The Healthy Liver Pantry

To support those living with liver disease and to inspire Canadians to pursue a more liver-friendly lifestyle, the Canadian Liver Foundation has created The Healthy Liver Pantry.

Stigma Educational Resource

Stigma Educational Resource PDF

This short document was developed because we wanted to create a simple learning resource for you and the rest of the community. Within this document, we will try to plainly explain what stigma is, why stigma is dangerous, and what stigma has to do with liver disease. We will also […]

Immune-Compromised Canadians and COVID-19

Immune-Compromised Canadians and COVID-19

Immunity to a disease happens through the presence of antibodies to that disease in a person’s immune system.1 Active immunity develops in response to an infection or vaccination. Passive immunity is provided when you are given antibodies instead of your own immune system producing them.

Gallstones (PDF)

Gallstones are solid lumps of cholesterol crystals or pigment material that form in the gall bladder. What is the gall bladder and what does it do? The gall bladder is a pouch that sits beneath the liver and stores bile, which is a greenish-yellow fluid produced by the liver. When […]


What is sodium? Sodium is a mineral that is required for maintaining blood pressure and a normal fluid balance in the body and transmitting nerve impulses. Is sodium the same as salt? No. Table salt (sodium chloride) is the most common form of sodium. Others include: sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), […]

Sugar and Healthy Eating

Sugar and Healthy Eating.pdf

The World Health Organization (WHO) guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of added sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. That’s less than 50 grams of added sugars per day!* A further reduction of added sugar consumption to below 5% or roughly 25 grams […]

Liver-Healthy Shopping Guide

The liver is the body’s most efficient battery, it powers our body by storing & releasing energy. The liver plays a key role in converting the food we eat into the chemicals essential for life. It is very important to make liver healthy food choices to optimize our liver health. […]

Nutrition and the Liver (PDF)

Nutrition and the liver are interrelated in many ways. Some ways are well understood; others are not. Your liver plays a key role in converting food into the chemicals essential for life. The liver serves several important metabolic tasks in handling nutrients (see table). Carbohydrates (sugars), absorbed through the lining […]