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Updated on December 18, 2012
Angela LaMor RMA, NCPT and cancer survivor
Angela LaMor RMA, NCPT and cancer survivor

Healing properties Written by Angela LaMor RMA NCPT and Frances Bleuet owner of Nutrition for Weight Loss

Liver is a complete protein food. It contains vitamin A, all of the B complex vitamins, vitamins D, E, and K and its the only meat to contain vitamin C. It also contains the minerals iron, copper (the best known source), zinc, chromium, coenzymeQ10 (an antioxidant that aids the immune system) and one of the “anti stress factors”.

These “anti stress factors” are healing factors. The title "anti stress" may be a little misleading since it sounds like you need them if you are nervous, but stress is anything that taxes your body or overburdens your immune system. The “anti stress factors” were so named because they produce endurance. They help you to withstand whatever you encounter. These factors not only protect you from damage from all types of stress including damage from chemicals, but studies have shown that consuming these factors can kick start the healing process of the body.

The “anti stress factor” first discovered by Benjamin K. Ershoff Ph.D. and reported in an article in the “Proceedings for the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine” in July of 1951 are found in liver (especially pork liver), kidney, green leafy vegetables, wheat germ, soy flour, brewer’s yeast and torula yeast.


The liver is a detoxifying organ processing every food and chemical (including medicines) that comes into the body. Although the liver is a detoxifying organ it does not store toxins. Toxins are stored in nearby nerve and fat tissue.


Many people dislike the strong taste of liver, although it pairs well with other potent flavors such as onions. Two other methods that might work for them is eating liver frozen or in supplement form. Liver can be frozen for 14 days to kill parasites and eaten raw for additional energy boosting benefits. I have found no literature on what temperature it needs to be frozen at to be effective, but I’ve read testimony from several doctors who say this method is safe.

Liver can also be purchased as a supplement called desiccated liver. Desiccated liver is cooked at low temperatures to retain most of its nutrients and then dehydrated. In this form one pound of liver equals ¼ pound of desiccated liver. This supplement contains all of the same benefits as eating cooked liver.


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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Great article as a child my mother made us eat liver at least once a month. With such a distinct flavor we did not like it. However, now that I'm an adult I do like to have it occasionally. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      8 years ago from United States

      Liver is one of the richest sources of cholin and inositol, which the body uses to make lecithin. Lecithin is an emulsifier, which means that it breaks down (keeps in solution) fats including cholesterol. Cholesterol is made in the body and needed by every healthy body to produce bile salts, some hormones, and vitamin D in the skin. It only becomes harmful when it hardens in the arteries.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Good article. I think liver is bad for those with high cholesterol


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