When we expose our bodies to high levels of alcohol, smoking, processed foods, or environmental toxins such as pesticides and household chemicals, our liver becomes overloaded and the detoxification process slows down. As a result, we end up with toxins in our system that our body doesn’t want and with nowhere to go, they cause a myriad of physical and emotional problems.
The health of our organs plays a big role in our emotional health and one of the major signs of a toxic and overworked liver is anger. Anger can take on many forms, nervous tension, irritability, insomnia, rage, fury, aggravation, resentment, frustration, bitterness and angry outbursts.
Alongside the emotional side effects of a toxic system, we are also susceptible to physical symptoms of a sluggish liver, weight gain, heart disease, constipation, psoriasis, eczema, itching, heartburn, bad breath, headaches, high blood pressure, tendentious, dry/sore eyes.
But for those of us who are perimenopausal we need to be aware of the symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances, many of which occur when our liver is not functioning at an optimal level; disturbed sleep, mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, depression, heavy or clotting menstrual blood, fibroids in breast and/or uterus, hot flushes, ovarian cysts.
Recognise any of these? They are all on the list of the common symptoms of the perimenopause and the reason why we are advised strongly to look at our alcohol intake during this time of transition and make self care a priority.