The liver is a very important organ – it is responsible for over 400 processes in the body and it acts as a filter for every toxic material that enters our body. It is mainly responsible for filtering toxins besides controlling numerous other functions.
Besides digesting fats and storing vitamins and minerals, the liver also processes nutrients from the food you consume, which is why we need to keep it in perfect shape at all times.
The liver has two pathways for detoxification:
- Phase 1 of liver detoxification – This phase involves using enzymes to transform these lipid-soluble toxins into less harmful substances that Phase 2 can now handle.
- Phase 2 of liver detoxification – It involves pairing these battered up toxins with other molecules which increase their water-solubility so they can be safely removed from the body through the means of elimination.
Even if you follow a healthy lifestyle, drink pure water, eat organic foods, use toxin-free cleaning and personal care products, you are still exposed to toxins. Toxins from the environment, (air, soil, water, cars, factories, plastics) are factors that cannot be controlled.
Is your liver sluggish?
When the liver becomes sluggish, toxins are no longer able to leave the body and are instead stored in fat tissue (since they are lipid-soluble) and they will hang out there until liver function improves and they can be safely eliminated. This can be a huge factor as to why you aren’t shedding extra weight even with a healthy diet and exercise.
There is a variety of tell-tale symptoms of a stressed out liver, regardless of the degree of read more