One of the first things I did for my body after being diognosed with cancer was a body cleanse, which included a liver and colon cleanse.
A colon cleanse is done through a colonic treatment, also called colonic hydrotherapy, to remove any toxins from built up waste that are in the body. With the average diet consisting of processed foods, alcohol, high fats, and low fiber; there is a great deal of toxins produced in built up waste in the colon as well as toxins in the liver which can be flushed out by taking a liver cleanse consisting primarily milk thistle. These toxins are responsible for many body imbalances which can lead to very serious health problems!
According to Oncologist MD, Douglas Brodie of Reno Nevada, cancer patients experiencing increased toxic stress during chemotherapy and radiation treatment can benefit from colonic hydrotherapy. He states “I have found over the years that cancer patients who are not doing well usually are toxic and not being cleansed”.
Any decrease of toxins on the liver, kidney and colon can help in strengthening the immune system. The average American diet includes less than a fraction of the fiber foods necessary to promote elimination of toxins from the body. Poor diet, improper food-combining, and lack of dietary fiber makes the maintenance of a healthy colon virtually impossible.
The best way to maintain a healthy colon is to eat a high fiber low fat diet, drink plenty of water, and exercise on a regular basis. Water intake should be half of your body weight in ounces.
A liver cleanse is one of the best things you can do to enhance your body’s performance. Think of your liver as one large filter; everything you put into your body is filtered through your liver. It helps detoxify the chemicals you digest like medications, over the counter drugs, alcohol, smoking, preservatives, food hormones, and pesticides.
And even though I had a dozen tumors on my liver, I still had a full functioning liver and I wanted it to work to its fullest capacity. Cleaning the liver is such an important part of the process to improve your body’s health because of its many functions. A liver cleanse consists of taking one to three capsules a day and adopting some dietary changes. I chose “Livertone” by Dr. Cabot a natural liver tonic containing milk thistle, globe artichoke, and dandelion
As the largest internal organ the liver also:
- Produces proteins that enable blood to clot
- Stores vitamins and minerals
- Regulates blood sugar levels;
- Breaks down carbohydrates to be used for energy
- Helps to remove toxins from the body
- Makes bile to help digestion
For more information on the liver I would recommend Dr. Cabot’s book “The Liver Cleansing Diet”