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  • The Sobriety :60 spotlights blood sugar problems and alcohol
    The Sobriety :60 spotlights blood sugar problems and alcohol
    The Sobriety :60 features a minute on alcohol-related health issues. The sixth episode examines how alcohol impacts blood sugar levels – with concerns for diabetics and non-diabetics alike.Alcoholism and diabetes are both chronic,...
  • Coffee prevents liver conditions
    Coffee linked to lower risk of liver cancer, cirrhosis
    Angelenos who consider coffee as one of their major food groups can add one more scientific study to their “amazing things about coffee” or “no, coffee won’t kill me” lists.One study was presented in early April 2014...
  • Cross-section of the human liver.
    First liver cells produced from stem cells
    The first method that produced viable and functioning liver cells was reported in the Feb. 23, 2014, issue of the journal Nature by Dr. Sheng Ding of Gladstone Institutes, Dr. Holger Willenbring from the University of California at San Francisco,...
  • What you should know about hepatitis C
    What you need to know about hepatitis C
    There are five kinds of hepatitis: A, B, C, D, and E. This condition is caused by inflammation of the liver and is commonly caused by a virus. When it comes to Hepatitis C, it is commonly believed that the condition is rare but that is not so....
  • Artichoke hear frittata
    How to make an artichoke heart frittata
    Artichokes have been used as a digestive aid since ancient Egyptian times. Today, we know they contain nutrients that deliver a myriad of health benefits. While artichokescontain few calories and fat, they remain a rich source of dietary fiber,...
  • The Liver
    Natural Aids for Detoxing the Liver
    The liver is a very important part of the body, without it, you would possibly, if not surely bevery ill all the time. It is responsible for cleaning the blood and removing any dead blood cells from the blood stream. Over time your liver can get...
  • Multi-organ anti-carcinogenic effects of vanillin.
    Orchids to inhibit and treat cancers.
    Known since the 14th century by the Aztecs for its flavoring qualities, the orchid is the main source for commercial vanilla. Therefore, the flower is an important source of finance for commercial industries. It is an indispensable organic...
  • Eat these herbs and plants for a healthy liver
    Eat these herbs and plants for a healthy liver
    Certain herbs and plants are particularly good for promoting a healthy liver or treating liver disease. However, since they can also cause side effects in some people and interact with other medications or herbs, they should be taken with care. A...
  • A worker cleans up oily waste on Elmer's Island, just west of Grand Isle, LA., May 21, 2010.
    Deepwater Horizon oil spill linked to blood and liver anomalies
    Dr. Mark A. D'Andrea and colleagues at the University Cancer and Diagnostic Centers in Houston, Texas reported the first comparative study of the effects of the oil dispersant corexit and crude oil on the health of people involved in the clean...
  • Stem cell research results in human liver
    Amazing science: Stem cell research results in a human liver
    Researchers in Japan have finally reached a pinnacle in stem cell research. According to a July 3 report onYahoo News, they have managed to create a functional human liver from stem cells. While they are around 10 years from transplanting man-made...
  • Genotype test approved for those with chronic hepatitis C
    Genotype test approved for those with chronic hepatitis C
    Hepatitis Cis the most common chronicblood-borne infectionin theUnited States,chronically affecting 3.2 million people. The virus is also the leading cause of liver transplants,according to the CDC. Chronic hepatitis C sufferers may be able to get...
  • The ‘stinking rose’ supports weight loss management by cleansing blood and liver
    The ‘stinking rose’ supports weight loss management by cleansing blood and liver
    Garlic the nutritional powerhouse, has occupied every Italian kitchen for the last 6000 years. IT is immensely praised for the medicinal qualities related to the liver and blood disorders. Protecting the liver, preventing blood clotting and...
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    The five sisters of Hepatitis Awareness Month
    May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, another fact I get from subscribing to far too many newsletters from the Department of Health and Human Services.Hepatitis is one of those diseases that doesn't get much publicity. There are no Hepatitis Walks...
  • Taking advantage of dominant spring energy Qi points
    Taking advantage of dominant spring energy Qi points
    In April spring energy is dominant and the best way to renew life is to get outside and enjoy it. Taking time to go outside and breathe what has been renewed, the fresh energy rising from the ground. The energy is so pure again when the trees and...
  • New review spotlights the damage from binge drinking alcohol
    New review spotlights the damage from binge drinking alcohol
    Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) covers a range of diseases such as fatty liver, hepatitis and cirrhosis. All are commonly linked to alcohol abuse or the disease of alcoholism. A January 22 review of studies addressing the effects of binge drinking...