Take Care: Your Diet and Your Liver

Truly, we need to be careful what we choose to eat as our health depends largely on what our liver ends up having to process.

The liver is the major organ of detoxification, and also the most stressed by our modern lifestyle. One cannot live long without the heart, brain, kidneys, or pancreas, yet it is proper liver function which prevents these organs from becoming diseased. Here, in addition to metabolic wastes, is where environmental contaminants, food additives, and all other chemical pollutants are removed from the body. You should be as much or more concerned about the condition of your liver as about the condition of your heart. If you have had hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, infectious mononucleosis, or other liver damage, you should become very protective of this vital organ. The intake of anything that places undue stress on the liver should be eliminated entirely. Such a list would include:

  • chemicals of any kind;
  • drugs;
  • synthetic foods;
  • artificial food additives, such as flavorings, colorings, preservatives, emulsifiers, stabilizers, sweeteners;
  • alcoholic beverages;
  • carbonated beverages;
  • hair sprays;
  • chemical deodorants;
  • reheated vegetable oils used in frying;
  • commercial pastries; and
  • most fast foods. (Bold mine) [One Answer to Cancer, 33]

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