Fatty-Liver

Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Contrary to popular belief, the leading liver problem in the United States is not alcoholic cirrhosis or hepatitis, but nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Afflicting roughly one in four Americans, it is not caused by alcohol or a virus but by obesity and insulin resistance. Hence, many people living…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

Abdominal fat is the most dangerous type of obesity. That’s because it’s packed within the abdominal cavity, surrounding your organs. Carrying a “spare tire” has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Now, a new…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

Whether you’ve resolved to lose weight this year or simply want to achieve better overall health, here’s a suggestion: a fructose-free diet, eliminating even high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In fact, cutting out all sugar is one of my top dietary recommendations for optimal health and…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

Tens of millions of Americans are suffering with metabolic syndrome—the precursor to type 2 diabetes—and if you have abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal lipids, and/or borderline high blood sugar, you’re likely one of them. Fortunately, you can beat metabolic syndrome by…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

Approximately 4 million Americans have hepatitis C. Sadly, most of them have been told by their doctor that even with treatments designed to hold the virus at bay they will eventually require a liver transplant. But this dire outlook is just not accurate as far as I’m concerned. Here’s…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released their latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). I have issues with several of the classifications in this manual; however, one this go-around is particularly irksome. They are now calling caffeine…

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