After watching the amazing video series “The Skinny On Obesity” (click after reading this) I found out that about 1/3 of us have a non-alcoholic fatty liver without even knowing it! This can be a MAJOR reason why so many millions of people today are having trouble losing weight today.
Similar to alcohol induced liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver is just as serious, but caused mainly from eating too many products with HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) – in fact, we went from eating ZERO to 60 lbs a year! No wonder most people (60%) are overweight in this country!
We don’t realize it, but HFCS is in almost everything we eat today: Most packaged foods, sweets, sodas and energy drinks (unless they’re organic) contain HFCS as well as most fast food. But did you know it’s also in pizza sauce, salad dressing, ketchup and thousands of non-sweet food products… Why? because products with HFCS don’t tell you’re brain when you’ve eaten enough – so you keep eating (and buying) more and more! Plus, it makes almost anything taste better (so lower quality ingredients can be used).
So how did this happen? In the 70’s, Earl Butz, the Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents Richard Nixon, changed the US Agriculture policy to massively subsidize corn production in the US, AND scientists also figured out how to make HFCS in the lab from corn. This “coincidence” made fructose VERY cheap! So cheap that it’s now put in virtually ALL processed foods because it is virtually free AND massively improves the flavor of most foods.
But the MAJOR problem with eating so much HFCS is that it can ONLY be processed by the liver! This has caused our liver to have to work overtime processing HFCS along with the thousands of toxins, pesticide residues, food additives etc… so it has little time to burn our fat stores. In fact, some of the toxins we eat are so bad that the only way to protect us from them is to CREATE fat to store it in until it has time to process it – but it’s so busy, we just keep storing more and more fat!
So I started researching for a good liver detox product, and actually found several simple detox recipes people say works great for detoxing the blood and your overall digestive system… You can search Google yourself and you’ll find several similar recipes. The best one I found was the one below but as with everything on this site, please check with your doctor or professional first… Here is the detox recipe:
In an 8 oz glass of water add:
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (best from a real lemon)
- 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 dash of cayenne pepper (to taste)
- Stevia (to taste)
Amazingly, the apple cider vinegar with the lemon juice and the cinnamon helps it taste better than it sounds!
Take it first thing in the morning without having eaten anything solid after dinner (water with lemon and stevia is ok). Actually, you should get into the habit of not eating after dinner everyday. I only eat solid food between the hours of 11am and 7pm. I do this to give my liver the time it needs to cleanse, and tap my fat stores all night long.
After you do this detox ( for a few days) you should consider a great new alternative to juicing… which I tried to do but was way too time consuming.
What’s better than juicing? Taking Boku Superfoods (green bag above). It’s an amazing combination of fruits, vegetables, medicinal mushrooms, probiotics, fiber and more!
Boku Superfood has more variety than I could ever find.. Plus, it’s much easier (and cheaper) than buying all the organic produce, and then having to wash, cut, peel, juice – and then clean the juicer… for an hour. now, I just put a cap-full of Boku Superfood in a glass of hot water with garlic powder (I prefer it as a soup) and drink it down – all in under a minute!
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P.S. Don’t be surprised if you feel a little bad for a day or two – remember you’re detoxing… Just make sure you’ve taken the pro-biotics I wrote about earlier for about a week first before detoxing… Then make sure you go the bathroom often so your intestines don’t reabsorb them.