Just like the seasons change, it’s not a bad idea to also change up your protocols, workout routine, or habits that no longer serve you.
Now is a good time to give your liver some extra love and help set yourself up for success this holiday season when you indulge in a few extra treats.
Your liver acts as a digestive organ and plays a central role in all metabolic processes in the body. Not only does it help to detoxify and cleanse your body. It helpsmetabolize the foods you eat and everything you consume. Your liver stores and converts essential vitamins and minerals then releases them into your bloodstream when needed.
However, toxicity in the body causes your liver to overwork and not function optimally. Which can affect your health and weight in a negative way. Do you experience night sweats? This is a sign of an overworking liver that needs support.
Optimal liver function is crucial for your overall health and can play a significant role in fat loss.
- Metabolism: Your liver plays a key role in processing and storing nutrients. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, which is essential for maintaining energy levels and preventing overeating.
- Fat Metabolism: The liver is responsible for breaking down fats and converting them into energy. It produces bile, which is necessary for the digestion and absorption of dietary fats. An efficient liver function can help the body effectively use stored fat for energy, contributing to fat loss.
- Detoxification: The liver is the body’s primary detoxification organ. It filters and detoxifies our blood, removing waste, bad bacteria, heavy metals, toxins, alcohol and medications from our body. When the liver is not functioning optimally, we will store any toxins or heavy metals it can’t eliminate in our hips and thighs, leading to Estrogen Dominance and weight gain in this area.
- Hormone Regulation: The liver plays a role in hormone regulation, including insulin, which affects blood sugar levels and fat storage. Dysregulation of hormones can lead to metabolic disturbances and weight gain.
- Inflammation Control: A healthy liver helps control inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation can lead to Insulin Resistance and metabolic disorders, making it more challenging to lose fat.
- Gut Health: The liver is connected to the gut through the portal vein, and a healthy liver contributes to gut health. A balanced gut microbiome is associated with improved metabolism and weight management.
To support optimal liver health, it’s important to maintain a healthy, well balanced diet. Limit alcohol consumption. You don’t always need to drink ‘just because it’s Friday’. Pick and choose the occasions you will have a drink at and limit yourself to 1 or 2 drinks for the night. Avoid excessive intake of processed and fatty foods as much as possible and stay well hydrated.
Plus, don’t forget to wear your Castor Oil pack to bed each night. This will help support lymphatic drainage and your liver during this time when you may push it a little more than normal with food and drinks.