The liver is the seat of our overall health and wellness, and the health of nearly every organ is intimately connected with our liver. A healthy liver is essential to a fully functioning body, but our modern sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits can truly damage the liver--and damage our health overall.
A silent health crisis is impacting one-third of the American population--nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Because its symptoms often don't manifest until the liver is seriously compromised, many people are not aware that they are at risk. Did you know that if you have fatty liver disease, you are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), and potentially several devastating conditions such as liver cirrhosis and liver cancer? Did you know that fat is as dangerous as alcohol to the liver?
Award-winning dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick and hepatologist Dr. Ibrahim Hanouneh have teamed up for a life-changing program that will help you achieve optimal health. Skinny Liver's four-week program shares the steps you can take to get your liver health back on track, with everything from exercise to healthy eating and other lifestyle changes--along with delicious liver-friendly recipes.
Written by two experts in the field and based on the latest research, Skinny Liver is an authoritative, easy-to-follow guide to health and wellness, not just for your most essential organ, but for your whole body.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Ibrahim Hanouneh, MD, completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic. After completing his training, Dr. Hanouneh joined the Gastroenterology and Hepatology staffs at the Digestive Disease Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and has served as an assistant professor at the Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Hanouneh currently provides care at Minnesota Gastroenterology, a Twin Cities-based gastroenterology practice.
Table of Contents
Foreword Michael F. Roizen, MD ix
Introduction: A Healthy Liver Promotes a Healthy Life 1
Part 1 Say Hello to your Liver
1 Your Body's Hard-Working, Multitasking Organ 9
2 The Latest Silent Killers: NAFLD and NASH 22
3 Eat, Drink, and Be Healthier 38
4 Everyday Toxins and Other Surprising Dangers from Modern Life 56
Part 2 Showing your Liver a Little Love
5 Liver Love: Basic Steps and Strategies 73
6 Move It: The Protective Role of Exercise 86
7 Liver-Friendly Eating Strategies 100
8 Reclaiming the Kitchen (and Your Eating Habits) 114
Part 3 Creating a Healthy Future for your Liver
9 The Love-Your-Liver Eating Plan 137
10 The Skinny Liver Diet 148
11 Putting the Pieces Together 168
12 Other Treatments 181
Conclusion: Liver for Life 190
Appendix A Recipes 193
Appendix B Metric Conversions Chart 263
Appendix C Stress-Trigger Tracking Sheet 264
Appendix D Healthy Liver Weekly Journal 265
Selected References 269
Recipe Index 284
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book. Easy to put into life!
When I purchased this book I did not realize how it would change my life! The information is excellent, concise, easy to understand and very eye-opening! The recipes are fabulous and I am giving a copy of this book to all my friends and family. Ms. Kirkpatrick has done a first rate job of educating us on this very important and timely topic!
This Book Saved my Husband’s Life Three years ago he was diagnosed with NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) He tried adjusting his diet but really had no idea how to battle this disease. Then December 2017, 51 years old, a non drinker, a non street drug user and yet his liver stopped working. He was told that it was going to go one of two ways. (1) Liver Cancer (2) Liver Transplant. That was it. Completely scared, unsure of what to do, he saw this advertisement on TV for this eating regiment for people w/Fatty Liver Disease. He bought the book. After reading the forward he realized this book was written for him! Starting weight 265 pounds. That was January 2018. Following the recipes and guidelines in 3 weeks he lost 15lbs. Seven months later he weighs 197 pounds. He says he feels so much better. He’s off all medication, except for 2.5milgram high blood pressure med. He is continuing with this book.