Our liver is one of our biggest organs and carries out over 500 essential tasks in the body – wow! The liver converts the nutrients from our food into materials that the body can use, and stores and supplies cells with these materials when needed. It regulates hormones and plays a vital role in detoxifying our body, as it converts or excretes toxic substances so that they don’t cause us harm.
The liver is incredible because it detoxes us from every single chemical we consume, every single day – and there’s a lot of them. The liver is the only organ also able to regenerate and that’s simply because it’s so crucial to our wellbeing. It is one of our key organs, which is why keeping it healthy should be one of our top priorities.
You can see why poor liver function can quite easily have a large impact on other areas in our body and upon our whole health.
Once upon a time we never had to consider cleansing our organs. Life was much simpler and the world was much less toxic. Now we’re living stressful, fast paced lives and are surrounded by toxins in the foods we eat, the water we drink, the products we use and the air we breathe. These all have a massive impact on our poor livers. They are overworked and no longer able to work at optimum function.
We have other elimination organs, such as our skin, lungs, kidneys and colon. When our liver isn’t able to detox us accordingly, additional burden is placed onto the other elimination organs. For example,
- Skin – when this organ is struggling you may develop acne or excessive sweating, where the skin tries to purge these toxins
- Lungs – this organ will try to excrete them through phlegm or fluid
- Kidneys – you may notice dark urine which is harbouring toxins or kidneys problems where the kidney is failing to detox sufficiently
- Colon – when this organ struggles toxins will build up in the colon and cause gas, bloating, discomfort and other digestive issues
It’s not only the elimination organs that can be affected by a struggling liver, but also other areas of the body. For example, the thyroid. Clues in the science keep showing us that an overloaded, sluggish liver can build up to this condition for years, because our stress hormones block the production of thyroid hormone conversion to T3 in the liver. That happens when our liver is no longer able to store glycogen and instead compensates by producing stress hormones.
What can we do to help our liver?
To restore your liver and help it detox, which can be done in as little as 14 days, you can perform liver cleansing. This is completely natural and involves using natural products only.
The only caveat is that if you suffer from gallstones or suspect you may have gallstones, then it’s not advisable to complete a cleanse without consulting a Doctor.
Gallstones are the product of bile becoming overloaded with cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin. Basically, a diet high in saturated fat and low in fibre is at the root of the problem. In turn, gallstones clog your liver and gallbladder, and prevent the free flow of bile, which the liver needs to help you digest.
I have completed liver cleanses multiple times and take my clients through the process during the wellness programme. I’ve seen this resolve so many issues in people’s health that is never fails to amaze me. With every cleanse I watched my own acne disappear. A struggling liver can show itself in many ways in the body. Here are a few signs that you should look to conduct a liver cleanse;
- Excessive sweating or body odour as your skin steps in to help
- Bloating or abdominal discomfort from an overloaded colon
- Dark urine caused by toxic waste excreted from the kidneys
- Fatigue caused by the body working harder
- Mood swings and depression, caused by the toxins making their way to your brain
- Weight gain or inability to lose weight, as the liver’s job is to metabolise fat levels
- Nutrient deficiencies because the liver is struggling to convert your food into bio-available sources
If you’re interested in conducting a liver cleanse or joining the wellness programme, where I walk you through all of the health enhancing methods and protocols that I love, then send me an email. I’m passionate about getting everyone to their healthiest and happiest versions of themselves.
Meanwhile, reducing your chemical and toxin exposure is a great way to help prevent further toxic build up. You can do this by performing the following;
- Eating organic food to avoid pesticides, GMO’s and other synthetic products
- Eating real, whole foods instead of processed foods, which have unknown chemicals, preservatives and additives included
- Cut down on your sugar intake
- Reduce your alcohol and coffee consumption as all stimulants wreak havoc on our hormones, which impact our liver’s job
- Eat regularly and avoid skipping meals, which stops the liver from needing to produce the stress hormones
- Include liver cleansing vegetables in your diet such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus and beetroot
- Help your body detox naturally by exercising regularly, taking saunas to sweat, drinking a sufficient amount of natural water and reducing stress
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