The liver is essentially known as the project manager of our body. At times we can simply overwhelm her with too many projects. Could you imagine a work project without the proper structure or organisation? Well, the human body is a pretty complicated project, so you best be sure your organisation is on point.

Unfortunately in this day and age, it’s often like internal anarchy within our bodies. The project manager has been left to their own devices in the dimly-lit back office, struggling in silence with the workload.

It could be time for a bit of a reshuffle to get things sorted and back to efficiency. The toxin list is long: insecticides, pesticides, food additives, drugs, alcohol, medications and pollutants, just to name a few.

What do you actually do around here?

Let’s step back and get a basic insight into the working structure of the liver.

Toxins are fat soluble, so in order to get these nasties out, we have to break them down to be water soluble and then excrete them via the obvious exit doors. This work is the liver’s wheelhouse, and it’s generally pretty darned good at it.

We call this detoxification pathway: Phase One and Two Liver Detox.

Phase One processes free radicals pre-produced by the liver. These are then rendered harmless and eliminated in the Phase Two process.

The importance of this rings true when we look at battling chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, fat storage and digestive issues – basically the who’s who of things that really want to kill you.

However, this isn’t going to be a liver detoxification science lesson, we’ll save that for next time.

So how can we kick start this crucial purification process?

Obviously you could do a cleanse, however this has to be carefully structured and tailored for each individual (luckily we can do exactly that).

The key to helping your body ‘get things done’ is to kick start the Phase One and Phase Two liver detox processes. However it can be complicated and you need to make sure that the liver has the right things working for it. Magnesium and powerful antioxidants like Vitamin C, E and glutathione are the perfect start.

This is a process people need to take seriously, and under the 5EW roof we feel we have all the available resources for education through to application.