Daily Liver

Heart Surgery: Is it Really Necessary & Secrets for the Best Outcome

…associated with unexplained liver failure. If you rely on painkillers, check with your doctor for any pre-operation advice. 3. Maximize Your Heart Surgery Recovery with Nutritional Support Pre- and Post-Heart Surgery * Take a high-quality multinutrient as part of your daily routine before and after surgery…

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With Ebola, Be Cautious But Don’t Feed Into the Hype

…It also helps the liver remove toxins from your body. Dosage: 1,000 mg daily may shorten and eliminate flu-like illnesses.* * High-Dose Resveratrol: This popular and powerful antioxidant, found abundantly in red grape skins, impairs the replication of flu cells. Dosage: 250 mg daily with dinner.* * High…

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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

…aspirin, Advil, or Tylenol. For occasional pain relief, I have no problem with this. But chronic use of these over-the-counter medications can cause liver and/or kidney damage. Plus, some of the more heavy-duty migraine medications can cause high blood pressure. Fortunately, there are several effective…

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Natural Solutions for a Healthy Cholesterol Level

…niacin (vitamin B3). Side effects of statin medications also include dizziness, headache, extreme fatigue, swelling of the ankles, muscle weakness and liver toxicity. In both men and women, statin medications may weaken the heart muscle because they lower CoQ10 levels. In women especially, statin medications…

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Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

…of the two could cause excessive metabolic stress to the liver. Remember, long-acting niacin in gram doses acts like a drug. Small doses of short-acting preparations are fine. * Do not take standard dosages of Gingko biloba (120-240 mg daily) if you're on the blood-thinner Coumadin or aspirin, as bleeding…

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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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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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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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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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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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CoQ10 Supplement: Energy on Call

…heart, pork, chicken liver and fish (especially salmon, mackerel and sardines). But the average person gets only 2–5 mg of CoQ10 a day from diet. Therefore, I’m a firm believer in taking a CoQ10 supplement. Recommended dose: Take at least 100–300 mg of CoQ10 supplement daily if you have any form…

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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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The Benefits of CoQ10 and L-Carnitine for Your Heart

…radical attack. Recommended dose: Take at least 100–400 mg of CoQ10 per day. Dietary sources of CoQ10 come mainly from beef heart, pork, chicken livers and fish (especially salmon, mackerel and sardines). Vegetarians typically will not get enough CoQ10 unless they eat large quantities of peanuts and…

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