Thursday, March 14, 2013

Liver-Brain Connection

Did you know that fried foods may impact your liver much as does hepatitis? According to Dr. Drew Ordon of “The Doctors" and author of the book, "Better in 7," new information has shown that fried foods impact more than just your over-all weight and levels of cholesterol. Studies showed that consistently eating fatty foods from fast food restaurants for just one month led to significant changes in liver enzymes similar to damage seen by hepatitis¾and these changes can ultimately lead to liver failure. Three key offenders were French fries, fried onion rings, and fried chicken. And the relationship of the liver to your brain? The liver is designed to cleanse the blood of neurotoxins and other substances that could potentially damage brain cells. The liver also is believed to provide some specific nutrients that the brain itself does not seem to produce. Bottom line? Normal brain functioning appears to depend on several aspects of normal liver functioning. I rarely ingest fried foods—they pretty much have just gotten bumped from my menu!

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