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Life Extension's Michael A. Smith, M.D. appeared on The SUZANNE Show this week on Lifetime Television

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael A. Smith, M.D. from Life Extension, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla-based organization dedicated to the extension of the healthy human lifespan, appeared on The SUZANNE Show this week to discuss the importance of liver detoxification.  His appearance, which is one in a series devoted to toxin-free living, aired on Wednesday, October 10, at 7 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.

According to the EPA, the average person has over 700 industrial chemicals in their body at any given time.  We ingest or absorb these toxins every day from the food we eat, the products we use, and even the air we breathe.  The liver is charged with the unsavory task of eliminating these substances from the body, but often the load is too much to bear.

"When toxins accumulate in the body, the liver can become overloaded," says Dr. Smith, "and the body resorts to using fat to insulate itself from toxins."

Fat retention and organ inflammation are very dangerous to our health, but a few simple lifestyle changes can help the liver do its job and reduce the impact of toxins.  Dr. Smith recommends a diet high in antioxidants and lean protein, as well as plenty of water to help the body flush out unwanted substances.  He also recommends B-vitamin and milk thistle supplementation.

The positive effects of liver detoxification are many, including increased energy, improved digestion, and even weight loss.  Tune in this Wednesday to hear the full story and discover exactly how to help your liver fight back against the toxins we live with every day.  For more information on Life Extension, visit

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