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Liver enzymes

I am concerned about my liver enzymes, is there a particular food that I should avoid, like meat protein, dairy, etc…?  I didn’t know what “high liver enzyme” mean?
Thank you,


Dear Nadia,
Liver enzymes are released from damaged cells in the liver allowing the enzymes to leak out.  This damage can be from many causes such as viral infections like hepatitis, alcohol intake, pharmaceutical or recreational drugs.  Sometimes, no cause is ever found.   It could even be caused by inflammation from the high thyroid levels.

A supplement that we commonly prescribe supports the healing process of the liver by supporting the phospolipid fatty membranes around the cells of the liver to protect the liver.

Foods that support the liver:

  • high quality fats and oils (extra virgin olive, grapeseed, high quality fish, cod liver,  krill, virgin coconut, etc)
  • green vegetables
  • micro algae.

Foods that are hard on the liver:

  • Processed foods
  • drugs
  • alcohol
  • artificial sweeteners
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • pesticide residue on food
  • birth control pills

Be Happy!
John Nieters, DAOM, L.Ac.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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