Liver/Gall Bladder

Nutritional Imbalance: Liver/Gall Bladder

The liver is considered the most important metabolic organ. It performs an incredible array of tasks critical to our survival, and is the only human organ capable of regenerating itself — a whole lobe of the liver cut away in an operation can renew itself in a few weeks!

The liver make new chemicals from food nutrients for use throughout the body, and neutralizes body waste byproducts. All your blood (carrying nutrients from your intestines) passes through your liver. Your liver is key to maintaining your energy level, and is a storehouse for all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes in your body, releasing them into your bloodstream as needed. It helps maintain blood glucose levels and regulates hormone levels. It also detoxifies substances such as alcohol and drugs.

The liver also manufactures bile, which is sent to your gall bladder (a sac-like organ attached to the liver). When required, the gall bladder discharges bile into your intestines to help break down fats into more easily used components. Your body cannot metabolize fats well if your liver is not working properly, and this can make weight loss especially difficult.

Your liver’s health can be supported with a nutritionally sound diet and/or nutritional supplements.

Liver/Gall Bladder Recommendations:

Many people have sluggish livers. Common causes of this problem are excess toxins of any kind (alcohol, drugs, environmental pollutants), general poor nutrition over a long period, and/or a diet high in refined foods and sugar. For example, eating a typical fast food meal once a day plus a few cups of coffee and a drink or two daily will almost surely take its toll on your liver, in time.

A high score from your nutritional symptom analysis indicates that there may not be enough bile getting… (your complete nutritional profile will have detailed information about how to correct you liver/gall bladder deficiencies while maintaining your nutritional balance).