Probiotic Treatment for Cirrhosis?

Here’s an excellent article on the using probiotics to treat liver diseases such as Cirrhosis. “Probiotics that help prevent hepatic encephalopathy may benefit liver cirrhosis patients. Dr. David W. Victor III, a practicing hepatologist, said, “This rigorous new research finds that probiotics modify the gut microbiota to prevent hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver. These results offer a safe, well-tolerated, and perhaps cheaper alternative to current treatments.” The researchers conducted a...

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Cirrhosis Diet Prep: Some First Steps

Here’s a good article with some basics on building an effective cirrhosis diet: “Anything we put in our body at some point gets filtered through the liver, and this is why our diet can play such a large role in the development of cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease which progresses from fibrosis – scarring of the liver. In cirrhosis, the scarring is irreversible, and this can be a result of alcohol abuse, viral hepatitis B and C, and fatty liver disease. The liver is the only organ that can regenerate and heal itself,...

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Cirrhosis Diet Primer

Here’s an excerpt from a good article on our topic, click the link below to read the full article. “6 Foods to Reduce Liver Inflammation One way to reduce the inflammation in the liver from any of these conditions is to eat an anti-inflammatory diet. The following foods reduce inflammation in the body, and are especially helpful in reducing inflammation in the liver: Turmeric – Turmeric contains compounds (curcuminoids) that reduce inflammation in the body, stimulate the liver and kidney functions, and improve bile production and...

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Liver Fibrosis/ Cirrhosis Apparently Reversed in rats with Modified Protein

Some fairly promising and potentially helpful research follows below: “A protein modified to increase the amount of time it circulates in the bloodstream appears to reverse liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in rats, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. The investigators say the findings, reported ahead of print in the March 3 early view edition of Hepatology, advance the search for a potential cure for the thousands of patients worldwide living with these incurable diseases. At present, there is little effective...

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Caring for the Liver with Dietary Modifications/ Considerations

Here’s a well written article on the benefits of diet in caring for the liver. “Liver is the seat of metabolism in the body. Whatever food we eat, after digestion passes through liver. 85-90% of the blood that leaves the stomach and intestines carries important nutrients to the liver where the proteins are processed and broken down into amino acids, carbohydrates into glucose and fats into amino acids. Liver diseases such as hepatitis and cirrhosis may change the way our body uses nutrients from food. Most of the patients of...

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