Gastrointestinal / Digestion / Liver
The gastrointestinal tract has a lot of work to do: apart from breaking down the food we eat and absorbing nutrients to make them available to the body, it accounts for 70–80 per cent of the function of our immune system. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that a sick gut affects the entire person. The liver’s job is to detoxify our body: It breaks down hormones, drugs, metabolic products and environmental toxins – a massive workload indeed! By choosing a healthy lifestyle, eating a balanced diet and avoiding excessive alcohol use and cigarette smoking, you can help your liver cope with this challenge.