Liver Cleansing Diet

The Liver Cleansing Diet by Dr. Sandra Cabot, was one of the first detox books written. After release it quickly became a huge bestseller.

After seeing numerous overweight patients, many with sluggish metabolisms, Dr Cabot decided that liver function was impaired – due to poor diet and nutrition. Dr Cabot claimed that improving liver function led to weight loss. After 2 years of working successfully with 1540 patients she professes a 100% success rate.

Liver Cleanse – Cure for all ills?

The following symptoms could benefit from a liver cleanse:

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Obesity
  • Poor digestion
  • Frequent fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Unpleasant moods
  • Bad breath and coated tongue
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Sluggish metabolism
  • Overburdened immune system
  • Excessive body heat
  • High cholesterol
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Fatty liver
  • Allergies
  • High blood pressure
  • Sugar cravings
  • Intolerance to alcohol
  • Excess alcohol intake
  • Inability to lose weight

Dr Cabot seems to attribute poor liver function to a vast range of symptoms, some of which could be diagnosed by any number of conditions.

Liver Cleansing in Brief

  • The diet is strict, with all vegetables to be eaten raw.
  • Recipes are included.
  • Liver Cleansing Supplements are recommended.

The premise of this diet is good, but it seems to be too simplistic to blame a single organ for most people’s weight and health issues. Detox diets are useful, but don’t necessary aid or teach you in forming lifelong good eating habits. There is also a lack of scientific evidence proving that detoxifying diets are as effective as they are claimed.

If you have to continually ‘reach’ for a detox diet, then something in your everyday nutrition and lifestyle is not right.