#SOTHRIVE with Tiffany Hendra continues the powerful conversation with Derrick DeSilva, Jr. MD about making and reaching small attainable goals for better wellness. IN THIS EPISODE, "The 2 MOST overlooked systems of the body" are highlighted as well as how to help them function properly.
What Are the 2 Most Overlooked Systems in the Body?
The liver is the heaviest organ in the body and it's primary functions are: processing nutrients from food, making bile, removing toxins from the body and building proteins. It metabolizes many drugs. It breaks down fat and produces cholesterol. It converts glucose into glycogen. It creates immune factors necessary to fight infection. It's easy to see how inflammation of the liver, or hepatitis, interferes with these important functions and can lead to poor health. Fortunately, the liver is extremely resilient and most cases of liver inflammation don't even come to medical attention, but in cases of the severe liver disease, there can be a serious interruption of these essential liver functions.
Dr. DeSilva suggests that many conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders may be caused by the liver's inability to detoxify the body.
HOW CAN YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR LIVER?
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THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.
The lymphatic system primarily consists of lymphatic vessels, which are similar to the veins and capillaries of the circulatory system. The vessels are connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered. The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are all part of the lymphatic system.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SUPPORT YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?
There are simple things you can do to support the system and help the toxins move out of the body such as "dry brushing" and bouncing on an exercise ball or small trampoline.