The importance of a healthy liver

The liver is a gland but known as an organ, located in the upper right portion of the abdomen.

What does it do?
It’s the largest internal organ that has a wide range of functions such as;

  • Glycogen storage
  • Protein synthesis
  • Detoxification
  • Red blood cell destruction
  • Hormone production
  • Bile production

For this blog I’ll explain a litter more about, bile production and detoxification. For more please watch the video below. Alternatively visit our Workshops page

The liver also works with other systems than the digestive system. It’s vital for maintaining optimal function (health) and it interacts with CV system, renal (kidneys) and immune system to do this.

Nutrients from the small and large intestines collect in the portal vein and flow to the liver to be filtered before going onto the rest of the body

Bile
It’s produced in the liver and released into the duodenum. It’s composed of water, salts, bilirubin cholesterol and inorganic salts. Plays an important role absorbing lipids and vitamins A, D, E & K. It’s alkaline, neutralises stomach acids and is also antibacterial

Detoxification
It detoxifies the body along with the kidneys, removing matter generated by nutrient breakdown, medicine, cigarettes and environmental toxins.

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