Liver-Disease

Beware of 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 (NAFLD). Afflicting roughly one in four Americans, it is not caused by alcohol or a virus, but by obesity and insulin resistance—and at least…

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Can People Living With Diabetes Drink Alcohol?

A common dietary question of people dealing with diabetes is, “Can I drink alcohol?” The answer is, “Sometimes.” Because alcoholic drinks contain a fair amount of calories derived from sugars, conventional wisdom has long held that people with diabetes should avoid alcohol.…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

Vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants are on everyone’s radar, so it’s ironic that we don’t hear much about glutathione. After all, it’s the body’s premiere antioxidant—and much, much more. That’s probably because you can’t go to…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

An estimated 6 trillion pounds of chemicals are released into the environment each year. Some of these inevitably make their way into our bodies in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. The toxin-removal organ of your body is your liver. It filters your blood—two quarts…

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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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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

Heart disease is the number 1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. Fortunately, you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you’re at high risk—and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery to do it. 1.…

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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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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. The good news is you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you’re at high risk—and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery for…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

Toxins are all around us. They are in the air we breathe and the water we drink. All these chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives can take a serious toll on our health, causing a wide range of problems from asthma and autism to heart attacks and cancer. Now, a new study published in the journal…

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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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How to Curb Alcohol Cravings Naturally

Well over half of American adults drink, but just 20 percent of them consume 80 percent of all alcohol, and the top 10 percent—24 million people—average 74 drinks per week! Alcohol abuse is a huge problem, but there’s a way to curb alcohol cravings naturally—and even stop…

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3 Healing Herbs

Medicinal herbs are powerful therapeutic tools. They have been used for centuries—millennia in some cases—and have a firm record of efficacy and safety, provided they are used appropriately. Here are three healing herbs that I recommend you consider adding to your arsenal due to their…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

Carnitine and I go way back—I wrote about the health benefits of L-carnitine in the very first issue of Health & Healing in August 1991. Back then all we really knew about this supplement was that it improved angina, heart function, and exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery…

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