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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone..I am new to the forum..I just have a few nutrtion questions...
I have seen soy protein recommended as a safer protein source in reference to encephalopathy..can anyone tell me why this is so, and
also what are good sources of soy protein??
Also, has anyone had any experience using Milk thistle capsules?? I have read studies ain which they have improved enzyme levels, and I have read studies which say they do ot help.....any personal experience with this, anyone??
Thank you all for any help.... yeah

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi, Nanda, and welcome to the forum.  Do you, or someone you know, have liver disease?  Regarding protein, red meat is the most difficult protein for the liver to digest, so it's recommended that those with liver disease refrain from eating it.  Soy protein can be found in powder form and mixed with milk or juice, or you can get soy beans frozen and shelled and use it in stirfrys.  It also comes roasted as soy nuts.  There are many soy-based products, but read labels and beware of sodium.  Seafood is also a good choice for protein, or skinned chicken breast.

I personally didn't have any positive effects from milk thistle.  Some do.  It won't hurt, but may not help.

For additional information, you should consult a hepatologist or a nutritionist who works with liver patients.



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Post Edited (hep93) : 6/7/2010 7:43:25 PM (GMT-6)

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