Tag: liver health

Dangers of Dietary Supplement Deregulation


Four Nuts Once a Month


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…


Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin

“BOOSTING THE BIOAVAILABILITY OF CURCUMIN” Historians from around the world have produced evidence to show that apparently all primitive peoples used herbs, often in a sophisticated way. Quinine from Cinchona bark was used to treat the symptoms of malaria long before the disease was identified. And the raw ingredients of a common aspirin tablet had…


Amla vs. Diabetes

“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods on whole people. Another amla study published recently, though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called pre-diabetes, and over…


Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement From Broccoli

“Prolonged Liver Function Enhancement from Broccoli” This study on cooked meat and the risk of breast cancer in Long Island women added to “the accumulating evidence that consumption of meats cooked by methods that promote carcinogen formation may increase [the] risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.” But, it also offered a clue as to how we…


The Best Detox

“The Best Detox” There’s lots of talk these days about detoxing, but talk is cheap. Our liver is actually doing it, all day, every day. And if we want to detoxify, the best thing we can do is boost our liver’s own detoxifying enzymes. And sulforaphane is the most potent natural phase 2 enzyme-inducer known….