Fatty Liver

Beware of Liver Disease

…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 in this stage, it…

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Benefits of Bergamot

…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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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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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…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…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…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…

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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…

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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…

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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

…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 tested and, if indicated, supplement with nutrients that enhance liver function. Your liver is a…

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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.…

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Manage Diabetes With Vitamin D and Vitamin E

…was terminated early so all study participants could benefit. Oxidative stress also contributes to liver damage that, if untreated, can lead to diabetes complications such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The best-studied antioxidant for NAFLD also happens to be vitamin E, with doses…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…with blood products made before 1987. Early detection and treatment are your best bet. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever used any of these nutritional supplements to help your liver? You May Also Be Interested In: * Spring Cleaning for Your Body * What Is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…water in the liver, your body’s primary organ for detoxification. Along the way, however, numerous intermediary products are formed—some more toxic than alcohol itself. Chief among these is acetaldehyde, which increases the production of free radicals that damage the liver and stimulate…

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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…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…exercise, hormonal and dietary factors, drugs (steroids, antacids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid drugs), and diseases of the thyroid, kidney, liver, or pancreas. Although some of these factors are beyond your control, there are measures you can take to promote strong bones and avoid becoming…

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