The Liver Healing Diet: The MD's Nutritional Plan to Eliminate Toxins, Reverse Fatty Liver Disease and Promote Good Health

The Liver Healing Diet: The MD's Nutritional Plan to Eliminate Toxins, Reverse Fatty Liver Disease and Promote Good Health

by Michelle Lai, Asha Kasaraneni

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Overview

Learn how to heal your liver and reduce liver damage through optimal nutrition and guidelines for a healthy lifestyle - crafted by two of the country's top liver specialists.

The only organ in your body that regenerates itself is the liver. And now, you can make it happen. With a complete program to rejuvenate your liver through optimal nutrition and routine exercise, The Liver Healing Diet shows you how to:

•Improve liver function
•Beat fatty liver disease
•Detoxify the liver
•Boost all-around health
•Nourish the body with delicious recipes


The Liver Healing Diet teaches you basic liver facts, how to talk to your doctor about liver disease and what steps you need to reverse years of abuse. With your newly repaired liver you’ll feel better, have more energy and live a healthy lifestyle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612434445
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 236,580
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michelle Lai, MD, MPH is hepatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of the top liver health centers in the country, and an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She takes care of patients with liver diseases and is working on clinical research in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. She has published articles on viral hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, liver transplantation, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and noninvasive evaluation of liver diseases. In her free time, she is an avid cook. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Harvard University and her MD and Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. She completed her internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology training all at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Asha R Kasaraneni, MSc, RD, LDN, CNSC (earned Bachelors in Science from Leeds Metropolitan University, England) and a Masters degree from Northumbria University, England, and later attended Simmons College in Boston. She completed a dietetic internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA where she was hired upon graduation in 2006. She is a Registered Dietitian and licensed in MA as well as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician awarded by ASPEN (American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition). She started working in the Transplant Institute with liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant and non-transplant hepatobiliary patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has several years of experience working with patients both pre and post transplant stages, providing recommendations for dietary modifications and artificial nutrition.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part 1 Getting to Know Your Liver 1

Chapter 1 What Does Your Liver Do for You? 2

Chapter 2 Liver Conditions & Common Lab Tests 9

Part 2 Taking Care of Your Liver 31

Chapter 3 Nutrition 101 32

Chapter 4 Detoxify Your Body 48

Chapter 5 Healthy Foods for a Healthy Liver 62

Chapter 6 Promoting Liver Health Through Exercise 83

Chapter 7 Jump over Those Roadblocks 89

Part 3 Recipes for a Healthy Liver 99

Chapter 8 Breakfast 100

Chapter 9 Shakes & Smoothies 105

Chapter 10 Snacks & Appetizers 110

Chapter 11 Sandwiches, Soups, & Salads 114

Chapter 12 Pasta, Rice, & Grains 122

Chapter 13 Chicken, Beef, Pork, & Fish 130

Chapter 14 Desserts 138

Appendix 143

Grocery Lists 143

Sample Meal Plan 148

Meal Planning Worksheet 151

Water Intake Log 154

Physical Activity and Exercise Plan 155

10,000 Steps Program 158

Self-Evaluation 163

Resources 165

Index 169

Acknowledgments 182

About the Authors 184

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