Liver Health

Liver Health

Introduction

Not counting our skin, the liver is our largest organ, and it has to be! It is also our most likely under-appreciated body part. Our survival, and our health, is extremely reliant on our liver.

The list of essential tasks the liver performs is huge, and it does them in the background, automatically, with no conscious input on our part. Many people go through their whole lives giving it little thought and even less respect.

This incredible organ cops a mass of abuse, dealing dietary and environmental toxin overloads it was never designed for. Up to a point it does so with little complaint, as the liver has an almost unbelievable ability to self-repair and even re-generate.

However, when the liver’s functions are compromised, through injury, disease or unintentional self-abuse, everything else in our bodily system is affected, as the function of every other system is in some way dependent on the liver.

This eBook gets straight to the core of liver problems that affect most people today. It discusses the conditions and the causes, and also steps individuals can take to help restore their liver to better health.

For most of the lifestyle-related issues that affect the liver (which most are) there are simple and natural solutions that can improve your health and quality of life as a result.

Table Of Contents

Disclaimer ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
Elevated Levels of AST and ALT Liver Enzymes ………………………………………………. 6
Elevated Liver Enzymes …………………………………………………………………………… 7
Causes of Elevated Liver Enzymes …………………………………………………………….. 7
Other Causes of Elevated Liver Enzymes ……………………………………………………. 8
Symptoms of High Liver Enzymes …………………………………………………………….. 8
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease ……………………………………………………………….. 9
Four Stages of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease ………………………………………. 10
Who is at Risk of NAFLD – Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease? …………………….. 11

Liver Damage and Liver Resiliency …………………………………………………………….. 12

Liver Damage ………………………………………………………………………………………. 13
How Continued Alcohol Intake Affects Liver Resiliency ………………………………. 13
Why Alcohol is Dangerous to the Liver ……………………………………………………. 14
High Fructose Intake Leads to Liver Damage ……………………………………………….. 15
High Fructose Intake Leads to Lower Liver Energy Stores …………………………… 16
Sources of Fructose ……………………………………………………………………………… 16
High Fructose Consumption Can Speed Up Liver Aging ………………………………. 17
Your Liver and Cholesterol ……………………………………………………………………….. 18
The Two Types of Lipoproteins ………………………………………………………………. 19
The Liver Regulates and Removes Bad Cholesterol ……………………………………. 20
The Liver and LDL Receptor Sites ……………………………………………………………. 20
Familial Hypercholesterolemia …………………………………………………………… 20
Unhealthy Diet ………………………………………………………………………………… 21
Thyroid and Liver Health ………………………………………………………………………….. 22
Liver Health Influences Thyroid Health ……………………………………………………. 23
Where Does The Liver Fit In Regards to the Thyroid? ………………………………… 23
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Linked to Hypothyroidism ……………………… 23
The Liver and the Thyroid Affect Each Other in Many Ways ……………………….. 24
Tips to Protect Your Liver Against Toxic Overload ………………………………………… 25
Avoid Or At Least Limit Alcoholic Beverages …………………………………………….. 26
Be Wary Of Taking Non-Prescription Medications …………………………………….. 26
Avoid And Reduce Exposure To Environmental Toxins And Pollutants …………. 27
Minimize Eating Processed Foods …………………………………………………………… 27
Add Kombucha Tea To Your Diet ……………………………………………………………. 28
Diet and Exercise Tips for Fatty Liver Disease ……………………………………………… 29
Stay Away From Foods With HFCS ………………………………………………………….. 30
Stay Away From Foods Made From Processed Grains ………………………………… 30
Eat Healthy, Whole Foods And Watch Your Protein Intake …………………………. 31
Get Out In The Sun And Exercise …………………………………………………………….. 31
Speeding Up The Healing Process With Natural Supplements …………………….. 31
Liver Healing Herbs …………………………………………………………………………………. 32
Milk Thistle …………………………………………………………………………………………. 33
Dandelion …………………………………………………………………………………………… 33
Burdock Root ………………………………………………………………………………………. 33
Artichoke ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
Turmeric …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 34
Liver Cleansing Juices ………………………………………………………………………………. 35
Lemon Juice ………………………………………………………………………………………… 36
Cranberry Juice ……………………………………………………………………………………. 36
Kale Juice ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 37
Beet Juice……………………………………………………………………………………………. 37
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38