Your liver is a workhorse and as such consuming a liver detox juice 2-3 times a week will not only help to cleanse your liver but will also help to support both liver and gallbladder.
A healthy liver efficiently regulates fat metabolism and is the major fat-burning organ in the body. A healthy liver not only burns fat, it will also pump excessive fat out of the body through the bile into the gut. If your liver is healthy, weight control should not be difficult. However, an unhealthy liver such as fatty liver does the opposite of what it is supposed to do. The fatty liver stores fat when in actuality it should be burning fat and removing excess fat from the body. Literally a fatty liver becomes a storehouse for fat and if allowed to progress for many years it may contribute to severe health and longevity consequences.
The incidence of fatty liver, in the US alone, is 20-25% of the population and is much higher in obese individuals. 90% of all obese people have fatty liver disease, as do 50 percent of all diabetics. It also occurs in children. Fatty liver is the most common cause of abnormal liver function tests in the US.
Factors that may put you at risk for gallbladder disease
- Age. If you are over the age of 50 you have a greater chance for gallbladder disease.
- Gender. Women who are over forty and over-weight make up the population that has the most frequent gallbladder surgery.
- Synthetic Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen stimulates the production of gallstones, so women on synthetic hormone replacement therapy or those who have taken birth control pills for many years sometimes have gall bladder disease. Estrogen dominance would also contribute to the probability of gallbladder disease.
- Diet. There is a generally recognized link between a diet high in unhealthy fats, oils and sugar and the likelihood of gall bladder disease. This is the SAD diet that most Americans eat today.
- Obesity. People who are obese secrete bile that is saturated with cholesterol, making them more likely to develop gallstones.
- Constipation. Constipation and slow intestinal transit time are linked to the formation of gallstones.
Regular cleansing of the liver and gallbladder using a liver detox raw juice recipe may support the following
- Increasing energy levels.
- Cleansing of the blood stream.
- Healthy inflammation levels.
- Healthy immune function.
- Healthy fat metabolism.
- Healthy weight support.
Liver Detox Juice Recipe – Carrot, Beet, Apple, Celery
3 large or 4 medium organic carrots
½ – 1 organic beet + leaves
2 small organic red apples
¼ head organic purple cabbage
3 – 4 stalks organic celery
Ginger Root – ½ inch
Juice from one organic lemon or lime
Ice cubes made from purified water (optional)
Thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables.
Place a few ice cubes into juice catcher along with the organic lemon/lime juice.
Run the remainder of ingredients through your juicer. Drink immediately.
Why FRESH Raw Juice?
Unlike heat-treated commercial juice, freshly made juices are full of live enzymes, antioxidants and many other nutrients that are available to the body very quickly. In fact, some say that drinking freshly extracted juice is comparable to having an energy transfusion from the plants involved into your body’s cells.
Since fresh juice is very easy on the digestive tract, this is one of the quickest ways to deliver nutrients to important organs like your liver. Fresh vegetable juices in particular are so powerful they are often central components of natural treatments for various diseases and have a cleansing and rejuvenating effect throughout your body.
Raw juices don’t keep well. While one of the reasons that fresh lemon or lime is added to the Fresh Liver and Gallbladder Tonic as an aid in the prevention of oxidization, you will get the best results by drinking it immediately after juicing.
CAUTION: Fresh raw juicing is not a complete meal. Instead it should be used either as a healthy snack or as a compliment to a meal that consists of healthy fats and clean proteins.
Those with a history of oxalate-containing kidney stones should limit their consumption of beets. Talk to your healthcare professional.
It’s important to begin slowly when consuming Liver Detox Raw Juice. Do not go overboard, especially if your body is not yet accustomed to raw juicing.
The Liver Detox Juice is so potent that it may cause a Herxheimer reaction as toxins are being eliminated. This process may cause some discomfort but there is nothing to be alarmed about. During this time, drink plenty water also to flush out the toxic materials.
See my article Health Benefits of Raw Juicing and get the recipe for Fresh & Healthy V8 Juice.
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