The liver is a marvel. This miraculous organ filters more than a liter of blood each minute and works to detoxify the body of common contaminants, such as cigarette smoke, toxic chemicals, air pollutants, pesticides and drugs.
But that’s not all. Dr. Smith reminds patients that the liver also assists with hormonal balance, fat regulation and digestion. It plays a central role in almost all body functions, such as converting food into necessary chemicals, storing certain vitamins, minerals and sugars, controlling the excretion of cholesterol and helping bolster immunity.
The liver removes toxins introduced to the bloodstream by changing them into products that are excreted through urine. The bottom line is that the liver is taxed to process all chemicals that enter the bloodstream, including non-prescription and prescription drugs.
Preventing liver disease is simple. Following are a few suggestions focusing on all-natural approaches to a healthy liver.
- Avoid over-the-counter and prescription medication whenever possible.
- Avoid excessive amount of alcoholic beverages.
- Eat avocados, apples and turmeric.
- Drink one or two cups of coffee per day.