Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to recent liver cancer research, the long history of milk thistle’s effectiveness in protecting the liver gains even more credibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.