Take on fatty liver disease with healthy eating | Feature Columnist

Keep your immune system strong by eating healthy, being physically active, getting enough sleep, managing your stress and please wear a face covering. Join the Brody medical students at September’s “Walk with a Doc” at Lake Laupus. This month’s guest speaker is Dr. Jason Higginson, executive dean of the Brody School of Medicine. He will make a few comments and lead the walk around the lake. All are welcome at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Q My doctor says I have NAFLD. I don’t understand since I never drink alcohol. He told me to lose weight. Is there a special diet I should follow? — JL, Winterville.

A You received a diagnosis that confuses many people, but it is a condition you can do something about with lifestyle changes. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), like other chronic medical conditions linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes,

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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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Reviewing the Top 11 Best Liver Supplements to Buy in 2021

It goes without saying that without a healthy liver, it will become quite impossible to survive. But not all people are on the same terms with that statement. They simply do not know all the liver damage they may be doing to this crucial organ of the body until it’s too late.

That is why liver supplements are on the rise. Indeed, they can eliminate toxins or inflammation from the liver, but the pace will be more than slow. For that reason, most health experts suggest taking nothing but the best liver health supplements.

Those hold the ability to effectively target multiple organ areas and quickly remove all the toxins and inflammation. Eventually, allowing the organ to go back to a balanced state by reversing the liver damage.

11 Best Liver Health Supplements

There are so many of these supplements out there that are just placebos. And upon taking them,

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The five best supplements to take for a healthy liver

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Having a well-functioning liver is essential to being fit and healthy, so you need to treat it well so it can do its job properly. While it goes without saying that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and limiting alcohol intake are the best ways to maximize liver function, certain supplements and vitamins can help your liver work well.

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Zinc

Zinc is an essential element that promotes cell division, and chronic liver disease can lead to a zinc deficiency in the body.

Studies have shown that zinc supplementation could help protect your liver from oxidative stress caused by hepatitis C infection.

Other studies have shown long-term zinc supplementation may help support liver function

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