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Exact cause is unknown. Stress, anxiety, and emotional upset trigger the gut brain axis and abnormal secretion of chemicals from brain. Certain foods substances are also responsible for IBS like symptoms. (Please see photographs)
Excessive gas,bloating, flatulence constipation or diarrhea are the common symptoms. Other symptoms include abdominal pain after meal and relief after passing stool, feeling of incomplete evacuation.
Diagnosis of IBS is based on clinical features how ever it is very important to rule out other seriuos causes also. Certain blood tests, ultrasound and some time colonoscopy are required to rule out other diseases.
Lifestyle changes may help relieve IBS symptoms. These changes include eating a high-fiber diet, avoiding foods that make symptoms worse, eating regular meals that are not too big, drinking enough water, getting regular exercise, and reducing stress.
Several medicines are available for IBS. The doctor can help decide which are best. Over-the-counter laxatives should be taken only under a doctor’s direction, because overuse of laxatives may be harmful. Tranquilizers and antidepressants may also help people with IBS.
DOlearn what foods worsen your symptoms and avoid them.
DOeat a good diet with high-fiber foods, including whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Fiber supplements may help if your diet does not have enough fiber.
DOeat regular, balanced meals.
DOdrink plenty of water to help the colon work correctly.
DOtake medicines as instructed by your doctor.
DOexercise. Try to do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily.
DOtry to lower stress. Don’t take on more work or obligations than you can handle.
DON’Ttake over-the-counter laxatives without a doctor telling you to do so.
DON’Tskip meals, and don’t eat extra-large meals.
The liver is the body’s major cleaning and clearing house.
A healthy liver regulates blood glucose levels and removes bilirubin from the bloodstream. Bilirubin is a byproduct from the normal breakdown of red blood cells.
In addition, the liver processes food, extracting nutrients, and produces bile to digest fatty foods. Any excess nutrients are stored in the liver.
The liver also detoxifies. It removes toxins that are ingested through alcohol, medications and contaminated food, from the bloodstream.
1. Moderate your alcohol intake
The liver can only process or break down a small amount of alcohol every hour. For this reason, men should limit their alcohol intake to two drinks a day while women should only have one. A standard drink is equivalent to one ordinary beer or one small glass of wine.

2. Cut down on fatty foods
Reduce the amount of saturated fats, trans fats and hydrogenated fats in your diet. Saturated fats are found in deep fried foods, red meats and dairy products. Trans and hydrogenated fats are found in processed foods. The liver stores excess dietary fat, and fat buildup can eventually bring on fatty liver disease.

3. Reduce body weight
Obesity, particularly, abdominal or central obesity, is a major risk factor for developing fatty liver disease. Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight. A fatty liver slows down the digestion of fats. Do aim for the ideal body mass index (BMI) target. The healthy cut-off values recommended by MOH and HPB Singapore are between 18.5 and 22.9.

4. Avoid over-supplementation with traditional medicines & remedies Over-supplementation may cause liver inflammation. As the liver detoxifies, supplementation with certain traditional medicines or remedies can lead to liver damage or even failure. This is because some of these remedies contain heavy metals. Taken in large quantities they can result in liver toxicity or they can affect the regular functioning of your liver.

5. Eat more fibre
Eat more high-fibre foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables. For proteins, choose more fish, beans and nuts, and cut down on red meats.

6. Get vaccinated
Get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, both viral liver infections. Hepatitis A is contracted from contaminated food and water and hepatitis B, from sexual contact, contaminated blood and needles.

7. Get regular exercise
Regular exercise is key to a healthy liver. Exercise increases energy levels, decreases stress on the liver, and helps to prevent obesity – a high risk factor for liver disease. Aim for a total of 150 minutes of exercise, such as brisk walking, per week.

8. Be careful of weight loss pills
Over-the-counter weight loss pills which are available without a prescription may contain ingredients such as Ephedra (ma huang in Chinese) which are harmful to the liver.

What is Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (EVL)?
It is a procedure in which an enlarged vein or a varix (the plural is varices) in the esophagus is tied off or ligated by a rubber band delivered via an endoscope. It is also called rubber band ligation.

Esophageal varices develop as a complication of a sustained increase in blood pressure in the liver (portal hypertension), most commonly found in cirrhosis. The major problem with Esophageal Varices is the risk of bleeding.

What is the purpose?
To control or stop bleeding or to prevent re-bleeding. The success of the procedure is in the range of 90%.

How to prepare for an EVL
Preparation for EVL is fasting for 6-8 hours similar to performing a regular esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). An intravenous line is placed to deliver sedation or other medications.

How is the procedure performed?
The procedure is performed as in regular EGD. An accompanying device is inserted into the endoscope channel which allows the delivery of ligating rubber bands to the engorged varix. Number of banding depends on the varices seen and may average 4-6.

What are the alternative procedures?
Injection of chemical solution (sodium tetradecyl sulfate, sodium morrhuate, ethanolamine oleate & absolute alcohol) into the varices via the endoscope is also used to control bleeding. Choice is dependent usually on the availability of accessories and the preferences and expertise of the endoscopist.

What are the complications?
Complications associated with EVL include additional bleeding due to tearing additional varices, ulceration of the lining over the varices, perforation or tear of the esophagus and aspiration of blood or gastric juice into the lungs.

हेपेटाइटिस बी यकृत का एक वायरल संक्रमण है। हेपेटाइटिस बी के दो प्रकार होते हैं:
• तीव्र हेपेटाइटिस बी हेपेटाइटिस बी जो छह महीने या उससे कम समय तक रहता है उसे तीव्र हेपेटाइटिस बी कहा जाता है।
• क्रोनिक हैपेटाइटिस बी हैपेटाइटिस बी जो छह महीने से अधिक समय तक रहता है उसे दीर्घकालिक कहा जाता है (क्रोनिक) हेपेटाइटिस बी। क्रोनिक हैपेटाइटिस बी यकृत की विफलता, यकृत (सिरोसिस), या यकृत के दाग का कारण बन सकता है कैंसर।
तीव्र हेपेटाइटिस बी पुराने हेपेटाइटिस बी में बदल सकता है। तीव्र हेपेटाइटिस बी वाले अधिकांश वयस्क विकसित नहीं होते हैं
पुरानी हैपेटाइटिस बी। शिशुओं और युवा बच्चों को हेपेटाइटिस बी मिलता है जो पुराने होने की संभावना है
हेपेटाइटिस बी वयस्क लोगों से है, जो हेपेटाइटिस बी प्राप्त करते हैं।
कारण
हेपेटाइटिस बी हेपेटाइटिस बी वायरस (एचबीवी) के कारण होता है। वायरस एक व्यक्ति से दूसरे के पास जाता है
रक्त, जन्म, लिंग, या शारीरिक द्रव के माध्यम से, जैसे:
• स्तन का दूध।
• आँसू
• लालिवा
जोखिम
हेपेटाइटिस बी के लिए जोखिम कारकों में शामिल हैं:
• संक्रमित व्यक्ति के साथ असुरक्षित यौन संबंध रखना।
• सुइयों के साथ दवाओं का उपयोग करना
संकेत और लक्षण
हेपेटाइटिस बी के लक्षणों में शामिल हो सकते हैं:
• भूख में कमी।
• थकान
• जी मिचलाना।
• उल्टी।
• पेट दर्द।
• डार्क पीले मूत्र
• पीले रंग की त्वचा और आंखों (पीलिया)।
हेपेटाइटिस बी हमेशा लक्षणों का कारण नहीं देता है
निदान
हेपेटाइटिस बी का निदान करने के लिए आपका स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता रक्त परीक्षण करेगा
उपचार
आपको अल्कोहल और दवाइयां से बचने के द्वारा जिगर को और चोट को रोकने की आवश्यकता होगी जो मुश्किल हो सकती है
जिगर के लिए metabolize के लिए पुराने हेपेटाइटिस बी के उपचार में एंटीवायरल दवा शामिल हो सकते हैं। इस दवा मदद कर सकता है:
• जिगर की विफलता के अपने जोखिम को कम।
हेपेटाइटिस बी के साथ दूसरों को संक्रमित करने की आपकी क्षमता कम करें।
• अपने जिगर (सिरोसिस) को खरोंचने का खतरा कम करें।
• यकृत कैंसर का खतरा कम करें
होम केअर निर्देश
• बाकी की जरूरत के अनुसार
• शराब से बचें
• आपके स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता द्वारा निर्देशित दवाओं के रूप में ही लें
• अपने स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता से अनुमोदन के बिना कोई दवा न लें। यह भी शामिल है
ओवर-द-काउंटर दवा जिसे आमतौर पर बुखार या दर्द के लिए लिया जाता है
• जब तक आपके स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता द्वारा अनुमोदित न हो, तब तक सेक्स न करें
• टूथब्रश, नाखून कतरनी, रेज़र, या सुइयों को दूसरों के साथ साझा न करें
तत्काल मेडिकल केयर देखें अगर:
• आप खाने या पीने में असमर्थ हैं
• मतली या उल्टी के साथ आपके पास बुखार है
• आप भ्रमित महसूस करते हैं
• आप पीलिया विकसित करते हैं या आपके जीर्ण पीलिया अधिक गंभीर हो जाते हैं।
• आपको श्वास लेने में परेशानी होती है
• आप एक दाने विकसित करते हैं
• आपकी त्वचा, गले, मुंह या चेहरे सूजन हो जाते हैं
• आपका शरीर हिलाता है या विचलन (जब्ती)
• आप बहुत नींद आते हैं या उठने में परेशानी होती है
यह जानकारी आपके स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता द्वारा दी गई सलाह को बदलने के लिए अभिप्रेत नहीं है सुनिश्चित करो आप अपने स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता के साथ किसी भी प्रश्न पर चर्चा करते हैं
हेपेटाइटिस ए एक वायरस के कारण जिगर संक्रमण है। के अधिकांश मामलों में हेपेटाइटिस ए काफी नरम है हेपेटाइटिस ए व्यक्ति से फैल सकता है व्यक्ति द्वारा:
• अशुद्ध पानी या भोजन पीने या खाने।
• संक्रमित व्यक्ति के साथ यौन संबंध रखना।
• एक व्यक्ति के पीप (विष्ठे) के संपर्क में आ रहा है जो संक्रमित है फिर आप अपने हाथों से वायरस पास कर सकते हैं आपके मुंह से
घर की देखभाल
• आराम। सुनिश्चित करें कि आप:
◦ पर्याप्त सो जाओ देर तक मत जगना। सप्ताहांत और सप्ताह के दिनों में उसी सोने का समय रखें
◦ जब आप थका हुआ महसूस करते हैं, तो नंद या आराम से ब्रेक लें
• अपने हाथ धो लो:
बाथरूम का उपयोग करने के बाद
भोजन या पानी को छूने से पहले
• जब तक आपके डॉक्टर का कहना है कि यह ठीक नहीं है, तब तक कोई भी दवाइयां या पूरक नहीं लें।
• अपने चिकित्सक को उन सभी लोगों के बारे में बताएं जिनके साथ आप रहते हैं या जिनके साथ आप निकट संपर्क रखते हैं। तुंहारे चिकित्सक यह सुझाव दे सकता है कि उन्हें हेपेटाइटिस ए टीका मिलता है।
• वायरस फैलाने से बचने के तरीके पर अपने डॉक्टर के निर्देशों का पालन करें।
• जब तक आपके डॉक्टर का कहना है कि यह ठीक है, तब तक शराब न पीएं।
• जब आप स्कूल या काम पर वापस जा सकते हैं तो अपने डॉक्टर से पूछें
सहायता प्राप्त करें यदि:
तुम्हें बुखार है।
अभी सहायता प्राप्त करें यदि:
• आप खा नहीं सकते या नहीं पी सकते हैं
• आप अपने पेट से बीमार महसूस कर रहे हैं (उल्लसित) या फेंक (उल्टी)।
• आप उलझन में हैं
• आपकी त्वचा की पीली और आपकी आंखों की सफेद (पीलिया) खराब हो जाती है
• आप बहुत नींद आ रहे हैं या उठने में परेशानी है
सुनिश्चित करें कि आप:
• इन निर्देशों को समझें
• अपनी स्थिति देखेंगे
• यदि आप अच्छी तरह से नहीं कर रहे हैं या बदतर होने पर तुरंत मदद मिलेगी
यह जानकारी आपके स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता द्वारा दी गई सलाह को बदलने के लिए अभिप्रेत नहीं है सुनिश्चित करो आप अपने स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता के साथ किसी भी प्रश्न पर चर्चा करते हैं
हेपेटाइटिस सी एक यकृत संक्रमण है। यह एक रोगाणु के कारण होता है जो कर सकते हैं रक्त और अन्य शारीरिक तरल पदार्थों के माध्यम से फैलता है। आपका डॉक्टर होगा रक्त और यकृत परीक्षणों का प्रयोग करें:
• इस संक्रमण की जांच करें
• आपसे इलाज करने का फैसला करना
• उपचार के बाद अपने स्वास्थ्य की जांच करें
घर की देखभाल
• आराम।
• जब तक आपका डॉक्टर कहता है तब तक कोई दवा न लें ठीक है। इसमें ओवर-द-काउंटर दवा और जन्म शामिल हैं नियंत्रण गोलियां
• एल्कोहॉल ना पिएं।
• जब तक आपके डॉक्टर का कहना न हो कि यह ठीक है, तब तक सेक्स न करें।
• टूथब्रश, नाखून कतरनी, रेज़र, या सुइयों को साझा न करें।
• अपने चिकित्सक द्वारा बताई गई सभी दवाइयां लें
सहायता प्राप्त करें यदि:
• तुम्हें बुखार है।
• आपका पेट (पेट) दर्द होता है
• आपका पेशाब (मूत्र) अंधेरा है
• आपका कूड़ा (आंत्र आंदोलन) मिट्टी का रंग है
• आपके जोड़ों में दर्द हो रहा है
अभी सहायता प्राप्त करें यदि:
• आप अधिक थका हुआ महसूस करते हैं (थका हुआ)।
• आप अधिक से अधिक कमजोर महसूस करते हैं
• आप खाने की तरह महसूस नहीं करते
• आप अपने पेट से बीमार महसूस कर रहे हैं (उल्लसित) या फेंक (उल्टी)।
• आपकी त्वचा या आपकी आँखों के सफेद पीले होते हैं (पीलिया) या वे अधिक पीले रंग की तुलना में अधिक होते हैं पहले।
• आप आसानी से खरोंच या खून बह रहा है।
सुनिश्चित करें कि आप:
• इन निर्देशों को समझें
• अपनी स्थिति देखेंगे
• यदि आप अच्छी तरह से नहीं कर रहे हैं या बदतर होने पर तुरंत मदद मिलेगी
यह जानकारी आपके स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता द्वारा दी गई सलाह को बदलने के लिए अभिप्रेत नहीं है सुनिश्चित करो आप अपने स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता के साथ किसी भी प्रश्न पर चर्चा करते हैं
पीलिया तब होती है जब त्वचा, आँखों के सफेद, और श्लेष्म झिल्ली एक पीले रंग का रंग बदलते हैं यह एक उच्च स्तर की वजह से होता है रक्त में बिलीरुबिन जब लाल रक्त में बिलीरुबिन शरीर में बना रहता है कोशिकाओं को सामान्य रूप से टूट जाता है। पीलिया होने का मतलब यह हो सकता है कि आपका जिगर या आपके शरीर की पित्त प्रणाली सही काम नहीं कर रही है
घर की देखभाल
• अपने पेशाब (मूत्र) को साफ या पीला रखने के लिए पर्याप्त द्रव पीना पीला।
• एल्कोहॉल ना पिएं।
• दवाइयों को केवल तभी ले लें जैसा आपके डॉक्टर ने बताया था।
• अपने चिकित्सक द्वारा बताए गए सभी फॉलो-अप विज़िट रखें। ये है जरूरी।
• आप खुजली के लिए त्वचा लोशन का उपयोग कर सकते हैं।
सहायता प्राप्त करें यदि:
• तुम्हें बुखार है।
अभी सहायता प्राप्त करें यदि:
• आपके लक्षण अचानक बदतर हो जाते हैं
• आपके पास 72 घंटे से अधिक के लिए लक्षण हैं
• आपका दर्द खराब हो जाता है
• आप फेंक देते हैं (उल्टी)
• आप कमजोर या भ्रमित हो जाते हैं
• आपको बहुत खराब सिरदर्द मिलता है
• आप बहुत अधिक शरीर द्रव (निर्जलीकरण) खो देते हैं। जिन लक्षणों ने आपने बहुत अधिक शरीर द्रव खो दिया है
शामिल:
◦ बहुत शुष्क मुंह
◦ एक तेज़, कमजोर पल्स
◦ फास्ट सांस लेने
ब्लू होंठ
यह जानकारी आपके स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रदाता द्वारा दी गई सलाह को बदलने के लिए अभिप्रेत नहीं है सु करें
1. Garlic
Just a small amount of this pungent white bulb has the ability to activate liver enzymes that help your body flush out toxins.[1] Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing.

2. Grapefruit
High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges, limes, and lemons support the natural cleansing abilities of the liver.[2] Have a small glass of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice to boost production of the liver detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other toxins.
3. Beets and Carrots
Both are extremely high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene; eating beets and carrots can stimulate and support overall liver function

4. Green Tea
This liver-loving beverage is full of plant-based antioxidants known as catechins—compounds known to assist liver function.[4] Green tea is a delicious, healthy addition to any diet. Just remember that green tea offers the benefits, not green tea extract. Some research suggests green tea extract may actually have a negative effect on liver health.[5] Keep it simple and stick to the beverage to enjoy the benefits of green tea.

5. Leafy Green Vegetables
One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, leafy greens can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. Extremely high in chlorophyll, greens soak up environmental toxins from the blood stream.[6] With their distinct ability to neutralize heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protective mechanism for the liver. Incorporate leafy greens such as bitter gourd, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens, and chicory into your diet. This will increase creation and flow of bile—the substance that removes waste from the organs and blood.
6. Avocados
This nutrient-dense superfood helps the body produce glutathione, a compound that is necessary for the liver to cleanse harmful toxins.

7. Apples
High in pectin, apples hold the chemical constituents necessary for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract. This, in turn, makes it easier for the liver to handle the toxic load during the cleansing process.
8. Olive Oil
Cold-pressed organic oils such as olive, hemp, and flaxseed are great for the liver when used in moderation. They help the body by providing a lipid base that can absorb harmful toxins in the body.[9] In this way, they take some of the burden off the liver.
9. Alternative Grains
If your diet includes wheat, flour, or other standard grains, it’s time to make changes. And alternative grains like quinoa, millet, and buckwheat can help. Your liver is your body’s filter for toxins, and if you have certain sensitivities, grains that contain gluten only add to them. One study found that persons who experienced sensitivity to gluten also experienced abnormal liver enzyme test results.
10. Cruciferous Vegetables
Broccoli and cauliflower are good sources of glucosinolate, which supports enzyme production in the liver. These natural enzymes flush carcinogens and other toxins from the body, and may significantly lower risks associated with cancer.

11. Lemons and Limes
These citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which aids the body in synthesizing toxic materials into substances that can be absorbed by water. Drinking freshly-squeezed lemon or lime juice in the morning can stimulate the liver.
12. Walnuts
High in the amino acid arginine, walnuts support the liver in detoxifying ammonia.
Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids, which support normal liver cleansing.Make sure you chew the nuts until they are liquefied before swallowing.
13. Cabbage
Much like broccoli and cauliflower, eating cabbage stimulates liver detoxifying enzymes that help flush out toxins. Kimchi, coleslaw, cabbage soup, and sauerkraut are great cabbage-foods to add to your diet.
14. Turmeric
Turmeric is the liver’s favorite spice. Try adding some of this detoxifying goodness into your next lentil stew or veggie dish for an instant liver pick-me-up. Turmeric helps boost liver detoxification by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary toxins.
This golden spice tastes great in all kinds of dishes, but you can further boost your intake with a turmeric supplement. A word of warning; turmeric supplements are somewhat notorious for low-quality ingredients and even outright dangerous contamination. Only buy the highest quality turmeric from the most reputable sources. I encourage you to try Global Healing Center’s own Turmeric supplement. This premium liquid supplement contains potent antioxidants and is sourced only from organic Curcuma longa root.
Today, we are faced with so many environmental toxins occurring in our homes, places of work and in our food supply. It is essential for our general health and well-being to keep our livers functioning properly. Below are some of the risk factors associated with impaired liver function.
1 Low potassium levels
2 Heavy alcohol abuse
3 Intravenous drug use
4 Blood transfusions prior to 1992
5 Exposure to certain industrial chemicals and environmental toxins
6 Unprotected sex
7 Obesity and a diet high in saturated fats, and processed foods
8 Tattoos or body piercings
9 High levels of triglycerides in the blood
10 Prescription medications including acetaminophen
11 Viral infections
12 Autoimmune diseases
If you have recently noticed any of the symptoms listed below, you could be suffering from impaired liver function. It is particularly important to consider these symptoms if you identify with one or more of the risk factors mentioned above.
1 Bloating and gas
2 Acid reflux and heartburn
3 Constipation
4 Skin and/or eyes that are yellowish (a symptom of jaundice)
5 Inability to lose weight
6 High blood pressure
7 Moodiness, anxiety or depression
8 Dark urine
9 Rosacea
10 Chronic fatigue
11 Excessive sweating
12 Bruise easily
13 Poor appetite
Follow these six steps to help boost your health and vitality:
1 Remove toxic foods from your diet.
2 Drink raw vegetable juice.
3 Load up on potassium-rich foods.
4 Do a coffee enema.
5 Take milk thistle, dandelion and turmeric supplements.
6 Eat liver or take beef liver tablets.

1. Remove Toxic Foods from Your Diet

If you are eating a diet high in processed foods, you are putting the health of your liver at risk. Hydrogenated oils, refined sugar, convenience foods and lunch meats are notoriously toxic to your system.
Hydrogenated oils, also known as “trans fats,” have higher levels of saturated fat. The chemical structure of the oil itself has been altered to increase shelf life. Consumption of trans fats dramatically increases the risk for heart disease by 25 percent or more. In addition, it is believed that trans fats cause problems with our immune system and can lead to inflammation throughout the body.
Added nitrates and nitrites, commonly found in convenience foods, fast foods and lunch meats, have been linked to serious health conditions. These chemicals are used to preserve foods to make them last longer, inhibit bacteria growth and preserve color. Replace these foods immediately with healthy choices. Healthy foods taste great, and, with a bit of creativity, you can create healthful meals for your family.
Roast your own organic chicken breast and turkey breast to replace deli meats for quick lunches and after school snacks. Replace chips and other processed snacks with fresh fruit, carrot sticks, nuts and homemade granola bars. For a healthy (and tasty) alternative to kid-favorite macaroni and cheese, try my Cheesy Spaghetti Squash with Raisins and Walnuts. Spaghetti squash is low in calories, low in saturated fat, and considered a good source of niacin, vitamin B6, manganese, pantothenic acid and is rich with potassium. The walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and contain anti-oxidants to boost cardiovascular health.

2. Drink Raw Vegetable Juice

It can be nearly impossible to eat all of the raw vegetables you need to make your liver cleanse effective. However, by juicing a variety of raw vegetables, you can easily get the 4–5 servings of fresh, organic vegetables you need. Even vegetables that aren’t your favorites can be disguised and enjoyed in a fresh vegetable juice! With impaired liver function, juicing vegetables has the added benefit of making the vegetables easier to digest and more readily available for absorption.
Vegetables ideal for a liver cleanse include cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. While that combination may not sound very enjoyable, you can add other vegetables that you enjoy to the mix including carrots, cucumber, beets and greens.
All of these vegetables help to reduce acid levels in the body, helping to create a more friendly pH balance. Experiment with your favorite flavor combinations; you can add fresh herbs including parsley, mint and others to make the juices more enjoyable.
Try my kid-friendly Orange Carrot Ginger Juice. Fresh, organic carrots are essential to any liver cleanse (5). In the liver, the beta carotene is converted into vitamin A to help flush out the toxins in the body while reducing fat in the liver.
The high fiber content helps support a healthy digestive tract, hastening the elimination of toxins in your body. The ginger root helps to soothe the digestive tract, reduce intestinal gas, and has strong anti-inflammatory compounds. The fresh oranges in this recipe not only add tangy sweetness, but also add significant vitamin C, additional vitamin A and vitamin B6.

3. Load Up on Potassium-Rich Foods

Are you getting the recommended 4,700 milligrams per day of potassium? Chances are, you aren’t. Potassium-rich foods help to lower systolic blood pressure, lower cholesterol and support a healthy cardiovascular system, in addition to helping cleanse your liver. If you have been tempted to take potassium supplements, instead add these healthful foods to your diet.

Sweet Potatoes

Surprisingly, it is not the banana that is the richest in potassium. It is the sweet potato. A single medium sweet potato contains nearly 700 milligrams of potassium, not to mention the high fiber and beta carotene content.
A sweet potato only has 131 calories, yet is rich with vitamins B6, C, D, magnesium and iron. While naturally sweet, the sugars actually are slowly released into the bloodstream through the liver, without causing a spike in blood sugar.

Tomato Sauces

Potassium, and the other beneficial nutrients in tomatoes, is significantly concentrated as a sauce, puree or as a paste. As an example, 1 cup of tomato puree contains 1,065 milligrams of potassium, but 1 cup of fresh tomatoes contains only 400 milligrams. When selecting tomato sauce, paste or puree, be sure to choose those made only from organic tomatoes.
To make your own concentrated tomato sauce, slice organic tomatoes in half and roast face down in the oven for 30 minutes at 425 degrees F, until the skin has shriveled. Remove from the oven, and let cool. Slide the skins off and gently crush in your food processor or blender. Strain to remove seeds, if you desire. Pour into a Dutch oven, and let simmer until thick, 1 to 2 hours.

Beet Greens and Spinach

Rich in antioxidants, beet greens contain over 1,300 milligrams of potassium per cup. Add beets and beet greens to your fresh vegetable juice recipe; finely chop and add raw to salads; or sauté lightly, like other greens. Beets also naturally cleanse the gallbladder and improve bile flow.
Fresh organic spinach is easily added to your diet, and it’s a good source of potassium, containing 840 milligrams per serving.

Beans

White beans, kidney beans and lima beans are all rich in potassium, protein and fiber. Swap out garbanzo beans for one of these potassium-rich beans in your favorite hummus recipe. Enjoy it with carrot sticks and celery sticks.

Blackstrap Molasses

Just 2 teaspoons of this rich all-natural syrup contains 10 percent of the daily-recommended amount of potassium. In addition to potassium, blackstrap molasses is rich with iron, calcium, manganese and copper.
Incorporate blackstrap molasses into your diet by replacing other natural sweeteners with it. You can use it to create barbecue sauces and to top oatmeal or quinoa porridge in the mornings. Two teaspoons added to coffee intensifies the richness of the coffee, while lowering the acidic taste.

Bananas

And finally, add a banana to your favorite smoothie. While in comparison to the other high potassium foods on this list, the banana’s 470 milligrams of potassium are only part of the story. Bananas assist in digestion, and help to release toxins and heavy metals from the body — all of which are essential during a liver cleanse.
Please note: If you have high levels of potassium in your kidneys, foods rich in potassium should be consumed moderately.

4. Coffee Enemas

Coffee enemas help with constipation, reduce fatigue, and aid in liver detoxification. During the enema, organic coffee is retained in your bowel, allowing the fluid to enter the liver through the intestinal wall.
This has a stimulating effect that increases bile flow, helping to jump-start both your gallbladder and your liver. This sparks the production of the chemical glutathione, a strong cleansing compound that helps to release the buildup of toxins in your system.
Eliminating the toxins during a liver cleanse is critical so they don’t build up and are moved quickly out of your system.
Combine 2 tablespoons of organic ground coffee with 3 cups of filtered or distilled water in a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer gently for 15 minutes and allow to cool. Strain the mixture through cheesecloth and use in your enema kit. Try to retain the mixture for 10–15 minutes and then release.

5. Take Milk Thistle, Dandelion, and Turmeric Supplements

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is considered the “king” of detoxifying herbs, making it ideal for a liver cleanse. Milk thistle helps to eliminate the buildup of heavy metals, prescription medications, environmental pollutants and alcohol in the liver.
In addition, it helps to reduce the negative effects on the liver after chemotherapy and radiation. The active ingredient silymarin helps to strengthen the cell walls in the liver, while supporting healthy regeneration.

Turmeric

Turmeric reduces joint pain; is an effective antidepressant; aids in digestion; helps to restore a healthy blood sugar balance; and supports healthy liver tissue and liver metabolism
Currently, researchers are studying turmeric for a variety of health benefits for diseases and conditions, including: Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, depression, osteoarthritis, breast health, prostate health and chronic pain.
Dandelion Root
Most homeowners hate the dandelion, as it volunteers to populate yards every spring. But, this flower, and its root, is actually packed with vitamins and minerals.
Dandelion root has a natural diuretic effect, allowing your liver to more quickly eliminate toxins. It also helps to strengthen the immune system, balance blood sugar levels, relieve heartburn, and soothe digestive upset.

6. Eat Real Liver or Take Liver Tablets

Liver from young, healthy, grass-fed cattle or chicken liver is rich with vitamins A and B, folic acid, choline, iron, copper, zinc, chromium and CoQ10. Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods we can eat.
If you can’t stomach eating liver, you can take beef liver pills. Seek a supplement that guarantees no hormones, pesticides or antibiotics are used in the feeding and care of the cattle.
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