Liver Cancer Risk Factors
• Liver cancer has risk factors for certain people more than others and these are:
• The person with chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus, or hepatitis C virus.
• The person who has cirrhosis, this is a condition that has caused scarring to form on the tissue of the liver and thereby increases the chances of liver cancer.
• People with diabetes because it is a blood sugar disorder have a higher chance of liver cancer. This is twice as high if the person has diabetes and also has hepatitis C.
• People who have been exposed to contaminated foods that have aflatoxins have a higher risk. Aflatoxins can occur in corn, peanuts and soybeans.
• People who drink excessive amounts can cause irreversible liver damage and create a higher risk for liver cancer.
• This type of cancer can affect anyone of any age but men are at a higher risk than women.
People who have family members with liver cancer may be more likely to get Liver Cancer.
Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer today and there has been an increase in this type of cancer due to the rise in chronic hepatitis C that is an infection that can cause liver cancer.
In North America, Liver Cancer occurs more often in people over age 60 than in younger people.
Liver regeneration is a must if you have stage 1, 2, 3, or 4 liver cancer. The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. Your liver is your filtration system that detoxifies you. It has been un-officially noted that if your liver functions up to 35%, you should be ok to survive liver cancer through a comprehensive alternative hollistic therapy, but when your liver function drops below that 35% level, disease develops, and eliminating cancer becomes a daunting task. By the time cancer or chronic disease develops, liver function is below 35%. So when the tumor, the cancer, arthritis or other disease symptoms are gone, that doesn’t mean the body is cured… make no mistake, you are not out of the woods until the liver goes back to its full activity of somewhere between 90 and 100 percent. It is not really known exactly how long it takes to get back to 100 percent, but it is estimated that it takes anywhere betwen 1 to 2 years. If you go back to eating toxic foods right away, the foods you used to eat upon manifestation of cancer, be warned… the cancer will come back rather quickly as the liver isn’t able to process these chemicals and detox your blood.
We now know that alcohol can increase your risk of a number of cancers including the increased risk of liver cancer. The liver needs water… drinking enough clear fluids is important. Your body is made mainly of liquid so it’s important to keep your fluids up so your body functions properly. The strongest evidence we have against any one food is probably for high intakes of red or processed meat increasing risk. Be sure to consume enough calories. Loss of appetite is a symptom of liver cancer. You may experience nausea and abdominal pain so you won’t want to eat, but you must eat to stay healthy.
A diet to prevent Liver Cancer, should be a diet rich in fruits and vegetables that also cleanse the liver like garlic, grapefruit, green tea, green vegetables, avocado, walnuts, tumeric. (details below) Our livers work extremely hard everyday to protect us from adverse affects from toxins and often it is easy for our livers to become overworked compromising our health significantly. Here are 7 common foods you can include daily to help cleanse your liver naturally. The primary way in which your body expels toxins is via the liver, which detoxifies and cleanses your body by continuously filtering the blood of poisons that enter it through the digestive tract, the skin, and the respiratory system. But when your liver becomes overworked as a result of stress or excessive exposure to toxins, your entire system can be thrown off balance, and your health severely compromised.
Since the liver is also responsible for producing bile, another form of detoxification that is metabolically necessary for the breakdown and assimilation of fats and proteins from your food, it is exceedingly important that your liver be properly maintained. Without a well-functioning liver, your body will be unable to cleanse itself and absorb nutrients, which is a recipe for a health disaster.
“The thousands of enzyme systems that are responsible for virtually every body activity are constructed in the liver,” writes Dr. Karl Maret, M.D., about the importance of vibrant liver function. “The proper functioning of the eyes, the heart, the brain, the gonads, the joints, and the kidneys, are all dependent on good liver activity.”
“If the liver is impaired from constructing even one of the thousands of enzyme systems the body requires, there is an impairment in overall body function and a resultant greater metabolic stress on the individual.”
So here are seven important foods you may want to begin incorporating into your diet in order to maintain a healthy liver.
Garlic contains numerous sulfur-containing compounds that activate the liver enzymes responsible for flushing out toxins from the body. This bulbous relative of the onion also contains allicin and selenium, two powerful nutrients proven to help protect the liver from toxic damage, and aid it in the detoxification process.
Grapefruit is rich in natural vitamin C and antioxidants, two powerful liver cleansers. Like garlic, grapefruit contains compounds that boost the production of liver detoxification enzymes. It also contains a flavonoid compound known as naringenin that causes the liver to burn fat rather than store it.
3. Green Tea
Green tea is loaded with catechins, a type of plant antioxidant that has been shown in studies to eliminate liver fat accumulation and promote proper liver function. This powerful herbal beverage also protects the liver against toxins that would otherwise accumulate and cause serious damage.
4. Green Vegetables
Leafy green vegetables such as bitter gourd, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens, and chicory also contain numerous cleansing compounds that neutralize heavy metals, which can bear heavily on the liver. Leafy greens also eliminate pesticides and herbicides from the body, and spur the creation and flow of cleansing bile.
Rich in glutathione-producing compounds, avocados actively promote liver health by protecting it against toxic overload, and boosting its cleansing power. Some research has shown that eating one or two avocados a week for as little as 30 days can repair a damaged liver.
Walnuts, which contain high levels of l-arginine, an amino acid, glutathione, and omega-3 fatty acids, also help detoxify the liver of disease-causing ammonia. Walnuts also help oxygenate the blood, and extracts from their hulls are often used in liver-cleansing formulas.
Turmeric, one of the most powerful foods for maintaining a healthy liver, has been shown to actively protect the liver against toxic damage, and even regenerate damaged liver cells. Turmeric also boosts the natural production of bile, shrinks engorged hepatic ducts, and improves overall function of the gallbladder, another body-purifying organ
Reference: Cure stage 1,2,3,4 Liver Cancer