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What are the different kind of foods and vitamins that are good for your liver?

What are the different kind of foods and vitamins that are good for your liver?

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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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What are the different kind of food or sources of vitamins that are good for your liver?

What are the different kind of food or sources of vitamins that are good for your liver?

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

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What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

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

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Is there a good vitamin, herb, or natural food for detoxing your liver?

Is there a good vitamin, herb, or natural food for detoxing your liver?

No: The liver itself is a detoxing organ. No specific foods or vitamins are needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What kind of vitamins can help detox the liver?

What kind of vitamins can help detox the liver?

N-Acetyl Cysteine: N- acetyl cysteine can help clean the liver. Need to stop this medication slowly otherwise can cause extreme fatigue. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins can help to fight a fatty liver?

What kind of vitamins can help to fight a fatty liver?

Vitamin E: The only study done for vitamins and fatty liver also compare vitamin E with Actos (pioglitazone) ( a diabetes medication) demostrated vitamin E decresed the inflamation of fatty liver. Now, you should take a combination of vitamin E called tocopherols the most important is gamma tocopherol. ...Read more

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What are the best foods/vitamins for your liver?

What are the best foods/vitamins  for your liver?

Cilantro: Cilantro, parsley and other greens are terrific for liver cleansing and support. Garlic, beets, lemon juice and unsaturated fats like those found in olive oil are also helpful. ...Read more

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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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Could fortified food worsen an enlarged and fatty liver due to their being synthetic vitamins in them?

Could fortified food worsen an enlarged and fatty liver due to their being synthetic vitamins in them?

Not due to vitamins: The foods one chooses may worsen one's fatty liver, but it would not be due to the foods' vitamins, regardless of whether or not the vitamins are natural or synthetic. One should avoid foods that have unusually large doses of vitamins in them, as there is generally no need to be eating unusually large doses of vitamins. Normal amounts of vitamins, as in enriched flour or fortified milk, are fine. ...Read more

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If I have an inflamed liver because of hepatitis C are there vitamins or some kind if medicine that can reduce the swelling? Its so uncomfortable

If I have an inflamed liver because of hepatitis C are there vitamins or some kind if medicine that can reduce the swelling? Its so uncomfortable

Painful hepatomegaly: When the liver inflames, it distends the covering of the liver called the capsule this capsule is invested with nerves that transmit pain when stretched by the enclosed but enlarging liver. Hepatomegaly (big liver) can reflect congestive, infiltrative, toxic, metabolic, infectious causes, to name a few. Eradicating your underlying hepatitis c is key. Liver detoxes, etc. Are a waste of time and $. ...Read more

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If you have liver problems what are the best vitamins to take and is salmon oil supplement good for the liver?

If you have liver problems what are the best vitamins to take and is salmon oil supplement good for the liver?

Be specific: You failed to share with us the most important information. What specifically is causing your liver to be sick? Based upon your information then valid medical information can be shared with you. ...Read more

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I'm on accutane. Is there any indications about diet when on accutane? Can i eat vitamin a food from animal (like egg, fish, liver, ...) occasionally?

I'm on accutane. Is there any indications about diet when on accutane? Can i eat vitamin a food from animal (like egg, fish, liver, ...) occasionally?

Of course: Simply don't overdo it. Polar bear liver has enough vitamin a to make you sick, Accutane or not. You're already aware that vitamin a and Isotretinoin (which is a relative) have an additive effect in possibly raising the pressure inside your head or otherwise making you sick. ...Read more

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I know Milk Thistle is good for liver but what other vitamins are good for liver? My enzymes were slightly elevated. What about Alpha-lipoic acid?

I know Milk Thistle is good for liver but what other vitamins are good for liver? My enzymes were slightly elevated. What about Alpha-lipoic acid?

Perhaps, but...: severity of the liver abnormalities and the cause are crucial information to know how best to deal with the problem. if mild elevation, such as ...Read more