Written by Marcia Zimmerman BS, CN. Good liver function is essential for good health. Learn about the amino acids that are beneficial to liver function. (more…)
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, Ph.D. Zinc contributes in many ways to a healthy body and immune system.
Coenzyme Q10 Reduces Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Factors in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients – Director’s Choice
Written by James C. Morton Jr., Staff Writer. In a randomized placebo-controlled, single-blinded, parallel, clinical research study, Coenzyme Q10 significantly decreases oxidative stress (17.6%) and inflammation factors (42.5%) compared to baseline and placebo group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. A 12 week supplementation of 300 mg of CoenzymeQ10 (ubiquinone) supplementation following hepatocellular carcinoma surgery, significantly increased antioxidant levels and decreased inflammation levels in the 21 participating subjects compared to the placebo group. (more…)
Written by James C. Morton Jr., Staff Writer. In a European prospective cohort study high selenium and selenoprotein P circulation reveals significant lower hepatocellular carcinoma risk compared to control group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 44 study participants, those who took 2 grams of ginger daily for 12 weeks had significant improvements in inflammatory proteins, liver enzymes, insulin resistance, and overall health compared to the control group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Study participants with nonalcoholic liver disease, who supplemented with a combination of silybin, phosphatidylcholine, and vitamin E for 12 months, had significant improvements in insulin resistance (20.6%) and in liver enzymes MMP-2 and TGF-beta (2% and 38% respectively) compared to control. (more…)
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. This review covered several studies on the safety and possible use of curcumin in treating gastrointestinal disorders. One of these studies showed a 16% reduction in the recurrence of active ulcerative colitis using curcumin compared to a placebo group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This study demonstrated that Tamiflu, when administered to rats, significantly increased ALT (liver enzyme) by 67.6% compared to control, and GGT by 71.9% in male rats and 49.8% in female rats compared to their respective controls. Researchers concluded that “using this drug [for flu prevention] would require a serious risk-to-benefit analysis, especially for high-risk patients.” (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Milk Thistle, a strong liver detoxifier that protects against obesity, fatty liver disease, hepatitis and cancer.
Written by Marcia J. Egles, MD. In a small animal study those fed niacin had significantly less liver damage when given alcohol. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In 2649 Danish subjects, a 12% decrease in liver disease was for increased vitamin D blood levels. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Information is listed on grapefruit, cranberries, blueberries, grapes, prickly pear, chamomille, silymarin, spirulina, and propolis. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 18 moderately obese participants in this study, those who took 50 grams of rape seed/canola oil per day for 4 weeks saw significant improvements in blood sugar control and inflammation. Canola oil significantly increased insulin (24.5%) as well as significantly reduced omega 6/omega 3 ratios by 15.3% and increased omega 3 blood levels by 16.1%. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In a review of five studies on nonalcoholic liver disease, those given 100 mg vitamin E per day had better liver enzyme levels by 40.6% and 47.7% in two enzymes. (more…)