06
Dec

Love that Liver

How about looking after your liver over the festive season….

The liver is a busy organ without adding alcohol and extra food.  It is a complex organ that works 24 hours a day. It processes virtually everything you eat, drink, breathe in or rub on your skin and that’s just some of its over 500 different functions vital to life.

Here’s a look at some of the tasks it does:

  • Cleanses blood: metabolises alcohol and other drugs, chemicals and toxins.
  • Stores vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, D, E, K, and B12, and the minerals iron and copper in order to provide a constant supply of these essential substances to the tissues of the body.
  • Regulates the supply of body fuel:
  • Producing, storing and supplying quick energy (glucose) to keep the mind alert and the body active
  • Producing, storing and exporting fat.
  • Regulates the balance of many hormones: sex hormones, thyroid hormones, cortisone and other adrenal hormones.
  • Produces cholesterol, excretes and converts it to other essential substances.

These are some great products available to support the liver:

The Herbal Dispensary Liver Pep Tincture

MediHerb Livton Complex

Artemis Liver Detox Tea

Solgar Milk Thistle Dandelion Complex

http://www.liver.ca/liver-health/how-liver-works.aspx

 

Sue Ashby

Sue Ashby

Dip.Clin.Herb.Med

Sue brings a wealth of knowledge to our store, having worked extensively in holistic and natural health care for over 8 years.

Graduating from the Canterbury College of Herbal Medicine in 2006, she has been sharing her wisdom and skills to our customers since 2007.
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