How is the Health of Your Liver and Gallbladder?


When the liver and/or gallbladder are imbalanced, physical and emotional signs can manifest in numerous ways in various body systems. Check off the symptoms that apply to you:

Joint Problems:

  • Joint stiffness and pain, tendon or ligament problems. Tendonitis.
  • Vision problems; dry eyes, blurred vision, sensitivity to light
  • Headaches, neck and shoulder pain

Hormonal Disturbances:

  • Irregular periods, menstrual pain, PMS, breast pain, uterine fibroids
  • Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism
  • Intolerance to HRT
  • Hypoglycemia and unstable blood sugar levels
  • Adult onset diabetes, common in individuals with a fatty liver
  • Difficult time going through menopause; hot flashes

Digestive disturbances:

  • Gas and bloating, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gallstones
  • Discomfort after eating fatty or fried foods (ice cream, French fries etc.)
  • Reflux
  • Hemmorhoids
  • Gallstones and gallbladder disease
  • Constipation
  • Sugar cravings
  • Thick coating on the tongue
  • Bad breath

Abnormal Metabolism of Fats:

  • Elevated LDL cholesterol and reduced HDL cholesterol, elevated triglyecerides
  • Fatty deposits in blood vessels, causing high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes
  • Build up of fat in certain organs (fatty degeneration of organs), including fatty liver
  • Lipomas and other fatty tumors
  • Cellulite
  • Excess weight gain; difficulty losing weight; sluggish metabolism
  • Abdominal obesity
  • Insomnia between 11pm-3:00am

Nervous System:

  • Irritability, anger, frustration, depression
  • Mood swings
  • Poor concentration, foggy brain
  • Nausea and headaches

Skin Symptoms:

  • Itchy skin, acne (including rosacea), rashes, psoriasis
  • Yellow or green tinge to the skin
  • Flushed facial appearance
  • Excessive sweating with increased body odour
  • Brown spots on the skin (liver spots)
  • Red palms and soles, which may be itchy and inflamed
  • Skin tags

Immune Dysfunction:

  • Allergies – sinusitis, hay fever, asthma, hives
  • Multiple food and chemical sensitivities
  • Increased risk of autoimmune disease
  • Chronic fatigue and/or fibromyalgia
  • Susceptibility to infection

How did you do? If you checked off three or more symptoms, consider using foods, herbs and supplements to cleanse your liver, or join Sat Dharam for the online Spring Yoga Cleanse to support your liver.

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