Love Your Liver – 5 Interesting Facts

Well, is it ‘sober for October ‘ or is it more ‘bender in November’ for you?

2020 has certainly been an unusual year shall we say… resulting in a lot of changing habits, some good and some bad, if the bad ones continue it will not be good for your health.

You are not alone! We are currently all in the same storm…however we are not in the same boat. I have been seeing plenty of lovely clients that need resetting and habits breaking over the last few months.

As the months are slowly going by and the nights are drawing in. We go into October which historically has been where people go sober…. plus the impending C-word… I mean Christmas! It’s just a few months away when the liver comes under a bit of duress😊

After all, reaching for the Pinot Grigio or cheeky beer at the end of a stressful day or even looking at that clock on the world and saying to yourself its Gin O’clock somewhere! To alleviate the boredom, we are reaching for the alcohol or in some cases the sweet stuff like biscuits, cakes and chocolates… all resulting in more stress on the liver. This overtime is not good for anyone. We all need a break and the organs in our bodies are no different!

So, what do you know about the liver other than the fact it can be cooked with onions and is an acquired taste! Most importantly what we can do to help it!

5 interesting facts about the liver

It is a vital organ and just as important as your heart, however, it can get neglected.

 

What is the weight of the liver and where is it in the body?

The Liver is the largest organ in your body and can weigh in between 1.8kg in men and 1.3kg in women which roughly equates to the size of a rugby ball and is located in the upper right part of your abdomen underneath your diaphragm.

Position of the liver in the body

2. The Liver Is Massively Into Multitasking!

It has over 500 functions and one of the most important jobs that the liver must do is to break down food and convert it to energy! Foods like bread and potatoes (which are carbs) are broken down into glucose and they are mainly stored in the liver and muscles as glycogen. When we need that energy in an emergency the liver will convert the store of glycogen back into glucose ready to be used.

The other major and vital role that the Liver plays is in fighting infections, particularly infections arising in the bowel. How it does this is by mobilising part of your body’s defence mechanism called the macrophage system. These are specialised cells involved in the detection and also the destruction of bacteria and other harmful organisms. The liver contains over half of the body’s supply of macrophages, known as Kuppfer cells, which literally destroy any bacteria that they meet.

3. Keep Your Brain Healthy By Keeping Your Liver Healthy

One of the most important things the liver does is to change potentially damaging substances that are either made by or taken in by the body and make them harmless. However, if the liver is badly damaged and unable to function properly, these toxins can build up in the bloodstream. If they enter the brain, they can result in a decline in brain function.

4.The Liver Is Like An Elastic Band

Like most of us, we work hard and can take a lot of abuse, but your liver is like an elastic band – it can only stretch so far before it breaks!

Unlike the other organs in our body when they are damaged, a scar form, like on the skin. However, if given the opportunity, the liver has an incredible ability to replace damaged tissue with new cells.  It is the only organ in the body with the ability to regenerate approximately every 28 days.

Taking steps to look after your liver will give it the chance to regenerate i.e. when you have your colonic why not try a coffee enema.

  1. 5. Give Your Liver Some TLC And It Will Look After You

Improving the health of your liver can have wide-ranging health benefits. It is your body’s factory, processing everything you eat and drink. If you look after your liver, then your liver will look after you.

I would recommend a coffee enema as it’s a special coffee that I use, not a Costa Coffee or Gold Blend! The pantholetic acid in the coffee stimulates the bile, which helps carry away waste and break down fats in the small intestine during digestion. It also makes certain proteins for blood plasma, also makes cholesterol and special proteins to help carry fats through the body.

If you want to think about supplements to help support your liver Milk Thistle and Dandelion are two great ones and I also offer a test to check the function of your liver and how it works.

Give me a call or drop me a text or email if you need to know anymore.

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