Liver health and hormones

Hormone Health : Why the Liver is Important

Did you know that keeping your liver healthy is super important for your hormones? Here are the top five reasons why:

  1. Hormone Metabolism: Your liver breaks down and removes excess hormones from your body. If it’s not working properly, it can cause hormonal imbalances.

  2. Estrogen Processing: The liver is responsible for processing and breaking down estrogen, which can cause health problems if there’s too much of it in your body.

  3. Thyroid Hormone Conversion: The liver helps convert inactive thyroid hormone into the active form, so if it’s not functioning properly, it can lead to symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, and depression.

  4. Cortisol Regulation: Your liver also helps regulate cortisol levels, which can cause anxiety, insomnia, and weight gain if there’s too much.

  5. Insulin Metabolism: The liver plays a crucial role in regulating blood sugar levels by metabolizing insulin, so if it’s not working properly, it can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes.

Basically, a healthy liver is essential for maintaining hormonal balance and overall health. Take care of your liver, and it’ll take care of you!

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Shannon South, FNTP

Shannon South is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner specializing in fertility and hormones. She gave birth to her one and only child at age 43, after a long struggle with infertility. She and her beautiful family live in Brooklyn, NY.

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