Oh the liver! Our livers really do so much for us. At the most basic level, our liver plays a major role in digestion, metabolism, immunity, and storage of nutrients. According to Chinese medicine, the liver (the system, not just the organ) is responsible for the smooth flow of emotions including Qi and blood. Unfortunately, many of us experience ongoing liver symptoms, as we're living in a culture full of processed foods and chemicals that lead to congested, toxic, and stagnant livers.
The stresses of our daily lives, combined with the chemicals we’re exposed to, leave us full of toxins, and with yucky liver symptoms like headaches or migraines, PMS, acne, hormone imbalances, anger and irritability. From an energetic or emotional perspective, our liver is also a storehouse for our old pain and traumas. It’s so important that we clean out, detox, and restore our livers!
If you’re in the process of coming back to yourself after trauma, injury, or illness, you know it’s not easy. If you’re on this journey, you’re likely fatigued, physically and emotionally. You may be uncertain or afraid. If you’re lucky, you may also be seeing a glimpse of hope or opportunity. Regardless, the path of recovery takes intention, work, perseverance and extreme gentleness. Below is my story along with some gems that I have learned from others. I hope it serves you well..
Ok, this is a fun one…. Let’s talk about tooth decay. No parent ever wants to see their child’s teeth chipping away! Believe me, we didn’t. Our little guy was still nursing and had a pretty incredible diet, so to say I was surprised, would be an understatement. Of course I immediately did a thorough inspection and he was missing chunks of tooth in three other spots! I don’t typically rush off to dentists and doctors, but we went to 5 dentists over the next two weeks, We found out that Emmet had “soft and weak enamel.” Basically, Emmet’s teeth had no protection and we were headed towards serious tooth decay. Four of the dentists said that we “HAD” to do dental surgery.
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There's a good chance you have suffered from adrenal fatigue during a time of illness or increased stress. If you haven't, you probably will. Adrenal fatigue is the result of ongoing physical, emotional, or nutritional stress. We've all been there, and for many, adrenal fatigue takes a significant toll on your well being.
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