Disclaimer: In no way, I'm an expert in medicine or medical science. I wrote this informal essay based on my research in order to help myself. Read it with a grain of salt. Consult a doctor and do you own research as well.
This post has survived several rewrites of my website. Sadly, I've lost the references for my research.
Years ago I used to be a professional basketball player, playing as a point guard. Some day, I broke my foot in a match and I had to stay home for about 6 month. Back then, I thought eating more food equals to a faster recovery from my injury ( Yeah I know I was young ). Before the injury, I was about 73Kg, and after, I turned into a 117Kg ( Wow I knooww) monster.
Long story short afterward I tried really hard to lose weight, I couldn't lose a considerable amount of weight. As may most of you experienced before, might lose weight in while we're on a diet, but the lost weight will find its way back when the diet finishes.
After 3 years of that incident, I started Kyokushin Karate, one of the most brutal, heavy and tough sports possible. Also I was in a diet most of the time. I lost weight a lot but as soon as I ended the diet, I gained that lost weight again. I always was curious why is that ? Why as soon as I end the diet I gain weight again even though I'm trying really hard. A week ago I found out the truth behind this problem.The liver, is the most important body part responsible for storing extra energy of food as fat, and burn fat and produce energy when body needs it. In this era, when people eat fast foods, breath poisonous air pollution instead of clean air and lots of other reasons, Most of us are suffering from a fatty liver in different levels. A fatty liver can't do its job perfectly, So it can't burn fat correctly and that's because after a diet people gains weight again. No matter how hard they try.
OK, now what's can we do ?
First of all, physical workout and training is very helpful for your liver and help you burn more fat. Second of all fatty liver have much more fat stored in its cells which causes huge damage to the liver. In order to heal the damaged cells, there are several drugs and medicines which you should take, For example:
- Vitamin E
Using these medicines we can easily heal our liver cells within a 3 month period. Also there is an other material which has a really incredible effect. Silybum marianum is a kinda rare plant which grows mostly in dry places. Silybum marianum is one of the well known rich sources for milk thistle.
Research suggests that milk thistle extracts both prevents and repairs damage to the liver from toluene and/or xylene. Workers who had been exposed to vapors from toluene and/or xylene for 5–20 years were given either a standardized milk thistle extract (80% silymarin) or placebo for 30 days. The workers took the milk thistle extract, showed significant improvement in their liver function tests (ALT and AST) and platelet counts vs the placebo group.
I tried to summarize everything and avoid blabbing, So long story short the key to a successful diet is to have a healthy liver.