It’s true: you are what you eat! Your brain chemicals, your immune system, your hormones, and all of your body’s organs are made entirely of the plants and/or animals you eat. Click on a body part below to learn how it works and which nutrients it likes and doesn’t like. Information about the role of nutrition in specific diseases that affect each organ will be added to these sections over time.

  • Kristen

    What about the liver? :) Specifically doses the liver make sugar? I thought I heard that once but I am not sure!

    • http://diagnosisdiet.com/ Dr. Ede

      Hi Kristen

      Yes, the liver is the organ in the body that can turn protein into sugar by a process called “gluconeogenesis.”

Last Modified: Nov 1, 2012 at 10:04am