8 Steps to Detox Your Liver

liver detox
  1. Resolve your anger.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Liver is the organ that holds the anger and irritability, which are associated emotions for this organ. Somebody who has a lot of inappropriate anger will develop some kind of Liver pattern and/or pathology.  At the same time, weakened Liver can expressed itself in these feelings. Chicken or egg, don’t be angry – visit there but don’t stay there J


  1. Avoid toxic chemicals.

This is self-explanatory concept; avoid all that your overworked Liver cannot process easily. Here are only a few environmental “offenders” to your Liver – chemical cleaners, medications, anything and everything artificial (our ancestors did not have to worry about this one!), flavorings, drinking and eating from plastic dishes/bottles. Containers and/or eating from canned food.


  1. Avoid drugs and alcohol.



  1. Eat healthy breakfast.

Skipping your breakfast will do a number on your Liver – it will slow down your metabolism, lower your energy levels leading to sluggish Liver. Eating foods rich in saturated fats will, in fact, benefit your Liver – they will restore your glycogen levels, which help your Liver function properly throughout the day.


  1. Go to bed at the same time every night, preferably 10pm (I know, right!).

The liver is most active between 1 am – 3 am and needs your cooperation – if you’re not getting enough sleep you’re not allowing your Liver to be at it’s best during peak hours (1-3).


  1. Take herbs – Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Reishi Mushrooom and Turmeric.


  1. Eat foods that help the liver: Kale, chard, brussel sprouts, beets, carrots, parsley, dandelion leaves, and artichoke hearts.


  1. Stop over exercising. You may not know this, but – too long/extensive work out causes the production of free radicals that your Liver may not have resources to deal with in timely manner. Take a little break and love thy Liver.




1 Cup of water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon lime

2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

1 whole Fiji apple (cut in slices)

½ of beet

1 celery stalk

1 tablespoon of honey (avoid if you cannot have honey)

Cinnamon (for flavor)


Mix in blender for 15-20 seconds – enjoy!



Gordana Smith

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