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Articles by
Dr. Zhang
 
TCM and MCM Theory Related to Common Liver Disease Blood Test Markers

Low Dose Interferon Patient Experiment

Hepatitis A Prevention Reminder

Hepatitis: Causes of Pain in Liver Region 

The Need to Monitor Your Chronic Hepatitis

Liver Enzyme Fluctuation during Allergy Season 

What are the Serum Markers of Hepatitis B and What do They Mean?

Enterogenous Endotoxemia in Chronic Hepatitis–
Part 2

Enterogenous Endotoxemia in Chronic Hepatitis–
Part 1
 

Chronic Hepatitis and "Blood Activating and Stasis Expelling" (BASE) Therapy -
Part 2

Chronic Hepatitis and "Blood Activating and Stasis Expelling" (BASE) Therapy
Part 1

What Causes Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Cirrhotic Liver Disease

Dietary Support for Cirrhotic Liver Diseases

Ascites - A Complication of De-Compensated Liver Cirrhosis

Liver Cirrhosis - Portal Vein Hypertension Complications

Liver Cirrhosis Overview

PG-IFN and Ribavirin Treatments

Antibiotics and Chronic Liver Diseases

Why is Alcohol Harmful for People with Hepatitis?

Co-infections and Super-infections of Viral Hepatitis

Beware of Medications That Can Cause Liver Damage

Bile Retention and Its Clinical Manifestations (MCM) part 4

Modern Chinese Medicine (MCM) Part 3 
Jaundice and Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Modern Chinese Medicine (MCM) Anti-Liver-Fibrosis Treatments - Part 2

Modern Chinese Medicine (MCM) Anti-Liver-Fibrosis Treatments - Part 1

What is Liver Fibrosis and How is It Different from Cirrhosis?

How does the liver change as we get older?

How is that my LFTs are so good when my viral load is seemly so high?

Comprehensive Care for Chronic Viral Hepatitis

What can Cause Liver Inflammation?  

What Are the Major Functions that the Liver Carries?


 

Dietary Considerations
Essential Fats


Fats, when digested, provide fatty acids which are needed for the proper function of your body.  There are four different types of fat found in food but not all of them are needed by the body.  Essential fats (which mainly come from polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats) can only be supplied by food.  The main types of fat are:

Monounsaturated fats: come from vegetables, seeds and plants.  They are important in keeping your heart healthy and your immune system functioning.  These fats should be included in the diet regularly: olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts, macadamias, almonds, avocado.

Polyunsaturated fats: come from vegetables, seeds, plants, fish and fish oils; they are vital for keeping your heart healthy, your immune system working and your brain functioning optimally.  These fats should be included in the diet regularly.  Omega-3 fats (from linseed, fish and fish oil) and Omega-6 fats (from vegetable oils) perform important functions in your immune system.  Examples include sunflower oil, safflower oil, fish and fish oil, linseed and flaxseed oil, soybean oil, sesame oil, most nuts and seeds (e.g. evening primrose oil, walnuts).

Saturated fats: can be used as an energy source in helping cells work, or stored away as body fat.  A small amount is essential (and unavoidable) in the diet.  Examples include cream, milk fat, some dairy fats, some animal fats, lard, copha, ghee, dripping, palm oil, coconut oil.

hydrogenated (trans) fats: are processed fats that cannot be used effectively by the body; they are stored as body fat, raise cholesterol levels and have many other detrimental health effects.  They possibly hinder the immune system and they should be avoided wherever possible.  Examples include hydrogenated vegetable oils (e.g. margarine), potato crisps and other snack foods (e.g. Twisties, Burger Rings), donuts, muffins, pasties, pies, sausage rolls, hot chips, cakes, biscuits and many fast foods

 

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About HCV
Overview
Causes and Transmission

 
Diagnostic Tests
Antibody
HCV RIBA
HCV RNA 
Viral Load

Viral Genotyping

 
Major Signs
Liver Inflammation
Fibrosis
Cirrhosis

 
Peripheral Signs and Symptoms
Fatigue
Jaundice
Bile Retention
Joint Pains and Skin Rashes
Blood Sugar Instability
Portal Vein Hypertension
Ascites

 
Important Liver Function Test Markers
Overview
ALT and AST
ALP and GGT
Albumin
Bilirubin
PT (Prothrombin Time)
 
Liver Biopsy
Overview
Procedure
Inflammation Grade
Fibrosis Stage
 
Interferon Based Treatment
Overview
Ideal Candidate
Possible Side-effects
 
Liver Support with TCM
Overview
Liver Enzymes
Serum Albumin
Blood Clotting Factors
Bile metabolism
GGT
 
Dietary Considerations
Overview
Proteins
Essential Fats
Carbohydrates
Vitamins
 
 

 


 

 

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