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Nine Important Points for Optimum Liver Health
(from Natural Therapy for Your Liver)
- Eat a natural-foods diet of high-quality fresh food with lots of variety. Lower your fat intake. Eat less refined, cooked oils and fats. Obtain essential oils from whole nuts and seeds.
- Rest the digestive system whenever possible. Don't eat too late at night or too early in the morning. Don't eat when not hungry, and especially never overeat.
- Be aware of proper food combining. Sweet fruit and cooked protein are the worst combination, causing fermentation.
- Liver flushes and drinking lemon-water keep the liver moisturized and free-flowing.
- Keep the eliminative channels open and free. Exercise to eliminate toxins via the lungs and skin. Have at least one bowel movement a day.
- Massage the liver area at least once a day to help remove congestion.
- Worry or anger can get stuck in the liver. Release these emotions in a constructive way.
- Antioxidants such as vitamins E and C, beta-carotene, zinc, and selenium protect against toxins. Herbal antioxidants are superior to synthetic vitamins, though both can be used together.
- Herbal formulas to cleanse, protect, and stimulate the liver are highly recommended. Teas for long-term use include a blend of roasted dandelion, chicory, and ginger; Puri-Tea, Polari-Tea; or any of the other teas in this book.