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Detox Your Liver

Detox Your Liver: Try My 6-Step Liver Cleanse

By Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS

March 30, 2021

Original article and page source found here.

Every person’s health and well-being depends on how well her body removes and purges toxins. With exposure to environmental toxins, toxic body care products and processed foods, most people are in desperate need of a serious detox! A liver cleanse is a great way to do this.

One of the main ways that the body rids itself of toxins is through the liver. In fact, the liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body. It works tirelessly to detoxify our blood, produce the bile needed to digest fat, break down hormones, and store essential vitamins, minerals and iron.

When liver function is not optimal, we cannot digest our food properly, especially fats. That’s why it’s so important to avoid fatty liver and follow a liver cleanse diet to remove toxins from the body.

What Does the Liver Do?

Some of the essential functions of the liver include:

  • Processing nutrients absorbed by the intestines so they are more efficiently absorbed

  • Regulating blood composition to balance protein, fat and sugar

  • Destroying old red blood cells

  • Producing essential chemicals to help blood clot properly

  • Breaking down and metabolizing alcohol and medications

  • Producing essential proteins and cholesterol

  • Removing toxins from the bloodstream, including bilirubin, ammonia and others