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Insidious Non-Alcoholic Cause of Liver Disease

Do you know about the insidious non-alcohol factor in fatty liver disease? Insidious because it’s hidden in popular soft drinks and many packaged foods, is not considered a toxin, yet is known by researchers to be very harmful to your health.

What is this ingredient? Fructose, especially high fructose corn syrup which is found in soft drinks, sodas and many bottled juices.

Fructose is lipogenic, which means it turns even non-fat foods into body fat. It makes you fat, which can affect all parts of your body. It also promotes inflammation in the body. Inflammation a major factor in almost every modern disease. It also increases the risk of obesity and fatty liver disease. A vicious circle, isn’t it?

Think about that when you next reach for a soft drink or bottled juice. Choose fresh juices instead, or just plain clean water. Your liver will love you for it.

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Do You Feel Tired All the Time No Matter How Much You Sleep?

It could be your thyroid gland. Over the years, I have treated many patients with low thyroid states as well as those whose thyroid is underactive due to Hashimoto’s disease. Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition where the immune system has become confused and begins to attack the thyroid causing the inflammation which disrupts thyroid activity.

Like all health conditions, thyroid dysfunction is usually the culmination and result of a combination of factors including toxic load, deficiencies in magnesium, iodine, iron and vitamin A; stress; hormonal imbalances, lack of sleep, depression, overwork, chronic infections, heavy metals, petrochemicals and solvent exposure.

In my experience, hypothyroidism commonly escapes detection by standard thyroid tests. However, it can sometimes be detected by a low basal body temperature. Â First thing in the morning before you get up, take your temperature with an oral mercury thermometer in the armpit. Â Do this for three days in a row.

For menstruating women, take your temperature at day 2 to day 4 of your periods. If your temperature stays below 36.3 degrees C, your thyroid may be underactive, and you should consult your health practitioner.

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Statin Drugs for Women?

I read an article in Time magazine that says around 12 million women in America are prescribed statin drugs. Most of them don’t have heart disease, just high cholesterol.

But are these drugs really beneficial? Not so much for women, researchers say.

Research shows that women do not get the same protective benefits from statins that men do. They are also more likely to experience serious side effects than men, including severe muscle pain, diabetes and memory loss.

So why are so many women taking these drugs? Because they’re afraid of dying of heart disease.

Yet high cholesterol is not a blueprint for heart disease. It’s one possible risk factor. What’s more, in most cases, cholesterol can be reduced with a combination of diet, exercise and fish oil. These same factors strengthen and tone the heart, improve circulation and reduce inflammation.

And learning to de-stress regularly with Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation or deep relaxation removes the real major cause of heart disease and emotional stress.

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Protecting against Prostate Cancer

Years of accumulated toxins such as chemicals, infectants and heavy metals can cause glands such as the prostate gland to prematurely deteriorate as if from advanced age. One way toxins do this is by changing the body’s environment, making it more acidic, which creates an ideal environment for free radicals and the growth of cancerous […]

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Vit C Helps Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

A U.S. study found that Eating just one more serving of green leafy vegetables or three more servings of fruit a day reduces the risk of developing Type II diabetes. Dark green lettuce, silverbeet, spinach, kale and whole fresh fruits are our best sources of vitamin C and natural fibre. According to more recent research, […]

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