How our liver is functioning can affect our energy, vitality, hormone balance, as well as our skin. Our liver is our second largest organ and its primary function is detoxification. Today we are exposed to toxins from the external environment as well as those created within. Toxins can be found in food such as food additives and preservatives, as well as exposure to cigarette smoke, pollution and chemicals. Toxins can also be created internally if there is an imbalance of unhealthy bacteria in the digestive tract or if you have a sluggish bowel.
Signs and symptoms your liver may need support
Indigestion / constipation / diarrhoea / bloating or flatulence.
Feeling sluggish or nauseous after eating.
Muscle aches and weakness.
Poor short term memory or concentration.
Bad breath / body odour.
Hormonal problems such as PMS or heavy or irregular periods.
Avoiding and reducing accumulation of toxins through:
Choose fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables, buying organic where possible.
Remove foods that contain artificial colours, flavours, additives and flavour enhancers.
Avoid foods containing hydrogenated fats.
Avoid large predatory fish such as tuna, swordfish and shark.
Drink plenty of water, aiming for 6-8 glasses.
Reduce alcohol and caffeine.
Avoid canned food, plastic bottles and packaging.
Use natural personal care products.
Wear clothes from natural fibres.
Avoid credit card receipts (they are coated in BPA).
Use natural cleaning products.
Avoid household pesticides, synthetic air fresheners and aerosols.
Consider a water filter.
Ensure home and work is mould free.
Minimise exposure to toxins when gardening.
For more information on a personalised detoxification program please contact myself.
Have a great day.