On the Outside of the Body
Two of the most prominent indicators of human health on the exterior of the body are the skin and the eyes.
Our skin is a physical manifestation of our insides. Because it is our first line of defense in keeping the body healthy, the skin reflects the body’s ability to fight off disease. The more bright and healthy it looks, the more capable it is of keeping the body disease-free.
When the liver is faring poorly, the skin begins to suffer quite clearly. For example, you may be familiar with ‘Jaundice’. This is a yellowing of the skin that is often associated with liver disease.
Other examples of liver damage manifesting itself on the skin is through rashes, itching, acne, and prominent blood vessels.
Just as jaundice can occur on the skin, it often occurs in the eyes. The eyes should be a healthy, crystal clear white with bright colors around the pupils; this is a sign that all is well. But when the eyes are constantly blood-shot, itchy, red, and puffy it may be a sign that your liver is in bad condition.
Other External Signs to Look For
The eyes and skin are good indicators of health because we all know what skin and eyes should ideally look like. However, in other aspects ….
Excessive Fat Build-Up
There are numerous reasons for weight gain: Poor diet, lack of exercise, unhealthy lifestyles etc. Yet, one of the underlying causes of fat gain is often an underperforming metabolism. And one of the main reasons for a failing metabolism is an unhealthy liver.
Your liver is supposed to regulate fat storage and blood sugar levels. Although when the liver is occupied with toxins and other substances, it can’t deal with blood sugar properly. In many cases these leads to what is known as fatty liver, which is when the liver begins to store fat on the liver.
Discoloration of Stool
If you notice that, “your stools are pale or clay-colored, you may have a problem with the drainage of your biliary system, which is comprised of your gallbladder, liver, and pancreas… Bile salts are released into your stools by your liver, giving the stools a brown color. If your liver is not producing enough bile, or if the flow of the bile is blocked and not draining from your liver, your stools will be pale or clay-colored.”