Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic--Fatty Liver Disease (Hardcover)
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The liver is the seat of our overall health and wellness and the health of nearly every organ is intimately connected with our liver. A healthy liver is essential to a fully functioning body, but our modern sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits can truly damage the liver--and damage our health overall. A silent health crisis is impacting one-third of the American population---nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Because its symptoms often don't manifest until the liver is seriously compromised, many people are not aware that they are at risk. Did you know that if you have fatty liver disease, you are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), and potentially several devastating conditions such as liver cirrhosis and liver cancer? Did you know that fat is as dangerous as alcohol to the liver? Award-winning dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick and hepatologist Dr. Ibrahim Hanouneh have teamed up for a life-changing program that will help you achieve optimal health. Skinny Liver's four-week program shares the steps you can take to get your liver health back on track, with everything from exercise to healthy eating and other lifestyle changes--along with delicious liver-friendly recipes. Written by two experts in the field and based on the latest research, Skinny Liver is an authoritative, easy-to-follow guide to health and wellness, not just for your most essential organ, but for your whole body.
About the Author
Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD, is the manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, where she oversees nutrition-related services at the Center for Lifestyle Medicine. She is an award-winning dietitian (who in 2012 was named Dietetic Educator of the Year by the Ohio Dietetic Association) and a regular guest on local and national television shows, including The Dr. Oz Show, NBC Nightly News, and the TODAY Show, as well as NPR Radio. She received her B.A. from George Washington University, her master's degree (in health promotion management) from American University, and her dietetics training from the University of Akron. Ibrahim Hanouneh, MD, completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology/hepatology fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic. He was chosen by the gastroenterology faculty to serve as Chief Fellow for his third year training at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hanouneh currently works with Minnesota Gastroenterology, a Twin Cities-based gastroenterology practice (the largest gastroenterology practice in the nation), specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric digestive system and liver disorders. He continues to serve as an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Hanouneh has presented at several national and international meetings and has been an author on over fifty papers as well as numerous abstracts.