liver

  • Connect the Dots

    There is a common childhood game called “connect the dots.” To begin, there’s a page covered with many numbered dots in what appears to be a very random display. Children draw a line from one numbered dot to the next and, as they do, a picture emerges.

    How to reach optimal health with every body function
    By Nancy Angelini and Thomas Dadant
  • Health Tips: Milk Thistle for Liver Health

    The liver is the largest internal organ (about the size of a football), located on the right side of your body under the ribcage. The liver clears waste products from your blood. These waste products come from medicine, food, and alcohol consumption. It filters 540 gallons of blood a day (1.5 quarts per minute!).

    Support the health of your largest internal organ.
    By Tuesdae Stainbrook, DO, MPH
  • Meet Your Liver

    The liver may be the most unappreciated organ in your body.  Heart, lungs, digestive tract, kidneys—our culture gives these organs plenty of attention, but to most people the function of their liver remains a mystery.

    Get to know this mysterious organ and why it really is the key to good health.
  • Foie Facts

    Think you’re safe from liver disease if you’ve got no history of alcoholism and haven’t turned yellow? Not so fast. The most common cause of this disease isn’t firewater (or even hepatitis), but fatty foods. And even virus-free teetotalers who manifest no symptoms can have liver disease. The statistics may surprise you:

    By Kristin Bjornsen