his ex girlfriend began cheating on him he started abusing his medicine and snorting all of his pills. He later decided this was not the life he wanted and the doctor prescribed him suboxone to help him get off opiates. It got him off opiates but then he got addicted to suboxone. He took it for about a year, and began lowering his doses to just licking the pill every three days. Then he stopped completely and had the worst withdrawal symptoms for 10 days. This was in november 2009. The withdrawals stopped, but his organs began to hurt especially his liver and gallbladder. This gave him back pain on the right side. He did a gallbladder flush with olive oil and passed like 80 gall stones. He became completely pain free for about two days, and then the pain came back. We went to the doctor and did an ultrasound. The doctor did not find any more stones and said all his organs look healthy. Since then he has done liver cleanses, the redi clean cleanse, the master cleanse, epsom salt flush, parasite cleanse, and we purchased hundreds of dollars of supplements to help his liver and organs. We also eat all natural and organic. It is now march and he still sometimes experiences withdrawal symptoms and chest pain. Once every few weeks he is forced to take a percuset because he is in so much pain. How long will his withdrawals last? We have tried everything to get him to feel better and nothing works. He is even taking endorphigen supplements because the suboxone messed up his dopamine levels. He is very depressed and does not know why he is in so much pain, he feels like this is never going to stop and he’s going to be forced to take pain medicine for the rest of his live. It makes me sad seeing him like this and it is beginning to effect our relationship. We are desperate for answers, any advice would be greatly appreciated. He’s been to like 8 doctors and none of them have helped.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not believe that this Is physical withdrawals this may be emotional I am not an expert In the field of drug abuse but I would consider checking with a psychiatrist who specializes In that field.

  28. QUESTION:
    Question about crushing raw garlic vs. swallowing chopped raw garlic?
    I’m currently doing a 14-day liver cleanse that conists of ZERO meat, dairy, or eggs. It’s basically, organic fruits, veggies, millet, quinoa, and a protein shake. My nutritionist gave me a daily diet plan that starts out with a morning “tonic.” This tonic consists of 1 TBSP flax oil with EFAs (the omegas), 1 TBSP of organic extra virgin olive oil, one whole garlic clove crushed, and fresh organic lemon or grapefruit juice for flavor–followed 10 minutes later by some fresh herbal tea. Yesterday was my first day trying this tonic. It was awful and made me gag. I tasted and burped garlic all day. Today I mixed the oils and lemon without the garlic and took that first. This was not bad at all. I then chopped the garlic into fine pieces and swallowed with water. I don’t taste the garlic as much, and it was much easier to ingest. My questions is this: Does swallowing fresh garlic pieces lose the benefits of crushing the garlic? Also, can anyone advise on the benefits for this “tonic” and tea? I just want to know what it is doing for me first thing in the morning. Also, the detoxing process is making me cranky and irritable. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      it is much better crushed. Crushing releases allicin, the active ingredient in garlic, chopping is not nearly as effective. Try mixing chopped garlic with parsley. It should address some of the problems you are experiencing.
      The *tonic* you mentioned is a bit strange, grapefruits contain ingredients which are toxic to the liver. Flax seed oil is revolting, try roasting, dry pan, some flax seed with some honey and chew on that mixture, incomparably better.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is this diet a sensible one?
    I found this diet plan for a quick way to slim down.

    Is it legit…? Would it work? I would like to get into pilates/yoga and change my diet, so let me know what you think of this diet I found on a site:

    “Step 1
    Detox is the way to go. Cleanse the colon and help your liver. Your liver is your filter, you have to take care of this thing or your body will get stuck with fattening toxins

    Step 2
    To take care of your liver, I am going to list the foods you will only eat for one week. Mix them up, find recipes and get creative. But remember to stick to just these foods and remember to portion correctly

    - cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli
    - parsley, kale, watercress, chard, cliantro, collards
    - orange or lemon, lime juice (no grapefruit!)
    - garlic, onions, eggs
    - artichoke, asparagus, beets, celery, whey
    - 1 time a day eat a serving (the size of the palm of your hand)of protein
    - olive oil or flaxseed oil

    Step 3
    For your Colon eat and use the following:

    - carrot, apple, pear, berries
    - powdered psyllium husks, milled or ground flaxseeds

    Step 4
    Drink Filtered water cut with Organic Cranberry juice

    Only drink that through out the day. And drink as much of it as you can to flush out the toxins (the more you drink the more you help get rid of cellulite)

    Step 5
    NO SUGAR, NO WHITES, NO ALCOHOL, NO CAFFEINE

    STICK TO ORGANIC AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

    Step 6
    Stick to this diet and I promise the inches will start to melt off. Weight will follow. Your clothes will start to get big on you and you are going to feel AWESOME.

    You should do the cleansing diet once every month. I personally just try to eat these foods no matter what and all I drink is water and organic cranberry”

    I am not fat or overweight. I am wanting to get like…really slim though, so would this be a good diet for that? Or is it junk?

    • ANSWER:
      If you just want to get slim sure. However eating more protein will help you feel fuller for longer. When I needed to drop about 20 lbs I did this:
      Breakfast : Carb and protein breakfast. Quesh, Omelet and wheat toast, or a BLT on wheat toast were my favorites.
      Lunch: Salad with lots of veggies and some sun flower seeds or a small can of chicken with a vinaigrette or a reduced calorie dressing like Catalina was always good.
      Dinner: Eat light. A can of soup will do wonders.
      Snacks: celery with chunky peanut butter. (it has fewer calories then the smooth does.) Yogurt and Graham crackers, or one of the right bite packages of gold fish crackers, and of course fruit.
      Drink lots or water no matter what diet you chose. Also remember it’s not the end of the world if you eat something not on your diet. Allowing your self to cheat a little helps you stay on track.
      Trust me I went from a size 18 to a size 12 this way. I’m going back on it too since I gained more weight recently so I can get down to a size 8-10. (I’m 5’10″ so that’s actually a fairly healthy size for me)

  30. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural liver cleanse that you have tried and would suggest?
    I’ve read about a lot of liver cleanses–juice fasts, lemon juice and cayenne, olive oil, epsom salts, herbal mixes, radish juice etc. Is there a natural (not packaged) liver cleanse that you’ve tried and would suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle, dandelion and artichoke supplements.

  31. QUESTION:
    If you’ve ever done a gall bladder/liver flush,is it painful/uncomfortable?
    u know those w/recipes of lemon juice, olive oil,ect
    u take a weekend off to drink weird stuff all day, follow instructions and then later all these gall bladder sones pass through?
    well answer ONLY if you’ve done this AND
    did you experience pains where ur gall bladder is located at all during any time of the “flush”

    I mean if it really is safe, why not do a “cleanse”

    • ANSWER:
      I had done this safely several times in the past to put off having the operation. Taking the epson salt solution, ment being very close to the loo for 48 hours. That doesn’t happen with the lemon flush.

      There was no pain, I was instructed to sleep in a fetal position, after taking the citrus or epsonsalts solution/ and oil.

      Cleansing does not tackle the problem of safely removing the calcium stones or cholesterol stones. They must be softened
      so as not to damage or get stuck [if very large] in the bile duct .
      In the run up to this I had to take large daily doses of fresh apple juice for 2 weeks in my diet.
      .

  32. QUESTION:
    If you’ve ever done a gall bladder/liver flush,is it painful/uncomfortable?
    u know those w/recipes of lemon juice, olive oil,ect
    u take a weekend off to drink weird stuff all day, follow instructions and then later all these gall bladder sones pass through?
    well answer ONLY if you’ve done this AND
    did you experience pains where ur gall bladder is located at all during any time of the “flush”

    I mean if it really is safe, why not do a “cleanse”

    • ANSWER:
      Normally I will just order the items I need from herbdoc.com. This is the best site in the entire U.S. for natural means of healing yourself. The man who set this site up; which I urge all people who want to heal themselves naturally, peruse; is considered the number one herbalist in the world today. If his products and instructions cannot help you no one can. Check it out, take your time and navigate the entire site and read everything. You will be among the half a million others who did and enjoy healthy living. And don’t believe nurses and doctor’s about them not working. What they want you to do is go to them and spend money, money, money on useless drugs, then surgeries, that don’t do anything except screw up your metabolism more. Herbs have been around for millions of years and people all over the world who use them enjoy healthier lifestyles than those who seem to believe that the only way to get better is to use drugs. In my opinion.