“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” - Hippocrates
As we get older our skin changes, and we notice that on the backs of our hands we get brown spots, known as "liver spots". These spots are not as harmless as we have been led to believe, and although many are caused by exposure to the sun, they are also an outward indication of a very sluggish liver.
They could be an outward sign that you have a build up of wastes known as lipofuscin accumulation slowly destroying them, including both brain and liver cells. These wastes are also known to affect other internal organs as well, including the heart and the retina in your eyes. These free radicals attacking the cells can be caused by diet, smoking, poor liver function, lack of exercise and exposure to the sun.
Do you have a sluggish liver? Well you do if you have the following symptoms:
If you have many of these symptoms, it is time for a liver detox. Thankfully, the liver is an organ in our body that can rejuvenate itself.
the first remedy for liver spots would be to change your diet if you
have not been out in the sun for most of your life. So how do your do
that? Well, foods to avoid are dairy and red meat. The saturated fats congest the liver and preventing the liver from detoxifying the blood.
Go on a strict vegetarian diet. Eat as many raw foods as possible. Avoid all meat totally for at least 1 month, avoid coffee, alcohol, sugar, fats and processed foods. Eat beets, artichokes, radishes and dandelions as these promote the flow of bile, through which chemicals and toxins are released from your liver.
Follow a cleansing program over 10 days to cleanse your liver by drinking distilled water and fresh lemon juice on rising. Eat fresh fruit and raw vegetables only. See our section on weight loss and follow the 10 day cleansing diet. Make sure that you rise every morning and drink a glass of warm water to which the juice of 1/2 a lemon has been added. Make sure that you have lots of Vitamin C foods for good iron absorption. Your liver will renew itself within 3-6 months.
As part of your detox diet, you are to stay away from acid forming foods. These are foods that cause acidosis of the blood and cause a whole ranges of illnesses in the body. So which foods should you avoid while you are on your detox program?
After you have changed your diet, and start eating the foods suggested your will see signs of improvement that shows that your body is responding to the cleansing diet. Your skin will improve, the liver spots will go, along with any skin problems that you may have had prior to starting the detox program. If you had stiff muscles, these will disappear, and you will get warmth back to your hands and feet. If you have lots of headaches and migraines, these will lesson and hopefully eventually go too.
There are a number of things you can put on the spots to fade them while you are on your cleansing diet. You can do the following:
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