How to do a Liver Cleanse

How to Do a LIVER Cleanse 
To get more Growth Hormone production, more energy and better sleep. If you have ever taken prescription drugs for more than 1 month, recently had surgery, felling sluggish, tired all the time, no energy , Do A Liver Cleanse!
    As the pituitary gland in the brain produces Growth Hormone it then travels to the liver to be converted into IGF-1 which stands for Insulin Like Growth Factor. This conversion process is only as good as your liver is clean. After a Liver Cleanse your body's own hormone factory can more effectively do its job. We only have 1 liver and it has a huge responsibility.

    The older we get the more toxins accumulate in the liver and the less effective it is, the more we need a Liver Cleanse.
One of the worst toxins we have is from the pain reliever TYLENOL. Since it is metabolized in the liver there are leftover chemical deposits that the liver can not do anything with so its stays there and can build up over the years and cause liver damage.
    Other contaminates are steroid use, illegal drug use, petro-chemicals from commercial cleaners, shampoos, deodorants, perfumes, colognes and the like.
    Alcohol, tobacco, also put tremendous stress on the liver.
    Even simply eating food requires the liver in the digestion process. A poor diet of fast foods, soda, high sugar intake, fatty greasy foods, can tax the liver even further. Add all of these together and the consider the amount of work the liver has to do just to keep us functioning on a daily basis.



    Its no wonder most Americans suffer from low Growth Hormone symptoms ie insomnia, depression, anxiety, fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain etc. 
   On the emotional side of things the liver is in charge of maintaining our anger. If we find ourselves slipping into anger mode quite easily and often then we could have a compromised liver function, in need of a serious Liver Cleanse and detox.

Here are a few foods/spices that you can easily acquire at the grocery store
to add to your diet and help cleanse and detox the liver.
1-Fresh Garlic
2-Tumeric add a 1/4 teaspoon to your smoothie or vitamix drinks
3-Fresh Beets (in a juicer)
4-Fresh Lemons
5-Green leafy ( bitters) vegetables ie Spinach, Cilantro, Kale
6-Olive Oil (use in cooking, or add 1 or 2 tblespoons to smoothie)
7-Juiced Carrots
8-Avoid Tylenol as it can be toxic to the liver over time
You can mix any or all of these veggies in your blender, juicer or vitamix according to your taste.

You can also get Liver Tablets and take 8-10 of these daily with meals
I use the brand "Universal Liver tabs" 

Another great way to detox and Cleanse the Liver is by fasting.
Simply abstain from food for 24 hours once a week or every other week. Drink plenty of water with lemon juice.
This will give the Liver a much needed rest so it can regenerate and cleanse itself.
Intermittent Fasting works wonders for the Liver.
This means abstaining from solid foods for a certain hours of the day for example when you have dinner in the evening, go to sleep, wake up and dont eat anything until around 2pm.
Then eat solid foods only from 2pm till 8pm, vegetable juices and herb teas (ie yerba mate and Brigham Tea) are good to consume in the morning when you arent eating. Resume the schedule the following day abstaining from food after 8pm until 2pm the next day. You can make adjustments to these times as you may not be able to go that long without eating.
  Start slow with 1 or 2 days a week on the intermittent fasting and have a 24 hr fast every other week or at least once a month, slowly add in an extra day of intermittent fasting during the week. If you are using the Intermittent Fasting more than 4 days a week you may need to load up on calories at the end of the week for example on Sat and Sun add in some more carbs and have 4 smaller meals a day plus a small snack or 2. 
  Following this regimen puts the body into a state of Ketosis which you may have heard about the Keto craze. Simply meaning the body is using stored fats for energy instead of carbs (glycogen). Which is a somewhat difficult state to get into. It takes a lot of self discipline and overcoming the cleansing side effects such as fatigue, nausea, light headedness, irritableness .These can be managed by drinking certain types of herb tea. These do not contain any calories and can be consumed during your fast, you could add some organic stevia for sweetness.
      Pick up our Free ebook on Intermittent fasting here.
  

Your liver will thank you!
By Chad Hilliard
Certified Fitness Trainer
MMA Strength Coach
Muay Thai Fitness Instructor
Owner 
Maximus MMA Fitness Training Center
St George, Ut