There is more to improving digestion than just healing the gut and optimizing digestion. The digestive system is made up of your gallbladder, liver and pancreas in addition to your actual stomach. These organs therefore also need TLC to function optimally. If not, they become congested and overwhelmed, leading to symptoms, which for some can result in skin issues.
The Liver Lowdown
The liver is our second largest and most important detoxifying organ in our body. Can you guess the first? Yes, it’s the skin, which is why if the liver is sluggish, skin problems can develop. In essence, the liver supports the health of the skin. Every toxin in our body is taken to the liver to be cleaned and transformed (fat-soluble into water soluble forms) that can then be excreted so that the body is able to expel it via the colon. It removes harmful bacteria, chemicals, toxins, and even removes excess hormones.