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Healthy Liver for Healthy Weight

Listen in to this encore presentation.
Tune in to learn about the important connection between your liver and weight control. Get the scoop on the role of healthy cleansing for weight loss, and pick up some smart tips for lasting lifestyle changes that help maintain healthy weight. Dr. Holly Lucille is a licensed naturopathic physician, specializing in women’s wellness and family medicine. She is an expert on women’s health issues and past president of the California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association.

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Stephanie says …

Wow I have wanted to try healthy cleansing for weight loss ever since I heard this was a Hollywood trick for losing weight quick. Thanks to your tips I now know the health approach to this.

Saramanda says …

Never took time to think much about the liver- but always obsessed about weight- it is nice to know about the connection- great podcasts! Please keep them going.

Sara B. says …

I like that she pushed a whole body cleanse instead of focusing on just one organ.

Dawnette says …

Interesting podcast - I am convicted about sharing what I know about health and wellness and glad to hear more great info and wise advice on getting a better ballance in our bodies - thanks - it's so true if you always do what you've always done - you'll always get what you've always gotten - so bring on the healthy changes! ;-D (Thanks ModMom for letting me know about this series of podcasts too)

Michelle C. says …

I'll give it a try.

Gradon Tripp says …

Great information. Thanks!

antonina says …

although therevwas some good information given- I don't feel that this pod cast was as informative as the other two in this series. I wish that there was a little more infoation given on the whole body as was on what to take to cleanse the liver.

Doreen says …

Great podcast, very informative!

Kim says …

Very informative, I took notes.

Caryn Bailey says …

Thank you for that very informative podcast! I had no idea the role cleansing has in weight loss!

Ashley says …

Interesting, some things I never thought of.

Ashley says …

I'd like to try it.

Danai says …

I have always been interested in doing a cleanse and found the podcast very informative and will help me in making my decision as to what cleanse I want to do.

Lissete says …

Great podcast! I have been interested in cleansing for a while now and this podcast was very informative! I'm off to listen to the others. I was referred by: http://modmom.blogspot.com/

Annabelle (Christian Momma) says …

Very interesting. I'm going to have to look into doing a detox.

Bonnie Day says …

I never had thought about the liver before and learned so much with this podcast. I had only heard of colon cleansing so this was very new to me I am glad that modmom.blogspot.com sent me here Thank you for these podcasts

sal williams says …

I have never really gotten the part about cleansing but now I understand the process better. Thanks. Very informative.

chelsea says …

I've had a few friends do a cleansing and they've all had very different results. I'd be interested in doing this...thanks for the information!

chandler says …

Thanks so much for the great information! I've been reading up on doing a cleanse, but was getting a lot of differing views. The podcast was succinct and provided a lot of great information!

Lisa G. says …

I have heard alot about cleansing but have always felt hesitant about trying it out. This podcast helps me feel alot more comfortable and better educated about cleansing. The tips for cleansing are very helpful.

Christina W. says …

Wow - I had no idea! Thanks for the information - now to apply it. Also thanks to mod*mom for directing me this way.

Christina W. says …

whoops! forgot the website!

Katie says …

We need a cleansing here, thanks for all the great info!

Bronwyn says …

I did not know that the liver is where the "burning" of fat takes place. No wonder we need to cleanse. Thanks for the information. Great tips on staying conscious and honoring our own committments to getting healthy.

Pure and Sensible says …

Referred here by modmom.blogspot.com and I am so glad! I've listened to all 3 podcasts of this series and I have been greatly encouraged! Thank you Whole Foods for creating these!

Maggie Smith says …

I really enjoyed listening to Dr. Lucille talk about the important role that the liver plays in helping us achieve and maintain our weight loss goals. I knew that the liver was a detoxifier but what I didn't know was how it did this job. Occasionally, I like to have an alcoholic beverage when I am out with friends or just relaxing at home. Since being pregnant, I have obviously given this up. I have been eating more fiber and I have been maintaining a healthier lifestyle. This has been a 9 month body cleanse for me and I feel great! I cannot wait to get my husband on the liver cleanse so that I can allow him to feel as great as I do! Thank you for this podcast series!

Tania Bugnet says …

I have heard about cleansing but really had the wrong idea completely. I'm so glad I listened to this podcast and took some notes. Now I know what to look for when I am ready to do a whole body cleanse. Thank you very much

Sassyfrazz says …

I got this link from modmom.blogspot.com I am glad I came over to listen to this! I think I will have to try the cleansing factor!

Angela Palmer says …

Very interesting. I'll have to work on this.

organic cosmetics says …

Interestingly, this was on CNN last week.

Tamara (AK) says …

Very informative - thanks!

Lashaun says …

I just found this website after visiting whole foods and reading up on the cleanse my husband and I are going to try it.

Theresa says …

Hi,I completed a total body cleanse about 8 weeks ago. I did feel a little better, however i have trouble with regularity. i would like to know if there are any products that would be like the product in the colon part of the cleanse that i could use daily. I really loved having normal daily bowel habits as i did while using the cleanse. I do not know if there are safe daily products? Do not like thr powder fiber stuff. thank You

says …

@Theresa Psyllium husks (the fiber that is part of the cleanse) comes in both powder and capsule form. However, the best way to get more fiber into your diet is through foods: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2009/02/healthy-tip-boost-your-fiber/

Theresa says …

winnie, thank you so much for the advice. I do try to eat alot of fiber however, I still need more help. can you give me a bit of advice on which brand I should try? Can I use psyllium on a daily basis and for long periods of time? I like the pill form better than the powder form. thank You so much, I really love the market and shop at whole foods quite often.

says …

Hi Theresa, With regards to brands of psyllium, you should check with a Whole Body team member in your local Whole Foods. They'll have better insights into this than I do. As for taking psyllium for long periods of time, please consult with your doctor or health care practitioner for guidance. Thanks!

liz says …

I am interested in doing a colon cleanse. There are so many! I don't know which one to buy. I think I have read every website on the internet, and now more confused than I started!

leslie long says …

Cleansing makes me feel better - you actually feel 'cleaned out' and have more energy. It is good!

lei li says …

You should give colon hydrotherapy a shot.

Lil says …

It's the commitment to stay on track that has been always hard for me. Today is the day, I am headed out to my local whole food store for some products for the whole body cleansing. Most of my family is skinny, and can eat and eat and never gain an ounces. I smell food and I gain, asking family for support is like asking a flower to grow without water. So I am on my own to suceed, because it's for me and no one else. Thank you for the tips.

zam says …

Excellent podcast! The correlation between the liver and weight loss is interesting. Thanks for the tips! Anyone know of some readings that cover this topic? I would love to find out more!

Tommy Kulpa says …

I'm sorry, but the interview with Dr. Lucielle was of absolute no benefit to me. I would have hoped she would have covered some products/nutrients to use. Anyone, unless they've been living under a rock, knows cleansing is important. But, what should we be doing/taking for those 2 weeks. She did not cover that. A complete waste of time for me. Sorry, Tommy

Chad says …

This is a great post! I want to learn more about how I can eat the best food for my liver. I have NAFLD and need to lose weight so I can reverse the condition.

Jill Matneyjil says …

Hello, want to learn more about a healthy liver