Since cancer and many other diseases also happen because of poor signaling between cells (in cancer, the cells “think” there’s not enough of them and start dividing uncontrollably, which is caused by signaling blockages – you can read about this in the wikipedia page about cancer), detoxing the liver is a starting point for preventing many chronic diseases as well. Insulin resistance, leading to diabetes is the same thing – fat blocks the insulin receptors and the pancreas has to secrete more and more of it, eventually burning itself out. When this happens, you become a type 1 diabetic and have to rely on an external source of insulin, i.e injections. Since the fat gets deposited to store the toxins that cannot be eliminated without a proper anti-oxidant molecule, a proper detox gets rid of it and signaling can work again!
As we all learned, visceral (belly) fat is almost impossible to get rid of through exercise and caloric restriction, as it is not stored by your body for energy, but rather as a result of toxic buildup in the gut and liver. Your liver is your main ‘metabolic organ’ – it metabolizes glucose and virtually all food that is absorbed by your stomach goes first through the hepatic vein and then into the liver. This is why you can read a lot of stories from people that completely changed their life and lost 50+ pounds quickly after going on a long juice fast. Fortunately, getting those same results doesn’t require a long juice fast commitment, if you use a recipe, designed to quickly detox your liver and “unclog” it’s cells from the toxic buildup.