Anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)and narcotics, especially those containing acetaminophen (such as Vicodin), send a constant stream of toxins through your liver. This means that the liver has to work extra hard, and that can take a toll.
To protect the liver, you can take an herbal supplement called milk thistle. While it's not a scientifically proven or FDA-approved treatment, milk thistle is a traditional remedy that's believed to help your liver process toxins.
Here's a great cleanse you can add to your dietary regime, and it only takes minutes to make. Drink it in the morning so its natural cleansing effects can work throughout the day.
1 whole lemon quartered (slice into 4 pieces)
1 quart room temperature or cool filtered water (4 cups)
2 tablespoons olive oil (unfiltered, organic, cold pressed)
(optional) 5 drops of Stevia extract
Place quartered whole lemon (with peel) in a high power blender. Add 1 quart (4 cups) water. Blend on high for 60 seconds.After 60 seconds, add olive oil and blend 5 seconds longer.Then strain though a fine mesh wire strainer. The drink will be creamy and tart. Add stevia if you need a bit of sweetness. Drink and enjoy.