Liver Disease

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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Hope for Hepatitis C

…avoid liver transplants. I’ve also had success using this therapy with my own patients. Hepatitis C can lie dormant for years, slowly damaging the liver all the while, before becoming symptomatic. So I recommend you get screened for this disease if you have a history of elevated liver enzymes,…

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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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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

…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 major…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…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

…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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Can People Living With Diabetes Drink Alcohol?

…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 much.

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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

…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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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

…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 * Take Some Bacteria and Call Me in the Morning

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…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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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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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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How to Curb Alcohol Cravings Naturally

…cravings naturally, read Joan Mathews-Larson’s book Seven Weeks to Sobriety or call the Health Recovery Center at 800-554-9155. Now it’s your turn: Do you have any tips to curb alcohol cravings? You May Also Be Interested In * Beware of Liver Disease * How to Quit Smoking Naturally

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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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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

…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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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 and…

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Help for Gallstones

…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…

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New Statin Drug Guidelines Are Bad for Patients

…you don’t need to have a high cholesterol level to “require” a statin drug. Heck, you don’t even need to have heart disease. Diabetes and other risk factors for heart attack and stroke are enough to “qualify” you for a lifetime of dependency on moderate-to-high…

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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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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…and stroke. Granted, no large clinical trials have been conducted to see if this translates into protection against heart disease, but its effect on cardiovascular disease is, at worst, neutral. Health Benefits of Coconut Oil: MCTs, Ketones, and Dementia Intriguing evidence suggests that coconut…

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