The Liver: It Needs Cleaning (Watch Video)

It Performs 500 Functions and You Need Them All

Drawing of man with cut-out of his liver with repeated pictures depicting it as healty, then in various stages of decay: fatty, fibrosis and cirrhosis.

THE LIVER is our largest organ.  Not only is a healthy liver so vital for a healthy life, like the heart, we only have one.  And also like the heart, millions of us living in industrialized countries aren’t treating our livers very well.

One of the most complex and active organs in your body, the liver performs up to 500 vital functions, including its main function — to filter impurities out of the blood such as alcohol, medications, and toxins.

A close friend of mine’s father slowly died of liver cancer.  In effect, he was slowly poisoned to death as his liver became less and less able to clean his blood.

It’s vial that you do what you can to improve liver health and maintain it!

To have a healthy liver, you must both cleanse and nourish it.

There is no shortage of supplements that do both. (Go here for more on inflammation supplement product information.  Then scroll down the left hand side of the screen and look for ” Liver” under “Product Categories”.)

These are the supplements I use:

UPDATE:  Sorry about this, but just learned that ProHealth no longer offers Organic Total Body Cleanse or Heavy Metal Detox.  Will find a good source for these, or similar supplements and post them.

Organic Total Body Cleanse by RenewLife (14 day program)Organic Total Body Cleanse Ideally, first clean and then add liver-specific nutrition.  This product contains whole herbs long known to support the liver, lungs, lymphatic system, kidneys, skin and blood.

Heavy Metal Detox (180 Vcaps)Heavy Metal Detox This formula is patented and actually facilitates excretion of the common toxic heavy metals you are routinely and continually exposed to environmentally.

Milk Thistle Complex (180 medium Capsules)

Milk Thistle Complex A natural liver detoxifier that contains a powerful compound called silymarin, which has been found to defend the liver from many industrial toxins such as carbon tetrachloride, and common agents like alcohol.

Go here for a list of Product Categories on this site.

Watch how the liver functions:


Supplement Disclaimer

Just as with the descriptive statements made at the various company sites that manufacture and/or sell the supplement products presented in this blog, none, or nearly none, of the potential benefits stated here have been evaluated by the FDA. Likewise none, or nearly none, of the products here can be represented to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before engaging a supplement program, it always makes sense to get the advice of your health practitioner.

Last Updated on February 27, 2022 by Joe Garma

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Joe Garma

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Petra Henell - September 17, 2009

Do you have an opinion on those liver and gallbladder flushes/detoxes using lemon and olive oil?

    Joe Garma - September 17, 2009

    Yes, I’ve done that type of liver flush twice and though it’s no fun, it works. My mother and a friend has done this extensively with good results… they follow Dr. Clark’s recipe:


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