Do you suffer from mood swings, have difficulty concentrating, and have experienced slower and slower reaction times, chronic fatigue or sleep disorders? This article is for you!
Although it appears complex, the body is much easier to understand than it seems. In fact, it’s quite simple. To gain a greater understanding of the issue, you only need to consider these 3 primary functions: “Performing”, “Managing” and “Eliminating” – functions of the body in which the liver is involved at all times.
These are the 3 principal functions of the body
We get up in the morning, we eat, drink coffee, think about our worries, and watch television. Our cognitive functions are put to the test; our brain therefore goes into “performance” mode. We get up in the morning, we move, we shower, we eat, we go to work. Our body goes into “action” mode. Here it is our physiological functions that are put to the test. Much like our brain, our body that goes into “performance” mode.
We get up in the morning, we move, we shower, we eat, we go to work. Our body goes into “action” mode. Here it is our physiological functions that are put to the test. Much like our brain, our body that goes into “performance” mode.
The liver is involved in all processes, regardless of the mode our body is in. It is the focal point of all processes.
Don’t forget this mode, as it is the most neglected of the three. When we take in food or nutrients, the body needs time to manage what it has just taken in. The body must direct and distribute these nutrients: they must be ingested, metabolized and “dispatched” to the right place.
As explained above, the body can only optimally perform one function at a time. Since we are mostly in “performance” mode, the body, including the liver, does not have the time to optimally manage everything it needs to absorb or eliminate. In addition to taking dietary supplements which are useful for optimizing liver functions, fasting can be a great alternative to give your liver time to do its job well.
If you only knew how toxic a world we live in. We drink tap water which contains toxins. We eat the least processed foods, yet they still contain toxins and excitotoxins. Unless you have adopted an organic and minimalist way of eating, you will be exposed to toxins despite your best efforts.
Contrary to popular belief, being active does not directly eliminate the toxins that we store in our bodies. Moving only puts them into circulation so that your organs have access to them and can therefore eliminate them. So, it is your organs, equipped with enzymes, bacteria, nutrients and microorganisms, that perform this task.
Our elimination phase usually occurs at night. After all of the management tasks have been completed, the liver gathers your muscle waste (metabolites). Subsequently, it transforms them into urea so that it can use the renal tract to eliminate them. An unhealthy liver cannot handle these tasks. This will cause a toxic build-up that can be harmful for the brain, your nervous system, your systemic environment, and even the proper functioning of your body.
When I say that the liver is the focal point that keeps all your bodily functions running smoothly, I’m not kidding. Without a healthy liver, it is difficult for your body to “perform” well or eliminate toxins optimally. Due to its key role in the “dispatch” of nutrients, a healthy liver is essential to perform the vital tasks of nutrient and toxin management, including digestion.
Want to be at your peak? Take care of your liver.
Private Coach / Nutrition
Specialization in neurodegenerative disorders