What are Gallstones?

What are Gallstones?

Gallstones are round or oval, smooth or faceted lumps of solid matter found in the gallbladder (the sac under the liver where bile is stored and concentrated). Gallstones may be without symptoms or may be associated with periods of intense pain in the abdomen that radiates to the upper back. Symptoms begin only when a gallstone gets stuck in the duct leading from the gallbladder to the intestine. An ultrasound exam provides definitive diagnosis of gallstones. (more…)

Turmeric: A Most Amazing Spice!

‘India has among the lowest rates of prostate, breast, colon, and lung cancer in the world. Some researchers attribute these numbers to the regular consumption of a common household spice, which has also shown to offer support for cognitive function and inflammation. The best part? Chances are, this spice may already be in your cabinet.

A cancer diagnosis can feel like a death sentence, with 1.4 million new cases of cancer per year resulting in more than 500,000 deaths per year in the US. While this is still a life-threatening diagnosis, new research may give hope.*

This research has scientists amazed at how a simple spice can promote healthy cell replication, and even support the health of patients undergoing chemotherapy.*
This is only one small role this spice plays in promoting optimal health.* For thousands of years in Ayurveda, this common spice was used for physical pain, liver ailments, healthy skin, mental clarity, intestinal health, bile flow, and fat metabolism.*

Beat gallstones naturally

Gallstones are crystalline formations of cholesterol and calcium formed within the gallbladder and biliary tracts. These stones can vary widely in size from as small as a grain of salt to nearly the size of a golf ball. Gallstones are a sign of incomplete liver detoxification and pose a significant threat to the body. Beat gallstones naturally with an anti-inflammatory diet and cleansing cycle. (more…)

New ‘Hope’ to Cure Liver Disease Exposes Modern Medicine’s Fundamental Error

Death's Head Caduceus with Red ShadowModern medicine’s public relations apparatus constantly pours out stories of new cure hopes, and the media gobbles it up and spews it out. The latest is about a “breakthrough” that could provide the “cure” for liver disease. It’s a vain hope, though. The hope is predicated, like most of the medical industry’s treatments, on a foolish belief that understanding the most minute details of how a cellular process works will show how to fix it. (more…)

The effect of idebenone, a coenzyme Q analogue, on hydrophobic bile acid toxicity to isolated rat hepatocytes and hepatic mitochondria.

ABSTRACT

Oxidant stress induced by hydrophobic bile acids has been implicated in the pathogenesis of liver injury in cholestatic liver disorders. We evaluated the effect of idebenone, a coenzyme Q analogue, on taurochenodeoxycholic acid (TCDC)-induced cell injury and oxidant stress in isolated rat hepatocytes and on glycochenodeoxycholic acid (GCDC)-induced generation of hydroperoxides in fresh hepatic mitochondria. (more…)

Enjoy holiday meals again – Ten tips to cure acid reflux naturally

Sharing a big meal is a time-honored tradition for most holiday celebrations, and over-indulging is often accompanied by food coma and acid indigestion. Swallowing gallons of antacids or sucking on chalky lozenges won’t stop the pain for long, or keep it from returning. However, a few simple lifestyle changes and natural remedies may prevent burning chest pain, belching, coughing and choking. (more…)