Look for a milk thistle supplement that's standardized to contain 70 to 80% silymarin, and follow the suggested use instructions on the manufacturer's label (or consult with your health care provider).
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"In a healthy body, the process of detoxification runs smoothly," Mark Hyman, M.D., functional medicine doctor and New York Times bestselling author, told mbg. "When you become toxic, the mechanism for detoxification in the liver gets sluggish, and certain toxins can remain active longer than we want or than our systems can handle. This makes us sick and impedes normal metabolism. It also causes fluid retention, bloat, and puffiness."
You crave sugar often. You're always tired or "foggy." You're frequently constipated. You have seasonal allergies. You eat healthy but don't feel healthy. Your skin isn't clear. Your skin is itchy. You have joint pain. You're overweight. You're sensitive to chemicals, smells, or medications. You have bad body odor. You're stressed or anxious. You're resistant to weight loss. You have frequent mood swings. You have bad breath. You experience frequent gas and bloating.
Here, discover the simple, safe, and effective ways to help your liver do its job better—and support your overall health in the process.
Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and watercress contain sulfur-containing phytochemicals called glucosinolates, which are protective against chronic conditions and help the body remove toxins.*
After dinner in the evening, take a tablespoon of the same fiber that you have been taking the previous nights: powdered psyllium seed husks (plantago ovate) diluted in 250mg of water or apple juice. It is important that you keep taking this fiber supplement every night for a week after the liver flushing.