WHAT DOES YOUR LIVER DO?

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WHAT DOES YOUR LIVER DO?

WHAT DOES YOUR LIVER DO? Weighing in at 1.5 kilos your liver is the largest organ of your body. It is like a busy chemical-processing,WHAT DOES YOUR LIVER DO? factory that performs over 500 functions for the body. The healthy functioning of your liver is vital to the continued life of your physical body.

WHAT DOES YOUR LIVER DO?

The Liver is responsible for over 250 functions including: • Breaking down and eliminating every toxic substance that enters your bloodstream • Processing and sorting all the blood and nutrients returning from the digestive process (except fat) • Producing bile for digestion • Balancing cholesterol • Balancing your hormones (especially estrogen) • Storage of some nutrients ready for the body to use • Synthesizing substances essential for the immune system The list goes on, and truly testifies to the benefits of maintaining a healthy liver.

WHAT DOES YOUR LIVER DO?

Benefits of a healthy liver :There is much you can do to improve your health, simply by giving a little TLC to your liver. If you have high cholesterol, then rather than taking a harmful statin drug, nurture your liver! For a sluggish bowel, acne, poor immune system, bloating or menopause supporting liver function is key.

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How about your immune system? Let’s say you eat a healthy balanced diet with only occasional alcohol but suffer from frequent chest infections, headaches or skin irritations. Nothing to do with your liver you think until you connect to dots. You stay up too late at night then perhaps wake in the middle of the night. This is the time your liver is the most active, dumping toxins and producing such things as natural killer cells for your immune system. © Brett Elliott 2016 3 4 However, an active liver requires you to be resting at this particular time so it can get to work. If you wake during the nights sweating or feeling uncomfortable, tossing and turning or getting hot feet then these are signs pointing to a disturbed liver function.