Basically the MVP of the Human Body. The liver is the major detoxifying organ and also plays a role with metabolism, hormone production, energy storage, and digestion.
Potential Symptoms of a Sluggish Liver?
⚡️Skin-related allergies (psoriasis, eczema, etc)
⚡️Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance (in females, but also seen as low testosterone in males)
⚡️High Cholesterol (High LDL & triglycerides)
⚡️Inability to digest fatty foods
⚡️Intolerance to caffeine or alcohol
⚡️Blood sugar imbalance
*Did you know excess estrogen in the body is normally filtered out via the liver?
If our liver is a little overwhelmed, estrogen is NOT properly broken down and can actually be REABSORBED back in the body!
Similarly, if the liver is fine but dietary fiber is NOT adequate and constipation is an issue, excess estrogen can still be reabsorbed back into the body since it’s not being excreted in a timely manner
Things That Can Contribute to a Sluggish Liver:
⚡️Refined sugar & processed foods
⚡️Diets high in unhealthy fats (think: junk foods/fried foods)
⚡️Pesticides in our food and produce
⚡️Vitamin, mineral, & antioxidant deficiencies
⚡️Chemicals in our environment
⚡️Consistent underconsumption of fiber
⚡️Overtraining / over-exercising
⚡️Too much stress (aka chronically elevated cortisol)
How to Overhaul:
⚡️Focus on food quality (organic as much as possible, high quality meats, no processed foods/sugars)
⚡️Get more potassium (bananas, sweet potatoes, etc)
⚡️Adequate fiber (30-40g daily)
⚡️Reduce exposure to xenoestrogens (parabens/pesticides/plastic)
⚡️Manage & address stress
Supplements to Research & Consider:
⚡️NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine – boosts glutathione levels)
⚡️Milk Thistle (often referred to as the “king” of detox herbs)
⚡️“All in One” Liver Support Complexes (such as Premier Research Labs – HepatoVen)
** As always, please consult your doctor prior to changing supplement routines
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