Proper liver function is critical for a healthy body (and a healthy body is crucial for weight loss). The liver performs over 400 functions, but one of the most important jobs being to filter toxins and waste from your blood. After your liver filters your blood, it transforms any toxins found into substances to be excreted out of your body via your kidneys (urine) or dumps them in your bile duct to flow into your digestive system and out your body in feces (in a healthy liver with good bile flow).

THE LIVER: YOUR MOST IMPORTANT FAT BURNING ORGAN!
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If your liver does not have the proper nutrients to do its’ job of filtering the blood and transforming toxins into safe substances to send out of your body, it gets backed up and sluggish. Toxins are NOT able to leave your body, and they are stored in your adipose tissue (fat tissue) where they will stay until your liver function improves, and they can be released safely! Another common problem is sluggish/stagnant bile flow. The liver dumps toxins into the bile (bile duct is a river for toxins to move out of the body) and when it gets too thick, the toxic matter can’t flow out of the body quick enough (leading to fatigue, low energy, constipationPMS, toxicity & disease)!

HOW DOES YOUR LIVER FUNCTION MEASURE UP?

Is your liver function supporting your body’s fat burning abilities? If you suffer from any of the following, your liver and gallbladder might be trying to tell you something!
  • History of alcohol/drug use or hepatitis
  • Long term prescription drug use
  • Sensitive to chemicals (tobacco smoke, fumes, perfume, cleaning agents, etc.)
  • Pain between the shoulder blades
  • Stomach upset by greasy foods
  • Greasy or shiny stools
  • History of nausea, motion sickness, or morning sickness


  • Light or pale colored stools
  • Headache over the eyes
  • Gallbladder attacks
  • Bitter taste in the mouth (especially after meals)
  • Become sick or easily intoxicated if drinking wine
  • Easily hung over
  • Pain under right side of rib cage
  • Hemorrhoids or varicose veins
  • NutraSweet (aspartame) consumption
  • Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
Most often, liver stress is a result of a protein deficiencypoor digestion, and/or a low nutrient diet that allows an increased toxic burden to build up. Fat burning is not a priority for a liver under stress. That’s why you must “get healthy to lose weight” not “lose weight to get healthy.” Trying to go about it another way is a waste of time (dieting, cleansing, fasting, etc) and works against your body.   You must strengthen your liver to support your body’s fat burning abilities!


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