Dr Oz: Fatty Liver Disease
The liver is the biggest internal organ. It lies across the mid-section and unbeknownst to most, 1 in 3 livers are enlarged and lighter in color, which is an indication of a diseased liver or Fatty Liver Disease.
Dr Oz: Liver Disease Risk Factors
Dr Oz: Liver Cirrhosis Causes
- Excessive Alcohol Drinking
- Junk Food (simple carbs, fatty foods)
In this segment, Dr Oz performed a quick experiment with the help of Aida, an audience member. When Dr Oz pulled out the gloves, you knew it was the gross body organ segment! Dr Oz had 2 beakers, both filled with a liver liquid. With the help of Ada, Dr Oz poured in a small amount of alcohol into the first beaker. Not much of a change. However, the liver liquid was able to process it. Then he poured in a lot more. The liquid in the first beaker was not able to handle the excessive alcohol and became cottage cheese like. He did the same for the second beaker, only this time he used fat. The results were the same; with a little fat, the liquid was able to process, but with a lot of fat, it could not process.
Dr Oz: Milk Thistle & Liver Disease
The good news is that the liver can regenerate itself to undo damage you may have caused. To begin the healing process, use a fish oil supplement. Get 600mg a day. Milk Thistle is available over-the-counter. Use 5-7 drops 1x per day. To make it taste better, drop the liquid into a fruit smoothie. Yum!