Every day, we shower and brush our teeth (hopefully), but we tend to forget that our insides sometimes need a bit of cleaning up too.
That’s why I’ve created a FREE one-day liver and kidney cleanse for you all.
It’s packed full of tips to improve your digestion, inspiration and delicious recipes to supercharge your health and purify your body from the inside out.
But, before we dive in, it’s essential to know if cleansing is suitable for you.
Is A Cleanse Right for You?
Anyone looking to support their health and improve their skin will benefit from a one-day cleanse.
A cleanse is particularly beneficial if you do or have any of the following:
- Consume refined sugar, fried food, and processed food
- Drink alcohol
- Regularly use pharmaceutical medication, such as antibiotics
- Live in an urban environment
- Drink unfiltered water
- Smoke cigarettes or are exposed to passive smoking
- Suffer from colds, influenza (a cleanse can help temporarily alleviate your symptoms including congestion, muscle aches and pains, or a fever)
Those who also experience the following symptoms will benefit from doing this one-day cleanse:
- Digestive issues, including constipation, bloating, flatulence, and diarrhoea
- Frequent colds or the flu for long periods
- Skin changes, including acne, flaking, rashes, pimples, dry, dull-looking, and dehydrated skin
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Tiredness, insomnia, and lethargy
If you’re nodding your head at any of the above symptoms, you will benefit from this special one-day cleanse.
Hey Lee, why is it essential to cleanse?
I never thought you’d ask. To talk about the importance of cleansing, we need to do a mini biology lesson on the liver.
Think of your liver like your internal washing machine. It has two cleaning cycles or phases – phase one and phase two. These phases detoxify and help excrete toxins, chemicals, pathogens and hormones from the body.
During phase one, your liver converts toxic chemicals in the body into less harmful chemicals.
During phase two, we need to bring in the washing detergent, also known as sulphur-containing nutrients. Sulphur-containing nutrients include broccoli, kale, cauliflower, St Mary’s thistle and dandelion. These nutrients help convert toxins into less harmful substances and make them ready for elimination. The liver then sends these processed chemicals to the pathways of elimination – which include the bowels, lungs, or kidneys to be excreted.
If sulphur-containing nutrients are the washing detergent, gut-healing products, like Love Your Gut Powder, are fabric softeners; they help smoothen things out (see what I did there?).
A healthy gut promotes the elimination of toxins and effectively cleanses the body in several ways. It helps ease the burden on the liver by neutralising chemicals and toxins. It also promotes elimination through the bowels, one of the body’s main elimination pathways.
By doing this cleanse, you may experience clearer skin, more energy, a sharper mind, reduced inflammation and alleviated digestive issues.
Follow this cleanse with my NEW! Love Your Gut Synbiotic powder which populates your gut microbiome with quality probiotics, feeds the microflora with prebiotics, and supports the digestive system with dietary fibre and digestive enzymes to facilitate a postbiotic environment.
So, let’s shower your insides with some TLC.
Here are the top eight essentials to do for your one-day cleanse:
- Try to minimise your exposure to toxic chemicals found in your home, foods and environment, as much as possible. While it can be challenging to avoid these toxins entirely, there are a few simple ways to limit your exposure.
- Organic food is excellent for reducing your toxic load, but if you’re not opting for organic, make sure you wash your veggies in filtered water and apple cider vinegar to reduce your exposure to pesticides.
- Speaking of filtered water, avoid single-use plastic water bottles as these can potentially leach harmful substances. Aim to drink filtered water only.
- Review your skincare – commercial beauty and personal care products often contain toxic ingredients. Where possible, choose organic and natural skincare and beauty options.
- Avoid gluten, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, fried, burnt, or charred foods.
- Include as many different coloured vegetables as you can, and focus on the sulphur-rich vegetables, including kale, rocket, Brussels sprouts and collard greens. These naturally help the liver. You’ll find loads of veggie-rich dishes in the meal plan below.
- Drink herbal teas, including dandelion, licorice and fennel tea – these are all rich in antioxidants and help fight inflammation.
- To help supercharge the cleansing process, Love Your Gut Powder is a must. Love Your Gut Powder, made from organic food-grade Diatomaceous Earth, clears harmful bacteria from the system, eliminates parasites and worms from the body, and keeps the bowels clean. Love Your Gut Powder cleans and detoxifies the body, reducing the load on your liver. If you’re new to taking Love Your Gut Powder, start by taking one teaspoon on the first day. Once you’re used to it, you can build up to a full tablespoon. When taking Love Your Gut Powder, be sure to drink lots of water.
I know the word cleanse can bring on a few nerves for some, so I’d like to assure you that the meal plan is full of delicious and nourishing recipes that you’ll love.
Start the day with my favourite gut-friendly green smoothie. Thanks to the frozen banana and blueberries, this mid-level greenie packs a green punch but is irresistibly sweet and creamy. If you’re a newbie to taking Love Your Gut Powder, this smoothie is an excellent place to start.
Or try my Basic Green Smoothie
Evergreen green smoothies are high in phytonutrients and chlorophyll, and dense in plant minerals. This concoction also includes some fat-burning, anti-inflammatory ginger to aid liver cleansing.
- 250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) almond milk
- 2 handfuls of baby English spinach leaves
- 1 peeled and frozen small banana, in chunks
- 1 Lebanese (short) cucumber, roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- ice cubes, to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth.
This salad is an easy way to get in your antioxidants, show your liver some love and give your gut microbiome what it truly desires: fibre. Plus, it looks fabulous if I do say so myself. You can find the recipe here.
While deep-fried falafels don’t usually fit into a cleanse, these falafels have a gut-healing twist. These baked falafels are created with cashews and sunflower seeds, making them satiating and full of omega-3 fats to reduce inflammation. Find the recipe here.
There’s no afternoon snack quite like a zucchini soup; it’s delicious, filling and feels like an afternoon hug. This flavoursome anti-inflammatory green soup is a quick and easy one-pot dish filled with nutritious veggies and delicious spices. While the herbs are excellent for brightening the flavour, they also contain potent plant compounds that help reduce inflammation. Get the recipe here.
For the fish eaters:
Holy mackerel – this salmon chowder is good. It’s a comforting dish that’s bursting with flavour, protein and anti-inflammatory fats. It’ll leave you feeling satiated, without any digestive discomfort. Make sure you use wild-caught salmon and avoid salmon that shows signs of browning and bruising. You can fish for the recipe here.
For those who prefer a plant-based option:
Who doesn’t want to finish a cleanse with a big bowl of goodness? This bowl is the perfect way to get in all of your colourful vegetables, increase your nutrients and reduce inflammation. It’s packed to the brim with greens, roasted vegetables, roasted nuts and seeds, plus a drool-worthy tahini dressing. Get the recipe that will bowl you over here.
If you’re not feeling well during the cleanse, I recommend the following:
- Make sure you’re drinking at least 2-3 litres of filtered water.
- Rest when you need to.
- Reduce your exercise intensity and opt for moderate exercise if you feel up to it.
- Eat your last meal early so you can go to bed early.
- Speak to your healthcare practitioner.
So, there you have it. The liver and kidney one day cleanse.
Let me know how you go with it in the comments below.