Our liver is one of the crucial organs when it comes to toxin elimination, which is especially important these days when our entire environment, the food we eat and the water we drink is loaded with chemicals and toxins. If we want our body to be able to eliminate toxins properly, we need to make sure the liver is functioning at its top level. If this isn’t so, the toxins will start accumulating in the liver and it will lead to a number of health problems and an accumulation of fat around the waist.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease is a disease that affect the liver and happens when there’s 5-10% more fat in your liver above the normal levels.
There are two types of liver diseases, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The first type is, as the name suggests, connected to excess alcohol consumption, while the second type of liver disease happens as a result of elevated cholesterol levels and genetic factors.
What are the signs that your liver needs a detox?
Unexplained weight gain
If your liver isn’t functioning properly and the toxins start piling up in your body, there’s nothing you can do to prevent weight gain. You could be exercising, eating right and still the fat will start accumulating in your liver alongside the toxins.
A well-functioning liver doesn’t allow allergens to enter the body as it releases antibodies to fight them. However, when the liver’s function is hindered it cannot do this properly which leads to allergy symptoms like headaches, itches, swelling and so on.
The toxic waste that accumulates in your liver can make you feel tired, cause muscle pain and mood swings which inevitably lead to depression.
If your liver needs to clock it the extra hours to perform its function it becomes overworked, its function diminishes and it overheats. The heat travels throughout the body and makes you feel hot and you start sweating profusely.
Liver malfunctioning can cause a hormonal imbalance which can lead to an acne breakout. If topical treatments aren’t working, your acne is caused by a malfunctioning liver which means you need to treat the liver accordingly.
Despite all the efforts you put in dental hygiene, you can’t seem to shake off that bad breath? It may be a liver problem that’s causing it so consult with your doctor and find out what’s wrong.
Treating a liver disorder
The most important thing when it comes to liver health is a healthy diet. Include more ginger, bananas, dandelion root and even livers in your diet and your condition should improve.
Try the following smoothie for better liver health:
Toss a banana, some Greek yogurt, ginger root, 2tbsp. peanut butter and a spoonful of dandelion root in a blender and pulse until smooth. Consume this smoothie twice a day and soon you’ll notice amazing improvements.