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What Does the Liver Do?

The liver has over 500 different functions, yet many people do not fully understand or appreciate the role it plays in our health and wellbeing. Located on the right side of the body in the area just under the diaphragm, the liver is the body’s largest solid organ, as it is roughly the size of a football.

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What Does the Liver Do?

  1. 1. the Liver Do? Dr Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and naturopath. She has authored and co-authored over 35 books W h a t d o e s
  2. 2. 2 What Does the Liver Do? Dr Carolyn Dean The liver has over 500 different functions, yet many people do not fully understand or appreciate the role it plays in our health and wellbeing. Located on the right side of the body in the area just under the diaphragm, the liver is the body’s largest solid organ, as it is roughly the size of a football.
  3. 3. 3 60% of the liver is made up of ‘hepatocytes’ - or liver cells - which remove toxins from the blood and absorb nutrients. Other liver functions include processing digested food from the intestine; fighting infections; controlling the amounts of fats, glucose and amino acids that are in the blood; cleaning the blood of particles and infections; and manufacturing bile. The liver is also responsible for neutralizing and breaking down all drugs and toxins that enter the body, as well as storing vitamins, chemicals and iron. The liver is essential for turning food into energy, making and regulating numerous hormones, and making the enzymes and proteins that are essential for most of the chemical reactions that occur in the body.
  4. 4. refer to the blog of For further information about the function of the liver, please Dr. Carolyne Dean

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    Jun. 4, 2021

The liver has over 500 different functions, yet many people do not fully understand or appreciate the role it plays in our health and wellbeing. Located on the right side of the body in the area just under the diaphragm, the liver is the body’s largest solid organ, as it is roughly the size of a football.

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