A healthy liver is essential to our overall well being. Located in the right-hand side of the upper abdomen, above the stomach is our liver, shaped like a cone, darkish red-brown in colour and weighs about 3 pounds. The liver performs more than 500 vital functions and controls and regulates all chemicals in our body. It produces BILE, which carries waste and breaks down the fat during the process of digestion. It also breaks down glucose as glycogen for storage in the body and also produces some important proteins for blood plasma, regulates blood level of amino acids and clears the blood of any poisonous substances and drugs amongst other functions.