Wendy: My husband has cirrhosis of the liver, any diet tips? Thanks again for your informative monthly eNewsletter. Our whole office enjoys reading it and sharing the information. Samantha Clarkson, San Francisco, CA.
Apples= an apple a day helps keep the Dr. away because they are packed with pectin.
Bananas = Eat foods high in potassium including prunes, dulse, kelp, raisins, and organic brown rice.
(never white rice)
Aloe Vera and Barley Water = Drink throughout the day. Try with beet, carrot, and dandelion juice.
Cabbage = The enzymes wash away toxins. Try *kimchi and sauerkraut.
Garlic = Memory enhancing properties.
Legumes = Full of amino acid arginine which detoxifies ammonia from the body. Ammonia is a by-product of protein digestion. Try peas, organic soybeans, and kidney beans.
Lemons = Squeeze some in your water upon awakening to help stimulate your liver.
Kale = Packed with a higher amount of iron than red meat.
Limes = Full of Vitamin C helps to wash away those toxins.
Green Tea = Ditch the coffee. Try drinking Milk Thistle Tea a few times a week.
Quinoa = in fact all grains with gluten assist with filtering toxin’s out of our body. Try millet and buckwheat.
Turmeric = Helps to flush out carcinogens. Try sprinkling some in your morning bowl of oatmeal.
Vegetables (Leafy Green) = Packed with **Vitamin K helps to neutralize chemicals, pesticides, and heavy metals in the body. Try also alfalfa sprouts in salads, sandwiches, and extracted in your juice.
Walnuts = High in amino acid arginine. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and glutathione which both contribute to assisting with cleansing the liver.
Starting a 75% raw foods diet is helpful. Positive Nutrition recommends a natural liver cleanse consisting of garlic, lemons, and herbal teas at the start of each season.
* Kimchi is beneficial against radiation.
**People suffering with cirrhosis of the liver are typically deficient in Vitamin K.
CAUTION: Our liver regulates the thyroid. When your T3/T4 is off it may be a sign of hypothyroidism.