The liver, gallbladder and pancreas work as an important team of vital organs in stabilizing your metabolism. If the liver and gallbladder do not function correctly, then the pancreas weakens and becomes diseased.
The Function of the Liver
Our liver is a remarkable organ. One of the largest and heaviest organs in the body, this smooth, cone-shaped organ is protected by the rib cage in the upper-right of the abdomen. The tasks the liver performs are numerous; from distributing nutrients in the food you eat, removing toxins from the blood, storing glucose, filtering chemicals, maintaining your blood sugar levels, amongst many other processes.
The most amazing aspect of the liver is that it can regenerate itself. However, if the liver is not taken care of, a chain reaction of maladies can occur, which is why a full detoxification of the liver is essential several times a year in order to maintain its peak level of healthy functioning.
According to Dr. Sandra Cabot, an Australian leading medical expert on the subject and dubbed as the ‘liver doctor’, “Indeed, your liver is a filter that protects your body from toxic overload… the liver filter is an incredible organ, which can remove undesirable particles from our bloodstream, such as dead cells, cancer cells, microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses, globules of unhealthy fat and toxic chemicals.”
The Function of the Pancreas
The functioning of the pancreas, a ‘gland organ’, is linked to the vital roles the liver and gallbladder play together. The pancreas produces hormones and enzymes.
The manufacturing and secretion of digestive enzymes such as amylase and lipase, break down fats, while trypsin becomes a protein processor. The pancreas also secretes insulin, glucagon and other hormones in maintenance to blood sugar. In a delicate balance, insulin will lower the blood sugar, while glucagon increases it, according to your physical needs.
The Function of the Gallbladder
The gallbladder’s function is to store and concentrate bile from the liver, which is then released into the small intestine (duodenum) to further digest food there. This bile is produced in the liver, but once entering into the gallbladder, it becomes more concentrated, increasing its potency and intensifying its effect when released in the upper intestine (duodenum) for fat digestion.
How the Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas Correlate
When liver disease occurs, often due to toxins not being released, the liver and gallbladder become congested. When this occurs, excessive bile sludge from the bile ducts moves into the pancreas and causes congestion. This congestion can enable complications to the point of leading to pancreatic cancer, if the liver and gallbladder are not regularly detoxified or properly maintained.
With a change in lifestyle and diet, cleansing the liver and gallbladder is of utmost importance in order to maintain a healthy pancreas.