Whether you're trying to drop unwanted pounds or flush out unwelcome toxins, you need a healthy liver to make it happen.
Your liver is your largest internal organ, and it's responsible for an astonishing variety of life-sustaining and health-promoting tasks - including those that make healthy weight loss and weight management possible. Integral to countless metabolic processes, the liver supports the digestive system, controls blood sugar and regulates fat storage. It stores and mobilizes energy, and produces more proteins than any other organ in the body. It also regulates your blood flow and, if you're a woman, keeps your menstrual cycles running smoothly.
Your liver is responsible for chemically breaking down everything that enters your body, and that is a very big job. But when the liver is clogged and overwhelmed with toxins, it can't do a very effective job of processing nutrients and fats.
Fortunately, the liver, in its infinite wisdom, produces bile, a crucial substance for detoxifying our bodies. Bile lubricates our intestines and works with fiber to prevent constipation. Bile is also where the liver dumps all the drugs, heavy metals, xenoestrogens, excess sex hormones from the Pill and hormone replacement therapy, medications, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and other toxins, so they can eventually be eliminated from the body, But when our bile becomes overly congested with the toxins it's trying to filter out, it simply can't function properly. It becomes thick, viscous and highly inefficient in breaking down fats.
Cleansing the liver helps it produce better, more efficient bile. That helps your body flush toxins and break down fat more effectively. It also makes more energy-giving nutrients available to your body and reduces strain on your digestive and immune systems. Your elimination improves, and your colon is relieved of unnecessary burdens. The net effect: You look and feel better, and it becomes far easier for you to achieve and maintain your ideal weight. So if you're concerned with managing your weight, remember this important point: The more toxic your body becomes, the more difficulty you'll have losing weight and keeping it off.