You have this awesome organ that is an amazing detox machine. It keeps you healthy, but to do it’s job, it needs to be healthy too! It serves as your body’s engine, pantry, food processor and garbage disposal. It also maintains hormonal balance and regulates fat, digestion, and circulation.
Generally, the liver takes harmful substances and purifies them, then eliminates them from the body naturally via bile, urine and stool. But trouble starts when toxins enter the bloodstream faster than the liver can break them down; the liver becomes overwhelmed, sluggish and even toxic.
Some signs of a sluggish liver include allergies, chemical sensitivities, constipation and weight gain. However, one of the biggest signs of a toxic liver in women is a condition called Estrogen Dominance, which occurs when the liver no longer breaks down excess estrogen effectively, so it can go to the colon for removal. This causes harmful estrogen metabolites to re-circulate throughout the body.