Mudcat Café message #1006426 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62262   Message #1006426
Posted By: Peg
22-Aug-03 - 09:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: liver detox ... 'yuk' or Wow!' ??
Subject: RE: BS: liver detox ... 'yuk' or Wow!' ??
Detoxification (whether through fasting, purging, etc.) is recommended by many healing traditions (Indian, Chinese and Tibetan among them) to keep the digestive system healthy. To purify the digestive organs can go a long way towards preventing later problems, it is believed. Which is why such treatments are recommended at the first sign of trouble, rather than waiting until cancer has set in.

Ever watch dogs or cats eat grass and then puke it up later?   Same thing. But humans do not do so quite so instinctively.

You wouldn't run thirty miles every day as a matter of course without resting for a day every once in a while. The gut needs a rest, too. Fasting gives it a rest and helps it clean itself out.