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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 15-time book author and doctor of traditional 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 The Phytozyme Cure. 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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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!!

5:56PM PDT on Apr 13, 2014


8:15AM PDT on Apr 2, 2014

Interested to read the next post. Thank you!

2:17PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

This looks much more like a list of symptoms that go hand in hand with gluten intolerance - which actually damages the liver. Makes me wonder if this is a chicken or egg situation.

6:18PM PST on Feb 23, 2014

Interesting post. Thanks.

11:06AM PST on Jan 31, 2014

very interesting, ty

10:34AM PST on Jan 23, 2014

Thanks for posting. Interesting article.

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