This Holiday Season, Give Thanks to Your Liver

It’s the OG detoxifier and so much more

Angela Lashbrook
Elemental
Published in
7 min readNov 25, 2019

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Illustration: Tess Smith-Roberts

The liver is a beautiful color

A deep reddish-brown, its shade is reminiscent of rich leather, mahogany bookshelves, cigar papers. Its elegant appearance belies its purpose, which is to regulate chemical levels in the blood and excrete everyone’s favorite bodily fluid, bile…

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Angela Lashbrook
Elemental

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.