Liver Cleansing

Your poor liver is probably one of the hardest working organs in your body. It has to deal with all the toxins that you throw at it. Not just from the food you have eaten, but also from the linen, clothing and pollution that you interact with on a regular basis. In addition it produces the bile required to break down fat and store minerals and vitamins essential to your survival. When you take a paracetamol, it is your liver that has to deal with what medical companies euphemistically call “side effects.”Therefore you would want your liver to be in tip-top shape.

The liver suffers due to a host of reasons. From a low potassium in your diet to body decoration tattoos the liver is constantly under pressure. A poor diet, high alcohol content, constant infections, and exposure to chemicals strain the capacity of your liver. This manifests itself in your inability to lose weight, high blood pressure, jaundiced eyes, profuse sweating or even poor appetite.

If you are worried having read so far or generally inclined to preemption, here is what you need to go. Stop reading about Trump! No, I am kidding. Stop eating foods that hurt your liver. This includes processed foods with hydrogenated oils, refined sugar and alcohol. Obviously, in reverse, eat foods high in potassium and good vitamins and minerals. Consume thistle and turmeric directly or as a supplement. Also include CoQ10 which is an off the shelf supplement that helps flush your liver. Drink plenty of water if you are not already. Remember to include high quality sleep for up to eight hours and also thirty minutes of exercise even if that is just walking.

If you can sustain this for a two weeks, your liver might just forgive you. It already carries the scars of sins past in case you forget.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.