detox diet

grapefruit for detox

Grapefruit: A Juicy Way to Detox

In the moments of merriment, the indiscretions of indulgences silently take their toll on our health. We may not feel it at the time (or even the next morning), but alcohol’s stealthy effects can speed the hands of time and make us more prone to the ravages of aging and chronic disease. Detox Tip: Protect Your Liver But as you may have read in a previous Healing Gourmet article, there are simple … [Read more...]

beets for detox

Beets for Detox and Powerful Cancer Protection

Every day your liver processes and disarms hundreds, if not thousands of toxic compounds that make their way into your body. While many of these toxins are unavoidable (like those found in the air due to pollution), many are a direct result of our own choices—in diet, alcohol consumption and use or application of chemical substances. The liver has a big job in neutralizing these harmful … [Read more...]

avocado for detox

Avocado for Detox: A High Fat Liver Protector

Love avocados? New research shows this decadent, high fat fruit may help to protect your liver. Avocado for Detox and Cellular Protection Researchers at Shizuoka University in Japan fed 22 different fruits to a group of rats with liver damage caused by galactosamine, a powerful liver toxin. The researchers then measured the changes in specific liver enzymes which indicate damage. Of the 22 … [Read more...]

milk thistle

Milk Thistle for Fat Burning and Detoxification

Are you considering taking supplementing with milk thistle?  If you've been reading Healing Gourmet for a while, you know that we are not big proponents of taking handfuls of nutritional supplements every day. We believe Hippocrates had it right more than two thousand years ago, when he said: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. If you're consuming a rich, organic diet, based on … [Read more...]

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