Weighing in at around just 4 pounds your mighty liver performs more than 500 bodily functions and chemical reactions every day to keep you alive.
In fact, this organ manufactures a full quart of bile daily to break down fat, filters harmful toxins and substances out of nearly 100 gallons of blood every day, produces more than 13,000 crucial chemicals and hormones, regulates blood sugar levels, stores essential vitamins and minerals and detoxifies all internal and external environmental pollutants.
Your liver is overworked & undperforming
But as critical as it is to your health and well being, according to some experts there’s up to a 99 percent chance your liver is not performing at its very best.
An overworked liver that’s exposed to the everyday pollutants of our modern world can result in a variety of health problems including…
- High blood pressure
- Chronic fatigue
- Irritable bowels
- Joint pain
- Elevated cholesterol levels
And the hits keep coming. You’re stressed out liver could also put you at risk for chronic indigestion, neuromuscular illnesses, blood sugar problems, poor eyesight, allergies, rashes and itchy skin, lung congestion, kidney failure and sexual dysfunction.
But don’t make the make the mistake of thinking that a prescription med or over-the-counter drug can help restore your lagging liver function.
3 steps to better liver health
However there are some natural solutions that can help get your liver health back on track including exercise, watching your diet, and supplementing with natural nutrients that can help you maintain good liver function.
In studies, published in the journal Hepatology, researchers found that exercise and decreasing the cholesterol and protein in your diet can help improve your health if you have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—the most widespread form of liver disease in the developed world.
Another study conducted as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that the more protein you eat, the higher your risk category for being hospitalized from cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer—or dying from either condition.
Mother Nature can provide help in the form of natural liver-supporting nutrients including
- milk thistle,
- soy lecithin (phosphatidylcholine)
- artichoke leaf,
- turmeric root,
- N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC),
- alpha lipoic acid (ALA),
- trimethylglycine (TMG),
- dandelion root
- and olive leaf.
By using these natural methods and keeping an eye on your diet, you can help revive and regenerate healthy liver cells so you can experience the optimum quality of living that you deserve.
Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 18 years experience specializing in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif., he serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems.
Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and the Founder and Editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter—a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients and is Medical Advisor for True Health™—America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.
For more information visit www.truehealth.com.
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