Our liver rarely gets the attention it deserves when it comes to health and wellness. Aside from being the second largest organ in the body, the liver’s role in sustaining life is rather astounding. Take a look at the daily functions of our liver:
- Provides digestive system support.
- Controls blood sugar.
- Regulates fat storage.
- Regulates blood flow.
- Stores and mobilizes energy.
- Filters and breaks down the food we eat.
Yet, we make it increasingly difficult for our liver to do its job because of the sheer number of toxins we expose our body to on a daily basis. If we stop to think about how the liver chemically breaks down everything that enters our body – from an organic apple to a glazed donut – the liver must distinguish between what to keep and what to dispose of. In other words, keep all the nutrients that support life and prevent those that do not from being absorbed. In addition to the food we eat, the body is also accosted every day with external toxins as well. From the chemicals in our furniture and flooring to our face wash and body lotion. This incredible amount of daily exposure to toxins overwhelms the liver and causes it to become “clogged,” where it simply can’t perform it’s role as effectively. This in turn causes countless toxins to bypass the liver’s filter and either get absorbed or remain in the liver. We need to help our liver help us.
First, how do we know if our liver isn’t functioning as optimally as it should?
- Do you have difficulty losing weight and keeping it off?
- Do you suffer from chronic fatigue?
- Do you suffer from fibromyalgia?
- Do you have a history of nausea?
If we listen, our body will give us the signs that something is amiss. Answering yes to any of the above questions might be your first clue that your liver needs your help.
The good news is that you can do something about this situation. With a proper plan in place, you can re-calibrate your body to regain the balance it needs to thrive. That doesn’t mean dieting either, as almost 90% of people who go on diets actually gain back more weight than they lost. By addressing the imbalances within our body we can then allow the weight to come off and stay off. Imbalances are caused by years of toxic eating, stress, environmental factors, and yo-yo dieting which lead to overeating, cravings, fatigue, pain, sleeplessness, and more stress. Resetting the body with a switch to an organic lifestyle, eating as many whole, unprocessed foods as possible begins to restore balance in the body. Damron Chiropractic & Wellness can provide the additional support needed to detox the liver through a physician supervised weight loss program.
Remember, you are not alone on your wellness journey. Support is only a phone call away.