Why caring for your liver can fix your hormones
When you’re having hormone issues, the last thing most people give any consideration to is their underappreciated liver.
The liver is a powerhouse organ. Not only can it do UH-MAZING things like regenerate (yeah, I know, impressive) but it’s one of the body’s most crucial detoxifying organs.
Since toxicity, such as exposure to excessive alcohol, harmful chemicals, pesticides and more, is one of the main causes of hormone concerns, it just makes sense to care for your liver as one way to fix your hormones.
What does your liver do?
Perhaps a better question is what your liver doesn’t do. Each day your liver accomplishes more than 500 crucial bodily functions. That’s a lot of power packed into its 3 pounds! It’s one of the largest and arguably one of the hardest working organs in your body. It’s constantly filtering your blood at the rate of 2 ½ pints per minute to remove harmful toxins and other waste material and sending what you don’t need to be excreted. It also converts all the good stuff and then sends it out to other areas of your body so your body can use it.
You can’t live without a functioning liver.
Your liver has been under attack in our modern society. Everything you eat, drink, inhale or put on your skin—EVERYTHING that goes into your body or touches it—is processed by your liver in some way. Think about that for a minute. All the pollutants, medications, many beauty care products, toxins and processed food bombard the liver as it works to protect your body.
That means your liver is working overtime TRYING so hard to protect you from this constant onslaught of noxious elements. But, it doesn’t have any pain receptors, so it’s really challenging to know when your liver is in pain or struggling to function.
It’s time to get your hard-working liver a break!
How do you care for you liver?
As a first step in giving your liver some love, be sure you support it by eating high-quality organic food, unrefined sources of carbohydrates and fresh fruits and vegetables. Be sure you focus on quality protein such as grass-fed meat or wild-caught seafood. As always, a good exercise routine that helps you sweat or a trip to the sauna is good for detoxing as is dry brushing the skin. Drinking a shot of raw apple cider vinegar or sipping high-quality tea such as dandelion root tea daily also helps your body detox.
Adding a slice of lemon (or 3 drops of Lemon essential oil) to water in the morning is another way to support a healthy liver.
Essential oils that may help your liver detoxify. There are several essential oils that may stimulate your liver and help to keep it healthier so it can keep fighting the good fight for your body to rid it of toxins. Some of these include:
You could also make a roller ball with an essential oil blend that may help your liver function and detoxify. Here’s one to try:
3 drops Grapefruit essential oil
4 drops Juniper Berry essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
5 drops Cypress essential oil
5 drops Rosemary essential oil
Fill the rest of the roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Roll over your abdomen under your right rib cage right after waking and then again at bedtime.
Another way to give your hard-working liver a boost is to try doTERRA’s Zendocrine Detoxification Complex a proprietary blend of whole-food extracts designed to give your body a boost and supports healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and colon.
Supporting our hard-working livers has never been so important as it is now due to all the toxins our bodies come into contact with each and every day. When we care for our livers, the powerful detoxifying systems of our bodies, it can help fix our hormones.
What do you do to help support your liver function?