Signs Your Liver Is Backed Up & What You Need To Do About It

by Sara Banta | Apr 4, 2022 | AHP News, Liver Health


The liver is the master detoxification organ; this is why I say “LOVE YOUR LIVER” and your body will love you! 

The liver is the body’s cleaning system and most potent detoxifier; it helps break down fats, nutrients and filters toxins from the blood. If unhealthy, there will be signs your liver is struggling.

If your liver is “clogged” or backed up with liver stones and an overabundance of toxins, it is much more difficult for food, nutrients, and fats to be broken down and “pass-through” efficiently. A sluggish liver makes you even more sensitive to environmental and dietary toxins like perfumes or chemicals in personal care products and foods that you would normally be able to digest effectively.  

Some “healthy” foods could be contributing to your sluggish liver and backup, just as much as environmental toxins, heavy metals, mold, and chemicals. If the liver is sluggish and not functioning optimally there will be many signs, and these issues could lead to more serious and chronic conditions.  

Signs Your Liver is Sluggish 

When your liver has become sluggish and needs support, the signs will become more pronounced as time goes on.

Signs your liver is sluggish include:

    • Unexplained weight gain
    • Nausea, especially after eating a fatty meal
    • Sluggish thyroid and metabolism. Your thyroid hormones convert from the inactive T4 into the Active T3 in the liver.
    • Insomnia, especially waking up between 2-5 am
    • Bloat and poor digestion
    • Acne
    • PMS
    • Skin rashes
    • Hair loss
    • Yellow tint to the skin or eyes
    • Sensitivity to chemicals, scents, and perfumes
    • Motion sickness
    • Light colored, “fluffy” stools
    • Allergies

WRONG “Healthy” Foods for the Liver

Sulfur Foods

One paradox is that healthy, sulfur-rich foods such as kale and broccoli may be clogging our detoxification pathways, and leading to diseases such as Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, and even mental health issues. Some examples are cruciferous vegetables, onions, garlic, and egg yolks.  


Oxalates are in foods such as turmeric, curcumin, almonds, spinach, kale, swiss chard, most nuts, berries, and chocolate. They can also clog detoxification pathways, leading to a backed-up liver, dysbiosis, bloat, and other gut issues. Oxalates can contribute to thyroid disease, urogenital issues, arthritis, joint pain, kidney stones, gout, and much more.

Too Much Fat in Your Diet

When the body isn’t able to break down the amount of fat ingested due to a clogged or sluggish liver, the backup worsens as it lacks the enzymes or bile to process the fats, leading to feeling sluggish, bloated, and causing insomnia, acne, PMS, and even hair loss.  Other symptoms may include bumps on the back of the arms, edema, gallbladder pain on the right side under the ribs, right scapula pain, and gallstones.

How to Improve Liver Health Naturally


Reduce Fat Intake

This includes even the “healthy” fats like lamb, salmon, shrimp, soft cheese, yogurt, and nuts.  Focus on leaner cuts of wild protein including white fish, bison, deer, elk, duck, and Cornish Game Hen. Leaner cuts of wild animal protein will help maintain or even increase muscle mass, while taking the burden off of the liver.

Ascent Diet Cleanse

The combination of the supplements in the Ascent Diet Cleanse works synergistically to increase the permeability and health of the cell in addition to resetting the metabolism, liver health, thyroid health, and reversing diseases like diabetes, fatty liver, visceral fat, obesity, and most chronic metabolic diseases.

Liver Flush Cleanse

The combination of the Liver Cleanse supplements helps flush gallstones out of the body, eliminate pain, cramps, and inflammation, help lower AST and ALT liver enzyme counts, replace damaged liver cells with healthy ones, reverse fatty liver disease, eliminate thousands of toxins, and pollutants reverses drug and alcohol liver damage, flushes out unhealthy cholesterol deposits, opens obstructions in the liver and gallbladder, boosts the immune system and allows the liver and gallbladder to regenerate.

Accelerated Keto®  

When the body is running on Ketones produced by the Accelerated Keto® combined with a low carb diet instead of utilizing glucose for energy, ATP production increases significantly in the mitochondria and Mitochondrial Biogenesis is optimized. 

Furthermore, the additional ingredients in the Accelerated Keto® break down saturated fats into unsaturated fats. These unsaturated fats are easier for the body to utilize and easier for the body to convert to ketones.  The body fat is more readily available to burn for energy, which increases ketones and autophagy mechanisms further. Because of this property, Accelerated Keto® is able to de-fat the liver as well. 

It is well known that the liver is responsible for converting stored fat into ketones. The more a person’s liver is defatted and unclogged, the easier it is for the liver to function in all areas including breaking down fat molecules into usable energy and increased mitochondrial biogenesis. The liver is also where the thyroid hormone converts from T4 to T3, and as the liver function becomes better, the thyroid works better as well, increasing metabolism, mitochondrial function, and energy. 

Organic Mukul Cammiphora in the Accelerated Keto® is known to break down fats in the body and provide an energy spark to burn those fats that it breaks down. It also supports joint and muscle health. Regular use acts as a “Rasayana”, or whole-body rejuvenator. In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is known to have a “Hot” or “Fire” element potency, and in this formula, it is the “match” that lights the Keto process. It detoxifies the body and liver.       

The Organic Trikatu heats up the digestive “fire”, thus allowing for extremely high absorption of Ketones and other cofactors, as well as increasing the metabolic rate.

Accelerated Keto® also has HMB which converts into acetyl-CoA and ketones while preventing muscle wasting. HMB not only provides an additional secondary source of a ketone body but has been shown to prevent muscle wasting.  With more healthy muscle tissue, more mitochondria with increased ATP is sustained.

Beta TCP

Beta-TCP is a dietary supplement containing vitamin C, taurine, beet concentrate, and superoxide dismutase. Overall, this supplement helps to support healthy bile flow, antioxidant function for toxin removal, fat emulsification, glucose metabolism, and digestive enzyme function.  Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a known antioxidant that protects human cells from tissue damage due to oxidative stress. 

Vitamin C is found to help support blood vessel structure, blood pressure, and prevent inflammation by promoting anti-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukins in the body. (Ellulu, 2017) Taurine generally supports bile acid synthesis and antioxidation in the body.  In addition, taurine has been shown to prevent an overflow of catecholamines such as epinephrine to the heart, reduce hypertensive effects on blood pressure, and are found in neutrophils thus aiding in anti-inflammatory response. (Schaffer & Kim, 2018) Beetroot has been shown to increase nitric oxide levels, support antioxidative function thus lowering cellular damage, and disrupt pro-inflammatory cytokine function signaling.  

Superoxide Dismutase, or SOD, is another molecule that provides defense against oxidative stress and can inhibit neutrophils from creating inflammation in the body. In addition, SOD may help with glucose metabolism by preventing the accumulation of O2. O2 is a free radical that causes cellular damage, and can lead to glucose accumulation in the body, and can increase oxidative stress on the liver. (Younus, 2018)

Quercetin with Bromelain

Quercetin is a naturally occurring free radical scavenger that supports healthy seasonal immune system function. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that quercetin can also help to promote normal respiratory function. 

Bromelain has a long history of use by herbalists and is known to help support a balanced immune system response to environmental challenges. Bromelain is a cysteine protease with anti-inflammatory properties. It has been found to alleviate pain and swelling and can help to reduce clotting and plaque build-up in vasculature. It has also been suggested that bromelain has tissue debridement properties that can hydrolyze devitalized tissues. 

In addition, bromelain can help to build a robust immune defense by reducing inflammatory T-cells and cytokines in the body linked to respiratory diseases.  This complementary combination may thus promote year-round respiratory health and support overall seasonal comfort.

Choline and Inositol

Choline and Inositol are members of the B-vitamin family. Choline is necessary to help the body reduce the accumulation of triglycerides in the liver and for normal synaptic transmission, brain health, and fatty acid metabolism in the liver. Inositol is also essential for brain and nervous system health. Both choline and inositol are essential components of all cell membranes.

Quintessential 0.9

This helps heal the body with proper hydration of the cells.  It is composed of the exact balance of minerals and electrolytes as our own blood plasma.  Hydration and nutrition are essential for the cells to detox from heavy metals and radiation in addition to proliferating healthy ATP and mitochondria.

Accelerated Ancient Salt®

It is essential to have emulsifying salt and minerals to stimulate digestion. This is a strongly negatively charged salt to help “pull out” positively charged toxins, parasites, and undigested fats.  

Accelerated Salt is made from pure, raw, unbleached, unheated, unrefined ancient seabed and sea salt from pristine sources that contain no harmful or synthetic excipients. This product is a mixture of five precious salts from High-Frequency locations in the Andes Mountains, the Himalayas, and Utah. 
It is Scalar Charged to further enhance its Frequency. Through the use of basic quantum mechanics combined with the high purity of raw materials, a Scalar field is developed. The resultant Scalar energy is a Higher Frequency of energy that reorganizes the DNA. It helps with nausea, digesting fats, rehydration at the cellular level, detoxification from radiation and heavy metals, and stimulates digestion.  And it tastes AMAZING!


Wild-Lytes goes beyond the scope of a simple electrolyte formula to target the effects of daily stress, inflammation, adrenal fatigue, and immune disruption at a cellular level, providing a foundation for whole-body health.  Unlike many electrolyte supplements, nothing in this formulation down-regulates phase one liver detoxification or blocks sulfation pathways for oxalate metabolism.

It includes:

    • Himalayan sea salt is mineral-rich and contains the natural electrolytes our body depletes through exercise, illness, and our everyday stress response.
    • Cilantro supports oxygenation of the blood and is a natural liver detoxifier, helping to alleviate adrenal fatigue and unburden our overtaxed immune systems.
    • Watermelon contains citrulline, a building block of nitric oxide—vital for cardiovascular function—and is rich in vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, magnesium, and l-arginine—an amino acid that manages blood supply to the muscles and can relieve muscle cramping and fatigue.

Each element is powerful on its own, but transformed in union, supporting cellular communication for optimal results.

Glutathione Stem Cell Patch

Glutathione is the master antioxidant, detoxifier, immune booster and neuro protector.  Glutathione helps the liver detox the heavy metals, toxins and waste out of the body, and improve the immune system to deal with the daily foreign pathogen invaders.  Additionally, Glutathione is Antiviral and great for infections.  For chronic issues, it helps alleviate symptoms with issues like autoimmune issues, arthritis, autism, MS, and Parkinson’s.  Glutathione levels are directly correlated with longevity. 

The Glutathione Patch increases glutathione by 300% in 24 hours, and when it is worn with the X39 Stem Cell Patch, glutathione production increases to 400%. The glutathione patch signals the body to make glutathione.  

X39 Stem Cell Activation Patch

The X39 is a STEM CELL patch that activates our own stem cell production by elevating GHK-cu peptide for regeneration and repair. This peptide resets 4000 genes to a younger state, helps upregulate detoxification pathways, helps repair collagen in all tissues, activates stem cell production, encourages apoptosis of cancer cells, and discourages metastatic cancer cells. People using X39 notice mental clarity, pain and inflammation reduction, wound healing, better sleep, more joy, youthful energy, soft skin, wrinkle reduction, hair growth, enhanced sports performance, faster recovery and reversed cellular aging.  

Foods for Liver Repair

  • Cilantro.  This is known to help chelate heavy metals, pull out toxins from the body, and reduce the toxin burden on the Liver.  This is one of the key ingredients in the Wild-Lytes.
  • Artichoke.  Artichoke leaf extract has been shown to prevent liver damage and to promote regeneration of new liver cells.  Furthermore, it can stimulate bile production, helping the liver rid the body of toxins.
  • Milk Thistle.  It contains an antioxidant called silymarin which helps with inflammation in the liver and even supports cell repair.  
  • Cucumber.  It contains Vitamin A and soothing plant compounds called lignans. Cucumbers are rich in high quality water and alkalize the body. It supports the liver by helping hydrate the GI system, helping to flush out waste and toxins.
Sara Banta

Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.

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