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From the Ted Talk by Jen Gunter: A cleanse won't detox your body -- but here's what will

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The _____ is located in our upper right abdomen. It's somewhere around half the size of a football — an ________ ________ — and ______ three pounds. It does many, many jobs that keep our bodies running, from assisting the immune system, to creating proteins for blood clotting, to sending out the cholesterol we need to produce hormones. The liver is also a key organ for _______ with harmful __________. You can think of it almost like a factory. It takes nutrients from substances that we consume, food, drinks, _________, breaks them down so they can either be packaged in a way that's ______ — like cholesterol and protein, for instance — or removed as waste in the bile or via the kidneys, usually in the form of urine.

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  6. liver
  7. dealing
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Original Text

The liver is located in our upper right abdomen. It's somewhere around half the size of a football — an American football — and weighs three pounds. It does many, many jobs that keep our bodies running, from assisting the immune system, to creating proteins for blood clotting, to sending out the cholesterol we need to produce hormones. The liver is also a key organ for dealing with harmful substances. You can think of it almost like a factory. It takes nutrients from substances that we consume, food, drinks, medicines, breaks them down so they can either be packaged in a way that's usable — like cholesterol and protein, for instance — or removed as waste in the bile or via the kidneys, usually in the form of urine.

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