Your Guide to a Healthy Liver: What To Expect From Your Blood Test

By Kalyn Weber Apr 09, 2014

 

Your liver is a pretty incredible organ. In fact, you can’t live without it. One of the most important things your liver does is filter harmful toxins, like alcohol and drugs, from your blood. Your liver also produces bile (a substance needed to break down fats), stores vitamins, minerals and sugars, breaks down old blood cells, and performs a number of other tasks needed for life. That’s pretty impressive! In fact the liver is so important that our body keeps it protected, tucked away on the ride side of our abdomen behind our ribs.

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How Booze Affects Your Fitness Goals

By Kalyn Weber Dec 24, 2013

 

While studies suggest that moderate alcohol consumption may be associated with improved cardiovascular-related biomarkers, we all know that our consumption (of everything!) tends to be a little more than “moderate” throughout the holiday season. So what happens in our bodies when we over-indulge?

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How the Home Kit Delivered

By Emily Wei Jun 22, 2013

 

Less than two weeks after clicking the “Order” button for my InsideTracker Home Kit, my results were in.  I received an e-mail in the morning, notifying me that my results were ready on the InsideTracker website. Here’s the scoop on what I saw when I picked up my results:

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Are You Drinking Too Much? How Alcohol Consumption Can Affect Your Health

By Perrin Braun Jun 05, 2013

 

Many people enjoy a drink now and then. But how is that alcohol affecting your body? When you drink, alcohol goes into your bloodstream. Your liver processes what you eat and drink into energy and nutrients for your body, and filters out harmful substances, such as alcohol and toxins, from your blood. Your liver also produces bile to help you digest food, stores blood sugar in the form of glycogen, and performs many other essential functions. So a healthy liver is critical to your overall well-being and performance. How can you find out whether your liver is healthy, or whether you may have liver damage?

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