Foods for liver detox

1. Garlic


Just a small amount of this pungent white bulb has the ability to activate liver enzymes that help your body flush out toxins.[1] Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing.

2. Grapefruit

High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges, limes, and lemons support the natural cleansing abilities of the liver.[2] Have a small glass of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice to boost production of the liver detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other toxins.

3. Beets and Carrots


Both are extremely high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene; eating beets and carrots can stimulate and support overall liver function.[3]

4. Green Tea

This liver-loving beverage is full of plant-based antioxidants known as catechins—compounds known to assist liver function.[4] Green tea is a delicious, healthy addition to any diet. Just remember that green tea offers the benefits, not green tea extract. Some research suggests green tea extract may actually have a negative effect on liver health.[5] Keep it simple and stick to the beverage to enjoy the benefits of green tea.

5. Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy Greens

One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, leafy greens can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. Extremely high in chlorophyll, greens soak up environmental toxins from the blood stream.[6] With their distinct ability to neutralize heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protective mechanism for the liver.

Incorporate leafy greens such as bitter gourd, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens, and chicory into your diet. This will increase creation and flow of bile—the substance that removes waste from the organs and blood.

6. Avocados

This nutrient-dense superfood helps the body produce glutathione, a compound that is necessary for the liver to cleanse harmful toxins.[7]

7. Apples


High in pectin, apples hold the chemical constituents necessary for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract. This, in turn, makes it easier for the liver to handle the toxic load during the cleansing process.[2, 8]

8. Olive Oil

Cold-pressed organic oils such as olive, hemp, and flaxseed are great for the liver when used in moderation. They help the body by providing a lipid base that can absorb harmful toxins in the body.[9] In this way, they take some of the burden off the liver.

9. Alternative Grains

If your diet includes wheat, flour, or other standard grains, it’s time to make changes. And alternative grains like quinoa, millet, and buckwheat can help. Your liver is your body’s filter for toxins, and if you have certain sensitivities, grains that contain gluten only add to them. One study found that persons who experienced sensitivity to gluten also experienced abnormal liver enzyme test results.[10]

10. Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli and cauliflower are good sources of glucosinolate, which supports enzyme production in the liver. These natural enzymes flush carcinogens and other toxins from the body, and may significantly lower risks associated with cancer.[2]

11. Lemons and Limes

Lemons and Limes

These citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which aids the body in synthesizing toxic materials into substances that can be absorbed by water. Drinking freshly-squeezed lemon or lime juice in the morning can stimulate the liver.[2]

12. Walnuts

High in the amino acid arginine, walnuts support the liver in detoxifying ammonia. [11]Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids,[12] which support normal liver cleansing.[13, 14] Make sure you chew the nuts until they are liquefied before swallowing.

13. Cabbage

Much like broccoli and cauliflower, eating cabbage stimulates liver detoxifying enzymes that help flush out toxins. Kimchi, coleslaw, cabbage soup, and sauerkraut are great cabbage-foods to add to your diet.[2]

14. Turmeric

Turmeric is the liver’s favorite spice. Try adding some of this detoxifying goodness into your next lentil stew or veggie dish for an instant liver pick-me-up. Turmeric helps boost liver detoxification by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary toxins.[1]

This golden spice tastes great in all kinds of dishes, but you can further boost your intake with a turmeric supplement. A word of warning; turmeric supplements are somewhat notorious for low-quality ingredients and even outright dangerous contamination.[15] Only buy the highest quality turmeric from the most reputable sources. I encourage you to try Global Healing Center’s own Turmeric supplement. This premium liquid supplement contains potent antioxidants and is sourced only from organic Curcuma longa root.

Support your liver with Milk Thistle


  • European Milk Thistle
  • 60 vegetarian capsules
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The liver is a large glandular organ, whose functions include decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, secretion of bile, and conversion of sugars into glycogen, which it stores. The liver is also responsible for processing many vitamins and nutrients into a form that can be utilized by the body, as well as detoxification of various substances. Modern living involves daily exposure to substances that are toxic to our bodies, which imposes a heavy load on the liver. Therefore, a healthy liver is critical to well-being. Certain lifestyle risks and medical conditions make it all the more important to ensure that the liver is being maintained at its functional best.

In Europe and Asia, herbal liver tonics have been in common use for centuries. The effectiveness of the herbs used has been validated during the past decades through modern research and clinical studies. These herbs generally contain antioxidants, cell membrane-stabilizing agents, bile secretion-enhancing compounds, or nutrients that prevent depletion of endogenous antioxidants such as glutathione. Hepatoprotection is beneficial not only for the liver but also for the overall health and vitality of the body.

Milk thistle extract has long been valued for its role in ensuring healthy liver function, and it is also a powerful antioxidant.1-6 Milk thistle extract consists of silibinins and other similar compounds. Until recently, scientists focused their research on silibinins, as they were the most abundant and biologically active ingredient found in milk thistle extract.7,8 Highly advanced extraction technology has now enabled scientists to isolate other silymarin constituents and test their efficacy against various cell lines. Among the compounds tested, a silymarin constituent called isosilybin B proved to be the most efficient in maintaining healthy cell division.9,10

European Milk Thistle contains standardized, top-grade potencies of silymarin, silibinins, isosilybin A and isosilybin B, providing the full spectrum of milk thistle’s liver- and prostate-supportive compounds.

The botanical extract in European Milk Thistle is a triple standardized milk thistle extract. In addition to an optimal 80% standardization of the main active compounds, silymarin flavonolignans, this formula is further standardized to three highly active isomers — silibinins and isosilybin A and B.

We do not verify or endorse any claims made in these reviews. Email for more info on dietary supplements and herbal solutions.

The Wellness IQ Test, Lemons and Health Tips

By Dr George Grant

Your Mind is like a garden, Your thoughts are your seeds. Positive thoughts produce great harvest.


Our goal is to have less pain, less aches and moving more even when we are 100+.  And most of all, we want to avoid all the chronic health care issues that come with aging.

If there is no way to live to 101+, create one. This Wellness IQ will be your way [GPS] to live longer & healthier.

Start your day by drinking warm water + dash of baking soda +Lemon 1/2 tsp + Apple cider vinegar 1/2 tsp and 5 Deep Belly Breaths + 5 things you are grateful about. Your day will be more productive, positive Physically & Mentally with less stress. Avoid watching TV early morning or late at night.

Please complete & Bring this Wellness IQ Test + Health Assessment Form below before your body scan.  Please fast for 4 hours before the test and bring with you blood work results, medications and supplements.  Please choose a number from 0 [never] to 10 [always] for each of the following questions:

Your Physical IQ Test Never= 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Always

1. Eating habits

Less or NO [sodas/sugar/flour]; Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]
More [veggies, fruits, fiber, Good Fats, seeds, nuts] Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

2. Drinking habits (2 L daily)

 Alkaline water [lemon/baking soda].Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

3. Alkaline pH

7.3 by eating more alkaline foods and less acid foods.Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

4. Exercise 1/2 hr of aerobic + weight training 3 times per week.

Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

5. Healthy deep breathing habits from the belly not chest breathing.

Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

6. Deep sleeping habits

No foods 3 hours before bed time. i.e 7 PM Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

7. Stress management skills.

Daily meditation and relaxation. Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

8. Healthy relationship/social skills.

Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

9. Daily supplements of Potent vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

10. Minimizing usage of medications and toxic household products.

Yes No [0 never; 5 sometimes; 10 all times]

11. Daily Hugs & Laughter will boost your immune system and help you live longer.

Health Assessment Form

The Total Wellness Index Score Min= 0 ; Sometimes= 50 ; Daily=100

Your wellness IQ Score <50 = illness; 50-70=so so; >80=Wellness

If your score is under 50 please follow these dietary recommendations:

Recommended: [MORE]: raw or steamed vegetables, fruits, lean organic chicken/fish, seeds, sprouts, beans, legumes, herbs, herbal tea, plain yogurt, nuts in moderation, high fiber foods [Min. 25 g/day]

Not recommended: [NO]: white flour/ gluten/white rice/ sugar/ bread/grains/pasta/Junk/fried foods/ dairy/ sodas/ coffee/ alcohol. Use Stevia/Xylitol instead of Sugar . The average American consumes 22 g of sugar/day. This is Diabesity! Avoid Aspartame, MSG, Trans Fats like Margarine, baked goods and artificial colors & flavors.

Essentials: more O2, more H2O, deep sleep, supplements, laughter, exercise, love, massage, and detoxification.

Eating More Healthy Fats Like avocado, coconut oil and Olive Oil and Less Carbs like sugar, flour and soda will make you Healthier, Thinner and Feel much better. You also will prevent major chronic illness.

Adding 1/2 tsp Lemon + 1/4 tsp Baking Soda + 1/4 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar to water is the best morning detox. Your pH will be 7.35 which is alkaline. Apple cider vinegar is full of enzymes and good bacteria. Plus, its acetic acid content can lower blood pressure by up to 6 percent. It can also help eat up the starches if you do eat grains in your diet. I recommend consuming this drink three times daily, 20 minutes before meals for two weeks, then consuming it one time a day before breakfast or lunch.

Please answer the following to the best of your ability.
Thinking about what you ate yesterday:
Did you eat 6+ servings of vegetables? ____No ___Yes
Did you eat 3+ servings of fruits? ____No ___Yes
Did you eat any processed food or junk food? ____No ___Yes
Would you describe yesterday as a typical food consumption day? ____No ___Yes
Did you eat any Flour/Gluten/Sugar/Rice/Dairy/Fried Food? ____No ___Yes
Did you Drink Sodas/Coffee/Alcohol/ Cows Milk? ____No ___Yes
Did you drink 8+ Glasses of pure water? ____No ___Yes
Did you sleep well? ____No ___Yes
Did you exercise? ____No ___Yes
Did you consume high fiber products, at least 25 grams/day ____No ___Yes

Are you really Healthy? Quick Lifestyle Assessment

1. How many glasses of Alkaline Water + 1/2 tsp of [lemon + baking soda + apple cider vinegar + Turmeric & honey] do you drink daily? You can also add a pinch of Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon to your water for detox/sugar control.

  • 8-10 [Excellent] Add 2 tsp of the above to 2L [64OZ] and enjoy the state of complete hydration.
  • 6-8 [Very Good] Hydration
  • 4-6 [Good] slight hydration
  • under 4 [Poor] Dehydration
  • I drink more coffee [diuretic] than water? Consider doing More Water and Less Coffee. 1-2 black coffee daily is OK.
  • I drink more soda than water? Excess sugar & caffeine is not healthy.
  • I drink more Juice than water? Excess sugar is not healthy & cause Insulin resistance which leads to Diabetes.

2. About how many cups of vegetables do you eat each day? If you do not know for certain, please provide an estimate.

  • None [poor]
  • Some, but less than 1 cup [OK]
  • 1 to less than 1.5 cups [Good]
  • 1.5 cups to less than 2 cups [Very Good]
  • 2 or more cups [Excellent] Consuming 7 vegetables & 1-2 fruits daily is very healthy

3. In a typical day, how many of your meals or snacks include vegetables & fruit? [3 healthy meals + 3 healthy snacks]

4. how many serving of meat/dairy do you consume daily?

  • more than 3 Watch for excess saturated fat that can cause obesity.
  • about 3 [OK] small portions about half of your palm size.
  • Less than 3 [Excellent]

5. Do you consume lots of sugar, flour, gluten and fast food daily?

  • Yes daily [Poor]
  • Sometimes [Good]
  • Never [Excellent]

6. Are you currently using medications?

  • YES, more than 10 daily [Very Poor & need help]
  • YES, more than 5 daily [poor & need help]
  • YES, only one per day [OK]
  • Never [excellent]

7. Are you using Toxic Household Products?

  • YES [Poor] consider switching to natural products.
  • Sometimes [OK] Use natural products.
  • Never [Excellent].

8. Are you Deep Breather [Belly] or Shallow Breather[Chest]?

  • YES [Excellent] Full Oxygenation.
  • Sometimes [Good] Partial oxygenation]
  • Never [Poor] Learn to do belly/deep/yoga breathing

9. Are you acidic pH under 7 or Alkaline pH 7.35

  • pH 7.35 Optimal [excellent]
  • pH 7 neutral [so so]
  • pH under 7 acidic [poor] acid reflux that leads to ulcers, uric acid that leads to Gout, lactic acid that leads to cramps.

10. How do you rate your physical & Mental Health?

  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor

If you have 3 or more of the following symptoms? you probably have minerals & vitamins deficiency & adrenal fatigue:

  • Fatigue in the morning, late afternoon or evening…
  • Stiffneck, joints
  • Pain in your musclesanywhere on your body…
  • Occasional headache
  • feeling anxious or sad.
  • mood swings
  • Sleep disorder
  • memory problems/brain fog
  • Low Sex drive
  • An inability to concentrateon simple tasks or when reading

Lets take a closer look at 19 of the balancing benefits of water, lemon, and salt, all in one cup.

Lemons are excellent for fighting inflammation. Lemons can help dissolve the uric acid in your joints, and also have been found to help build and repair tendons, ligaments, and bone. This anti-inflammatory property may be especially beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, according to an American College of Physicians study on osteoarthritis, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2000).

Aids in proper food and water absorption. A daily glass of lemon water with Himalayan salt may provide a better overall mineral balance, which promotes proper food and water absorption in your body, allowing essential nutrients to get where they need to be.

Balances your body’s acidity (pH). The alkalizing effects of lemon and natural salt are highly useful for managing your bodys delicate pH balance, which is crucial for optimal functioning of the bodys systems.

Boosts immune function. One lemon serves up 139 percent of your daily value (DV) for vitamin C. Squeezing one lemon into your morning is a natural alternative to that vitamin C supplement you may be taking.

Its a detox for your cells. The all-natural Himalayan salt mixed with lemon juice and water helps to pull toxins from your cells, reducing cellular toxicity. This may reduce your risk for various chronic diseases, as well as make you feel generally awesome!

Reduces problematic cellulite. Natural salts like Himalayan salt have been used for centuries for skin care. Interestingly, most spa treatments for cellulitis contain some form of salt and/or citrus blend. A few daily gulps of lemon and salt water in the morning may firm up a few of those unsightly areas.

Clears up skin and adds a fresh glow. Using natural salt for skin problems, such as psoriasis and eczema, dates back to ancient Roman times. Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius doctor, Galen from Pergamum, used sea salt for skin diseases, according to Science Tribune (1999).

Drink 8 glasses of alkaline water with [ 1/2 tsp lemon + 1/2 tsp of baking soda + 1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar + 1/2 tsp of honey]

Useful for allergy season. It has been suggested that the combination of lemon and salt, specifically mixed into warm water, acts as a natural antihistamine for allergies. It may be the perfect alternative to those pink pills that leave you feeling drowsy.

Paves the way for better sleep. The natural hormone-balancing properties of lemon and Himalayan salt can be more than useful when it comes to bedtime. Getting the proper amount of sleep is essential for physical health, mental health, productivity, and much more. This hormone-balancing beverage can make an effective nightcap.

Helps controls blood sugar. The fiber content of lemons helps to balance blood glucose levels, which is useful for type 2 diabetes patients and prediabetics alike, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2000).

Lemons may help detoxify your liver. Vitamin C is essential for producing glutathione, which plays a foundational role in detoxifying the liver. It also has antiseptic properties that are useful for liver function, as well.

Freshens breath! Lemon and Himalayan salt may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of fresh breath. However, the lemon and salt in this simple morning drink help kill the bad breath bacteria that build up while youre sleeping.

May help you chill out. When you get stressed out, do not be so quick to reach for those prescription pills. You may be able to chill out and return to that state of Zen by boosting your vitamin C levels first thing in the morning.

Useful for reducing blood pressure. Lemons are not all about vitamin C and fiber. They also boast potassium, which is vital for flushing excessive sodium from the body.

Boost your libido! The vitamin C content and hormone-balancing properties of this morning beverage can help lift your mood. This might be all it takes to boost your libido, without the need for that little blue pill.

Gets you hydrated right out of the gate. Many people forget how important hydration is, especially after a seven or eight-hour sleep period with no water. Start your morning off right and get hydrated. The water, salt and zesty lemon will get your day off to the perfect start.

An antioxidant powerhouse vital for, well, everything! Lemon offers up a wealth of vitamins and minerals, while Himalayan salt boosts your mineral and trace mineral levels even more. The antioxidant and detoxifying properties of lemon saltwater pack a powerful, free radical knockout punch.

May improve your heart health. Lemons and real salt are both exceptional for increasing heart health on their own. However, when you combine the two into one vibrant morning drink, you get even more vital heart-thumping health benefits.

Natural salt supports electrochemical reactions in the body, while negative ions assist in healthy heart rhythm. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is, associated with lower endothelial dysfunction in men with no history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2006).

Promotes digestive health. A glass of warm lemon water with Himalayan salt before breakfast, or any meal, helps signal your liver to produce the essential bile needed to clean out harmful gut bacteria. The fiber content and natural salt will also promote digestion.

Are you ready to commit to this simple and health-promoting morning drink? I have been drinking warm lemon water with a little bit of Himalayan salt every morning for months, and I absolutely love it. My energy levels are up, and I feel as cool as a cucumber throughout the day.

Want to join me? Combine 10 ounces of filtered water with one whole lemon, squeezed, and half a teaspoon of Himalayan salt.

Many studies support the belief that having an upbeat and positive attitude will translate into living a longer, healthier life, and conversely, that a pessimistic outlook promotes ill health and can shave years off your life.

For example, in one study, the tendency to always expect the worst was linked to a 25 percent higher risk of dying before the age of 65.

Perhaps one of the most well-known forerunners of “the science of happiness” was Norman Cousins, who in 1964 was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease.

After being given a 1 in 500 chance of recovery, Cousins created his own laughter therapy program, which he claims was the key to his ultimate recovery. He went on to write the book, “Anatomy of an Illness,” and established the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology in Los Angeles, California.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”

If you think Retreats are Expensive, Try to take No Vacations?

If you think Wellness is Expensive; Try Illness?

If you think Education is Expensive; Try Ignorance? The Choice is YOURS!

Personalized Diet = genes, environment, lifestyle,family history,exercise, current health issues and more

By Connie Dello Buono

Email to get the first draft of an ebook on Personalized Diet that comes with work from partner genetic counselors, current science and patient related research, from results of your own health data and Whole Exome Sequence DNA test ($500 test, free ebook, free health coaching and health concierge).

Cancer fighting diet


parsleycilantrosulfur-richyellowgreens.JPGWith regards to a cancer treatment, every food that we eat or drink can be categorized into several different categories:

  • Foods that feed and strengthen the cancer cells and/or the microbes in the cancer cells and body. Examples would be: refined sugar (e.g. see: Challenge Cancer Website), refined flour, soda pop, dairy products, etc.
  • Foods that cause cancer (e.g. trans fatty acids [margarine, french fries and virtually every other processed food you buy], aspartame [Diet Coke, NutraSweet, Equal, etc.], MSG, polyunsaturated oils [e.g. corn oil], etc.)
  • Foods that directly interfere with alternative treatments for cancer (e.g. chlorine, fluoride, alcohol, coffee, etc.)
  • Foods that occupy and distract the immune system from focusing on killing the cancer cells (e.g. beef, turkey, etc.)
  • Foods that contain nutrients that kill the cancer cells, stop the spread of cancer, or in some other way help treat the cancer (e.g. purple grapes with seeds and skin, red raspberries with seeds, strawberries with seeds, broccoli, cauliflower, several herbs, carrots, pineapples, almonds, etc.)

Cooking destroys the enzymes in the vegetables and make them far less digestible and far less effective in treating cancer. Pasteurizing any food or drink also does this.

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Oxalic acid in whole foods is deadly to cancer cells

50% of the foods a cancer patients eats should have high oxalic acid content.

Oxalic Acid Foods List: Carrot juice, with a little beet juice, is a common cancer treatment. Both foods are high in oxalic acid.  Note: Cooked your greens (steamed, do not over cook) and eat calcium-rich whole foods.

Foods High in Oxalic Acid

High levels of oxalic acid can have harmful effects on the body. When the concentration of oxalic acid in the body increases, it precipitates out as crystals, that irritate the body tissues, and can get lodged in the kidneys and bladder as ‘stones’. When the acid combines with minerals like calcium, it forms an interlocking compound that destroys the nutritional value of both, resulting in deficiency of the minerals.


There are several vegetables containing high amount of oxalic acid and should be cooked well (not eaten raw) for people with recurrent kidney stones or other such conditions. The United States Department of Agriculture has ranked parsley, highest in oxalic acid content, as it contains about 1.70g of oxalic acid per 100g.

  • Beets
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Celery
  • Dandelion greens
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Chives
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Green Pepper
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress
  • Okra
  • Collards
  • Escarole
  • Leeks
  • Purslane
  • Radish
  • Cassava


Certain fruits have a high oxalic acid content. They are as follows:

  • Concord grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon peel
  • Figs
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Plums
  • Tangerines
  • Starfruit
  •  Nuts and Seeds

  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Hazel nuts
  • Brazil nuts
  • Pecans
  • Sesame seeds
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Cashews
  • Legumes and Grains

Majority of legumes are rich in oxalic acid. Some of them are as follows:

  • Black beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Lima beans
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Whole wheat
  • Oatmeal
  • Buckwheat
  • Amaranth
  •  Other Foods

Oxalic acid is mainly present in plant products. A lot of spices and condiments also contain a considerable amount of oxalic acid. Tea leaves are known to contain among the highest measured concentration of the acid. However, as only a small amount of leaves are used for brewing, the content of the acid in many tea beverages is quite low. Here are some other foods containing it:

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Lettuce
  • Soy products
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa
  • Tea
  • Beer

Increase the amount of calcium/magnesium (60:40 ratio) in your diet, avoiding processed and pasteurized food.

Low amounts of calcium in your diet will increase your chances of forming calcium oxalate kidney stones. Many people are afraid to eat calcium because of the name “calcium oxalate stones.” However, calcium binds oxalate in the intestines. A diet rich in calcium helps reduce the amount of oxalate being absorbed by your body, so stones are less likely to form. Eat calcium rich foods and beverages every day (2 to 3 servings) from dairy foods or other calcium-rich foods.

Also, eating high calcium foods at the same time as high oxalate food is helpful; for example have low fat cheese with a spinach salad or yogurt with berries. If you take a calcium supplement, calcium citrate is the preferred form.

Limit Vitamin C content of your diet.

Oxalate is produced as an end product of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) metabolism. Large doses of Vitamin C may increase the amount of oxalate in your urine, increasing the risk of kidney stone formation. If you are taking a supplement, do not take more than 500 mg of Vitamin C daily.

Drink the right amount of fluids every day.

It is very important to drink plenty of liquids. Your goal should be 10-12 glasses a day. At least 5-6 glasses should be water. You may also want to consider drinking lemonade. Research suggests that lemonade may be helpful in reducing the risk of calcium oxalate stone formation.

Eating the right amount of protein daily.

Eating large amounts of protein may increase the risk of kidney stone formation. Your daily protein needs can usually be met with 2-3 servings a day, or 4 to 6 ounces. Eating more than this if you are at risk at kidney stones is unnecessary.

Reduce the amount of sodium in your diet. Eat seaweeds.

Can antidepressants cause neurodegenerative disease?

The following notes are compiled by Marcus William. Seek your doctor always.

Neurological disorders, neurological damages, and progressive neurological dysfunction are all possible side effects of antidepressant use.

And, in fact, acute neurological dysfunction is the standard and clinically desired outcome of antidepressant use, which begins with the first dose administered. Continued use may be considered “neurodegenerative” in some contexts or cases, but the degeneration may not always last beyond the treatment and withdrawal syndrome periods and does not constitute a disorder unto itself except as carved into specific subsets of symptoms.

Whether diseases considered independent entities, such as Parkinson’s, are within that scope of neurological side effects is not always agreed upon, because there may be differing causal factors (in terms of precipitating elements or mechanical functioning). So, while there are side effect clusters referred to by phrases like “Parkinsonian tremor”, “pseudo-Parkinsonism”, or “drug-induced Parkinsonism”, whether they are considered the ‘disease proper’ is sometimes more a matter of semantics than experience, symptomologically speaking.

Since we do not understand the origin of most neurodegenerative conditions, and the side effects of antidepressants can newly appear, or worsen, over the course of treatment, discontinuation, or post-use, differentiating between entities by citing the innately chronic or worsening nature of a disease not inherently attributed to drugging is not sufficient to distinguish drug-induced Parkinsonism from Parkinson’s that has no clear cause.

Some people do experience a reduction in neurological problems caused by antidepressants, after spending time off them and recovering, but it is not a guarantee, and withdrawal states or damages and dysfunction that persist or become more apparent post-discontinuation can give the appearance of a neurodegenerative process even if someone is essentially in a state of healing overall. And, of course, some changes or damages can lead to worsening problems, though the mechanics and outcomes are poorly studied, if studied at all.

Drug-induced Parkinsonian symptoms specifically have been seen to improve, continue, or worsen in respective groups of patients, meaning there is no predefined course in the short or long terms. Since antidepressants, and other psychotropics that are known to cause neurological side effects (including Parkinsonism in particular), can cause significant neuroplastic changes and are fundamentally neurotoxic, we cannot necessarily identify drug-induced states as non-degenerative or free from morphological alterations in trying to distinguish them from Parkinson’s as a primary condition.

Continuing with the example of Parkinson’s, drugs are considered the second leading cause of Parkinsonian symptoms, behind the greater and most probably heterogeneous category of “primary” Parkinson’s—an idiopathic presentation of symptoms and pathology without any perspicuous medical events being connected, eg drugging with psychotropics. So, even in that distinction we are dealing more with a semantic division than a practical one except that drug-induced Parkinsonism can diminish over time for some patients—that the underlying dysfunction seems to differ in at least some cases does not really get the patient anywhere.

Antidepressants are psychotropics, neurotoxins, and the source of dysfunctional changes on the physiological, biochemical, systemic, and epigenetic levels. This can give rise to new or worsening neurological conditions. Since we don’t understand the conditions we attempt to treat with antidepressants, don’t understand why they do what they do, and don’t understand primary neurological disorders in question, saying exactly what it is that people have when these side effects occur is far more speculative than simply pointing out that it does happen and it should be a consideration when weighing the risks and potential benefits of using antidepressants.

As for that article specifically, it presents information with a variety of potential implications for the increased rate of Parkinson’s seen in antidepressant users (not all of which were mentioned by the authors themselves):

Potential misclassifications

-Early undiagnosed Parkinson’s might involve depressive symptoms for some patients.

-Early undiagnosed Parkinson’s might involve symptoms misdiagnosed as depressive for some patients.

-Parkinson’s might be itself misdiagnosed at a higher rate in patients who have used antidepressants, perhaps at least partly due to their significant rate of neurological side effects (which include various movement disorders).

Potential connections

-Something(s) might be contributing to both Parkinson’s and depression, (or something diagnosed as depression).

-Depression might sometimes create or contribute to a potential for Parkinson’s.

-Drugs might create sometimes or create or contribute to a potential for Parkinson’s.

-Depression might sometimes worsen or exploit a latent potential for Parkinson’s.

-Drugs might sometimes worsen or exploit a latent potential for Parkinson’s.

We face a similar conundrum in dealing with other pharmaceutical neurotoxins, for example antipsychotics and methamphetamine, and the difficulties endemic to our low level of neurobiological and neuropathological understanding mean that we will probably not have definitive research about the roles such drugs play anytime soon.

Some References:

Drug-Induced Parkinsonism

Is 6 months of neuroleptic withdrawal sufficient to distinguish drug-induced parkinsonism from Parkinson’s disease?

[Drug-induced parkinsonism. Clinical aspects compared with Parkinson disease].

[Drug-induced parkinsonism].…

Understanding drug-induced parkinsonism

Methamphetamine and Parkinson’s Disease


Spirulina detoxes Arsenic from soil and water by Dr Mercola

Spirulina, a green-blue algae developed by Bangladeshi and French scientists several years ago, has been found to have “very good effects” on people suffering from arsenic poisoning caused by the recently-discovered contamination of much of the groundwater in Bangladesh.

Up to this point, doctors in Bangladesh have been virtually helpless in treating dying arsenic patients.

Bangladeshi researchers conducted a three-month hospital-based study in which 33 patients were given spirulina and 17 were given placebo doses. 82% of those taking Spirulina showed tremendous improvement.

Experts fear that more than 18 million people are likely to face eventual death from the poisoning, which at acute stages causes liver, lung, intestinal, stomach and kidney cancers.

Bangladeshi authorities say that approximately 70 million people, out of a population of 120 million, are at “great risk” from arsenic poisoning and a search for alternative water sources is under way. Arsenic was found in tube-wells in 59 of 64 districts.

Ironically, the use of contaminated well water became much more prevalent recently due to a large concerted effort over the past several decades by the Bangladeshi government and private organizations in an attempt to prevent water-borne diseases that can come from drinking bacteria-infested surface water. The campaign was so successful that now approximately 97 percent of the population has access to tube-well water.

Leading dermatologists, who joined a major health conference in Dhaka this week, unanimously recommended Spirulina to treat arsenic patients.

The cause of the arsenic contamination is currently unknown.

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