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Liver Optimization Hack

Updated: Nov 19, 2023



There are four strands to The HOPE Protocol. In the first strand, we are optimizing your hormones. In the second strand, your weight. In the third strand, your health, and in the fourth strand, your mind. These strands are geared to make your “Third Act” of life the best yet.

I call the Third Strand The Purification Strand because I am trying to cleanse your body. By cleansing your body, it will heal. And let me tell you, the modern world has dirtied our bodies, causing lots of damage.

“Food engineers are constantly making new chemicals that find their way into our bodies. Our bodies have not yet evolved to know what to do with these chemicals.”

When one of these new chemicals is introduced to our bodies, our immune system identifies it as a foreign substance, and foreign substances are dangerous.

Our immune system looks at these strange foreign chemicals like the robot in Lost in Space.

“Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!”

Our immune system goes into full attack mode.

To become healthier, I have come up with three protocols that will help purify three critical internal organs. They are…

  1. The Liver Optimization Protocol.

  2. The Gut Optimization Protocol.

  3. The Brain Optimization Protocol.

I start with the liver because it is the ultimate purifier of our bodies.

“Besides being the filter of our bodies, The liver is in-charge of hormone activation, hormone conversion, and fat burning.”

You can see the importance of the liver during Phase One of The HOPE Protocol because the primary purpose of this phase is to optimize your ovarian/gonadal hormones and to achieve your healthiest weight.

Here is a quick review of the other tools I have previously introduced you to in my Liver Optimization Protocol

  • Water (Drink a minimum of 80 Ounces daily)

  • Alcohol (If you must drink, drink one Mac Cocktail)

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (Flush the liver)

  • Glutathione (The mother of all antioxidants)

  • Turmeric (The mother of all anti-inflammatory supplements)


"One of the best natural cleansers is lemon juice. Lemon juice cleanses not only your kitchen counters but also your liver."

Every morning, drink a warm glass of water infused with the juice from one-half of an organic lemon on an empty stomach.

If you wish to add more lemon juice to increase the tang, go for it.

Drinking a warm glass of lemon water first thing in the morning is one of the easiest ways to detox your liver.

To be transparent, I drink my lemon water after my coffee, but it would be best to drink the warm lemon water prior to drinking your coffee. The reason is it is best to drink lemon-infused water on an empty stomach.

“Increasing water content inside the gut can help soften stools and stimulate bowel movements. Mild dehydration can cause constipation. Increasing water intake may help relieve constipation. Drinking a mixture of lemon and water may help relieve constipation in some people.”

I prefer to drink it warm or hot to stimulate my digestive system.

“...warm water has favorable effects on intestinal movements, such as reliving gastrointestinal spasms and helping peristalsis return."

Cold liquids or food turn off your digestive system. It is important not to slow down your digestive system, especially when you are experiencing a change in your typical menu.

“Constipation nearly always follows any menu change.”

Lemon-infused water is an easy tool you can use to keep you regular.

Lemon Water and the Liver

Lemon water signals the liver to produce bile.

“Bile is a fluid that is made and released by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile helps with digestion. It breaks down fats into fatty acids, which can be taken into the body by the digestive tract. Bile contains mostly cholesterol.”

If proteins or fats are not properly broken down, they will ferment, causing an overgrowth of the “bad” bacteria.

“ACV helps with digesting proteins, and lemon water helps digest the fats.”

Lemon Water, pH, and Inflammation.

Another balancing act we have to pay attention to is our pH levels. The Great American Diet is filled with sugars and grains. Both cause a decrease in our pH level, making our overall body more acidic.

The more acidic we are, the lower our pH is.

The more alkaline we are, the higher our pH is.

It has been shown that increased acidity levels within our bodies lead to an increase in inflammation and arthritic conditions.

“Lemon water causes a temporary increase in pH, therefore making us more alkaline.”

As you already know, I am very fond of alkaline water. I am a proponent mainly because it makes me thirsty. Recall as we age, we lose our ability to thirst.

As I researched methods to alkalinize my body, I found that lemons were not acidic. They’re acidic before we ingest them. However, after they have been digested, they become alkaline.

“When you have a more alkaline environment, your body is able to function at optimal levels. For instance, alkalinity can aid in the reduction of inflammation, including the brain, gut, skin, and muscles, which are often impacted in children with autism.”


Many of my clients state that their morning joint discomfort is radically improved by drinking warm water infused with lemon juice.

The juice of lemons is also a great way to add vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants on the planet. Anti-oxidants decrease inflammation.

Chemical reactions within our cells cause a waste molecule called an oxidant. Oxidants literally destroy our bodies from the inside out. Antioxidants eliminate these toxic molecules.

The juice from half of a lemon will give you 25% of the RDA of Vitamin C.

“The warm water rehydrates you and stimulates digestion. The lemon juice cleanses and detoxifies you.”

Where Does Lemon Water Fit Wtihin Liver Detoxification

To simplify what the liver does, it filters our blood and body. It then takes the filtered toxins and burns them. Then, the liver flushes the burnt toxins’ ashes from our bodies.

Just like ACV, lemon water helps the liver flush the ash from the body. This makes the liver more efficient. The more efficient the liver is, the better our hormones will be converted and activated. The faster we will lose weight.

“Lemons contain a compound (called citrate) that can help prevent kidney stones.”

Lemon Water is very useful in helping us harmonize our internal chemistry, therefore improving our external appearance.

How To Purchase Lemons

"Look for unblemished, firm lemons that feel heavy for their size and have no tinges of green (which means they're underripe). Avoid very pale lemons, as they are older and will contain less juice. The best lemons for juicing or serving in wedges are those with a smooth, thin skin."

Good Food

PURIFICATION TOOL: Every morning, drink a warm glass of water infused with the juice from one-half of an organic lemon on an empty stomach.

Yes! It is okay to drink lemon-infused water throughout the day.


Do you want to learn more about lemon water?



If you are overweight and in menopause or andropause, I have room to coach three of you through our Hormone and Weight Optimization Program for one week for FREE.

This way, you can see the effectiveness of our HOPE For Menopause and HOPE For Andropause Systems and experience how quickly and easily you can lose weight and feel great.

The features of our coaching program:

  • Daily Accountability

  • Twenty-four-hour problem-solving availability via texting

  • The HOPE QuickStart Course

  • Two Motivating Phone Consults

The Benefit

  • Lose weight quickly and feel hormonally better in one week.



These spots fill quickly.

"Procrastination is the seed to failure."​


Date Night

We went and watched a Queen tribute band this week as a warm-up for the real Queen with Adam Lambert next week in San Francisco.

Nothing is better for your hormones than the bliss of dating your spouse over and over.

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"Because when your hormones are balanced, your weight, health, and mind will follow."

🕺 Doc

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