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What is a FODMAP Diet

This past week on the radio, Dr. Galati interviewed Lauren Mahesri, Registered Dietitian at Liver Specialists of Texas. We discussed the FODMAP diet, why it is useful for patients who have problems with gas and bloating, and the foods to avoid. Take a listed to the podcast for all the details.

5 Foods You Need to Eat Now

Helen Yuan, Registered Dietitian at Liver Specialists of Texas, just released her latest post "5 Foods You Must Have in Your Diet...Now". It is a fantastic outline, full of valuable food and nutrition information that will guide you to a better you. Nutrition is the cornerstone of wellness. Take a look at the post, print it out, and share it with your family and friends. All of us at Liver Specialists of Texas are here to support your liver wellness, and that starts with a solid nutrition foundation. DOWNLOAD "5 FOODS YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR DIET...NOW"

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.

Low Salt Diet in Liver and Heart Disease: Dr. Joe Galati Discusses

Dr. Joe Galati explains the best way to consume a low salt diet that is best for those with liver disease, cirrhosis, and heart failure. He outlines foods to avoid and the dangers of salt substitutes. Avoid processed foods, and eat only fresh fruits and vegetables, along with fresh lean meat and fish. Contact Dr. Galati and his team at 713-634-5105 and visit

Three Tips For Good Health: Anna Stuchly Explains

Anna Stuchly is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Dr. Joe Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team. In this video, Anna outlines three health tips to follow for good health and wellness. She suggests cooking at home, exercise, and having good communication with your physician. Anna Stuchly is available for nutritional evaluations to help manage obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, and metabolic syndrome. She also oversees the weight loss management program. Call her at 713-794-0700 to schedule an evaluation and visit

Dr. Galati Discusses Cooking Breakfast for Your Children

Dr. Joe Galati has long been a supporter of making breakfast the #1 meal of the day-especially for children. Getting them started in the morning with a nutritious meal is key to their success. In this videoeas for parents, and those involved in the care of children. Watch it and be inspired.

Dr. Galati's Town Hall Meeting: November 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Houston's Health Museum

Save the date! Dr. Galati's first Town Hall Meeting, which is being called the "Wake-Up Call, will take place at Houston's Health Museum, on Thursday, November 5, 2015, starting at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by Your Health First Education, the mission of this event is to provide the lay public with the tools necessary to engage themselves, and those closest to them, in a discussion of health and wellness. So many complications of various diseases could be prevented, or diagnosed earlier, reducing complications, and far better outcomes. This "wake-up call" is to tell everyone that being a bit more aware of their body, and better understanding of how it works, will lead to far improved health and happiness. Information about the event: Location: Houston Health Museum Address: 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, Texas 77004 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Free parking, …

Hepatitis C, Exercise, and the Value to Patients

Over the past several years, has been growing research evidence that individuals that have hepatitis C are at  greater risk for developing scarring in the liver, fibrosis, and eventual development of cirrhosis. These patients also are likely to be overweight, have a superimposed fatty liver, diabetes, and increased levels of insulin circulating in their blood. All of these features trigger inflammation throughout the body, and especially in the liver, putting them at risk for damage and scar tissue development.   We previously have discussed the role of diet and hepatitis C, and the simple truth is that there is no special diet specific for hepatitis C. We always recommend a diet high in fruits and vegetables, fresh lean meat, chicken, and fish, and the avoidance of processed foods. These processed foods are high and salt, sugar, and fat. They have very little …

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:

Online LIVER Second Opinion

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    There are five steps in the process of requesting a second opinion. We anticipate the steps will take you about 30-65 minutes to complete.

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    Have your medical records or those of your loved one on hand as you fill out the medical history questionnaire portion of the online process. The medical history questionnaire is detailed so having medical records to quickly reference will help make the process more efficient.

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    To start the process of an Online Liver Second Opinion, please fill out the initial contact form and fax back to our office. A representative from our office will call you for additional details.