Saturday, August 31, 2013

Avoid overeating to minimize health risk and also to liver healthy

There is an old saying that "People should eat only until 70 to 80 percent full.” It sounds simple, but it may just be part of the solution to fatty liver problem.

Fatty liver, as the name suggests, is the accumulation of fat in the cells of the liver that can sometimes damage liver cells. The damage is often considered insignificant, but may cause scarring, known as fibrosis, which may progress to cirrhosis, which impairs liver function.

Once fibrotic tissue has formed, it is hard to restore the liver back to its original state. There is no medicine in allopathic (western medicine) world which can cure the liver once it gets damaged beyond a certain point there is some hope in alternative medicine.

Exercising, resting, and not drinking alcohol may all help fatty liver syndrome. However, it is only possible to stop the liver from further deterioration to more serious conditions such as cirrhosis.

Nowadays, the importance of proper eating is often overlooked. People don’t really pay attention to it. People eat raw meat at barbecue restaurants or wherever we can get a better deal; we will go to buffets and eat our heart out because we have to get our money’s worth regardless of how sick we feel afterwards – this is a huge burden on the body.

According to Chinese medicine: “Thin people have heat, fat people have phlegm.” Phlegm is the excess mucus occurring in and secreted from the respiratory passages, mainly the lungs, throat, and sinuses. Chinese medicine calls it “congealed moisture,” and it opposes the body’s vital energy, or qi.

While qi is light and flowing, phlegm is just the opposite—thick and stagnating. Chinese medicine also holds that phlegm contains fat. Many weight-loss prescriptions in ancient Chinese medicine aimed at transforming or clearing phlegm, which is also the basis of treating fatty liver syndrome.

Drugs lower the body’s cholesterol and triglycerides, but do we have allopathic medicine (western medicine) to eliminate fat within the cells of the liver?

Similar to the Chinese medicine, there are ayurvedic medicine which are proven to make liver strong and healthy and can help get rid of the fat. In order to get good benefits from ayurvedic medicine, a patient has to follow diet control along with taking the ayurvedic medicine.

Rest, exercise, and eat a little less—eat only until you are 70 to 80 percent full. That is the best way to stay healthy.


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