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14 Steps for Liver Support and Cleansing!


Proper liver support and cleansing is critical to your health, disease prevention and how well you age. As the companion article ”A Healthy Liver is Key to Effective Aging!“ pointed out, your liver is an amazing organ. Over 500 chemical and metabolic functions take place in the liver. This article outlines the steps needed to make a positive impact on the health of your liver. The more you support your liver the greater your opportunity to live a healthier life and slow down the aging process.

Before we highlight the next steps in liver support, let’s talk about the nutritional needs for Phase One Detoxification. Cabbage, broccoli, and brussel sprouts are three vegetables that contain chemical compounds that stimulate both Phase One and Phase Two detoxification enzymes. One of these chemical compounds is indole-3-carbinol which is also a very powerful anti-cancer chemical. Additionally, they stimulate detoxifying enzymes in the gut as well as the liver. This makes the cabbage family of vegetables an important component for both liver support and cancer protection.

Oranges, tangerines, caraway and dill seeds also support Phase One and Phase Two detoxification enzymes. They all contain limonene, a phytochemical that has been found to prevent and treat cancer in animals. Additional nutrients like vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin E, caroteniods, and minerals such as copper, magnesium and zinc are necessary for proper liver support.

Avoiding the following items will benefit your liver because they inhibit Phase One detoxification. Eight ounces of grapefruit juice contains the flavonoid naringenin which will decrease Cytochrome P450 activity in Phase One Detoxification by as much as 30%. Antihistamines, stomach-acid blocking drugs, chili pepper, clove oil, and onions will also inhibit Phase One detoxification. However, onions will help in Phase Two detoxification.

The nutritional support for Phase Two Detoxification will include several important amino acids such as methionine, glycine, cysteine, glutamine, and arginine. Getting a complete amino acid profile from your protein intake is very important. Several additional nutrients like vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) and choline are critically important. Proper selenium intake is important.

Confused and overwhelmed? Let’s put all this together and add to our steps for proper liver support.

One Final Thought Because It Has To Do With Your Brain.
Don’t take this the wrong way but most of your brain is made up of fatty compounds. As we have already talked about most toxins are fat-soluble. If not filtered and treated by the liver then they will be stored in fatty tissue. Since your brain and hormonal glands are fatty organs, they are common sites for fat-soluble toxins to accumulate. This may result in brain dysfunction and hormonal imbalances such as infertility, breast pain, menstrual disturbances, adrenal gland exhaustion and early menopause. The daily care of your liver is the simplest and most effective method to cleanse your blood, remove toxins, take the load off your immune system, and help you live a healthier and potentially longer life.

Until next time, may we both age youthfully!

Synergistically yours,

P.S.     As a convenience, I’ve also included links to the following liver articles:

A Healthy Liver is Key to Effective Aging!

Glutathione – The Basics!

Glutathione Benefits – Disease Prevention!


Return from Liver Support to Glutathione & Liver Health

Return fromLiver Support to Aging No More (Home Page)



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