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Dr. Joe Galati and Your Health First

Dr. Joe Galati gives a brief overview of Your Health First, the weekly radio program he has been hosting since 2003. Tune in every Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. CST, on #740KTRH, or the #iHeart Radio app. The program website provides useful health and wellness information, and talks about the weekly experts that visit the show. Don't forget to listen to Dr. Galati's podcast, which can be listened to here, as well as other popular podcast sites.

Pruple Brussels Sprouts: Helen Yuan, RD, Explains Health Benefits

If you are interested in maintaining your weight, blood pressure, glucose control, reduce fatty liver, prevent cancer, and simply feel better, you need to include brussels sprouts in your diet. Our very own Helen Yuan, Registered Dietitian, outlines details on why these purple brussels sprouts are so valuable in our diet. #vegetables #nutrition #fattyliver #cancerprevention #diabetes

Understanding #Diabetes

Dr. Joe Galati invited Helen Yuan, RD and Anthony Santos, NP to join him on his weekly radio program Your Health First. Heard every evening at 7p on iHeart Radio's 740 KTRH, they all had a detailed discussion about diabetes, and its complications. Listen to the podcast posted below. All podcasts are available online here.

Healthy Thanksgiving and Holiday Recipes

Stay The Course -- Healthy Holiday Recipes that Put Your Health First Thanks to our very own Helen Yuan, RD, for putting this menu together. The holidays are just around the corner! But with all the celebration and joy comes some fear, anxiety, and guilt as well. Year after year,  I have patients tell me “I’m going to work on building healthier eating habits, BUT you know the holidays are coming up and I want to enjoy myself”. What kind of dietitian -- no, what kind of human would I be if I were to shake my finger at people and tell them they can’t enjoy the festive season for the sake of maybe keeping off a few extra pounds?  In an ideal world, one single day of overindulgence should not completely unravel all the hard work that a person …

Dietary Fiber: Dr. Joe Galati Explains

Dietary fiber is an important part of our diet. Unfortunately, most American get far too little of this vital nutrient. In this video, Dr. Galati gives a brief outline to help get viewers started on a better path of wellness. Previously, Dr. Galati wrote a blog entry detailing what we all need to do in order to get the fiber we need.

The Dr. Joe Galati Podcast is Now Available

This past week, Dr. Joe Galati and his team rolled out the updated format of his weekly podcast. Over the past several years, the popularity of podcasting has increased and a favorite way for many to keep track of the topics they care most about. In the liver disease, obesity, and health/wellness space. Dr. Galati is a leader in communicating these important topics both to his patients, and the general public. To contact Dr. Joe Galati and his team, or see him as a patient, click this link. You can also call Dr. Joe Galati at 713-794-0700. The podcast homepage is located here. Subscribe through your favorite RSS feed, or through all of the popular podcast platforms the podcast is currently posted on. These include iTunes, Spotify, and many others. Each week, Dr. Joe Galati will discuss a wide range …

Dr. Joe Galati Explains MOVIPREP Colonoscopy Prep for Patients

In this video, Dr. Joe Galati explains the instructions for the MoviPrep colonoscopy prep. This is taken by patients preparing for a colonoscopy. It is very important that directions are followed carefully. If not taken properly, the colonoscopy may need to be repeated, and the bowel prep taken again. Prior posts showing a poor bowel prep are available here for review. Colonoscopy is performed to screen for colon cancer, and other disorder of the lower bowel.

Excerpts from Dr. Joe Galati's Book: Eating Yourself Sick

For all those interested in Eating Yourself Sick, Dr. Joe Galati has selected excerpts from the version of the book, narrated by himself. Keep posted to this website and all social media feeds for additional excerpt postings. MEAL PLANNING STRATEGIES   LIVER DISEASE: THE SILENT KILLER   UNDERSTANDING THE MELD SCORE FOR LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENTS    

Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity, and all of its related complications, is more serious than most adults in America believe. More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and certain types of cancer, are some of the leading causes of preventable death. We are seeing an increase in the number of young children and adolescents developing obesity, and all of the related complications.

The cost of obesity is staggering, with annual medical cost of obesity exceeding $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars. The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team are dedicated to evaluate, treat, and manage all aspects of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD and NASH), including the complication of cirrhosis and liver failure. Developing a customized plan of care for each patient they see is their objective.

Liver Transplant Resources

Dr. Galati has been involved in Liver Transplantation since 1989. As Medical Director for the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Galati has cared for thousands of patients with advanced liver disease. In those with the most severe form of advanced liver disease and cirrhosis, liver transplantation is a life-saving surgery. For more information on liver transplantation, click here.

Indications for liver transplant include:

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