A correctly functioning liver is vital to the health of the entire organism. The liver plays a critical role in the digestive process, hormone balance, glycogen storage and blood sugar regulation.
Perhaps one of the most important roles of the liver is that of detoxification. The liver is a powerful filter that processes all substances that circulate in the blood. A healthy liver is capable of breaking down and eliminating all toxins that pass through it including bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, allergens and toxic chemicals.
Excessive assault on the liver from poor dietary habits, exposure to toxic environmental chemicals, drugs, antibiotics, alcohol and pathogenic organisms contributes to liver congestion and impairment, which in turn affects the entire body. Symptoms of impaired liver function may include digestive disturbances, hormonal imbalance, blood sugar imbalance, impaired immunity, Arthritis, allergies, skin eruptions (eczema, psoriasis, etc.), constipation, diarrhoea and high blood pressure.
Remember, hepatitis is simply a medical term for inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by viral infection, side effects of pharmacological drugs, excessive alcohol, toxic bowel, or hereditary conditions. Chronic inflammation or other trauma to the liver can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, which may result in permanent damage and scarring of the liver tissue.