Dear Steve: Would you recommend, or is there anything that would not be good about, using the liver cleanse drink on a regular daily basis? I am particularly focused on this type of thing, as well as other organ cleansing, as I am watching one of my friends die of liver cancer.
Dear Lisa: This simple liver cleanse is very gentle and perfectly suitable for daily use. If you ever want to do a more dramatic liver cleanse, look up “the Amazing Liver Cleanse” by Andreas Moritz. This is a week long purge. It is more involved and requires commitment.
Dear Steve: I am 110 lbs. I have already lost two lbs on the cleanse. I am wondering if I am not interested in losing weight is there any modification to the cleanse? Also, I would think that the amount of liquids consumed may have to vary depending on one’s weight. Curious to hear your thoughts on this.
Dear Kate: There is often an initial loss of weight, however, for thin folks, it usually levels off quickly. Although I can’t promise because everyone’s situation is different, I fully expect your weight to stabilize soon. If you are drinking a quart of green smoothie and 16oz of the fruit smoothie, you will be very well nourished. And then once you add the recipes that include nutritional yeast, almond or rice milks, etc., you will level off. And yes, you can adjust your intake according to your weight. 1 gallon is an average, but yesterday, I could only down about 3 liters. So we all do the best we can and allow for differences from day to day.
Dear Steve: I started the smoothie cleanse yesterday and it is going well. I have two questions; in the Q&A you sent out, you said something about juicing the grapefruit for the liver cleanse. I am just peeling a grapefruit and a lemon and putting the whole peeled fruit into my Vitamix with the olive oil and cayenne pepper to make my morning liver cleanse. Is that okay? –Ginny
Dear Ginny: That’s a good question. I’m not sure why all the liver cleanser recipes I’ve seen are juices and not smoothies. Perhaps it is because the smoothie involves more digestion and that reduces the liver’s ability to cleanse. The liver cleanse is supposed to stimulate the liver into action, but not burden it into work. So I recommend, play it safe, juice it using a citrus juicer. The blending is not a bad thing—just not “as good.” So, make a choice whichever works best for your situation.
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