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  1. Katrina
    February 4, 2014

    Keeping a healthy liver is super important. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and insight! I love the foods you recommend for keeping healthy liver. Though I have never been a fan of liver. Not my thing. LOL. 

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    • Pat Moon
      February 5, 2014

      Hi Katrina,

      I understand you when you say you have never been a fan of liver.. it’s usually either a love or hate relationship. That is exactly the reason there are other good foods for nourishing your liver as well as an excellent supplement in NeoLife’s Liver Plus C.

      Be forever grateful for your good health.

      Pat
       

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  2. Simona
    February 1, 2014

    When I was a kid, my parents often used to take shark liver oil, extracted from sharks from the Black Sea. It was disgusting but a lot of people swore on the health benefits. 

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    • Pat Moon
      February 1, 2014

      Hi Simona,

      I recall when shark liver oil was all the rage but it seems it did not last … at least I have not heard about it in years.

      Liver from range-fed animals is a totally different food and has been consumed for years and years. It is proven to be a food filled with nutrients that contribute to good health. It is difficult to get the free-range animal liver so I do seldom cook it although I love it. Instead I regularly supplement with the Neo-Life Liver Plus C to fill the gap with those nutrients.

      Here’s to your good health!

      Pat
       

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  3. Shari
    January 31, 2014

    Pat, I eat a little seafood but otherwise I'm vegetarian. I have to look elsewhere for available iron, since meat is out. Fortunately, there are some good plant-based sources of iron, and I've started cooking in cast iron too. I bet wild salmon seared in cast iron would be good. . . .

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Shari,

      I’m curious, why are you a vegetarian? Many people are but for various reasons!

      Eating as a vegetarian does carry many challenges like getting iron, complete balanced protein and healthy fats. It can be done when one chooses to educate themselves and follow the plan. Yes, wild salmon would be delicious prepared in cast iron. I do a good part of my cooking in stainless steel but do use cast iron for a few items.

      Stay healthy!

      Pat
       

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  4. Terri Lind Davis
    January 30, 2014

    I am one of those who can not stomach liver but I do pretty well with all the other healthy suggestions! Turneric is good for inflammation and arthritis as well.

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014


      Hi Terri,

      I really do understand your distaste for the taste of liver. I’m glad you do well with some of the other healthy suggestions. You might consider supplementation with the NeoLife Liver Plus C. It is an excellent supplement filled with nutrients without the taste of liver.

      Yes, turmeric is good for good health in general… we use it daily.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

      Pat

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  5. Don Purdum
    January 30, 2014

    Great post! I've never had liver as a food. Interesting idea. Maybe my wife and I can look up some recipes that include it? Any recommendations?

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Don,

      You must be much younger than I am. Otherwise you more than likely would have had liver as a food at some point in your life. Most people who like liver eat it as: liver and onions. I’ve never really followed a recipe but in doing a little research I found a recipe that is very close to how I would prepare it. Here is the link to a very basic tradional recipe for liver and onions. Today I would use olive oil instead of the bacon fat however if you happen to have good range-fed pork bacon, go for the bacon fat. It is what my mother used.

      Enjoy! Let me know how it turns out.

      Pat
       

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  6. Yvonne Brown
    January 30, 2014

    Is it possible to shrink your liver?

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Yvonne,

      What do you mean … is it possible to shrink your liver? Are you referring to a fatty liver? If so, yes, you can improve your liver’s health by eating healthy. Let me know why you ask.

      Get healthy.

      Pat
       

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  7. Diana Foree
    January 29, 2014

    The thought of eating liver sends chills down my spine.  As a child, we were forced to eat it once in a while because my mom needed it for the iron.  I know it has great nutritional value.  I eat other foods instead. Maybe someday. 

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Diana,

      Like I said in the article… most people either love the taste of liver or hate it. Liver does have a very distinct taste. It is a good source of iron and other healthy nutrients but of course you can get those nutrients in other ways.

      I’m curious, how did your mother prepare the liver? An interesting story: my daughter used to eat almost any food and loved liver. I was preparing liver for dinner one evening when a friend’s daughter was visiting our daughter (about age 10). She saw me and said, “Yuck, that’s cat food!” My daughter heard her comment and after that refused to eat the liver. It’s interesting how things can influence us as children.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Pat
       

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  8. Jessica
    January 29, 2014

    this is such a brillant summary on what the liver does–thank you for sharing.

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Jessica,

      It is so important that we understand how our body and its organs work. Having a better understanding of the function of a particular organ is the first step in properly nourishing and caring for that organ.

      Glad to have you as a reader.

      Pat
       

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  9. marielle altenor
    January 29, 2014

    Interesting, I've never thought that eating liver would be considered a super food! Thank you for the information! 

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Marielle,

      Liver is probably not considered a super food by many people’s standards but it is. It has so many health benefits which earns it that title and being a member of the ‘super food’ catagory.

      Hopefully this information will be helpful to you for your future health.

      Stay healthy,

      Pat
       

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  10. Jackie de Boer
    January 29, 2014

    Great list of foods to eat to take care of liver health, I'm eating many of them, but can always improve. When I think of liver, I think of my childhood growing up in the UK and having to eat liver for school lunch, it was awful. I've not eaten it in years. However, I know there are some much better ways of cooking it so I may just give it a try again.     

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Jackie,

      I can only imagine how the school caferteria prepared the liver? I do not ever recall having liver at a school caferteria. I’m sure you will be able to find a much more pleasant way of preparing it.

      Enjoy liver now as an adult prepared in your favorite way.

      Pat
       

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  11. Tina Ashburn
    January 29, 2014

    I love liver! I don't eat it once a week, but I do try to eat it once a month. I don't cook it, but I have found a restaurant that makes it really well and I'm happy to make the trip to that restaurant for liver. 

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Tina,

      Glad to hear that you do regularly enjoy a healthy serving of liver. It’s good stuff in more ways than one.

      Be healthy!

      Pat
       

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  12. Roslyn
    January 29, 2014

    I too grew up eatting sauteed liver and onions. Haven't had it in a long time. You gave me some good reasons to add it back in.

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Roslyn,

      Go enjoy some sauteed liver and onions. Yes, there is good reason to enjoy it on a regular basis.

      To your good health.

      Pat
       

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  13. Nate
    January 29, 2014

    Hi Pat,

    Everything you listed are super foods that I eat regularly.  I'm glad that I am on the right track having read your post.  Thank you for this!

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Nate,

      Great news that you are on the right track to being healthy.

      Glad you stopped by.

      Pat
       

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  14. Norma Doiron @Savvy Biz Solutions
    January 29, 2014

    Wowsers! What a list… who knew about all these fab foods! Thanks so much for sharing, Pat. I learned something good today. x0x

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014


      Thanks for your comment, Norma.

      Many fab foods to consider eating on a regular basis. So glad you learned something good from this read.

      Blessings to your good health.

      Pat

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  15. Alexandra McAllister
    January 29, 2014

    WOW! This is a great post, Pat!  I don't eat liver but I do eat many of the foods that you've listed and I take nutraceuticals. Good heatlh is so important. Thanks for sharing all the very important info!

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Alexandra,

      I’m glad you do eat many of the foods on the list for a healthy liver and that you do take nutraceuticals. We share so many food values.

      Stay healthy!

      Pat
       

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  16. Kungphoo
    January 29, 2014

    I had a liver biopsy over a year ago, and they told me mine was fatty, and there is nothing really to do but diet.. well that didnt change anything.. Thanks or the info..

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    • Pat Moon
      January 31, 2014

      Hi Robert,

      My question is: did they tell you what they meant by diet when they told you that you had a fatty liver? Why did you have a liver biopsy in the first place? Your comment causes me to ask lots of questions.

      Yes, there are things you can do diet wise to improve the fatty liver situation. I did a series of articles on metabolic syndrome a few months ago. I would sugges that you review those articles.

      Please contact me to review your current eating/drinking habits as well as the reason you had the biopsy. You should not ignore that diagnosis.

      Take care of yourself.

      Send me a personal email: pat@bestrealhealth.com 

      Pat

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  17. Susan Schiller
    January 26, 2014

    I'm in the category of "hating" liver as a food, but off and on I have contemplated why we eat it, in the first place. I guess I had thought that since the liver processes the "bad stuff" out of our bodies, that it would be contmainated somehow. I've never done any research on it, and I've also never come across teaching on the liver, so this is totally new territory!

    I always learn so much when I come by our website, Pat. I've been eating several of the foods on the "help the liver" list but I see "turmeric" and it looks like something I should be adapting next. It's so incredible how our body works and how God's put the right foods for us to eat, to keep it running well. I really love to learn about nutrition and your website is one of the best, Pat – thanks so much for sharing knowledge and life experience with us!

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    • Pat Moon
      January 26, 2014


      Hi Susan,

      It is good to hear from you again.

      Here is a fact I did not include in the article. In the wild, when an animal kills another animal for food, the first part they go for is the liver because of the nourishment they get from it. Yes, the liver processes out the bad stuff when it is functioning properly but it also is a source of good nourishment. If the liver is from a healthy animal the toxins will not be transferred to you.

      We eat turmeric almost daily on our eggs along with cayenne pepper.

      Glad you find my website benefical and are able to learn from it. I appreciate readers like you.

      May God bless you with the best healthy possible.

      Pat

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  18. Sharon ODay
    January 25, 2014

    This was fascinating, Pat.  Especially the long list of things that assist your liver in its function.  I do a handful, but could easily add a few more.  We were raised eating liver and onions (granted, sauteeing a little bacon before browning the onions helped!) but it's fallen off my diet.  Another invaluable batch of information … with various solutions!

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    • Pat Moon
      January 26, 2014

      Hi, Sharon,

      I also grew up eating liver and onions, probably cooked with bacon fat because my mother always saved the fat from the bacon. Now we are finding out that the satuarated fats from animal meat is not all that bad for you especially when it is from range free animals.

      You are probably doing good with your food choices. Of course, there is always room for improvement for all of us.

      Glad you found this information valuable.

      Pat
       

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