This is a simple detox diet, and only takes a week. For one week, give your inner organs a rest, and detox your liver, especially, by giving up meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and dairy.
Eat lots of raw and cooked vegetables, and as much fruit and fresh pressed fruit juice as you like. Basically, you’re going vegan, for a week.
Any whole plant foods are allowed, such as nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains.
Avoid alcohol, refined food, and foods containing sugar.
This is a diet about liver and colon cleansing, so don’t beat yourself up if you eat a chocolate, now and then, or a slice or two of pizza. Its about steering in the majority direction of eating clean, whole, plant foods.
Liver Supplements Speed Healing
To detox your liver, take a supplement that contains:
300 mg Milk Thistle
100 mg Dandelion Root
50 mg Artichoke
100 mg N-Acetyl Cysteine.
In future, you will find that these supplements will help the liver to not be so hard hit by alcohol.
And they will help speed recovery during “the holidays”, if you keep taking these supplements daily.
Eat slower than usual during a detox
According to Macrobiotic dietary specialists, each mouthful of food should be chewed 20 times, before swallowing.
This ensures that the food is pre-digested by enzymes in the mouth, which:
1) puts less of a strain on the digestive system, especially the liver.
2) prevents flatulence, which is largely caused by not chewing food sufficiently.
Modern studies show that people who chewed each mouthful around 25 times, consume less calories, because the meal takes much longer to complete.
After 20 minutes, the digestive receptors send hormonal messages to the brain, signalling that it is full.
The identical meal, when each mouthful was chewed 6 times, left people feeling hungry.
Chewing your food 20 times, is especially relevant during a detox, when the aim is to give your organs a rest.
Its like yoga for your inner organs.
I was honored to be featured in notey.com’s article:
“The first stages of your detoxification process will likely include fighting withdrawal. Janice Rosenthal, owner of Garden of Essences and aromatherapy expert, suggests using essential oils to soothe your experience. She recommends mixing 15 drops of grapefruit oil (which detoxifies the liver), 15 drops of fennel oil (which detoxifies through the kidneys, skin, and digestive tract), and 4 ounces of Shea body butter and applying it to your upper abdomen, sides, and back. “This is a powerful home remedy, which works rapidly to detoxify the liver, as the essential oils permeate the skin and reach the liver’s bloodstream directly within half an hour,” Rosenthal explains.”