Liver Health and Support

Your liver and detoxification system

The liver is one of the most vital organs of the body. It regulates most of the chemical levels of the body, and breaks down, creates and balances nutrients in the blood that is passed from the stomach and intestines. There are about 500 vital functions of the liver that have been identified, so it is very clear that without the liver, we cannot survive.

A dysfunction or imbalance of the liver can come from a variety of different reasons. One of them is through the build-up of toxins and waste especially from processed foods and drinks, drugs, alcohol, the air we breathe, the products and chemicals that enter through the skin. By overloading the liver with more chemicals and inflammation-causing substances, its detoxifying and metabolising functions can be compromised and leads to more waste and toxins circulating in our system.

Another way the liver can become distressed is through high levels of stress, especially over long periods of time. This significant increase of stress hormones and stress-response in the body means the liver is also working harder to metabolise the hormones and toxins in much more difficult environment. Poor diet and lifestyle choices can also contribute to liver imbalance, as it is again forced to work harder and in more difficult conditions. 

The liver works closely with the organs of the digestive system including the stomach, intestines, pancreas and gall bladder. An issue with digestion can also indicate an issue with the liver. 

External infections and infestations of various micro-organisms can also burden the liver. The toxins and waste released by these microorganisms can be damaging to the liver, and on top of that, any medications that are used to treat infections may add to the workload. Regular medication-use due to other medical conditions will also affect the liver, especially over time. 

It is essential that we regularly check in with our liver and the rest of our body, and aim to support it before we see any serious liver imbalance. 

Common types of symptoms that may be related to liver imbalance include:

  • High liver or gall bladder markers

  • High cholesterol

  • Fatigue

  • Low immunity 

  • Pain on the right side

  • Difficulty digesting fats and proteins

  • Frequent bloating

  • Excessive gassiness

  • Tummy pains and upsets

  • Indigestion

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhoea or loose stools

  • Skin conditions such as eczema, acne or psoriasis

  • Eye pain, dry eyes, red or yellow eyes

  • High stress, anxiety, anger or frustration 

Liver support and Liver and Gall Bladder Flush 

At Healing Tree, we see many patients who's health condition may either stem from an issue with the liver or have complicated the liver.

 

We work together with the patient to provide a safe and gentle liver balancing cleanse, and also offer guidance with liver and gall bladder flush which may assist symptoms related to liver imbalance or are not responding to treatments due to an overload of the liver.

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