Topical Products and Our Liver Health
Some people got upset when I posted about how to choose healthy topical products and said that it wasn’t a recipe. However, I look at the whole picture when it comes to health and weight loss.
If you are constantly using shampoos, lotions and make-up with chemicals you are creating a Tired Liver. Your liver plays a major role in weight loss. The liver is a chief organ in the body for metabolism functions. Keeping our liver at optimal health should be a main focus of your weight loss plan.
When the liver is overloaded and toxic, every organ in a person’s body is affected and weight loss efforts are stalled. Some signs of a toxic liver are weight gain, cellulite, abdominal bloating, indigestion, fatigue, mood swings, depression, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and skin rashes. Many people struggle with weight gain and a sluggish metabolism most of their lives, and go through lots of yo-yo dieting unsuccessfully. “So why doesn’t anything really work?” we may ask. We have been tackling the symptom when we should be addressing the cause; weight gain is often due to poor liver function. T4 is converted into t3 in the LIVER not in the thyroid so making sure your liver is healthy helps your thyroid function!
The liver performs more than 400 different jobs, and is the body’s most important metabolism-enhancing organ; it acts as a filter to clear the body of toxins, metabolize protein, control hormonal balance and enhance our immune system. Your liver is a “worker bee” that can even regenerate its own damaged cells! But our liver is not invincible. When it is abused and lacks essential nutrients, or when it is overwhelmed by toxins, it no longer performs as it should. Fat may build up in the liver and just under the skin, hormone imbalances can develop, and toxins increase and get into the blood stream.
Making changes in my pantry as well as my bathroom pantry wasn’t an overnight process. I slowly learned how even though we were impeccable with our food choices we still were getting chemicals in our body with the lotions, shampoos and products I was putting on my skin as well as my kids (who are most vulnerable). That’s when I decided to throw out the chemicals and start using products that are not only healthy for my family, but they are healthy for the environment.
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