|Liver Cleansing Diet|
The Liver Cleansing Diet is an 8 week eating plan aimed at improving health through cleansing the liver, rather than losing weight. It is supposed to balance your metabolism, strengthen the immune system, and help you live longer. With the side benefit that most people also end up losing weight.
The Liver Cleansing Diet promotes fruit and vegetables, and thankfully, the benefits of essential fatty acids.
Good essential fats such as those found in oily fish, avocados and oils such as flaxseed, evening primrose, borage oil and black currant seed oil are encouraged, to build healthy cells.
The dark green leafy vegetables, and colourful vegetables and fruits should be 30-40% of the diet.
The Liver Cleansing Diet seems a good healthy diet, with good advice such as: only eat when you are hungry, drink lots of water, avoid lots of sugar, try for organic fruit and vegies, consume protein from many sources, stop counting calories, take care with breads and spreads.
The Liver Cleansing Diet promotes the use of supplements, such as a liver tonic, to support liver function. Dr Cabot has designed a range of supplements, such as Livatone, to assist in this area.
Some of the theories behind the Liver Cleansing Diet may not be generally accepted. For example Rosemary Stanton’s book queries whether a healthy liver really does pump fat out of your body, or that a dysfunctional liver is the main cause of obesity. A skeptical review from Australian Skeptics and a balanced correspondence at DietNet were good reads.
There are many testimonials available online from people who have tried the Liver Cleansing Diet and are ecstatic about the improvements to their health, and weight loss they have achieved. The official Liver Cleansing website is unusual in that it actually contains names and photos of real people, so you could verify the results if required.
The Liver Cleansing Diet seems to have heralded a new trend in health and weight loss focussing on the liver, as other