Signs Your Liver Needs a Detox

The liver is the body’s largest organ (following the skin). It is found in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity beneath the rib cage. It removes toxins from the body’s blood supply, maintains healthy blood sugar levels, regulates blood clotting, and performs over 500 other vital bodily functions. 

Given this brief overview of the important role that the liver plays within the body, we also want to highlight the importance of detoxifying the liver. In this blog, we will share what a liver detox is, signs that you might need one, and how OnePeak Medical can assist with this process.

What is liver detoxification?

A liver detox, also commonly referred to as a “liver cleanse” or “liver flush” is a process that involves an intentional reset of the liver’s natural detoxification pathways. Normally, a healthy liver will naturally cleanse itself. However, factors such as dietary stressors and environmental toxins can interfere with optimal liver function. Making holistic changes, such as diet and lifestyle modifications, can help to support the liver’s detoxification process and lessen the overall toxic load. 

Signs that you might benefit from a liver detox

  • You have frequent sugar cravings,
  • You feel low in energy,
  • Your nutrient-dense diet isn’t providing you with the energy you’d hoped for,
  • Your skin is irritated,
  • Your bowel movements are irregular,
  • Your body is resistant to weight change despite your best efforts.

While these certainly aren’t the only symptoms associated with needing a liver detox, they offer a good starting point for analyzing if this is, in fact, the right option for you.

How OnePeak Medical can help

At OnePeak Medical, we offer an easy-to-follow four-week detox program. This includes meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes that walk you through the entire process. There are two phases of liver detoxification. During these phases, you will be healing your intestinal lining, pulling out environmental toxins from the body, decreasing systemic inflammation, and providing your body with powerful antioxidants. When this detox is complete, you can expect to feel healthier, have more energy, and experience mental clarity and vitality! 

To begin your liver detox journey with OnePeak Medical, schedule an appointment with one of our Fitness and Nutrition Advisers. Let us help you feel your best! Book your appointment today.