Perhaps you’ve received diagnosis of Gilbert’s Syndrome and been told it’s a benign, harmless, genetic condition that you can do nothing about so don’t worry about it?
With further research, you will find that many people with Gilbert’s Syndrome are fatigued, don’t tolerate stress, alcohol, caffeine or medications so well, have a sluggish digestion and may have also issues with hormone clearance (e.g. PCOS).
Simply put, this is because your liver is not functioning as optimally as somebody who doesn’t have Gilbert’s Syndrome.
Gilbert’s Syndrome describes an issue with the liver’s Phase II Glucuronidation pathway. This pathway eliminates many endogenous toxins (self-produced), it is also believed to be responsible for removing up to 70% of exogenous (or xenobiotic) toxins from the body.
This impairment can leave you feeling a little bit hung over every single day… you may even find that the smell of perfumes in the department stores are overwhelming.
Now don’t fear, for there are many things you can do to support your body and nourish your liver naturally… and if you read on, you’ll find that there are even some benefits to having Gilbert’s Syndrome.