Our liver…what does it do?…How do we care for it…?

liverThe liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. 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.
Did you know that too much protein can be harmful as it puts too much stress on the liver and kidneys? That Cirrhosis of the liver caused by excessive alcohol consumption is the fourth leading cause of death among people aged 25 to 64 in urban areas of the United States?

burdock root
Burdock root

Burdock root and

dandelion root
Dandelion root

Dandelion aid in liver repair by cleansing the blood stream.

 

 

milk thistle
Milk Thistle

 

Milk thistle on the other hand has been proved to repair and rejuvenate the liver.

 

 

Our diet should consist of 20% protein and 80% vegetables. Cut down on refined carbohydrates and sugar. Avoid preservatives, processed food and additives.Check on medications that could put a strain on the liver and avoid if possible.

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