Morning Liver Drink
The Liver Flush
A morning drink to aid liver function is an ideal way to perk up your digestive system and help towards feeling brighter and more energetic after a period of time.
The main function of the drink is to aid the release of old stored toxins, which are usually the residue of drugs, fatty deposits and chemical pollutants from everyday life.
Before starting to use these drinks regularly it is best to begin by drinking plenty of water and cutting right down on coffee, tea and foods containing large amounts of sugar and animal fat (you will have achieved this if you have completed stages 1 and 2 of a herbal colon cleanse or performed daily enema flushes or received a Colon Irrigation Treatment).
This morning routine detoxifies the liver, stimulating it to cleanse itself by dumping bile through the biliary tract into the gastrointestinal tract, making you feel lighter and more energetic. It also is nourishing and supporting to both your immune system and digestion, and will help your body to throw off the threat of viral or bacterial infection.
Perform this routine first thing in the morning before eating. You may feel a little faint or sick at first, or develop a slight headache-this is temporary hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) as a result of not eating when you are used to. If you persevere this will be cured by the routine. The garlic in the flush is a wonderful remedy for the pancreas, as it works to correct blood sugar imbalances and stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes.
You may need to perform the kidney flush for a few days before you start on the liver flush (if advised by your practitioner). Then perform the liver flush for five days in a row, break for two days, then perform another five. You can repeat this flush any time you are feeling a bit sluggish, after overindulgence of any kind, or routinely at the change of the seasons, which is a time that tends to put stress on our systems.
How to Prepare the Liver Flush
WHAT YOUWILL NEED
The juice of one or two freshly squeezed lemons (add in small amount of the rind too)
- 8 fl.oz / 200ml organic fresh pressed apple juice 8 fl.oz / 200ml spring water
- 1-4 cloves of fresh garlic
- 1-4 tablespoons of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small piece of fresh ginger root (1 cm). Omit the ginger if your liver is hot, enlarged or inflamed
Do not eat anything before drinking the liver flush
- Juice the lemon in a juicer.
- Crush then finely chop the garlic.
- Grate the ginger.
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and liquidiser .
- Pour out and drink slowly.
- Start preparing the herbal detox tea.
CONDITIONS TO TREAT General congestion , digestive bloating and fullness, low immunity, menstrual problems, allergies, persistent headaches (check with a medical practitioner first for more serious possibilities).
CONTRAINDICATIONS If you have gallstones or a liver disease such as hepatitis, do not use this procedure without consulting a professional practitioner. If you are pregnant you may do this flush, however, substitute a simple herbal tea instead of the detox tea, peppermint is ideal.
Ten to Fifteen minutes after you have finished drinking the liver flush, sip at least two mugs of the detox tea or peppermint or lemon and hot water slowly for the next hour or so.
Do not eat anything for two hours after you start this routine, then preferably eat something light fruit is ideal.
If headaches or feelings of anger are experienced whilst using liver drinks, it is a sign that the liver is being toned and toxins are being released into your body for removal.
Drinking plenty of water and some gentle exercise will help to flush the toxins away.
This is a gentle cleanse, and it is important not to try to do too much too soon. Cleanse a little, build a little is the motto here.
If you feel very uncomfortable doing this cleanse lower the amount of olive oil and garlic and slowly build up the amounts used over a period of time. What has taken years to accumulate should not be purged from your body with undue haste.
If your practitioner has made you a liver/gall bladder herbal tonic, a teaspoon may be added to the liver drink.
Please consult your practitioner as to the frequency.