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July 20, 2004

Fatigue &

Low Energy

Detoxify Your Liver

Your liver governs your body’s ability to

metabolize important chemicals (such as dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine,

and the sex hormones).

In addition to their regular jobs, these chemicals

affect mood and attitude. And, the liver’s role as body detoxifier

takes a toll on its ability to do its job, just as a water filter

becomes clogged and sluggish after purifying several badly contaminated


The first sign of liver backlog often appears

as depressed or anxious mood, sleeplessness, food cravings, irritability,

and emotional roller coastering.

How To Cleanse Your Liver

Milder methods, spread out over several days or

weeks, can be done without disrupting your daily schedule. Harsher

methods, taking a day or two, usually require that you remove yourself

from day-to-day duties until the procedure is completed.

Some examples follow. (For more options and a

more detailed how-to, see The Chemistry of Success by Susan

Lark, M.D. and James Richards, MBA, published by Bay Books and available

on, Barnes & Noble, Borders and your local book store.)

The mild detox diet: This diet lightens

the liver’s workload so it can focus more energy on cleansing and

rejuvenating. The liver literally can re-grow brand new liver tissue—as

much as one-third of its total mass at a time if given the chance.

During detox, eat a predominantly vegetarian diet,

with emphasis on raw, organic salads and vegetables, and whole grains

and legumes. Soft-textured fish such as salmon, and eggs, are permitted

if desired. Avoid fatty or processed foods, refined white sugar

and flour, alcohol, caffeine, and non-essential drugs. Drink chamomile

and peppermint teas, and mineral water.

Make your last meal of the day your lightest,

so your liver can spend the night rejuvenating instead of detoxifying

food by-products. The longer you follow this diet, the more refreshed

your liver will become.

Take blue-green algae. It promotes

efficient liver function and has the happy side effect of stabilizing

mood. Dose: 1 tbsp daily, in 8-12 ounces water. Use algae only from

a reputable company that processes it in an FDA-approved laboratory,

otherwise you could get a highly toxic form.

Take essential fatty acids. Specifically,

GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which

have been shown to enhance mood and reduce aggression, irritability,

anger, hostility, and emotional vulnerability to stress. Dose: 1-2

capsules of fish oil daily (rich in DHA), and/or 2-4 capsules of

borage oil daily (rich in GLA). You can also take 1-2 tablespoons

of flaxseed oil to get the same benefit.

Read More on Fatigue & Low Energy:

Getting Started

Acid Overload

Stress Can Wear You Out

Conquering Fatigue: A True Tale

Keep it SIMPLE Energy tip — Chamomile


Nutritional Therapies

Anti-Fatigue Diet

Nutrients for Boosting Energy

Mighty Minerals that Fight Fatigue

Foods Rich in Potassium and Magnesium

Complementary Therapies

Energizing Soup Recipes

Acupressure for Fatigue Relief



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