After reading so much on how our livers suffer because of the drugs we are on, I really became concerned about how to help my liver out. I considered a liver cleanse.
I have asked my doctor about the herbal cleanses that are offered in the health food stores and he pretty much said they are bunk. But then, he pushes drugs when ever he can…so I do consider my source. For years I have been tempted to do one and I finally started this week. My husband and I are doing what is called a "First Cleanse" and it is only a two week process. It is supposed to introduce our bodies to a gentle cleanse of our liver, lungs, lymphatic system, kidneys, skin, blood and bowel. (which may also be why my cold seemed to last so long, as cold like symptoms often occur after the first two days and last for about two days more)
The main thing is to eat healthy, as I already do. Keeping wheat out, which I have been doing for a while now, and to eat lots of veggies. So far, besides the cold side effects, there have been no ill effects like I feared, such as cramping or loose stools.
A friend of mine who studies medicinal herbs said that the fact that our bodies are expelling junk trough coughing, sweating, runny noses and eyes is a sign that the body is working the way it should.
I was wondering if any of you had done them in the past and how you felt when it was over. We have only been doing it for less than a week. So no info from me on that part yet. But I have heard some people say that when they are not doing a cleanse, they feel bad. I don't want to do this perpetually, but just once in a while to clean house, so to speak.
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