Beware of The #1 Cause of Acute Liver Damage

The number one cause of acute liver failure in America is a common fever and cold relief ingredient. Acute liver failure is a one way ticket to the great beyond, while liver damage or stress among those who don’t suffer acute liver failure is the source of much of our poor health and chronic disease.

 

Over-the-counter pharmaceuticals Tylenol, Excedrin, NyQuil, Theraflu, and prescription painkillers Vicoden and Percocet all contain acetaminophen. This ingredient has forced almost 80,000 ER (emergency room) visits, 26,000 hospitalizations, and around 500 deaths annually. (more…)

Coffee Benefits May Outweigh Health Risks for Many

Coffee cup and coffee beans on table

Coffee’s affect on general health has been considered mostly negative for decades. But recent years have seen more reports and studies pointing to beneficial health effects from consuming coffee on a regular basis.

Despite a recent epidemiological study that alluded to longer life without dangerous diseases among those who drank five or more cups daily, moderation and understanding one’s own physiological reaction tolerance is basic for managing coffee’s health benefits beyond risks.

Some cannot manage even one cup of coffee without getting too fidgety to function. Others have a threshold of time for coffee that can’t be broken if they want to get a good night’s sleep. Another aspect to consider is the type of coffee consumed, how it’s brewed, and what is added to the final brew.

Confusing Health Contradictions Regarding Coffee

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Ginger and ALA Protect Liver

 

Ginger and alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can help to prevent age-related changes to the liver, according to a recent study.

Antioxidants fight free radicals—highly unstable forms of oxygen that can lead to a variety of age-related diseases. Free radicals can also damage and age the organs, including the liver. In this study, researchers examined the effects of two antioxidant supplements—ginger and ALA—on liver alterations.

The researchers studied the livers of young (4 months) and older (24 months) rats. The livers of the older rats showed signs of both age and failure. However, these age-related changes improved significantly with both ginger and ALA supplementation, although ALA was more effective than ginger.

The researchers wrote, “Ginger and ALA appear to be promising anti-aging agents based on their amelioration of ultrastructural alterations in livers of old rats.”

Reference:
Mahmoud YI and Hegazy HG. Biotech Histochem. 2015 Nov 3:1-10. [Epub ahead of print.]

Ginger and ALA Protect Liver

Glutathione—Nature’s First Antioxidant & Master Detoxifier

Goat Whey

Raw goat whey is an excellent source of glutathione.
Glutathione is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. It may also be the most useful nutritional supplement, except that it doesn’t absorb well when taken as a pill or in a capsule.
The good news is that your body produces its own glutathione. The bad news is that processed foods, pollution, prescription drugs, stress, trauma, aging, infections, and radiation all deplete glutathione levels.

Low glutathione levels leave you susceptible to unrestrained cell damage from oxidation caused by free radicals, which is associated with chronic infections, cancer, and other chronic diseases. The good news is that we are learning more about glutathione all the time.

What Makes Glutathione So Special?

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Four Natural Liver Cleansing Foods

Liver health is directly tied to your overall health, and poor liver health could very well be the root cause of many diseases that currently affect millions of people worldwide. Often assaulted with toxic substances like high-fructose corn syrup, which can ‘overburden’ the liver and subsequently lead to complications, it is very likely that your liver has experienced at least some degree of damage due to dietary and environmental factors. In fact, the only way to avoid the build up of toxins in the liver would be to eat a nearly perfect diet free of additives, fillers, modified ingredients, or chemicals — virtually the opposite of the average American diet, which critically lacks any liver cleansing foods. (more…)

Nutrients To Boost Your Liver Function

If your liver is unhealthy, then so is your entire body because this organ affects virtually every part of your body.

The liver is like a computer’s hard drive—it does all the hard work of running every system in your body to keep you alive and healthy. This includes filtering toxins, absorbing necessary vitamins and minerals, manufacturing bile, regulating blood sugar levels, producing numerous hormones and chemicals and managing a multitude of body enzymes.

But your liver is under constant attack from the foods you eat, the water you drink, the medicine you take and even the air you breathe. (more…)