Gastrointestinal Health

Diet and nutrition have a direct bearing on general health and well-being. Dietary inadequacies and nutrient deficiencies are a now recognised as leading contributors to many health conditions.

The liver is a vital and complex organ that performs more than 500 functions in the body [1]. Located on the upper right side of the abdomen and underneath the diaphragm, the liver is the largest internal organ that weighs around 1.5kg in the average adult [1]. A primary function of the liver is to act as a ‘filter’ by detoxifying blood. As blood passes through the liver, substances such as alcohol, medication and caffeine are broken down during the cleansing process. Other important functions of this organ includes processing food, distributing and storing nutrients, producing bile for digestion, and regulating

by George Thouas, PhD The liver is your largest internal organ and is essential for life, just like your heart and lungs. Its main job is to help in the processing of nutrients from food after digestion (metabolism), before they are delivered to the rest of the body, and to remove toxins. It controls fat, cholesterol

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