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How to cleanse your liver?

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 more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Liver (Definition)

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


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How fo I do a liver cleanse?

How fo I do a liver cleanse?

Here's a safer way: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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Do liver cleanse pills work?

Do liver cleanse pills work?

No: They are a scam and simply make money for unscrupulous practitioners. At least they are safer than the crazy schemes in which you eat/drink something awful that can land you in intensive care. Your liver cleans itself and doesn't need help. If you really care about your liver, drink alcohol only on special occasions if at all, and get back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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What can I expect doing a liver cleanse?

What can I expect doing a liver cleanse?

Gentle change: There are many cleanses or detox regimens that are aggressive and even dangerous. If done well, you should not experience any discomfort. The liver cleanses i suggest to patients involve a clean, hypoallergenic diet rich in cruciferous vegetable which do a powerful job supporting the liver. Milk thistle is commonly used herb. Probiotics can be helpful. Products like mediclear or ultraclear... ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a liver cleanse?

What are the benefits of a liver cleanse?

What's your goal?: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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What is the best way to clense the liver?

What is the best way to clense the liver?

Healthy living: The liver has several functions, to support nutrition, to clean the blood and to make substances to support bodily function (proteins). It can be damaged by drugs and alcohol. The best thing you can do for your liver is to avoid being overweight, eat healthy, be active, minimal alcohol use, no illicit drug use. Check your liver function tests when you get your physical exam. ...Read more

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Is it ok do a liver cleanse once in a while?

Is it ok do a liver cleanse once in a while?

Depends what U mean: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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How long does it take to cleanse the liver ?

How long does it take to cleanse the liver ?

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

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How long does it take to cleanse your liver?

How long does it take to cleanse your liver?

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

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How can you cleanse you liver and keep it clean?

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