Bupleurum Liver Cleanse

Cirrhosis is a serious medical condition which is used to refer to a group of chronic diseases in the liver due to which the normal liver cells are damaged and simultaneously the amount of normal liver tissue decreases in quantity to be replaced by scar tissues. The symptoms through which this disorder is manifested are known as cirrhosis symptoms and although they may be very few at first, their presence increases with the increasing severity of the disease.

The most common cause of liver cirrhosis is excessive alcohol consumption. Liver disease resulting from alcohol intake is the fourth leading cause of death among people aged 25 to 64 in urban areas of the united states. A less frequent cause of cirrhosis is the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is estimated that 4 million people in the united states have hepatitis C, and about 85 percent of those will go on to develop chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis. Blood transfusions given before routine testing for HCV are presumed to be the main cause of the rising number of people infected with HCV. Malnutrition and chronic inflammation can lead to liver malfunction.

Symptoms and Complications of Cirrhosis

When scar tissue begins to replace the healthy tissue within the liver, this can cause an impairment or loss in liver functioning. An individual may be asymptomatic in the earliest stages and then begin to experience symptoms that include, unexplained weight loss, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, itching, veins will develop that appear to be spider-like, and the build up of fluid within the abdomen that will cause bloating and abdominal pain. As this disease begins to progress, many complications will arise and often times these complications are the first indication of cirrhosis and leads to its diagnosis.

As the liver begins to lose its functioning edema will occur which is the swelling caused by a build up of fluids within the body that typically begins to appear in the lower extremities. Swelling of the abdomen may also occur - ascites - and this can lead to a serious infection that is called "bacterial peritonitis".

An individual may bruise or bleed easily due to the fact that the liver produces the proteins that are body needs to aid in the clotting of our blood. Portal hypertension can also occur which is pressure that is increased within the portal vein and this can cause the expansion of blood vessels in the esophagus or stomach that have the potential to burst and cause an individual to bleed seriously requiring emergency medical attention. Gallstones can also develop from the build up of bile within the gallbladder, and jaundice which is the condition that causes the skin and whites of the eyes to turn yellow.

More recommendations for natural liver cirrhosis treatment

Keep the colon clean. Toxins accumulate in the liver and must be excreted via the colon and kidneys. Avoid constipating foods. The liver has to work twice as hard if you are constipated. Be sure your diet contains sufficient amounts of choline, inositol, and lecithin, as well as bulk and fiber. Eat a diet consisting of 75percent raw foods. If cirrhosis is severe, consume only fresh vegetables and fruits and their juices for two weeks. Increase your consumption of foods high in potassium, such as bananas, blackstrap molasses, brewers yeast, dulse, kelp, prunes, raisins, and rice and wheat bran. Include the following in your diet: almonds, brewers yeast, grains and seeds, raw goat's milk, and products derived from goat's milk. Nuts must be raw and from tightly sealed packages.

Another important therapy recommended for natural liver cirrhosis treatment is "The cure within one minute for all diseases" lots of people know that this therapy has gain publicity lately. According to the researched of Madison Cavanaugh and some top alternative scientist it was discovered that if you deprive a cell 35% of its needed oxygen for 48 hours, the cell will become malignant and cancerous. They don't realize that lack of oxygen is the underlying cause of most diseases and sickness.

When the cells in our body is supplied and delivered with abundant amounts of oxygen, no viruses, harmful bacteria, toxins, pathogens and disease microorganisms can survive because they cannot survive in a highly oxygenated body. We have to be educated and aware that oxygen is the primary element that our cells need when it comes to cell regeneration and this is very important in dealing with liver cirrhosis at the cellular level.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for bupleurum liver cleanse to remove marijuana from your system?

    • ANSWER:
      The same amount of time as the body takes to cleanse thc which depends on the frequency and for how long.

  2. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for bupleurum liver cleanse to remove marijuana from your system?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on many factors, such as how often you use, how recently, for how long, as well as your body fat. A body high in fat takes longer to release all the toxins. There is a website with information on cleansing for the purpose of passing a drug test. Hopefully you are cleansing for your health instead! It is www.passyourdrugtest.com


Best Liver Cleanse Diet

Getting rid of allergies and body aches and pain is accomplished by liver cleansing. When you cleanse the liver, you remove gallstones and other toxins that lead to health problems. The great thing about liver cleansing is that it's all natural and you can do it at home. The right recipe can alleviate unwanted symptoms and promote a healthy liver at the same time.

You can purchase simple ingredients to make a homemade liver cleanse recipes. Below is one homemade liver cleansing recipe that you can try using ingredients that are widely available.

Things You'll Need for liver cleanse recipes:

  • Olive oil: 1 Cup
  • Grapefruit juice: As much as you need to relieve hunger for several hours
  • Pure water: 1 Cups
  • Epsom salt: 4 Tablespoons
  • Lemons: 4 that are sliced into 4 wedges each

Step 1:

Mix one tablespoon of Epsom salt and cup of water. Squeeze one lemon wedge in the mix and drink. Wait for two hours.

Step 2:

Repeat Step 1, using a second lemon wedge.

Step 3:

Mix _ olive oil and __ grapefruit juice. Wait for two hours, and then lie down on your right side for 15 to 20 minutes without moving. It's okay if you fall asleep longer than 20 minutes.

Step 4:

Repeat Step 1.

Step 5:

Drink grapefruit juice and wait 1 hour before you eat. If you get too hungry and can't wait for an hour to eat, you can eat fruit after 30 minutes.

During the liver cleanse procedure, you'll need to go to the bathroom off and on. It's part of the cleansing process, so make sure you're near a toilet. You can also drink extra grapefruit juice if you get hungry during the procedure, but you cannot eat food or drink anything else.

You must take some preparatory steps before you start a liver cleanse procedure, and be aware of some dos and don'ts for successful detoxification and liver maintenance:

  • Clean your mouth before you begin the cleanse to reduce bacteria and toxins
  • Increase your herbal intake to help the secretion of bile
  • Don't smoke or drink alcohol prior to cleansing, and stop this practice after cleansing to maintain the positive effects of detox
  • Remove processed and toxic foods from your home and diet
  • Exercise on a regular basis

If you don't implement these steps, the liver cleanse won't do you much good.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Whats the BEST diet pill out ?? Also is doing a liver cleanse good for you ?
    Had a baby almost 2 yrs ago and still don't have the confidence I used to !! I'm a very bubbly/outgoing girl and I find my weight holding me back !! Thanks !!! :)

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse. How does it work? Which one is best?
    I had my gallbladder removed a couple months ago, but I am still having attacks and my doctor said my liver is being over worked and I have to start a diet and eat healthier. I want to do a liver cleanse to get a “fresh start”, but not sure which one to do. I have read about lime juice, olive oil (etc.) but want to see if anyone has tried it. I do not want to take any pills or anything, just want to do something natural. I have also heard about Mild Thistle. So I guess my question is, has anyone ever done this? Does it work? Will I lose weight? Do I need to be close to a bathroom when I am doing this lol?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    whats the best detox diet?
    If i want to fully detox my body what kind of diet should i go for? Theres liver detox diets, lemon detox, raw food/ liquid etc.. which is more effective? and how long until the body is fully cleansed??

    • ANSWER:
      My sister did a mix of the lemonade detox and raw vegetable diet for a week or so and lost some weight.

  4. QUESTION:
    Anybody ever done a total body cleanse?
    I've been checking out health supplement stores and i've talked to some people about them. I've thought about doing it myself...just to detoxify my body.
    So please, i'd prefer someone who's actually done one or does them, or if you're close to someone who's done a total body cleanse kit, to give my your thoughts, advice, comments...
    Word of mouth is always the best :)
    Thank you in advance

    Oh and if anyone is unclear on what a total body cleanse, it's a kit of different supplements, herbs or teas you take along with a modified diet or fasting for a certain amount of time to detoxify your lymphatic system, liver, colon, skin...etc

    • ANSWER:
      I've never done a total body cleanse at one time. I've done several at different times. I use the Dr. Natura products. The Colon Cleanse involves parasite killing pills, an herbal tea, and powdered fiber. It is quite effective and if you drink plenty of water you will notice the energy and rid yourself of the "gunk" built up in your colon. This is a 30 day program.
      The toxin program for your liver is different, and you can do it with the Colonix but it's so expensive I do one at a time.
      Look at www.drnatura.com for more details.

  5. QUESTION:
    Colon/body cleanse?? GNC 7 day body cleanse? help.....?
    I have been thinking about doing a cleanse for awhile, but am now seriously considering it because I wanted to start a diet (I am going to be in the wedding of a very close friend soon) and was told the best thing to do before starting a diet is do a cleanse. I was told it will kickstart the diet and get rid of any junk that shouldnt be there and you cant get rid of from dieting. I went to GNC and was directed to their 7-day total body cleanse (the woman said her daughter did it and lost some weight and noticed a difference, also many people she said come back for it several times, and she was planning to buy it for herself. Someone else told me to try Colonix. I am a little weary of that one for some reason. Would you try the 7 day cleanse from GNC (its supposed to be for kidneys, liver, circulatory and colon.) or does this really not have any benefit? does it interfere with any other meds...such as birth control??? just thinking because its got some herbal stuff in it....?

    Anyone use one that they like? any comments? Thanks!!!

    Just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Me and my friend are starting the Master cleanse on Friday which consists of nothing but liquids. There are three different liquids you must conserve in a day. It really works. My auntie tried it and lost 15 lbs. Its a two week process. If you want to take this one into considersation you can email me at leo_babi@yahoo.com. Hope everything works out fine.

  6. QUESTION:
    I am wanting to detox. What is the best way?
    I have been on pain medication for about a year. Taking it as prescribed but I now feel as though I don not need it and am wanting to cleanse my body and get back on a natural diet. I found a detox that cleanses each organ and goes in specific order cleansing the colon first and then kidneys and ending with the liver and blood. Should I just focus on coming off the pain meds first or is it going to be easier just to go right into the detox regime (Will it make it easier in the long run). I have become somewhat dependant on the meds but not so much addicted. I probaly will experience some withdrawals. Any input would be much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      just stop using pain meds. drink lots of water. eat correctly. your body will do all the rest. if you don,t want odd chemicals in your body, don,t add more on top of the stuff you,ve already got. two of my surgeons, and my fitness center owner/trainer said; absolutely no detox diets/chemicals. too hard on the liver, kidneys, heart ,and intestines.

  7. QUESTION:
    WHAT'S THE BEST CURE FOR ACNE?
    I'm 16 and I've been dealing with acne for a good 3 years now. It's not so much that my acne is "Severe" Its just enough to bother me and it WON'T GO AWAY. It's like a 3 year long breakout. I seem to have problem areas on my forehead and sides of my jaw. I've a tried a shiyat load of remedies.
    -Proactiv
    -Clean and Clear
    -Tee tree oil soap
    -Castor oil
    -20 min. steam sessions, before cleanse
    -Acne Free

    Pretty much every over the counter and natural remedy. I even started drinking alot of water and watching my diet. I considered a 3 day apple/water fast.

    My next experiment is gonna be "Murad" I guess...because those last resort pill prescriptions aren't good for your liver.
    I can't take acne anymore - I'm embarrassed to do daaamn near everything - It needs to end

    • ANSWER:
      Go see a dermatologist. There are better prescription treatments, and there are also different kinds of acne that require different approaches.

  8. QUESTION:
    how does detox work.. difference between detox and an antioxidant ??
    I know detox whether it be in pill form, liquid, or a diet releases toxins and cleanses your body. do antioxidants to the same thing, just on a smaller level?? thats just one question, my main focus though is on detox:

    what exactly does it release (i dont really know any of these science terms so please if you can give me a pretty thorough explanation)??
    Can it repair organs such as the lungs, brain cells, kidney, liver etc.
    how much detox do you have to use, and does it preserve longevity?
    how does it take to enter your body and where does it enter/travel.. through the bloodstream?? does it help circulate oxygen and blood flow

    how will these chemicals or toxins leave your body..

    I am mainly thinking along the lines of a pill or liquid detox formula, not really in terms of a diet (like a purified water detox)- but can those kinds help too??

    thanks a lot guys I know my thought were pretty unorganized, and I asked a lot of questions.. if you know and can do your best to answer all
    then i'd be very appreciative..

    • ANSWER:
      Real detoxification is just a matter of supporting normal function while the body cleanses itself. There are a few rare circumstances in which chelation therapy is needed, and I've treated a few guys whose wives fed them arsenic (it seems a divorce would have been a better choice, but to each his own).
      The "detox" stuff with colon cleansing that you see on TV and in magazines is a rehash of some 19th century ideas that's just a form of snake oil. 100% pure, unadulterated quackery.
      Antioxidants have to do with cellular metabolism. There's probably something to them, but nobody yet knows what. Again, people selling you stuff are religious about it, and even more religious about taking your money. We simply don't know the risks and benefits of these substances, though the field is promising.

  9. QUESTION:
    HELP! Face Eczema, IMAGES INCLUDED?
    Ok, this is a bit long but it will only takes about 5 minutes of your time, I really need help on this problem, thank you! :(

    I had been applying steroid cream for a long perioid, and then on and off use for 4 years, and 6 weeks ago I decided to stop using those cream because it has worsen my condition, and making my face sensitive to the sun (I guess my skin has been thinned). I vowed to myself I'm not going to use back hyrodocortisone or any steroid cream anymore. I've spent a fortune for this problem and been to many dermatologists and ended up transferred to a senior skin specialist dermatologist, one of the best in my area but still pretty useless. My table has a big pack of prescription creams to the point that I think I can open a pharmacy. I've also tried Elidel and Protopic but it didn't help.

    Anyway, lo and behold when the moment I stopped using the steroid 6 weeks ago, I suddenly had a left rash small patch appearing on around my left smile line area, and one big patch on my right. So I went cold turkey for 2 weeks and cleansed my face with only water. During that period the areas were flaking and dry, and by the end of that 2 weeks I finally washed it with a gentle soap, Cetaphil, and I realised the small patch of rash on the left side got cleared itself, but, the right big patch of rash was still, damn red, painful, peeling, and itchy. I did a research and found out that the real Aloe Vera plant might help the condition so I tried and after one application it took away the pain. But the redness, itchiness and peeling were still there. So my aunt's friend passed me a bottle of enzymes, made out of natural ingredient and I applied it for a week, and the rash went off. Then, another one appeared around my mouth, so I applied that enzymes and it week off after a week. Then this time, a rash appeared on my right cheek and also a light rash on my right chest, so I thought this time the enzymes would help but after 5 days of applying that thing, the rash on right cheek and my chest became more, so I freaked out and stop the using the enzymes water.

    I didn't take a picture of my chest, but I took a picture of my right cheek: http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/6934/rashhy6.jpg

    Then I googled and deicded to try out this cream called California Baby Calendula Cream, I read many positive reviews so I decided to give it a try.

    After a week I guess it healed my condition, the rash on my chest almost disappeared and now my right cheek look like this: http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/6491/photo2339in2.jpg

    BUT recently on the 24th of Dec, Christmas eve, my LEFT CHEEK gotten 2 rash that looks like "mosquito bite and kind of pimple" so I thought maybe the calendula cream would help since it healed my right cheek problem.

    But after 3 days, today, the rash increased to 6 :(

    My left cheek: http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5418/photo2350ec9.jpg

    By the way, I've been on this "detox diet" for 6 weeks already, I've stop eating eating meat and poultry. I only take one meal a day which consist 1 plate of brown rice, and 3 serves of spinach and broccoli, and 2 fruits. I'd take fish at most twice a week though because it has the omega 3 thing. I've also been drinking only water, 12 glasses a day. I used to sh*t twice a week but ever since I started out this "detox diet" I've been sh*tting everyday. Yes, it does help to clean my bowel and liver but I still don't understand why am I still getting this crap on my face. But I must admit did give in to diary products during Christmas eve by eating the log cake and chocolates etc, so I suspect maybe this is why now my left cheek are having this problem. But do you think I should continue with the calendula cream?

    Also, I came across this question, a lady who had the similiar condition as mine and decided to give up using steroid cream because it ain't doing any good,

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnnbGI7NNBKjcnvtqKfx.xHsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080705070028AAU4tGm

    So I sent her a message and asked whether she has found any solution to overcome the problem and this is what she replied,

    http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/6144/kelsovi9.jpg

    After reading her message, I suddenly remembered during the period when I gone cold turkey for 2 weeks and that first small patch of rash on my left smile line disappeared itself. I went on and replied her message to ask more questions during her cold turkey period but till now, after a week she still hasn't reply. I guess she hardly log into her yahoo mail but I'm still praying hard for her to reply my questions. So in the mean time I decided to post my problem here and hope that you guys would give me advise on what should I do next.

    Main question: Should I continue with the calendula cream OR go cold turkey again?
    By the way, I came across this site with two information links about cold turkey is the best cure for effects of steroid abuse.

    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-537209271.html
    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-39859685.html

    You can't really read the rest of the information unless you signed up the free trial thing (which is what I did), If any eczema sufferers here would like to have a read about it do message me and I will send to you.
    -
    P.S. I'm allergic to a fragrance called Lyral so therefore I have not been putting any makeup on my face since the a flare-up I had during 2006. And this year I did IgE blood test and food allergy blood test. My IgE stated 73 IU/ML, I've checked with the laboratory person and he said that any number that’s under than 87 is normal. I'm also not allergic to any seafood or diary products.

    P.S.S. Please don't suggest other creams that contains Petroleum, Mineral Oil, and Paraffin because I've had bad experience with moisturizer cream that have all these ingredients. I found out that those ingredients actually form an oily film that sits on top of the skin, preventing moisture from evaporating. It has a drying effect, it actually suck out the moisture of your lips/skin, which is why you have to constantly reapplying it.

    • ANSWER:
      seriously, go to a dermatologist. I did and it changed my life. (long tome acne sufferer)


Best Liver Cleanse

The best liver cleanse regimen that you can find helps keep your liver and body disease-free. What if I told you how the liver is one of the largest and most important organs in the human body? It filters out the toxins in the blood stream and controls the production and excretion of cholesterol. Keeping it healthy is a critical element to the body's ability to fight illnesses and function normally.

Is Liver Cleansing Necessary?

In truth, you consciously and unconsciously consume harmful substances every day. Whenever you eat junk food, processed foods and high cholesterol foods, you indirectly harm your liver as they these substances tend to slow down the liver's functions. This puts our liver under undue strain in clearing out and cleaning out your blood.

This scenario could lead to health problems like "feeling bloated, uncomfortable, lacking energy and being slightly nauseous". Also, if you have unhealthy liver, you become prone to developing problems like "high blood sugar levels, bowel problems and high uric acid and cholesterol levels". The quest of finding the best liver cleanse will give you right kind of solution to maintaining this hard-working organ to it's optimal condition.

What Is Liver Detoxing?

Liver detoxing is a holistic approach to cleaning up the liver and clearing up the effects of harmful substances that tend to accumulate and harm the organ. In addition to "alcohol abstinence, regular exercise, increased fluid intake and avoidance of over-the-counter drugs", liver detoxing involves the use of helpful "tonics that are made from all natural ingredients". The best liver cleanse method lies on the powerful combinations of some potent herbs.

Helpful Ingredients

There is a wide range of herbs that are known to promote normal liver health and function to keep your vital organ in top notch working condition. Ingredients like "milk thistle, dandelion, and vervain" contain potent liver cleansing agents. These ingredients are carefully selected for their ability to effectively eliminate toxins in the liver and in the body and improve overall liver health. Since it is made from all natural ingredients, these ingredients are not associated with minor or serious side effects.

What Are The Known Benefits?

Detoxing supports the healthy functioning of the liver. It facilitates a systemic cleanse as it hastens the process of breaking down fat. With the best liver cleanse regimen, you can "effectively release or eliminate liver gallstones, improve skin inflammation, restore normal moods and eliminate toxic buildups". Just like any cleansing methods, it offers "relief to headaches and seasonal allergies".

Also, it indirectly contributes to weight loss as it hastens normal digestion. Holistic liver cleanse solutions use herbs that go beyond detox in promoting better health and well-being. Hence, including a concentrate, tonic or tincture liver cleansing herbs into your daily regimen can bring tremendous improvements to your overall health.

Learn more about liver cleanse solutions to get the best liver cleanse product that will stay true to its promise of helping you maintain healthy liver and vibrant health at http://www.womens-health-fitness-solutions.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Best detox to cleanse the liver?
    I've heard it helps to detox your liver. Best product or home remedy to do this? Whats the worst one you've used so I know to avoid it? :-)
    Do you feel better afterwards?

    • ANSWER:
      The simplest one I've heard is a glass of warm water and lemon juice first thing in the morning. I've seen that suggested in lots of diet/health books.

      In the UK we have Andrews Liver Salts- put 1 tsp in luke warm water and it fizzes right up. Drink down while still fizzing. My mother used it as a remedy if I was feeling sick. She always said that if I was going to be sick- this would speed up the process and get it over with. She was right. Gold old Andrews also helped to cure queaziness.

  2. QUESTION:
    After a 4 day binge with alcohol whats the best way to cleanse the liver and kidneys?
    I'm healthy. I run 5 miles a day but I just partyd way too hard for 3 days. I am looking to cleanse and flush get the toxins out and rehydrate for a big event coming up.

    • ANSWER:
      Water lots of Water

  3. QUESTION:
    Best way for liver and kidney cleanse?
    Could you recommend some best methods to cleanse the liver and kidney. will colon irrigation therapy be effective too. Thanks for your advices

    • ANSWER:
      lots of pure clean water.

  4. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to do a liver cleanse?
    I keep hearing it's important to detox. What have you tried that works?

    • ANSWER:
      Liver cleanses are not fun, but very important to your health. If you go to Curezone.com, they have a lot of different versions of the liver cleanse. I have done the Hulda Clarke version many times and yes I did get green stones the next day. So it does do something. Infact I am going to do one tonight.

      Hope that helps.

      Alex

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to flush alcohol out of your liver and cleanse your system?
    I drank Friday night, and I have to take an ethanol alcohol test Tuesday. What is the best things I can do to flush out my liver just to make sure I pass?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing can get alcohol out of your system except time spent NOT DRINKING. Drinking lots of water isn't a bad idea; alcohol dehydrates the body. I would also recommend eating rice or another form of carbo loading to replenish your strength.
      Side note: Shut up Jackie did you ever consider that the asker DIDN"T know he was taking the test on Tues, that maybe he got a message on his machine Friday night that the test was Tues or maybe his boss didn't even tell him about the test that he may have gotten a head's up from a co-worker? It's self-righteous reactionary fools like Jackie that are ruining this country and Yahoo answers

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the proper, best and most effective way to do a liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle is a natural liver cleanser so you can drink tea with it or take supplements. A ton of water and if you really want to go crazy you can juice to help detox.

  7. QUESTION:
    does anyone know best way to cleanse liver before a liver function test?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing you can do, if there are problems the test will show them.

  8. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to do a liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      34 ounces of Jager.

  9. QUESTION:
    Best Liver, Kidney, and Colon cleanse?
    I want to know what is the best product that I can buy for cleaning out the liver, kidneys, and colon?

    where do I get them? What are the side effects? What are the benefits?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the produce isle of any grocery store. Get brocoli,parsley and pineaple juice. You can either eat them raw or make a smoothy with them. There's no side effects,unless you abuse it,which will give you diarrhea. If you get diarrhea,then your colon's getting cleansed. Therefore there are no bad side effects. Make sure that you print this and show it to a doctor.

  10. QUESTION:
    Best way to flush or cleanse your liver and/or kidneys?
    Coming off of 3 years of vicodin usage due to multiple injuries.

    • ANSWER:
      Green or black tea depending on your taste. I mix both together for iced tea. Tea is a natural diuretic which helps cleanse your system.

  11. QUESTION:
    Milk Thistle best taken to protect liver from steroid tablets in a.m or cleanse liver after taking them p.m?
    Hi,yeah I'm looking for a clear answer to my question if possible.
    Some poeple say milk thistle protects the liver from steroid tablet damage and some say it's more a cleanser.
    If you take steroid tablets from say 9am thru till 8pm would it best to take the full dose of milk thistle at 9am to protect or 8pm to cleanse it overnight?.
    Any help very much appreciated,thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Beside benefits for liver disease and treatment claims include:
      * Used as a post (oral steroid) cycle therapy for body builders
      * Lowering cholesterol levels
      * Reducing insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes who also have cirrhosis
      * Reducing the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers.
      * Used in many products claiming to reduce the effects of a hangover

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best full body cleanse recipe?
    Do they really work? A friend has recommended Hulda Clarks Liver cleanse. The problem is I am 30 to 40 pounds over weight. (was 65 pounds). I lost 25 pretty quick now I am 'stuck'. I walk 2 miles a day fast, I do a 35 minute work out. I eat like a bird. Lots of salad, little to no carbs. Haven't lost an ounce in weeks! I feel better but I want the pounds OFF. My friend says a body cleanse might help kick the weight loss back into gear? I am 44, 5.6 and weigh 193. I need to get at least 30 more pounds off to feel comfortable. Will a body cleanse help?
    I tried a body cleanse from the health store and I noticed NO difference in anything.It was called 'Total Body rapid cleanse by Renew Life. Was a waste of money from what I can tell.

    • ANSWER:
      It is very normal to plateau during stages of weight loss, and very disheartening! Just keep up your commitment. Things that help include lemon juice in warm-hot water every morning (like a shower on the inside) - for the first week just have one large glass of hot water with the juice of up to half a lemon (or lime - not orange) first thing. then if you can, go for a walk. Follow with a vegetable juice, preferably carrot, parsley and celery. then have a good breakfast with some protein, but no processed foods. Eat fresh fruit and veg, preferably no meat, but some fish is OK. Definitely no chicken (growth additives to their food make it hard to lose weight if you eat chicken). Cut out dairy. Nuts and green veg will provide the calcium you need. Eat enough to satisfy you, but don't eat if you are not hungry. It is important to eat enough so that your body doesn't go into "starvation mode" and store everything, ie keep up your metabolic rate.

      Before meals have a large teaspoon of psyllium husks mixed in water - the psyllium acts like a broom through the gut, and also fills you so that you won't eat so much.

      From the second week on, start each day with two large glasses of warm water and lemon juice. (2 glasses the first week can make the cleansing process too fast, resulting in headaches and a feeling of nausea)

      As a general rule: breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper - what you eat at night you tend to store on the hips, but starving yourself just makes it easier to gain weight.

      Make sure you drink lots of water!!!! Add some lemon juice to help make it more palatable if you want.

      Before going to bed each night, spend 5 minutes imagining yourself slim, trim and terrific!

      Well done for getting as far as you have, and good luck with the remaining weight loss. Keep healthy and happy with who you are.

      I hope these tips help and wish you all the best.

  13. QUESTION:
    best way to cleanse liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Stay off the booze and drink lots of water.

  14. QUESTION:
    Whats the BEST diet pill out ?? Also is doing a liver cleanse good for you ?
    Had a baby almost 2 yrs ago and still don't have the confidence I used to !! I'm a very bubbly/outgoing girl and I find my weight holding me back !! Thanks !!! :)

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to cleanse my liver or kidneys?

    • ANSWER:
      A detox diet. Just make sure you're safe when you do it. I plan on going on a detox diet in a few weeks.

  16. QUESTION:
    what kind of juices makes your liver best?
    i need to know what kind of juices makes your stomach work properly and helps digestion and improve your liver functionality....e.g liver cleanses,remove hotness of liver.

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry, alavera

  17. QUESTION:
    what's the best way to cleanse your liver from fat and enzymes?
    went to the doctor and had blood test done complete physical and they found my liver enzymes a little elevated and they told me it was probably because my weight. Well i got a sonogram that thing that pregnant women get for the babies but to check my liver and it turns out they found some fat around the liver so i have to get rid of it how can i do that easily(recommended way) and fast appreciate the help

    • ANSWER:
      cardiovascular exercise will remove the fat and MILK THISTLE will push the junk out of your liver.
      meanwhile, avoid alcohol and take as few OTC or non-prescription drugs as possible.

  18. QUESTION:
    Liver Cleanse. How does it work? Which one is best?
    I had my gallbladder removed a couple months ago, but I am still having attacks and my doctor said my liver is being over worked and I have to start a diet and eat healthier. I want to do a liver cleanse to get a “fresh start”, but not sure which one to do. I have read about lime juice, olive oil (etc.) but want to see if anyone has tried it. I do not want to take any pills or anything, just want to do something natural. I have also heard about Mild Thistle. So I guess my question is, has anyone ever done this? Does it work? Will I lose weight? Do I need to be close to a bathroom when I am doing this lol?

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the best foods for cleansing the liver, and improving it's overall performance?

    • ANSWER:
      Polyenylphosphatidylcholine supplement. But ask your doctor first.

      Natural foods:

      Beets
      Broccoli
      Brown Rice
      Carrots
      Eggs
      Garlic
      Spinach
      Tomatoes
      Wheatgerm
      Melons and peppers
      Tomatillos, papaya, plantains, carambola and guava
      Broccoli
      Lemon, etc

      A lot of fresh vegetables and fruit.

      ^_^ good luck

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the best teas to drink for weight loss and liver cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      Most teas and herbal teas, if you drink them unsweetened, are not going to harm your attempts at weight loss. However, they're also not going to provide very strong benefits either. Any teas that make you lose a lot of weight quickly, do so by harming your body (i.e. laxatives or other ones that disrupt your digestive system). There is a small amount of evidence that tea (including green tea, black tea, oolong tea, Pu-erh, white tea, etc.) provides modest weight-loss benefits, but these benefits are often overstated or exaggerated. I have a page explaining this:

      http://ratetea.net/topic/tea-and-weight-loss/23/

      If you are going to drink tea, PLEASE buy from a reputable tea company. DO NOT buy from a company selling tea as a weight-loss product. These companies usually sell low-quality tea that isn't very fresh. My tea site only lists legit tea companies, not weight loss scam companies, so you're safe browsing the listings there: http://ratetea.net - Buy from a company that focuses on flavor and freshness, and that clearly identifies what variety of tea they are selling, and where it comes from.

      ---

      In terms of the liver. You don't need to drink anything additional in order to detox. Your liver and kidneys and other systems will naturally clear things from your body and heal over time. The key is to stay stressed.

      Now, in terms of protecting your liver, if you know you are continuously being exposed to toxins, that's a different question. As an example, ibuprofen and a number of other painkillers can damage your liver if you take a lot of it. There are herbal teas that you can drink that will protect your liver from this sort of damage, and from other sorts of damage as well. What tea to drink really depends on what you are looking for and what is going on in your body. If you really want to get into this you could consult a trained herbalist, but I can give you a few ideas:

      One herb that has been shown to provide some protection to the liver is Tulsi, or Holy Basil:

      http://ratetea.net/style/tulsi/133/

      Tulsi has many effects on the body, mostly positive. It reduces stress and anxiety, and shows some evidence that it can treat depression too. It is relaxing. It also lowers blood sugar, and can be used to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes. It also functions as an anticoagulant / blood thinner. It's safe for most (not all) people to drink regularly, basically if you're not already on blood thinners, or getting ready for surgery, it's safe to drink.

      Also, a general rule though? In terms of keeping your body in balance, it's better to eat and drink a lot of different things instead of loading up on any one thing. Your liver becomes stressed if it has too much of any one chemical. So if you're going to drink teas or herbal teas, I'd try mixing it up. My site also lists a lot of different types of herbal teas if you want to learn more: http://ratetea.net/style/herbal-tea/6/

      Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to cleanse your liver without pills?
    Im a powerlifter,and 18 years old. I take some supplements that help build muscle and such.Nothing Illegal.Totally over the counter like from walmart and Prosource.com.I heard that some could damage your liver if you over-take them.Im a bit of a worry freak about things,so could anyone tell me the best way to clease my liver without fish oil pills or anything?

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Have you ever done a liver cleanse?
    I saw all these liver cleansing products at the store. Is it just a lot of hype? Have you ever done one? I can't afford to waste money but I have been feeling lethargic and looking now for a boost. What is the best product if you have done one? Tell me!

    • ANSWER:
      I found most liver detoxs too overwhelming to the body until I found out and used Metagenics Ultra Clear. Its done on a good gradient and you feel great. Its very healthy.

      I knew it was working when someone commented to me how great my skin looked.

      Definately a good choice.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to do a liver cleanse?
    Only natural ways please, 10 for best answer. Also, please add where to get the cleanse ^^

    • ANSWER:
      drink LOTS of water ---- best cleanser around and cheap as well

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleansing/detox product out there on the market?
    best product to help cleanse the liver, kidney, colon & intestines?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't buy any of those products that claim to do that. Water and eating right is the only way to cleanse stuff from your body that you put there in the first place.

      You need to take a drug test. That is the only reason people try these things. You still have to wait the 3 to 6 weeks for the drugs to pass from your system.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can you eat ginger to cleanse your liver?
    What's the best way to eat it?

    • ANSWER:
      you can take ginger in powdered form in pills or you can grate ginger and put into a salad dressing. Look up "ginger dressing" recipes and you'll find plenty. Ginger dressing is a popular japanese salad dressing.

      For general liver cleasing, have you tried milk thistle? It is usually the first herbal doctors and NDs prescribe for liver cleansing.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse your body.?
    Through detox or other. And not just to pass a drug test or something, to really cleanse out my body, colon, kidneys, liver...etc.
    What about colon cleanses, or cholonix, or fasting?

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry juice!

      dont EVER buy the kind with no sugar added though. that stuff is DISGUSTING! that is the most vile sour thing ive ever tasted.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best Diabetic cleanse?
    I've been looking up ways to cleanse my liver and my skin of toxins..I keep hearing about a lemon plus water...and sugar...but I'm not sure if that works...Basically I'm asking what is the safest way to cleanse the body of toxins if you are a Diabetic..I have Type 2 Diabetes...Something simple

    • ANSWER:
      The idea of "cleansing" your body from toxins is complete marketing by company's that want you to buy expensive products. Our bodies have their own system to get rid of these things. You can help it along by eating well (vegetable rich, fiber rich diet) and drinking water on a regular basis. Supplementing your body with a multivitamin is also a good idea if you can't always eat as well as you should. Try not to eat processed anything - anything that comes in a can, box, or packaging of any kind. Stay on the perimeter of the grocery store (produce, meat and dairy) and avoid all the crap in the middle. Even if you do perform some kind of "cleanse" it usually just makes you miserable because you're starving!! Good luck

  28. QUESTION:
    I want to make some dandilion tea to help cleanse my liver.Can I pick local dandilions for this?
    I live in Northern California. Are there local Dandilions for this. like from my lawn,and what parts do I need? Winner gives me the best information, and assistance!

    • ANSWER:
      Use the petals and leaves, dried, and infused in hot water. The ones from your yard would probably be safe, but you may want to make sure they're organic, or grow some organic ones in a flower bed away from other sources of pollution, so you're not drinking pesticides and other chemicals along with your tea.

  29. QUESTION:
    What's the best method or product for a total internal body cleanse?
    i mean cleaning out the digestive tract, liver,colon, everything

    • ANSWER:
      eat only organic food and no gluton and use those kinoki foot pads that take out the toxins out of your body.. thats what my dad does..he's on detox and the foot pads on the commercials do work..i think their name is kinoki foot pads..check them out.

  30. QUESTION:
    Kidney or Liver Cleanse?
    My partner has recently informed me he has a drug problem. I am going to be working with him to get his life back on track, starting with turning his health around. He has been doing MDMA, Ketamine, LSD, smoking marijuana, and drinking.

    While we are focusing on alternative activities for him to be a part of, I also think a physical cleanse of some sort would be wise, to flush his body of these chemicals and toxins.

    What would be best? What area of the body should we focus on first?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know about milk thistle and liver cleansing?
    I heard on the Michael Savage radio show that Milk Thistle is good for the liver. Does anyone use this and what is the best way to take it. Tea, pills?:

    • ANSWER:
      You are correct. Milk Thistle is very good for the liver.

      You may wish to search for Liver cleanse on the internet. There are plenty of people who will tell you how to do it.

      Go to a health food store and buy some milk thistle from a reputable herb company such as New Chapter.

  32. QUESTION:
    What's the best internal cleansing product you have tried?
    I'm trying to buy a cleansing kit for me & my husband. Just overall colon, liver, respiratory, energy, etc. I have used Nature's Secret Ultimate Fasting Cleanse several times & loved it but I'm just not up to fasting right now.

    That line carries other products that don't require fasting so I'll probably do that but I was wondering if you have had a good experience with a different brand. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle.
      take 3 pills a day and don't stop.
      it cleans the liver and bowels.
      i was a diabetic when i started this process 1 year ago.

      no fasting required.

  33. QUESTION:
    Im looking to do a detox cleanse,what is best.?
    I'm looking at the Master cleanse or something like it to clean the colon liver kidneys...ect...

    • ANSWER:
      The master cleanse or lemon detox diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You WILL lose weight on this diet. But understand, the only weight you will lose is emptying the digestive system of several days worth of food. Depending on how healthy or unhealthy you are this can add up to 10 pounds or more. Little if any of it will be body fat weight. You will not change your size! Dump the soda out of a soda bottle and the shape doesn't change right?
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel instead of the stored fat (metabolism). Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      When you start eating again the body immediately stores any food as fat because it doesn't know when the next famine is coming. You really don't detox since a large portion of the toxins in the body are stored in fat cells. So if you don't lose the fat, you don't lose the toxins.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon. If our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      Our kidneys filter 50 gallons of fluids a day. And the liver filters 500 gallons a day! They are the detox superheroes. They send most of these toxins to your bladder.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    best way to totally cleanse and purify your entire body?
    liver, kidneys, blood, lungs, lymph system, skin, and anything I may have missed

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you could try the lemon juice detox diet.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the best alternative treatment for ADHD?
    Herbal only. Liver, gal bladder cleanse. No drugs. Specific products please. Hoping to shorten my research a little.
    Stop arguing that cleanses are bad. They are great if you know what you are doing. The right ones do work, unlike drugs that cure symptoms only. Cure your illness, not hide it.
    Yes there is such a thing. I agree that usually it is bad parenting, in which this is somewhat. As a Foster parent I know your feeling all too well
    True ADHD is usually caused by the mother eating and drinking too much sugar and caffeine. Stop drink mountain dew and whatever while pregnant. Stop smoking/drinking, dying hair. Sacrifice a little for your baby.

    • ANSWER:
      There have actually been a lot of studies that have shown that Fish Oil can help with ADD/ADHD. It seems too simple, and that may be one reason it wasn't really looked at closely for this, but I wasn't surprised it would help when I thought about it. The EPA and DHA in Fish Oil help with all sorts of things including heart health, skin health, and brain health. There was a good article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-391503/Fish-oil-calms-children-better-Ritalin.html that covers some of this as well.
      Give it a try... it's economical, safe, and easy. Just make sure that the company you get it from uses Molecular Distillation because that's currently the only safe way to remove any trace contaminants of any heavy metals. Of course, if you aren't sure about the dosage or the benefits, you may want to consult with a holistic doctor, as they may have other additional options available to them.

      There are also a lot of people who have found some relief from limiting sugar, artificial colors/flavorings, and going with less (or no) processed food to take away those possible causes as well. From research I've done, Fish Oil tends to help more, but both work even better together. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  36. QUESTION:
    Can any one advise me on a good vitamin, herb or food for detoxing your liver?
    There are so many different kinds of supplements out there but what brand is the best? What should you look for on the label? Is there any kind of food that cleanses your liver, colon, arteries?

    • ANSWER:
      The best herb for the liver is milk thistle. It's absolutely amazing. It is the only known antidote for amanita mushroom poisoning (the poison basically liquefies your liver.) Many herbalists recommend taking it along with turmeric, which also has hepatic (liver) protecting qualities.

      As far as food to clean various parts of your body, artichoke shows promise in the liver, a high-fiber diet (with whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables) is best for the colon and arteries.

      If you get a milk thistle or milk thistle/turmeric herbal supplement, make sure the label says the capsules are standardized. This means that each capsule has the same amount of the active ingredients, as opposed to the average of the capsules in the bottle being at the recomended dosage.

      You should avoid acetaminophen (tylenol) and alcohol when detoxifying your liver, as well.

      Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Once you stop drinking, what's the best way to cleanse your system?
    I am 36 years old, and have been drinking pretty solid for the last 10 years. Heinekens mostly! But a recent physical with my doctor revealed that my liver shouldn't be looking the way it does at age 36, and that it would probably be a good idea to cut back. I am MORE than willing to cut my drinking to just social occasions and only in moderation, but is there anything I can take to cleanse out my system? Help restore it to glory? I don't want to be 40 years old with the liver of an 80 year old.

    • ANSWER:
      To cleanse your body, you need a 7 day fast. Itll b hard, but the benefits amazing.

      You need to get a good supply of lemon juice. Drink lemon water for that 12 days, no food.

      God designed our bodies for feast and famine. In our culture though, theres never any famine. Bible says to. Also very good for your body. Your cells collect toxins. After a day and half, your digestion system shuts down and reloads. And your cells will be scraped clean. I know when i dont fast for a while, I will get headaches 3-4 times a week. I fasted one month ago, 0 headaches, more energy. And Im now on the south beach diet and it working great and easy to do. There are other detoxers at the health food store if u get more symtoms. Make sure you drink plenty of water and stay active. Do not let your body tell you no, it needs a withdrawl period.

      Beware, fasting will kick up toxins in your system that need to be dealt with. But do not listen to any of the propaganda that says fasting is bad for you. Its only bad for you if u dont take naything to help naturally detox your body. It also becomes easier the more times u do it in a year.

  38. QUESTION:
    I would like to fast or cleanse my body, what is the best, but cheapest way?
    I have come back from the hospital, for what I hope is the last time from overdosing. The doctors say if I keep it up, ill eventually need a liver transplant. I feel sick, tired, and depressed. Maybe I am looking for a quick fix, but I would like to some how cleanse my body of the toxins, and get some energy back. Anyway have any ideas? I have thought of the master cleanse, but I can never seem to make it more then a day. I have all the ingredients, and could start it now, does anyone have any tips to be successful? or any other ideas. I just want some energy :(

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly?

      The best way to get energy is to eat healthier and exercise. A cleanse will actually make you feel worse while you're on it because you're getting hardly any of the nutrients your body needs. It's more like a crash diet than it is a "cleanse".

      And most of the cleanse products out there are phony. Our bodies have livers and kidneys for a reason. That reason is to cleanse our bodies of toxins.

      But since you seem to have a legitimate medical concern, I would call your doctor before you do anything. Ask him or her to refer you to a dietitian, and also tell them that you are thinking of going on a cleanse. See what they say and follow their advice.

  39. QUESTION:
    Anybody ever done a total body cleanse?
    I've been checking out health supplement stores and i've talked to some people about them. I've thought about doing it myself...just to detoxify my body.
    So please, i'd prefer someone who's actually done one or does them, or if you're close to someone who's done a total body cleanse kit, to give my your thoughts, advice, comments...
    Word of mouth is always the best :)
    Thank you in advance

    Oh and if anyone is unclear on what a total body cleanse, it's a kit of different supplements, herbs or teas you take along with a modified diet or fasting for a certain amount of time to detoxify your lymphatic system, liver, colon, skin...etc

    • ANSWER:
      I've never done a total body cleanse at one time. I've done several at different times. I use the Dr. Natura products. The Colon Cleanse involves parasite killing pills, an herbal tea, and powdered fiber. It is quite effective and if you drink plenty of water you will notice the energy and rid yourself of the "gunk" built up in your colon. This is a 30 day program.
      The toxin program for your liver is different, and you can do it with the Colonix but it's so expensive I do one at a time.
      Look at www.drnatura.com for more details.

  40. QUESTION:
    WHATS THE BEST NATURAL REMEDY TO UNDO YEARS OF MEDICATION AND ALCHOHOL?
    HOW DO I REPAIR MY LIVER FROM YEARS OF MEDICATION AND A BIT OF ALCHOHOL. I EAT MOSTLY RAW FOOD AND STAY AWAY FROM SUGAR AND FATS. I HEARD THE RAW FOODS ARE WHAT MOST PEOPLE DO TO CLEANSE THE LIVER . IS MILK THISTLE A CLEANSER AND WHAT WILL SPEED UP THE REPAIR OF MY LIVER NOT JUST CLEANSE IT.

    • ANSWER:
      NUX VOMICA 30 THREE TIMES A DAY AS LONG AS REQUIRED Curative up to Scirrhosis of Liver due to alcoholism. Avena Sativa Q 5 drops in one ounce water three times a day as tonic. Good that you repent and realise. Please make it up now.

      Medicines should be used in consultation with doctor.

  41. QUESTION:
    hepatitis c please help regarding clearing from body?
    I was diagnosed with hep c about 6 months ago, upon further blood work, the doctor says it has cleared from my body and i am very lucky, there was so little hep c (since it has cleared the test i guess could not determine a viral load or genotype, i am curious, if it has cleared could i still transmit it to others, partner, baby, etc. and what about alcohol consumption (liver enzymes are excellent (and since it may be cleared, would it still affect the liver) which is surprising for someone with hep C to go back and see him again and just did bloodwork, so i pray it is still gone. What are the chances of it ever returning,if i remain clear (the exact same virus I had, not a new one or a new viral load, since i have been on my best behaviour, will it ever come back, Any advice, info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Loads. Also if the actual virus, even when cleared will always remain in your blood, what about blood donation or organ donation. Thanks again for all comments. i am really curious, while anxious as well. Also advice for homeopathic remedies, as per the book by Trudeau and other sites I have researched (Colon and liver cleanse, hydrogen peroxide therapy, and licorice supplement, good luck to all, I hope so,e day we can all fight this nasty disease. Feel free to contact me for support or info. regards.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question, and you got some good answers.
      Your confusion may be caused by the nature of the tests done. Most often a test for HCV (Hep C) is done by searching for antibodies to HCV in the blood. If you have the antibodies, you are assumed to have HCV. They then run a quantitative test, to determine the number of viral copies in a cubic centimeter of blood. If the result is less than 20 copies, you are considered clear. Clear does not mean cured.
      I would suggest taking another test for the antibodies as soon as possible, the first may have been a mistake on the labs part. If another test confirms that antibodies are present then donating blood is out.
      New studies have revealed that HCV / liver cancer victims actually benefit from HCV infected livers that are received for transplants. Seems viral count, fibrosis, and cirrhosis develop slower than with a comparable uninfected liver. So the bottom line is you could still be an organ donor and save a life.
      Cases of spontaneous remission of HCV are recorded, but are rare. Congratulations, the odds are close to one in about 50,000 for this, play the lotto, although you may have used up your quota of luck.
      If you are clear, and have not sustained liver damage, you have no reason to avoid alcohol, although I would suggest moderation. I know of cases where clear (under 20 copies) went to 500,000 copies in 6 months. The main thing is to avoid liver damage. The viral count often has little to do with the amount of damage done to the liver. Sorry, but the antibodies will always be present if they are present now.
      As for the herbal remedies, I would suggest you closely check the contents and amounts of whatever you are thinking of trying. There are many unethical businesses that are aware of how desperate some are to cure this disease, and snake oil has a long history. Some of these "cures" can do severe damage to a liver. Best bet is to check a HCV website (several on Y!, and msn), many list known toxic herbs and update as new snakeoil salesmen crawl out from under their rocks. Best of luck, hope the antibody test was a mistake. The fewer who get this terrible disease, the better I feel.
      Feel free to write me if you want lists of websites, or if there's anything I can help with.

  42. QUESTION:
    what is the best fruit detox?
    I am looking for natural detoxification to cleanse my liver from the pollutants.

    • ANSWER:
      Grapefruit, and try making juice from celery.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to take an herbal tincture?
    I'm doing a gallbladder flush next week, and to soften my stones and help cleanse my liver and gallbladder, I'm currently taking Peppermint Leaf, Wild Yam Root, Ginger Root, Hydrangea Root, Chanca Piedra, and Fennel Seed. They taste absolutely awful. I know I'm supposed to hold each dosage under my tongue for about a minute, but I can't imagine doing that. The Peppermint, maybe, but not the others, especially the Ginger. I'm taking my daily doses all at once first thing in the morning so I can get it over with. But is there an easier way for me to take these? Like, maybe make them taste better? Or not taste them at all?

    Thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      That's actually a pretty good tincture! I'm guessing you're working with a master herbalist or a naturopathic doctor? Best that you speak with her about it. NOTE: I always recommend that people NOT do this without guidance from a qualified practitioner. If your stones are large, it's possible that the aggressive contraction of the common bile duct in response to the tincture can bring on a gallbladder attack.

      The reason to hold it in your mouth is because TASTE stimulates production of digestive "juices" through feed-forward mechanisms. The resulting increase in bile production is partially responsible for helping to dissolve small stones in the gallbladder. A minute is excessive... long enough to roll it around your tongue and fully experience the taste is sufficient.

      For this reason, I'd recommend AGAINST a juice chaser. But you can rinse out your mouth with some water afterward. That should help. :)

      And FYI the use of bitter herbs to stimulate bile production is well established (clinically AND scientifically.) And there's some excellent science supporting the use of peppermint oil specifically to dissolve gallstones.

  44. QUESTION:
    What program is best for detoxing?
    for liver, colon, kidney, etc cleansing....

    • ANSWER:
      there is no truth in the detox hype. While it can help in jump starting a diet there is no detox cleanse for the liver, colon or kidneys that works, it's all a load of crap.

  45. QUESTION:
    Blood test says I'm allergic to egg whites but not yolks and wheat. Never had a reaction. Can it be true?
    After feeling out of shape and down, I went to see a naturopath/nutritionist to guide me on my quest for better health. She immediately put me on a liver cleanse that consisted only of fruits, veggies, organic chicken, and organic turkey. No sugar, no caffeine, no carbonated drinks, and no fatty foods. I've had stomach problems from eating fatty, processed foods in large quantities. I admit the drive thru was my best friend. Since the cleanse, I've started feeling much better having eliminated the processed foods and sugars. When I began my cleanse, she drew blood and sent it in for allergy testing. The test came back and the IGE indicated I'm allergic to egg whites, but not yolks, and wheat. I've eaten these foods all my life with no reaction. In my youth, I was healthy and did not experience the stomach issues BUT I am lactose intolerant. She has me scared that I will never be able to eat eggs (they are in pasta and baked goods) or wheat products again. I just don't get it. Can someone explain?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Colon/body cleanse?? GNC 7 day body cleanse? help.....?
    I have been thinking about doing a cleanse for awhile, but am now seriously considering it because I wanted to start a diet (I am going to be in the wedding of a very close friend soon) and was told the best thing to do before starting a diet is do a cleanse. I was told it will kickstart the diet and get rid of any junk that shouldnt be there and you cant get rid of from dieting. I went to GNC and was directed to their 7-day total body cleanse (the woman said her daughter did it and lost some weight and noticed a difference, also many people she said come back for it several times, and she was planning to buy it for herself. Someone else told me to try Colonix. I am a little weary of that one for some reason. Would you try the 7 day cleanse from GNC (its supposed to be for kidneys, liver, circulatory and colon.) or does this really not have any benefit? does it interfere with any other meds...such as birth control??? just thinking because its got some herbal stuff in it....?

    Anyone use one that they like? any comments? Thanks!!!

    Just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Me and my friend are starting the Master cleanse on Friday which consists of nothing but liquids. There are three different liquids you must conserve in a day. It really works. My auntie tried it and lost 15 lbs. Its a two week process. If you want to take this one into considersation you can email me at leo_babi@yahoo.com. Hope everything works out fine.

  47. QUESTION:
    INFO ON THE MASTER CLEANSE lose 20 lbs in 10 days?
    So i found this information that has been used by Beyonce and other actors. Its suppose to clean out your body and turn it into the best feeling you could ever have. You can lose 20 lbs in 10 days. Its suppose to clean out everything down to your liver and kidneys. I want to lose weight but I am nervous to try it. I think you cant eat on it too.

    It says
    2 tablespoons of Organic lemon juice
    2 tablespoons of Organic grade B maple syrup
    1/10 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper
    10 oz of filtered water.... it states that belive it or not it taste great and you have to drink 6-12 servings a day of this and you will rejuvinate your body and that the waste you pass throughout the first couple of days is proof it works that the waste it not normal you can see gallstones of cholesterol and black tar in your fecies from it truly cleansing your body.

    I think that just drinking these 4 things to lose 20 lbs in 10 days is worth it what does everyone else think...SHOULD I TRY IT?
    The web site is
    http://mastercleansesecrets.com/book.php?hop=soulfood03

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry...I hate to disappoint you, but anything that promises those types of results so quickly is surely a bad idea. Its not healthy for your body to lose that much weight so quickly.

      If you want to get some better ideas for healthy, quick weight loss (and I mean quick as in as quickly as you can do it safely) then check this site and read through some of the articles: http://www.nowloss.com/quick-weight-loss-tips.htm

      Did you know that after drinking 17 ounces of water in a day that your metabolism naturally increases by 30% within 10 minutes of drinking the water??? The site offers some truly fascinating tips!! Here's the link to that page if you want to read about it yourself:
      http://www.nowloss.com/ways-to-speed-up-metabolism-naturally-to-burn-fat-faster.htm

  48. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to completely withdraw from opiates?
    My boyfriend hurt his back in football about five years ago. His disks are pushing on nerves t8 and t9. The only way to fix this is to collapse his lungs and do surgery through his chest. This is a risky operation, therefore is not the best option. The doctor has prescribed him every pain killer known to man even antidepressants at one point. My boyfriend went to the chiropractor, did acupuncture and epidurals. Nothing seemed to help so he just took his pain medicine for about two years. When his ex girlfriend began cheating on him he started abusing his medicine and snorting all of his pills. He later decided this was not the life he wanted and the doctor prescribed him suboxone to help him get off opiates. It got him off opiates but then he got addicted to suboxone. He took it for about a year, and began lowering his doses to just licking the pill every three days. Then he stopped completely and had the worst withdrawal symptoms for 10 days. This was in november 2009. The withdrawals stopped, but his organs began to hurt especially his liver and gallbladder. This gave him back pain on the right side. He did a gallbladder flush with olive oil and passed like 80 gall stones. He became completely pain free for about two days, and then the pain came back. We went to the doctor and did an ultrasound. The doctor did not find any more stones and said all his organs look healthy. Since then he has done liver cleanses, the redi clean cleanse, the master cleanse, epsom salt flush, parasite cleanse, and we purchased hundreds of dollars of supplements to help his liver and organs. We also eat all natural and organic. It is now march and he still sometimes experiences withdrawal symptoms and chest pain. Once every few weeks he is forced to take a percuset because he is in so much pain. How long will his withdrawals last? We have tried everything to get him to feel better and nothing works. He is even taking endorphigen supplements because the suboxone messed up his dopamine levels. He is very depressed and does not know why he is in so much pain, he feels like this is never going to stop and he's going to be forced to take pain medicine for the rest of his live. It makes me sad seeing him like this and it is beginning to effect our relationship. We are desperate for answers, any advice would be greatly appreciated. He's been to like 8 doctors and none of them have helped.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not believe that this Is physical withdrawals this may be emotional I am not an expert In the field of drug abuse but I would consider checking with a psychiatrist who specializes In that field.

  49. QUESTION:
    I don't know where to go for help?
    I don't really know what's wrong with me.
    I hate myself.
    Everything about me is disgusting.
    I wish I could just disappear.

    I ate five times more than I usually allow myself to yesterday, because I didn't want my best friend to worry about me or anything so I try to act normal.
    But earlier that day, just after breakfast, I threw up (I stole a box of liver cleanse pills my mom bought and never used and they make me really nauseous). And I hate throwing up but at the same time it felt so good to be empty. But not good. It was horrible. But I feel like I deserve to feel that way.

    Later in the day I had really bad chest pains that kept me up all night and made it hard to breathe. In fact the pain is still there and it's driving me crazy.

    My boyfriend has been on vacation so I've been so alone and I don't feel like I have anyone to really talk to and I'm crying and it's making me really lightheaded and I think I need help but I really think that's selfish of me and I don't deserve it but I'm too scared to care about that.

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your someone right now, one of your parents or even a councilor if you don't want them to know.
      It sounds like you are bulimic, this is a serious disorder and could kill you. You need to be treated right now.
      You are beautiful and don't ever question that, okay!

  50. QUESTION:
    I am wanting to detox. What is the best way?
    I have been on pain medication for about a year. Taking it as prescribed but I now feel as though I don not need it and am wanting to cleanse my body and get back on a natural diet. I found a detox that cleanses each organ and goes in specific order cleansing the colon first and then kidneys and ending with the liver and blood. Should I just focus on coming off the pain meds first or is it going to be easier just to go right into the detox regime (Will it make it easier in the long run). I have become somewhat dependant on the meds but not so much addicted. I probaly will experience some withdrawals. Any input would be much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      just stop using pain meds. drink lots of water. eat correctly. your body will do all the rest. if you don,t want odd chemicals in your body, don,t add more on top of the stuff you,ve already got. two of my surgeons, and my fitness center owner/trainer said; absolutely no detox diets/chemicals. too hard on the liver, kidneys, heart ,and intestines.


7 Day Liver Cleanse Diet

We all are wanting a quick cleanse to help rid our bodies of toxins and fat buildup, but what is the best way to detox and quickly loose weight? You have many 7 day detox options to choose from, this article is going to touch on just a few of your choices.

The term detox refers to a process of ridding the body of toxins and unneeded waste. These toxins accumulate in our bodies as we live our daily lives and can lead to problems such as a weakened immune system, chronic pain, lack of energy, and sickness.

Although there are many 7 day detox diets to choose from, they all have the same result: extracting the harmful toxic waste that is unhealthy. Compare your options and choose a detox diet that will best fit into your lifestyle.

If you want to go for more of a home-remedy type of diet, you can purchase a book that includes recipes and food combinations to cleanse. Many of these recipes and meal plans require you drink more liquids and eat more fiber, and also cut out the processed foods that don't have many nutrients. These weight-loss detox plans also include lots of natural foods such as produce, nuts and beans. The advantage to choosing an eating plan is that it can be more than just a 7 day detox diet, you can implement these eating habits into your regular diet as long as you would like.

If you want to amp up your 7 day detox, there are many natural herbal products that you can choose from. These detox herbs can be taken in different forms such as pills, drinks and/or tea. Choosing to use herbal detox products is one of the easiest ways to detox, because you can quickly remove toxins by simply taking supplements with your meals. Herbal 7 day detox products will quickly cleanse your body and remove the harmful toxins that are making you sick. Some studies have also shown that herbal detox products will help to cleanse the liver and gall bladder, rid the body of parasites, and improve digestion by strengthening the muscles of the intestine.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what consists of a liver cleansing diet?
    i would like to know what to eat on a 7 day liver cleanse

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Colon/body cleanse?? GNC 7 day body cleanse? help.....?
    I have been thinking about doing a cleanse for awhile, but am now seriously considering it because I wanted to start a diet (I am going to be in the wedding of a very close friend soon) and was told the best thing to do before starting a diet is do a cleanse. I was told it will kickstart the diet and get rid of any junk that shouldnt be there and you cant get rid of from dieting. I went to GNC and was directed to their 7-day total body cleanse (the woman said her daughter did it and lost some weight and noticed a difference, also many people she said come back for it several times, and she was planning to buy it for herself. Someone else told me to try Colonix. I am a little weary of that one for some reason. Would you try the 7 day cleanse from GNC (its supposed to be for kidneys, liver, circulatory and colon.) or does this really not have any benefit? does it interfere with any other meds...such as birth control??? just thinking because its got some herbal stuff in it....?

    Anyone use one that they like? any comments? Thanks!!!

    Just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Me and my friend are starting the Master cleanse on Friday which consists of nothing but liquids. There are three different liquids you must conserve in a day. It really works. My auntie tried it and lost 15 lbs. Its a two week process. If you want to take this one into considersation you can email me at leo_babi@yahoo.com. Hope everything works out fine.

  3. QUESTION:
    which diet is better? both are harmless!?
    i'm planning to do a diet nx wk,preferably sth to cleanse my body and fix my hormonal problems. it can be up to 7 days and on the other hand,it would be sth good to do before the start of a new school term.
    thought of two diets,1)the GM diet and 2)liver cleanse
    most importantly the diet must be effective in losing at least 10 pounds and helps my face(skin) condition. (help me get rid of those ugly red spots on my face! ): mb its due to blocked pores..SIGH )

    • ANSWER:
      fruits and veggies

  4. QUESTION:
    Are Detox/colon cleansers just a myth?
    After reading detailed reviews about people taking colon cleansers and seeing various sci-fi like things come out of themselves, I'm wondering if detox is really useful or not. I once took a 7 day Cleanse program from GNC, and I felt better after using it, but I don't know if that had more to do with my healthy diet and exercise. I saw all these pictures of intestinal goop and while most research says that the liver can do just fine detoxing the body, what about the goop? All of that stuff can't be good in the colon, but does it present dangers to ones health to take all that fiber and who knows what else? Technically, what would that in depth, complicated colon cleanse offer that say, a dose of Metamucil couldn't? All those reviews said they got flatter stomachs, better sleep habits, etc etc etc... What is happening here? I find myself oddly interested in a program, but I don't want to just be in the bathroom all the time, especially at work.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The goop is the colon cleanser itself. Those cleansers that advertise those horrific pictures of what was lurking in your bowels basically contain kitty litter which absorbs water, binds together, and forms a nice cast of your intestine.

      I have no doubt that totally evacuating your bowels might feel good for a short while and that rushing food through without allowing it to be digested may cause you to lose weight, but I am dubious of any long term benefits.