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How To Cleanse Your Liver
Avoid meds/booze!: To improve liver functioning, stop alcohol and any recreational drug abuse. Avoid a lot of supplements and over the counter meds. Take meds only as prescribed. There is no way to detoxify using any supplement that promises to "clean your liver." Ads that say their diet or supplement will do so are all a bunch of malarkey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Scams: You can't cleanse your liver and it doesn't need cleaning. Anyone who tells you otherwise is taking advantage of the natural human desire to be deceived. Especially, i hope you're not going to try one of these crazy 'liver cleanses' that involves you eating something horrible that will give you weird bowel movements. These can land you in the hospital. Be smart. ...Read more
Never: Colon cleansing is a scam. It proposes to remove "toxic bowel settlement." There is no such thing. Worse, if you buy into this stuff, you'll worry constantly and never feel well again. Be discerning. If you're interested in natural healing, get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community. And be very careful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: Anybody telling you otherwise is either badly misinformed or trying to scam you. There are "liver purges" you can drink that can end you in the icu. We do live in a sea of unpleasant chemicals -- natural and human-made -- and the best you can do by your liver is to eat a healthy diet and stay physically (especially aerobically) fit. ...Read more
Alcohol Liver damage: An obvious sign of liver damage from alcohol consumption is your skin having a yellow coloring. Increasing abdominal size may indicate liver damage. Some will experience gastric distress and even throwing up blood from esophagel varices (dilated blood vessels) if you find any of these, see your doctor and stop drinking as soon as possible. ...Read more
Your body: The concept 'cleanse' or 'detox' uses the idea that your body is full of toxins when in fact your organs are responsible for eliminating extraneous substances. Your body cleanses itself, in a sense. A product claiming to do what your organs already do may do nothing or it may in fact be harmful. ...Read more
No clear answer: It is unclear what you mean by "cleansing the liver" - the liver receives blood from the intestines and from the heart and is responsible for many functions, including excreting toxins. In some cases, the liver may be affected by long-term exposure to excess calories or toxins. If the damage is minimal, it can be reversed within a few weeks, in severe cases damage may not be reversible. ...Read more
Clean of what?: A healthy and varied diet consisting of fruit and vegetables is all that is needed to naturally "clear" the liver. Avoiding excess of certain medications and drugs, not smoking and avoiding excess alcohol intake are also important. The liver knows how to clean itself as long as we're good to out bodies. ...Read more
It doesn't work.: Puriclean is intended to mask the traces of drugs in your body for the purposes of "detoxing," passing a drug test, or minimizing a hangover. However, its ingredients have never been shown to effectively do this. No supplements, cleanses, or "detoxes" can strip your body of chemicals or "toxins" more effectively than your liver and kidneys already do, over the proper timeline. Don't waste your $. ...Read more
Not necessarily...: As we age fat deposits build up in our liver; best way to combat this is by being as 'low-fat' as possible; and your body will do the rest. (presuming all of your lab data is normal of course) some say the herb 'milk thistle' can help with detoxification of the liver; but there have been no studies I am aware of to prove this...Strictly an alternative solution. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You don't: Forgive my frankness. The internet is full of claims that people need to "detoxify" their livers for whatever reason. People who feel unwell (often due to undiagnosed physical disease or emotional / situational distress) are told the problem is "chemicals" or whatever and are given weird protocols and horrible things to ingest that can end them in the hospital. Ignore this nonsense. ...Read more
Water and exercise: There are many advertisements discussing "detox your liver naturally", however be cautious as these supplements or online products cause more harm than good than actually "detox" the liver. I would not recommend any herbal supplements or "detox" agents. Best thing is to eat a well balanced diet which includes fruits and vegetables, drink 8 glasses of water a day and exercise 3-4 times a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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