The liver and kidneys can be seen as being close relatives. Not from the same parents ( tissue), but definitely from the same blood line. They are not attached, but are very close. In order to understand how these seemingly unrelated organs work together; lets view the picture. It is very clear that just by the proximity of these two organs there must be a common direct correlation.
The liver is responsible for many fabulous functions. Many we certainly take for granted and don’t realize that the abuses we take our bodies through in the form of dietary pleasure ( good or bad) can take a toll on our over all well being. Getting to the heart of this article is what’s most important so I’ll refrain from the flowery verbiage and and just spit it out.
The Liver and Kidneys work together to get the good stuff in and escort the bad stuff out.
In a nut shell this the what you get…
The Liver’s Role:
- It breaks down hormones, detoxifies water and removes drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins
- It metabolizes and stores carbohydrates, fats, sugars, vitamins (and other nutrients obtained from the foods we eat) for energy and brain function.
- It breaks down harmful chemicals (bilirubin and ammonia) produced by the body and keeps the body regulated and healthy.
- It manufactures proteins to help maintain blood purity and proper flow.
- It makes and secretes bile to help your body absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K)
The Kidneys role: Dependent on the liver
- Regulate the body’s fluid levels
- Filter wastes and toxins from the blood
- Release a hormone that regulates blood pressure
- Activate Vitamin D to maintain healthy bones
- Release the hormone that directs production of red blood cells
- Keep blood minerals in balance (sodium, phosphorus, potassium)
Every 30 minutes, your kidneys filter all the blood in your body, removing waste and excess fluid.
Now that you can see what both organs do you can clearly understand that when the liver is overworked or damaged the kidneys will be affected. For instance, if the liver gets clogged, exposed to a toxins or microbes and can’t metabolize it into its non-toxic form; the kidneys have to work much harder to filter what’s left to get it out of the body thru the urine. To make sure that these organs are working optimally we must make sure to feed them what they need. I don’t think any liver or kidney cell is craving for a prescription drug. But we can be sure that both organs need proper minerals and mineral co-factors to function properly. In fact, the entire body benefits from the role of these organs to transport very specific minerals through the body.
It is estimated that the economic burden of such diseases has reached the billions. It makes sense to take a proactive, preventative stance and consider a detox plan for better health. The program only costs a few dollars a day, compared to the thousands that can be spent on a preventable hospital stay.
To prevent disease; the liver must be cleaned, detoxified at least twice per year. Ideally one per season, just like you do for your car. Once you have properly detoxified, you can expect easy absorption of nutrients to be quickly absorbed for maximum health benefits. The best Detoxification program around is the Opening channels Program. It cleans out all of your detoxification organs to prepare the body for healing thru nutrition.
For proper supplementation, I suggest a 90 Day Healthy Body Challenge. If you are not getting 90 essential nutrients you can be assured that eventually you will have a problem with not just your liver or kidneys, but also your heart, lungs, intestines, stomach, and brain, etc.
If you look at the graphic again, you will notice tiny arteries and veins. Theses pathways connect every organ directly or indirectly. Understanding that truth can bring you closer to understanding that “everything is connected.” Being connected is only a negative when what you are connecting is tearing you down. When you get in 90 essential nutrients, the connection becomes a saving grace for all that ails you.
Considering taking a healthy body challenge? Go ahead… Your liver and kidneys will thank you!