Build Strong, Healthy Bodies with Liver

By Michale Hartte BASc (Nutr), NNCP, CH

Love it or hate it, this nutritional powerhouse is so good for you—and here’s a way to sneak it into your diet.

Want to have more energy, feel stronger, and be leaner and healthier? Look to liver!

Liver is one of my “super stars” in the arena of nutrient-rich foods that my family and many of my clients eat regularly to become healthy and stay that way.

In fact, those interested in building their bones can greatly benefit from including liver in their diets. Calcium cannot be absorbed without fat-soluble vitamins A and D, found abundantly in liver.

Know of anyone with a nervous disorder? This can often result from B12 deficiency. Most animal foods provide B12, but the best source is liver.

Also, I have found the fastest way to use food to bring iron levels up is including some liver into your weekly diet, one to three times a week.

For those who do not like the taste of liver but want all the health benefits, just start with adding a little bit to your burgers or chili [see Top Tasting Chili (with Liver) recipe]. You likely won’t taste it, and who knows, you may even begin to like it!

Michale Hartte, BASc (Nutr), NNCP, CH, a Kelowna resident, spends her time raising her incredibly healthy young sons, while she runs a private nutritional practice and offers online, in-person and by-phone appointments. Michale is a registered nutritional therapist, chartered herbalist and a registered Biotherapeutic DrainageTM practitioner. To find out more about how you can get Fit n Healthy, please visit

*Reprint from our Fall 2015 Issue

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