Facts About Your Liver!

the liver

Your liver is an amazing organ and we don’t often give it the care and credit it deserves.

The Size of a Liver

  • The liver is the largest organ in your body
  • Width – about 8 inches (20 cm)
  • Length – 6.5 inches (17 cm)
  • Thickness – 4.5 inches (12 cm)
  • Weight: about 3.5 lbs (1.5 kg)

What Your Liver Does

  • Provides immunity against infection
  • Regulates blood clotting, bile production and excretion, excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones and drugs
  • Metabolizes fats, proteins and carbohydrates, enzyme activation
  • Stores glycogen, vitamins and minerals
  • Performs over 500 different chemical functions
  • Filters over a liter of blood each minute


  • If the weight of your liver is more than 10 % fat, then you have a fatty liver. As many as 10-25% of Americans have fatty livers.

Symptoms of a Sluggish Liver

  • Headaches
  • Dark urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chronic constipation
  • Diarrhea and light colored stools
  • Easy bruising
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Mental confusion
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Impaired libido
  • Food allergies and chemical sensitivities
  • Sinus problems and allergies

Support Your Liver

  • Eat healthy and organic
  • Smaller protein consumption
  • Count carbohydrates
  • Avoid antibiotics and antacids
  • No alcohol and Acetominophen
  • Perform liver cleansing
  • Be aware of drug side-effects
  • Avoid environmental toxins

Organic Herbs for Liver Support and Cleansing

  • Milk Thistle seeds
  • Wildcrafted Chanca Piedra
  • Fringetree bark
  • Dandilion root and leaves
  • Nettles root and leaves
  • Turmeric root
  • Marshmallow root and leaves
  •  Yellow Dock root
  • Barberry root bark
  • Blue Flag

Additional Liver Information

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