The winter season can be a difficult time for many people. The cold weather and lack of sunlight can make us feel tired and sluggish. It’s also the time of year when we are most likely to indulge in unhealthy foods and drinks.
All of this can lead to a build-up of toxins in our bodies putting a lot of pressure on our liver. This can lead to weight gain, fatigue and a general feeling of poor health.
Or, you might have been unlucky enough like me to get a virus that attacks the liver! I found myself in hospital 2 weeks ago with a possible viral infection that caused my liver function tests to be very high! So, trusting my herbs as I do, I made myself a magic mix and went on a mini detox to support this vital organ.
Why is the Liver Important?
The liver is a crucial organ that regulates the body’s key metabolic and digestive processes. Detoxifying the body by neutralising and removing the excess toxins that people’s bodies are exposed to on a daily basis is one of its most crucial roles.
For health and vitality, the liver’s detoxification mechanism must function well. A build-up of toxins that the liver is unable to handle can lead to and exacerbate many inflammatory illnesses, including arthritis, cardiovascular issues, migraines, chronic fatigue, skin conditions, and premature ageing. Environmental pollution, a poor diet, and viral infection are the primary causes of liver disease; stress, alcohol, drugs, and sedentary lifestyles are other risk factors.
Could I have a Sluggish Liver?
While blood tests may show most of us to have a ‘normal’ liver, many of us have sub-optimal functioning livers because of all the stresses our modern-day lifestyles place on the liver. Symptoms can include food intolerances, high cholesterol, hypersensitivity to caffeine and other chemicals, constipation, fatigue, depression etc.
Herbs that help the Liver
There are wonderful herbs that assist the liver to process toxins, chemicals and hormones while improving digestion, protecting liver cells from toxic damage and restoring the integrity of liver tissue!
Some of my favourites are:
St Mary’s Thistle, Schisandra, Rosemary, Globe Artichoke and Dandelion root!
Contact me to find out if your Liver needs some healing support.
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