November 10, 2021

5 Ways Mushrooms Support Your Health

Did you know that many mushrooms — some that you can find in the grocery store and others that come in medicinal/capsule form
February 4, 2020

Rise and Shine! The Liver Likes A Cup of Coffee

A roundtable report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee summarizes recent information
October 29, 2019

David Getoff Speaks About Detoxification

David Getoff, a certified Clinical Nutritionist and the Vice President of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, spoke at the 47th annual Cancer Convention at the Glendale Hilton. He took the audience through the proper steps of detoxification. Most of us need to remove or reduce poisons that have built up in our bodies over time from exposure to new carpeting, chlorinated water, fluoride in toothpaste, and aluminum salts in anti-perspirant, not to mention from eating foods treated with pesticides, meat from animals given antibiotics, fish with high mercury levels, corn that’s been genetically modified, and drinking diet drinks with aspartame or […]
December 11, 2018

Got Milk Thistle? It Does the Body (and Liver) Good

Milk thistle, a liver cleansing herb, was so important to early American settlers that colonists brought it over from Europe as part of their traditional medicine supply. Milk thistle grows throughout the world – in Africa, Australia, Asia, the U.S. and South America. The mature plant boasts identifiable bright purple flowers. Milk thistle is also commonly called silymarin because of the health-promoting antioxidants, particularly silybin.  It really is a tonic for the liver and is used to treat toxic liver damage caused by alcohol, chemicals and even chemotherapy. It has been used in ancient medicine and among herbalists to treat […]
November 18, 2018

Liver Recovers Faster On Low-Sugar Diet

Liver damage caused by diet high in fat, sugar and cholesterol may be difficult to reverse even if the diet is generally improved, a new study shows. The damage can also lead to more serious health problems, such as cirrhosis or even cancer, the study says. For more significant liver recovery, the intake of sugar has to come down, probably along with other improvements in diet and exercise, said Donald Jump, a professor at Oregon State University in US. Researchers found that diets low in fat and cholesterol could, in fact, help with weight loss, improved metabolism and health. But, […]
December 17, 2017

Caffeine May Help Kidney Disease Patients Live Longer

Caffeine consumption may prolong the lives in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017. Coffee consumption has been linked to a longer life in the general population. To see if this holds true for individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), Miguel Bigotte Vieira, MD, of Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, in Portugal, and his colleagues examined the association of caffeine consumption with mortality among 2,328 patients with CKD in a prospective US cohort, using the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999– 2010. The team found a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine and all-cause mortality. […]
November 7, 2017

Popular Acid Blockers Promote Liver Disease

Chronic liver disease appears to be promoted by taking stomach acid blockers known as proton pump inhibitors, according to a study led by University of California San Diego researchers. The drugs, including such best-sellers as Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, change the population of gut microbes. This leads to overgrowth of a bacterium that causes liver inflammation and cell death, the study found. The study was published in Nature Communications. It was performed with mouse models, healthy human volunteers, and data from chronic alcoholics. Bernd Schnabl, M.D., was the study’s senior author. Cristina Llorente, also of UCSD, was first author. Proton pump inhibitors are the most effective […]
June 13, 2017

Liver Recovers Faster On Low-Sugar Diets

Liver damage caused by diet high in fat, sugar and cholesterol may be difficult to reverse even if the diet is
August 5, 2014

Toxins in Your Tissues Can Ruin Your Health

I saw a patient the other day who complained of feeling tired all the time. He also said he was getting sick more lately and even when he was well he didn’t really feel good. I suspected immediately that he was suffering from an overworked liver. The symptoms of an overworked liver mimic many other conditions. Thyroid problems, autoimmune disorders, hormone imbalances, and chronic diseases all have similar symptoms, especially in the early stages. Once, I had ruled these out, I was certain the problem lay with the liver. Liver exhaustion leads to a build up of toxins in your […]