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22 JANUARY 2015

Alcohol and Your Liver

Excessive alcohol consumption can destroy your liver. That isn’t news to most people. What may come as surprise, however, is that in certain cases, liver disease caused by alcohol can be reversed. There are three types of alcohol-related liver disease. One is Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or Steatosis, which results...

15 DECEMBER 2014

Primary Biliary Cholangitis

This month we are focusing on primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), an autoimmune disorder that attacks the liver. We asked John M. Vierling, MD, director of Baylor Liver Health and chief of hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine, about this disease, which occurs most commonly in individuals between the ages of...

Zucchini Salad
09 DECEMBER 2014

Recipe of the Month

Grilled Zucchini Salad with Sea Salt and Lemon Zest From Chef Andy Husbands from Tremont 647, Boston, MA There's a real skill to perfectly grilling zucchini, eggplant and summer squash – a second too long and you have a mushy piece of we don’t know what. The key is...

16 OCTOBER 2014

Recipe of the Month

Butternut and Granny Smith Apple Soup, with Cinnamon Mascarpone Chef Nicola Mancini La Tavola Ristorante Waterbury, CT Ingredients: 1 (2 or 3 pounds) butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1 Medium onion, chopped 6 Cups chicken stock 1 Cup leeks 2 Granny smith apples 2 Tablespoons...


Recipe of the Month

Shrimp Agua Chili created by Chef Kevin Templeton from Barleymash San Diego Fresh shrimp (peeled and deveined) Spanish red onions (peeled and sliced thin) Avocado (sliced thin) Agua Chili: 1 Cucumber (peeled and cut) 1 Bunch Cilantro 3 Serrano Chilis 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Coriander 1 tbsp Oregano...

About the Liver

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) occurs when bile ducts become blocked due to inflammation or scarring, which causes bile to accumulate in the liver. Over time, it damages liver cells and can lead to cirrhosis. When that happens, the liver loses its ability to function. Bile ducts are the conduit for...

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