To detox your liver naturally, it is necessary to incorporate a set of behaviors into your daily life, such as drinking plenty of water and consuming a diet rich in organic vegetables, probiotics and garlic, states Experience L!fe magazine. A progressive detox is more effective than a one-day quick fix.
Along with keeping fully hydrated to allow the kidneys to work at their peak capacity and rid the body of toxins released by the liver during the detox process, frequent skin scrubbings and sauna sessions allow toxins to be continually released through the skin, one of the body's main systems for ridding itself of toxins, asserts Experience L!fe magazine. Some toxins, such as heavy metal, are chemically attracted to certain compounds in garlic, and unbind themselves from tissues to bind with the compounds, both of which are eventually released by the body. This quality in garlic is most powerful if consumed raw, but consistent consumption of slightly cooked garlic can also be effective.
To maintain any benefits gained by the detoxification process, you must continue to eat the right foods, which can keep your liver functioning at its peak capacity, continually removing toxins from the body at a healthy rate, says Healthy Holistic Living. These foods, such as apples, citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables and olive oil, contain minerals and compounds that aid in the toxin-removal process and lighten the cleansing task of the liver.
In addition, a lifestyle that incorporates exercise, the elimination of alcohol, care in the use of liver-affecting medications, and avoidance of breathing or touching toxins, such as toxins found in cleaning products, insecticides, cigarettes and other chemicals, is also recommended.
Symptoms of liver disease may include weakness and fatigue, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, yellow discoloration of the skin or jaundice, states Mayo Clinic. Liver problems can result from a variety of factors such as genetics, viruses, alcohol use and obesity.