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One of the hardest working organs, the liver is constantly detoxifying blood while producing bile, which is necessary to break down hormones, help digest fat, and help the body store essential vitamins and minerals. Liver dysfunction is often associated with cirrhosis, which is scarring caused by heavy alcohol use. But an impaired liver can be caused by many factors, including other preventable lifestyle choices. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease, which affects 30 percent of the population in the United States. This is due to the rise in diabetes rates, coinciding with the obesity epidemic. Because of NAFLD, health care costs will rise and liver transplants will be more commonplace. Regular cleanses and supplements are often recommended to clean out toxins from the liver and prevent long-term liver problems, but a healthy diet is the most essential way to avoid problems.

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Exercise for Fatty Liver Disease?

Exercise for Fatty Liver Disease?

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Unveiling Liver Health: The Visible Clues in Two Body Parts and a Method to Enhance Liver Function

A healthy liver is vital to the overall function of the body. To improve liver health, it is crucial to first have a proper understanding of the liver in traditional ...

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Following Alternate-Day Fasting Diet Can Benefit People With Fatty Liver Disease

Following Alternate-Day Fasting Diet Can Benefit People With Fatty Liver Disease

When it comes to treating certain health conditions, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, traditional diet and exercise plans aren’t realistic options for everyone. Alternate-day fasting (ADF) is a safe ...

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5 Ways to Avoid Gallstones Naturally

5 Ways to Avoid Gallstones Naturally

According to the most current data about gallstones—deposits of crystallized cholesterol in the gallbladder or bile ducts, about 15 percent of the American population is affected by this preventable condition. And, while ...

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Circadian Clock Controlled By The Liver Too

New research showed that the internal circadian clock is influenced not by the brain only, as previously thought, but by the liver as well. Collaboration between scientists from the University ...

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Acetaminophen Overdose Has Become a Leading Cause of Liver Failure in US

Acetaminophen Overdose Has Become a Leading Cause of Liver Failure in US

In the United States, acetaminophen is widely available and included in hundreds of cold and cough medicines. Unfortunately, it can also be easily misused and has been responsible for deaths ...

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Proven Natural Remedies for Eye Health

Why you should look to the liver first, plus four targeted strategies to reverse the most prevalent eye concerns naturally.

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The Traditional Practice of Eating Nutrient-Rich Foods to Prepare for Conception

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Fatty Liver Increases Risk of Liver Cancer–Tips for Early Detection and Prevention

Fatty liver disease can develop into cirrhosis of the liver, which increases the risk of liver cancer—yet in the early stages has no symptoms. How do we prevent and/or treat ...

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Recognizing Liver Distress Signals: Springtime Liver Protection Tips

The liver is an essential organ responsible for detoxification, bile production, fat breakdown, and energy storage. However, it is known as a silent organ, as liver problems often go unnoticed ...

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Chinese and Western Approaches Combine to Treat Liver Cancer, 4 Ways to Prevent It

Chinese and Western Approaches Combine to Treat Liver Cancer, 4 Ways to Prevent It

The liver is a vital organ that governs the body's metabolism and is especially adept at clearing harmful substances. Liver cancer is a serious public health issue in the United ...

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Discover a Shockingly Simple Intervention to Support Liver Health

Discover a Shockingly Simple Intervention to Support Liver Health

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Study: Diet High in Sugar, Fat Produces Bacterium That Triggers Fatty Liver Disease

Study: Diet High in Sugar, Fat Produces Bacterium That Triggers Fatty Liver Disease

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Exercise Can Help Get Rid of Dangerous Liver Fat

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10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Beets

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Main Causes of Liver Cancer and How to Prevent

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Have High Blood Pressure? Traditional Chinese Medicine May Help

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Why Hair Turns Gray and Tips to Reverse It

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New Therapy Improves Intermediate Liver Cancer Cure Rate by 55 Percent

New Therapy Improves Intermediate Liver Cancer Cure Rate by 55 Percent

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The Health-Boosting Powers of Coconut Water

The Health-Boosting Powers of Coconut Water

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The Pandemic, Alcohol, and Your Liver

The Pandemic, Alcohol, and Your Liver

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Beneficial Green Tea Extract May Cause Liver Damage

Beneficial Green Tea Extract May Cause Liver Damage

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