Fatty Liver Disease

Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

…groups. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a progressive disease with 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…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…need a liver transplant. After glutathione treatment, she left with a fivefold reduction in her viral load and normalization of liver enzymes. Glutathione is also an excellent treatment for emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, and other serious lung diseases, but…

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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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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 a…

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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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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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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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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…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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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…

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Benefits of Bergamot

…important because unlike LDL, which builds up in the plaque deposited in diseased arteries, HDL escorts cholesterol out of the arteries to the liver. Therefore, a low HDL level is an independent risk factor for heart disease. In a placebo-controlled clinical trial, Italian researchers gave either…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…deficiencies, inadequate 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…

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