Dr. Ring explains the herbs that are beneficial for women on a detoxification diet.
Many of the herbs are involved in the liver’s detoxification process and help support it. So, things like milk thistle, turmeric, all of those spices play a role – onions, garlic, they all affect the liver’s ability to detoxify. So using some of the spices, for one thing, will make your detox diet more palatable, but also can help the liver function better.
About Dr. Ring, M.D.:
Melinda Ring, M.D., is an Integrative Medicine physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ring believes the patient and physician are partners in the healing process. She uses evidence-based approaches from other cultures to complement Western medicine treatment and stimulates the body's innate healing abilities. Her philosophy embraces treating the whole person, physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions, to achieve optimal health. Dr. Ring received her medical degree from the University of Chicago/Pritzker School of Medicine and has been practicing medicine since 1997.