Spring Cleanse/Regeneration Diet -
Love Your Liver
This cleanse can
also be used during the summer months
Liver Detox or Regeneration: What You Really
Need. Learn why it's important to give your
liver and gallbladder extra attention in spring. These organs, when
out of balance, cause headaches, stiff joints, eye issues, hot
flashes, skin problems, depression, and much more.
detoxification are neither appropriate nor recommended for pregnant
or lactating women; those with serious physical and mental
degenerations; or those who are deficient, frail, weak, or
Many people do serious damage to their metabolic, digestive, and overall health
with extreme cleanses and products. Many people need
regeneration rather than detoxification. It's
best to consult
with a qualified health professional for best results for your
This cleanse combines foods and beverages that gently
cleanse and regenerate at the same time.
You’ll receive the
most benefit if you follow this for 3-10 days some time between
March 10 and mid to late-May. If the weather is really cold in March, I’d
wait until the end of March or April. If you can't
maintain this for more than one day, then do this cleanse 1-2 days
weekly for 4-6 weeks throughout the above time period.
You can also use this cleanse during the summer.
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Before you Begin
Set your intention at the start of the cleanse. Identify your personal reasons, whether it be to rid
your body of excess fats and toxins; to restore and improve the
health of your organs; for spiritual reasons; more mental clarity
and focus; weight loss; and/or to initiate better habits. You may have more
reasons. Once they are identified and intended, you give much more
power to the results of the cleanse.
For a 3-5 days before the cleanse,
eliminate coffee, all caffeine, alcohol, intoxicants, processed and
chemical foods, and sugar. If you have trouble with the caffeine,
avoid coffee, but use yerba mate for an energy boost. For 2 days before the cleanse, eliminate animal products,
eggs, and all milk products, including cheese and yogurt.
Plan for the cleanse. Do not try to do it when you have a lot of
social events that involve eating.
Starting the Cleanse
First thing in morning:
Have a 12 ounce glass of
room temperature or warm water with 2 TB. of fresh squeezed lemon or lime.
You can add a small pinch of cayenne pepper which helps to break up
and transform phlegm and eliminate toxins. You can also add a
little pure maple syrup, or raw, unprocessed honey if this drink is too tart for you.
Alternatively, add 1-3 drops of Sweet Leaf liquid Stevia (this brand
is best; there are many inferior products). Stevia helps
digestion, mental and physical fatigue and has other health
benefits. You may also have
a cup of herbal tea.
Take a probiotic. I
like Culturelle because it is proven to survive stomach acid and is
dairy and gluten free. Order at this link:
Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic, 80 Capsules
if you have acid reflux lemon and cayenne may not be the best thing
for you. Drink plenty of the herbal teas listed below instead,
or a cup of warm water with one tsp. of organic apple cider vinegar.
You can add a little raw, unprocessed honey to this if you like.
A bowl Spring Detox and Renewal Soup.
Mid-morning: a piece of fruit, if desired—tart apple,
pear, berries, or grapefruit (or a small serving of vegetables).
Have a glass of the lemon or lime water or apple cider vinegar
Lunch and Dinner:
2-3 cups vegetables, some lightly
steamed and some raw (salads are fine—no dressing except for flax
oil, lemon or lime, organic apple cider vinegar, Umeboshi vinegar,
or brown rice vinegar.
dark leafy greens like kale, collard
greens, dandelion greens, mustard greens, watercress, and other greens, as well as
radishes and/or daikon.
a variety of fresh sprouts and micro greens and add them raw to the vegetables on your
plate. Drink the broth from
the steamed veggies. You can also toss the vegetables with some
good quality unpasteurized sauerkraut, or drizzle cold-pressed flax oil. Do not heat flax oil. Barlean’s is one of the better. Order
Barlean's Organic Oils Lignan Flax Oil, 32-Ounce Bottle
Renewal Salad. Leave the tahini out during the
cleanse. This is an excellent salad for spring and summer.
four 12 ounce glasses of spring, filtered, or distilled water
with fresh lemon or lime.
(mid-morning, mid-afternoon and after meals; do
not drink with meals)
unlimitedspring, distilled, or filtered water and herbal
teas, such as astra diet tea, peppermint, spearmint, ginger,
dandelion, burdock, chamomile, pau d’arco, green
tea, fennel tea, apple cider vinegar in water.
If you’re trying to do this for 5 or more days and it’s too
difficult, add a bowl of grains at
breakfast, or lunch, or mid day. Hato Mugi (Job's Tears) and
are excellent grains for spring. Barley contains gluten; hato mugi
does not. Sprouted brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, and millet are acceptable. Cook grains with unrefined sea salt or kombu. Order Hato Mugi at
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products such as Chlorella, Spirulina, Blue Green Algae and
Vitamineral Greens are very helpful during a cleanse
and throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons. These are nourishing, rebuilding, cleansing,
and detoxifying. They enhance regularity,
supports liver, kidneys, blood, bones, circulation and immune
for information on these products and
It’s helpful to take
such as Enteromend,
or herbs with enzymatic activity and these are very good:
until food is liquid.
This alkalizes the food; improves digestion; you'll be satisfied
Sit down and eat mindfully in a relaxed way.
Do not drink with meals, but after
eating and between meals.
Do not eat
anything after dinner
and have your last meal by 5-6 p.m.
Take a walk and practice deep breathing.
Go to bed by
11 p.m. Earlier is better.
Get enough sleep. You may need
more during the cleanse.
Slow down the pace of your life during a
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