• How to take care of your liver

    How to take care of your liver

    Your liver performs a dizzying range of important jobs: breaking down food and turning it into energy, storing vitamins, regulating hormones, fighting infection, and – perhaps most famously – filtering out toxins. How does the liver get rid of waste? There are two phases of detoxification. In the first, enzymes (called cytochrome p450) help convert toxins, such as alcohol or caffeine, into intermediary compounds. In stage two, these compounds become water-soluble so they can be excreted as waste via the kidneys and bowel.1 While it’s remarkably resilient, ‘toxic overload’ can...
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