An unhealthy liver can cause overheating. Not many people are aware of this. Your liver is a hard working organ. It performs more jobs in your body than any other organ. If your liver is fatty, inflamed or sluggish, it will struggle to carry out its functions, and overheat in the process.

Two of the main jobs your liver performs are fat burning and detoxification. If the health of your liver is poor, you may be overly sensitive to heat, feel exhausted and not be able to lose weight. Fortunately there’s a lot you can do to get your liver in shape again.

Post menopausal women often believe their hot flashes are solely caused by estrogen deficiency, and seek hormone replacement therapy from their doctor. This often doesn’t adequately relieve hot flashes, and may raise the risk of breast and uterine cancer. Improving the health of their liver usually provides good menopause symptom relief.

With simple diet and lifestyle measures it is easy to improve the function of the liver and one of the nice benefits of better liver function is the relief of overheating and excess sweating. Because the liver is such a large organ, when it is overworked, this causes your whole body to overheat. The excess sweating is a reaction of the overheated body to cool body temperature and allow increased excretion of toxins through the skin. The sweating often occurs on the head and face. These symptoms are very unpleasant especially if you live in a hot climate and the associated fatigue can be overwhelming.

Remedies for cooling down a sluggish liver

1. Drink less alcohol or avoid it altogether

This is the most important step. Alcohol can cause inflammation and damage to liver cells, resulting in fatty infiltration.  People with a fatty liver should limit alcohol consumption to one drink per day, with at least two alcohol free days per week. Reducing alcohol can significantly reduce or eliminate excess sweating and menopausal hot flashes. A moderate to high alcohol intake over many years can lead to liver scarring. Serrapeptase is a natural supplement that helps to reduce scar tissue formation.

2. Eat less carbohydrate and avoid sugar

Poor diet is the leading cause of liver problems.  The biggest offenders are sugar and foods made of white flour; they need to be minimized in your diet. A high intake of carbohydrate rich foods in general can promote fatty liver, as the liver converts excess carbohydrate into fat.  Foods that need to be restricted include bread, pasta, rice, breakfast cereals, potatoes and any food made of flour.  See our syndrome X book  or Diabetes Type 2 – You can Reverse it Naturally for a low carbohydrate eating plan.

3. Eat more vegetables, protein and the right fats

Raw vegetables and fruits are the most powerful liver healing foods. These raw foods help to cleanse and repair the liver filter, so that it can trap and remove more fat and toxins from the bloodstream. Eat an abundance of vegetables (cooked and raw salads).  Fruit is healthy for most people, but if you have high blood sugar, polycystic ovarian syndrome or insulin resistance, it’s best to limit fruit to 2 servings per day. Protein is important because it helps to keep the blood sugar level stable, helps with weight loss from the abdomen and reduces hunger and cravings.  Protein should be consumed with each meal.  Good sources of protein include eggs, poultry, seafood, meat, nuts, seeds, whey protein powder, legumes and dairy products.

Most vegetable oil and margarines can worsen liver inflammation.  Healthy fats to include more of in your diet are found in olive oil, oily fish, flaxseeds, coconut oil and raw nuts and seeds.

4. Drink raw vegetable juices

Raw juices are an excellent source of highly concentrated vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Your juice should be comprised of 80 to 100 percent vegetables, with the remainder comprised of fruit.  Do not drink fruit juice; it is too high in carbohydrate and calories.  Our book Raw Juices can Save your Life contains numerous raw juice recipes.

5. Take a good liver tonic

Choose a liver tonic that combines the clinically proven dose of St Mary’s thistle with B group vitamins, antioxidants and sulfur rich amino acids.  A good liver tonic can promote repair of damaged liver cells and facilitate the fat burning and detoxification abilities of the liver.  Livatone Plus contains all of those ingredients and is available in powder or capsule form.

6. Increase glutathione production

Glutathione is your liver’s most powerful detoxifier and it is strongly anti-inflammatory. If you have a fatty liver you need more of it. If you have a chronic inflammatory condition such as allergies, autoimmune disease, asthma or skin problems, you need more glutathione. People with too much inflammation in their body usually feel excessively hot; sometimes this only occurs at night. N-acetyl cysteine is a precursor of glutathione and is known to raise blood levels powerfully. Selenium is also required for glutathione production. Eating sulfur rich foods also helps with glutathione; examples include eggs, cabbage, broccoli and garlic.

The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.