Liver Kidney

Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…have found an association between a high intake of 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.…

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…conducted a study to find out if it could provide the same anti-Alzheimer’s benefits as NSAIDs—but without the gastrointestinal, 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…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…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, have ever used IV drugs, have unprotected sex, have had a blood transfusion or organ transplant prior to 1992, or have had long-term kidney dialysis…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…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…

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Tips for Treating Plantar Fasciitis

…can help relieve pain for the short-term. However, chronic use of ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen places you at risk of gastrointestinal, liver, and kidney damage. Instead of drugs for plantar fasciitis treatment, try natural pain relief therapies designed to combat inflammation, such as curcumin,…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…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 avoid…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…about the other aspects of insulin resistance and symptoms of metabolic syndrome? Elevated insulin levels thicken the blood vessels and affect kidney function, which contribute to hypertension. They also promote fat storage and shut down fat burning, so more and more fat gets socked away,…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…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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Diabesity Challenge: Take a Glycine Supplement

…amino acid that stimulates fat burning and reduces appetite. It triggers the release of glucagon, a hormone that turns on fat burning in the liver, and generates pyruvate, a substance involved in energy production that enhances endurance and fat burning. Benefits of a Glycine Supplement In…

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