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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


Dr. Joe Galati Discusses Vegetable Giveaways with His Patients

For the past 4 years, Dr. Joe Galati has been handing out fruits and vegetables to his patients at Liver Specialists of Texas. As he coined the phrase "The Great American Produce Giveaway", he noticed over the past 20 years that his patients were simply unfamiliar with the proper selection, nutritional value, and preparation of vegetables. This unfortunately has fueled the obesity epidemic. This past week, Dr. Galati was invited on the Fox26 Morning Show to explain his vegetable giveaway program in more detail.


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.


Obesity Rates in America Continue to Rise-Dr. Joe Galati Discusses

This week on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati discussed a recent NY Times article. Based on recent research, it shows that from 2006-2016, despite a wide range of efforts, obesity rates continue to rise. Listen to the radio segment below. Dr. Galati's new book, Eating Yourself Sick, will be out in April. He discusses strategies to combat obesity, with an emphysis on patient education and communication. Stay tuned on how to order the book.


Fatty Liver Disease: What Patients Need to Know

Fatty liver disease is a growing public health concern we all have. If left untreated, fatty liver disease, also called NASH, can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Dr. Galati outlines the key facts that you need to know about this very serious health problem.  


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, ...


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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    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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