I am your liver. You only get one of me. Do you know how I benefit you? OR how to take care of me?
I store the iron reserves you need as well as lots of vitamins and minerals – without me you wouldn’t have the strength to carry on
I make bile to help you digest your food – without me you’d waste away to nothing
I detoxify poisonous chemicals you give me, alcohol, beer, wine and drugs; those prescribed, over the counter or illegal – without me your bad habits would kill you
I store energy like a battery by stockpiling carbs, glucose and fat until you need it – without me your sugar levels would fall dramatically and you’d go into a coma
I made the blood in your system before you were born – without me you wouldn’t be here
I manufacture new proteins that your body needs to stay healthy and grow – without me you wouldn’t grow properly
I remove poisons from the air you breath,the exhaust smoke, pollution indoors and out – without me you’d be poisoned
I make clotting factors that stop the bleeding when you accidentally prick yourself – without me you’d bleed to death
I help defend you against germs that constantly enter your body – without me you’d be a sitting duck for every infection known to man.
Do me a favor and take care of me will you ?
I can’t tell you that I am in trouble until it’s too late
I scar easily – those scars are called “cirrhosis”, those drugs and chemicals you take harm me
Don’t drown me in alcohol
All that touches your skin absorbs into me – be mindful of the toxins you put on your body
Everything you breathe I breathe too – don’t use aerosols
Don’t eat fatty foods
Detoxify me every once in awhile OK? I have the ability to regenerate!
Remember, I do these things JUST for you:
manage cholesterol levels
control your weight
cleanse your blood
destroy toxic chemicals
remove unhealthy cells from the blood
improve your immunity
part of the above information is sourced from a health-bytes power point presentation – thank you lorri kreuscher for sharing