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Pu-erh tea has hepatoprotective and antioxidant properties Darrell Miller 5/14/19
What is liver cirrhosis? (and is alcohol always the cause of it?) Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Reduce your risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer, researchersdiscover an effective natural solution Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals Darrell Miller 4/30/19
CoQ10 can help to stop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, studyreveals Darrell Miller 4/29/19
Milk thistle combats liver disease and offers blood sugar control Darrell Miller 4/29/19
Cannabis can reverse the effects of alcohol-induced liver damage Darrell Miller 4/23/19
9 Health Benefits of Glutathione Darrell Miller 1/2/19
Treat your fatty liver disease naturally with a traditional Chinese herbal powder VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/22/18
How to Treat Fatty Liver Disease Naturally at Home Darrell Miller 5/28/18
Taking this Super Breakfast Helps Burn Fat Like Crazy Darrell Miller 10/1/17
Does sugar cause many of our current diseases? Darrell Miller 8/11/17
Sugar-Free Diet Plan, Benefits & Best Foods Darrell Miller 6/21/17
Why You Need Choline And How To Get It Darrell Miller 6/12/17
Ease the load on your liver with these 7 foods Darrell Miller 4/23/17
Liven Up Your Liver Darrell Miller 4/3/17
Does your liver need to go on a diet? Darrell Miller 3/13/17
Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet Darrell Miller 3/12/17
Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet Darrell Miller 3/12/17
Weight loss that works: A true story Darrell Miller 3/5/17
All you need to know about fatty liver Darrell Miller 2/17/17
Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing Darrell Miller 11/8/16
Improving Liver Health - Does NAC Help Improve Liver Health? Darrell Miller 9/25/15
STEVIA – BETTER THAN SUGAR Darrell Miller 7/29/15
Herbs to Reverse and Prevent Liver Damage Darrell Miller 12/10/13
Where to buy Schizandra Fruit? Darrell Miller 12/28/12
Can our health benefit from supplmenting choline? Darrell Miller 11/18/12
What Herbs Cleanse The Liver? Darrell Miller 3/14/12
Milk Thistle And Silymarin Darrell Miller 8/12/09
TMG Fact Sheet Darrell Miller 12/7/05
<B>SILYMARIN’S EFFECT ON A FATTY LIVER</b> Darrell Miller 7/12/05




Pu-erh tea has hepatoprotective and antioxidant properties
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Date: May 14, 2019 04:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pu-erh tea has hepatoprotective and antioxidant properties





Yunnan Tasly Deepure Biological Tea Group Company recently collaborated with scientists from Tianjin University of Commerce on research into the health benefits of pu-erh tea. The research involved rats on a high fat diet, and discovered that pu-erh tea can help defend your liver against oxidative stress and high glucose levels. Pu-erh tea also appears to be able to protect rats from weight and body fat increases and prevent lipid peroxidation. These results suggest pu-era tea has great potential for preventing fatty liver disease.

Key Takeaways:

  • This study studied the effects of Pu-erh tea extract on live rats and the results reveal that is contains hepatoprotective and antioxidants properties.
  • The study researchers fed rats with a high fat diet for a period of 12 weeks and then gave them Pu-erh tea extract in measured doses.
  • Another way that Pu-erh tea extract can protect against liver diseases is by reducing the glucose level in the body and increase hepatic glycogen production.

"The results showed that the treatment with Pu-erh tea extract prevented the increases of body weight and fat index, reduced oxidative stress, and inhibited lipid peroxidation — all of which contributed to the protection of the liver in rats."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-16-pu-erh-tea-has-hepatoprotective-and-antioxidant-properties.html

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What is liver cirrhosis? (and is alcohol always the cause of it?)
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Date: May 02, 2019 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is liver cirrhosis? (and is alcohol always the cause of it?)





Cirrhosis is the advanced scarring of liver tissue. When the liver is injured, it will try repair itself, but this can lead to scarring (a.k.a. fibrosis). Advanced levels of scarring is cirrhosis. Excess drinking is a common cause of liver cirrhosis, but it isn't the only cause. A condition known as Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), actually the most common cause of liver disease in the U.S., can also lead to the disease. People who are overweight are at risk for NAFLD, so maintaining healthy weight is one way to prevent cirrhosis. Avoiding excess alcohol consumption is another. Finally, eating plenty of green leafy vegetables can protect the liver from damage.

Key Takeaways:

  • One disease that is scary because of its implications is cirrhosis of the liver and it is usually associated with drinking too much alcohol.
  • Some of the factors that can lead to short-term and long-term liver damage include excessive drinking, risky sexual behavior, and injuries like vehicle crashes.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is also a factor in liver cirrhosis and it is estimated that a hundred million Americans have NAFLD.

"Each time that the liver is injured — whether by disease, excessive alcohol consumption, or fat cells that become toxins — it will try to repair itself."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-26-what-is-liver-cirrhosis-and-is-alcohol-always-the-cause-of-it.html

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Reduce your risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer, researchersdiscover an effective natural solution
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Date: April 30, 2019 03:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reduce your risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer, researchersdiscover an effective natural solution





Cirrhosis and liver cancer are common diseases that can be easily prevented. There are many ways to reduce the chance of developing these diseases over the course of a lifetime, such as moderate physical activity. Resistance training in particular can help to alleviate symptoms and reduce the likelihood of developing these diseases because it can lower fat levels. Exercise can also lower cholesterol and help manage weight. To sum, healthy lifestyle choices and changes can reduce the risk of cancer associated with the liver and cirrhosis, which will ultimately lead to a positive and healthy life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is estimated to affect about thirty percent of Americans which translates to about a hundred million Americans.
  • Recent research from the University of Liverpool, UK, has shown that physical exercise, particularly resistance training, can reduce the risk of having liver cancer.
  • The liver is an important organ in the body that is involved in a lot of detoxification and it was shown that exercising was more beneficial for obese people.

"At the end of the study period, both liver fat and cholesterol levels were significantly lower."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/fatty-liver-disease-solutions-2916.html

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Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals
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Date: April 30, 2019 02:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals





Fatty Liver Disease is becoming a real issue and may impact up to 1/4th of the United States population. Thankfully there appear to be means of combating this disease. Probiotics have already contributed in reducing acetaminophen-caused liver disease particularly with lowering of the oxidative stress. Positive gut health and bacteria is also important in maintaining a healthy immune system and can contribute to further protecting the body against Fatty Liver Disease. Eating the right foods, including fermented varieties, helps promote good gut health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is affecting a lot of people in the US and the number is increasing. Experts put its number at 25 percent of the population.
  • When NAFLD is left untreated for a long time, it can develop into more serious problems such as liver inflammation, scarring, cirrhosis, liver failure, and then liver cancer.
  • Now it has been discovered that gut bacteria has a good effect on liver health and probiotics can be used to halt liver disease.

"The team found that the supplemented mice experienced significantly less liver damage than the control group."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/probiotics-nutrition-news-2623.html

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CoQ10 can help to stop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, studyreveals
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Date: April 29, 2019 05:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CoQ10 can help to stop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, studyreveals





Fatty liver disease is something that many people struggle with and fear in their lifetimes. Because it is nonalcoholic, it is difficult to rationalize having the disease as it is not intentionally done. Many professionals have attempted to lessen the ability to get the disease, and there is a medication that helps to put a stop to the disease. The medicine is called CoQ10 and it is very effective at halting inflammation in and around the liver.

Key Takeaways:

  • One powerful antioxidant that the body produces naturally is CoQ10 and the problem is that it gets depeleted thereby contributing to liver disease.
  • CoQ10 has been shown to reverse the effects of nonalchoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) which is due to the accumulation of fats in the liver.
  • Nonalcholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a big problem in America because 30 percent of adult Americans have it and they have no idea it’s happening to them.

"Those receiving the CoQ10 supplement showed better markers overall after the study period was completed as compared with the placebo group."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/fatty-liver-disease-coq10-2789.html

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Milk thistle combats liver disease and offers blood sugar control
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Date: April 29, 2019 02:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Milk thistle combats liver disease and offers blood sugar control





As holistic medicines and natural remedies continue to be looked for, especially as more data and evidence shows the immense benefits that many of these can have for an individual, one natural cure that has been looked into is that of milk thistle. Specifically so, milk thistle has been found to be significantly beneficial when it comes to helping with the problems of liver disease, and can be beneficial for those who want to have better control of blood sugar levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Milk thistle is thorny and scrubby in appearance and is considered a weed by many yet it has a whole lot of benefits for individuals.
  • Milk thistle with the botanical name of Silybum marianum has been revered by traditional healers and herbalists for years and used to treat liver problems and blood sugar imbalances.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) which is the liver disease that is more common in the country is known to affect 45 percent of the population in western countries.

"By the way, you should know that metabolic syndrome – associated with excess consumption of sugars and fats, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle – is a leading cause of NAFLD."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/milk-thistle-liver-disease-2786.html

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Cannabis can reverse the effects of alcohol-induced liver damage
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Date: April 23, 2019 02:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cannabis can reverse the effects of alcohol-induced liver damage





Even though they refer to both types of cannabis, it should be noted that the two types are not interchangeable and have only a slightly different chemical compound. The study showed that active cannabis use provides a profound protective effect against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, independent of other known metabolic risk factors. Unfortunately they haven't yet uncovered how precisely how it provides benefit to the patient in need, it does provide a reduction in pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • A large study of patients with a history of alcoholism showed that cannabis use can lower the odds of liver diseases, including cancer.
  • Hemp, though it doesn't have enough THC to get patients 'high', still has medicinal properties.
  • Smoking cannabis has been shown to be over 100 times safer than drinking alcohol.

"The study found that using cannabis correctly significantly lowered the odds of various liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and even hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-01-cannabis-can-reverse-the-effects-of-alcohol-induced-liver-damage.html

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9 Health Benefits of Glutathione
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Date: January 02, 2019 05:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Health Benefits of Glutathione





Glutathione is made of 3 combined amino acids and is found in alol cells of the body. Its function as an antioxidant is to protect the body cells and tissues from harm posed by free radicals.But it also serves to function as a protective agent in critical body systems, such as the liver, protecting against fatty liver disease, colitis, the endocrine system as it relates to insulin function. One can uptake their intake of this critical protein through supplements or simply by eating foods rich in this complex: broccoli, spinach, garlic, onions, chicken, fish and brown rice to name a few.

Key Takeaways:

  • Glutathione is a nutrient that is present in every cell in the body. It acts by preventing free radicals from doing damage to the cells and tissues.
  • Glutathione is also found to act by protecting the liver from a disease known as fatty liver disease when it is not connected to alcohol.
  • The author found that the claims that glutathione can be used to treat autism spectrum disorders is true.

"The nutrient, glutathione, is touted by many people as one of the greatest nutritional supplements for preventing countless health conditions, from autism to weight loss and even cancer."

Read more: https://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-health-benefits-of-glutathione.html

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Treat your fatty liver disease naturally with a traditional Chinese herbal powder
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Date: August 22, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Treat your fatty liver disease naturally with a traditional Chinese herbal powder





Treat your fatty liver disease naturally with a traditional Chinese herbal powder

Did you know that an herbal medicine from China called Sinisan can be used in treatment for cadses of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? Researchers in China studied mice by exposing them to stress until they developed the disease. Then they administered Sinisan to the rodents for nine weeks and saw the symptoms of stress in them diminish. It also showed an increase in body weight and the various levels that are associated with fatty liver disease.

Key Takeaways:

  • To test a Chinese herbal medicine, researchers induced a chronic state of stress in a rodent population.
  • Due to the induced chronic stress, the rodents developed oxidative stress and chronic inflammation of the liver of a non-alcoholic nature.
  • The stressed rodents were administered the medication, with the overall result that they were less stressed had better weight and reduced fatty liver.

"A traditional Chinese herbal medicine called Sinisan can help treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-12-treat-your-fatty-liver-disease-naturally-with-a-traditional-chinese-herbal-powder.html

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How to Treat Fatty Liver Disease Naturally at Home
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Date: May 28, 2018 01:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to Treat Fatty Liver Disease Naturally at Home





Liver disease can be a serious problem among the general population and contrary to popular belief, it is not necessarily confined to those that drink excessive amounts of alcohol. There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest those who are obese are at a elevated risk of having NALFD, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. If you are concerned about contracting this disease you can take black seed oil, turmeric, ginger, milk thistle, and even dandelion root.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmzIxvi-Eg4&rel=0

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Taking this Super Breakfast Helps Burn Fat Like Crazy
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Date: October 01, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Taking this Super Breakfast Helps Burn Fat Like Crazy





Breakfast is an important meal. It can jump start your metabolism so you will lose more weight. Your body can burn calories faster when your metabolism is fast. This gives you a great breakfast for helping to achieve this. It can be considered a super breakfast. It is a good choice if you want to be healthier or if you're considering a diet. It is not full of fat or sugar the way lots of popular breakfast foods are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hFEUavoW9s&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • The fat that is accumulating in the body can be the main cause of several diseases like hypertension, fatty liver, heart disease and diabetes.
  • Foods high in fiber can give us a feeling of satiety more lasting and are recommended for people who have constipation and do not evacuate enough
  • Nice recipe. I do a similar one but no orange. Instead I add cinnamon, also helps with cravings.?

"The fat that is accumulating in the body can be the main cause of several diseases."

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Does sugar cause many of our current diseases?
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Date: August 11, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does sugar cause many of our current diseases?





Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is currently found in millions of people. This disease is caused by consuming sugar. Drug companies make billions of dollars selling us drugs to combat this illness. However, if you change the food that you consume, you can control this disease without drugs. Drugs should not be used to manage illnesses that reflect poor life style choices. Only a halthy liver can successfully carry out all of the metabolic functions it was designed to perform. Eat right and you won't need the drugs.

Read more: Does sugar cause many of our current diseases?

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Sugar-Free Diet Plan, Benefits & Best Foods
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Date: June 21, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sugar-Free Diet Plan, Benefits & Best Foods





The authors message in the article is to stress how important it is to cut out some of the sugars from our daily lives, and replace them with more substantial foods. He lists examples such as complex carbs and proteins as well as high fiber foods. The author also gives us a list of foods that are high in protein and fiber as well as sugar-free. On top of this he also includes things such as healthy fats and probiotics to aid digestion.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people are trying to reduce sugar in their diets. It's important to do this properly and not merely replace the sugar with empty calories.
  • Reducing sugar in your diet can prevent or reverse damage from diseases such as Type II Diabetes, fatty liver, Crohn's, etc.
  • For a low-sugar diet, avoid added sweeteners, refined flour, processed food, cane sugar. Replace the calories with fiber, protein and healthy fats.

"Another perk is that most low-sugar or sugar-free diets don’t require calorie counting, since eliminating processed foods is usually enough to produce results on its own."

Read more: https://draxe.com/sugar-free-diet/

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Why You Need Choline And How To Get It
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Date: June 12, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why You Need Choline And How To Get It





choline, a vital, vitamin-like nutrient, is overestimated in its importance. involved in the metabolic process, the transport of lipids, and synthesis of neurotransmitters, just to name a few. both low levels and high levels of choline have negative health risks. a recent study found that choline is also vital to bone health in humans. low levels of choline have been linked to low bone density.Choline deficiency was found to be common in middle aged men and older women. The body can synthesize some choline on its own, but most of your choline comes from your diet, so make sure you eat choline risk foods and get your daily dose of bone building nutrients!

Key Takeaways:

  • Choline has been found to be an essential nutrient, necessary for bone health and metabolism health.
  • Choline has pros and cons. Low intake may cause fatty liver, and possible muscle damage. High choline intake may lower blood pressure, cause digestive problems, and sweating.
  • A study of 14,000 patients revealed low choline intake of an average of 160 mg per day. A good portion of these subjects had low bone mineral density. Choline can help to build bone health.

"They discovered that the average choline intake was significantly lower than the daily recommended intake — 255 mg/d for women and 259 mg/d for men aged 46–49 years, and for older adults 71-74 years, the intake was 265 mg/d for women and 258 mg/d for men."

Read more: https://www.informationng.com/2017/06/need-choline-get.html

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Ease the load on your liver with these 7 foods
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Date: April 23, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ease the load on your liver with these 7 foods





Fatty liver disease can be caused by too much alcohol intake or an unhealthy lifestyle and diet. There are some foods that can help heal a fatty liver. Allison, found in garlic can detox your liver. Turmeric can decrease inflammation and is detoxifying. Dark leafy greens contain sulfur which contributes to a healthy liver. Green tea can decrease fat accumulation in the body and liver. Broccoli neutralizes liver toxins. Pineapples can reduce inflammation and reduce digestive stress on the liver. Blueberries are full of protective antioxidants and can fight lover cancer cells. Nutrient supplements and water are also a must for liver health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having an unhealthy diet can be very damaging to a persons liver.
  • Garlic is known for its antioxidants and even anti-fungal properties.
  • Some foods to help with a persons liver include; blueberries, broccoli, pineapple, and even green tea.

"Liver problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), liver fibrosis, and alcoholic liver disease are often caused by poor lifestyle choices. That’s why making positive changes to your diet is a huge step towards improved liver health. According to NaturalHealth365.com, these are some of the best foods and herbs for maintaining a healthy and happy liver."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-20-8-easy-ways-to-reduce-the-toxic-load-on-your-liver.html

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Liven Up Your Liver
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Date: April 03, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Liven Up Your Liver





The liver provides vital functions in your body such as digestion/bile secretion, processing/manufacturing of everything you eat, and storage of vitamins and minerals. Some factors can severely stress a liver such as obesity, lack of exercise, poor diet, heart problems, and other chronic conditions. A distressed liver can lead to serious complications like Sluggish Liver, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Gallstones. To prevent such conditions, some suggested remedies include avoiding triggers like toxins, ensuring a property diet, consuming liver supporting ingredients like antioxidants, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Read more: Liven Up Your Liver

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Does your liver need to go on a diet?
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Date: March 13, 2017 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does your liver need to go on a diet?





Your liver is an important organ and you need to take care of it. This talks about that. It lets you know how to know if your liver needs certain kinds of dieting in order to be healthy. Once it's gone it's gone so it's an organ you want to take good care of if you can.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your liver is susceptible to damage even if you do not drink alcohol, and it may be a health concern.
  • Diet can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and this happens most in obese people.
  • Prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can be managed by adjustments in diet; reducing sugar intake, avoiding alcohol, and increasing consumption of anti-oxidants.

"If you don’t drink alcohol then you may think that your liver is not in danger. Unfortunately, you’d be very wrong."



Reference:

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Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet
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Date: March 12, 2017 02:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet





A fatty liver can increase your risk of cirrhosis and keep your liver from doing it's job. A fatty liver can be caused by poor diet that includes a high amount of fat. Other causes are linked to obesity, diabetes and high blood cholesterol. Diet and exercise can prevent fatty liver disease, including restricting refined grains and lowering refined sugar intake. Avoiding alcohol and increasing your intake of antioxidant rich foods will also help reduce and fight NAFLD. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is also becoming prevalent in children as well. One study found that most children with NAFLD had a higher intake of fructose sugar than with out. Although fresh fruit and vegetables contain fructose, it is also found in many children's foods made with high fructose corn sugar, such as fruit drinks, soda and candy. By eliminating some of these unhealthy snacks and drinks, not only will you decrease your risk for NAFLD but also decrease your risk of obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

  • See!kingly the live gives you problems if you drink or not
  • Having nAFD is very common in Canada and western countries
  • One cause of NAFLD is obesity and that already has many issues singularly

"It begins with its mildest form, simple fatty liver, an accumulation of fat in liver cells that, by itself, usually doesn't lead to liver damage."

Read more: https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theglobeandmail.com%2Flife%2Fhealth-and-fitness%2Fhealth%2Fis-your-liver-too-fat-time-to-put-it-on-a-diet%2Farticle34204788%2F&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGFUg26aKYZ3hO__TyH_CouOYQ_og

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Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet
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Date: March 12, 2017 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet





A fatty liver can increase your risk of cirrhosis and keep your liver from doing it's job. A fatty liver can be caused by poor diet that includes a high amount of fat. Other causes are linked to obesity, diabetes and high blood cholesterol. Diet and exercise can prevent fatty liver disease, including restricting refined grains and lowering refined sugar intake. Avoiding alcohol and increasing your intake of antioxidant rich foods will also help reduce and fight NAFLD. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is also becoming prevalent in children as well. One study found that most children with NAFLD had a higher intake of fructose sugar than with out. Although fresh fruit and vegetables contain fructose, it is also found in many children's foods made with high fructose corn sugar, such as fruit drinks, soda and candy. By eliminating some of these unhealthy snacks and drinks, not only will you decrease your risk for NAFLD but also decrease your risk of obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

  • See!kingly the live gives you problems if you drink or not
  • Having nAFD is very common in Canada and western countries
  • One cause of NAFLD is obesity and that already has many issues singularly

"It begins with its mildest form, simple fatty liver, an accumulation of fat in liver cells that, by itself, usually doesn't lead to liver damage."

Read more: https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theglobeandmail.com%2Flife%2Fhealth-and-fitness%2Fhealth%2Fis-your-liver-too-fat-time-to-put-it-on-a-diet%2Farticle34204788%2F&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGFUg26aKYZ3hO__TyH_CouOYQ_og

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Weight loss that works: A true story
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Date: March 05, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Weight loss that works: A true story





Sometimes there is no better inspiration for weight loss than hearing another person's story. Anyone who's ever struggled with their weight understands firsthand how you really feel. They want to provide you with as much help as they can. This is onesuch story. If you want to lose weight, perhaps you've now found the secret.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people struggle with being overweight, or even obese. It’s a common topic at office visits.
  • As a doctor, I know that excess weight is associated with potentially serious health conditions — high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol — not to mention sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and back and knee problems, among other things.
  • Whether a patient is at risk for medical problems due to being overweight, or if it’s a personal health goal, then it’s my job to provide counseling.

"Esteemed Yale physician and nutrition expert David Katz examined over 58 popular diets and found that the most successful in terms of both weight loss and nutrition consist of “real food.” By that he means plants, whole grains, nuts and seeds, as well as meat (ideally, from animals that ate plants)."



Reference:

//www.health.harvard.edu/blog/weight-loss-that-works-a-true-story-2017030111218

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All you need to know about fatty liver
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Date: February 17, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: All you need to know about fatty liver





A fatty liver does not sound to healthy. Well having ones can cause sever health complications. It is important to make sure you do not develop this condition. If you are overweight, you are already at a higher risk for fatty liver disease. Having diabetes or high cholesterol are just another example of risks for fatty liver.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. While it is normal to have some fat in your liver, more than 5 to 10 percent of your liver weight is fat in the case of fatty liver.
  • Excess fat can cause liver inflammation. If your liver becomes inflamed you may have a poor appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain, weakness and confusion.
  • Fatty liver develops when the body creates too much fat or cannot metabolise fat fast enough. The excess fat is stored in liver cells where it accumulates to form fatty liver disease.

"Fatty liver typically has no associated symptoms. You may experience fatigue or vague abdominal discomfort. Your liver may become slightly enlarged, and your doctor can detect this during a physical exam."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.thedailystar.net/health/all-you-need-know-about-fatty-liver-1328245&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH8i_SK0VhVp6Ba7_qnPf_VfHXF4w

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Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing
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Date: November 08, 2016 05:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing





The human liver is a fat-burning organ and is designed to cleanse toxins and dead cells from the body. Even if you don’t drink alcohol, you could be at risk to contract liver-related diseases including fatty liver, hepatitis, and autoimmune disorders. For optimal liver function and overall longevity, be sure to consume foods that support the liver’s ability to cleanse toxins from the body. These include garlic, leafy greens, avocados, and apples, to name a few. Conversely, avoid substances that are bad for the liver such as antibiotic-fed meats, artificial sweeteners, and salty foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your liver is the major fat-burning organ in your body
  • In addition to all its wonderful capabilities, your liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself
  • oward the end of the 1900s, there has been an emerging epidemic of liver disease that is quite startling

"Sulfur is required to increase enzyme activity that boosts liver cleansing."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/natural-liver-repair-liver-cleansing-foods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNERHfZaf3evsexQpjlLIPa6xEZrGA


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Improving Liver Health - Does NAC Help Improve Liver Health?
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Date: September 25, 2015 01:33 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Improving Liver Health - Does NAC Help Improve Liver Health?

All organs in our body have purposes why they exist. This includes our football size liver. Many people take their liver health for granted. Since it is an internal organ, we do not see the actual effects of toxins and unhealthy lifestyle as they slowly destroy the liver. However, we might feel the results from time to time. Our liver has the size of a football, making it a star football player in our digestive system where everything passes through it. It cleanses the blood by taking away hazardous chemicals, converting the liquid into bile, which is then used to break down fat from the food we eat. The liver also stores glucose, a sugar that quickly boosts energy. So how do we take care of our liver?

Liver


How to Take Care of Liver Health

  • Moderately drink alcohol

It is okay to enjoy and have fun, but to do it every day with a lot of alcohol is dangerous. Drinking too much alcohol leads to the swelling of liver cells.

  • Maintain a healthy diet and have regular exercise

Controlling what you eat and good amount of exercise will help you avoid non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, a condition that might lead to severe liver damage.

  • Be careful with the medicines you are taking

There are some medicines such as Tylenol and cholesterol drugs that may hurt your liver when taken in uncontrolled doses. Also avoid taking medicines with alcohol, because they are not a good combination, or joining different drugs together.

  • N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)

Many studies say that liver diseases are caused by the lack of Glutathione or GSH in our body. That is why NAC comes to the rescue.

NAC is a small protein powerful to restore intracellular level of Glutathione or GSH, an effective antioxidant. The GSH is most needed by those who have liver diseases because it protects the liver against toxicity. When you are suffering from stress caused by a chronic liver disease, there is the reduction of glutathione, which is why there is a need to supplement it. NAC also helps to protect against present liver damages by reducing a wide range of chronic, deteriorating issues which include liver inflammation and impaired glucose control.

Taking good care of our liver health is like grooming a football superstar. Always watch out of the things you are doing to it.

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STEVIA – BETTER THAN SUGAR
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Date: July 29, 2015 05:11 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: STEVIA – BETTER THAN SUGAR

Stevia is a natural sweetener that originates in South America – Paraguay and Brazil, mostly – with no calories and is remarkably much sweeter than sugar.  The stevia plant Stevia Rebaudiana derives its sweetness from steviol glycocides.  The extract is then processed for sale in the form of Truvia and PureVia around North America.  It is not yet approved as an additive due to possible side effects of male infertility and genetic mutations.

Stevia

Benefits of Stevia over Sugar

  • Efficient. Stevia is very potent as a sweetener and contains multiple times the sweetness of sugar.  This means less of it is required to have a similar effect on intake. The leaf itself can stay up to five years, so it is a worthy investment as a plant. It saves money and allows for multiple use of a very small quantity.
  • Low Calorie Count. Stevia has been a revelation for health freaks around the country. It has no calories, affects neither insulin nor blood sugar levels and does not contribute to dental cavities. It is thus a healthier and cleaner way to indulge your sweet tooth. This is a great tool to combat the rising obese statistics and keep folks in better nick.
  • Suppresses Craving. Stevia does not spike your thirst for a sugar spree as much as aspartame and sucralose products. The common helplessness to sugar products once tasted leading to wanting more can be combated with stevia. As opposed to other sweeteners bringing about dizziness, headaches and rashes, stevia is a serene product that will not enslave you to sugar and enable you to keep it natural.
  • Teeth Saver. Stevia acts as a polyol would in that dental bacteria from sugar consumption cannot ferment it thus preventing tooth decay and plaque. Erythritol, Maltitol and Solbitol are in most gums and toothpastes as sugar alcohols, but have a lot of calories and can affect diabetics due to their high glycemic index. Stevia does the same job but with no calories and poses no threat to diabetics.
  • Safe for Diabetics. The glycemic index is a measure of how much sugar, carbohydrates contain and the energy used to break them down. The higher the glycemic index, the more unsafe, it is for diabetics. Apples, French fries and table salt all have indices above 30 so to keep your food palatable and your diabetes in check, use the zero rated stevia.
  • Combats Hypertension and Candidiadis. The South Americans have used stevia for long periods to combat rising blood sugar levels, obesity and fatty liver, but it is only proven to lower the blood pressure of hypertension patients.

The yeast we hear about being in our bodies is called Candida albicans and it can ferment sugar in the body, causing the candidiasis infection with treatment involving cutting sugar out of your diet.  Stevia does not react with the yeast and can also keep your food sweet.

Stevia is a safer and healthier option to sugar.  It is natural and sweeter than sugar making it a great option to combat obesity and sugar level problems the world is constantly facing.


Resources:

//www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/ask-a-health-expert/are-stevia-and-agave-syrup-healthier-sweeteners-than-sugar/article13204159/

//www.livescience.com/39601-stevia-facts-safety

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Herbs to Reverse and Prevent Liver Damage
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Date: December 10, 2013 02:43 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Herbs to Reverse and Prevent Liver Damage

The Human Liver

liverThe human liver is the organ that enables your body to break up and eliminate the toxins that poison your body. What's more, it metabolizes the food that we consume, the drinks we consume as well as the medications we take. We could get really ill with numerous kinds of disorders including fatty liver, hepatitis, as well as cancer, if our liver isn't operating in a wholesome ability. Much liver damage could be prevented by eating healthy, keeping healthy, practicing safe sex rather than drinking great quantities of alcohol. There are lots of natural supplements as well as herbs that may be studied to help reverse a number of the harms done to the liver and shield it entirely from toxins. A lifestyle alteration using a blend of these herbs has-been shown to reduce the AST/ALT amounts of the liver function test.

Artichoke

The artichoke is a perennial thistle of the Cynara genus. It can be found throughout many areas of earth. Like a typical food that is is utilized in several food dishes most understand the center of the artichoke. The leaves as well as the flower of the artichoke nevertheless are used medicinally.

Milk Thistle

Studies have indicated milk thistle extract can fix and prevent injury to the liver from hazardous compounds and drugs. Studies show that individuals with liver damage getting milk thistle extract showed major progress in tests of liver function when compared with a placebo group.

Burdock

Burdock is just another kind of liver assisting thistle from the genus of plant known as Arctium, it's seen in Asia and Europe. The main features nutrients like inulin, iron, and beneficial oils. The root portion is the piece of the burdock plant that is used actually as food and medicinally. Inositol is commonly discovered in not only plant but also animal sources and is used to help in the deconstruction and gathering of fats in the liver. By the breaking down of these fats, the liver becomes less prone disease or failure.

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Where to buy Schizandra Fruit?
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Date: December 28, 2012 03:12 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanet.net)
Subject: Where to buy Schizandra Fruit?

The schizandra fruit health benefits

For those who heard about the schizandra fruit, they should know that this is actually a herb that is used in traditional Chinese medicine. The part of the fruit that is used is actually the berry and in what regards its taste, it has the 5 tastes of pungent, bitter, salty, sweet and sour. This is actually a tonic that promotes good health and at the same time it will also help people with alleviating certain health problems.

Health benefits: Addresses Liver Complaints

Many herbalists consider this fruit to be hepato-protective, which means that it will protect people from liver damage. This is one of the most important organs in the human body because it deals with filtering toxins from the blood, it stores nutrients and it also helps the digestive process. At the same time, the fruit will also help with stimulating the growth of liver cells and improve the overall function of the liver. 

Active ingredients:

The fruit's seeds contain deoxyschizandrin, schizandrol, gamma-schizandrin and lignans schizandrin which basically help out with stimulating the production of glutathione. For those who don't know that this is, they should know it's a vital anti-oxidant that's involved in many of the liver's detox processes. It seems the schizandra fruit is also really effective in treating fatty liver, chronic hepatitis and other types of liver diseases.

Reduces Fatigue

The schizandra fruit is also used as an adaptogen which increases the body's resistance to stress and it also balance the functions of the rest of the bodily organs. On top of that, it is very useful for forgetfulness, insomnia and anxiety.

Improves Respiratory Problems

Last but not least, the fruit is used very much in Chinese traditional medicine in order to strengthen the lungs and kidneys. Those suffering from influenza, cough and asthma will benefit greatly from this fruit.All available at VitaNet(R) LLC

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Can our health benefit from supplmenting choline?
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Date: November 18, 2012 11:01 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can our health benefit from supplmenting choline?

Discovery

Choline, discovered in 1864 by the German chemist, Adolph Strecker, is an essential nutrient, usually grouped under the vitamin B family. While the human body does synthesize small amounts of choline, dietary consumption is a must in order to maintain a healthy body. Deficiency of choline can lead to a number of serious health issues including neurological problems, insomnia, accumulation of fat in the liver, damage to the kidneys and also cardiovascular disease. There are a range of important functions that choline performs in the body.

Some of the key health benefits of choline are:

Maintenance of brain health: The neurotransmitter or the messenger molecule, acetylcholine, that transmits signals from the brain to the muscles and various organs in the body such as the liver, heart, lungs etc, is synthesized using choline. Thus, it plays a very important role in memory and muscle control. Research also suggests that choline has a calming effect on the brain and helps reduce panic and anxiety attacks.

Maintenance of cell membranes: The integrity and flexibility of cell membranes depends on the presence of satisfactory amounts of choline thus making it a prerequisite for appropriate cell metabolism.

Maintenance of Liver health: Choline is responsible for preventing the accumulation of cholesterol and fat deposits in the liver hence preventing hepatosteatosis, a condition more commonly known as fatty liver.

Anti inflammatory benefits: Studies have revealed that inflammatory markers such as Interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, Homocysteine, etc., which are associated with various illnesses such as Diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, Cardiovascular disease, Osteoporosis and also various cancers, show reduced levels if adequate amounts of choline are consumed in the diet. 

Food Sources

Apart from those stated above there are many more health benefits of choline and hence it is very important to consume foods that are rich in this nutrient. In addition to seafood and meat, foods that have high choline content include, Dairy and poultry products like Skim milk and Egg yolk, peanut butter; Vegetables such as Cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, Asparagus, Green beans and Fruits like Bananas and Oranges. Soybeans, due to their high lecithin content, are also a fantastic source of choline. Seeds like flax seed, sesame seeds and grains like corn, barley and oats are also rich in choline content.

Maintenance of adequate levels of choline is imperative in order to maintain optimal health. It is therefore very important to have periodic health checkups so that any deficiencies are identified and addressed as soon as possible.

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What Herbs Cleanse The Liver?
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Date: March 14, 2012 08:21 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Herbs Cleanse The Liver?

The Liver

A liver cleanse is something everyone should do every now and then. Do not wait to be told by a doctor or worse wait for a diagnosis that something is wrong with your liver. You can do it as a prevention or simply because it is good for the body. A liver cleanse plus a lifestyle change can prevent irreversible liver damage.

Important Facts about Your Liver

1.The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body.

2. Its main purpose is to filter blood that comes from the digestive system before it is delivered to the rest of the body.

3. It is responsible for detoxifying chemicals and is the organ responsible for drug metabolism.

4. It produces substances that play an important role in blood clotting.

5. This organ is considered the biggest solid organ in the body. It consists of two sections, a right and a left lobe.

6. The liver along with organs that sit under it such as the gallbladder, parts of the intestines and pancreas work hand in hand in the digestion, absorption and processing of food.

7. It works in saturated fat breakdown.

In North America alone, liver cirrhosis is the 12th most common cause of death. What happens is that normal tissues are overtaken by scar tissues mainly due to alcoholism. This scarring in the liver may also be caused by conditions such as hepatitis, toxins, and fatty liver. Too much scarring will cause your liver to malfunction. A liver transplant may be required in severe cases.

Fatty Liver

A fatty liver is the result of fat overwhelming the organ. This causes inflammation and disturbs the proper functioning of the organ. If not treated immediately, a fatty liver may progress to cirrhosis and liver failure. Again alcoholism is a big contributing factor to this condition. Other contributing factors are obesity, metabolism problems, some medicines and gastric bypass surgery. A fatty liver also increases the risk of developing type II diabetes.

Protecting the liver

There are ways to keep your liver healthy and protect it from liver damage. Do not abuse alcohol, eat a healthy diet, and stay within the range of your ideal weight. A liver cleanse on a regular basis is also a good way to take care of your liver.

These are some of the herbs that are said to be highly effective in a liver cleanse: Milk Thistle - it helps detoxify the liver and decrease the damage caused by alcohol abuse and some medications. It contains silymarin which is a strong antioxidant. This antioxidant helps to restore liver cells. It protects the gallbladder and the liver from toxins and free radicals which may cause cancer.

Turmeric - it flushes out toxins and soothes digestive disorders. It contains curcumin which is also a strong antioxidant.

Dandelion Root - used to detoxify, cleanse, strengthen and tone the liver. It helps to promote the flow of bile and excess water removal. It contains high levels of potassium which is essential in regulating the water balance in the body.

Although these natural methods of liver cleanse are highly recommended, it is still important that you consult your physician before you start using them.

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Milk Thistle And Silymarin
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Date: August 12, 2009 12:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Milk Thistle And Silymarin

In Europe, milk thistle was used as a well-known remedy for liver problems and also as a digestive aid. Pliny the Elder, the early Roman writer, explained how the juice of milk thistle mixed with honey was used for carrying off bile. Gerard, an herbalist, said in 1597 that milk thistle was one of the best remedies for liver-related diseases. Milk thistle was also given to nursing mothers to improve milk production.

The liver is an extremely important organ that is found in the body. It is responsible for filtering toxic material from the body, which prevents accumulation that can lead to disease and death. Often, the vital functions of the liver are overlooked. Nevertheless, they are extremely important. It is essential to keep the liver working properly. Milk thistle has been proven to be very beneficial for liver function. Milk thistle extract has been shown in observations to help reverse both acute and chronic liver problems, including cirrhosis and viral hepatitis. The antioxidant properties may be due to the bioflavonoid content. Milk thistle has also been found to help heal the liver from damage that occurs from alcohol toxicity. It has been used to treat many different liver ailments. Among these are fatty liver disorders, chronic hepatitis, inflammation of the bile duct, hardening of the liver, and cirrhosis. Milk thistle is also thought to actually help liver regeneration when part of the liver is removed.

Milk thistle possesses a variety of compounds which are known as Silymarin. This includes silybin, silydianin, and silychristin. All of these substances are known to protect the liver against some toxins, which helps to increase the function of this important organ. Silybin is used as an antidote to the deathcape mushroom, which is known to destroy liver cells. The deathcap species is one of the most toxic of liver poisons and has a death rate of up to fifty percent. A study with sixty patients suffering from deathcap poisoning treated with silybin produced incredible results. None of the participants died. Silymarin is an effective remedy if it is administered within forty-eight hours of ingestion. This compound seems to occupy the receptor sites to protect the cell membranes. Not only does it work to treat serious liver conditions, but it also prevents damage from occurring. Silymarin contains amines which are known to help stimulate the production and flow of bile. This compound has been found in studies to work exclusively on the kidneys and liver. Milk thistle has also been shown to stimulate the synthesis of protein.

The seeds of the milk thistle plant are used to provide alterative, antioxidant, galactagogue, hepatic, and stimulant properties. The primary nutrients found in this herb are bioflavonoids. Primarily, milk thistle is extremely beneficial in treating cirrhosis, hepatitis, jaundice, kidney problems, and liver disorders. Additionally, this herb is very helpful in dealing with alcoholism, appetite loss, high blood pressure, boils, chemotherapy, depression, epilepsy, fatty deposits, gas, heartburn, heart problems, hemorrhages, hypoglycemia, indigestion, absent lactation, menstrual symptoms, effects of radiation, skin diseases, varicose veins, and the effects of toxins.

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TMG Fact Sheet
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Date: December 07, 2005 02:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: TMG Fact Sheet

TMG Fact Sheet

Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA 03/07/05

LIKELY USERS: People with high homocysteine levels; People with risks of developing Alzheimer’s Disease; People needing greater metabolism of fats; People with liver detoxification challenges; People consuming alcohol KEY INGREDIENTS: TMG is composed of three methyl groups attached to a glycine atom. It can “donate” methyl groups.

MAIN PRODUCT FEATURES: TMG is a metabolite of the B vitamin family product called Choline. Choline has 4 methyl groups, TMG has 3 and DMG has 2. These substances plus Folic acid, Vitamin B-12 and SAM-e are all methyl donors. Methyl donors can contribute methyl groups to biological processes such as liver function, detoxification and cellular replication (production of new cells). Methylation protects the kidneys and stimulates production of the fat-transporting molecule l-carnitine.

TMG helps the liver metabolize fats, preventing the accumulation of fats in the liver. It also helps to detoxify chemicals in the liver, while protecting the liver from being damaged by those chemicals.

Methylation with TMG helps to convert the dangerous, inflammatory chemical homocysteine into the amino acid methionine. TMG may lower homocysteine when B-6, B-12 and folic acid cannot.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFORMATION: TMG is also known as Betaine and is a component of Betaine hydrochloride (Betaine HCl), a stomach acid supplement that is very acidic. But Betaine HCl is not used in the same way as TMG. TMG is not highly acidic and will not supplement low stomach acid.

TMG may be useful for autistic children, along with B-6 and magnesium. It may also be useful in strengthening the body’s immune response against pathogenic bacteria. There is very preliminary evidence that TMG and methyl donors may help against some forms of seizures.

DMG has been used as a sports supplement. TMG is 50% more effective than DMG in any application where the methyl groups are useful. Otherwise, they can used interchangeably.

SERVING SIZE & HOW TO TAKE IT: One serving per day, or up to 6,000 mg., as needed.

COMPLEMENTARY PRODUCTS: SAM-e, Milk Thistle (Silymarin), Dr. Verghese’s Liver Detoxifier & Regenerator, Antioxidants, NAC, Homocysteine Regulators, D-Flame, Detox Support

CAUTIONS: Pregnant and lactating women and people using prescription drugs should consult their physician before taking any dietary supplement.

People with Parkinson’s or taking L-dopa should not use methyl donors like TMG without a physician’s specific approval and supervision. There are no other known drug interactions with TMG.

This information is based on my own knowledge and references, and should not be used as diagnosis, prescription or as a specific product claim. This is not an official publication by any company, nor has this information been screened or approved by the FDA or any private company.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. REFERENCES:

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SILYMARIN’S EFFECT ON A FATTY LIVER
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Date: July 12, 2005 10:08 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: SILYMARIN’S EFFECT ON A FATTY LIVER

SILYMARIN’S EFFECT ON A FATTY LIVER

Frequently, when liver tissue sustains free radical damage, fatty acids are released. The presence of these fatty acids can cause inflammation and step up the production of damaging leukotrienes. This fatty infiltration of the liver can be caused by alcohol or other chemicals. Silymarin helps to neutralize this reaction by inhibiting lipid break down, which decreases the presence of fatty acids. Intere stingly, while fatty acid production is counteracted by silymarin, protein synthesis is stimulated. This action causes an increase in the production of new liver cells, which is so vital if the liver is damaged or diseased. This stimulatory e ffect only applies to healthy cells and does not affect malignant ones.18

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