(Liver, Kidney, Gallbladder and Bile Cleansing)
Testimonial: "I had 2 large gallstones seen on a sonogram plus others. After taking 2 tsp Of beet powder every day I have ONE. I’ve got to get hold of my previous sonogram to share but I do just have one and it doesn’t look that big. They were like 2.5 cm. They were huge." Tammy F.
The interaction between the liver and gallbladder is significant. Not only does the liver produce the bile needed for the breaking down of fats, but this bile is a very powerful antioxidant which helps to remove toxins from the liver. In a sense, it is a “give give” relationship. The liver filters toxins (bacteria, viruses, drugs, and other foreign substances the body doesn't want) and sends them out via the bile. The pathway of departure is from the liver through the bile ducts and into the gallbladder or directly into the small intestine, where it joins waste matter and leaves through the colon with the feces. A healthy liver produces about a quart to a quart and a half of bile daily. If you have gallbladder problems, you would do well to consistently cleanse your liver and entire GI tract. One of the common symptoms of a sluggish gallbladder is constipation. Supporting the liver, gallbladder, and kidneys can be as simple as incorporating SuperFood Detox into your daily routine because beets, apples, dandelion and lemon promote bile formation and stimulate its flow. They help to digest fats and are full of valuable antioxidants to help heal and reduce inflammation.
Beets are a root vegetable known for its brilliant crimson-purple color-and its cancer-fighting potential. The compound that gives beets their characteristic hue, betacyanin, has proven to be a cancer-fighting agent, especially against colon cancer. In animal studies, diets high in beet fiber increased special immune cells in the colon responsible for detecting and eliminating abnormal cells, which led to fewer pre-cancerous changes in the colon. Beetroot extract has been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors, thereby preventing chemically induced cancers of the liver, skin, spleen, and lungs.
Beets may promote colon health in other ways, too. Beets are one of the richest sources of glutamine, a detoxifying amino acid essential to the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract. A deficiency of glutamine creates a state of imbalance in the gut bacteria, leaving an individual vulnerable to unfriendly organisms or the passage of bacteria into the bloodstream. Adding beets to your diet thus assists in keeping your digestive and immune systems healthy.
Dandelion root is used as a remedy for liver disorders. It is considered an excellent diuretic, largely because of it high potassium content. While pharmaceutical diuretics tend to deplete the system of potassium, the mineral’s abundance in dandelion root ensures that the body will not suffer the side effect of potassium loss from the use of dandelion as a diuretic. In addition to potassium, dandelion root also contains high levels of sodium that help to balance electrolytes in the blood. This quality makes the plant useful in restoring balance after severe vomiting. Dandelion root can also help neutralize acids in the blood, and it is widely used as a mild laxative as well. People with liver ailments, such as jaundice and cirrhosis, can take dandelion root to help induce the flow of bile from the liver, helping to detoxify the body. Dandelion root also aids digestion, and it is an excellent tonic for the endocrine system. In addition, dandelion is used to lower cholesterol and uric acid levels in the body, and its rich iron content makes it useful for treating anemia. The juice in the stem and root of dandelion can be used as an astringent to dry up warts, blisters, corns, and acne. *Avoid Dandelion if you have ulcers.
Apples are chock full of vitamin C and antioxidants, and eating apples has been shown to help prevent several different types of cancer. High in flavonoids, phytonutrients, and other naturally health beneficial nutrients, apples are particularly tasty and useful for maintaining a healthy diet. High in fiber, bulky for the number of calories apples contain, apples may also help aid with weight loss and lowering cholesterol when eaten in place of higher fat and sugar content foods.
Lemons are widely known for their healing powers and is used in many different ways. Although the lemon is often thought of as acidic, it is very effective in curing many digestion problems when mixed with hot water, including biliousness, nausea, heartburn, disorders of the lower intestines like constipation and worm infestations. Lemon juice, when taken regularly in the morning, acts as a tonic to the liver and stimulates it to produce bile making it ready to digest the day’s food. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones. Because of its high vitamin C content, it is thought to help prevent and treat many infections, hasten wound healing and temper down high fever. Lemon juice also relieves symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis and sore is also a diuretic. This means it is good for people with urinary tract infections and high uric acid problems, such as those with arthritis or rheumatism because it helps flush out all the toxins and bad bacteria.