It’s January, and among other things, that means it’s citrus season. It’s also the season that many folks decide it’s a good time to do some detoxing and cleansing. With these two things in mind, I would like to offer a simple liver/gallbladder flush that will start you on your way to a great detox. This will not only flush toxins from the liver, it will also improve bile flow for better digestion and help cleanse the blood and lymph system. You may add a short fast or other modes of cleansing as well.
Squeeze 1 cup of fresh citrus juice, some orange and grapefruit is fine, just be sure to add some lemon or lime. (The more sour, the more cleansing). To the juice add 1 clove of fresh pressed garlic, some grated fresh ginger root and 1 TBS of olive oil. Drink first thing in the morning, followed by a good liver cleansing tea. Herbs to consider would be, milk thistle, dandelion, burdock, peppermint, fennel, red clover, chickweed, nettle, or licorice.
I think it would be good to do this for about ten days, but even once has benefits so make a healthy liver juice even if you don’t have time to do a ten day course.