Liver Cleanse 3:6:9
Updated: Apr 20, 2019
I just completed the Medical Medium liver rescue 3:6:9 cleanse.
I decided to do a liver cleanse in order to support my liver to help it to clear out toxins, excess candida, parasites or whatever else may be contributing to my digestive issues. One really important thing that I'm beginning to learn and understand about the body is that all the organs are connected in a very symbiotic way. So a deficiency in one organ, or one system, can cause a problem in a completely different part of the body. The liver is a very important organ, we cannot live without one, and we cannot live well if it is not working properly or if it is overloaded. Many illnesses find their origins in an overworked or overloaded liver.
In a liver cleanse you eat very simply and cleanly in order to let the liver rest a bit. The liver performs over 2,000 critical functions in the body, day to day, hour to hour. Without it having to process proteins and fats and sugars, it is able to focus on detoxing itself and getting rid of things it has been storing.
How does it work?
In a liver cleanse you eat mostly fruits and vegetables and cut out all the fat, even things like coconut and avocado because you really want to let your liver rest. You also cut out all grains, dairy, processed foods and protein. I have never eaten so many fruits and vegetables all together before, but it felt really good and I learned how important it is to feed your body an abundance of fruits and vegetables. For the first time in my life (that I can remember) I am not constipated and my skin is more clear than ever.
Here’s what I ate on a typical day during the cleanse:
Begin the day with 16 oz lemon water
16 oz. celery juice
Smoothie made with 2 bananas 2 cups of blueberries and dragon fruit
Salad made with 8 cups of greens, 2 cups of tomato, 1 cucumber, 2 carrots, 4 radishes and topped with a dressing made out of a salt free herb blend and the juice of one lemon and one orange
Steamed asparagus and or brussel sprouts garnished with lemon juice and herbs
2 apples and 4 dates
Repeat of lunch
*snacking on any of the above foods at any time during the day
A few take-aways that I carry into my everyday life are that I am trying to hydrate more, eat more fruits and vegetables (meaning the majority of each meal is composed of fruits/vegetables with grains/proteins on the side), and to watch my fat intake. My meals previously were always really protein and fat heavy, and now I'm trying to put the focus more on the fruits and vegetables.
I was inspired to do this cleanse after reading the book Liver Rescue by Anthony William, otherwise known as the Medical Medium. He says that if there were one aspect of your well-being that you can focus on that would help everything else, it is the health of your liver. It affects your mental, emotional, and physical health. A healthy liver contributes to a healthy heart, brain, immune system, skin and gut. It affects how you sleep, your blood sugar, your blood pressure, keeping our body at a healthy weight, looking and feeling young, having energy and being clear headed and happy.
Just a little look at what the liver does:
-processing pretty much everything we put in our mouth, food drinks alcohol drugs tobacco
-protecting us from all of the chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis such as pollution in our air, pesticides in our food, cleaning products, perfume…
-storage of all of the adrenaline that we produce in times of stress
-protecting the pancreas
-glucose and glycogen storage
-screening and filtering our blood
-guarding you with its own personalized immune system
Is it for me?
If you are not sleeping well, feeling like your brain is foggy, can't lose weight, have digestive issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, skin problems or just not feeling your best, you may want to try a liver cleanse. I know my liver is thanking me and I have a new respect for my liver after doing this cleanse.