15 Tips for Detoxing Your Liver

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The liver is an essential organ that helps to keep the human body free of toxins. It performs important functions in almost every part of your body, from balancing your cholesterol levels to filtering your blood. Painkillers, prescription medications, alcohol, and other toxins can overload the liver and reduce its ability to function. Detoxing your liver helps to flush out toxins and improve the health of your liver. Here are 15 tips for detoxing your liver.

1. Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is a plant that has been used for centuries in order to treat diseases of the liver and gall bladder. Milk thistle contains a compound called Silymarin, which is a potent antioxidant. It is used to reduce inflammation, inhibit the production of toxins, and prevent further damage to the liver. Milk thistle is available as a tincture that can be used to aid the process of a liver detoxification.

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  • Lisa Marie Sullivan

    My mother drank a glass of lukewarm water with two-three spoons of apple cider vinegar for the last 10 years after her physician recommended this to reduce her leg swelling. As a result, she also managed to lose 10 pounds over the course of a year, all this without dieting or working out. I’m sure she had a ton of other unknown benefits as a result of this habit.

    • Samantha Rotterns

      I was about to say the same thing! I’ve been drinking water with apple cider vinegar in the morning for years and I can tell you this is a healthier detox than the fads you see in magazines today. It’s cheap, healthy, and natural and has zero-side effects. Oh, I’ve read recently that Heidi Klum used it to shed some pounds so…

    • Shartnado

      hey whats up

  • Anette Cecilie

    I seem to bump into articles that praise the benefits of grapefruit seed extract, this really made me very excited about it, and I will have to try it myself. Do you recommend a certain brand or as long as I choose something natural everything will be fine? Thanks for this insightful article.

    • Xochi Ax

      I’ve been using the NutriBiotic brand of Grapefruit Seed extract for years. I take it for either lung, nasal or skin infections, instead of taking antibiotics. It doesn’t work as fast as antibiotics, but it definitely works for me. In fact, the bottle that I bought 4-5 years ago is still effective. I hope that answers your question, Anette.

  • Georgina Bianca

    Turmeric is truly a godsend. Studies have shown this miracle plant is effective even in treating cancer. My mother used this a lot when we were little to spice or color her food and I remember her taking turmeric pills when she had headaches. I didn’t know this plant has detoxifying results, would have to give turmeric tea a try.

  • Shartnado

    I wonder if lemon juice is as good as a lemon wedge

  • Scott

    Is it recommended to consume all of the products listed in the article everyday?

  • doyoueven

    stupid article. your liver already detox everything. just follow your macro and micro nutrients and youll be fine.

  • Spiro Agnew

    Tumeric is seriously Cancer Causing.

  • Karabukov

    Those aren’t walnuts. They’re pecan nuts.

    • haha

      I wanted to say the same thing…

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