The liver cleanse protocol below summarizes our 15 years of liver cleansing and detoxification experience. Based on our research, it is one of the best natural ways you can do to detox your liver at home.
Special consideration was given in the protocol to both effectiveness and safety in order to avoid any liver detox symptoms and side effects.
Safety should always comes first. Especially when you naturally cleanse at home.
How To Do A Liver Cleanse
4 easy steps to detox your liver:
- Drink liver detox drinks. See homemade diy recipes: drink, juice, tea.
- Avoid foods that are bad for the liver. See: foods to avoid.
- Eat the liver cleansing diet with foods that detox the liver. See: diet, foods to eat.
- Take liver cleansing herbs to improve results. See: herbs.
Protocol Duration: 1-5 Days.
If you are familiar with our protocol, you can use the links above for quick references. If this is your first time, we highly recommend that you read the protocol. This 10 minutes read may save you a lot of discomforts and common side effects many people experience, which can be easily avoided.
Liver Cleanse Benefits
Most common benefits people report include better digestion, less bloating, gas and other digestive issues, significantly more energy, and better mood.
Cleared complexion with skin issues getting better is also quite common. Some people also report better brain function.
How One Day Of The Natural Liver Cleanse May Look Like:
For best results, always match your liver cleanse diet to your personal likes, preferences, lifestyle and needs. The menu below is provided as an example.
- Breakfast: liver detox drink.
- 2 Hours later: liver detox juice or liver cleansing fruits: cinnamon apples or fresh blueberries.
- Lunch: 1 serving of the detox salad meal (see recipe).
- Snacks: 1-2 oz of fresh raw nuts, or 1 fresh avocado.
- Dinner: 1 serving of the cauliflower rice detox meal (see recipe).
- Throughout the day: liver detox drink.
Enjoy Your Cleanse: There are many liver cleansing foods you can choose from, so choose the ones you enjoy. For the complete list of liver cleansing foods, along with the scientific evidence on their liver health benefits, see: Diet.
To get more ideas for liver cleanse recipes you can easily include in the liver cleanse plan, see: recipes.
Liver Cleanse Drink
The first step to detox your liver is to make the the liver cleanse drink. Healthy, easy to make, effective, and safe, it is one of the best liver detox home remedies you can do to naturally cleanse, flush and detox your liver.
According to the evidence, the ingredients in this recipe may also help the body to repair and regenerate the liver, as well as to dissolve and soften liver and gallbladder stones (gallstones).
See the complete recipe.
- Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and liver herbs.
- When to drink: drink first thing in the morning and up to four times a day. Always drink on an empty stomach, one hour before or after other meals or drinks.
Liver Cleanse Juice
The second step to detox your liver, which is also an easy quick way to provide your body with many liver cleansing foods and nutrients, is the liver cleansing juice.
The nutritional profile of this juice is exceptional. This goes above the liver cleanse protocol. You can actually feel the difference. For this reason, many of our members who were so impressed with how this juice made them feel, decided to drink it on an ongoing basis.
See the complete recipe.
- Ingredients: celery, spinach, carrots, beetroot, ginger root, lemon, apple, cucumbers, stevia, cinnamon.
- When to drink: drink the juice on an empty stomach, when you still didn’t eat solid foods that day. Ideally 1-2 hours after you had your liver cleanse drink.
Liver Cleanse Diet
The liver cleanse diet plays a key role in the liver detox plan; you want to choose the best detoxing foods for the liver, and also avoid problematic foods that are bad for liver.
As most studies and health experts suggest, when it comes to a healthy diet for the liver, it is really important to avoid the foods that are known to damage or stress the liver. The last thing you want to do when you detox your liver, is to add more toxins from bad eating.
Foods To Avoid During Your Liver Detox
Foods to avoid while you detox your liver include processed sugars, fried foods, flour, dairy, wheat, gluten, processed foods, greasy food, food high in cholesterol or trans fatty acids.
Drinks to avoid: include sugary beverages, stimulants, alcohol. We also recommended to watch for artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup we often see in so called healthy bars.
For best results, try to avoid large meals and overeating, as these can stress your liver and body.
Most people have no problems giving up dairy during the liver cleanse. If you do find it hard, however, you may want to consider pure unsweetened plant based milks. Good options are coconut milk, almond milk, cashews milk, hemp milk. Just read the label and watch for artificial ingredients or extra sugars. Plant based milks are not always healthy. Not surprisingly, you can usually find the better options stored in the refrigerator.
Liver Cleansing Foods
We get a lot of questions on the liver cleanse diet, as there are so many options you can choose from. You don’t have to eat all of the liver detox foods of course. It is best to choose the ones you enjoy the most that agree with your body and taste buds.
The list of common liver cleansing foods to include on the liver cleanse diet:
- Fruits: apples, lemon and other citrus, blueberries.
- Cruciferous vegetables: cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts.
- Other veggies: beetroot, asparagus, carrots.
- Greens: spinach and all leafy greens. Especially dark leafy greens.
- Oils: extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil.
- Fats: avocado, raw nuts & walnuts.
- Spices: turmeric, garlic, ginger, cinnamon.
- Vinegar: apple cider vinegar.
To help you choose the best foods to support your liver detox, we wrote the Detoxing Foods For The Liver guide. We focused on the most common detoxing foods for the liver you can easily get in your local store.
Read the guide.
Liver Cleansing Herbs
There are a number of known liver cleansing herbs that can further improve the liver detox due to some unique properties. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) for example, may help to repair and regenerate the liver. Chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri), also known as stonebreaker, can dissolve and soften liver and gallbladder stones (gallstones).
For best results, always get your liver herbs from a trusted source. You want to make sure you use high quality fresh herbs (ideally organic or wildcrafted). For the ease of use and to improve the absorption in the body, it is best to use these herbs in an alcohol free liquid formula.
Dr. Group’s Livatrex is the liquid liver herbs formula we use in liver cleanse protocol.
- Ingredients: milk thistle, chanca piedra, borotutu bark, yellow dock root, dandelion root, greater celandine, chicory root, turmeric, peppermint leaf.
- Directions: to use the liver cleanse herbs, we recommend to add 4 full droppers to the liver cleanse drink, up to four times a day, during the liver cleanse.
Liver Detox Tea
Homemade liver cleanse drinks, juices and smoothies can offer a great natural way to detox your liver. In the winter, however, you may prefer to also drink something hot during the liver cleanse.
For this reason, hot liver detox teas complement very well the liver cleanse. As a part of our liver detox protocol, we spent a lot of time researching for the best liver detox tea remedies and recipes. We looked into historical traditional use, modern research data, reviews, benefits and side effects.
The liver detox tea recipe offers a great natural way to support your liver and gallbladder health. We focused on safe and effective ingredients you can easily find at your local store.
See the complete recipe.
- Ingredients: lemon, ginger root, cloves, cinnamon, raw honey, stevia.
- When to drink: drink the tea anytime during the day as a part of your liver flush or cleanse, or by itself as a natural way to support liver and gallbladder health.
The Liver And Gallbladder Flush
Many liver detox and cleanse protocols, suggest to also do a liver flush day at the last day of the cleanse. This protocol became famous after the late Dr. Hulda Clark published it as a part of her natural liver cleanse plan.
According to the liver flush protocol:
- For 5 days you consume liver cleansing foods and drinks.
- Day 6 (flush day): you stop to eat after 2PM, take epsom salt laxatives, and drink a large amount of olive oil mixed with citrus juice before bedtime. How much oil? according to most protocols, you mix ½ cup olive oil (108 grams of fat) with ½ – ¾ fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.
As for the claims, this protocol may help the body to flush out gallstones and other toxins from the liver and gallbladder.
The Liver And Gallbladder Flush : Evidence
Many people who follow the liver flush protocol report they passed many green-brown stones with their bowel movements.
Are these gallstones though?
Research data is lacking in this area. A few researchers who tested the stones one patient passed, concluded they were not gallstones, but were caused by the olive oil and lemon.
Anecdotal evidence, however, including testimonials and reviews suggest that many people do feel much better after the liver and gallbladder flush. Is it just a placebo effect, or is there’s something into it?
Our Experience With The Liver And Gallbladder Flush
The liver and gallbladder flush protocol is not an easy protocol to do.
People who have prior experience with different body cleanses are usually ok with it. Other people who are just starting their body cleansing experience, however, may benefit much more from doing the liver cleanse protocol without the flush.
What do we mean when we say not an easy protocol? A few examples of things to expect the first time you follow Dr. Hulda Clark liver flush (or similar protocols):
- You are required to take laxatives (epsom salts), so you constantly have to go to the bathroom.
- After you drink the olive oil – citrus combination, many people don’t feel so good. A lot of people find it hard to sleep that night. Important: these discomforts are not signs of liver detox working, or that you are healing. You do not need to feel bad in order to feel good.
- Most of the benefits people report are achieved only after they did multiple liver flushes.
Additional Liver Cleanse Resources
Liver Cleanse Recipes
Best liver cleanse recipe options for the liver and gallbladder cleanse.
Liver And Kidney Cleanse
Detoxifying Liver And Kidneys : Best Foods, Recipes, Remedies.