Basically, if your liver is not functioning at it’s best – your hormones will have a hard time remaining balanced.
Not only is the liver in charge of metabolizing hormones and converting thyroid hormones (T4- inactive form to T3- active form) – but it plays a key role in the detoxification processes within the body.
If you have excessive amounts of toxins built up within the body (whether it’s from too much alcohol, drugs including prescription drugs, pesticides in foods and environmental toxins) – your liver will have to work in overtime to engage in it’s normal processes.
If you have a sluggish liver, not only will you likely be experiencing a hormonal imbalance but you might also be dealing with:
- Digestive issues
- Skin conditions
- High LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and low HDL (“good cholesterol”)
How can you be more kind to your liver?
- Reduce the amounts of stress you are exposing yourself to (remember that too much caffeine, alcohol, prescription medications and toxic skincare products is also “stress” to your body)
- Nourish your body with the proper nutrients it needs to thrive
- Exercise regularly to aid in healthy circulation and detoxification