|Cleansing liver of toxins
Question : I'M planning to start up a detoxification programme as
I've been eating out a lot and often have to hang out with smokers for
business purposes. I often have a bloated stomach and suffer from fatigue.
Answer : OF course it is best to avoid situations in which you
usually have to drink or sit with smokers. But since most of the time we do
not have a choice, a detoxification programme will be beneficial. There are
various ways you could detox and set your body systems right again. It could
be done herbally, with fruit and vegetable cocktails, nutritional
supplements or through hydrotherapy.
Supplementing your diet with milk thistle and dandelion may be helpful in
your detoxification programme. These herbs have the ability to regenerate
new liver cells through protein synthesis and repair damage. It can also
help eliminate toxins and protect the liver.
Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that the herb milk thistle
improves liver function by cleansing the liver of dangerous toxins, as well
as stimulating the formation of new liver cells. The herb dandelion enhances
the flow of bile and thus dramatically improves conditions such as bile duct
inflammation, liver congestion and gallstones.
Since you are exposed to cigarette smoke, you should eat more fruits and
vegetables that contain lots of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamins
C and E, selenium, zinc and alpha lipoic acid.
Spirulina also helps the body to eliminate heavy metals from the
bloodstream, strengthen the immune system and improve gastrointestinal and
digestive health. Most notably, spirulina is 65-71 per cent complete
protein, with all essential amino acids and other nutrients in perfect
Improve digestion and digestive health with probiotics and digestive
enzymes. Recent clinical studies have shown that probiotics have potential
in the treatment of clinical conditions as well as the management of early
allergic diseases by reinforcing gut mucosal barrier functions and
inhibiting the growth of many harmful bacteria.