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Introductions Actions of the Liver Diet Recommendationss
Toxins and Your Liver Nutrient Recommendations Physical Recommendations
The Big Question? Nutrient Recommendations (Continued) References
Who is at Risk Herbal Recommendations
Get your Liver Checked! Herbal Recommendations (Continued)

Therapeutic Recommendations: Physical

Castor Oil Packs- (Liver cleanser) supplies that you will need: cold-pressed Castor Oil, wool flannel, plastic wrap and heating pad.

Fold the flannel into three or four layers. Soak it with castor oil. Put the flannel in glass corning baking dish, or baking pan that stainless steel (not aluminum), and heat it slowly in the over until hot (make sure that it is not scalding as you don’t want to burn your stomach. Rub castor oil on your stomach, lie down, and place the hot flannel on top of your stomach. Seal off the flannel with plastic wrap. Cover with the heating pad for one hour, keeping the flannel hot but not uncomfortable.

During the detox period, use the castor oil pack once a day for three days, take three days off, and then use it for another three days. You can safely use this regimen throughout the next two months.

Liver/Gallbladder Flush- This is something we recommend you try on days that you can stay home and take the time to really follow the regime. If you do, you will be helping your liver and gallbladder immensely. The methods and recipes for flushing your liver are quite long, as some are a bit more intense than others, and the recipes vary somewhat depending on who wrote it. We highly recommend taking the time to read all the information possible before attempting a liver flush, including FAQ's, different recipes, as well as the experiences of others. All of the information regarding liver and gallbladder flushing is available here.

Infrared Sauna- Far infrared ray energy, which is also called radiant heat, is a component of the natural light spectrum of sunlight, without the skin damaging ultraviolet rays. Saunas operate mainly by encouraging detoxification through the skin. Sweat formed in conventional saunas is 95 to 97 percent water. On the other hand, with an infrared sauna only 80 to 85 percent of the sweat is made up of water and the outstanding 15 to 20 percent is made up of cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid.

Infrared saunas enhance circulation and oxygenate the tissues. They also detoxify your body and liver by eliminating the accumulation of heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, environmental toxins, and cholesterol. All of this is good news for your liver and is a daily habit that pays big dividends.

Infrared saunas offer two features that are crucial for good health and your liver: cellular detoxification and excellent circulation. The health of the entire system depends on the passage of blood and energy throughout. An average infrared sauna session instigates a fleeting 1-3 degree increase in body temperature. Fever is your body’s (including your liver) protection against bacteria, microbes and subsequent infection. This valuable side effect activates the production of white blood cells (leukocytes) via your bone marrow and killer T cells via your thymus—end result is the strengthening of your immune system.

The healing power of heat from your infrared sauna imparts a safe, natural form of detoxification. This equates to diminishing toxic liver burdens of heavy metals, volatile hydrocarbons, PCB’s, non-metallic toxins, solvent residues, pesticides, herbicide residues and other synthetic chemicals. This is important to you and your liver because researchers and studies have now confirmed that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of debilitating diseases.

Be sure to check out our complete article on the wide range of health benefits available from infrared saunas.

infrared sauna therapy

Dosage: Saunas are safe for the majority of the population as long as you abide by a couple of simple rules. Stay inside your sauna for no more than 30 minutes at a time. Relax for about 10-15 minutes afterwards. This permits time to eradicate dead cells and other debris. Please drink mineralized clean water prior to and after your session.

If you have a persistent condition, please use supervision. If you are very ill or very heat- sensitive, your first session should be shorter than normal. People who suffer from MS, hyperthyroidism, hypertension or serious heart conditions should consult their health professional. Be sure and shower off when finished with cool water to wash away the toxins.

LL’s Magnetic Clays-What is one of the most exceptional ways to clean toxins out of your system that is easy on the body and less invasive—LL Magnetic Clay! It is imperative that you keep the liver clean of toxins, chemicals, poisons and cholesterol. Why? You liver cleans your blood. It cleans your blood 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, every second of every day. If you detox the blood with a clogged liver, where do the toxins go? Right back where they came from.

“Clay has been used for thousands of years, and yet no one has been able to pin down what makes it a healer,” observes Michael Abehera, author of Amazing Cures From the Earth Itself—the Healing Clay. Most users, he notes, seem content with the amazing results. “Raymond Dextreit, the French naturopath who popularized clay cures in his own country, believes bentonite’s powers transcend its purely three-dimensional physical properties. “From a thermodynamic point of view”, he writes, “clay cannot be the sole source of energy of the phenomenon it produces. Clay is a dynamic presence, a catalyst rather than an agent itself. This is possible because clay is alive. Most of the poisons in the body, Destreit notes, are positively charged, whereas clay has a negative electrical charge. Thus, he writes, “These toxins cannot resist being drawn toward the clay.”

LL Magnetic Clay Formulas have their ingredients synergistically tested with each of the other ingredients for the “blending” and maximizing effect of the specific detox bath. The ingredients also have been tested for the amounts so that they will have the greatest impact for its purpose. This is an easy and very cost effective way to pull the metal and chemicals out of your body to enable your liver to operate more efficiently.

Environmental Detox: This bath is for pollutants, insecticides, pesticides, vaccination poisons, industrial pollution, chemical warfare, and almost all chemicals including food additives, chlorine, etc. Also used for nickel and other metals not covered by the other formulas. Very helpful in radiation and lead detoxification.

Dental/Mercury Detox: This kit is for assisting the clearing of dental/mercury poison from amalgams, fish and vaccinations.

Smokers/Drug Detox: This formula assists in removing toxins found in cigarette smoke (cadmium), tobacco, drugs,, and medical drugs or recreational drugs, smoke inhalation, etc. It is effective to release toxic substances found in tobacco such as tar, hexavelant chromium, hydrogen cyanide, nicotine, lead and arsenic.

Arsenic Detox: A formula that assists in removing toxins found in pesticides, industrial pollution, water supplies, and also addresses chemical wastes, assists in removing arsenic and arsenic of lead, etc.

Aluminum Detox: This kit helps remove toxic aluminum found in aluminum cans (cola drinks), cookware, aluminum foil, antacids, automotive exhaust, American cheese, milk products, table salt, toothpaste & deodorants. Also assists in releasing chemical residues.

Tox-Away Detox: This kit is a general detox bath to help remove metals.

Clear Out Detox: This is our newest formula and the spices and herbs in this are known for various situations that are present with metal and chemical poisons, such as digestive problems, parasites in the body, depression, etc. This bath also addresses the following metals: lead (lead poisoning), arsenic, mercury and aluminum poisoning. A great bath for a general detoxification.

Many people like to see the results of the bath of the toxins being pulled into the clay from their own body. These can be seen with Clear-Out, Smoker's/Drug Detox and Dental/Mercury Detox. The Tox-Away, Arsenic, Aluminum and Environmental formulas all have activated charcoal (black powder) and one cannot see the results in those formulas but many FEEL the results.

LL’s Magnetic Clays are designed to be used under professional supervision as there are many factors surrounding the correct application of the baths. Not sure if you have heavy metals built up in you? Order a personal heavy metal screen test to find out today.

Please be sure to visit the LL Magnetic Clay product page for more information.

Massage- Did you know that you can go to your masseuse and ask them for a liver and intestinal massage? It is one of the best things you can do if you are cleansing your liver. The liver supplies us with a real benefit over the other organs because we can get to it. Physical manipulation of the liver is one of the optimal ways to support detoxification as it mechanically stimulates the organ. An excellent masseur/masseuse can manipulate and pump the liver like a baker kneads bread. Be careful, however, to release only what you can tolerate. Have you masseuse start slowly and gently. Alert them as to how you feel. If a massage is used in conjunction with a cleansing program, it can more than double the accomplishment.

Exercise- This should be a critical part of your health program, and is particularly important if you are on a liver cleanse. Aerobic exercises are those that require significant increases in respiration and are the most important. These would include:

• Swimming
• Biking
• Yoga
• Walking (fast or uphill)
• Trampoline
• Dancing
• Running & Jogging are aerobic as well, but a tad too strenuous while you are on a liver cleanse or fast.

Exercise requires energy, thus the only exercises that you should do are those that assist elimination without creating extra stress. Swimming and walking fast are two of the paramount exercises in that respect. The lungs amplify their activity oxygenating cells and ejecting gaseous wastes. Trampolining is an additional excellent exercise as it agitates the lymphatic system, aids in removing fluid wastes and does not jar the skeletal system. Running, however, does crash against the ankles and the knees and causes stress on the heart muscle. Don’t get us wrong, running and jogging are great forms of exercise with numerous benefits, but not at this particular time.

Another great practice during a liver cleanse is yoga. We know it is not aerobic, but there are particular yoga positions that invigorate and massage the colon, small intestine, thyroid, liver, kidneys, adrenals and lower back. Yoga can compress toxins out of muscles and joints. Keep focused on why you are exercising. When you are on a cleanse, your body is half slumbering and it is important that the exercises you choose be those that do not stress your body. You are not trying to build strength but to support detoxification. Lastly, do not exercise to the point of fatigue—just stimulation!


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