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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. Gary Sandler
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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 to detox your liver?

How to detox your liver?

Mixed up: Your liver detoxes your blood stream. It doesn't need to be detoxed, as it has its own enzymes to handle that. If it's "toxed" because of alcohol, abstinence will detox it. ...Read more

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How can you best detox your liver?

How can you best detox your liver?

Detox: The best way to detox your liver is not to take any of the herbal things they recommend for detoxing your liver. Some of them do more harm than good. You don't need to detox your liver. If you drink a lot of alcohol, stop drinking and that will be good for your liver. ...Read more

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How can you cleanse your colon naturally?

How can you cleanse your colon naturally?

High-fiber low fat: The best and most nutritious way is to consume a high-fiber (i.e., at least 30 g/day) low fat diet, coupled with a good daily cardiovascular regimen. ...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 necessary is it to take a colon cleanse so you can detoxify & purify your organs?

How necessary is it to take a colon cleanse so you can detoxify & purify your organs?

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 more

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How can you cleanse you liver and keep it clean?

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

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How would you know your damaging your liver by drinking?

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

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Anyone know what is a trustful product to cleanse your colons and detoxify your body?

Anyone know what is a trustful product to cleanse your colons and detoxify your body?

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

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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 can you cleanse out your digestive system?

How can you cleanse out your digestive system?

Not necessary: Our digestive systems cleanse themselves naturally. If you're constipated, try increasing the fiber in your diet with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. If that doesn't work, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to clean liver without medicine?

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

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How does Puriclean work to cleanse your body?

How does Puriclean work to cleanse your body?

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

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Best way to detoxify liver with fatty liver disease and do I need to?

Best way to detoxify liver with fatty liver disease and do I need to?

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 more

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How do you clean out your liver?

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

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How to detoxify liver naturally?

How to detoxify liver naturally?

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 more

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How to detox the liver naturally ?

See below: Don't use drugs, your liver will take care of itself. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively cleanse your colon?

No need : There is no need for colon cleansing. One needs to have regular bowel movements. Generous fiber intake help. Some people may need stool softners. ...Read more