To a large degree, we as humans are the sums of what we put into our body. If that statement is a little confusing, allow me to explain.
You need not go to medical school, or even have passed basic biology, to understand that what we consume and put into our bodies will ultimately affect us. For example, if you are constantly eating poor and unhealthy food in excess, chances are your weight will fluctuate. If you are a smoker, chances are you will have difficulty running (not your legs, our lungs). And if you drink a lot of alcohol, well there is a very good chance that your liver has been inversely affected.
It isn’t news that the liver can be inversely affected by the prolonged consumption of alcohol, however; experts are now saying that the damage done to the liver as a result of that consumption can be reversed and the key is a very specific diet.
According to Nat Hawes, author of the popular book Nature Cures says, “The liver is the only internal human organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue – as little as 25 per cent of a liver can regenerate into a whole liver if minor damage occurs.
But what about this diet?
“Steer clear of fatty foods, such as butter, cheese, cream, margarine and meat. Consumer all colors of fruits and vegetables – papaya and watermelon are especially useful.”
“Garlic and onions – chop and allow to stand for ten minutes for the allicin to be produced before eating or cooking.”
“Herbal teas – four cups per day – of anise, chamomile, fennel, ginger, ginseng, grape seed extract, reishi mushroom and seaweed.”
“Tomatoes – lightly cooked and must be consumed with a very small drop of cold pressed oil or fish. Avocado is good to eat with tomatoes as it has natural plant oils which aid in the absorption of lycopene in tomatoes.”
“Detoxification of the liver can be helped along by loading up on potassium rich foods. Potassium helps to lower your systolic blood pressure, lower your cholesterol and helps support a healthy cardiovascular system…on top of helping you cleanse your liver!”
So are you ready to begin the process of cleaning up years of moderate abuse?
“It is recommended however that before you change your diet or routine too drastically that you do consult your doctor as they might be able to help find the most suited method to your lifestyle.”