If you show your liver some love, it will return the favor. Here are a few of Dr. Lipman’s favorite detoxifying, liver-lovin’ foods.
The Be Well Team and I have shared loads of valuable information this past year on the blog–and these are the posts that most resonated with you. Give them a read again!
Cleanses, detoxes, juice fasts, they’re all the rage. Here are 7 key elements we feel are missing from a juice fast and why we feel our Be Well Cleanse is the way to go.
“My liver is going to be so mad at me!”
How many times have you heard someone say that (or said it yourself) after a night of drinking too much alcohol?
Well, the truth is your liver might not be “mad” but it will have to work pretty hard to remove all those toxins. Yet it’s not just alcohol that your liver has to deal with. Everything you eat, drink, breathe, and any medications you take get filtered by the liver. It’s a busy little organ!
Have you ever thought about going on a cleanse but hesitated, not knowing which one to choose or if it’s the right decision for you? Here at Be Well, we get a lot of questions about cleansing, and we see patients every day who end up embarking on a cleanse and getting great results.
We believe cleansing the body isn’t about starving yourself or skipping meals with family and friends. We focus on an elimination diet that rids the body of common allergens and inflammatory foods, and we add in shakes with detoxing nutrients that support liver function (the body’s main detoxification organ) and supplements that get rid of bad bacteria in the gut and promote healthy digestion.
Within the cosmology of Chinese medicine, human beings are regarded as microcosms of the natural universe. We are subject to the same cycles that occur in nature. Spring is a time of rebirth, sudden growth, and rapid expansion. Vital force pushes to the surface, bursting through the quiescent confinement of winter. A crescendo of excitement builds as the life process reawakens. One day the forest appears gray and lifeless, the next day sunbeams cast warm light upon branches brimming with buds.
“You put what up your bottom five times a day?” This is the number one question I have received for the past two years when I tell people that I am using coffee enemas as part of my cancer-healing regime. Out of all the supposedly “crazy” acts I undertake as part of my two year Gerson Therapy program (hourly juicing, sticking to a very basic plant-based diet etc.) coffee enemas are the part that has most people thinking I’m cuckoo. Or kinky. I assure you, I’m neither. As Ralph Moss, Ph.D, said, “coffee enemas are serious business: their potential should be explored by good research – not mined for cheap shots at alternative medicine or derisively dismissed as yet another crackpot fad.”
There is a lot of misunderstanding about what a detox is and how to do it, so let me explain how I understand detoxification. Detoxification is what your body does naturally to neutralize, transform or get rid of unwanted materials or toxins. It is a primary function of the body, constantly working and interacting with… Read more »