Saturday, March 21, 2009

10 Steps to Bring New Life to Your Liver

Giving special attention to liver health and detoxification was a springtime ritual in many cultures, says Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald. She gives ten steps to bring new life to your liver.
Here are 10 ways to increase your vitality and give your liver a little more TLC:

1. Drink plenty of water. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D. is one of the world's foremost experts on the therapeutic value of water. He suggests that half of your body's weight is the number of ounces of water to aim for each day. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, 60 ounces of water is your goal. I have seen the beneficial effects of this formula in the clinic with many patients over the years. Also, drinking a glass of warm water with lemon first thing in the morning will support your liver's natural detoxification processes. By the way, dehydrating beverages such as coffee and alcohol don't count towards your total water intake. Read more

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