NAFLD Hints and Tips for dealing with Liver Disease

You were just diagnosed with NAFLD or NASH and now you are being told to eat healthy and exercise with no direction and a pat on the head. You search the internet and you find so much mixed information but your doctor told you not to worry about it too much.

 

There is something bothering you, you sense that there might be more to this since you are struggling with exhaustion and stomach aches.

 

Your liver is one of the hardest working organs in your body. I want you to think of it as a powerful sponge that is absorbing all the food you eat, all the beverages you drink, all the air you breathe,all the drugs or supplements you use, all the products you put on your skin, and everything you touch.

 

Your liver is an investigator. It will break down everything that it absorbs. It will take the vitamins and minerals that are in your liver and send them to other organs to make them work better. It will take all the toxins and chemicals and send them to the dump to be rejected from your body.

 

If you are are not overwhelming your liver with too many toxins your liver can do its job and your body will be happy!

Sadly our environment, drug, supplement, skin care, cosmetic manfacturers are generally about making profits and your health is a secondary concern if it is even on their radar.

 

There is very good news for your liver though. Your liver is the only organ in the body that has its own regeneration factory. Your liver is constantly trying to fix itself. Its like a busy body that can’t take a break no matter how much you warn it that its a workaholic

When its not trying to break down toxins it is replanting a cell, watering it, giving it nutrients and care. The cell needs to be nurtered in order to grow. This is the livers part time job and its a careful balance. Its priority is to break down toxins and nutrients that are being absorbed.

 

Your fulltime job as someone with liver disease is to support that balance and be kind to your liver.

 

My job is to share what I have learned that will help you help your liver!

 

 

1. Review the drugs and supplements you are taking. Determine which have warnings that they should not be used if you have liver disease and talk to your doctor about coming off them.

2. Do not buy over the counter medications, Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Cough Medicines, Stomach medicines. They all have to be broken down by the liver and most are proven to have a negative impact on liver.

3. Read supplement labels and make sure ingredients are from nature. They should be top quality and tested scientifically.

4. Use natural cosmetics, natural skin care products.

5. Use natural products to clean house and clothes.

6. Exercise daily – start with walking and build up to include aerobic exercise that you enjoy.

7. Avoid all added sugars and high fructose corn syrup! Fructose is showing itself scientifically as being the main precursor creating this disease.

8. Do not lose weight quickly this can further damage your liver! No more than 2lbs per week!

9. Avoid Genetically modified products. They are not natural and our bodies consider them a foreign toxin for liver to deal with.

 

Supplements:

 

You can consider using the following basic supplements daily to improve your immunity and help your liver.

 

Millk Thistle

Vitamin B complex

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

Quality Pro Biotic

Vitamin D3 1000 mg

Essential Fatty Acids – Omega 3

 

If you are on Statins you need to supplement with CoQ10

 

Once a week to boost fat metabolism and energy:

L-Carnitine

Chromium

 

 

Food and Beverages:

 

1. Fresh organic vegetables and a few organic fruits. Fruit has lots of natural sugars and if your liver is compromised your intake of fruit should be limited. Lots of Lemon and dark green leafy vegetables.

2. Processed foods should be avoided as a rule. Read labels and look for products that have ingredient lists that you understand.

3. Nuts – Almonds, Walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts all have nutrients and fats that are healthy for live.r peanut butter should be organic try almond butter!. Use Raw organic unsalted nuts!

4. Grains limited – spelt, rye, sprouted grain, Brown rice, brown rice pasta, steel cut oats, air popped popcorn

5. Dairy- Organic greek yogurt, skim milk, organic cheese.

6. Seeds – pumpkin,sunflower.

7. Legumes – chickpeas, beans -not sweetened! Soy not genetically modified!

8. Protein- Lean Chicken,Turkey, Beef, Pork. Nothing with nitrites! Fish – avoid high mercury in Shark, Marlin,Orange Roughy, swordfish, tilefish, Ahi Tuna. Be careful and limit intake of canned albacore or yellowfin tuna, sea bass, grouper and bluefish.

 

Juicing is a great way to get the raw nutrients that your liver craves.

Low Glycemic Index foods are important to keep balance in your body.

Organic and Gluten free products tend to be natural always read labels.

 

 

Try to keep your insulin levels balanced and help your liver as well!

 

Avoid the following ingredients:

Aspartame

acesulfame-k

Artifical colour or flavour

Brominated Vegetable oil (BVO)

Corn Syrup

Dextrose

Fructose

Heptyl Paraben

invert sugar

corn sugar

fructose-glucose

lactitol

maltitol

mannitol

olestra

partially hydrogenated vegetable oil

Monosodium Glutumate

mycoprotein

lactose

hydrolyzed vegetable protein.

gums for thickening

guarana

casein, sodium caseinate

caffeine

benzoic acid

polydextrose

potassium bromate

propyl gallate

qunine

rebiana

salatrim

Sodium Chloride

sodium bezoate

sodium nitrite

sorbitol

sucrose

tagatose

trans fat

xylitol

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5 thoughts on “NAFLD Hints and Tips for dealing with Liver Disease

  1. Dear friend, Thank you for the writeup titled NAFLD Hints and Tips for dealing with Liver Disease …. It so happens that in these days I was discussing with my pals in regards to this theme and for the most part All of us agree with the fact with what you are stating. I have been speaking about this subject a great deal recently together with my friends so hopefully this will help me make my position.

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  2. Your blog is truly amazing!! Thank you for sharing your journey. As mentioned, milk thistle and vitamin E really helps improve liver health. Ethistle Liver Health Supplement is formulated with physician recommended doses of antioxidants, milk thistle and vitamin E to promote a healthy liver. EThistle™ combines milk thistle and vitamin E for the first time into one liver health supplement.

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    Below is the newest research on the link between milk thistle and NAFLD

    Milk Thistle & NAFLD
    In the May 2012 Issue of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News, the positive effects of silymarin—EThistle—are discussed in four different trials. The first study examines a placebo- controlled trial of silymarin in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. In a similar study, researchers look at the efficacy of silymarin in decreasing transaminase activities in non-alcoholic fatty disease in a randomized controlled clinical trial. Both of these studies were the first to utilize milk thistle as a solo agent in randomized controlled trials of patients with fatty liver diseases. The studies demonstrated statistically significant improvements in liver function tests in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients treated with milk thistle.

    A pilot study was conducted to observe the effects of silybin-vitamin E-phospholipid complex on NAFLD. Improvements in liver enzymes, sonic evidence of steatosis and indices of liver fibrosis were yielded. In a follow-up randomized controlled trial, researchers examined silybin combined with phosphatidylcholine and vitamin E in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The active treatment with the combination agent caused significant improvements in liver enzymes, insulin resistance and importantly liver histology.

    Each study discussed supports the use of silymarin in patients with NAFLD.

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