Tag: liver disease

Black Raspberry Supplements Put to the Test

the regulation of dietary supplements in the United States has been described as too little too late dietary supplements may be adulterated with dangerous compounds be contaminated have failed to contain what they say they contain or contain unknown doses of the ingredients listed on the label be sold at toxic dosages or produce harmful…


Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart

“Beans, Beans, They’re Good For Your Heart” I’ve talked previously about the anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of various phytochemiclas in beans, but there are protective effects on the cardiovascular system as well. Plant-specific compounds can have a remarkable impact on the health care system and may provide therapeutic health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment…


Update on Juice Plus+®

“Update on Juice Plus+” What about Juice Plus+ supplements (dubbed in the American Journal of Medicine as “toxicity plus”)? Here are indicators of liver inflammation before Juice Plus+, the huge spike, and then, coming down after stopping it.


The Safer Cinnamon

“The Safer Cinnamon” Second in spice popularity only to black pepper, cinnamon is the powdered inner bark of four different species of cinnamomum trees. There’s Vietnamese cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon, Indonesian, and Ceylon. A recent review raised concerns about one of them, because of a compound called coumarin, which new human data suggests may be toxic…


Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?

“Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?” Dr. Walter Kempner introduced the first comprehensive dietary program to treat chronic kidney disease, and in doing so also revolutionized the treatment of other disorders, including obesity. Kempner was Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Duke, where he came up with the so-called “rice diet,” which basically consisted of…


How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?

“How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?” In 1776, at the time of the American Revolution, Americans consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per person each year. By 1850, this had risen to 20 pounds, and by 1994 to 120 pounds. Now we’re closer to 160. Half of that is fructose, taking up about 10%…


Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?

[Music] following flax and wheatgrass turmeric is the third best-selling botanical dietary supplement racking up 12 million dollars in sales increasing at a rate of about 20 percent curcumin is a natural plant product extracted from turmeric root used commonly as of food add to pops their fourths Pleasant mild aroma an exotic yellow color…


If Fructose is Bad, What About Fruit?

“If Fructose is Bad, What About Fruit?” If the fructose in sugar and high fructose corn syrup has been considered “alcohol without the buzz”, in terms of the potential to inflict liver damage, what about the source of natural fructose: fruit? Only industrial, not fruit fructose intake was associated with declining liver function. Same thing…