Liver HeartThe liver is the largest organ as well as the largest gland in the human body. It plays a major role in metabolizing and digesting substances, keeping the body clear of toxins, which is why it's so important to look after. Looking beautiful from the inside out can be as important for some as outside in - the liver works hard to please all. Every part of our external body from our hair, skin, eyes, teeth and nails are directly affected by the functioning of this internal organ. When our bodies are overwhelmed with chemicals, toxins, alcohol and medications the liver finds it hard to keep up and cannot detoxify effectively. This can lead to a dull pain over the liver, severe menstrual cramps, IBS, dark spots on the skin, constipation, weight gain and depression.

Green tea contains catechine, which is excellent for speeding up liver activity. A fresh squeeze of lemon in warm water first thing in the morning has much the same effect. Herbs like milk thistle, burdock and dandelion aid liver functioning. Vitamins E, C and B (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12) plus folic acid, zinc and lecithin also fuel the liver to work more productively.

Of course eradicating as many foreign, toxic substances from your diet and lifestyle will also help your liver do its job properly - another good excuse to go organic!