Our bodies are magical. They have super advanced mechanisms and are composed with many components and cells that make up this intelligent ecosystem. Just like any other ecosystem it can get polluted with toxins. In many cases the toxins we face as humans like many other animals daily, are chemical such as pesticides, pollutants, GMO's, alcohol( which we honestly use to cope to stress, and hormones( such as phytoestrogens). Our bodies maintain balance despite these toxins with our liver, kidneys, lungs, colon, lymphatic system, and skin. Often times these organs can get overwhelmed and loose the balance. Luckily, when this happens there are natural remedies available to rebalance our bodies. Below are some common signs that you may need a detox.
10 Clear Signs It's Time For a Cleanse
- Dark Urine
- Diarrhea or Constipation
- Stress/ Irritability
- Mood Swings
- Frequent Headaches
- Low Immunity
Luckily, If the symptoms above sound familiar, there are some amazing herbs that help re-boost your detoxifying organs.
This week I want to talk about one of the detoxifying organs. I want us to go through one a week so that you aren’t overwhelmed with information and you can retain the knowledge. If we are talking assisting Detoxifyng Organs we must first start with the MVP, the liver! The liver is the second largest organ of the body after the skin. Everything that comes through our mouth has to face the liver. The liver is like the bouncer at the club for our digestive system. It literally tosses the mess out in the form of bile. Below are a few functions the liver performs( over 500 functions total).
1) Blood Detoxification & Purification
2) Bile Production & Excretion
3) Metabolism of carbs, proteins and fats
4) Excretion of hormones, drugs, & cholesterol
5) Enzyme Activation
6) Synthesis of plasma proteins
Symptoms that your liver need’s some assistance are:
- Bad breath
- spider veins
- dark urine
- redened palms
- blemishes & hyperpigmentation
- itchy skin
Herbs for your Liver
- Milk Thistle
- Dandelion Root
My personal favorites of these herbs are milk thistle, dandelion root, and turmeric. So much so that I included them all in the KTHXBYE tea along with the powerhouse herb burdock root which I will get into on a later post. The tea helped me rid a 2 inch cyst in my breast and I was astonished. I can’t wait to break down that story for you guys. You can find these herbs in many forms; tea, tincture, and supplement. If you have PCOS( like myself), I truly recommend incorporating milk thistle into your routine. It has helped me with balancing my hormones and fat metabolism. If you are facing anything similar to what I have described in this blog feel free to contact me and chat about it. You don’t have to go it alone! I’m always here for you❤️. Until next week Womy Gang!
-Arienne Bussey, Founder of Womy
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications, please consult with a qualified health professional before beginning any new herbal products.