Liver Cleansing Diet

liver-cleansing-dietThe Liver Cleansing Diet by Dr. Sandra Cabot, was one of the first detox books written. After release it quickly became a huge bestseller.

After seeing numerous overweight patients, many with sluggish metabolisms, Dr Cabot decided that liver function was impaired – due to poor diet and nutrition.

Dr Cabot claimed that improving liver function led to weight loss. After 2 years of working successfully with 1540 patients she professes a 100% success rate.

Liver Cleanse – Cure for all ills?

The following symptoms are claimed to be alleviated from doing a liver cleanse:

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Obesity
  • Poor digestion
  • Frequent fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Unpleasant moods
  • Bad breath and coated tongue
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Sluggish metabolism
  • Overburdened immune system
  • Excessive body heat
  • High cholesterol
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Fatty liver
  • Allergies
  • High blood pressure
  • Sugar cravings
  • Intolerance to alcohol
  • Excess alcohol intake
  • Inability to lose weight

Dr Cabot seems to attribute poor liver function to a vast range of symptoms, some of which could be diagnosed by any number of conditions. Always consult your doctor before diagnosing or treating yourself with some list or book.

Liver Cleansing in Brief

  • The diet is strict, with all vegetables to be eaten raw.
  • Recipes are included.
  • Liver Cleansing Supplements are recommended.

The premise of this diet is good, but it seems to be too simplistic to blame a single organ for most people’s weight and health issues. Detox diets are useful, but don’t necessary aid or teach you in forming lifelong good eating habits.

There is also a lack of scientific evidence proving that detoxifying diets are as effective as they are claimed.

If you have to continually ‘reach’ for a detox diet, then something in your everyday nutrition and lifestyle is not right.

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 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
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  • Rouiller, C. (Ed.). (2013). The liver: morphology, biochemistry, physiology. Academic Press.
  • Murer, S. B., Aeberli, I., Braegger, C. P., Gittermann, M., Hersberger, M., Leonard, S. W., … & Zimmermann, M. B. (2014). Antioxidant supplements reduced oxidative stress and stabilized liver function tests but did not reduce inflammation in a randomized controlled trial in obese children and adolescents. The Journal of nutrition, 144(2), 193-201. study link

33 Comments or Reviews

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  1. parminder

    a must for everbody over 30 , alcoholic or non alcoholic


    really interested in this liver cleansing diet and would love to have a copy of this book please

  3. jade

    oh also a biggy! no alcohol!!

  4. jade

    i am only 18 years old i have no weight problem, im slim and i have a weak immune system and my liver is not working right. note. you do not neccessarilly have to have these symptoms in order to have a bad liver. i experienced this due to all the medication i have been given which made it hard for my liver to fight against the poisons. if you are taking any anibiotics i recommend you get off of them and see a homeopathic doctor. because the anibiotics are not natural for your body and homeopathic medicine is the way to go. my doctor gave me a list of foods to avoid and suggestions for what to eat. AVOID: Pork; Red meat; Chocolate; any cheese exept for white chesses; avoid food coloring; any fried foods; oils and grease; avocado (yea it suprised me too); any colored soft drinks; only drink 2 or 1% milk;no nuts of any kind; Saussage; nothing instant;I cant remember all the rest right now as soon as i get my list again ill write the rest. FOODS RECCOMENDED: Only regular coffee not decaf; fruit; vegies; only whole wheat breads, cereals and bagels ect; any beans may be eaten as long as without pork or saussage; may eat any seafoods; rice cakes; jello;ginger; only natural juices; only organic eggs. i hope this helps like i said this is only a few foods reccomended and avoided but dont worry this is most of them. also anyone interested in cleansing there liver fast i personally reccomend you should look into the ‘liver cocktail’ its not alcoholic. check this site out to find more about it..

  5. Robyne

    Where do I get a copy of Liver Diet

    • ted

      Robyne, click on the link and buy it from

  6. Nate

    I’ve been sober for five days now. I was smoking over 100 cigarettes a day and getting as drunk as I could every night. I think my liver is going to appreciate this.

  7. Julie Ratcliffe

    I have been diagnosed with a liver problem and can’t lose weight no matter what so i want to try a liver cleanse

  8. Janet

    I need to see a sample of the liver cleansing diet

  9. star

    i believe that cleansing/detoxifying is the first step to go on diet. Aside from cleansing, i need to develop my discipline from cravings and cutting on weight, munching and binging too. Would it be okay if i ask for a copy of both liver & kidney cleansing? thank you 🙂

  10. Veronica

    I desperately need help in losing weight. Even though I am trying my hardest, I can’t seem to take any weight off. I would like to know more about this diet before committing.

  11. Katerina

    Could you please send some examples of menu for this diet?
    I have most of the symptoms listed above & would like to try it

  12. irene kerubo

    my son was told he has enlanged live. can that help please help me i am in need.

  13. christina

    i really need a copy of this diet. i have all the of the symptoms and a cystic liver to boot. i can not lose wait and just this past week, i gained another 11 pounds. i don’t eat bad foods and i work out. please help!!!

  14. Amme Wentzel

    Please send me a copy of this diet, although I don’t want anything expensive

    • ted

      Amme click on the amazon link and buy a used copy for $1.35 or a new one for $14.

  15. antonio Vescio

    I`m interested in the 7 day detox. can i putchase someting similar in Australia that you can recommend ?

  16. Giles Ward

    could you please send me a copy of the liver cleansing diet thinking about particpating

  17. jeanne

    is there any side affects with liver flush? I have alevated tryglicrides.would this help?

  18. kathleen

    have nearly all symptoms listed above so very interested in liver cleansing diet


    I would like to try the liver cleaning diet. I am heavily overweight and my gallbladder was removed a few years ago

  20. Frank

    Fatty liver I was told seedless green grapes help with that

  21. Ulanda

    Would like to know more for I have all of the above symptoms

  22. theresa

    I a overweight by 40 pounds. I recently ound out I have Hepatis c. But doc said its just annabodies something(he foreigner, could not understand) But he did say I needto change my diet & my emunues could take care of the hep. What is this diet? Please?


    can you tell me what to eat with a fatty liver.

  24. veronica cespedes

    Would it be possible to have a copy of the liver cleansing diet? I´ve been trying many possibilities to loose weight and haven´t been successful.From the list of symptoms,I have at least five of them.I´m higly convinced that this liver cleansing diet will help me.I don´t live in the USA and I don´t have an nternational credit card. Thank

  25. Amy

    The diet does NOT require ALL vegetables to be eaten raw in Cabot’s “Liver Cleansing Diet” book. She includes MANY recipes containing obviously COOKED vegetables. While she promotes eating raw vegetables and including raw juices, she does NOT eschew ALL cooked vegetables.

    Your information is misleading.


    would love a copy


    i have a fatty liver and i am also a debetic could you please let me know how to improve my liver. all liver funtions bloods test are normal.

  28. Lori D.

    I have been doing liver cleansing drinks and watching what I eat, but I am confused about eating raw foods. I have a weak spleen and I heard eating raw foods would be harmful. Can you give me any advice?

  29. salah sherif

    can give me diet for cleaning liver and diuretic.because i have liver cirrhosis and ascitis

  30. theresa

    could you please send a copy of liver cleansing diet to

  31. mj

    can you please post some sample menu of the liver cleansing diet. i am very much curious about it.,