Tag Archives: liver health

One in four people are living with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a new silent epidemic

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(NaturalHealth365) Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) currently affects one in four people in the United States.  From an infrequently-occurring and little-known condition, NAFLD has morphed into a major epidemic – and is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease in America. As researchers scramble to identify better methods of prevention and treatment, a first-of-its-kind study reveals nonalcoholic fatty ... Read More »

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Milk thistle extract demonstrates potent activity against liver cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) The compound silibinin, a flavonoid in milk thistle, has shown extremely promising activity against human liver cancer, according to University of California, Irvine researchers. Both silibinin and silymarin are highly bioactive milk thistle compounds that are already linked with offering protection for the liver against damage from alcohol and drug use. Now silibinin is showing promise in protecting against ... Read More »

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MSG in food shown to threaten liver health

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(NaturalHealth365) MSG, short for monosodium glutamate, is a food additive known for its ability to ‘enhance’ flavor. But, at what cost to our health? Recent research is clearly telling us that MSG can be quite dangerous to liver health, contributing to both obesity and liver dysfunction. While many people only associate MSG with Asian restaurant food, the truth is that ... Read More »

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Lower your alcohol consumption to avoid premature death, new study warns

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(NaturalHealth365) A recent study is showing that current accepted guidelines regarding ‘safe’ amounts of alcohol consumption are inflated. A worldwide team of researchers have found that consuming more than six cans of beer or six glasses of wine weekly can reduce longevity. In the U.S., low risk drinking is defined as one standard drink a day for women and two ... Read More »

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease on the rise in kids as young as 8 years old

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(NaturalHealth365) Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a condition most commonly associated with the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle as an adult. However, a study of children led by Harvard Medical School based on Project Viva of Massachusetts is now showing a link between childhood obesity and juvenile liver health problems. The research, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, shows a ... Read More »

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4 ways to avoid liver disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is now endemic in the United States, with the National Institutes of Health reporting that over 90 million Americans are currently affected. In severe cases, NAFLD – which accounts for over 75 percent of all liver disease – can progress to life-threatening complications, including liver failure and cirrhosis. In fact, some researchers fear ... Read More »

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Why alpha lipoic acid may be a miracle nutrient for liver health

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(NaturalHealth365) According to the Mayo Clinic, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common liver ailment in the country. Affecting between 80 and 100 million people, NAFLD constitutes over 75 percent of all chronic liver disease in the United States – a likely byproduct of the increasing national incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes. But, here comes ... Read More »

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Protect your liver health naturally with probiotics

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(NaturalHealth365) An imbalance of gut bacteria in the digestive system contributes to numerous ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, cognitive issues, immune system suppression and even cancer. But, that’s not all: recent research is now showing that a gut imbalance can also have a negative impact on liver health. The presence of certain bacteria and ... Read More »

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DHA supplementation stops deadly progression of liver disease, says study

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(NaturalHealth365) A new study has confirmed that a specific type of omega 3 fatty acid called DHA can support liver health in persons who eat a poor diet and/or are obese. DHA supplementation is offering promise to those who have liver health risks including liver disease. At this time, no drug can help to achieve this – only regulating diet ... Read More »

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Best foods and herbs to reduce the risk of liver disease

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(NaturalHealth365) The liver is the largest organ in the body, and it plays a crucial role in filtering toxins from the blood and converting food to energy. Unfortunately, liver disease is becoming more common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that liver disease cause around 38,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Some of the most common ... Read More »

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Alcohol is a major toxin that contributes to cancer, stroke and neurodegenerative disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Researchers and physicians have long known that chronic, excessive alcohol use can cause devastating effects on health. And, it’s becoming increasingly clear that those who consume large amounts of alcohol sharply increase their risk of certain cancers. Disturbingly, some studies have shown that as few as one to two drinks a day can raise cancer risk – even as ... Read More »

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Milk thistle protects against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is exactly what it sounds like – an accumulation of fat in the liver, along with a history of little or no drinking of alcoholic beverages. NAFLD is extremely common – some experts estimate its prevalence as up to 45 percent of the population in industrialized North America and Europe – and can be ... Read More »

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