• Gary Moller

What does your liver do for you?



While your liver performs hundreds of tasks, here is a summary:

  • Produces bile for fat digestion

  • Converts excess glucose to glycogen and fat for storage

  • Provides immunity against infection

  • Regulates blood clotting

  • Metabolises macronutrients

  • Stores and activates micronutrients

  • Excretes wastes such as metabolic end products, contaminants, microorganisms, pollutants, food additives, pesticides, drugs and alcohol

A healthy liver is vital for just about everything to do with health.


If your liver is not well you may notice:

  • Moodiness or irritability

  • Excessive sweating

  • Trouble digesting fats or chronic indigestion

  • Bitter taste in your mouth

  • Headaches

  • Poor skin tone

  • Yellow-coated tongue

  • Trouble losing weight

What you can do to love your liver


  • Eat whole foods prepared from fresh, preferably locally grown produce, preferably organic.

  • Keep sugar and starches very low overall and give preference to starches from root crops and produce such as taro, pumpkin and parsnips.

  • Avoid rancid foods, especially rancid fats and oils.

  • Avoid food colourings, stabilisers, emulsifiers, flavour-enhancers and preservatives - basically any additives that are not obviously foods.

  • Avoid snacking between meals. Have 2-3 wholesome meals per day and little between.

  • Practice delayed eating: wait until you feel hungry then eat.

  • Bearing the last recommendation in mind, eat at the same times each day, within reason.

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