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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Hi Maria! I’ve been doing KETO for 9 weeks and have lost the 10 pounds I wanted to lose. I’m doing it more for health anyway. My question is, I’m struggling with dry mouth and my gums are receding. I drink over a gallon of water a day ( I’m 121 lbs) I take 1 potassium in the am and 1 magnesium in the pm. Also C and D with lunch. Is there a reason for me having dry mouth when my Mom, Dad, and husband don’t and they’re doing KETO too?? Any suggestions??
What does 1 potassium/1 magnesium mean? How many milligrams is that? Over a gallon of water? Yikes, that’s a lot of water! Do you live in a desert? 🙂 I’ve always thought dry mouth could be caused by drinking too much water, causing your body (in trying to get rid of it) to leave you/itself dehydrated. I’ll wait for Maria to set me straight!
Love this article and couldn’t agree more about toxic products! Our skin is our largest organ and really appreciate reading articles about how our liver affects our thyroid. We are one system and we have to see how one thing affects everything. Thank you for sharing!
The potassium is 99 mg and the magnesium glycinate is 400 mg. Maria always says drink, drink, drink: )
Yes, you want to drink at least 1/2 your bodyweight in ounces of water a day. Try adding more salt. That will help you retain more water to stay hydrated.
I have hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and I am so into de-toxing my lifestyle NOT just my food. It is so important. Thank you for sharing this article!
Very true! 🙂
I tried switching to Beautycounter products and absolutely loved them, however had to stop using them because they are way too pricey. The bottles are beautiful but small for the price and I just kept running out and had to buy more. I would gladly swap pretty bottles for lower prices. Do you have a list of alternative products for those of us who simply can’t afford Beautycounter’s high prices? Not all of us can afford Department Store priced skin products. Thanks.
I have tried a few Beauty Counter products in sample sizes when they sold them for a limited time at Target a few months ago. I really loved them, but when I went to look at buying the full sizes, I found them to be very unaffordable. I’m going to have to look into other brands/products and ingredients to avoid I guess. Either that or get a 2nd job. I really want my family to be the healthiest they can be but I haven’t found out yet how to do that with topical health products yet. I think Beauty Counter is a wonderful option for those that can afford it though.