If your belly feels tired after a meal, you can fix that. Here is a list of solutions to the liver pain or inflammation. They can also help at a more advanced stage: NASH, hepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis. However, the dietary changes listed here cannot cure liver disease.
Cutting down on alcohol is not enough. What is essential is to stop. Eliminate alcohol. Totally; until healing.
If the craving appears, you may trigger an activity that you enjoy: conversation, reading, walking (no screen).
Stopping alcohol is the decisive factor. The really effective solution for relieving a tired liver is to avoid drinking alcohol. Every item below is incidental; but useful.
Composition of meals
You must cut down on other foods that tire the liver: cream, animal fats, sugar, incomplete flour, nicotine.
You can increase your take of easily digestible foods: fruits, vegetables, legumes (or Fabaceae, such as chickpeas), vegetable oil.
Here are a few (vegan) dishes as examples: humus for protein from chickpeas and for the magnesium of tahini (twice as much as in cocoa), green lentils (10g of protein per 100g of lentils), coral lentils in the "dahl" manner. Watch the cooking of the coral lentils carefully: they must remain crunchy. I cook them in a pan with in order: olive oil, garlic, onion; optional: tomato, spinach or chard, turmeric, ginger, mustard seeds.
Recipe for living in harmony
Get more physical activity; it is good for both health and morale.
Here is my intake of dietary supplements to support the liver:
- For breakfast: a citrus fruit (for vitamin C which stimulates the synthesis of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals, toxins that can build up in the liver and damage it), a ready-made detox mix (such as sold at a drugstore).
- To sustain your body between meals: a citrus fruit (again), an infusion of rosemary (contraindicated if hypertension), hazelnuts or nuts (for phosphorus and antioxidants).
- Before dinner: red Ganoderma Lucidum (reishi or aka-shiba), on stump, "old" hat, organic. Dosage: from 0.3g to 6g per day (12 peak); on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before the meal. Supposed beneficial effects: adaptogen, antioxidant (prevents osteoarthritis), liver, anticancer, hypotensive (19 mmHg after 6 months), reduced LDL, anti-inflammatory (against arthritis and gout), lupus.
- After dinner: organic turmeric. Now is the time because curcumin is quickly broken down by the body. Mode of intake: minimum 1g / day with a meal; is only active with ginger or a little pepper. Supposed beneficial effects: antioxidant (ORAC 127068), anti-inflammatory (osteoarthritis), hypotensive (5 mmHg in 8 weeks), bile production, improves antioxidant enzymes in the liver, decreases LDL.
- Before sleeping: Silybum marianum (Milk thistle) is completed by artichoke. Milk thistle is said to be detox, antioxidant, protects glutathione, therefore decreases the penetration of toxic substances into liver cells, in case of cirrhosis, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, promotes bile production, in combination (if diabetes) decreases cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides. The artichoke is above all a diuretic; but decreases LDL, detox, antioxidant, promotes bile production. You should avoid hydroalcoholic extracts since they contain alcohol.