Detoxication is a very complex process, and it requires a huge amount of energy, and a large selection of nutrients (see illustrations below). This juice is packed with essential nutrients necessary for Liver Detoxification, but also fibre, necessary for proper bowel movement and elimination of toxins released by the liver via the bile.
Ingredients (use Organic as much as possible)
– Serves 1 Large Glass
6 Each Celery Stick
2 Each Medium-size Carrot
1 Each Beetroot
1 Piece Fresh Ginger (thumb size)
1 Each Garlic Cloves
½ Each Lemon Juice
1 Scoop Raw Protein Powder
1 Tsp Chlorella
1 Tsp Maca Powder
1 Tsp Powdered Pink Grapefruit and Lemon Rind
Place everything in the blender. Drink immediately.
Add Greens (e.g. Kale, etc.) to pack even more sulphur-rich and Folate molecules to assist the liver and the methylation process.
You can also use a spray or tablet of B Vitamins, to support and boost both cycles.
Remember to get plenty of sleep and exercise to keep the body moving, and assist the immune system as a whole.
The Liver works very hard, every second of the day:
This may look complicated but what is necessary to visualise is the nutrients needed to deactivate Homocysteine, one of the most detrimental molecule within the body, which has been linked to Coronary and Heart disease.
Brattström, L. Wilcken, DEL. (2000). Homocysteine and cardiovascular disease: cause or effect?. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 72 (2), pp. 315–323. Available at: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/2/315.full
Barter, PJ. Rye, KA. (2006). Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease. Is HDL the Link?. Circulation Research . 99, pp. 565–566. Available at: http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/99/6/565.full.
Wierzbicki, AS. (2007). Homocysteine and cardiovascular disease: a review of the evidence. International Society of Diabetes and Vascular Disease. 4 (2), pp. 143–150 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17654449).
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