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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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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…supplements are: NAC and alpha lipoic acid 600 mg of each 1–3 times a day, plus daily doses of selenium 200–400 mcg; silymarin 900 mg (for liver disease); whey protein 1 scoop; and melatonin 3 mg at bedtime. Make sure your daily multivitamin contains optimal levels of other nutrients that help optimize…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…before taking daily doses higher than 1,000–1,500 mg—high-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…

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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

…doctor, though, so he or she can monitor your 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…

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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 properties and…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released their latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). I have issues with several of the classifications in this manual; however, one this go-around is particularly irksome. They are now calling…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

Approximately 4 million Americans have hepatitis C. Sadly, most of them have been told by their doctor that even with treatments designed to hold the virus at bay they will eventually require a liver transplant. But this dire outlook is just not accurate as far as I’m concerned. Here’s why.…

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Vitamin E Benefits for Diabetes and Heart Health

…participants could benefit. Oxidative stress also 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…

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Manage Diabetes With Vitamin D and Vitamin E

…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 800 IU per day. Everyone, regardless of health…

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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

…that the health of 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…

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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 connection…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…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 respond…

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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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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

…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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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…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, you should take the regular form of niacin. Research indicates that niacinamide and “no…

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