This is Article number 3 for the CrossFit Soul Rebel blog series. Enjoy!
The liver is the most extraordinary organ. It is the body’s second largest organ after the skin. If you cut a piece of the liver off, it will actually regenerate itself! This simply amazes me.
This incredible organ has so many important functions, such as producing bile for the digestion of fats; assisting the immune system by clearing bacteria as well as storing certain vitamins and minerals. The most widely known function of the liver though is DETOXIFICATION.
Detoxification and elimination is a vital process to get rid of “pollution” from certain foods we eat, pesticides and herbicides, pollution in the air we breathe, chemicals we put on our skin and home care products. All these things in our modern world need to be processed and eliminated by the liver.