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Is Your Liver Stressed?

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Is Your Liver Stressed?

Your liver is truly miraculous.  It has over five hundred different functions, making it one of the most overworked organs in your body.  A few of these functions include:  storing certain vitamins, minerals and sugars for use as fuel; controlling both the production and excretion of cholesterol; and creating the thousands of enzymes that control virtually every function of your body.  The liver also secretes a substance called bile that is stored in the gallbladder and helps to break down fats.  The liver metabolises proteins, fats and carbohydrates and performs more biochemical tasks than any other organ in your body.

It must filter all foreign substances that enter your body, including:  alcohol, tobacco, environmental pollutants, food additives, pesticides, common cosmetic ingredients, household products,  pharmaceutical and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, caffeine, and much more.

The average person consumes fourteen pounds of food preservatives, additives, waxes, colourings, flavors, antimicrobials, and pesticide residues–all of which have to be filtered by your liver.  It is critical in our modern age of chemical exposure to keep your liver functioning as efficiently as possible.

There are many signs or symptoms of liver stress.  Yes, of course, these symptoms can be related to other conditions so you should always consult a physician if you’re suffering from any symptoms.  And, yes, many people will have some of these symptoms.  But, if you have many of the following symptoms you may wish to support your liver through diet and lifestyle improvements.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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12:38AM PDT on Oct 14, 2014

Wow! Thank you for the information!

8:35AM PDT on Oct 13, 2014

thanks for sharing

9:45PM PDT on Oct 8, 2014

Interesting article, thank you

9:00PM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

Thanks Michelle.

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8:17PM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

Good thought.

4:57AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

No. Ants are the best cure.

3:49PM PDT on May 27, 2014

I think you'd be very safe to ASSUME your liver is stressed. Even if you ate perfectly, the toxins floating around in the air and water alone would probably be enough to require you to take care of that organ. Milk thistle does a good job of helping you clean it out.

6:18AM PDT on May 12, 2014

OMG!! Who knew!! I can't wait for your detox article!!

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