Diabetic Liver Disease

Beware of Liver Disease

…type 2 diabetics are affected. NAFLD is a progressive disease marked by three distinct stages. Simple fatty liver, or steatosis, is characterized by elevations in liver enzymes and fatty deposits in the liver (at least 10 percent of the liver cells are replaced by fat). If the disease is arrested…

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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

…of your liver may be at risk. People with diabetes, especially those who are obese, are at particular risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can progress to serious scarring of the liver. Therefore, I suggest that all of my patients with type 2 diabetes symptoms to have their liver

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Can People Living With Diabetes Drink Alcohol?

…and insulin. For most people dealing with diabetes, however, alcohol consumption can be a double-edged sword—that’s why drinking in moderation is your best bet. Too much alcohol can lead to serious health conditions, including liver disease. And for some people, even one drink is too…

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3 Healing Herbs

…Other conditions that benefit from the use of curcumin include GI disorders such as Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, diabetes, liver disease, cancer, circulation problems, high levels of cholesterol and other lipids, and cystic fibrosis. It even appears to have anti-aging…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…use it. More benefits of L-carnitine include relief from chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease and intermittent claudication, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dialysis, and male infertility and erectile dysfunction. For all these reasons…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…and an increased risk of kidney stones. * Contributes to NAFLD. Excessive fructose consumption has also been implicated in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition most common in overweight people with metabolic syndrome. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever noticed a change in your…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…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 study shows that belly fat (or visceral fat) also increases your risk of sudden cardiac death.…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…have your cholesterol, triglycerides and liver enzymes tested every three months or so. If the flushing bothers you, take the dose at bedtime so the flushing happens while you’re asleep. This therapy is not recommended for patients with liver disease, gout or ulcers. Note: To lower cholesterol…

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The Lowdown on Statin Drugs

…Drugs: Increased Risk of Diabetes One of the conditions statin use is linked to is diabetes, which is a far more serious risk factor for heart disease than high cholesterol—particularly for postmenopausal women, whose likelihood of being diagnosed with diabetes increases by 71 percent! The…

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How to Curb Alcohol Cravings Naturally

…control their cravings for alcohol as if they caused their disease. Group counseling is typically the only “treatment” offered, which makes about as much sense as using group counseling to lower the blood sugar of people with diabetes. Yet, per Dr. Williams’ study mentioned above,…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…because they deplete coenzyme Q10 and are associated with increased risk of memory loss and other cognitive problems, diabetes, heart failure, muscle pain and weakness, and liver damage. Furthermore, along with the extended-release niacin, participants received another drug (laropiprant) designed…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…and diabetes. Coconut oil does raise cholesterol—but it increases HDL cholesterol, which is a good thing because a high HDL level reduces risk of heart attack and stroke. Granted, no large clinical trials have been conducted to see if this translates into protection against heart disease, but…

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Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

…When it comes to medical tests and screenings, a simple blood test can reveal a tremendous amount about your risk for heart attack and diabetes, immune and liver function, and more. I recommend getting a complete baseline blood workup and periodic rechecks if you’re monitoring a specific…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…facilitates fat burning in the liver, thus preventing obesity—the number-one risk factor for type 2 diabetes. * A high coffee intake reduces the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease—another common condition found in people with obesity and diabetes. Heart Health Benefits of Coffee…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…insulin resistance and weight gain. Unfortunately, the fallout doesn’t end here. Insulin resistance is linked to increased risk of fatty liver disease, gout, polycystic ovary syndrome, memory loss, and some types of cancer. But there’s an upside. Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome…

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