Infographic: Your Amazing Liver

This wonderful, informative infographic gives us a few key facts about one of our most important organs: the liver.

In understanding the many vital functions of the liver, it becomes clear why it is necessary to regularly cleanse and detoxify the liver in order to keep it functioning properly.

An impaired, sluggish or fatty liver can lead to or cause many serious medical conditions and health problems, including overweight and obesity.

Highlights from the infographic include:

What the Liver Does

❤ Provides immunity against infection
❤ Regulates blood clotting
❤ Produces and excretes bile
❤ Metabolizes fats, proteins and carbohydrates
❤ Activates enzymes
❤ Stores glycogen, vitamins and minerals
❤ Detoxifies and purifies the blood
❤ Excretes bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones and drugs

Symptoms of a Sluggish, Fatty or Impaired Liver

✔ Headaches
✔ Dark urine
✔ Loss of appetite
✔ Constipation or diarrhea and light colored stools
✔ Bruising easily
✔ Anxiety and depression
✔ Mental Confusion
✔ Hormone imbalance
✔ Exhaustion and fatigue
✔ Food allergies and chemical sensitivities

Support for the Liver

❤ Eating healthy, organically grown foods
            Know Your Labels: What Are You Eating?
❤ Reducing protein consumption
           Are You Eating Too Much Protein?
❤ Counting simple carbohydrates
            Carbs and Your Diet
❤ Avoiding antibiotics and antacids
           Abuse of Antibiotics in Our Food
❤ Reducing or avoid alcohol and Acetaminophen
❤ Avoiding environmental toxins
          ►  Top Ten Ways to Reduce Exposure to Cancer Causing Agents
          ►  Environmental Health 101
❤ Cleansing (detoxing) regularly
          ►  5 Herbs Your Liver Will Love
            15 Foods that Cleanse the Liver

Infographic Source:  The Alive Academy

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