Symptoms of liver toxicity are not always easy to identify. Many conditions associated with an intoxicated liver are problems that can arise from a number of causes.
Although some conditions of liver toxicity, such as fatigue or irritability are often just a part of life, and not necessarily the result of liver deficiencies, ignoring widespread health conditions is never advised.
Instead, we must view health problems as the “weeds” to be eliminated. Often times, illnesses from imbalances and toxicity in the body flare up in multiple ways, and addressing deficiencies can help alleviate them.
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Understand the causes of toxicity.
You have to pay attention if you find yourself regularly experiencing multiple adverse conditions at once, especially when that becomes “the norm.”
If constant discomfort is “the norm” for you, it may be an indication that the body and liver are overloaded with toxins that impede important functions.
In such cases, the best course of action is to take a lifestyle inventory to eliminate sources of toxins and supplement that lifestyle change with a liver cleanse and detox using all-natural and organic methods.
Symptoms of liver toxicity.
One of the most common symptoms of liver toxicity is chronic fatigue. Many people with overloaded livers wake up in the morning feeling lethargic and without energy, as if they haven’t slept at all.
When you feel fatigued, even before you start the day, it takes a lot of effort to get a boost. Not surprisingly, people who experience this often end up in the middle of the day with a slowdown that is often accompanied by stiffness and aches.
Chronic fatigue can be due to a number of origins, however, assuming liver dysfunction should be avoided immediately and acting improperly on this should be avoided.
However, it is a condition that requires attention. Investigating can determine whether impaired liver function is a contributing factor. If it starts to be accompanied by emotional instability, then there is a greater reason to act. The performance of the liver can directly affect the emotional constitution.
A toxic liver can be the catalyst for various forms of depression. General moodiness, feelings of hopelessness, and occasional outbursts of anger can be caused by liver toxicity.
Emotional disorders due to liver toxicity.
There is a biochemistry in the brain that causes a variety of emotional disturbances when out of balance, and a bad mood may or may not be a real symptom of liver toxicity.
However, many people do not realize that liver function, or operational deficiencies, play a significant role in emotional health. The annoyances of a bad day are one thing, chronic mood swings accompanied by physical energy are another.
Symptoms of liver toxicity can also manifest as problems with the digestive system. Bloating, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea after a meal, along with the apparent inability to lose weight, regardless of diet or exercise, are possible indicators of liver dysfunction.
These conditions can be exacerbated by frequent alcohol consumption, a diet heavy in meat, eating foods with refined sugars, and processed foods that are high in carbohydrates.
Slow liver retains fat.
When the liver becomes sluggish, toxins are no longer able to leave the body and are instead stored in fatty tissue (since they are lipid soluble) and will hang out there until liver function improves and is can safely delete. This can be a huge factor as to why you are putting on extra weight, even with a healthy diet and exercise.
There are a variety of tell-tale symptoms of a stressed liver, but regardless of the degree of symptoms, by using holistic approaches and preventative measures, you will have the ability to improve liver function and improve your quality of life.
Other symptoms of liver toxicity.
There are a variety of tell-tale symptoms of a stressed liver, regardless of the degree of symptoms, using holistic approaches and preventative measures can improve liver function and improve your quality of life (because you deserve to feel good).
- Brain fog.
- Dull headaches Better with rest or headaches/migraines behind the eyes.
- Chronic muscle or joint pain.
- Excessive perspiration.
- Trouble digesting fats.
- Skin Conditions- Acne.
- Hormonal imbalances.
- Anxiety and depression.
- Chemical sensitivities.
- Chronic bad breath.
- Unexplained weight gain.
A toxic liver needs to detox.
If you are constantly feeling drained or overloaded with negative emotions, you may be suffering from a form of liver dysfunction and could benefit from doing a simple cleanse.
However, as we have mentioned before, non-specific problems such as chronic fatigue, bad mood, and digestive upset should not be immediately assumed as a result of liver dysfunction. They may or may not be. Many times, for most people, determining what is causing them to feel bad is the difficult first step in turning things around.
Body burden is an interesting topic because it affects different people differently. If you are experiencing on a “regular” basis what you consider to be poor health, something is wrong; In reality, a toxin overload is often the culprit. If you know that liver toxicity is the culprit, it is recommended that you participate in an all-natural liver cleanse.
Here are some tips for you to keep in mind in your kitchen:
- Buy organic products, avoid GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism).
- Eat a balanced diet consisting of high-quality whole, animal-based foods and plant proteins, ancient sprouted grains, fermented foods, good fats, raw nuts, and seeds.
- Eliminate inflammatory oils: canola, corn, soybeans, cottonseed, safflower, sunflower.
- Drink enough pure water.
- Increase consumption of healthy healing fats: coconut oil, olive oil, sustainable red palm oil, grass-fed butter, avocado, hemp.
- Get enough fiber: daily minimum of 35 g – from whole food sources, such as chia seeds, artichokes, golden flax seeds, avocado, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
- Eliminate refined sugars: brown/white sugar, cane sugar, cane juice, cane crystals, beet sugar.
- Restrict fructose consumption to 20g – 25g per day.
- Increase the consumption of green leafy vegetables: for their magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B content.
- Include animal and plant-based sources for amino acids: bone broth, collagen, organic chicken and eggs, raw spinach, parsley, cabbage, beets.
- focuses on food sources of sulfur: pasture-raised eggs, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, garlic, onions, asparagus, sprouts,
- Limit or eliminate alcohol: if you are experiencing the symptoms above and in general. Find a healthy substitute for this (toxic) habit.
The 3 superfoods for a toxic liver.
Artichoke: This vegetable is a member of the thistle family. If you want to see something very beautiful, look for an “artichoke flower.” This vegetable is in the same family as milk thistle, with the main difference being that this can be included in your diet.
Beneficial properties include protecting and supporting liver function and increasing bile production, its high fiber content also promotes bile flushing and LDL cholesterol reduction. Even when cooked, artichokes contain more antioxidant potential than raw garlic, asparagus, and broccoli.
Steam your artichokes and a couple of them with a little coconut oil, raw garlic and Himalayan salt for a liver support meal.
Turmeric: This herb is clinically proven most for inflammation. Being an active ingredient, curcumin has been linked to many benefits including assisting the enzymes that are responsible for flushing out known carcinogens in the diet.
This results in greater protection against liver damage, and even in the regeneration of affected liver cells due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Always pair turmeric with a healthy fat source and black pepper for maximum absorption.
Milk Thistle: By far the most suggested herb for liver health, in fact, this herb has garnered so much attention around the world. Silymarin, which is the active component in milk thistle, has anti-fibrotic, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (which explain its fame).
Thistle protects liver cells from damage that can be caused by viruses, toxins, alcohol, and drugs, such as acetaminophen. Take a high-quality milk thistle supplement that is free of GMOs, binders, and unnecessary fillers. You can also find fermented milk thistle in liquid form that can be added to cold-pressed vegetable juice or taken as is.