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Are you supporting your liver?

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Are you supporting your liver?

How are you supporting your liver?
Nurturing this incredible organ is so critical when it comes to how we feel each day. The liver works pretty hard 24/7 to rid those toxins from our everyday as well as break down our sex hormones (estrogen) and cholesterol as well as other amazing things.
There are no tests for a congested liver but it is easy for it to become overloaded from our diet & lifestyle and then it can’t do it’s job of detoxing our bodies effectively.

Signs our liver may need some more love

  • you struggle with PMT with crazy mood swings and cramping. This can be a sign your sex hormones are out of balance due to liver congestion
  • you often wake up during the night and feel hot. This is a sign of an overloaded liver with too many substances to detoxify such as excess alcohol
  • you carry excess weight you cannot shift especially around your middle
  • you have high cholesterol
  • your bowel movements are not regular or easy to pass. The liver is closely involved in digestion and elimination and a congested liver can sometimes result in constipation.It’s easy to support your liver through diet by eating plenty of cruciferous veggies – broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, broccoli sprouts. Also eating more bitter foods 🌱🌿🥗such as dandelion, turmeric and rocket. These foods provide a great workout for your liver.I see this in clinic quite a lot and its important to work with a practitioner who can help identify if it is the liver causing your symptoms.