You only have one liver, it’s important to know how to look after it.
Your liver is the largest organ inside your body and does hundreds of essential jobs.
It works hard and can take a lot of abuse, but it is like an elastic band – it can only stretch so far before it breaks.
Your liver processes most of the nutrients and fats in the food you eat. If you are overweight you increase your risk of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease which over time can cause lasting liver damage. Help your liver to work properly by:
Diet and exercise have the best effect on your liver health – making long term changes that you can keep up is better than losing weight quickly.
From an emotional standpoint, the liver is associated with the emotions anger, frustration and resentment. The liver is associated with anger, irritability, resentment and rage. As you cleanse and clear away old toxic debris from your body, this will tax the liver, making the subject of detox more susceptible angry and irritability.
The liver is your largest internal organ. As well as hundreds of other jobs, it processes the alcohol you drink. If you drink over the recommended daily guidelines (see below), your liver will be unable to process the alcohol you consume quickly enough, which damages the cells in your liver. Love your liver by:
Fatty liver disease affects nearly one-third of American adults and is one of the leading contributors to liver failure. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is most commonly diagnosed in those who are obese or sedentary and those who eat a highly processed diet.
If you take Tylenol for four days as directed you may be at risk of liver damage, says a new study, according medical news today. Chronic use of some drugs, such as heroin, inhalants, and steroids (appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs), may lead to significant damage to the liver. This damage can be worse when these drugs are combined with alcohol or other drugs.
The liver has its own clock, and injury to the liver may mess with the clock. Also, the liver helps to regulate hormones, all vital to the body's sleep-wake cycle.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a Chinese “meridian clock” is used to show the times of day when each organ system is most active.
This is what it says:
1am-3am – Liver
3am-5am – Lungs
5am-7am– Large intestines
7am-9am – Stomach
9am-11am – Spleen & pancreas
11am- 1pm – Heart & mind
1pm-3pm – Small intestine
3pm – 5pm – Bladder
5pm -7 pm – Kidneys
7pm – 9pm – Pericardium
9pm- 11pm – Triple heater (related to metabolism)
11pm- 1am – Gallbladder
Image courtesy of Karielyn Tillman from thehealthyfamilyandhome
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