Daily Liver

What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…effects of ACE inhibitor drugs include: * Decreased kidney function; * Decrease in sexual function; * Dizziness, headache, fatigue, and depression; * Liver damage; * Increased potassium levels, which can lead to serious cardiac problems (of particular concern for those taking potassium preparations or potassium…

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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…or Aleve. For occasional relief, I have no problem with this. But as I've long warned, chronic use of these over-the-counter medications can cause liver and/or kidney damage. Plus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a new, stronger warning that non-aspirin NSAIDS can increase…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…risk of plaque formation. Although red wine in moderation (about one 6-oz. glass every other day) is reasonable, the daily intake of red wine can injure liver cells, and result in liver dysfunction. Keep in mind that although the French have a low incidence of heart disease, they also have the highest…

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5 Cancer-Fighting Supplements

…with terminally ill patients, 6 grams of fish oil daily resulted in a major improvement in immune function and length of survival. I always recommend 1 to 2 grams a day for good health, and 2 to 4 grams a day for heart patients. Shark and fish liver oil also contain vitamins A and D, anticancer nutrients…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…cholesterol. HDL serves the body as a lipid garbage truck, picking up oxidized LDL and excess cholesterol particles and carrying them back to the liver for processing into steroid hormones and bile acids. HDL thus reduces the potential of LDL to get in harm’s way. What should your HDL levels be? Ideally…

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7 Ways To Survive Cold and Flu Season Naturally

…don’t get nearly enough sun exposure to keep up our body’s natural production of vitamin D. I recommend taking at least 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily during cold and flu season, preferably in its highly-absorbable D3 form. * Take beta glucan: Beta glucan helps to modulate your immune system—keeping…

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Grapefruit Health Benefits and Side Effects

…warning is that the liver can be literally overwhelmed metabolizing grapefruit. That's because it metabolizes grapefruit via the P450 pathway—the same metabolic superhighway your body uses to break down and absorb many common drugs. While we don’t know for sure why our livers make grapefruit metabolism…

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How to Lower High Triglyceride Levels: 5 Easy Steps

…are triglycerides, and why should we worry about them? Triglycerides are fatty components that form when we eat more food than our bodies need. The liver converts the extra calories into a form of fat called triglycerides (think of “love handles”). Dietary sources of triglycerides include sugars,…

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Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…doesn’t work. In fact, I stopped using it years ago. The biggest problem with long-acting niacin taken at high doses is that it can cause extreme liver dysfunction. * In the HPS-THRIVE trial, participants received lapropiprant—a drug given to reduce niacin’s flush—along with the niacin. It’s…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…products we use on a regular basis. Although we lack the individual ability to eliminate toxins from the environment or to monitor their levels in our daily lives, it is within our control to minimize or avoid exposure. To Detoxify Your Body, Avoid These Toxins 1. Insecticides and pesticides. They are a…

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