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Why You Should Improve the Health of Your Liver

By Genevieve Cunningham

You've probably heard advice about keeping various parts of the body healthy. You've heard about heart health and lung health and even muscle health. And for the most part, you understand why keeping these parts of the body healthy is important. But for other areas of the body, understanding the why is more difficult. If you're interested in full body health, take a look at why you should focus on keeping the liver healthy now and for years to come. 

Because You Can't Live Without It

Let's start with the most obvious reason first: You can't live without your liver. It's obvious, but it's also something that we don't consciously think about. The liver is a vital organ, and when it gets sick or begins to fail, your quality of life significantly diminishes and your years are numbered. If longevity is your goal, keeping each organ -- liver included -- is extremely important.

Because It Filters Your Blood

The main job of the liver is to clean the blood. It's the body's natural filtration system. When blood passes through the liver, the organ removes toxins and prepares them to leave the body. This is especially important for removing the chemicals in many medications -- which many people in today's world heavily depend upon.. Without a healthy liver, these chemicals and toxins build up and can poison the body. For proper removal and a healthy body, the liver must be working efficiently.

Because It Makes Bile for Digestion

Bile is a necessary component in the body used to help break down fat. It's produced in the liver and stored in the nearby gallbladder. When you consume fat, the bile helps your body digest it properly and efficiently. Without the liver, this substance wouldn't be produced and your body would have a difficult time digesting the fat consumed in a typical diet. If you want your body to work efficiently and feel healthy, it's important to maintain the liver's health.

Each organ in the body has a special role, and the liver is no different. Keeping this part of your body healthy is crucial for your long-term health and wellness. Do your best to maintain a healthy weight, drink plenty of water, and avoid excessive use of drugs and medication. A healthy liver contributes to a healthy life, so make it a priority starting today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Alpharetta, Ga.

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