Clinical Blogs — liver health
The Key to Good Digestive Health During the Holidays
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The holiday season is tough on the body, with foods that are rich in fat and cholesterol, as well as the holiday party scene, meaning higher amounts of alcohol are consumed, so what are some routes that can be taken to ensure that the body stays healthy?Before exploring what measures should be taken, it is important to note what organs are most likely to be affected by dietary changes: the gut and the liver. Starting with the gut, foods that are rich and full of fatty ingredients, tend to be tough on the gut when they are introduced in an...
Healthy Lifestyle, Diet and Optimal Supplementation Can Prevent Fatty Liver
What is Fatty Liver? Excess amount of fat cells start to build up in the liver and can cause liver failure. It can be caused by chronic overuse of alcohol (1%) and obesity. It is a silent killer! People at risk at ones with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, central obesity, high blood pressure, high triglyceride level, age between 45-65 years old, chronic exposure to toxic chemicals such as pesticides or on medication like amiodarone (regulate heart rate) all can increase the risk. Among all factors, overweight is the most common cause linked to fatty liver. There is no medical treatment for...
Foods that Your Liver Loves!
In the last three posts (Minerals and Other Nutrients for Healthy Liver!), we have listed out various nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your liver needs to be healthy. So, what are the foods that our liver love? Garlic Cruciferous vegetables (e.g. broccoli, brussel sprouts) Green tea Good protein (beans, lean meat, fish) Fruits Beets Almonds Remember these 3 statues for optimizing our liver health: Healthy diet Healthy lifestyle Detox and optimal supplementation Try your best on sourcing these nutrients and foods in your daily diet to have a healthy liver and stay away from developing fatty liver!
Minerals and Other Nutrients for A Healthy Liver!
There are many minerals and other nutrients that are beneficial for your liver: Minerals: Copper and Manganese - essential for liver detoxification process Selenium - helps to reduce free radicals and may prevent insulin resistance Vanadium - helps to improve insulin sensitivity-> better blood sugar control Zinc - protects liver from free radicals damage. It is an important cofactor for regulation the metabolism of carbs, fat and protein. Chromium - increases insulin receptors Other Nutrients: Omega 3 fatty acids - can reverse fatty liver according to an animal study Coenzyme Q10 - has been shown to reduce the damage of...
Vitamins and Antioxidants that Your Liver Need to Stay Healthy!
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There are lots of nutrients our liver needs to stay healthy: Vitamins & Antioxidant Vitamin B2,B3, B6, B12, folic acid, Beta-carotene Enhance liver detoxification Vitamin E Improves insulin resistance and liver function tests Enhances liver detoxification Vitamin C When combined with vitamin E may reduce fat accumulation in liver and thus minimize fatty liver Helps to improve liver detoxification process Resveratrol Study showed it improves triglyceride level and insulin resistance It may prevent fatty liver too Betaine Study showed that it helps to improve liver enzymes, fatty liver, inflammation & fibrotic condition