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Our largest organ produces bile to aid in the digestion of fats, convert lipids to essential fatty acids, proteins to amino acids and handles a host of other jobs. The liver stores and processes nutrients, including excess carbohydrates (as glycogen). When blood sugar levels drop, sugar is released by the liver to bring levels back up. Your liver also makes cholesterol to transport fats to and from body cells.
The liver is also the primary detoxification center, breaking down metabolic waste and environmental toxins so they can be eliminated. As it filters the blood (over a liter each minute), the liver removes toxins and microbes from the body before they can damage cells. Chemicals in the body attach to cholesterol and are transported to the liver. Toxins are then eliminated through normal waste-removal channels (bowel, kidneys, lungs, skin).
A healthy liver can process heavy metals, cleaning solvents, pesticides, gasoline fumes and household cleaning supplies, as examples. These kinds of elements can severely tax and even overwhelm a dysfunctional and congested liver or when exposed to over time, can be the cause for a liver becoming dysfunctional.
Did you know the liver affects nearly every physiological process of the body and performs over 500 different chemical functions. According to Eastern philosophies, anger, irritability, defensiveness, moodiness and discouragement are all associated with a congested liver.
At Herbs & More in Encinitas, Ca. 760 753-7272, there are a variety of liver supports that can decongest as well as tonify (strengthen) the liver and gallbladder. Every once and awhile it is a good idea to do a “tune-up” on that all important and very hard working organ, the liver.
Request the herbal combination, Liver Cleanse Formula, originally formulated by the well respected nutritionist and naturopath, Paavo Airola.