A clinical trial has shown that a watercress extract can help to eliminate cancer-causing chemicals in a smoker’s body.

This research was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Here is an interesting quote from Jian-Min Yuan, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of the UPCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Science and an epidemiologist with Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health: "Cigarette smokers are at far greater risk than the general public for developing lung cancer, and helping smokers quit should be our top cancer prevention priority in these people. But nicotine is very addictive, and quitting can take time and multiple relapses. Having a tolerable, nontoxic treatment, like watercress extract, that can protect smokers against cancer would be an incredibly valuable tool in our cancer-fighting arsenal."

That’s very true. Ideally no one would smoke cigarettes, but addiction can be extremely difficult to overcome. Also, even if you have quit smoking years ago, your body has certainly accumulated a large amount of cancer-causing toxins. Also, even if you aren’t a smoker, most of us are breathing highly polluted air. Our bodies are exposed to an ever increasing cocktail of toxic chemicals that accumulate the longer we live. Our body has inbuilt detoxification mechanisms but it was never designed to deal with such a large number of foreign molecules.

Including watercress in your diet regularly is a wonderful way to reduce your body’s toxic burden, but all fresh herbs and in fact all fresh vegetables and fruits have enormous health benefits. I strongly encourage you to eat one or two large salads each day and drink a glass of homemade raw vegetable juice. It’s important to help your liver be as efficient as possible in cleansing your body. I formulated Livatone Plus specifically for this purpose.