Warning Signs Your Liver Is Failing, Say Experts

Your liver plays an essential role in your whole-body health, from filtering toxins from your bloodstream to helping your body regulate its blood sugar levels. However, in many cases, people don’t recognize the signs their liver isn’t working well until a serious issue occurs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with liver disease, and countless others may be suffering from liver health issues without even realizing it.

If you want to ensure that this vital organ is working properly, read on to discover the signs of liver failure you can’t afford to ignore, according to experts. And if you want to improve your health in a hurry, start with The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.

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If you find yourself less hungry than usual, you may want to have your liver health checked.

“The liver

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7 Ways You’re Ruining Your Liver, Say Experts

The liver, the big, meaty organ on the right side of your belly that you never think about, is more essential than you think—it’s your body’s filtration system. All blood leaving the intestines and stomach goes through there, and it excretes bile, which helps carry away waste. Show it some respect. Keep it clean. There may be ways you’re unknowingly ruining your liver, be it by what you’re drinking, what you’re sniffing or where you’re going. Read on to discover 7 ways you’re ruining your liver—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It.

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Drinking alcohol seems fun to you, but it puts your liver to work, as it has to process it through your body. If the liver cells become overworked, it can lead to damage—sometimes a

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When it comes to being over 60, you should be proud you made it this long—and careful not to mess it up now. “Everyone knows the basics of how to live a healthy life even if they don’t follow them,” says Kay Van Norman, President of Brilliant Aging. But what are some things you may not know? The things you should stop doing now? We asked Van Norman, as well as Stephen Anton, Ph.D., Professor and Chief, Clinical Research Division, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine, University of Florida; Stephen Golant, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Gerontology, University of Florida; and Gary Soffer, MD, an integrative medicine expert at Yale Medicine and assistant professor, Yale School of Medicine. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these 19 Ways You’re Ruining Your Body, Say Health Experts.

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Is It Healthy to Cook With Lard? Experts Say It Depends on What You’re Making

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From Prevention

Lard brings to mind traditional meals like flaky pie crusts and fresh Mexican tamales. For many people, it’s also associated with negative health effects such as heart disease, which is why lard has fallen out of favor over the last few decades. But what exactly is lard and is it ever the healthier choice?

What is lard and how is it used?

Ever cooked bacon and saved the grease for something else? Well, then, you’re familiar with lard! Lard is rendered pork fat, which has been strained for a smooth, white fat.

Although it’s not unheard of to spread it on toast like butter, lard is mostly used for cooking. Lard is a star ingredient in some regional and cultural cuisines. It’s used in Latin cuisine to give foods like refried beans, tamales, and empanadas a delicious melt-in-your-mouth texture. Lard is also

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