Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has gathered acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles for professional massage therapists and people living with liver disease.

Here are my most recent posts:

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A Sport Crafted for Liver Health

1 Jun 7th, 2010

Find out the four characteristics of outrigger canoeing that make it a sport with a unique attribute – promoting a healthy liver.

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Is Vitamin E Wise for Liver Health?

May 19th, 2010

New research on Vitamin E suggests that it could play a role in treating a fatty liver. However, one of Vitamin E’s characteristics does not necessarily make supplementing with it a good choice.

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Seniors Are Good Candidates for Liver Transplants

May 18th, 2010

Although the risks associated with most operations are much higher for people over the age of 65, studies prove that liver transplant surgery is an exception. As transplant centers learn of this realization, age will no longer limit a person’s transplant eligibility.

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Keeping Food Sweet With Liver Disease

4 Apr 22nd, 2010

By looking at the facts about artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup and table sugar, those with liver disease can make informed choices about how to best eat their sweets.

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Update on Toxins Harming the Liver

Apr 20th, 2010

While large quantities of environmental toxins used to be implicated in liver damage, new research claims that even small amounts of chemicals are sufficient to cause liver problems.

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What Is Gluten and Will It Harm My Liver?

1 Apr 1st, 2010

Further confirming nutrition’s role in liver health, many are experiencing a connection between gluten intolerance and liver disease.

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Yes! Those with Liver Disease Can (and Should) Be Sexually Active

1 Mar 30th, 2010

While low libido and sexual dysfunction are common in those with chronic liver disease, find out how they can be overcome with the right supplement.

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Cirrhosis Warning: Caution Behind the Wheel

Mar 5th, 2010

Cirrhosis can envelop the liver if chronic hepatitis advances to end-stage liver disease. Experts estimate that at least half of those with cirrhosis have some degree of hepatic encephalopathy, and research demonstrates that this combination could increase the risk of driving mishaps.

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Sodium Benzoate: Reducing Soda’s Harm to the Liver

Mar 4th, 2010

To keep soft drinks fresh and prevent harmful bacteria from growing, sodium benzoate has been used in soft drinks for many years. However, discover why this common preservative has been implicated in being a detriment to our health – and find out how you can help minimize any potential toxic and mitochondrial damage from sodium benzoate.

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Omega-3’s Benefits Now Include Liver Protection

4 Feb 9th, 2010

Liver protection is now among the reasons to eat or supplement with omega-3 fatty acids. While this is great news for those with liver disease, make sure you know about the cautions associated with this supposedly healthy oil.

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Newly Discovered Fatty Liver Mechanism Supports Antioxidant Use

1 Feb 8th, 2010

Recent advances in cellular biology found a direct relationship between cellular stress and a fatty liver. Because they impact the exact mechanism forming this relationship, antioxidants are an absolute must for those with fatty liver concerns.

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Can Laundry Harm Your Liver?

Jan 19th, 2010

Learn about five common components of laundry detergents and whether or not they pose any serious health risks. Also, find out three helpful tips to help minimize the potential toxicity associated with detergents.

Why a Healthy Liver Equals Healthy Eyes

Why a Healthy Liver Equals Healthy Eyes

3 Jan 18th, 2010

Anyone can struggle with eye problems. However, the connection between the liver and eyes means that those with liver disease are more prone to declining eyesight. Luckily, there are strategies to support both of these valuable organs.

How Much Water Does Your Liver Need?

How Much Water Does Your Liver Need?

5 Dec 30th, 2009

Learn why the most basic of beverages is also your best choice for healthful drinking, particularly when living with chronic liver disease.

Six Holiday Traditions That Are Kind to Your Liver

Nov 17th, 2009

Many holiday traditions can turn mild liver disease into a more severe illness. By making these six healthful holiday customs your own, liver disease need not put a cramp in your holiday style.

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Weight-Loss Shortcut Can Cause or Worsen Liver Disease

Oct 21st, 2009

Even though losing weight is the best way to reduce the risk of fatty liver disease, how you shed the pounds is crucial to your liver’s health.

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Red Wine and Fatty Liver

1 Sep 28th, 2009

The potential health benefits of drinking a daily glass of red wine now include fatty liver disease prevention. However, alcohol’s risk for inflaming liver disease prohibits endorsement of this experimental strategy.

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The Liver Disease Guide for Microwaving With Plastic

Sep 9th, 2009

In our modern society of quick food preparation, the microwave reigns within many households. Food that historically took hours to prepare can now take nearly minutes in a microwave, allowing for a greater range of nutritional consumption for a person on-the-go. However, a great deal of mystery surrounds its safety. Since the device’s entrance into the market, qualms have circulated about the potential harm of microwaving food in plastic containers or wrapping. Read on to discover four tips for microwaving safely with containers or wraps – tips that will help minimize any additional toxin load on your liver.

Important Facts About Salt and Cirrhosis

Important Facts About Salt and Cirrhosis

2 Aug 19th, 2009

Upon being diagnosed with cirrhosis, physicians typically advise their patients to completely avoid, or significantly restrict, sodium intake. Learn why eliminating foods with salt from your diet is absolutely necessary if you’re living with cirrhosis – and find out some helpful hints on how to minimize salt intake.

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