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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Fatty Liver Disease May Be an Extension of Heart Disease

Apr 11th, 2008

While fatty liver is the build-up of excess fat in liver cells, one of its origins lies in the accumulation of fat in the blood vessels outside of the liver. Since fatty liver disease could be due to high blood cholesterol and triglycerides, experts believe it may be an extension of cardiovascular disease.

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Sulfasalazine’s Potential for Reversing Fibrosis

1 Mar 17th, 2008

Investigation into why a liver becomes fibrotic and possibly cirrhotic has led English researchers on a quest to stop this undesirable chain of events. By discovering that sulfasalazine holds promise for reversing scar tissue in the liver, they may have changed the future treatment goals for liver disease.

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How to Protect Your Liver from Secondhand Smoke

1 Feb 14th, 2008

Known to contain hundreds of poisonous chemicals, secondhand cigarette smoke requires the liver to filter out these toxins from the body. Luckily, there are ways you can protect yourself from this hard to avoid source of air pollution.

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UltraThistle vs. Maximum Milk Thistle

Jan 29th, 2008

People living with chronic liver disease can take charge of their health by choosing the milk thistle that benefits them most. Though Maximum Milk Thistle and UltraThistle are the strongest liver support supplements available, they have slightly different indications.

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Can Milk Thistle Prevent Liver Cancer?

Dec 28th, 2007

Thanks to recent liver cancer research, the long history of milk thistle’s effectiveness in protecting the liver gains even more credibility.

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Alcohol’s Negative Impact on Liver Disease

Nov 21st, 2007

Understanding why alcohol accelerates liver disease can help a person make the important commitment to stop drinking. Find out for yourself exactly why drinking is no longer an option for someone with a compromised liver.

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Pros and Cons of Sex for the Liver Conscious

2 Oct 3rd, 2007

Following a diagnosis of liver disease, many people place sexual relations on the bottom of their priority list. Learn the pros and cons of sexual activity for those with liver concerns.

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Meat: Is it Liver Friendly?

Aug 28th, 2007

Living with chronic liver disease means working to preserve and maintain the health of your liver. Learn how lifestyle adjustments, such as limiting your intake of processed meat, can help reduce the risk of further damaging your liver.

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The Natural Supplement for Metabolic Health

Aug 23rd, 2007

Metabolic syndrome has risen as the premiere catch-all phrase describing the declining health condition of our modern culture. Learn what causes this increasingly common condition and the benefits of taking a natural supplement to aid in the support and protection of your liver.

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How Green Tea Protects Against Liver Fibrosis

Jul 16th, 2007

The green tea leaf is regarded very highly around the world and has been linked to an overwhelming array of health benefits. Find out how anyone interested in supporting liver health and preventing liver fibrosis can benefit from the moderate consumption of green tea.

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How Tastes Affect Liver Health

Jun 19th, 2007

The food choices we make every day impact the health of our liver. Discover how flavoring your food affects liver function and what combination of tastes best support a healthy liver.

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The Connection Between Stress Relief and Liver Health

May 29th, 2007

Avoiding stress is a common suggestion for anyone who receives the unfortunate news of a serious health condition, including liver disease. Learn how a basic principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine can help relieve stress and discover easy ways to support the health of your liver in the process.

Soda and Your Liver

Soda and Your Liver

2 Apr 26th, 2007

According to the American Beverage Association, nearly 30 percent of the total beverages consumed in 2005 were carbonated soft drinks, easily making soda America’s most popular drink. Anyone concerned with the health of their liver should read this article to learn why soda should not be their drink of choice.

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18 Little Known Facts About Liver Disease

Mar 26th, 2007

As one of the body’s largest internal organs, the liver affects nearly every physiological process of the body and performs over 500 different chemical functions. Liver disease hampers these functions, putting enormous strain on an individual’s health. Learn to separate the key facts from the many myths surrounding the health of your liver.

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Probiotics Help Support Liver Health

Mar 15th, 2007

An imbalance of the digestive system’s delicate environment may be the underlying cause of many ailments, including fatty liver disease. Healthcare practitioners have long suspected that an abundance of certain intestinal bacteria renders its host vulnerable to disease. Discover how certain probiotics can support the liver by preventing fat accumulation in this crucial organ.

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How Allergies and Chemical Sensitivities Impact Liver Health

2 Feb 21st, 2007

Allergies and chemical sensitivities can be frustrating conditions to live with and potentially dangerous for those with liver concerns. See how allergens and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) can hamper liver function, and how those susceptible to their symptoms can best support their liver.

Valentine Treats for the Liver Conscious

Feb 12th, 2007

With Valentine’s Day approaching, there are several factors to consider when giving and receiving the traditional gift of the holiday: chocolate. Discover what types of chocolate you can enjoy while still supporting the health of your liver.

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Sleep Apnea and Your Liver

1 Jan 30th, 2007

According to the National Institutes of Health, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects more than twelve million Americans. Learn what recent medical studies have uncovered about OSA’s association with compromised liver function.

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Mandarin Oranges to Prevent Liver Cancer

2 Jan 18th, 2007

While they have long been recognized as a delicious fruit highly concentrated in vitamin C, new research demonstrates how mandarin oranges can help prevent cancer in those with liver disease. Learn why mandarin oranges should be added to the shopping list of anyone interested in protecting and support their liver.

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