Liver and weight gain
There are so many fad diets, teas, pills and shakes to name a few things on the market that have been set up for failure by big pharma. I can comfortably say that I firmly believe that big pharma products extends to the so called 'herbal' products as well.
We all want to look good like the photo shopped woman on the cover of vogue. But if you do wish to lose weight, we need to take a deeper look at why we are not shifting weight. TICM do not believe in diets. You will fail. I personally to not believe in the western concept garbage about fast or slow metabolism either. People should be able to have a normal healthy meal and easily lose weight or not gain any further weight. Usually it is due to Spleen dysfunction why people suffer. However, we always overlook the Liver. Could Liver be the reason why you are putting on weight, not losing weight?
People never think about Liver health in terms of weight loss, but the Liver is responsible for helping metabolise fat. Our Liver is the second largest organ in your body. It helps process nutrients from food and drinks and filters harmful substances from your blood. It also produces bile, which breaks down fat while also working like a filter to clean toxins out of our blood, helping us feel energised. Optimising your liver health can help you lose weight and meet your athletic goals.
Most people struggle with overburdened Livers due to a toxic medication, diet and lifestyle. This means their bodies are ineffective at digestion and fat breakdown, resulting in weight gain, feeling heavy, bloated and sluggish. A stressed out Liver can also cause fat to build up, especially around the belly. This can mean that no matter how much you restrict calories, weight loss is near impossible unless you detox your Liver. The Liver’s role is therefore crucial for efficient circulation, metabolism and fat breakdown. There is no other organ like it.
Too much fat in your Liver can cause liver inflammation, which can damage your Liver and create scarring. In severe cases, this scarring can lead to Liver failure.
Before you go on a crazy cleanse, what are some signs beyond stubborn belly fat and excess weight that can show you may be dealing with a Liver overload?
Chronic fatigue as tiredness that is abnormally long in both duration and frequency is one of the most common symptoms of Liver toxicity. Physiologically, toxins in the Liver often disrupts muscle metabolism, which can result in aches, pains, and physical tiredness.
Allergies: a healthy Liver will produce antibodies that will, in turn, seek out and eradicate allergens within the Liver. A build up of allergens causes the brain to initiate a defense mechanism against perceived threats, which it does via the creation of histamine. This response systematically loops, resulting in build up of the chemical. When this occurs in someone with a fatty Liver, allergic symptoms such as headaches, itchiness, skin irritation, and so forth often surface.
Brain fog as it is possible for toxins to accumulate in areas of the brain. When this happens, the above mentioned symptoms of brain fog often surface. Also, progressive mental confusion can be an underlying symptom of Liver disease.
Excess sweat and body odour. When the Liver becomes overworked, it naturally releases a large amount of heat. This is a common occurrence in someone with a fatty Liver. Of course, elevated heat transferred throughout the body results in sweating, as the body attempts to regulate its temperature to cool off. Excessive sweating leads to unpleasant body odour and the heat, sweat, stink cycle repeats.
Hypertension as someone with a fatty Liver is more likely to experience hypertension (high blood pressure). However, the real danger lies not only in the symptom, but its effect on the body. A Liver covered by fatty tissue, combined with elevated blood pressure, can either promote Liver disease, or signify advanced states of a Liver condition.
If you are struggling with any of these symptoms or you are having a tough time shedding some extra weight, I suggest you see a TICM doctor for Liver tincture.