You may be thinking, what does detoxification have to do with hormones? And the answer is a whole lot!
The liver, our detox organ, is responsible for about 200 vital functions. It detoxifies our blood, mutated hormones, cholesterol, it aids in digestion, and much more. When the liver is running sluggish, you may start to experience symptoms such as:
- Low energy
- Weight gain
- Hair loss or excessive body hair
- Joint and muscle pain
- Mood swings, anxiety, depression or increased irritability
- Low libido
- Painful, heavy or irregular periods
- Various skin issues
- Hot flashes or night sweats
It’s important to understand that there are several hormones that our body naturally produces that work together synergistically; thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones. When one or more of these are out of balance, or if there is an external disruption, an individual can begin to experience a host of symptoms (as seen above).
In our daily life, we are unavoidably exposed to thousands of toxins. Some of these we can eliminate by removing chemically-laden products from our beauty cabinet, our cleaning supplies and in our pantry. By switching to fragrance/paraben-free lotions and soaps, using natural cleaning agents such as vinegar and shopping for organic foods, you will reduce your toxin load significantly and not put as much stress on your liver.
Because toxins are hormone-disruptors, it’s imperative to support your liver by reducing toxic exposure and replenishing your body with the herbs and nutrients necessary for optimal liver function.
The good news is that the liver is the only organ in the human body that can regenerate itself. As for what you can do to start supporting your liver today, we recommend all our patients start on a safe and effective detox program. This prepares the body to better balance hormones, absorb nutrients and remedy any gut issues.
Are you interested in detoxing and balancing your hormones? At Snow Holistic Health, we work with our patients to build a custom detox program and we’d love to help you, too!
Call (337) 478-1313 to schedule your initial consultation today.