The 9-Day Liver Detox Diet: The Definitive Diet That Delivers Results

The 9-Day Liver Detox Diet: The Definitive Diet That Delivers Results

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By (author) Patrick Holford, By (author) Fiona McDonald Joyce

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  • Publisher: CELESTIAL ARTS
  • Format: Paperback | 182 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 18mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 28 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley
  • ISBN 10: 158761037X
  • ISBN 13: 9781587610370
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 51,432

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Cleanse Your Liver without Fasting A healthy liver keeps your bloodstream and other organs clean. But when it's overloaded with toxins from alcohol, caffeine, pesticides, pollution, and artificial sweeteners, the liver can't function properly. In the "9-Day Liver Detox Diet," nutrition and alternative treatments expert Patrick Holford guides you through his swift, easy-to-implement program for cleansing the liver and improving body function without feeling deprived. What will a 9-day liver cleanse do for you? - Boost energy levels - Improve digestion - Support healthy skin - Counteract effects of stress Holford's safe and effective plan centers on eating foods--such as fish, nuts and seeds, cruciferous vegetables, leafy greens, and more--that superboost your liver's ability to detoxify. Featuring more than 30 tasty liver-supporting recipes formulated by a nutrition specialist plus friendly real-world examples, like the woman who detoxed to get rid of acne in time for her wedding day, this targeted regimen will bring health and balance to your body without fasting and without disrupting your normal routine.

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PATRICK HOLFORD is one of the world's leading authorities on nutrition and mental health. He has written 30 health books, including "The Optimum Nutrition Bible," and is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. Visit www.patrickholford.com. FIONA MCDONALD JOYCE is a nutritionist, cook, and coauthor of "Smart Food for Smart Kids" and "The Holford Low GL Diet Cookbook."

Table of contents

PART ONE   INTRODUCTION 3   Why a liver detox? 5   Are liver detoxes safe? 6   What benefits will you experience? 7   Practicing what we preach 8   ONE: WHY DETOX? 10   Our health now 11   Anyone can benefit from the detox 13   How toxic are you? 14   The two sides of the detox coin 19   What are toxins? 19   How your liver detoxifies 22   Liver detoxification is a two-step dance 23   Maintaining the right balance 28   Heal your digestive tract—and take a load off your liver 29   TWO: FIVE HABITS TO BREAK 33   Wheat—our deadly bread 33   Milk—it’s a four-letter word 38   Caffeine—kick the habit 42   Alcohol—give it a break 48   Bad fats—stay away from bad trans and hydrogenated fats 52   THREE: FIVE HABITS TO MAKE 55   Drink eight glasses of water each day 55   Eat the big five superfoods every day 60   Maximize your intake of antiaging antioxidants 67   Take detoxifying supplements  69   Do detoxifying exercises every day 72   FOUR: TEST YOUR DETOX POTENTIAL—BEFORE AND AFTER 77   The LiverCheck 78   The Detoxification Capacity Profile 78   The Detox Check questionnaires 80   Part two   FIVE: START DETOXING NOW! 87   What to avoid and what to eat 89   Your 9-Day Menu Plan 92   Your shopping lists 98   Preparing for the Six Golden Liver Detox Rules 108   Your liver detox supplement support program 110   Troubleshooting 111   SIX: YOUR 9-DAY LIVER DETOX RECIPES 114   Breakfast 115   Snacks 123   Main meals 128   Desserts 147   Juices and smoothies 150   SEVEN: YOUR LIVER DETOX FOR LIFE 160   Reintroducing milk 161   Reintroducing wheat 161   Reintroducing alcohol 162   Reintroducing meat 163   Reintroducing caffeine 163   Reintroducing bad fats and fried foods 164   How to use your liver detox for life 164   Supplements for super health 165   NOTES 167   RESOURCES 173   RECOMMENDED READING LIST 176   INDEX 177