Why You Need to Support Your Liver When Dealing with Fertility Issues

egg quality May 24, 2023

When you think about healing your body to improve your fertility, your liver most likely doesn't spring to mind. But your liver is the organ responsible for breaking down & expelling toxins that enter the body and all areas of your body, including your reproductive system, depends on your liver to properly function. A new report shows that estrogen receptors in the liver are critical for maintaining fertility. What's more, the expression of those receptors is under the control of dietary amino acids, the building blocks of proteins [1].

Is blog post is taken from Week 9 of The Fertility Formula - an easy, six-step online program that can help boost your fertility naturally & make your DREAMS of growing your family, come true.

Your liver is the master detoxifier and is responsible for a large part of our overall health & as you know if you're having a "normal" health issue this can have a negative impact on your fertility health.

Your liver has two main jobs:

  • To convert your food, fluid, and the air you breathe into the vital vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and nutrients that fuel and protect the body.
  • To break down and expel all the toxins and excess hormones.

It does these jobs by…

  • filtering toxins from the blood at a rate of over one quart per minute
  • converting amino acids into glucose for energy production
  • making bile, the fluid that helps the body break down fats and prevents constipation
  • metabolizing excess hormones
  • producing interferon, a protein that acts as the body’s natural defence system against pathogens (viruses, bacteria, germs, parasites, etc.)
  • participating in healthy immune system function
  • storing vitamins, minerals and enzymes for use when the body needs them

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A liver that is tired, congested, and overworked can produce a multitude of symptoms that are often thought to be caused by hormones and particularly hormone imbalance. Common symptoms of a sluggish liver are crashes of energy, poor digestion, skin issues (more below), weight gain and many more…

  • anger or irritability
  • skin issues – irritation, some liver spots, itching, swelling with bags under the eyes, slight yellow hue, acne
  • bouts of general depression, headaches or body aches without an identifiable cause
  • poor digestion, nausea after meals (especially after eating fatty/oily foods) and constipation
  • inability to properly balance hormones in the absence of other contributing fertility health issues
  • tiredness/fatigue without having overexerted oneself

The main contributors to liver sluggishness are eating a diet low in fibre that lacks fresh whole vegetables and overeating dairy, fatty meat, oils, alcohol and refined sugars. Repeated use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics and tranquillizers, and exposure to environmental toxins and chemicals, also contribute to poor liver health.


But here are a few extra support tips if you feel like your liver needs a little TLC [especailly if you're like me and love a little too much 🍷]

If you're ready to maximize your fertility health [after you have already lowered your inflammation and oxidative stress through diet and lifestyle], support your liver with Seeking Health Liver Nutrients Liver Nutrients & Castor Oil packs from Queen of the thrones or anything off of Amazon [affiliate links]


Milk Thistle seed (Silybum marianum): detoxifies, regenerates damaged liver tissue, stimulates bile production, and improves digestion

Burdock root (Arctium lappa): cleanses and nourishes the liver which aids in hormonal balance

Chicory root (Cichorium intybus): aids the body in recovery of liver health issues

Dandelion root and leaf (Taraxacum officinale): the root cleanses the liver, stimulates bile flow, supports the body in managing estrogen dominance, and acne – the leaf is nutrient-packed and nourishing to the liver

Turmeric root (Curcuma longa): a bitter herb, a liver regenerator that stimulates the liver enzymes necessary to flush toxins

Schisandra berry (Schisandra chinensis): an adaptogen for liver protection, enhances vitality and energy levels, anti-inflammatory and a protective antioxidant

Goji berries (Lycium barbarum,L.chinense): a nutritious fruit high in antioxidants that supports liver function to promote hormone balance

Nutritional Supplements

Immune system enhancing supplements are known to help support liver regeneration.

  • Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system
  • Probiotics – supportive of healthy gut flora to fight pathogens
  • CoQ10 Ubiquinol – another powerful antioxidant for fighting free radicals
  • Choline – a micronutrient, B vitamin, known to support the liver’s natural ability to detoxify and prevent fat build-up within itself. Suggested daily use is 425 mg. Foods rich in choline are eggs (don’t skip the yolks) Brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, wild Alaskan Salmon, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, lentils and peanuts

Natural Therapies

Castor Oil Therapy: Applied over liver area three times a week; aids in liver detoxification and increases liver circulation. Queen of the thrones or anything off of Amazon [affiliate links]

Fertility Yoga: Increases circulation throughout the body, stretches muscles and ligaments, promotes calm, relaxation, and stress reduction, enhances breathing and the flow of oxygen into the lungs.


FFP 179 | Sex Steroid Metabolism & Your Liver | Colleen Holland [time stamp 29:29]

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Anything written or said about health and diet are my opinions, that I have formed over the years, through trial and error, study, reading, listening and observing. What worked for me may not work for you. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or dietician and all medical advice should be gotten from a qualified professional. Product recommendations are based on what I used during my infertility journey or wish I had.



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