Natural Therapy for your Liver

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Written by one of the world's most prominent herbalists, Natural Therapy for Your Liver offers practical, up-to-date information about effective ways to regain and maintain optimal liver health. As liver disease has skyrocketed to the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, this timely guide is needed more than ever. The book details: clinically tested herbal remedies for a variety of liver-related ailments, from hepatitis C and cirrhosis to acne and PMS; therapeutic liver flushes, cleanses, and other...

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Overview

Written by one of the world's most prominent herbalists, Natural Therapy for Your Liver offers practical, up-to-date information about effective ways to regain and maintain optimal liver health. As liver disease has skyrocketed to the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, this timely guide is needed more than ever. The book details: clinically tested herbal remedies for a variety of liver-related ailments, from hepatitis C and cirrhosis to acne and PMS; therapeutic liver flushes, cleanses, and other natural methods for maintaining liver health; specific dietary recommendations for ten different liver-related disorders, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583331323
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 740,604
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., is a master herbalist and botanist. The founder of Rainbow Light Herbal Extracts, he is a consultant to the herb industry and practices acupuncture and phytotherapy in Santa Cruz, California.
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Nine Important Points for Optimum Liver Health
(from Natural Therapy for Your Liver)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Be aware of proper food combining. Sweet fruit and cooked protein are the worst combination, causing fermentation.
  4. Liver flushes and drinking lemon-water keep the liver moisturized and free-flowing.
  5. Keep the eliminative channels open and free. Exercise to eliminate toxins via the lungs and skin. Have at least one bowel movement a day.
  6. Massage the liver area at least once a day to help remove congestion.
  7. Worry or anger can get stuck in the liver. Release these emotions in a constructive way.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
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