dangers of alcoholism

Some people have been so severely taken over by alcohol that if they can not get their hands on it, they might turn to other ways of finding that buzz they are hoping for, sometimes these things can be deadly. Believe it or not alcoholics that can not come up with the money to buy themselves more, may end up drinking large quantities of over the counter liquid medications for cold or flu, like nyquil, other people may choose to go so far as to drink, rubbing alcohol, or even antifreeze, hoping for some kind of buzz. [Read more…]

The Importance of Liver Detox

Today’s world is highly polluted and adulterated. The food, the air, and the overall environs everything brings in some or other toxins in the body. All these toxins are broken down by the liver and transformed into water-soluble compounds which are easily disposed through urine and feces and this process is aided by certain hormones. The continuous influx of toxins at times leaves some behind stored in the liver and the body in general. The residual toxins overload the liver in due course and hence slow down its efficiency in eliminating the toxins in the body. When this happens, the body on the whole suffers from a number of ailments.
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Why a Periodic Liver Detox Is Recommended

The liver is the organ which helps in detoxification of our bodies. It acts as the “anti-virus software” for our bodies by catching and eliminating all harmful toxins that happen to enter our system.  We are continuously exposed to a number of toxins and the liver is constantly sieving them off. Besides, it also helps in digestion and strengthening of the immune system.

One of the most important roles of liver besides helping the natural detoxification process is preparing and storing glycogen, which can be later broken into glucose when the body needs extra energy.