What Does Your Liver Do?
The Busiest Primary Organ in Your Body
As we welcome warmer weather and extended doses of sunshine, you would assume your seasonal depression is over. You would expect to have more energy and enjoy generous amounts of serotonin! However, this might not be the case. If you feel lost and drained trying to figure out what is broken among hundreds of possibilities, consider starting your healing process with a Liver Detox. Here is why.
Your liver weighs about 3 pounds and is located in your upper ribcage, in the upper right-hand side of your abdomen, connected to your gallbladder. It contains tissues that transport blood and cells. Essentially, your liver is the sanitation department, the nurse, and moral support to other significant parts of your body.
Your liver’s health effects:
- Energy Levels
- Skin Conditions
- Menstrual Cycles
- Sinus Conditions
- Oral Health
- Brain Function
Your liver raises the bar of multitasking. It works harder than Santa Clause on Christmas Eve. It is in charge of endless tasks, rarely having the opportunity to focus on one thing at any given time. Your liver:
- Stores your carbs as glycogen
- Metabolizes your dietary fats
- Breaks down and manages hormones
- Eliminates toxic waste
- Filters blood from your digestive tract
- Converts your dietary nutrients
- Removes toxins and excess particles left behind after your food has been digested
And so much more!
The beautiful thing about your liver is that if you only have 25% of your liver, it can still heal itself and return to its full size. Your body is more resilient than many medical practices take into account. Prescriptions, excess consumption of alcohol, processed foods, and other toxins hinder your body’s healing process.
If you never remove the trash from the trashcan, the junk will begin to take over the house. Your liver is no different. It does its best to detox your systems and keep your organs happy and clean, but the more toxins it has to work to remove, the less it can focus on other jobs, such as immunity, energy, and mood management.
Additionally, as durable as the liver is, overworking it can lead to a plethora of illnesses to include:
- Liver Disease
- Liver Failure
- Alcoholic Liver Disease
- Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Bile Duct Infection
- Genetic Disorders
- Allergen Developments
- Other infections
If you are suffering from multiple issues, research strongly suggests (https://draxe.com/health/liver-function/#How_to_Improve_Liver_Function_5_Natural_Ways) that the liver is the first organ you detox. It is the do-it-all supporter of your body’s healing mechanisms.
Some telltale signs you could benefit from a liver detox are:
- Dark Urine
- Slow Cognitive Function
- Easy Bruising
- Constant Nausea
- Swollen Liver
- Swollen Limbs
- Stomach Pains
- Dark Patches on Your Skin
- Depression or Mood Swings
- Out of Control Hormones
- Wild Levels (blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.)
Do you need a liver detox?
There are a few things you can do to begin cleansing your liver:
- Shift to a primarily anti-inflammatory diet
- Reduce alcohol intake
- Manage your reaction to stress
- Reduce unnecessary stress (kids may or may not fall into this category… I’m just kidding.)
- Strategic exercise and movement
You most likely didn’t do this damage overnight, so it will be a process, but you will always be better off than waiting or not doing anything at all by choosing to start. If you are ready to create a game plan to cleanse your liver most effectively, stay tuned for our details on our challenge at the end of April!
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