Does Green Tea Protect Against Fatty Liver Disease?

Nutrition Reviews just published a review that I wrote with my doctoral advisor on the potential of green tea to prevent or reverse nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.  Nutrition Reviews is a widely cited journal, ranking ninth out of 70 nutrition and dietetics journals.  The review is indexed for pubmed here, and if you’d like to read it you’re in luck: the journal has decided to make the entire January issue available for free, so you can download the full text here: (more…)

Lipoic Acid : Slow Aging and Repair Damage

Step by step researchers are documenting that lipoic acid protects every organ in the human body. The latest findings are that lipoic acid offers powerful protector against diabetic polyneuropathy and nephropathy (peripheral nerve disease and kidney disease resulting from damage to small blood vessels). It is also a great defender of brain tissue, and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective capabilities that make if effective in slowing the aging of the brain and treating Alzheimer’s disease. Other recent research shows that lipoic acid prevents the development and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and protects retina ganglion against glaucoma. (more…)

Ginger Treats Cancer, Brain & Gut Inflammation, Radiation, and Staph Infections

Not only is ginger a culinary marvel, its health benefits are stunning. It has been shown to be more effective against staph infections than antibiotics—and without the adverse effects.

Whey protein fights fatty liver disease and heart disease

New research just published in the journal Clinical Nutrition concludes supplementing the diet with whey protein could be a powerful natural way to reduce the risk of both fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease.

After just four weeks of adding whey protein to meals, key markers of blood fats in research subjects improved dramatically. That, the team of Swiss scientists noted, means whey protein could reduce the risk of heart disease.
In addition, the whey protein supplementation significantly lowered the amount of fat inside the liver cells of obese women. What makes this finding so important is that it strongly suggests whey protein may be a way to fight liver disease, too. (more…)

Lipotropic Nutrients for Fat Loss

There are certain nutrients in our diet that prevent us from accumulating fat in places we definitely don’t want it, like our liver.
These nutrients are called lipotropic factors and their major role in our body is to enhance fat metabolism and avoid fat build-up in our essential organs.
At the same time, they can help you win the battle against a widening waistline and make you feel more comfortable in your “skinny” jeans. To get them, you have to eat the right foods on a regular basis (and, by ‘right’, I mean whole eggs and unprocessed foods), and benefit from supplements that contain them in ideal proportions.

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