Liver Disease

IBS Help From Peppermint Oil

…keeping a supply of peppermint tea around the house; however, it shouldn’t be used on a casual, regular basis. Use it only during periods of stomach, liver, gallbladder or pancreatic upset. Regular habitual use will lessen its effect. Most physicians and herbalists don’t realize that the active menthol…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…bloodstream. These additional toxins increase the workload of both your liver and kidneys. The slow-moving stools also lead to a condition called diverticulitis. Diverticulum: Latin for "You Don't Want to Know" In the early stages of the disease, as your intestines struggle to remove toxins and waste material…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…Benefits of Whey The body’s level of glutathione is a pretty good indicator of overall health and the ability of your immune system to fight off disease and counter the effects of aging. Whey has a very high content of sulfur-containing amino acids (such as cysteine) that are necessary for the biosynthesis…

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Two Ways to Start Lowering Triglycerides

…in turn, your risk of heart disease: * Cut the sugar. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, sugar is slow suicide. Foods containing high fructose corn syrup and high-carbohydrate, high-glycemic meals, especially, lead to the formation of triglycerides in the liver. * Eliminate fat. Specifically…

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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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How a Vitamin D Deficiency is Putting You at Risk

…several of our most common and deadly diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. As we age, our ability to make vitamin D in the skin lessens, and we have more difficulty absorbing supplemental vitamin D from the gut and metabolizing it in the liver and kidneys. All of these factors favor…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

…lowers the chances of blood clots. * Immune Function: Several studies have shown that ginseng significantly increases the number and activity of disease-fighting white blood cells in young and elderly patients. * Cancer: Korean researchers tested various forms of ginseng and its effects on cancer. In…

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