The liver is a vital organ for good health and a long life

Many people do not pay much attention to their liver because they do not realize how important it is. The father of medicine, Hippocrates, told us that good health begins in the liver and the digestive tract. He was right and we now know that many chronic diseases occur because we do not take care of our liver and digestive tract.

Modern day diets high in processed foods, hydrogenated vegetable oils, sugar and carbohydrates have caused an epidemic of fatty liver disease and obesity. Exposure to excess alcohol, cigarettes and toxic chemicals also overloads our liver causing liver dysfunction.

If your liver is not healthy or is clogged or sluggish, this can lead to a variety of health problems such as:

  • unexplained weight gain
  • poor immune function
  • high blood pressure
  • skin problems
  • high cholesterol
  • digestive problems
  • fatigue

To find out how your liver is coping with the 21st Century, take our free LiverCheck questionnaire. This online, comprehensive assessment has been designed by Sandra Cabot MD to assess your liver health and make it easier for you to keep this important organ healthy and in top working order!

What does your liver do?

  • It filters and cleanses the blood stream
  • It detoxifies your body from dangerous chemicals, hormones and drugs
  • It regulates fat metabolism – if it does this well, your liver will make the good cholesterol and not the bad cholesterol and your weight will be easier to control so you stay in the healthy weight range
  • It makes proteins and hormones, which are essential for life
  • It is part of your immune system and protects the immune system from overload
  • It makes bile, to help fat digestion
  • It generates the energy and warmth to keep you alive – it is the metabolic furnace of the body

Your liver is an amazing organ!