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Foods Good For Liver Repair
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Liver: There are no foods or supplements which are specifically good for your liver or which "detox" the liver. Having said that, if you have liver disease, you should avoid alcohol, certain medications, and raw seafood and shellfish. Otherwise, a diet high in vegetables and fruits and low in fatty fried food is probably your best bet. Good luck. ...Read more
Just eat right: The liver is a marvelous organ, capable of doing many jobs at once and capable of enormous healing, even to the point of regrowing to replace removed portions. The same diet that's good for you is good for your liver: low fat, no grease, vitamin rich. Special pills etc are not needed if your healthy. A daily vitamin can't hurt but avoid herbals unless you know what you are taking. ...Read more
Iron in food: It is easier to say what does have iron: red meat, egg yolks, dark leafy greens (spinach, collards), dried fruit (prunes, raisins), iron-enriched cereals, mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops), turkey/chicken giblets, legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas, soybeans), liver, & artichokes. "natural health" websites promote certain foods for liver health, but these aren't proven. A balanced diet is best. ...Read more
Not affected by food: The term liver cyst usually refers to solitary nonparasitic cysts of the liver, also known as simple cysts. However, several other cystic lesions must be distinguished from true simple cysts, including: multiple cysts arising in the setting of polycystic liver disease, parasitic or hydatid (echinococcal) cysts, cystic tumors, and abscesses. Treatment differs by cause but food does not affect cyst. ...Read more
Milk thistle: Milk thistle is beneficial. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when necessary. Maintain a healthy weight & keep high. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, avoiding excessive calories, fats, and alcohol, and maintaining normal weight are all factors that promote and maintain health and therefore promote a healthy liver. I don't think that there's a "fix" for chronic liver disease. ...Read more
High fiber: Low nitrogen vegetables and water are the best. ...Read more
Many choices: Liver health is extremely important for many bodily processes, including detoxification. Nutrients found in foods like garlic, ginger, cilantro, parsley, beets and lemons are known to help with detoxification. Water is always a good idea. For those with liver enzyme elevations, the herb milk thistle has been studied and shown to be helpful in some cases. ...Read more
Healthy diet, many: The best foods for your liver ; kidneys are organic fruits ; vegetables. Avoid fried foods, genetically modified foods ; limit sugars ; starches. Also avoid too much protein. All vitamins are necessary, esp. For your liver- it's best to get from diet but a quality multivitamin ; 5-8000 iu of d3 is reasonable. Acetaminophen causes liver damage- limit use ; take nac with it. See http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more
No: The liver itself is a detoxing organ. No specific foods or vitamins are needed. ...Read more
Whatever you enjoy: Metastatic cancer in the liver won't have its progression affected in a major way by any food choices. You might be wisest simply to enjoy the time that you have left, try to stay as physically active as you can, make informed choices about treatment options, and spend time with loved ones and finishing up the list of things you want to do. Best wishes. ...Read more
Dull recurring minor pain in my upper right abdomen directly below /behind lowest right ribs on side. 1+ year. Liver results good. Worse w food/alch.?
Male 25 complete good brown stool but floats eating alot of pasta and quickly finishing food sometimes not floating mostly floating liver check was ok?
Floating Stool: Have you ever heard the commercial where the jingle says " sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't." The same thing holds true for stool, ".sometimes your stool floats, some times it don't." Not significant. ...Read more
Nutrition Question: is soy protein oxidized in the liver, thus, it is not used for tissue repair and growth? Are people using it for sports wasting
I have very slightly elevated alt on hepatic panel. What is a good way to purge my liver and purify it? I don't really drink. I don't smoke. I do eat fatty foods sometimes. I exercise. Any ideas?
Have you seen a doctor?
need blood tests- liver functions, hepatitis panel, HIV etc
Ultra sound of the abdomen & may be other tests after the exam.
Because of Gut-Liver axis, microbiome in gut must be balanced- need good quality probiotics.
Start your day with a glass of warm fresh lemon juice.
low carb diet. Avoid fructose, sucrose, trans fatty acids & brominated vegetable oil. Check drhoffman. Com ...Read more
Is cod liver oil good for you? I have heard that you need to find a food ratio of vitamin A to D. What is that ratio?
Cod liver oil: Yes, cod liver oil is a healthy supplement. It is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids. The ratio of A to D is approximately 10 to 1. Cod liver oil can be beneficial for joint symptoms, vascular disease, heart disease, wound healing and brain function. ...Read more
37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?
Cervical radiculopathy: Sounds like it could be related to a cervical radiculoapathy. Radiculopathy symptoms can wax and wane over the years causing a variety symptoms including numbness, pain, and weakness. Consider MRI of cervical spine and electrodiagnostic studies of the upper extremities. While a cervical radiculopathy can caused muscle spasms, you typically don't see 'spasticity'. Radiculopathy would be a lower motor neuron condition as opposed to upper motor neuron. Does the patient have increased reflexes and positive Hoffman's test? If so, consider MRI of the brain to rule out a lesion that may be causing these symptoms. ...Read more
Body respect: The liver is a cleaner for toxins, creates essential proteins, has a large part in digestion, and stores glycogen for energy. These are just a few of its vital functions. It is important to avoid fatty foods, excessive alcohol, street drugs, infections such as hepatitis A/B/C/D/E, and unhealthy diets. Drinking water and even coffee in moderation can help. Proper nutrition is essential. ...Read more
It depends: Running a marathon can kill off liver cells from the blood being diverted. They'll grow back in a few days -- even faster than your hair. Even if you've damaged your liver with drink to the point of cirrhosis, abstinence will allow for a fair amount of healing in many cases in a few months. New treatments that remove chronic viruses have cleared cirrhosis totally. Your liver's incredibly durable. ...Read more
To some degree: The liver does have a remarkable ability to repair itself, but it is not unlimited. It depends on the cause of the damage, length of exposure and whether the damaging problem can be stopped. Over use of alcohol, can be stopped, other causes, such as autoimmune causes not so much. The key is to find and treat any fixable causes before the liver's ability to repair itself has been exceeded. ...Read more