Signs your liver needs a gentle detox

Did you know that hundreds of your body functions are carried out by your liver.

Three of the most important functions of the liver:

  1. Detoxify chemicals
  2. Process nutrients
  3. Regulate hormones

When your liver is congested you feel sluggish and irritable.

When it’s healthy and clear, you feel bright and energised.

How to know if you need a liver detox

How many of these can you tick?

  • Poor sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Mid-afternoon slump
  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Mood swings or irritability 
  • Sensitive to noise
  • Bloating, gas, constipation or other digestive issues
  • Migraine or frequent headaches
  • PMS
  • Hot flashes, night sweats at perimenopause 
  • Acne, including adult acne
  • Eczema or itchy skin
  • Low immunity

Drugs, medication and your liver

Have you ever taken over-the-counter medicines such as:

  • painkillers
  • digestives
  • decongestants
  • antihistamines?

Over-the-counter medicines are classified as drugs and they all contain chemicals that block your body’s normal processes.

Have you ever taken prescribed medicines such as:

  • antibiotics
  • steroids
  • opiate painkillers
  • Roaccutane
  • birth control
  • the abortion pill
  • HRT 

All drugs need to be processed by the stomach, gut, kidneys, blood and lymphatic system as well as the liver.

Two main causes of liver toxicity

1. Coffee, alcohol, sugar and processed foods

The typical 21st-century diet includes some of those, at least for most people.

These are rarely the main issue though.

2. Drugs and hormones

These are the main cause of liver toxicity.

Women take more medication than men.

Women are more susceptible to UTI infection, leading to frequent courses of antibiotics (which lead to gut issues and candida).

Periods and hormonal imbalance cause period pain, and painkillers are often needed.

Most women are reliant on hormonal contraception to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

The other most common medications are taken for allergies and digestion.

  • Courses of antibiotics for tonsillitis or UTI
  • Painkillers for headaches and period pain
  • Birth control and/or morning after pill and medical abortion
  • Anti-histamines and steroids
  • PPIs (Gaviscon, Lansoprazole etc.) for acid digestion
  • Laxatives and diarrhoea drugs
  • Cannesten and Fluconazole for candida

Fact: Most women grow up with visits to the GP and the pharmacy and take medicine when they don’t feel well. Not because they want to, but because they want to get on with their life.

Does this resonate with you?

(That was the story of my life until my mid-twenties when I went to see a homeopath for the first time.)

It’s a simple fact that drugs, hormones and other medication build toxicity in the liver.

This is a hidden cause of many chronic health issues.

Good daily habits to support your liver detox

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat lots of greens.
  3. Avoid chemicals in food, medicine and skin-care
  4. Reduce sugar.
  5. Make time for self-care.

Homeopathy + homeobotanicals

There are many homeopathic remedies to support the liver. 

These are the two I prescribe most often.

  1. Sepia – clears toxicity from hormonal drugs.
  2. Nux Vomica – clears toxicity from a wide variety of medication.

Homeobotanicals are herbs and botanicals that support the body in a variety of ways. 

Homeobotanical Liver + Gallbladder formula includes traditional bitter herbs to help liver detoxification:

  1. Barberry (or Berberis) – contains berberine, which helps with liver detox and clears the skin.
  2. Dandelion (or Taraxacum) – is helpful for liver headaches and night sweats.
  3. Celandine (or Chelidonium*) – is an all-round tonic for liver, gall-bladder and pancreas.

Liver detox is always a good place to start

“I went to see Tracy to regulate my hormones, after many years of using the Mirena coil. She helped me with that in no time. Homeopathy turned my life around. Tracy has an amazing ability to dig deep inside and find the real causes of physical manifestations and before you know it, they are healed in mysterious ways. She is a wonderful person, very compassionate and caring. “

If there is anything here that resonates with you, please feel free to get in touch.

*Chelidonium has been researched and documented as an effective homeopathic medicine for chronic liver disease. [Link]

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  • Get a good night’s sleep

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