Fatty Liver

Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…fructose 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

…help prevent you from overeating. Your goal should be at least 30 grams of fiber every day. * Address underlying medical conditions. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and sleep apnea are associated with higher amounts of abdominal fat. * Detoxify your body. As I told you recently, there’s a connection…

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Three Great Supplements For Weight Loss

…glycogen and stored in the muscles and liver for future use. When the muscles and liver run out of storage capacity, excess glucose is converted into fat. HCA inhibits this process. It also suppresses your appetite by increasing glycogen formation in your liver, which then sends appropriate signals to…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…the intestines. * Coffee curbs appetite and 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…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…vicious cycle of 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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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 half…

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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

…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 enzymes…

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Benefits of Bergamot

…and is thus involved in glucose and fatty acid metabolism. Turning on AMPK improves insulin sensitivity, promotes glucose uptake in cells, and suppresses the synthesis of glucose in the liver, thereby lowering blood sugar. It also stimulates the burning of free fatty acids and facilitates weight control…

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Vitamin E Benefits for Diabetes and Heart Health

…contributes to liver damage, which if untreated, can lead to complications such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The best-studied antioxidant for NAFLD also happens to be vitamin E, with doses ranging from 400 to 1,200 IU per day, which results in reductions in fatty liver infiltration. I…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…Other Benefits of Glutathione Maximizing glutathione status is also a proven treatment for chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, environmental sensitivities, autism, and more. Disease aside, it’s a ticket to better health and longevity. Now it’s your turn: Have…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…veggies (fiber). Research has shown that these types of foods are the most satisfying, which means you won’t be tempted to overeat. On the other hand, fatty foods are the least satisfying—most likely because they tend to be stored rather than immediately used, so they don’t trigger the signals that tell…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…than being stored as fat, MCTs are rapidly converted in the liver to ketones and burned for energy, so they rev up metabolism and discourage fat deposition. Another unique feature of coconut oil is its high content of lauric acid. This fatty acid is converted in the body into monolaurin, a compound that…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…it’s risking your health in the process. Statins are rife with safety concerns including cognitive problems, muscle pain and weakness, fatigue, liver damage, heart failure and diabetes. Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally * Fight high cholesterol with fiber. Fiber binds to bile acids in the intestines…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…and Healthy Aging Carnitine is an amino acid that is synthesized in the liver and kidneys—and concentrated in the body’s most metabolically active organs: the brain, heart, and muscles. Its primary job is to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria, where they’re burned for energy. Young, healthy…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…because of its close proximity to vital internal organs, it continuously floods the system with free fatty acids that contribute to insulin resistance, arterial dysfunction, elevations in blood lipids, liver disease, and other problems. Excess belly fat also upsets hormones and signaling proteins—including…

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