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If you are struggling with your weight and can’t seem to lose a pound no matter what you do, it is possible that your liver is to blame. The liver functions like a processing factory, oxidizing or breaking down substances to provide your body with energy and rid it of harmful or toxic substances.
The toxic substances arise from many different sources: poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, lifestyle choices like smoking and alcohol use, additives, preservatives, pollution – the list is endless.
Your body is constantly exposed to these substances, and many may have the capacity to be harmful. This is why it is imperative to have an optimally functioning liver.
When your liver is unable to properly detoxify and eliminate harmful substances, the toxins accumulate and this impacts your metabolism. Your liver is responsible for the processing and breaking down of fats – it is your body’s fat burning machine. When it is overworked due to chronic exposure to toxins it can slow things down and this in turn impacts your ability to lose weight.
Dr. Mark Hyman, MD (2009) explains it concisely. He states that the external toxic substances your liver is exposed to (from poor diet, exposure to chemicals, etc.) interferes with your liver’s ability to do its fat burning job. The natural detox process that happens in the liver becomes overloaded and this in turn impacts other systems in the body. All of this results in a slow metabolism. This disruption to your body’s metabolism can then lead to weight gain.
Is there anything you can do to help your liver function optimally?
In a word: yes. You now know that toxic substances are capable of overloading your liver’s metabolic system; therefore, you will need to adopt a healthy lifestyle that avoids or eliminates anything that could lead to liver damage.
The following are a few healthy lifestyle behaviors you can adopt to start you on the right path:
Eat superfoods that support your liver.
Limit your alcohol intake or avoid it completely.
Be aware that certain medicines and drugs may cause liver damage. One example of this is acetaminophen or otherwise known as the brand name Tylenol. Acetaminophen is toxic to the liver in high doses so always take caution when using this medication and never use more than the suggested dose labeled on the bottle.
Know that the consumption of some herbal medicines and dietary supplements can lead to liver damage. Always do your research and speak to a doctor before taking any supplements.
Avoid environmental toxins and other substances that could cause liver damage, stick with all natural products that are paraben and phalate free.
You can also choose to do a liver detox program that will focus only on eating and drinking foods and beverages that support your liver. Of course, I recommend my OWN program, the "21 Day Cleanse and Clean Eating Challenge!"
Hyman, M. (2009). Managing biotransformation: The metabolic, genomic, and detoxiﬁcation balance points. 13th International Symposium of the Institute for Functional Medicine.
These tips are simple to implement and very effective. Make a commitment to start incorporating them into your daily routine. You will be pleasantly surprised to see the changes in your body and emotions in just a short time.
Are you ready to discover the benefits of adopting these Simple Do's and Don'ts and a few more?
Aside from the benefits discussed above, detoxing is an incredibly effective way to identify if you have any food sensitivities, balance your hormones, and establish healthy habits for the long term.
During the 21-Day Cleanse, we will learn more about how your diet can affect not only your ability to balance your blood sugar and cravings, but hormones, toxicity and weight management. I start a new21-Day Cleanse and Clean Eating Challenge every other month, and we focus on Clean Eating and creating a better environment for health.
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