The liver is a critical organ. It transforms toxins into waste that your body can safely expel via urine or poop. It’s a tough job, especially considering just how prevalent toxins are in our modern environment. With time and a lack of proper care to avoid those toxins, the liver becomes overwhelmed and sluggish. Instead of getting rid of toxins, it stores them in fat cells – especially around the belly.
That segues us neatly into our first sign of a sluggish liver.
1. Sudden weight gain
When your liver doesn’t work 100% on removing toxins from the body, reducing calories and regular workout won’t be of much help as the body stores the unfiltered toxins in its fat cells. Moreover, as the liver is responsible for metabolizing fat, when it doesn’t function properly, fat will circulate from the gut through the bile and back to the organ.
A healthy liver creates antibodies which attack allergens. However, when its functioning decreases, the body stores those allergens. The brain responds by producing histamine, a chemical which marks the allergens for removal. Excessive buildup of histamine leads to allergy symptoms like itchiness, fogginess, and headaches.
3. Chronic fatigue
This is one of the most overlooked symptoms of a sluggish liver. According to Dr. Edward Group, chronic fatigue is a common symptom of liver toxicity. When toxins disrupt your muscle metabolism, they cause aches all over the body, and this only gets worse when toxin buildup attacks the immune system. Left untreated, chronic fatigue can lead to moodiness, depression and anger.
4. Excessive sweating and body odor
When the liver is overworked, it becomes hot and transfers the heat to the whole body. Then, the body tries to cool down by the process of sweating. It results in stronger body odor and excessive sweating.
5. Stubborn acne
All those pesky toxins that build up in your liver cause hormonal imbalances. Those imbalances, in turn, lead to skin problems like acne. No amount of external cleansing will get rid of acne that’s caused by a sluggish liver.
6. Bad breath
If your oral health and hygiene are good, but you still suffer from a bad breath, you might have a problem with your liver. Consult your physician to be certain.
Ways to get rid of fatty liver disease?
Fatty liver disease can be reversed and eased with a proper diet. These two recipes are delicious and nutritious ways to reverse the effects of a fatty liver. Foods like dandelion root, bananas, sweet potatoes, liver, and ginger root can all help ease and reverse the effects of a fatty liver disease.
Make a breakfast smoothie with bananas, ginger and dandelion root to combat the effects of this disease.
Chop one banana and blend with one cup of Greek yogurt, crushed ginger root, two tablespoons peanut butter and one teaspoon of dandelion root. Blend and serve immediately.
Mix and match your favorite ingredients and incorporate into your diet one-to-two times a day.