One of the most overlooked, yet vital organ in our body is the liver. However, it should be noted that the liver is the most important organ in the body according to Jack Tips PhD. in his book “Your Liver…Your Lifeline”. It carries out over 500 different functions in our body every day which include acting as a major controlling agent of normal growth and health functioning of all body cells, battling infections, storing nutrients, and providing glucose for our brains.
Any malfunction, deficiency, or abnormal growth pattern of the cell can be accounted towards an impaired liver performance; there is rarely a disease in the body that does not begin to due a failure in the liver’s functions. However, the liver is an enduring organ, and can take an incredible amount of damage, but this isn’t the only great thing about our livers, here are a few other facts about these little powerhouses.
FACTS ABOUT YOUR LIVER
- Our liver is the second largest organ in our body, the first being the skin.
- It is the only organ in our body that can regenerate making it possible for us to donate a part of our liver to those in need.
- When we take medicine, the only organ in our body that can process it is our liver as it converts the medicine into a form our body can accept.
- Our liver stores sugar as glycogen and in between meals, converts it into glucose which is used by the body as energy fuel.
- The liver produces blood even before we are born, and continues to produce the blood that circulates our bodies throughout our lives.
- Any living creature with a spinal column or a backbone has a liver.
- If the liver ceases to function even for a single day, the body would fail, and we would die.
- Bile is produced by the liver, and this substance helps in digesting food and breaking down fats into smaller particles so that the pancreatic lipase can digest fat more efficiently.
- The characteristic brown color is produced by the bile found in the liver.
- The liver weighs around 3 pounds and is reddish-brown in color.
As powerful and withstanding as our liver is, it also has its limits and requires daily maintenance. With these tips, you can help your liver continue to help you.
EAT HEALTHY FOODS
Eating these foods will help your liver to cleanse itself naturally, and stimulate its natural ability to clean toxic waste from the body.
- Green Tea
- Olive Oil
- Lemons & Limes
- Leafy Green Vegetables
LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL CONSUMED
Drinking alcohol can destroy or damage liver cells which in turn can lead to a build up of fat in your liver, inflammation or swelling of your liver, and/or scarring of your liver.
PERFORM LIVER CLEANSE UNDER A DETOXIFICATION SPECIALIST
Liver cleanses can be crucial in helping your liver remain healthy if performed correctly, but with so many products and procedures available, it is best to consult with a detoxification specialist first in order to maximize the cleanses’ potential.
In the end, the liver is a key player in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in order to help yourself, you must help it help you. Happy liver, happy life.
Rhonda Donahue PhD. Author of “The Pollution Inside You!” & “New Zealand’s Natural Health Remedy” Direct Line (714)863-5959 http://rhondadonahue.com/