Are you eating keto yet still not healing your body they way you thought you would? There’s more to healing than what you put in your mouth. Our skin is our largest absorbing organ! Day after day of chemicals really does a number on your liver.
LIVER AND WEIGHT LOSS
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.
The liver makes and secretes bile for storage in the gallbladder. During digestion, the bile is moved to the intestine to break down fats. But, if the liver is congested, it doesn’t produce enough bile for fat to be broken down. The liver can become congested from chemicals, toxins, drugs and heavy metals.
Evidence of a “fatty liver” is often shown by a roll of fat at the waistline, which happens because the liver has stopped breaking down fat and started storing it. Only once you bring your liver back to full function, will you lose this fat.
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.
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.
The liver metabolizes not only fats, but proteins and carbohydrates for fuel. It breaks down amino acids from proteins into various pieces to help build muscle; which directly impacts your calorie burn. It also transports amino acids through the blood stream for hormone balance; which is critical to avoid water retention, bloating, cravings, as well other undesired weight issues. Amino acids also help move waste, such as damaged cholesterol, and used estrogen and insulin to the liver, for detoxification and elimination through the kidney.
The liver’s most important function, and the one that puts it at greatest risk for damages, is to detoxify the numerous toxins that attack our bodies daily. Working together with the lungs, kidneys, skin and intestines, a healthy liver detoxifies many damaging substances and eliminates them without polluting the bloodstream. When we cleanse the liver and eat the right foods, liver metabolism will improve and we start burning fat. As liver function improves, so does energy. With more energy, fitness improves, because we have the ability to exercise more and improve our muscle tone.
The following are the most common symptoms of a toxic liver; being edgy,
- easily stressed
- elevated cholesterol
- skin irritation
- sleep difficulties
- kidney damage
- heart damage
- brain fog
- chronic fatigue
- weight gain
- blood sugar imbalances
The liver also plays a role in migraines. If this vital organ is overloaded with toxic substances, it can cause inflammation that triggers migraine pain. If you have tried many ways to improve your health and energy level and nothing seemed to help, it is possible that your tired liver is triggering your difficulties. Restoring liver function is one of the most essential actions you could ever do for your health. When the liver gets congested it will remain that way and get worse until it gets cleaned and revitalized.
WHAT PRODUCTS ARE SAFE?
Now that I have gotten your attention, you most likely are wondering what products are safe for your liver and will help you to heal?
You may know Redmond for their amazing salts, but Redmond also has a Redmond Life has a line of products that my family uses and LOVES! I love Redmond Life because I feel safe using them, knowing that all of the ingredients are not only quality, they are filled with healthy minerals!
Most toothpastes contain fluoride. Overtime, fluoride causes damage to the liver which in turn causes many of the issues I discuss above. That is why we only use Redmond Earth Paste! My boys each have their favorite flavor and they get mad if one of them uses their flavor!
I get asked all the time on what teeth whitening products I use and Redmond Life has an Earth Powder that is an amazingly natural tooth powder that tastes great and gives amazing whitening results. I love their Peppermint with activated charcoal for extra whitening power! Redmond Earth Powder helps to cleans, remineralize, & alkalize your teeth with only the best clean ingredients. I also love that it is minty fresh without any sweeteners! There is also no fluoride, no foaming agents, no coloring, as well as no glycerin!
Redmond Life also has a Clay line of products. Redmond Clay is a unique bentonite clay from Utah containing both calcium and sodium along with its blend of natural trace minerals. The Clay is the healthiest facial you can give yourself!
I love the Redmond Clay Facial Mask! Redmond Clay Facial Mud helps to clarify your skin, remove excess oil, shrink pores, draw out toxins, tone skin, remove impurities, and give your skin a deep clean. Redmond Clay Facial Mud is safe for all skin types.
Redmond also loves babies and knows the importance of having healthy clean products for babies! They have a Redmond Clay baby powder! I only wish I would have had that for my boys when they were little!
I love the Redmond Bath Salts! Redmond Bath Salt is a completely natural mineral sea salt that comes from a sea bed dating back thousands of years. Redmond bath salt is so natural you can eat it!
Redmond Bath Salts contain more than 60 natural trace minerals which are great for the body and skin including potassium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, as well as many others! I love that we can get minerals into our body through our skin! When Craig was dealing with Lyme Disease, his gut was so damaged he wasn’t absorbing nutrients, which was so upsetting since he needed nutrients to heal this body! That is when we started using Redmond Bath Salts so he could start absorbing minerals through his skin.
I am happy that we found a company like Redmond Life that understands the importance of keeping products pure and clean!
If you are cleaning out your bathroom pantry to help heal your body, I highly suggest replacing your products with Redmond Life! You won’t be disappointed!