The liver is one of the most important organs in your body- in fact, it is the greatest multi-tasking organ and as a result it’s function- or dysfunction- has an incredibly important impact on your health. The liver is responsible for breaking down and eliminating toxins and excess hormones, balancing blood sugar, producing bile and storing nutrients.
It is no wonder that sometimes the liver can’t process toxins fast enough, and so they are stored in your body as fat cells, making it more difficult to lose weight. When excess toxins stay in the body, the whole system literally becomes intoxicated.
You can’t control all the toxins that your body is exposed to but you can reduce the amount that you take in through food and improve the way that your body detoxify’ s.
There are three main areas in your body where detoxifying takes place – your digestive tract, your liver and your immune system.
This means that your whole body is involved in the process and it is much much more than just drinking lots of water and cutting back on alcohol.
Patrick Holford has written a book called The Holford 9-Day Liver Detox, in which he uses scientific findings to show you how to detoxify your body in 9 days and how to boost your body’s detox potential. If you want to lose weight, boost your energy levels and give your skin a healthy glow, this is a great book to own.