Your liver's main activity is to convert poisons into waste, which can then be discharged from the body. It serves more than 400 purposes in the body, from processing fats, with its buddy, the gallbladder, to putting away basic vitamins and minerals (like iron), filtering the excesses stored in the digestive organs and breaking down medications and alcohol.

When you have a sluggish liver, the poisons start to accumulate and become stored as fatty tissue. They won't be expelled until your liver is functioning at its optimum capacity again, and this might, very well, be the reason why, no matter how strictly you follow the diet, you can't get thinner. It can also be the reason why you’re always too tired or too sick to exercise.

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Even if your liver is not sluggish, a demanding lifestyle with sleepless nights, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, stress and bad food can overload its capacity to process toxins and diminish its efficiency.

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Luckily, the liver lets you know quite clearly when it is overworked, so you can take some preventive measures to enhance its endurance and keep it from being exposed to extra harm.

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Pay attention! If you have some of the following symptoms, you should consult your doctor and seek treatment.

#1. Chronic fatigue;

#2. Negative emotions;

#3. Brain fog, lethargy, feeling drained;

#4. Dull headaches improved with rest, or headaches/migraines behind the eyes;

#5. Chronic joint or muscle pain;

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#6. Excessive perspiration;

#7. Trouble digesting fats;

#8. Gall bladder removed;

#9. Allergies;

#10. Acne or skin conditions;

#11. Gas, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea;

#12. Hormonal imbalances;

#13. Anxiety and depression;

#14. Chemical sensitivities;

#15. Chronic stinky breath;

#16. Unexplained weight gain.

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As you can see, the list is long and contains a multitude of signs and symptoms, reflecting the large number of bodily functions that the liver performs.

The good news? Your liver has amazing regenerative capabilities. With rest, an adequate diet and some initial help with the “cleanup”, it will get back in shape in no time, and help your entire body do the same.

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