Liver Disease

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…allergies, memory loss, and Parkinson’s disease.) Alpha lipoic acid also ramps up glutathione synthesis and significantly enhances detoxification, and we use it at Whitaker Wellness, along with selenium and silymarin, to treat hepatitis and other liver diseases. Research suggests that the “sleep hormone”…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…progression of serious problems such as cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), cancer, and liver failure. However, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine casts doubt on interferon’s prolonged use for the management of this disease. The HALT-C (Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-term Treatment against…

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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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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…-dose niacin can impact blood sugar control, and shouldn’t be used by people with liver disease. * Eat a Low-Fat Diet: Numerous studies have shown that a low-fat diet can not only help in preventing heart disease, but can also help reverse it. I recommend a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes…

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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

…response—high-dose niacin can impact blood sugar control, and shouldn’t be used by people with liver disease. 2. Eat a Low-Fat Diet: Numerous studies have shown that a low-fat diet can not only help prevent heart disease, but can also help reverse it. I recommend a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and legumes…

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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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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…mitochondria, where they’re burned for energy. Young, healthy people produce all the carnitine they need. However, levels may be depleted by kidney and liver disease, genetic defects, valproic acid (an epilepsy drug), cancer—and advancing age. Declines in mitochondrial function are a significant underlying…

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3 Healing Herbs

…Alzheimer’s. 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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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 500…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…-chain triglycerides in most other fats. They’re also metabolized differently. Rather 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…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…up and increase your concentration and focus. * Caffeine is protective against neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. * One study revealed that people who drank four or more cups of coffee per day had a 20 percent reduced risk of developing clinical depression. Diabetes…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

Liver Cleanse supplement contains all of these; take as directed). You should also avoid excess alcohol, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and other drugs, which are hard on the liver. Now it’s your turn: Which of these detoxification strategies do you use? You May Also Be Interested In: * Beware of Liver Disease

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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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Manage Diabetes With Vitamin D and Vitamin E

…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 averaging…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…should 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 naturally…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…the late 1950s, decades before statin drugs came on the market. The first large placebo-controlled trial of the effects of niacin on cardiovascular disease began in 1966. In this study, more than 8,000 men with a history of heart attack took 3,000 mg of niacin or a placebo daily. After six years, as compared…

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…, liver, and kidney damage linked to the drugs. Middle-aged and older mice were fed either a standard diet or the same diet with small or large doses of curcumin for six months. All the mice received injections of amyloid (a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s) to mimic the disease. Compared…

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Help for Gallstones

…to heightened risk of gallbladder disease. Dietary modifications are also helpful for preventing gallstones and gallbladder attacks. Eat less fat and sugar. An interesting study conducted in Saudi Arabia showed that the nation’s incidence of gallbladder disease has increased six-fold since Western…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…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 those that promote appetite control. Plus, an elevated…

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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 appetite…

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