First of all, a person cannot survive without their liver and it is the largest gland found in the human body. Aside from helping to keep you alive, your liver has many important functions that include:
Detoxifying the Blood of Harmful Toxins
Storing Vitamins and Minerals
Boosting Energy by Converting Stored Sugar to Usable Sugar
Producing Bile to Help Digest Food
Breaking Down Hemoglobin, Insulin, Hormones, and Old Red Blood Cells
In order to keep your liver healthy, you must detoxify your body on a regular basis. According to Dr. LePore, a naturopathic doctor and liver cleansing expert, there are two stages of liver detoxification. During phase 1, the liver dissolves fat soluble toxins. During phase 2, the liver then absorbs and eliminates those toxins.