Liver Damage

Kava and L-Tryptophan for Anxiety

…Europe have restricted sales of kava due to reports of liver damage after taking the herb. The liver damage was associated with pre-existing liver disease, heavy alcohol consumption, or the use of acetaminophen—a drug known to damage the liver on its own. I wouldn’t be concerned about taking kava…

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Milk Thistle Protects Against Skin Cancer

…resulted in an increased release of free radicals that destroyed the damaged cell. (Photochem Photobiol 12;88(5):1135–1140) In a related second study, researchers found that skin cells pretreated with silibinin were protected from any damage normally caused by UVB radiation. (Mol Carcinog. 2013 Jan 28.…

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Six Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Life

…increases your blood's antioxidant capacity. Plus, beet juice stimulates the production and excretion of bile from the liver and gall bladder, further reducing toxin removal from the liver. Vegetable juice's ability to quench these free radicals and stop oxidation is one of the reasons I recommend a juice…

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My Response to the New York Times Green Tea Extract Controversy

A recent New York Times article published this weekend discusses people who have suffered liver damage due to weight loss supplement use, especially those which contains green tea extract. Though it is unethical and dangerous some supplement manufacturers, described as those “on the fringe” of the…

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