liver

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a: Liver ~
b: maid of your body

What: "Your liver is like the maid of your body, cleaning up all the toxins you put into it. The liver keeps all internal systems running smoothly."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:17 PM



a: Liver ~
b: a processing plant

What: "A healthy liver is like a processing plant. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals all go to the liver where they are broken down and stored. Later, they are remade into whatever the body needs and carried through the bloodstream to wherever they will be used."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:15 PM



a: Liver ~
b: a chemical factory

What: "The liver is like a chemical factory, which performs over 500 different kinds of chemical reactions at any given moment. It is the largest organ of our digestive system and its functions can be roughly categorized in three major categories:" See the link for the rest of the discussion.

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Writer: Sinomed Research Institute
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:19 PM



a: Liver ~
b: a beneficent godfather

What: "The liver is like a beneficent godfather to the body. Hidden silently beneath our ribs, this huge, deep-red, wedge-shaped mountain oversees the activities and welfare of the body."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:18 PM


The Slave Of The Body

a: Liver ~
b: a blood-filled sponge

What: "The liver is like a blood-filled sponge. It acts as a filter between the intestines and the heart. Without the liver, the poisons from the intestines would impair heart function. All body systems depend upon good liver function."

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Writer: Joanne Brophy RNCP
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:23 PM



a: Liver ~
b: vacuum cleaner

What: "Your liver is like the vacuum cleaner of the bloodstream. It filters out the toxins in the blood on a continual basis. In fact every 3 minutes, the liver filters all of the blood in your body. Think about that for a moment. Imagine that everything in the blood, that does not belong in the body, is vacuumed up by the liver."

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Writer: Michael McEvoy, FDN, CNC, CMTA
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:24 PM


Beast Of Burden

a: Liver ~
b: a plodding donkey

What: "Whereas heart problems might lead to breathlessness, for example, the liver is like a plodding donkey that carries on without any complaint - until it is too late".

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Writer: Dr Ashley Brown
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:27 PM


The Bossy Organ

a: Liver ~
b: an army's general

What: "In the book The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, we read: "The liver is like an army's general from whom the strategy is derived. The liver imparts to us the capacity to plan our life smoothly and wisely. In disease, a liver disharmony can manifest with an inability to plan our life and a lack of direction."

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Writer: Karl Maret, M.D.
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:27 PM



a: Liver ~
b: starfish

What: It you cut a piece of them off, both have the capacity to regrow their removed part, to some degree.

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 25 2013 4:36 PM



a: Liver ~
b: a salamander tail

What: "But the liver is like a salamander's tail. A transplanted liver completely regenerates to fill the cavity the old liver left behind," says surgeon Drazen. "That's a mechanism no one quite understands."

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Writer: Drazen
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:41 PM


The General Warrior Organ

a: Liver ~
b: a warrior

What: "The Liver official is also called the General. The Liver is like a warrior that is always working to protect us, and help us combat emotional and physical challenges in our life. It gets the job done."

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Writer: New York Community Acupuncture Center
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 25 2013 4:44 PM



a: Liver ~
b: body customs agent

What: "The liver is like the body's customs agent. Anything that enters the body via the GI tract first passes through the liver before entering the general circulation. This is called "first-pass metabolism." Circulating blood also gets a hepatic cleansing as it passes through the liver in its journey around the body."

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Writer: Lane Lenard, Ph.D.
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Date: Oct 25 2013 4:43 PM



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