How To Repair Your Liver Damage

Can The Liver Repair Itself

Repair Your Damaged Liver Before It Is To Late

Research facts show that one in every three people suffer from a slow and sluggish liver function, caused by any number of things. If you are one of those people the chances are that your body is not getting rid of all the poisons within, which means you will be a sufferer of liver damage.

By repairing your liver your body will function better and you will feel far more vigorous and definitely more active. This is because of a number of reasons.

Can The Liver Repair Itself

The simple answer is YES. But you will need to change your diet to repair your liver or to lower your cholesterol.

By changing your diet to a better diet you will lose that pasty look, you will have less spots and get rid of the pale skin, and you will have more energy to burn.

This is because the liver can function much better when it has less waste products to remove, and because your cholesterol levels will lower, which will allow your blood to flow better through your veins and arteries due to a thinning of the visceral fat within your system.

You will lower your cholesterol. If you have a slow working liver the chances are you suffer from high cholesterol. You may have been advised by your doctor to change your diet, and in most cases this is probably correct.

However in a minority of people who like to keep fit, the chances are that they generally look at what they eat and only step out of line occasionally. If that is you, then you need to take a look at the foods that will rebuild your liver.

What Are The Signs of Liver Damage

Without going into to much detail the simple signs of liver damage are:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Discolored Skin
  • Jaundice
  • Itchy Skin
  • Dark Yellow Urine
  • Sickness or Vomiting
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fluid Retention

And finally

  • A complete feeling of Tiredness

If you are eating the wrong foods or drinking too much alcohol the chances are that you will suffer from a number of the above signs of liver damage and you should consult your doctor for advise. You should change your diet and start eating the foods that will help the liver to perform at its best.

Feeding The Liver

If you have failed to look after your liver in your youth and have neglected life into your mid thirty’s or forties there is a good chance that you will have some form of liver disease. Unfortunately the liver does not repair well, and you are left to address the balance with the functions that your liver can perform.

Sadly when we are born it is not so much that you inherit high cholesterol, it is more likely that you are born with a liver defect. This means that your liver could be functioning at a rate less than 100%. If this is the case and you neglect it more as life goes on, there is a good chance that your liver will become badly damaged and almost beyond repair.

If your liver has disease or cirrhosis it is very important to feed the liver the foods that it requires to boost it functions. There are a few small ingredients that have a long and genuine history for boosting the liver. Silly burn Marianus (Milk Thistle) is widely known due to its healing properties for liver disease.

Rebuilding of the remaining liver cells is vital in helping to clear out waste products from your system. Failure to eat the right foods will make matters worse. By taking milk thistle it will help in stimulating the production of the right toxic-neutralising antioxidants so helping to improve the flow of bile and reducing liver complications.

Milk thistle contains silymarin which can help to speed the growth of new liver cells. This is a great aid in cutting the risks of serious liver problems. This should be taken on a daily basis up to 300 mg daily.

Dandelion and Verbena officinalis can also be added to this to help in healing the liver and with digestive health. Natural remedies can be an effective alternative to aid in your liver health and vitality.

A Soybean Extract – A fatty liver is a leading cause of liver problems

Taking a soybean extract called PPC which is short for polyenylphosphatidylcholine can help to stop this from happening and even slow the process in people whom have already been diagnosed with liver damage.

A Good Juice Drink For The Liver

  • Unsweetened Cranberry Juice – 1 ounce
  • Orange Juice – 2 ounces
  • Water – 3 ounces

Mix them all together. This will enhance your liver tissues and help them to function better by reducing inflammation. By drinking this on a regular basis you can achieve this within 7 days.

Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

  • Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Boiled water

This will help to clean and detoxify the liver. It will also stimulate the production of bile to help cleanse both the bowels and the stomach.

Vitamin C in your diet will help the liver to process fat and toxins and can cut down the amount of work that the liver has to do by up to 35%.

Citrus Fruits for Vitamin C

  • oranges
  • lemons
  • limes
  • grapefruit

Foods That Clean & Help The Liver

Try to buy foods that contain flavonoids, magnesium, folate, iron, sulphate, flavonoids, selenium and B vitamins 2, 3, 6 and 12. These are the foods that will aid the liver to perform at its best.

Antioxidants are also a happy companion to the tasks of the liver. Antioxidants help stop the free radical cell development that can result from too much toxin consumption (or not enough detoxification from the liver) or have valuable enzymes that assist detoxing damaging chemicals.

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower and Soybeans are all high in Antioxidants.

Avocados

Avocados are fully of body benefiting goodness and should be eaten at least twice a week to help the liver and reduce the levels of cholesterol. There is research available that states that an avocado a week will help to repair the damaged liver in as little as 30 days.

Apples

Consuming raw apples is good for liver function because apples contain pectin, which binds with any heavy metals it may come into contact with and helps the body flush them. Heavy metals often are found in the colon, and eating apples can cleanse this area. The consumption of pectin can help relieve the liver’s workload because, without it, the liver would have to filter these heavy metals on its own. Eating apples regularly also helps detoxify other substances from the body.

Broccoli

Full of vitamins, antioxidants and goodness to help the liver in its fight against cholesterol.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal has many benefits and lots of soluble fiber that bind to toxins in the digestive tract. this enables them to be removed before they cause any liver damage. Oatmeal is one of the best foods for all round fitness and health and has many health benefits.

Edemame

This green bean type of vegetable will provide nutrients to heal your liver in as little as 30 days.

Yogurt

Yogurt helps to stabilize your body’ s blood sugar level, which helps it to stop fatty buildups.

These healthy foods provide nutrients to the liver that aid in detoxification. Try to create a structure for your diet that consists of complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, and lean protein, such as chicken, fish and beans, and organic fruits and vegetables.

Exercise To Help Your Liver

Walking

Walking is a great way of cutting your risks of liver cancer. Just 40 minutes a day will reduce your chances of developing liver cancer by 15%. Any sort of physical will increase the flow of oxygen and increase the activity in the liver’s detox process.

Remember to consult your doctor before you start any type of cardiovascular exercise, especially if you have not been active for some time.

Q & As on Liver Damage

  • How do I look after my liver – change your diet
  • How do I repair my liver – take a look at the list of books opposite
  • What foods should I eat that feeds the liver – all of the foods listed above
  • Is there an over the counter product for my liver. Yes. – Take a look at the Milk Thistle listed opposite.

 

 

About Kevin Foulds

There is nothing healthier and more refreshing than home made fruit and juice drinks. Looking after your health has never been easier. Keeping the weight down is simple when following a few basic weight watchers rules.

In the last 12 months I have managed to lose 10 kilos. This is substantial when you consider I was 86 kilos and 1 metre 80cms which is not substantial for my height. I am now 78 kilos. My aim is to get down to around 75 and stay there.

This site covers many of the foods that I eat on a daily basis and looks at the sports that I also do, mainly cycling.

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Comments

  1. Karen Hoyt says:

    Kevin,
    I am really happy to find this article. You have been careful not to get into too many herbal remedies, which is great! I’m on a holiday break and look forward to reading more of your posts.
    I have end stage cirrhosis and blog about healing the liver, diet, and nutrition also. Your site is refreshing! I’ll look for you on google+
    Thank you,
    Karen Hoyt