The liver, which is termed hepar in Greek, is not just the body's largest digestive gland, but is also responsible for detoxifying our body. Every day it is confronted with metabolic products, toxins and often medications and must convert and metabolise them and then prepare them for excretion. It is, thus, the metabolic and detoxification centre of our body. Not only medicines and toxins such as alcohol put a strain on it, so does a poor diet with large amounts of protein as well as a lack of exercise.
If toxic metabolic products are insufficiently excreted due to liver function disorders, they can also damage brain metabolism and its signalling substances. Symptoms noticed by sufferers are e.g.,
- Lack of drive
- Lengthened reaction time
- Concentration and memory disorders