Your liver is one of the largest and most important organs in your body. You have
only one liver. It is the size of a football and weighs about 1.5kg in the average-size
The liver has many jobs, but the liver’s main job is to filter the blood. The liver also
detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile
that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins, important for
blood clotting and other functions. It stores energy in the form of a sugar called
After you’ve eaten, the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from the food pass
from the intestine into the blood. Before going out to the rest of the body, the
nutrient-rich blood makes a stop at the liver.
The liver processes the good stuff into forms that the rest of the body can use.
Waste or stuff your body doesn’t need, can be carried by bile back into the
intestine and out of the body. Other waste processed by the liver goes through
your blood to your kidneys and out of the body.
And, if you ate something that was harmful, your liver would try to break it down
and clear it out of your system.
As you probably know, the digestive system does more than just move food
through your body until it’s time for a trip to the bathroom. During digestion,
your body takes the food you ate and removes everything your body needs.
Fat is one of those things in food.
Bile, a digestive juice produced by the liver, helps the body absorb fat into
the bloodstream. You’ll find this thick, yellow-green substance in the gall
bladder, where it’s stored until the body needs some to digest fats.
The liver also helps the body use carbohydrates (carbs), another important
component in food. Carbohydrates are found in lots of foods, such as bread,
fruit, and milk. The body breaks down most carbs into a type of sugar called
glucose, which is the main source of fuel for our cells. Glucose stored in the
liver is called glycogen.
Glycogen is like your backup fuel. When the body needs a quick energy
boost or when a person’s blood glucose level drops the liver breaks down
glycogen and releases glucose into the bloodstream.
The liver also helps with blood clotting, which is what helps you stop
bleeding not long after you get a cut.
You should thank your liver next time you take some medicine, too. For
example, when you take a pain reliever for a headache, the liver takes the
active ingredient and breaks it down so your body can use it to make your
headache go away!
Loving Your Liver
Now that you know how much your liver does for you, you’re probably
wondering what you can do for it. It’s easy, really. Living healthy is the best
way to care for your liver. The liver can be damaged if you eat junk and
refined processed food, and if a person is very overweight or drinks too
much alcohol. So be active, eat right, and your liver will continue keeping
you healthy and well!
How do you know if you need a Liver Cleanse?
- Do you regularly eat “junk” foods full of sugar and empty calories?
- Do you take prescription or over-the-counter medicines?
- Has your gall bladder been surgically removed?
- Are you a coffee or soda drinker?
- Are you in your forties or older?
- Are you frequently constipated or experience frequent indigestion?
- Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure?
- Does your skin look “lifeless” or pale; or do you frequently
- Have dark circles under your eyes?
If you answered YES to 3 or more of the questions Seriously consider
cleaning your liver.
Blocked liver effects
- Autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory conditions… muscle and
joint pain… and chronic fatigue
- High blood pressure
- Unstable blood sugar levels
- Hot flashes, heavy sweating and body odours……..
With a liver cleanse and maintenance you will experience:
– remarkable improvement in your energy levels
– improvement in your health problems
– experience healthy, glowing skin!
Follow this link
to read more about the importance of the function of your liver
and milk thistle, the number one recommended natural herb for liver health.