Our liver is a very large and vital organ that is responsible for a multitude of different processes in our body: day after day, 2,000 litres of blood are filtered in the liver and freed from toxic substances (such as pollutants, alcohol or medicines) so that they do not enter our organism. At the same time, important food components (i.e., carbohydrates, fats and proteins) are metabolised by our liver and thus made available for the entire body.
This detoxification centre is much more resilient than the rest of the organs in our bodies: Within a few weeks, the liver can regenerate itself completely. But beware: even the strongest liver cannot withstand permanent and extensive strain!
Particulary dangerous: we do not feel damage of our liver immediately, because the liver does not emit painful stimuli, but suffers silently. Many symptoms of liver dysfunction (e.g. fatigue, loss of appetite, feeling of fullness, intolerance of fat, sensitivity to pressure in the upper abdomen) are very unspecific and do not directly indicate a liver disease.
Our current and often unhealthy lifestyle has an extremely negative impact on our intestines and the vital intestinal bacteria that live within. We eat too much fat and sugar, drink too much coffee and alcohol, and move too little. In addition, almost everyone is constantly stressed for one reason or another nowadays. The result: a “leaky gut”! The mucosal layer on the surface of the intestine changes, and many bacteria simply die off. As a result, all toxic substances that enter our bodies through our food are no longer simply excreted with the stool. Instead, they can pass unhindered into the underlying bloodstream and nerve pathways – straight into our circulation. A functional intestine is, therefore, an important prerequisite so that our liver is not overburdened and can perform its tasks normally.