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How To Detoxify Liver Naturally?

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Include fiber rich fruits, vegetables and Sulfur-rich foods like onions and garlic. Avoid alcohol, processed foods, carbonated beverages, fried foods. Use a good quality RO water filter and air purifier at home to reduce the toxins your liver has to fight on a daily basis. Ayurveda advocates a cleanse twice in a year that resets the liver to fight the battle against toxins.

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:

Considering the toxic environment that we live in, being exposed to poisons in water, food and air is something that we have evolved into. Both your kidneys and your liver filter your blood of toxins but the liver does an additional role-that of breaking these toxins down for quick expulsion. The two-phase enzymatic process first neutralizes toxins and then binds these broken fragments to other molecules, negating their toxicity and excreting it through bile, urine or stool. Unless you live in a “clean” environment and intake food that is easy on the liver, chances are your liver is overburdened and losing the battle.

While a good diet will support the liver, a manual cleanse or detox helps remove stored toxins, allowing the liver to rest and recharge. Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine have advocated liver cleanse since ages.

There are multiple ways to cleanse the liver including products available in the market including laxatives and diets that promise a quick cleanse. But these might lead to dehydration and eroding of vital nutrients from the body. Search for a knowledgeable herbalist or ayurvedic practitioner (panchkarma) to undergo a detox as per your body constitution.

To maintain good liver health and detox gradually and naturally, include fiber rich fruits and vegetables in your diet to help eliminate toxins that the liver breaks down. Include Sulfur-rich foods (onions, garlic, broccoli, kale, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, etc.) in your diet that are known to help your liver detoxify environmental toxins, including prescription drugs and pesticides. While you eliminate toxins work towards putting them into your system in the first place by avoiding foods (alcohol, processed foods, carbonated beverages, fried foods, trans fats, etc.) that increase the toxic load on your liver.

There is very little you can do about your external environment, but using a good quality RO water filter and air purifier at home should reduce the toxins the liver has to fight on a daily basis. Pure water is a great cleanser so keep your body and liver hydrated to aid smooth movement of toxins out of the system. Keep up your activity levels to expel toxins through sweat.

Ayurveda advocates a cleanse twice in a year (during specific seasons) and based on your prakriti that renews and resets the liver to fight the ever increasing battle against toxins.

Suggested Reading:

  1. 19 Super Foods To Naturally Cleanse Your Liver.
  2. Expert Q&A: Why is cleansing of the liver so vital to our well being?
  3. Is Your Liver Toxic?
Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).