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Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

Liver health: Milk thistle is helpful as is black cohosh. Please discuss use of herbals with your physician before hand. 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 >>. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

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


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Is there a good diet to help the liver heal if the liver is sick?

Is there a good diet to help the liver heal if the liver is sick?

Avoid alcohol and: Tylenol. A balanced diet is adequate for the liver to heal. It is more important to avoid things that may hurt the liver, such as alcohol, acetaminophen. It is important to determine the etiology of liver "sickness" to determine if additional treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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What are some local foods help strengthen the liver?

What are some local foods help strengthen the liver?

Why do you ask?: Your liver is your toughest organ by far. There's no need to 'strengthen' it. If you have an ongoing liver problem such as a chronic inflammation, medical treatment can often help but diet will usually have no impact. If you simply want to take good care of your liver, avoid alcohol except on special occasions and get plenty of aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can help a damaged liver heal itself?

Is there anything that can help a damaged liver heal itself?

Yes: Generally "nature" takes its course and the liver can recover from many diseases. One key is to not take any liver toxins such as alcohol while the liver is healing. It depends why the liver is damaged, to know if it is likely to heal. The liver has an excellent capacity to regenerate if nutrition is good. ...Read more

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Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

Usually yes; ask Dr.: A person with mild fatty liver likely has gotten extra fat in most other places in the body, and probably is eating more sugar and plain carbs than he should be. First of all, exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet can help. He should also work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other problems, such as high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What foods help decrease iron overdose in the liver?

What foods help decrease iron overdose in the liver?

Not a problem: Unless you have a specific disease process like hemochromotosis, which causes abnormal retention of iron or a hemolytic anemia, iron overload is not a problem. If you have one of these problems, then therapeutic phlebotomy (for hemochromotisis) or chelation with Deferoxamine (for the anemias) are among the standard treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any homeopathic remedies that help heal the liver and kidneys?

Are there any homeopathic remedies that help heal the liver and kidneys?

See a homeopath: Homeopathic remedies are extremely safe and have the potential to help heal kidney and liver problems, but homeopathy is highly individualized.There are over 3000 remedies and only a few are likely to help (and only one will be optimal).For complex problems like this you need to see a good homeopath.See http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/resources/practitioners for one directory of homeopaths. ...Read more

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According to blood work, I have a fatty liver, what food should I be eating? Would a liver cleanse help?

According to blood work, I have a fatty liver, what food should I be eating?  Would a liver cleanse help?

Low Carb: A fatty liver develops when the body has too much glucose/sugar that gets converted into fat for storage. Following a low carb diet with adequate protein and fat, and exercising can help to reverse this condition. While a liver cleanse might be something to consider in the future under the guidance of an experienced medical practitioner, the first step is to take control of your diet. ...Read more

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What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver ? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood ?

What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver ? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood ?

Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more

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