4 Foods To Avoid for Optimum Liver Health

Here’s a good article on foods to avoid when planning a cirrhosis diet or just trying to keep your liver healthy! “The liver is a critical organ that plays a vital role in the metabolism of food and in the digestive process. Often the liver becomes fatty, a condition known as steatosis. This may be due to chronic alcohol usage or from a poor diet high in fat and carbohydrates. It can eventually lead to cirrhosis, or permanent scarring of the liver. Toxic exposure from the environment or from chemicals consumed, and damage from...

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Diet and Cirrhosis

Here’s a helpful article on cirrhosis and your diet. “Cirrhosis is a degenerative inflammatory illness that leads to hardening and scarring of the liver cells. The liver becomes unable to function properly due to the scar tissue, which prevents the normal passing of blood throughout the liver. The increasing loss of liver cells interferes with the organ’s capability to process vitamins, hormones and drugs and slows down the creation of protein and other significant materials produced in the liver. The most typical cause of...

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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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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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