When it comes to liver health, most people will associate an unhealthy liver with drinking too much alcohol. So, if you’re not a heavy drinker, you should be fine, right? Well, there is so much more to liver health than that.
Did you know that your liver plays an essential role with digestion, metabolism, protein synthesis, healthy hormones, immunity, detoxification, as well as blood filtration? It’s also a storage site of many essential nutrients, including vitamins A, D, E, and K, copper, and iron. The liver, one of the largest organs in the body, deserves a lot of respect! It is one hard-working, multi-tasking organ with over 500 complex responsibilities. Is your liver well-equipped to handle this dizzying load of tasks well?
We live in a toxic world. Add the daily stresses of life, poor posture, and an unhealthy diet, and you may have a damaged, overloaded, or congested liver! If you want strong, healthy digestion, your liver must be able to function at its best. Remember, the liver is like your digestive system’s control center. It processes everything you eat, drink, inhale, or even apply to your skin. Everything that reaches the liver is either circulated and stored, or detoxified and flushed away.
A liver working at its prime will break down fats into useable energy. It cleans the blood of old or damaged cells and excess hormones that could cause hormonal imbalances. It also constantly ensures that you have the correct amount of nutrients flowing through your blood. Finally, will ensure your blood sugar levels are steady between meals and while you’re asleep. Would you want to see any of these processes get sluggish?
Your choices can make a great difference in how quick your liver can recognize and detoxify a toxic invader. It does this by filtering your blood to flow as it delivers nutrients to the rest of your body. If your liver effectively filters out toxins in your blood, wouldn’t you expect clearer skin as your body pumps nutrient-rich, clean blood to your skin?
As chiropractors, we work with the spine and the nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, and the nerve roots that exit between the vertebrae. Misalignments in the spine can irritate the nerves that exit at that level. When this occurs at the T5 – T9 area of the spine where the nerves exit and supply the liver, the liver doesn’t function well and symptoms arise.
The specific and gentle adjustments given at Alive Chiropractic help remove the interference of the nervous system to restore proper nerve function, and help your liver perform optimally! We use the best technology and the most advanced technique to give you the best care possible. Come in and see for yourself by scheduling your first visit today!