The Liver is an incredibly important, but neglected part of the human body. We hear a lot about the heart, brain, thyroid and adrenals, and for good reason! They are all important.

However, the liver is as equally important and yet, is under appreciated and is not looked at for so many conditions, weight gain being one of them.

Weight gain for no apparent reason, is almost always contributed to metabolism. I believed this for many years. However, metabolism is simply the chemical processes that happen within your body to maintain life.

So, why would that cause unnecessary weight gain?

I would like you to keep an open mind and consider the liver here for a moment. The liver is the major filter in the body. It is designed to clean out the blood and process fat. The liver can become weak and over worked due to over exposure to poisons, viruses, toxic heavy metals, pathogens, plastics, drugs, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, solvents, processed foods, and dehydration. In this case, it tries to store what it can but many times, fats and toxins go through and build up in different parts of the body. This fat and toxic material build up causes the body to retain fluid for several reasons.

The key is to understand if you are one of these people. Do not blame genetics or metabolism. Instead, cleanse your liver. So many people turn to toxic diets which make the liver even weaker. Yes, you get temporary weight loss from lack of calories but you always gain it back because the underlying issue has not been addressed. The weight loss company has a customer for life, and you have increased your chance of cancer, heart disease and stroke.

The next question is, “why do I have an issue, but my sibling doesn’t?” I will cover that in my next blog.

Until then, if you have always struggled with weight, look to cleanse the liver with a few
easy steps.

1.) Hydrate: Drink 1/2 to 3/4 of your weight in ounces every day. For example, a 200 lb. person drinks 100 to 150 ounces of water per day. Squeeze a lemon or lime into your water 3 times a day. This aids the liver and the stomach.

2.) Drink and eat green: Drinking celery juice and other green juices helps support cleansing the liver. Then, you can add Wuji Chlorella and Spirulina to your diet to increase your liver support.

3.) Reduce processed foods and fat intake: Try to make fat 20% of your diet and make sure it is good, healthy fat. For a list of these, check out my Fatty Liver talk on YouTube. This video has a ton of other good advice for healing the liver, as well!

I know this is very different information than what you have heard before. I am not asking you to believe. Just consider it and try it out. Let me know on our Facebook page, YouTube channel or email how it works for you!